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post #121 of 187

Didn't really plan on using my new iPhone 4S for audio, but I'll have to test it now.  Maybe in the next week or so I'll get around to making an XLR to mini adapter for my HD800 and then report back with impressions on SQ.  I only have my home reference system to compare it to, so don't expect over-enthusiastic opinions. wink.gif

 

Edit:  Actually I have an iPod Classic and iPod Touch (2nd gen) that haven't sold yet so I can compare to those.


Edited by IPodPJ - 10/19/11 at 1:15am
post #122 of 187

I am looking forward to

post #123 of 187
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Current touch is pretty average in sound, the 3GS/4/4GS iPhones and even the Nano are much better. The 6G nano is on par with the 3GS. 

 

6G Nano graph, 4G Touch graph



Got one for the 4th-gen shuffle?

post #124 of 187
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Current touch is pretty average in sound, the 3GS/4/4GS iPhones and even the Nano are much better. The 6G nano is on par with the 3GS. 

 

6G Nano graph, 4G Touch graph



Thanks so much for that Inks - must say I'm surprised, as I thought the sound on the current Touch was identical to the equivalent iPhone - purely on the basis of what I have read. 


Edited by estreeter - 10/19/11 at 3:40pm
post #125 of 187

I don't have one for the shuffle, but as you can see (iPhone4 graph), the 4G touch doesn't stand against the IP4. 

 

IP4>4S>3GS=Nano6G>>Classic7G>Touch4G

 

Heard them all, except he 4GS. 


Edited by Inks - 10/20/11 at 10:00am
post #126 of 187

My mate had an iPhone 4 - really loved it right up to the day it was stolen in Bali. Drove home to me the danger of sinking that much money into a smartphone. 

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

I don't have one for the shuffle, but as you can see (iPhone4 graph), the 4G touch doesn't stand against the IP4. 

 

IP4>4GS>3GS=Nano6G>>Classic7G>Touch4G

 

Heard them all, except he 4GS. 


It's called the 4S, not 4GS.  It is not a 4G phone.

 

 

post #128 of 187

I always use the EQUALIZER app to listen to music on the iPhone 4 and now the 4s - IMHO, it just sounds better across the board than the normal player, even without any EQ (I normally leave it flat, only occasionally giving a +2db 1.5q 44htz boost.)

 

I know some people like listening right out of the headphone jack - I can't do that unless I absolutely have to.  I have a cheap micro LOD and the iBasso T3D and it's a drastic improvement over the headphone amp - the EQ app is also a slight improvement.  

 

Sorry for not updating the initial impressions - the problem is, my LOD has gone bad and my backup is just this fiio LOD which is ok, but perhaps not really good enough for critical evaluation for such a discerning audience. My unnuanced take is that it sounds very similar - perhaps a tiny bit better, certainly no worse. I loved the sound of the 16gb 4, so I love the sound of the 64gb 4s that much more!

 

 

My desktop system (amarra 2.3 + yulong d100) is certainly more resolving, but not necessary any more euphonic on a lot of music, in fact, on anything that's compressed is generally going to sound worse.

post #129 of 187
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I always use the EQUALIZER app...


Who makes that?

 

post #130 of 187
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Who makes that?

 



http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/equalizer/id321267949?mt=8

post #131 of 187

Thanks. I was thrown off by the all caps. There are a bunch of equalizer apps. I'll give this one a shot. 

post #132 of 187
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

Thanks. I was thrown off by the all caps. There are a bunch of equalizer apps. I'll give this one a shot. 



I've used that one and EQu, and it's better than EQu.

post #133 of 187
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post

Didn't really plan on using my new iPhone 4S for audio, but I'll have to test it now.  Maybe in the next week or so I'll get around to making an XLR to mini adapter for my HD800 and then report back with impressions on SQ.  I only have my home reference system to compare it to, so don't expect over-enthusiastic opinions. wink.gif

 

Edit:  Actually I have an iPod Classic and iPod Touch (2nd gen) that haven't sold yet so I can compare to those.

 


 

I have been reading reports of battery issues with the iPhone 4S, but they do not appear to be widespread, have you (or anyone else here) had any problems ?

 

 


Edited by StargateRecords - 10/20/11 at 9:35am
post #134 of 187

Listening to apple lossless on a 4S 64 GB > pico slim > 1964 Q4 IEM.  Response is nothing short of incredible.  Very nice sound stage.  Will have to keep listening for any meaning discriminating specifics but overall like the sound much better than my Gen 5 iPod.

post #135 of 187

Straight out of the jack, I still prefer my Sony A728; the 728 is crisper, punchier, and livelier. However, the 728's hiss sounds like a muffled rain-storm while the iPhone 4S is eerily quiet. 

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