This is my first post, i m also newbie into head fi. Currently using the UE tf10 pro.
I previously have nokia 5800, n97. Both of these phone died on me due to the age of the phones.
I m using now using the n8,E7 and 5230 as spare phone.
From what i remember is that 5800 has a very loud sound or bass. I could not comment much on the clarity because that i m still using the stock earphones.
N8 (own by my gf) and E7 are identical, i think they share the same build in amplifier and sound chip.
I have compare iphone 4 with e7 with my tf10 pro, Iphone 4 is actually a very loud phone, but in term of clarity, soundstage and vocal, i can say e7 wins heads down by a very far margin.
I have tested a 80ohm headphone before on my e7 without a problem which they iphone 4 failing to drive.
N8 and e7 is a very decent phone for mp3 playing. I had a go vibes portable amp but i gave it my friend with the iphone 4 because in my opinion that the n8 and e7 does not need any portable amp to help like the iphone 4.
I m still searching for another earphones for myself since my gf took my tf10 for her own use on the n8 now adays, still no luck getting what i want other than the tf10 pro. I had audition shure 535, westone 3 and westone 4, sm3, Dba-02, eq-5,eq-7 and FAD heaven-S ( my dads).
Any other recommendations?