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post #76 of 200
I am as I device fanboy a bit dispointed with iPhone 5 audio quality , because Audio Qulity from my
iPhone 4 S is better than Iphone 5

I read review from gsmarena.com as follow :

http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_5-review-822.php

Audio output takes a step back, still remains great
Surpringly enough, the iPhone 5 audio output was a tad worse than that of the iPhone 4S. Obviously the ultra compact body demanded some compromises be made. The good news is that even though the iPhone 5 fails to match the performance of its predecessor, it still remains one of the best performers on the market.
In the first trial (connected to an active external amplifier), the iPhone 5 did quite well, though not quite perfectly. The frequency response has some deviations at the high end of the spectrum and the stereo crosstalk levels are only average for this part of the test. Neither of these is anything to worry about, but it's not quite what we've come to expect from Apple. Volume levels on the iPhone 5, even though lower than those of the 4S, are still well above average.
The second part of our test told a similar story - the iPhone 5 is a great performer, but not quite as good as the iPhone 4S. It had higher intermodulation distortion levels, more stereo crosstalk and lower volume levels. So while last year Apple's flagship smartphone did easy work of the competition, the iPhone 5 got the victory by the skin of its teeth.
Check out the numbers and see for yourselves.
Test Frequency response Noise level Dynamic range THD IMD + Noise Stereo crosstalk
Apple iPhone 5 +0.06, -0.51 -91.3 91.3 0.0015 0.0093 -76.5
Apple iPhone 5 (headphones attached) +0.00, -0.26 -90.6 90.6 0.0035 0.111 -56.2
Apple iPhone 4S +0.02, -0.11 -91.2 91.2 0.0020 0.012 -93.0
Apple iPhone 4S (headphones attached). +0.05, -0.10. -91.3. 91.3 0.0068 0.071 -66.7
Apple iPhone 4 +0.01, -0.07 -90.1 90.0 0.0068 0.012 -89.6
Apple iPhone 4 (headphones attached). +0.01, -0.07. - 90.4 90.4 0.0036 0.092 -68.4
Sony Xperia T +0.11, -0.10 -86.1 87.8 0.023 0.023 -84.1
Sony Xperia T (headphones attached). +0.43, -0.11 -86.1 87.5 0.140 0.260 -62.7
LG Optimus 4X HD +0.02, -0.52 -74.8 74.8 0.345 0.318 -81.6
LG Optimus 4X HD (headphones attached) +0.03, -0.51. -70.1 69.9 0.815 0.811 -64.5
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III +0.03, -0.05 -90.3 90.3 0.012 0.018 -92.6
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (headphones attached) +0.11, -0.04 -90.2 90.2 0.0092 0.090 -53.1
HTC One X +0.02, -0.08 -82.1 82.1 0.137 0.393 -80.7
HTC One X (headphones attached). +0.10, -0.10 -80.6 80.6 0.174 0.459 -60.8
Edited by rudi0504 - 10/1/12 at 7:06am
post #77 of 200

Are you saying you have heard it and compared the 2?

or are you saying that because someone else's review says so?

post #78 of 200
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

Are you saying you have heard it and compared the 2?
or are you saying that because someone else's review says so?

Before I bought all my Iphone from 3 G , 4 G and 4 S , I always read gsmarena reviews

I take note on audio section and what gsmarena review is true and I trust gsmarena.

Note : stereo crosstalk Iphone 4 S = - 93
iPhone 5. = - 76,5

Stereo crosstalk is very important for detail and Chanel separation for Sound Quality .



Now in Singapore do not have stock , I can not compare A and B.

As soon I get my Iphone 5 , I will post later on .
Edited by rudi0504 - 10/2/12 at 10:49pm
post #79 of 200

GSMArena is a reputable site & I trust their reviews as well.

post #80 of 200

I A/B'ed the 4s to the 5 and on my fischer audio dba-02 with comply tips the 5 sounded slightly better to me but it could be all in my head.  If you look at the RMAA result graph, the rolloff is at such high frequency and is so slight that I laugh and the 'golden ears' that can perceive this difference.  THD is way down, that's what I care about but nobody seems to be pointing it out.

post #81 of 200
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Originally Posted by MasZakrY View Post

I A/B'ed the 4s to the 5 and on my fischer audio dba-02 with comply tips the 5 sounded slightly better to me but it could be all in my head.  If you look at the RMAA result graph, the rolloff is at such high frequency and is so slight that I laugh and the 'golden ears' that can perceive this difference.  THD is way down, that's what I care about but nobody seems to be pointing it out.

 

My problem with the 5 is basically the output impedance. Guess i could trade crosstalk for THD but for armatures a z lower than 2 is essential in my book.

post #82 of 200
I would have asked about an LOD hookup with this, but Apple screwed everyone in that area with the "lightning" connector. Crap,...that sux!!!mad.gif
post #83 of 200
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post

I would have asked about an LOD hookup with this, but Apple screwed everyone in that area with the "lightning" connector. Crap,...that sux!!!mad.gif

Get an adapter.
post #84 of 200
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post

I would have asked about an LOD hookup with this, but Apple screwed everyone in that area with the "lightning" connector. Crap,...that sux!!!mad.gif

 

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post


Get an adapter.

That would make for a big and decidedly un-elegant rig.

post #85 of 200
Not quite


http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD823ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter
post #86 of 200
http://m.engadget.com/2012/10/02/iphone-vs-rivals-audio-tests/ Here's an interesting article Engadget just posted comparing audio quality from most popular smart phones. Very interesting stuff indeed smily_headphones1.gif
post #87 of 200

It concludes what i always thought: iPhone 4S 64gb is the best smartphone for music.

 

And in the realm of 16 bits there is too little room to improve its headphone out.

 

Shame that iPhone 5 does not keep up.

post #88 of 200
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post

It concludes what i always thought: iPhone 4S 64gb is the best smartphone for music.

And in the realm of 16 bits there is too little room to improve its headphone out.

Shame that iPhone 5 does not keep up.

Actually...I'm pretty sure they thought the GS3 was best...Doesn't matter to. I have an iPhone 5 and thoroughly enjoy and wouldn't change it for anything. It sounds great to me using Spotify@320kbs and sticking my MD Tributes straight into the headphone out. I personally prefer it over my iPhone 4 using the same method. To each his own though.
post #89 of 200
But the S3 stands out for customization options.

From a sonic pov is 4S all the way.

But whatever floats your boat wink.gif


It's good to be anywhere!
post #90 of 200
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Get an adapter.
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

That would make for a big and decidedly un-elegant rig.
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It WOULD make for a rather bulky & strange looking/connected setup. So yes, it would be QUITE unwieldy,...

Besides, Apple now made it necessary to buy all new accessories,...not kool at ALL!!! Making us pay for an adapter is nickel-&-dime tactics. mad.gif
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