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post #3616 of 3625

Ok, thanks again.

So, I assume Note 3 Pro is rather on the warmer side - haven't heard any of the X3 series but X1 isn't very neutral for me.

How about Redmi 3 Pro, is it much worse than Note 3 Pro in terms of sound?

 

I don't know for sure, but I assume than any of those devices have dedicated DAC and audio process runs through Snapdragon.

post #3617 of 3625

I still like my Snapdragon 800 Note 3

 

I find very little difference when using my Fiio E17k

 

and it sounds as good to me as the various Ipads in the house - including and Ipad 3, 4, and an Air 2 ....

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I have several phones, and over the past year or so have had several DAPs and DACs, and multi thousand dollar IEMs and budget ones too, but for musical ENJOYMENT, I'm more than happy with the G5,module and soundmagiv E80, Happy days

 

I am literally dying without the module. I had to order another one, and I found a great deal on one but it is being shipped from Israel and is taking 17 business days. I'm dying without it! I miss it that much! Glad yours is still providing lots of joy. I sure wish the G5 would get more attention. 

 

-Collin-

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I am literally dying without the module. I had to order another one, and I found a great deal on one but it is being shipped from Israel and is taking 17 business days. I'm dying without it! I miss it that much! Glad yours is still providing lots of joy. I sure wish the G5 would get more attention. 

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Hey SeeSax, have you ever tried the HTC 10? I'm trying to get people's opinion who have tried both. I know I have to get rid of one of these phines but they both sound great in their own way. When I think I've made up my mind and decide to sell one, I get cold feet and change my mind. My wife thinks I'm crazy lol.
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Hey SeeSax, have you ever tried the HTC 10? I'm trying to get people's opinion who have tried both. I know I have to get rid of one of these phines but they both sound great in their own way. When I think I've made up my mind and decide to sell one, I get cold feet and change my mind. My wife thinks I'm crazy lol.

 

While I love the HTC 10, I think the G5 outclassed it as an actual phone. I like the camera better, I like the screen better and I like the audio quality better with the B&O module than the HTC 10. They're both great, but for me the G5 simply checked more boxes. 

 

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post #3621 of 3625

I have the Letv Le1 Pro US version loaded with the 14S US version firmware and there is no problem with turning on hifi mode.

 

I can confirm that once I have this phone I am now listening to music on this rather than on the iBasso DX90. It's that good! The only problem is that there are no dedicated buttons on the phone like <<,||/>, >> on the DAP. So anytime I need pause or skip a song I have to turn turn the phone screen back on.

 

 

 

 

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I have a new information regarding Letv Le Pro which I once said that US version SQ is worse than Chinese version

 

This is because the stock rom has a "Hifi bug" that makes hifi unable even turning on in setting.

 

Here is the link for new Firmware that will enable HIFI everywhere: http://forum.xda-developers.com/leeco-le1-pro/development/leeco-le1-pro-stock-rom-official-t3417700

 

The sound is now so nearly Letv Max already.

 

I would rank this smartphone as highest pound per pound in term of audiophile and overall spec compared to its price...

 

So if anyone would like to use this one as music streaming listening, this would be great as well.

 

BTW, once this rom is generated, now aliexpress store increases price of this US version smartphone by $10-20 also. 

post #3622 of 3625
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I have the Letv Le1 Pro US version loaded with the 14S US version firmware and there is no problem with turning on hifi mode.

I can confirm that once I have this phone I am now listening to music on this rather than on the iBasso DX90. It's that good! The only problem is that there are no dedicated buttons on the phone like <<,||/>, >> on the DAP. So anytime I need pause or skip a song I have to turn turn the phone screen back on.




You know what. You are not the only one. I am using letv max and everyday I use ak240 less and less and now the dust is so thick on it haha. I might consider selling it once ibasso dx200 is ready lol since i am now a tidal and music streaming user.
post #3623 of 3625
So I've received my mi note pro. I'm very happy with it. Sound is fine, phone is good quality. I'm just not sure how this hi-fi dać works. With Poweramp Alpha app is showing me that it uses Snapdragon 24bits no matter which option i choose in phone properties. Sound changes though.
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post #3625 of 3625
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Originally Posted by Li Ching Yuen View Post

But anyways, the aforementioned Ulefone Vienna seems to be the first HiFI budget smartphone indeed. People that have heard it say that it's a pretty decent phone with a very stock UI and good headphone output. Speaker seems to be loud but not very good and uninspiringly placed on the device

To be fair, the speaker for the LG V10 is also "uninspiringly placed", and one of the common gripes is that it doesn't have a second for stereo output (like other flagships do when held in landscape). That said, if I'm buying a phone with a headphone amp in it, it's because I'm going to plug my guaranteed excellent head speakers into it. So, if that new phone's DAC/amp are placed in a well-engineered signal chain, it could bring a good audiophile experience to more people.

I've been supremely happy with my LG V10, but it is a battery hog and gets hot as a firecracker if you do anything with it (especially involving any extra circuitry, like GPS/maps, camera [there is a quick camera option that gets enabled in my pocket every so often], or the HiFi DAC). Maybe having a phone with a good battery and smaller processor would actually give you a better sound-centric experience if you don't need a pocket supercomputer.
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