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post #16 of 265
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Originally Posted by HadenVR View Post

 

The upcoming Nexus 4 will most likely support usb OTG which will allow access to external storage such as usb flash drives/hdd natively via usb OTG cable which by any chance if doesn't support natively out of the box;can always root and use Stickmount. 

Example - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIGj4LZhwoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYHlbvH69w4

 

That *should* be true, but the only real evidence we have to base a prediction on is what happened with the Nexus 7, which did not support external storage with OTG (without Root and solutions like Stickmount). While Rooting will be trivial because it is a Nexus device many people don't want to do that to their devices and may be screwed over if Google repeats what they did with the Nexus 7.

post #17 of 265
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

 

That *should* be true, but the only real evidence we have to base a prediction on is what happened with the Nexus 7, which did not support external storage with OTG (without Root and solutions like Stickmount). While Rooting will be trivial because it is a Nexus device many people don't want to do that to their devices and may be screwed over if Google repeats what they did with the Nexus 7.

Honestly if by any chance the Nexus 4 doesn't support OTG natively without rooting(which majority of nexus devices owners like myself already rooted their devices and isn't an issue to them) and someone requires OTG natively without willing to root due to concerns if something going haywire with their device/etc, they should look else where more towards a device that is more consumer friendly like the Galaxy S III/Galaxy Note II/etc which already does support OTG natively without rooting..

post #18 of 265

Anyone wondering about the DAC of the upcoming Nexus 4, it appears to be the same WCD9310 found in the US version of the Galaxy S III.

Source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1964850

post #19 of 265
"Dynamic range: 82.5" - so the Nexus 4 isn't going to be very loud :-/
post #20 of 265

I just measured the output impedance of the headphone jack on mine and it looks to be about 2-3 ohms, which is excellent. This means it should match well with pretty much any headphone/IEM. I'm quite happy and surprised to see it measure this well. From what I've seen online about how many other phones measure, only Apple phones are down this low. There's a chance I messed up the measurement though - the plug I was using wouldn't go fully into the jack for some reason and I had to hold it down.

 

I've only listened to it for about 15 minutes but it sounds great so far. Not much audible hiss at all with my JH13.


Edited by Zenja - 11/23/12 at 8:28am
post #21 of 265
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Originally Posted by Zenja View Post

From what I've seen online about how many other phones measure, only Apple phones are down this low. 

 

The Note 2 is also around the 2ohm mark.

post #22 of 265
Great. Maybe this is a trend now.
post #23 of 265

audio quality seems to be getting quite a bit of favourable feedback

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2004772&highlight=audio+quality

 

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post #24 of 265
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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post

audio quality seems to be getting quite a bit of favourable feedback

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2004772&highlight=audio+quality

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That's my thread! haha

But yeah i'm really liking the audio quality of the Nexus 4 smily_headphones1.gif

*edit*

interesting linky here...

http://supercurio.project-voodoo.org/perso/brian/Nexus%204.htm
Edited by ilikepooters - 11/23/12 at 2:37pm
post #25 of 265

Hei Ilikepooters,

 

do you know if it was measured after the other measure you posted and which is linked in the AnandTech review? Interestingly, supercurio is measuring with 32Bit/44.1KHz... Why the heck did he play Files with 32Bit? I think that are not the standard settings of the Oudiofiles either. Maybe this could've caused the massive distortion and the treble rolloff?

 

Greetings, KoRnasteniker

post #26 of 265
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Originally Posted by Kornasteniker View Post

Why the heck did he play Files with 32Bit?

That's just the recording settings he used, not what he played back. My PC soundcard, for instance, natively supports only 32 bit.
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Originally Posted by Kornasteniker View Post

Maybe this could've caused the massive distortion and the treble rolloff?

Non-sense.
post #27 of 265

That's the reason why i asked...

because i didn't know ;)

post #28 of 265
I want to buy the Etymotic hf2 headset to go with the Nexus 4 (whenever that's back in stock). Can anyone tell me if they'll definitely be compatible with the N4? I've heard there are some incompatibilities where some headsets use a ring for ground and the sleeve for mic and vice versa so the sound comes out muffled and distorted if the phone has a different set-up.
post #29 of 265
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Originally Posted by r3loaded View Post

I've heard there are some incompatibilities where some headsets use a ring for ground and the sleeve for mic and vice versa so the sound comes out muffled and distorted if the phone has a different set-up.

That happened to me with the Samsung Galaxy S 1, it used a non-standard configuration, Gawd knows why, and it made every headset out there completely useless with it. That's an isolated case though, you shouldn't have that problem with the Nexus 4 (and I know its predecessor, the Galaxy Nexus, doesn't have that problem).
post #30 of 265
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Originally Posted by skamp View Post

That happened to me with the Samsung Galaxy S 1, it used a non-standard configuration, Gawd knows why, and it made every headset out there completely useless with it. That's an isolated case though, you shouldn't have that problem with the Nexus 4 (and I know its predecessor, the Galaxy Nexus, doesn't have that problem).
My phone right now is the Galaxy S - you mean to say that my phone was the crazy one all this time?! tongue.gif I've just been using the stock headset so far (which are relatively decent for bundled earphones) so I've never encountered issues like that personally.

Thanks for your help, I'll go ahead and order the hf2 then. I'm looking forward to the world of high-quality audio biggrin.gif
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