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post #16 of 36
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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.
 


Well apparently the beats audio cleans the signal up a lil - check out the HTC threads on it - iv'e yet to try it though. Should be a  simple CWM flash.

 


 

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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.


ah cool :)
I always thought that old ipods were better than newer ones...

 

 

post #17 of 36

I appreciate the ingenuous comparison. However again this is obviously with stock software as no mention of Voodoo is made; still curious to see what happens when Voodoo enters the equation on a WM8994-equipped device.
 

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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.



 

post #18 of 36

Really now? Every review I've read says it's merely a software bass boost, ie added compression + EQ
 

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Well apparently the beats audio cleans the signal up a lil - check out the HTC threads on it - iv'e yet to try it though. Should be a  simple CWM flash.

 


 


ah cool :)
I always thought that old ipods were better than newer ones...

 

 



 

post #19 of 36
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Really now? Every review I've read says it's merely a software bass boost, ie added compression + EQ

Well I read that about the PC's, but the HTC was something else - at least what I've read - wasn't totally sure about it due to it being...beats lol

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/beats-audio-now-available-on-any-gingerbread-rom/

 

That said...:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1525106


Edited by Totally Dubbed - 3/22/12 at 5:29pm
post #20 of 36

Not seeing anything there about improved signal... o.O

post #21 of 36

I think we may be threadjacking...maybe a mod could split this into a separate topic?

 

This seems a good candidate for the first post of a splitoff thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-231-iems-compared-velodyne-vpulse-tfta-1v-added-03-18-12/6315#post_8243841

 

Maybe it could be titled "iPhone 4 vs. Wolfson Android phones"


Edited by Gilly87 - 3/22/12 at 5:41pm
post #22 of 36
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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.



Wow, look at that graph! It's no wonder that there's 0 improvement with amps.

post #23 of 36

Well I mean amps are only ever going to improve volume for anything that has its juice requirements met by the source initially, right?
 

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Wow, look at that graph! It's no wonder that there's 0 improvement with amps.



 

post #24 of 36
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Well I mean amps are only ever going to improve volume for anything that has its juice requirements met by the source initially, right?
 


I know. But some people talk of amps as the second coming, so naturally, I expected improvements when I got my hands on some. Nope...

 

post #25 of 36

I will never buy another portable amp. FiiO E5 actually made all of my headphones sound worse. My G2x can pump way more volume than I will ever be physically capable of hearing, at least with every IEM I've tested it with so far. I use the Voodoo amp at between -36 to -28 dB; setting it at -20 DB and full volume on the phone would probably begin to have noticeably adverse affects on my hearing within a relatively short period of time. For some unknown reason, one time it reset automatically to -18 when I plugged my phones in and I had to rip them out hastily for fear of going deaf.

 

...and to think it goes all the way up to +5dB... +2 is the stated limit for the 3.5mm jack.ph34r.gif

 

Amp? Sweet Jesus no. Not as long as I want my skull in one piece.

 

 

I'm actually really curious if the G2x could do something like the RE262, which appears to need tons of juice, real justice. Does volume = power in this sense? If so I'm not sure what phones this thing COULDN'T drive properly tongue.gif

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I know. But some people talk of amps as the second coming, so naturally, I expected improvements when I got my hands on some. Nope...

 



 


Edited by Gilly87 - 3/22/12 at 8:00pm
post #26 of 36

Portable amps are a waste of money. IEM + Source is really all you need

post #27 of 36
I feel like there's more to it than just volume... Not that I own or really want an amp.
post #28 of 36

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post #29 of 36

I had assumed so, but my G2x goes so freaking loud that I wonder how more of anything could ever be of benefit
 

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I feel like there's more to it than just volume... Not that I own or really want an amp.


 

post #30 of 36
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I had assumed so, but my G2x goes so freaking loud that I wonder how more of anything could ever be of benefit
 



 


I meant more like finding the best match between electronic components more than just how loud something can be driven. Stuff that's way over my head.
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