Because phones have ****ty DACs and weak amps.
Yeah, sometimes things get delayed. V-MODA M100, anyone?
Yeah, I got a PSP too. I'll never grow out of gaming.
The Pandora has a better DAC than the mini.
The asking price is definitely correct considering that this thing is a FULL computer crammed into a pocket-sized package. It costs about as much as a laptop, because it IS a laptop. With a touch screen. And full gaming controls. And phenomenal sound. And ridiculously good battery life. That fits in your pocket.
It can outperform EVERY smartphone in terms of sound quality.
If Voodoo sound is software it is impossible for the sound quality to be improved. Software can't magically make a DAC not suck, or give an amp more power.
I'm not a fanboy by any means, I don't even own it yet. And you can do thousands of things on this device that's impossible on that locked-down hunk of garbage Apple refers to as iOS.
You don't own the Open Pandora, are making a blanket statement saying all phones have bad DAC and weak amps?
Do you have data to backup how much better the sound quality is?
Do you know how Voodoo sound works? I'll give you a clue; if you ever used a volume control... that is how software will "magically make a DAC not suck or give an amp more power".
What thousands of things can you do that I can't do on my iPhone 4?
I don't think I need to bring up your age... but when I was 13 or even 19 I wasn't spending hundreds of my parents money for something so ludicrous. Kids these days...
Edited by Lateness - 11/2/12 at 11:42am