Originally Posted by Gintaras
then why all audiophiles are not lining up for Galaxy and suffer with Colorfly and else similar DAPs? collective masochism?
you know Dac Magic and Rega DAC both got Wolfson chips ... but somehow people prefer Rega over DacMagic by a wide margin. perhaps they are mad
oh, forgot.... LoL
Well, you know it's all about implementation. As far as why some people get the C3 is because it's good and most of all cheap. The Galaxy S1 was pretty popular at the time (especially with the release of Voodoo sound) but it's a smartphone and people upgrade their phones often - for instance I've had my S1 for close to 3 years now ans most people upgrade after their 1 or 2-year contract expires and hope for a decent sound but it's not their main requirement. And let's be honest the C3 costs a hundred bucks while a Galaxy S1 and Galaxy S3 will cost you respectively $300+ and $550+ depending on where you live without a contract.
Originally Posted by Kamakahah
I don't know if the galaxy 1 just happened to get lucky, but I own a Galaxy s2 and the DAC is a total P.O.S.
So much so that there are numerous threads of people wanting to be able to usb out to an external DAC. Unfortunately that option isn't available unless you have a S3. Oh well... I'm gonna upgrade when the new S4 comes out soon. Launch announce date is march 14th, woot!
It's not that the S1 was lucky or the yamaha DAC in the S2 is that bad but its implementation is very sub-par without decent EMI shielding and with the atrocious circa 50 ohm output impedance which pretty much makes it a bad choice for any iem.
Originally Posted by geko95gek
Either way, I see using a phone as the main DAP as not being serious about your music. If you wanna be a real audiophile get a dedicated DAP!
Well, it's not that much about seriousness as much as the portability of having an all-in-one device and the benefits of a smartphone - constant internet connection, connection to clouds, downloading of music on the go, managing playlists, tags and such. It does have its strong sides.
Edited by kova4a - 2/27/13 at 8:56am