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Poll Results: Which player has better audio quality?

 
  • 38% (8)
    iPod Touch 4th generation
  • 52% (11)
    Zune HD
  • 9% (2)
    No difference
21 Total Votes  
post #16 of 21

Yes.  No EQ on all three. Sennheiser HD595s. Boof!, by Tony Remy. Volume output set as close to the same as possible.
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Was this with all EQ and effects disabled?



 

post #17 of 21

I like the Sound Quality on my Zune better, imo the iPod hisses at loud volume's and can be a little screechy. The Zune sounds more natural and balanced. So without any additional apps or Eq's I prefer Zune HD over iPod touch... but it's not the biggest of differences

 

Also I've got MDR xb700's and FiioE6 [soon to be E11] to boost my sound quality and I only listen to music and watch Videos so I could care less about "apps"

 

 

post #18 of 21

J3 is really better than Zune and iPod.. (and it's not because I own a J3)

post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

The Touch 4G can be enhanced, and greatly so, by the Equalizer and EQu apps.....something you cannot get on a Zune HD.

I agree,...the iPod touch also gets actual updates - the Zune HD is considered DOA by MS. And with these apps, as well as a few others (including the BBE app), the iPod touch sounds just as good as ANY Cowon.
Edited by tds101 - 3/30/12 at 9:07am
post #20 of 21

I'm with you there! A small part of me just doesn't like Apple Products so I buy everything but Apple ;3 still though I'll upgrade soon enough! My iPod is a Audio Book host now and soon enough Zune will host Videos[Videos are really nice on Zune imo]  while a new source gives me AWESOME Audio Quality!


Edited by Mshenay - 3/30/12 at 7:59pm
post #21 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by kite7 View Post

The Zune HD via dock line out sounds as good as a Nuforce HDP's DAC which is a $450 dac/amp combo. I fed the Zune HD into the HDP using 3.5mm and compared the USB DAC of the HDP and the zune through the headphone amplifier of the HDP. I could discern no difference using a AKG K701.



How are you using the Zune HD optical dock output?

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