Originally Posted by Smartaudiophone
@KopaneDePooj Yeah, the HTC10 sounds great, i own that phone myself right now. If you get better headphones, try it with poweramp and hi-res output enabled (Poweramp settings - audio - output - high-res output - enable the switch wired headset/aux. This will disable boom-sound, but the quality will be fabulous.Poweramp can crash occasionally while you have that enabled cause it`s an experimental feature, but it`s worth it. Even without that, the phone sounds better with poweramp than with any other player i`ve tried so far.
I wonder some ppl like HTC sound. Maybe by this model something has changed in sound quality, but I doubt... I had HTC M7, then I had chance to listen to HTC M8... Out of doubt, sound is very clean. But it's flat, it has no meat-n-juice that is essential for audio smartphone. Bass is too much - it's just a loud boom-boom-boom. And it comes as no surprise, because it's simply a Qualcomm and it says all... To me its sound always has been dull. And it's getting especially obvious, if there is a chance to compare to other smartphones and mid-range players on good tracks.
I also owned Nubia Z9 classic. It has Asahi-Kasei audio chip, which sounds more promising than a Qualcomm. Stereo separation is very good. Sound is clean. But again - sound is simplified, not detailed enough, it's a bit too flat.
VIVO is good, out of doubt. It's pretty tricky to choose between specific models, because one is better here, another one is better there, sound warmness is different. But anyway, this is what can be called 'a smartphone for audiophile', not HTC and not Nubia. Sorry, guys, did not mean to offend anyone - if you are fine with HTC sound, great, enjoy! ;)
Edited by alexandis - Today at 4:00 am