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iPhone 4 vs. Wolfson Android phones

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I am not up to date at all on the state of the portable amp market - you'd probably be better off asking in the RE262 thread to see if anyone has had any particularly good pairing within your budget. I got a chance to try the Portaphile amp and ADL Cruze recently and I liked both (the Portaphile especially) but those are a bit spendy. I also don't know how good the HPO of the Galaxy is. My phone is an HTC model and while it isn't terrible, I certainly wouldn't bother amping it instead of just getting a proper source. 


The SGS has a better audio ship than the iPhone

 

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Ooh.. looks like the GR01 has moved into the "In Progress" section...

 

I'm anxious to read your review on them. popcorn.gif

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The SGS has a better audio ship than the iPhone

 


Graphs?
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Graphs?

The chip is better - look it up :)

That's why some prefer to use the classic ipods for listening to music over the later iphones
 

 

 

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That's for:

Testing device Galaxy S 2

 

S2 has a worse chip than the S1 and iphone4/s

S1 has the best chip of them all - let alone with its capabilities with voodoo control amp

 

Anyway...

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s_vs_apple_iphone_4-review-500p6.php

 

Even though they say the iphone4 is better in audio, in the article- I'm yet to hear it being better vs voodoo's control app on the S1.


Edited by Totally Dubbed - 3/22/12 at 8:07am
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Not really a fair comparison though, considering that is comparingthe iPhone's LOD and, presumably, an aftermarket DAC, vs the regular 3.5mm jack on the Galaxy S.

 

It is what it is, but exactly WHAT it is should be made clear, I think.

 

Is there a comparable graph for the iphone 4/s using the standard aux out?
 



 

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Also is this using the stock software on the SGS, or rooted with Voodoo sound mod?

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@shotgunshane

 

For the record, that looks to be the graph for the Galaxy S II, rather than the original Galaxy S model.

 

If you have a similar graph for the LG Optimus 2x/G2x using the Voodoo sound mod I would be curious to see it :)


Edited by Gilly87 - 3/22/12 at 4:24pm
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btw Dubbed the review you posted doesn't do your/our case much good; it clearly states that the iPhone 4 has better audio out :P However they are clearly not using the Voodoo sound mod as no mention of it is made.

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btw Dubbed the review you posted doesn't do your/our case much good; it clearly states that the iPhone 4 has better audio out :P However they are clearly not using the Voodoo sound mod as no mention of it is made.


I know - As I said, the article make the iPhone4 better.

But as I said, do that with the inclusion of:
Beats audio (ported from HTC) + Voodoo sound.

 

I can't listen to my SGS without voodoo....

 

 

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Also is this using the stock software on the SGS, or rooted with Voodoo sound mod?

Looks like STOCK mate.

 

And on top of that, as u noted before, seems like the iphone is LOD'ed? If so...that's a biased comparison lol.

 



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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

@shotgunshane

 

For the record, that looks to be the graph for the Galaxy S II, rather than the original Galaxy S model.

 

If you have a similar graph for the LG Optimus 2x/G2x using the Voodoo sound mod I would be curious to see it :)

 

:D
 

 

 

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Ew, why would you mention Beats audio? Are you trying to make SURE they don't take our Androids seriously? :P

 

I just want to see a graph of the SGS or any Tegra 2 phone (all of which have the Wolfson chip) using voodoo. I have a feeling, given the ratings of the SGSII without the voodoo mod, and considering its outright inferiority to the Wolfson-bearing phones with OR without the Voodoo mod, that the phones with Wolfson WM8994 DAC + Voodoo mod would at the very least come close to matching the iPhone 4 LOD performance in terms of overall perception of audio quality.
 

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post


I know - As I said, the article make the iPhone4 better.

But as I said, do that with the inclusion of:
Beats audio (ported from HTC) + Voodoo sound.

 

I can't listen to my SGS without voodoo....

 

 



 


Edited by Gilly87 - 3/22/12 at 4:39pm
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Just to make it easy for shotgunshane or anyone else who knows where to find these graphs (I can neither read swedish nor navigate that website, myself), here is a list of the devices using the Wolfson WM8994 audio chip that are supported by the Voodoo sound mod which unleashes the full potential of the Wolfson DAC:

 

Samsung Galaxy S, all models (other brandings include Vibrant, Captivate, Fascinate, Indulge)

Samsung Galaxy K

Samsung Galaxy U

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0

Samsung Nexus S (also 4G variant)

Samsung Infuse 4G

Samsung Exhibit 4G

Samsung Continuum

Samsung Epic 4G

Samsung Droid Charge

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G by Samsung

LG Optimus 2x/G2x

Asus Eee Pad Transformer

 

 

Other devices with the WM8994 that do not support Voodoo Sound (would also be useful for comparison):

 

LG Optimus Black

Motorola Atrix 4G

Motorola Photon 4G

Motorola Droid Bionic

Toshiba Folio 100

Any other device I may have missed that uses the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor

 

So if something could be found in the way of a graph for one of these phones, Voodoo or no, we would have a much more accurate comparison given what TD originally expressed.


Edited by Gilly87 - 3/22/12 at 4:58pm
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http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_4-review-490p7.php

 

Scroll down 3/4's of the way to the bottom.

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