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Sony X1000 vs Iphone 4 for SQ

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I have both and spent quite a bit of time comparing both and the Sony X1000 still wins hands down for SQ.  Iphone 4 sounds pretty good, quite surprised, but X1000 still wins.    Much better bass, not so harsh highs and better overall sound depth.

post #2 of 7

Agreed - I also own both (well, ownED the X until recently), and the X blows every Apple product out of the water when it comes to SQ.   This ain't even an opinion - it's a fact! beyersmile.png

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For direct definately Sony X..... , for modern music even with my Hifiman 601  the Sony still wins

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I find the Ipod Touch 4 have better sound quality than the Sony X. The X sounds too thick and warm, while the Touch 4 is clearer and has better treble extension

post #5 of 7

I own both - and I find the SQ of the Sony hands down better than my Iphone 4.

 

thing is though Sony has been unused for like 6 months (must get round to selling it) - why if it has better SQ ? Just because I'malways using my Iphone for listening to podcasts etc etc -and rather than switching devices/charging 2 devices up etc

I just use the Iphone

 

Iphone GUI is far better too

post #6 of 7

Put equalizer app on it, or the EQu app and tell us what you think after trying them out.

 

It will give your iphone new ears.

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Originally Posted by tyrael View Post

I find the Ipod Touch 4 have better sound quality than the Sony X. The X sounds too thick and warm, while the Touch 4 is clearer and has better treble extension


My experience with both of them is slightly different from yours. I do find that the X has a very warm sound sig, but I actually find it clearer and with better treble extension than the touch 4G. I perceive the touch 4G as brighter sounding with the sony having a faster and punchier bass with a tad more overall bass presence. The sony to me, has a slightly smaller soundstage but shows more air between the instruments with a bit more micro detail and micro dynamics. I find that the touch 4G sounds quite digital compared to the X which to me sounds more natural. The technical differences really aren't as night and day but I very much prefer the mid-range of the X. It is very warm and smooth yet very detailed with very good presence. Frankly I just find  it more engaging. To my surprise I even preferred the X to the nuforce  UDAC 2 and the ibasso D4/D10 DAC. However, with all the podcasts and books I read in ibooks, I use ipod touch way more than the sony X.

 

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