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post #31 of 98
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Originally Posted by isis View Post

Galaxy Note 2 by far - 0.9 ohms output impedance, Wolfson DAC, USB Audio, 3100mAh battery, microSD, FLAC support out of the box.

 

This!

post #32 of 98
If being smaller than HTC is really important to you, the only current gen phones that really fit are iPhones -- 4s or 5. I have I9300 now and love the sound, but all the Androids are about the same size as HTC One.

I'm 6'6", and DIDN'T get iPhone because it was too small for me. biggrin.gif
Edited by Baroninkjet - 7/11/13 at 11:18pm
post #33 of 98
Thread Starter 

Is the sound quality and loudness of speaker-out are similar in HTC One and HTC One X?

post #34 of 98

I'm using Note 2 with Neutron MP running 64bits (I run EQ)

Sounds about equal or slightly better than my previous sony/ cowon DAPs.

post #35 of 98
I own the HTC one m7 and owned the one x and it was terrible sounding from the speaker unlike my new HTC one which sounds pretty decent and excellent compared to any other phone ive heard. The one x us variant isn't the tegra.3 which are known to have terrible audio quality mine was the same dac as the US galaxy S3 which aren't bad but the new htc one is better than anything I have heard including my iPhone 4s which was great

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post #36 of 98
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I'm aware about the difference in the sound produced by the speaker(s) between HTC One and One X. However, what is your opinion in the quality of the sound of the speaker-out only?

 

And b), are you implying there are at least two versions of HTC One X? With different DACs?

post #37 of 98

Iphone 4 hands down. Just puchased one and like it better than my Samsung Note2 with Voodoo.

post #38 of 98
That's weird. I owned an iPhone 4 and 4s, they both sounded great but better than a wolfy note 2? And yes there is an international HTC One X with a tegra 3 and a US HTC One X with a snapdragon same one as the gs3, also later came a US HTC One x+ with 64gb and a tegra 3 lol...

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post #39 of 98
HTC One with Sennheiser Momentum is perfection. Clear neutral sound all around
post #40 of 98

best phone for an audiophile?

 

the phone that doesnt have a headphone out socket.

post #41 of 98
Thread Starter 

How about the loudness of speaker-out in Iphone 4, 5 and Htc One?

post #42 of 98
The best Samsung S4 GT-I9500, try it for yourself.
post #43 of 98

I need to know: What cable to connect galaxy S3 to Leckerton UHA-6S MKII. THE Leckerton has inputs micro USB; but I can't find such a thing. There are optical and coax inputs as well. I would think Micro USB, being the simplest, would be best for on the go portability. Any thoughts on methods, type, and some links would be really appreciated. Primary phones are Denons with Lawton mods.

post #44 of 98
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Originally Posted by etwannabe View Post

I need to know: What cable to connect galaxy S3 to Leckerton UHA-6S MKII. THE Leckerton has inputs micro USB; but I can't find such a thing. There are optical and coax inputs as well. I would think Micro USB, being the simplest, would be best for on the go portability. Any thoughts on methods, type, and some links would be really appreciated. Primary phones are Denons with Lawton mods.

 

That's kind of off-topic. We are trying to figure a winner on a smart phone on this thread.

post #45 of 98
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Originally Posted by VeXun View Post

That's weird. I owned an iPhone 4 and 4s, they both sounded great but better than a wolfy note 2? And yes there is an international HTC One X with a tegra 3 and a US HTC One X with a snapdragon same one as the gs3, also later came a US HTC One x+ with 64gb and a tegra 3 lol...

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2

 

Depends on what type of sound OP wants/prefers... warm or cold. And also, if the OP is willing to install a custom ROM. For instance, the i9300/N7100 (Galaxy S III/Note II) have completely different sound profiles based on if you're running CM10.1 or a Samsung ROM. Samsung almost completely cuts off all sub-bass. CM10.1 has a much better SQ, with sub-bass intact, with the on-board Wolfson DAC... especially if you run a custom kernel along with it. 

 

If you like a colder (IMHO) and tighter response, the iPhone is the way to go. I'm a software developer, so I have a BUNCH of phones and the iPhone is one of them. I've used the 4 and 4S and the only thing different is that the 4S is louder. Higher headphone output voltage.

 

The thing to remember about your choice is that if you're going to be using an amp, the i9300/i9500 is the way to go, since they have a VERY nice output, but aren't very loud. The iPhone has a nice primary output, but it can't be customized in anywhere near the way the Android devices can... like Oversampling, DAC Direct, or Anti-Jitter that's built into the driver/DAC.

 

I also see that you've mentioned the One X and One X+, which both have abysmal headphone out. The One X+ is particularly bad. It's almost like there's no shielding at all on the audio. There's SO much EM interference.


Edited by HAL 9000 - 8/13/13 at 7:05pm
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