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post #61 of 70

I am waiting for the new iPod Touch to come out at the end of the year
Till then i will be content with my PC and SII

post #62 of 70

The GS2 is a great phone eg. large clear screen, good camera, fast processor, etc. read the reviews and it is well received (PCpro’s A-list phone). But, I did not read one review which would prepare me for how poor the standard audio was going to be (plenty highlighting this after I had got the phone!).

 

The stock player is very poor and almost a disgrace to be supplied with a high end phone.  The great thing about Andriod is there are alternative players out there, I use Neutron which has the best sound (MO) though a bit clunky GUI. Poweamp has a good GUI and good sound, so, just by loading a third party player the phone is accectable.  Add in a headphone amp and rip your music to FLAC and the sound is quite good, not outstanding, but if you are listening on a train, plane, jogging etc, quite good.

 

I am happy where I am now, there will be updates to improve things so I'm not going to run off and get an I-Phone smily_headphones1.gif

post #63 of 70

If you are rooted! Not too much improvement but might be able to help PowerAmp users complaining of low volume.

 

Try this : https://market.android.com/details?id=org.projectvoodoo.louder

 

& this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1411788

post #64 of 70
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Originally Posted by droilfade View Post

If you are rooted! Not too much improvement but might be able to help PowerAmp users complaining of low volume.

 

Try this : https://market.android.com/details?id=org.projectvoodoo.louder

 

& this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1411788



As far as I read, Voodoo is not a solution because GS2 runs on a Yamaha DAC, which is not compatible with Voodoo.

post #65 of 70

 

USB audio test is ongoing with a modded kernel:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1288850

 

Red Pill Kernel

RedPill_Rev1.3

Experimental: USB Audio support for DAC devices


Edited by DanBa - 2/14/12 at 10:39am
post #66 of 70
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Originally Posted by issuzark View Post



As far as I read, Voodoo is not a solution because GS2 runs on a Yamaha DAC, which is not compatible with Voodoo.


This is not the same Voodoo as the I9000. It is just a kernel with volume booster. 

 

post #67 of 70
Yes the sound quality of samsung lower than iphone,but it's appearance is good as compare to the others.
post #68 of 70

As far as I know, the USB audio is working on CyanogenMod 9. Or that's what I think: http://www.head-fi.org/t/604479/good-news-about-android-phone-supports-digital-audio-output/225

 

Also, SiyahKernel (http://www.gokhanmoral.com/gm/2012/09/08/siyahkernel-s2-v4-1/) has audio output amplifier using ExTweaks (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.darekxan.extweaks.app&hl=es)


Edited by pepemosca - 9/16/12 at 4:43pm
post #69 of 70

Am I going crazy?  I bought the sony ex600's and I find that it pairs very well with my epic touch 4g,  to my ears sound better than the z1000 (this is with poweramp) but any other headphone the epic touch 4g sounds like crap even with poweramp.  I do not understand how this is possible,

post #70 of 70

I have the Boost Samsung Galaxy SII which the Epic 4G Touch from Sprint (exact same phone) It came with android 4.0.4 but updated to android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Sound quality was never problem for me on this phone. I have tried it with a few earbud types of which some people call IEM's with no problems & sound no worse than my computer with a high end DAC on my soundcard. Soundcard I'm referring to is the X-Fi Titanium HD with my mods. What some people are calling IEM's are not IEM's but sealed earbuds. IEM's such as the Etymotic Research ER4p should do fine on this phone as well as the single driver balanced armature Shure IEM's as both do well with higher output impedances. I would not recommend multidriver IEM's though with this phone or any phone.

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