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post #181 of 186
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Originally Posted by SmOgER View Post

Sadly, in EU/US it became kinda like a trend, implementing "beats audio", "Dolby", "SRS", etc / messing with sound settings instead of improving the actual hardware like chinese manufacturers started doing recently. The exclusions are obviously iPhone (not saying that it can't be improved) and HTC One flagship series to extent (yes they do have beats audio, but with it disabled the sound is pretty good).

I haven't had the chance to try the Chinese phone yet. But for a fully built audiophile unit....I rather go with DAP to save battery, and music quality both at the same time. There is a reason why dedicated DAP has short battery life, and smartphone is not...same battery type and similar capacity. Correct ?

That is why I say there is no such thing as audiophile phone yet ! Until later , probably ? And I am telling you that I listen to music through Z3 without any EQ.....I don't EQ IEMS stuff, beside my loud stereo in the house.

And why I bought a ZX2 biggrin.gif....and trust me, I tried Z3 vs others...the Z3 is better, but low output. That is all. IPhone sounds 3x louder, but doesn't mean it play music leaner, or instruments details better. Read in gsm, and u will see Z3 is leaner. That can't be software alone
post #182 of 186

Has anyone use AllView mobiles? Thay are made in China but sold on east european market.

post #183 of 186
Whitigir,
You don't get it smily_headphones1.gif
The Z3 has somewhat altered frequency response "by default". You woud HAVE TO use EQ to make it truly flat. That's why you THINK that it's reproducing higher SQ.
As for the battery life, partly it's because of more efficient CPUs in flagship smarthpones and millions of dollars of investments in SW/FW optimizations (optimizations like this one).
Edited by SmOgER - Yesterday at 6:27 am
post #184 of 186

Want to buy Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, used one for less :3

post #185 of 186
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Originally Posted by SmOgER View Post

Whitigir,
You don't get it smily_headphones1.gif
The Z3 has somewhat altered frequency response "by default". You woud HAVE TO use EQ to make it truly flat. That's why you THINK that it's reproducing higher SQ.
As for the battery life, partly it's because of more efficient CPUs in flagship smarthpones and millions of dollars of investments in SW/FW optimizations (optimizations like this one).

Are you an engineer of short ? Or just an enthusiast ? And a little bias ?

First off, equalizing or alternating the frequency doesn't bring out leaner sound.....and when people say leaner, it means more subtles detail with cleaner sound....not more trebles and less bass as any equalizer would do. These leaner or muddier sound are all related to hardware, and not software alone.

Second off, as any dedicated devices, the materials, the components will all yield different sound quality. A more efficient resistors and capacitors in a smartphone doesn't yield the same sound quality as a more expensive, more exotic material which was made specially for audio quality......same as a real drum, a drum with different leather and housing with the same sizes will sound different ! Indeniable facts!

If you have been playing with tube amplifiers ever, you will know different bulbs will bring different sound signature. The same as digital transitor, capacitor, resistors.,,,etc....etc....even the quality of the board....etc Will all account into the quality.

The dedicated DAP is less efficient because it was designed to preserve, and amplify, and play the digital music as close to the record as much as possible...that mean any corners cuts will result in different quality.

This is similar to any arguments between how an MP3 can save storage, and still sound good....it can't not sound good, it only produce sounds. The sound you hear = vocal, low, mid, high......the more quality musics or real music will be the resonances of the instruments, the tones, the details....the spaces....the power on each notes and beats....etc.

Those are the differences. An MP3 playing violin can not be perceived as violin, but just a string instrument....if you play a real violin....or on any good vinyl then it will sound like a violin..
Edited by Whitigir - Yesterday at 7:24 am
post #186 of 186
Well that's a bit of a offtopic here. I do agree with you on the smartphone vs dedicated DAP opinion, that's why there was a word "PARTLY" in my previous post. You can't assume that battery life directly translates as a indicator of SQ, that's all there was for you to take from that paragraph. As for the "leaner sound", that's all perception. Just like the perceived soundstage can be hugely affected by frequency response, so is perceived linearity can be altered just as well. We could almost draw an equation mark between objective perceived frequency response linearity and perceived sound linearity. I say almost cause perceived FR is still very much objective and it will depend on your actual headphones (it's entirely possible that unwanted source coloration will affect them positively, but will sound crappy with another pair) and even on what music you listen to. And for the record, highs are certainly not the kind of tones which make the sound to appear most linear.
Edited by SmOgER - Yesterday at 7:41 am
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