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post #121 of 126

apologies. was taking the info from apple uk

 

http://store.apple.com/uk/buy/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone4s?product=IPHONE4S

post #122 of 126
Late to this party(wi fi and Bluetooth on the fritz) but I can clearly hear improvements across the board. Especially in the lows( more detail). You just need a headphone that can resolve the differences. The 5 has forced some of my cans into retirement.
post #123 of 126
Well, I have iphone 5 and ipod classic 6g 80 gb.
My iems are Fitear 111 and ER4P.
With a stock player on Iphone 5, I prefer the ipod. But, after I purchase golden ear app for my iphpne 5, now I sell my ipod. Hahahahaha.
It 2-3 times better than stock player and my ipod sq.
Bonus : earpods wonderfull too... Lol
post #124 of 126
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post

Good ol' linearity has vanished on the 5:

http://www.markuskraus.com/RMAA/iphone5.htm

This curve did not look that way while Jobs was alive.


You have not really understood something unless you can explain it to your grandma.

Sure it did. That's simply a factor of output impedance vs the silly load of the TF10. The output impedance is lower than almost any of the Ipods or the Iphone 3g but higher than the Iphone 4  and 4s. Exception would be the Ipod touch 5g which is the best yet (0.8). It also appeared after Jobs had passed.

 

Sometimes things get oversimplified so that Grandma can understand them.

 

Oops, reading on, I see you've already come to that conclusion. The objectivity is appreciated. If you ever get the chance, try the LO from a Touch 3g. It's better than the touch 4g for no good reason.


Edited by goodvibes - 7/18/13 at 6:55am
post #125 of 126

Just did a blind test between the 5 and 4S for volume, and to my surprise the iphone 5 sounded louder to me with my IEM's. As far as sound quality I don't think one's better than the other, it's more of the fact that they sound different and I actually prefer the 5.

post #126 of 126

....I realize I am late to the discussion here....

 

I have found much musical pleasure in using the IPHONE4 as a source for my 2 channel system.

 

NAIM amp >>> FRITZ speakers

 

 

Of course I plan to use a "real" source in the future, but after extensive comparison with the dragonfly dac,

the IPHONE4 dac wins for my ears... it's smooth, non fatiguing, albeit with alot less sharpness and edginess,

but to me that is a GOOD THING.... I don't end up sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for something to

happen (what a horrible way to enjoy music)....   

 

In short, I'm astounded that this simple IPHONE4 can be such an enjoyable source....

 

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