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Why "Bump" a dead thread? :wink:

post #182 of 200
Just interesting how people seem to like the 5g's DAC
post #183 of 200
Head-Fi sucks:)
Edited by MarcadoStalker7 - 6/17/14 at 8:41pm
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Can anyone tell me if ipod touch 5th gen sounds smilar to 4s? I really like 4s signature but If I get same signature in ipod 5th gen then I would like to go for that

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The 5th gen ipod touch sounds similar to the iphone5 and 5S.

If you want similar to 4S, you'll need the 4th gen ipod touch.


Edited by heatofamatch - 7/5/14 at 12:14am
post #186 of 200
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Can anyone tell me if ipod touch 5th gen sounds smilar to 4s? I really like 4s signature but If I get same signature in ipod 5th gen then I would like to go for that
The iPod touch 5G is the best DAP out here in sound quality. It's a little better than the 4S, and yes, both has the same sound signature (clean as crystal with out-of-this-world resolution)

I have one and i love it!!! wink.gif
Edited by MarcadoStalker7 - 7/7/14 at 6:46pm
post #187 of 200
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The 5th gen ipod touch sounds similar to the iphone5 and 5S.
If you want similar to 4S, you'll need the 4th gen ipod touch.
Mmm, IMO the iTouch 5G sound like 4S but a little better.
iPhone 5 has 3 ohm impedance curve and is not as flat as the iTouch 5G
post #188 of 200
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Mmm, IMO the iTouch 5G sound like 4S but a little better.
iPhone 5 has 3 ohm impedance curve and is not as flat as the iTouch 5G

 

Thanks for your input. I'm actually considering a new smartphone but since 4s has the best sound quality (Warm signature which is important to me) I thought of buying 4s but only 8gb capacity

 

If Ipod Touch 5g sounds similar to 4s (same warm signature) then I will go with Tough 5g and use my current phone

 

Also if Iphone 5c has similar signature then I will go for this (but 5s has bright signature)

post #189 of 200
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Thanks for your input. I'm actually considering a new smartphone but since 4s has the best sound quality (Warm signature which is important to me) I thought of buying 4s but only 8gb capacity

 

If Ipod Touch 5g sounds similar to 4s (same warm signature) then I will go with Tough 5g and use my current phone

 

Also if Iphone 5c has similar signature then I will go for this (but 5s has bright signature)


 I have had all the suspects: Touch 5, 4s and 5s.

 

Differences between them are slight.

 

There's not a bright one nor a warm one (in my view).

 

It goes more like this: the iPhone 4s is slighly warmer than the iPhone 5s (Because 4s bass is slightly slower and less controlled). And the 5s sounds pretty darn similar to the Touch 5. To an extent that i doubt many people would tell them apart on a blind test.

 

Personally i think that the iPhone 5s and the Touch 5 are slightly better than the 4s because both have a bit more clarity and uber tight bass.

 

In any case all 3 are stunning sources to drive low impedance iems.


Edited by elfary - 7/8/14 at 5:03am
post #190 of 200
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 I have had all the suspects: Touch 5, 4s and 5s.

Differences between them are slight.

There's not a bright one or a warm one.

It goes more like this: the iPhone 4s is slighly warmer than the iPhone 5s (Because 4s bass is slightly slower and less controlled). And the 5s sounds pretty darn similar to the Touch 5. To an extent that i doubt many people would tell them apart on a blind test.

Personally i think that the iPhone 5s and the Touch 5 are slightly better than the 4s because both have a bit more clarity and uber tight bass.

In any case all 3 are stunning sources to drive low impedance iems.
+1

If you need a phone: 5S
Only iPod: Touch 5G
post #191 of 200
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+1

If you need a phone: 5S
Only iPod: Touch 5G

 

I'm basically looking to replace my Nexus 4 as I'm not that happy with sound quality

 

The problem is I'm mostly listening to average quality files (itunes stores music, mp3 etc). So I'm afraid that 5s would reveal those flaws. I was hoping that 4s will be little more forgiving

post #192 of 200
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I'm basically looking to replace my Nexus 4 as I'm not that happy with sound quality

 

The problem is I'm mostly listening to average quality files (itunes stores music, mp3 etc). So I'm afraid that 5s would reveal those flaws. I was hoping that 4s will be little more forgiving

 

I think that the added clarity of the 5s would be slightly more revealing but since 4s is no slouch in terms of resolution i'd choose based on other criteria (price, 4G, screen, battery, cpu...). Slight is key to understand the difference in sound between 5s and 4s.

 

If your iem do not sound great with an iPhone 5s or an iPhone 4s ditch you iem or your files because for sure iPhone headphone out is not the weak link.


Edited by elfary - 7/8/14 at 5:20am
post #193 of 200
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I'm basically looking to replace my Nexus 4 as I'm not that happy with sound quality

The problem is I'm mostly listening to average quality files (itunes stores music, mp3 etc). So I'm afraid that 5s would reveal those flaws. I was hoping that 4s will be little more forgiving
In my iTouch 5G the only detail I can hear is the detail of the music itself (breaths, strings, fingers, etc.), not flaws. It's not THAT revealing, and will be the same on 5S i think.
Revealing is not a problem, it has perfect balance of warm and analytical. The sound is pleasant and full-bodied, lifelike. Go ahead with 5S or iTouch 5G and don't care about that.

PD: I used a Grado SR325is, ultra-revealing, bright like the sun, and compressed files. Curiously, in my iTouch 5G sounded warm and pleasant most of the time smily_headphones1.gif
Obviously sometime I heard recording flaws, but not massively, more like a natural way, nothing to worry about.
Edited by MarcadoStalker7 - 7/8/14 at 5:31am
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In my iTouch 5G the only detail I can hear is the detail of the music itself (breaths, strings, fingers, etc.), not flaws. It's not THAT revealing, and will be the same on 5S i think.
Revealing is not a problem, it has perfect balance of warm and analytical. The sound is pleasant and full-bodied, lifelike. Go ahead with 5S or iTouch 5G and don't care about that.


 +1

 

It's gonna get as good as the record is. As it should be.

 

My only gripe about Touch 5 or 5s is that they don't have 256 Gb of built in storage.


Edited by elfary - 7/8/14 at 5:30am
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I have a 2008 Infiniti car that only comes with RCA (Aux) and power outlet in the middle console. So I have this old 2nd Gen Ipod touch and hooked up to the 3.5mm plug to RCA. The sound is so clear compared to my car's head unit. The only problem is since it is an RCA and not USB, i cannot control the itouch through the head unit excoet the volume.

So I searched online and found out about the Tango remote app. You can use any apple device with a bluetooth capabilites and you now can control the other apple device. Initially, i used the Ipad as the remote and the old itouch as the audio player and it works seemlessly.

I was so happy that I decided to buy a Gen5 itouch and use it as the audio player and the old itouch as my remote. Using the Tango app, I could navigate through the GEN 5 itouch audio files using the remote old itouch. It is like having all my music being access (controlled) through the Car's head unit, but better bec. The control is on the palm of my hanf. biggrin.gif

Sound is excellent using the Gen5 itouch. My car speaker are Poineer TSD1602R. Beautiful clear sound coming from both speakers and Gen5 itouch. It will be a plus to anyone if they already have an iphone. They can use the iphone as a remote control.
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