It is PowerAmp which is probably the best music player for Samsung S22 Ultra not only because it supports high-resolution audio but because it has a large community. This article is not sponsored by PowerAmp, the developers charge quite little for the app. It is worth paying since we have to use the full potential of the hardware we have purchased.
Samsung should bundle something similar advanced app for the S series and Z series. Samsung music is great but it is not an audiophile-grade app. Our earns get used with a certain amount of dampness, and preverb of certain players for certain music.
Also, PowerAmp has a lot of skins. The default skins do not look great but there are some great skins. You’ll get a large user-based community of PowerAmp including on Reddit. You can use the Trial period with the below settings to test your high-resolution music files.
What Headphones/Earphones to Use With Samsung S22 Ultra
Purchase Samsung’s USB-C Headset Jack Adapter to use with any 3.5mm earbuds and headphones. At the lower range, boAT has quite good quality wired earbuds. You’ll not get a huge difference with Sony Extra Bass MDR-XB50 in-Ear Earphones or Sennheiser CX 300s. Within a $40 range, you’ll not get true audiophile-grade headphones/earbuds.
Tweaking PowerAmp for Samsung S22 Ultra
Turn off Dolby Atmos. It affects the output. You’ll need to tweak a lot of settings. Samsung claims that S22 Ultra is tuned, but by default the sound output is flat.
Click the equalizer icon. Activate equalizer, tone, and a limit on the first settings page (with a Settings icon), keep the bass around 16%, and Treble at 17%. On the next tab (with a dial icon), set Stereo to expand to 55%, activate Tempo, and set a low value of 1.02. On the third tab, set Damp to 0.22, Filter to 0.15, activate Reverb, and set Mix to 0.48.
The above equalizer settings will deliver a deep bass output.
Now the actual settings of sound quality, processing etc. Go to Settings > Audio > Replay Gain.
Set the Replay Gain to “Apply Gain/prevent clipping…”
Set the RG preamp within 6db to 8db.
Next, set the Preamp for songs without RG info to 0db.
Now, go to Settings > Audio > Resampler.
Set the type to SoX.
Keep the cut-off frequency within 95 to 98%.
Set Dither to None.
Go to Settings > Audio > Direct Volume Control. Disable it.
Go to Settings > Audio > Output.
OpenSL ES based output. Set for Aux, Speaker and USB DAC. 48kHz, Float32 sample format.
Go to Settings > Audio > Output > Hi-Res output. Set the sample rate to a higher value, sample format as Float32.
The above combination should deliver you a better sound quality. Many of the readers complain about the flat sound of the S22 Ultra. Samsung probably tweaked the hardware for phone calls, ringtones, ringtones etc. Do not forget to read our other articles on S22 Ultra, such as Best S Pen Apps For The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.