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post #151 of 697

I wasn't expecting this.

 

It seems unusual for us not to have conclusive specs on the various iterations of Note 3s available throughout the world.  Usually by this time, we know which models have what DACs, let alone the highest available level of audio resolution.

 

Personally, I'm disinclined to go out and buy a Note 3 until I have a lot more information.  I might also wait to see whether 24/96 actually is crippled and, if so, whether there's a fix on XDA and whether it applies to every model or just one.


Edited by scrypt - 10/15/13 at 4:27am
post #152 of 697

Supercurio and his pals are sometimes sources of info on hardware, etc. They were discussing Note 3 recently.

 

https://twitter.com/supercurio

post #153 of 697

Yes, I'm familiar with Supercurio and follow him not only on twitter but on Google+ (though perhaps he'll post less with the new privacy settings).

 

I'd still like a definitive answer on the specs for each of the iterations of Note 3 before spending $700 and I doubt I'm the only one.

 

I'll probably wait on the Note 3 and pick it up in about a year, when the deals are good and we know exactly what we're getting.

post #154 of 697
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Originally Posted by scrypt View Post
 

Yes, I'm familiar with Supercurio and follow him not only on twitter but on Google+ (though perhaps he'll post less with the new privacy settings).

 

I'd still like a definitive answer on the specs for each of the iterations of Note 3 before spending $700 and I doubt I'm the only one.

 

I'll probably wait on the Note 3 and pick it up in about a year, when the deals are good and we know exactly what we're getting.

 

Because I wasn't too sure on this myself (the specs) and the lack of any detailed analysis/comparison of the sound, I've gotten the 5S instead haha. Usually What Hifi would have a little snippet on the sound quality, but they apparently weren't allowed to use their own headphones or music when testing the note 3.

post #155 of 697
It really isn't important what dac it has . The speaker sound sucks . But the Sq through the 3.5mm jack is beautiful
post #156 of 697
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Originally Posted by tattari View Post

I have both poweramp and jet audio purchased . Without changing anything in the equalizer they are both identical

Thank you tattari
post #157 of 697

I have this phone since 4 days and i can confirm that the audio quality (headphones, for me the speaker is absolutely not relevant...) is superb. Unfortunately i cannot compare with the Note 2 but i compared with an Iphone 5 and the Note 3 is better imho. It has more neutral sound, less ''artificial color'' and more ''true''. But im still curious to know which DAC is inside now (hehehe after 11 pages of discussion...).

 

Tomorrow i will start to enjoy my Note3's audio even better with the Sennheiser Momentum....

 

I will probably try to hack the volume with the mod on XDA....it's always good to have some more volume in case of ''necessity''.  Do you know if this mod will affect audio quality? (i mean i worst...)

 

My model is the N9005 with Snapdragon 800, bought from Germany.

post #158 of 697
I got mine from the mail today, the phone and SQ did not disappoint me, the volume is fine for me, I don't even think I need the hack.
post #159 of 697

i have the mod on , the "very loud" one , on my ATH-M50 they sound fine even at max , but they are a tad too loud for me :P so i just lower the volume a bit :D . and just wondering if neutron is really worth buying , knowing that i always leave the eq as is

post #160 of 697
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i have the mod on , the "very loud" one , on my ATH-M50 they sound fine even at max , but they are a tad too loud for me :P so i just lower the volume a bit biggrin.gif . and just wondering if neutron is really worth buying , knowing that i always leave the eq as is

Neutron is very Good music Player , i play all flat like you , i Dont like play ini music With equilaiser .
Neutron is slighly breiter than Jet Audio plus
These Two Player are My favorite music Player
post #161 of 697
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There are different versions of the Note 3.  Not all of them use a Wolfson DAC


It would seem from recent reports, none of them do, and none of them play 24bit files now either...

post #162 of 697
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It would seem from recent reports, none of them do, and none of them play 24bit files now either...

they do play 24-bit files , just not sure if the device down samples it or not 

post #163 of 697

It would be cool if somebody could compare the output power of the Note 3 and an iPhone. I mean how many iPhone volume clicks are left when it matches the maximum output of the Note 3. Obviously i assume that any iPhone (even the 5) has a more powerful headphone out.

 

On a side note regarding the 24 bit issue i must confess that it is a moot discussion since Note 3 hardware could do (at best) 12 or 13 bits of resolution with THD, IMD and crosstalk masking any low level sounds beyond that.
 

On real world scenarios the biggest benefit of using 24 bit material is that usually it is better mixed and/or mastered than the 16 bit counterparts. But 24 bits on portable audio powered by batteries is more of marketing gimmick than anything else. IMHO.

 

24 bits are great for audio processing and for $tudio-like listening environments (treated rooms, expensive monitors, amps and all).


Edited by elfary - 10/16/13 at 12:34am
post #164 of 697

I've had mine for a week now and although the speaker is a travesty that shouldn't have make it past QA in modern consumer electronics,(It's actually physically uncomfortable to listen to in certain spots) the headphone out is quite excellent sounding. It will not drive power hungry headphones well though. I found even my CIEMs were missing some oomph when plugged in to the Note 3 if I wanted to pump up the volume, but that has been the case with most of my phones. Now I'm looking for a sleek cable to connect to the Centrance Hifi-M8.

post #165 of 697
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Because I wasn't too sure on this myself (the specs) and the lack of any detailed analysis/comparison of the sound, I've gotten the 5S instead haha.

I'm very curious about iO7 and the fact that USB audio seems suddenly to be enabled.  

 

Nothing wrong with Apple devices vs. Android; for actually composing music, I'd choose iOS for a number of reasons, the most important being lower latency, RTOS (for some inexplicable reason, Android's based on Linux rather than RTLinux) and -- drum roll -- exceptional HW/SW support from legacy pro music companies.  

 

And now back to our Galaxy S cleverphones.

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