if you have no clue what I'm talking about, it's the new tablet from HP running WebOS
originally developed by Palm inc.
now, it's a great tablet, honestly! The multitasking, synergy, webbrowser and all are great.
but we're on head-fi, so I'll talk audio. You can find the rest on google.
HP says this tablet has beats audio technology inside. Now we all know here on head-fi that this is not particularly a good thing. However, I was very pleased with this. It shows they have actually spent some attenyion to the audio quality of this thing.
so, the speakers sound actually very decent. You don't get loud base or anything, but music just sound clearer, better seperated, more dynamic and fuller. You just hear quality music, but by no means hifi.
however, the headphone output is a different story alltogether. HP says they implement better signal paths, better headohone jacks and a dedicated audio island inside for best audio quality for their beats branded laptops. Unfortunately, nobody has the ins and outs on what's the case with the touchpad. But as a long-time head-fier, and the neccesary experienxece I can say that audio quakity on the HP is surprisingly good. Shockingly so that I sold my iphone and will be using the touchpad as my only source for the future. Along with an admirably performing hp veer.
describing the sound is rather hard, but using TF10 and pearl custom cable, the sound is really full bodied yet neutral, no overbearing low end or over processed mids or highs.
very clear stereo seperation, and nice dynamics. Somehow a very enjoyable open yet full sound. I seldomly found a device that could combine open and full sound together. The only one I can recall is my home stereo.
I knwo these terms are very subjective and not measurable or technical, but it's meant to give a feeling of the sound. Ohh, and the output (when running the music player is very quiet).
are there any other head-fiers with a touchpad?
greetings from my touchpad listening some old skool toto.