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post #31 of 84

Has anyone heard the 2 One Xs side by side, who would be able to speak to the differences? 

 

I bought an international One X, but returned it due to the poor sound quality, and some other minor issues.  I am due for an upgrade though and am really leaning towards the One X from Rogers (the same as ATT I'm assuming).   I just really loved the overall experience that I had with the One X.  

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

post #32 of 84
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Originally Posted by Irfanuks View Post

Has anyone heard the 2 One Xs side by side, who would be able to speak to the differences? 

 

I bought an international One X, but returned it due to the poor sound quality, and some other minor issues.  I am due for an upgrade though and am really leaning towards the One X from Rogers (the same as ATT I'm assuming).   I just really loved the overall experience that I had with the One X.  

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

 

Will probably be difficult for most to manage since they're being sold in different markets for the most part. I'm hoping to get my hands on a One XL at some stage (has the S4 Krait SoC like the AT&T one), if/when that happens I'd certainly be comparing the two, but at this stage that's a lower priority than my S3 blog coverage.

post #33 of 84

I have the international (Tegra 3) One X and have to say the sound quality via the headphone jack is terrible. Lots of hiss, audible crackles/pops whenever any sound is played (have tried 5 different sets of headphones so it's definitely the One X). Very disappointed for what is supposed to be a flagship Android device.

post #34 of 84

EDIT: after purchasing a new audio interface to replace my older M-Audio device that dies, I am no longer getting the results posted below. The frequency response I'm getting with the One X is now nearly identical to what GSMArena measured for the One S, which was excellent.

 

Please see my later post with a new graph.

 

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I've posted this on XDA but decided to post here as well.

 

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For those of you who are interested, I used RMAA and my M-Audio Firewire 410 audio interface to record and analyze the following:
 
- Samsung Nexus S with Voodoo Sound
- HTC One X LTE with sound processing off
- HTC One X LTE with Beats audio on (headphone set to Other)
 
I used supercurio's new app that plays a RMAA test signal to do this. Also, I repeated each test twice to verify that my results were accurate.
 
Note that on the One X, the output level doesn't go beyond -10dB when volume is at maximum, so I adjusted the Nexus S to -10 dB, even though it can go higher.
 
I have no idea if my methodology is sound, but I'd say the frequency response speaks for itself.
 
Frequency Response

 

Test Samsung Nexus S (Voodoo) HTC One X LTE HTC One X LTE (Beats)
Frequency response (from 40 Hz to 15 kHz), dB: +0.01, -0.12 +1.17, -1.68 +3.32, -1.20
Noise level, dB (A): -92.6 -93.6 -90.7
Dynamic range, dB (A): 88.1 88.9 90.7
THD, %: 0.562 2.092 3.140
IMD + Noise, %: 100.000 100.000 100.000
Stereo crosstalk, dB: -87.5 -89.4 -87.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by crabnebula - 7/6/12 at 10:47pm
post #35 of 84

Wow, thanks for posting that.  Which version of the HOX do you have, the international?


All I have to say, WTH is wrong with that phone?  That looks awful.

 

EDIT:  Forgot to talk smack the Beats.  I can see how the beats response could sound appealing to some people, but one could see how it would sound appalling to others.

EDIT:  Forgot to make a joke.  The HOX got "Beaten" with the ugly stick (of sound).


Edited by headfinoob - 5/29/12 at 10:19pm
post #36 of 84
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Originally Posted by headfinoob View Post

Wow, thanks for posting that.  Which version of the HOX do you have, the international?


All I have to say, WTH is wrong with that phone?  That looks awful.

 

EDIT:  Forgot to talk smack the Beats.  I can see how the beats response could sound appealing to some people, but one could see how it would sound appalling to others.

EDIT:  Forgot to make a joke.  The HOX got "Beaten" with the ugly stick (of sound).

 

No, I have the Rogers LTE version with the Snapdragon S4 dual-core.

 

Had it not been for the flat response I'm getting from the Nexus with the exact same setup, I would have thought there was some sort of experimental error with my One X measurements.

 

I am puzzled by the frequency response of the S4-based One X, compared to the international version (see here http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_x-review-747p5.php) and especially compared to the One S, which has the same S4 processor (see here http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_s-review-746p5.php).


Edited by crabnebula - 5/30/12 at 5:59pm
post #37 of 84
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Originally Posted by crabnebula View Post

 

No, I have the Rogers LTE version with the Snapdragon S4 dual-core.

 

Had it not been for the flat response I'm getting from the Nexus with the exact same setup, I would have thought there was some sort of experimental error with my One X measurements.

 

I am puzzled by the frequency response of the S4-based One X, compared to the international version (see here http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_x-review-747p5.php) and especially compared to the One S, which has the same S4 processor (see here http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_s-review-746p5.php).

 

I wonder if it is possible your unit is defective or if there is some sort of EQ or DSP that is active besides Beats.  The results of One S you linked is in line of what I expected, not that hideous monster you have!
 

post #38 of 84

I don't think it's defective, but I'm also wondering if there is any other processing being applied. Beats me. :-)

post #39 of 84

Good demonstration of the Beats EQ there with a horrible bass hump and peak in the highs.

post #40 of 84
Nice. Thanks for that. I actually ended up buying the Rogers One X and it is better than the international one. Though it's not amazing, the noticeable hiss is gone in this version, at least to my ears.
post #41 of 84

I also have the Tegra 3 international One X and I experienced some hissing (at high volume, during the silent sections of some tracks) but that was with Beats on. When I took off beats my music played fine. In fact since I got the device a few weeks ago I did not even suspect something was wrong with the audio. Everything continues to sound fine for me. 

 

Does anyone else who has the Tegra 3 think the audio is fine for them?

post #42 of 84
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Originally Posted by jcamachott View Post

I also have the Tegra 3 international One X and I experienced some hissing (at high volume, during the silent sections of some tracks) but that was with Beats on. When I took off beats my music played fine. In fact since I got the device a few weeks ago I did not even suspect something was wrong with the audio. Everything continues to sound fine for me. 

 

Does anyone else who has the Tegra 3 think the audio is fine for them?


Your not imagining anything, the audio chipset in the international version just plain sucks. Http://goo.go/VWZd3

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post #43 of 84

Yes I posted on that site too. I have no issues with my audio. At an unbearably high volume I get no distortion.

post #44 of 84

How does the HTC One S compare to the X in terms of audio quality? The one S has a Snapdragon S4 as well, so is it safe to assume that it has great sound..?

post #45 of 84

HTC One-X (intrnational) SQ? One word; CRAP!

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