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post #136 of 239
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Can You recommend a dsp for iphone?

 

Looks like it's available for iphone.  If you have the 5S, it could do 64 bit processing since iphone 5s has a 64 bit processor.  Mine it only 32 since Galaxy S4 is 32 bit processing.

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neutron-music-player/id766858884?mt=8


Edited by SilverEars - 3/28/14 at 5:30am
post #137 of 239
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The iPhone 5 measures pretty much perfect; it isn't the one at fault.

I'm not denying it measures well.  Lots of sources measures well, but sonically it could be different.  This is subjective I know since it's not measured objectively, but we cannot close ourselves of other variables that are not aware of that cannot be perceived objectively that adds to the sonic difference.  If you look at it, the sound measurements for headphones has not been perfected yet, Sean Olive is coming up with a new way to measure headphones, so lets keep our mind open.

 

The S4 measures well with 1.2 output impedance, and to me it has wider sound and with neutron it's clear sounding(probably more warmth although the graph is neutral). Fiio measures well with the lowest output impedance possible, but to my ears it sounds less natural or less analog.

 

If we limit ourselves to what knowledge, we can possibly limit your self to possibilities.  we might be missing out on lots of things that we are not willing to try and would enjoy.  I agree it's good to be skeptical to keep things in check, but it's also helpful to have an open mind.


Edited by SilverEars - 3/28/14 at 5:50am
post #138 of 239
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I'm not denying it measures well.  Lots of sources measures well, but sonically it could be different.  This is subjective I know since it's not measured objectively, but we cannot close ourselves of other variables that are not aware of that cannot be perceived objectively that adds to the sonic difference.  If you look at it, the sound measurements for headphones has not been perfected yet, Sean Olive is coming up with a new way to measure headphones, so lets keep our mind open.

 

The S4 measures well with 1.2 output impedance, and to me it has wider sound and with neutron it's clear sounding(probably more warmth although the graph is neutral). Fiio measures well with the lowest output impedance possible, but to my ears it sounds less natural or less analog.

 

If we limit ourselves to what knowledge, we can possibly limit your self to possibilities.  we might be missing out on lots of things that we are not willing to try and would enjoy.  I agree it's good to be skeptical to keep things in check, but it's also helpful to have an open mind.

There is no sonic difference - at this point it's still an electrical signal and we are very good at comparing electrical signals.

 

Sean Olive is coming up with a FR target for headphones - hardly anything new or magically unprecedented.

 

I'm sure these differences will disappear on a blind test.


Edited by higbvuyb - 3/28/14 at 5:56am
post #139 of 239
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The iPhone 5 measures pretty much perfect; it isn't the one at fault.

Seriously?

So anything that measures perfect sounds perfect?

Wow, really....have you even listened to it?

It is one of the worst sounding daps out there...
post #140 of 239
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Seriously?

So anything that measures perfect sounds perfect?

You can't listen to a voltage. You can only listen to sounds.  The headphone out of the iPhone 5 produces an electrical signal, not a sound.

 

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Wow, really....have you even listened to it?

It is one of the worst sounding daps out there...

Yes; it sounded great. There are many people who would agree with me.

 

This is why we have blind tests.

post #141 of 239
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You can't listen to a voltage. You can only listen to sounds.  The headphone out of the iPhone 5 produces an electrical signal, not a sound.

Yes; it sounded great. There are many people who would agree with me.

This is why we have blind tests.
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You cant listen to measurements either.
post #142 of 239
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Originally Posted by MagnumOpus View Post
You cant listen to measurements either.

Do you know how blind tests work?

post #143 of 239
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Originally Posted by higbvuyb View Post

Do you know how blind tests work?

You close your eyes?
post #144 of 239
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

Looks like it's available for iphone.  If you have the 5S, it could do 64 bit processing since iphone 5s has a 64 bit processor.  Mine it only 32 since Galaxy S4 is 32 bit processing.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neutron-music-player/id766858884?mt=8

Looks allright, thank you, but I stream through Wimp so other players dont do any good.
post #145 of 239
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Looks allright, thank you, but I stream through Wimp so other players dont do any good.

 

Definitely not audiophile.....

post #146 of 239
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
 

 

Definitely not audiophile.....

Whats wrong with lossless streaming?

post #147 of 239
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Nothing wrong with lossless streaming, notthing wrong with iPods either.
post #148 of 239
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You close your eyes?

You listen. So saying "You cant listen to measurements either" isn't relevant at all.

post #149 of 239

Well now, this is kind of awkward. I just got my new iPhone 5 so I had to download all my android apps from the appstore, and thus the Wimp for iphone. And the factory setting on this (allthough I subscribe to lossless streaming service) is aac 96kbps. Seems I had neglected to change the settings. That made all the difference. 

post #150 of 239

I recommend Capriccio as a FLAC playing app,

such a shame you can't get an analogue line out, as the headphone amp

is pretty pathetic.

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