Is it normal for iTunes to not allow a direct transfer to the phone / possibly vice versa? It works on my Walkman F807 but not on this. Just received it but I don't want to go through the PITA method of uploading every new song into WMP in order to sync it considering I add new music often and it'll be irritating to find each and every new recently added song to sync.
Edit: I haven't done extensive testing, but the Note 3 is higher than my realistic expectations (lower than my what-I-wanted-it-to-be expectations).
Compared to my Sony F807,
Note 3: (note I only compared for like 5~10 minutes; no time):
- slightly less spacious soundstage + worse imaging (they were about even but within my like 10 minutes of testing this is how I felt)
- more audible distortion (some were from the mp3 files, not sure if others were because of the DAC itself not being able to handle too much "action")
- hi-hats were slightly more audible
- less depth in bass
- female vocals slightly more recessed (slightly imaging-related)
I will be taking the Note 3 to school to do extensive listening and leave the Walkman at home for now because my pockets will be fat with a wallet, an F807, and now a bigass Note 3 in a case so hopefully I can make a decision within a week :).
I've read this has the Qualcomm WCD9320. I wanted the G2 but there's no removable battery / removable SD so it was a dealbreaker. Plus the Verizon variant looks beyond cheap compared to the normal one. Some people say the G2 have the new Wolfson DAC while other say it has the Qualcomm WCD9320 due to the SoC.
Edited by AyeVeeN - 10/16/13 at 8:57pm