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post #316 of 471
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Originally Posted by Hellkitchen View Post

Anyway tomorrow I'll probably switch to an iphone 5. iTunes match is better than google music.. as the SQ however..

Sorry to hear that... it is true that the iPod app is better for music but... having already had an iPhone 3g, I need many changes in iOs to come back to iPhone/iPad. Some specific applications maybe.
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Originally Posted by Leonarfd View Post

If im not wrong all android devices have some faint sounding noise. Usually only listenable when you do not have playback.

I cannot hear any background sound with the music turned off neither in my note ii nor my Nexus 10. Tried several headphones with the same result. That sounds weird to me...
Edited by Ashade - 3/25/13 at 7:25am
post #317 of 471
Hmm I can hear it on S3, note2, one x, xperia mini and galaxy. Yes I know many mobiles, mye wife love to change now and then.

Might be that the buzz sound is to low for you to hear it. I tested with some headphones and it is there on both mdr-1r, dt1350 and xb500.
post #318 of 471
Hmm I can hear it on S3, note2, one x, xperia mini and galaxy. Yes I know many mobiles, mye wife love to change now and then.

Might be that the buzz sound is to low for you to hear it. I tested with some headphones and it is there on both mdr-1r, dt1350 and xb500.
post #319 of 471
That's funny because now I'm curious, so I double checked this morning, trying to pay more attention, raising the volume and so on, and I couldn't hear anything. I know the kind of buzz you're talking about because it was common among low end devices years ago.Maybe it's me who's getting deaf (I started feeling that hear less in one of my ear it), or the DAC between versions or the headphones themselves!

Not trying to defend android, just really curious about it.
post #320 of 471

I can only heard it on my wooduo/ shure se215, not hearing it on my beyers 1350 

post #321 of 471
hmm, that is fairly odd tbh. Maybe my head is buzzing ^^ All the phones has been stock except the s3 that is using a rom, when double amping it is gone.
post #322 of 471

I have custom kernels in both of them. That might be one of the reasons as well. 

post #323 of 471

I've got a Note 2, and tried an S3 as well as an S2 (family members) and found that the audio quality is actually quite bad for all of these devices. I'm not sure if its part Touchwiz or if its a default operating mode for android devices (previous used a 3gs/4 until a few months ago so I'm not sure about other android devices), but from what I can 'hear'/understand the samsung devices cut audio until you have some form of media that requires audio then actually boosts it. You don't need any high end headphones to notice this, but its particularly annoying with my se535's and basically every other headphone I have. You can still hear the noise with music playing, it doesn't go away.It's not noticeable with songs that don't have a large dynamic range (not really an issue for most recordings from 2000+ with everyone trying to fill every second with whatever they can throw in there) but it can be an issue for acoustic performances, classical, electronica or anything else that have really big gaps of space in between notes.

 

If you've had the se530's or se535's for a long time, you may have gotten used to the inherent hiss you get from these headphones with 90% of the sources that you try. The note 2 and the other samsung devices seem to have the same effect with other headphones that may not be as sensitive as the shures. I've never fully tuned out the hiss, but I've changed my listening habits to work around the weaknesses of the note 2 because I do admit to enjoying the phone and its marvelous screen. Now I primarily listen to pandora and have rock tunes in the background as I do work when I decide to use the note 2 for audio. But once I get home,  the note 2 goes very low on my list in terms of sources I would use with gear.

 

I suppose I could get digital audio out and use a usb dac with it, but most of my dacs are non-portable now a days. 

 

On a side note, I've had very few problems with the iphone 3gs and 4, while I still notice hiss from the se535/530's, its fainter and less noticeable by a large margin to the Note 2. I've actually thought about picking up the iphone 5 once it hits T-mobile so I can use it on their 4g network. I really wanted to ditch the note 2 and get the ATT iphone5 during my first week of trying to use my note 2 as a dedicated mp3 player, but getting stuck at edge speeds was too much of a sacrifice. 

post #324 of 471
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Originally Posted by pdupiano View Post

I've got a Note 2, and tried an S3 as well as an S2 (family members) and found that the audio quality is actually quite bad for all of these devices. I'm not sure if its part Touchwiz or if its a default operating mode for android devices (previous used a 3gs/4 until a few months ago so I'm not sure about other android devices), but from what I can 'hear'/understand the samsung devices cut audio until you have some form of media that requires audio then actually boosts it. You don't need any high end headphones to notice this, but its particularly annoying with my se535's and basically every other headphone I have. You can still hear the noise with music playing, it doesn't go away.It's not noticeable with songs that don't have a large dynamic range (not really an issue for most recordings from 2000+ with everyone trying to fill every second with whatever they can throw in there) but it can be an issue for acoustic performances, classical, electronica or anything else that have really big gaps of space in between notes.

 

If you've had the se530's or se535's for a long time, you may have gotten used to the inherent hiss you get from these headphones with 90% of the sources that you try. The note 2 and the other samsung devices seem to have the same effect with other headphones that may not be as sensitive as the shures. I've never fully tuned out the hiss, but I've changed my listening habits to work around the weaknesses of the note 2 because I do admit to enjoying the phone and its marvelous screen. Now I primarily listen to pandora and have rock tunes in the background as I do work when I decide to use the note 2 for audio. But once I get home,  the note 2 goes very low on my list in terms of sources I would use with gear.

 

I suppose I could get digital audio out and use a usb dac with it, but most of my dacs are non-portable now a days. 

 

On a side note, I've had very few problems with the iphone 3gs and 4, while I still notice hiss from the se535/530's, its fainter and less noticeable by a large margin to the Note 2. I've actually thought about picking up the iphone 5 once it hits T-mobile so I can use it on their 4g network. I really wanted to ditch the note 2 and get the ATT iphone5 during my first week of trying to use my note 2 as a dedicated mp3 player, but getting stuck at edge speeds was too much of a sacrifice. 


You're describing what i call Android hiss. The very main reason for me to keep my pitch black iPhone 4S 64Gb.

I can justify myself using 400$ iems with sources as hissy as Android phones.

And ergonomy would get ruined if i'd go the dac route.


You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother
Edited by elfary - 3/7/13 at 8:41am
post #325 of 471

I confirm that with my new iPhone 5 the sound quality is dramatically improved over the note 2. No noise, great sound, higher volume

post #326 of 471
Had iPhone 4s before the note 2 and I will never go back, I feel so locked in the iOS. And I sweared on it to not give apple anymore of my money as I cant stand them as a company.
post #327 of 471

Yes iOs io more closed than Android and it offer less functionality. Anyway as music lover I prefere Apple device over Android. I liked very much the note 2 but with my new iPhone I'm feeling at home :P 

post #328 of 471
Love my note 2 and I ain't going back to apple unless the screen size changes
post #329 of 471

The future of iPhone and samsung. Picture I stumbled upon a norwegian mobile site biggrin.gif A bigger iPhone?

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post #330 of 471
LOL
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