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Originally Posted by elfary View Post

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!

Yeah you're right, actually. In all the audio tests, the 4S was superior to the GS3. Hell I think the 5 was better than the GS3 in most tests too, right?
post #92 of 200
Heh, got my iPhone 5 today. I won't write another wall of texts here trying to describe its exact characteristics, so here's a summary:

Cleaner bass, less shouty mid, less sibilant, slightly less soundstage depth, more soundstage width. Cleaner sound at the expense of louder volume, but louder volume distorts the sound on iPhone 4.

It's an audible difference compared to my iPhone 4. FWIW, I prefer it over my iPhone 4 by a lot.
Edited by Bill-P - 10/3/12 at 2:59am
post #93 of 200

Not sure if this was posted:

Engadget compares smartphones' audio:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/02/iphone-vs-rivals-audio-tests/?a_dgi=aolshare_twitter

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Originally Posted by eron View Post

Not sure if this was posted:
Engadget compares smartphones' audio:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/02/iphone-vs-rivals-audio-tests/?a_dgi=aolshare_twitter

It was already posted.

The only thing I can get out of that comparison is how loud the phones are relative to one another, and how distorted each can be.

The rest is as useful as me saying my iPhone 5 is an iPhone 5.
post #95 of 200

So the new iPod Touch has been torn apart. And ifixit mentioned

 

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Apple 338S1116 is unknown at this time (although it bears a striking resemblance to the Apple 338S1117 found in the iPhone 5)

 

Anyone care to comment? I mean ive read people being "dissapointed" with the iPhone 5's choice of DAC. Anyone knows if this is the same one?

post #96 of 200

The more important part is probably

 

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Snuggled away in the lower left corner of the Lightning connector, we find the Apple 338S1077 Cirrus audio codec. This is the same audio codec found in the iPhone 5.
post #97 of 200

The ipod touch 5 has an ouput impedance of 0.7, lowest yet in an Touch, probably the best performance in a touch as well. It's all about implementation and the Iphone 5 is not all that bad, just slightly behind the 4S as was the 4S to the 4, years back. 

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Originally Posted by yindesu View Post

The more important part is probably

 

Wow dunno how I missed that! Thx

post #99 of 200
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The ipod touch 5 has an ouput impedance of 0.7, lowest yet in an Touch, probably the best performance in a touch as well. It's all about implementation and the Iphone 5 is not all that bad, just slightly behind the 4S as was the 4S to the 4, years back. 

 

This is interesting. So the new iPod Touch has better, i.e. lower output impedance than the iPhone 5? 

post #100 of 200

got my iphone 5 today from employer

 

first impressions listening to WAV is that I will be keeping my N8 for a long time.

 

I had to check it was a WAV and not an MP3.

 

Does it have a problem with playing WAV?

 

not even as good as my old W995 was, bass is hardly there, midrange is messy and confused.

 

will give it a burn in before listening again

post #101 of 200
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

The ipod touch 5 has an ouput impedance of 0.7, lowest yet in an Touch, probably the best performance in a touch as well. It's all about implementation and the Iphone 5 is not all that bad, just slightly behind the 4S as was the 4S to the 4, years back. 


That would be an awesome headphone out. Where did hou get the Touch 5 output impedance from?

Thanks


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post #102 of 200

Here is my source, but it's in Japanese. I think Apple had to make some compromises in the sound in the IP5 because of the 5's other components, but the potential for good sound was obviously there, the new Ipad and the latest Touch are the best yet, maybe the new Nano is also great. 

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FWIW, I find the iPhone 5 to sound very similar to the iPad3 but I agree, the iPad3 is the best sounding apple product I own.
post #104 of 200
May be the power hungry LTE modem has something to do in the iPhone output impedance.

I concur that iPad 3 smokes and this Touch 5 looks terrific as well.


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Edited by elfary - 10/12/12 at 2:52pm
post #105 of 200

First off, RMMA from GE has also been posted. Output impedance was just about as I expected, actually a bit lower than expected. Still lower than other smartphones that are not Apple, with the Galaxy S3 being the closest. . 

 

Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

FWIW, I find the iPhone 5 to sound very similar to the iPad3 but I agree, the iPad3 is the best sounding apple product I own.

Ya it isn't as big of a deal as people like to make it out to be, the 5 is only slightly behind the 4S. 

 

 

Originally Posted by elfary View Post

May the LTE modem has something to do in the iPhone output impedance.
I concur that iPad 3 smokes and this Touch 5 looks terrific as well.
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother

You know what, I've been thinking this was one of the main reasons

check this out

 

Compare the output impedance of the Galaxy S3 and Samsung Note when it comes to their 3G and LTE counterparts, the LTEs are worse, specially in the Note. I gotta say, the results from the IP5 were to expected because of this, Apple did a fine job considering it's the best sounding LTE in benchmarks. 

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