Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Best phone to listen to music?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best phone to listen to music?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Oops. I just dropped my iPod Touch while cleaning it yesterday, shattering the screen. With all the glass bits falling off, I was surprised to see it still functioning.

I've always listened to my music through the iTouch but now with all the spidery cracks and chards falling, I need something new.

I guess many have regarded Apple as a fairly good choice for mobile phone audio sources. However, I'm also looking at a lot of other phones such as the Galaxy S3.

Any info on if other smartphones will be inferior to the iPhone source wise?

I have no plans on buying an amp, unfortunately.
post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 
Any suggestions guys?
post #3 of 12

I can't really answer as I don't use my phone to play music. 

Just a suggestion that you may have more luck asking your question in one of the forums dedicated to portable devices.

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Oops. :P
Well I'm thinking between the S3 and the iPhone 5.
Wonder if the S3 will have a good a audio jack as the iPhone...
post #5 of 12
I saw this a few days ago, seems relevant. http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/02/iphone-vs-rivals-audio-tests/
post #6 of 12

it's hard to beat apples audio components in terms of phones. i think there are a few androids that use better stuff. the s3 uses a wolfson dac. i'd be more concerned about noise floor. 

post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by yepimonfire View Post

it's hard to beat apples audio components in terms of phones. i think there are a few androids that use better stuff. the s3 uses a wolfson dac. i'd be more concerned about noise floor. 

Only the international version the NA version doesn't.  If you do get the international one though if you root your phone you can install vodoo audio and get the most out of the phones dac/amp supposedly can power 300ohm headphones well.

post #8 of 12

according to engadget its iphone 4/4s

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by yepimonfire View Post

it's hard to beat apples audio components in terms of phones. i think there are a few androids that use better stuff. the s3 uses a wolfson dac. i'd be more concerned about noise floor. 

Dang it! Was seriously considering the S3 but now I have to reconsider :P

Interestingly though, if you search up "iPhone 5 Galaxy S3 Drop Test" from the channel AndroidAuthority, the iPhone fares way better in the drop test. It's near indestructible... Pretty good for head jamming session accidents. tongue.gif
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empire1 View Post


Dang it! Was seriously considering the S3 but now I have to reconsider :P
Interestingly though, if you search up "iPhone 5 Galaxy S3 Drop Test" from the channel AndroidAuthority, the iPhone fares way better in the drop test. It's near indestructible... Pretty good for head jamming session accidents. tongue.gif

why don't you go to your mobile phone provider and demo some of the headphone outs on the phones?

post #11 of 12

Still wrong forum.

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
My bad guys for the wrong forum.

Anyway I decided to get the iPhone 5 based on reviews from several sites. I prefer the Apple's sound card over the Wolfson offered by the S3. And Apple's iTunes is unmatched by anything offered by Android.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Best phone to listen to music?