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post #466 of 661
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
 

Other than the screen, am almost tempted to ditch my Note 3...

 

Apple's SQ has lured me back - to the 5S, sounds so much cleaner than the Note 3...

 

Not sure whether to be ashamed by that or not!

 

This phone can be also a good alternative if you can handle a 6'' 2K screen, the designe is very thin and beautifull, full of power and microSD, cheaper than a Iphone, he is in my wishlist !

 

The Vivo went all out with the audio features - the Xplay 3S TI OPA2604 amp, ESS Technology ES9018 DAC and the DTS Headphones:X

 

Source : http://www.gsmarena.com/renders_of_vivo_xplay_3s_and_its_qhd_screen_leak-news-7388.php

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post #467 of 661
Oh, that's tasty! First time I think that someone has implemented a separate DAC from the inbuilt one in the S800, encouraging.
post #468 of 661

So I just plugged my Note 3 > OTG > JDS C5D > HD650.

Very happy with te result, especially the fact it all just works out of the box. :)

 

Even my 24/192 files, but guessing they just get down sampled :)

 

Scott

post #469 of 661
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
 

Other than the screen, am almost tempted to ditch my Note 3...

 

Apple's SQ has lured me back - to the 5S, sounds so much cleaner than the Note 3...

 

Not sure whether to be ashamed by that or not!

 

Don't feel ashamed.


Reluctantly i sold my treasured iPhone 4s to purchase a 5s and i'm delighted. The iPhone 5s has the cleanest headphone out ever built into a phone. The clarity, accuracy and blackness is unparalleled and i don't think any current Android can touch it unless you start to pile up devices but then it's not the Android smartphone what you're listening to.


Edited by elfary - 1/17/14 at 1:23am
post #470 of 661
For me Android is only doable as a portable player due to USB audio, if I could do IEMs and just wanted a single device (in a hypothetical world where audio is the only consideration for my smartphone) then I'd certainly be on iOS right now. Since I only really like cans I prefer the Android way, although with UAPP now you don't really have to 'pile things up' at this point - some stuff like the Dragonfly are virtually in-line.
post #471 of 661
The Note 3 and C5D combo is kickass. Getting my C5D shortly.
post #472 of 661
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For me Android is only doable as a portable player due to USB audio, if I could do IEMs and just wanted a single device (in a hypothetical world where audio is the only consideration for my smartphone) then I'd certainly be on iOS right now. Since I only really like cans I prefer the Android way, although with UAPP now you don't really have to 'pile things up' at this point - some stuff like the Dragonfly are virtually in-line.

 

I can relate to that.

 

If was into big cans i don't think i would have an iPhone.

 

Funny enough your hypothetical world where audio is the only consideration for a smartphone matches my real world. On a smartphone i just care about audio.

post #473 of 661
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I can relate to that.

If was into big cans i don't think i would have an iPhone.

Funny enough your hypothetical world where audio is the only consideration for a smartphone matches my real world. On a smartphone i just care about audio.

It's still a very important consideration, that's partly why I like the USB audio approach so much - I can choose a smartphone based on a constellation of other qualities, knowing I'll enjoy the same great quality for audio.
post #474 of 661
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It's still a very important consideration, that's partly why I like the USB audio approach so much - I can choose a smartphone based on a constellation of other qualities, knowing I'll enjoy the same great quality for audio.


That's a valid point. I find myself returning to the iPhone because I don't need anything else to get good sound. No DAC, cables, or anything. Just plug in a good pair of easy-powered headphones, and you're good to go. I'm still not sure if I'm happy with this phone, after i sold my iP5 ~3 months ago.

post #475 of 661
If anyone wants to buy a "love Mei" case for this phone I'm selling mine.
post #476 of 661
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This phone can be also a good alternative if you can handle a 6'' 2K screen, the designe is very thin and beautifull, full of power and microSD, cheaper than a Iphone, he is in my wishlist !

 

The Vivo went all out with the audio features - the Xplay 3S TI OPA2604 amp, ESS Technology ES9018 DAC and the DTS Headphones:X

 

Source : http://www.gsmarena.com/renders_of_vivo_xplay_3s_and_its_qhd_screen_leak-news-7388.php

can someone pls elaborate what type of ES9018 is being used here because there is a mobile version of this chip that has implemented into recent music player. The performance of mobile version is inferior.

This phone surprised me with alot of nice features; however, the battery size and casing are not that persuasive. I'd rather spend money on real audiophile DAPs rather than some mainstream phones...

Btw, can anyone provide me with output impedance of Iphone 5s compared to the 4. Up until now iphone 4 with output <1 is really an amazing devices for high-end monitors.


Edited by gearofwar - 1/20/14 at 8:31pm
post #477 of 661

For the xPlay, I'm waiting for review and availability in EU, my idea is to replace a Note2 + Nexus 7 + DAP with one device, I know I'm dreaming ;)

 

You can follow this device and post questions here : http://www.head-fi.org/t/695771/vivo-xplay-3s-with-ess9018-and-opa2604


Edited by Migou67 - 1/21/14 at 12:43am
post #478 of 661

Got my Note 3 working with an older model Audio-gd NFB12 with the Tenor 7022 chip (won't with the 8022 chip or USB32). I presume any AGD DAC/Amp with the 7022 chip would work as well. Sounds excellent.

post #479 of 661

Got official 4.4.2 OTA on my Note 3 tonight BTW guys. Mine is parallel imported here to NZ from somewhere in Asia, which seems to be getting the earlier roll-out along with parts of eastern Europe. If yours is from either of those regions you might like to check for updates (or just check anyway to satisfy your OCD).

post #480 of 661
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Got official 4.4.2 OTA on my Note 3 tonight BTW guys. Mine is parallel imported here to NZ from somewhere in Asia, which seems to be getting the earlier roll-out along with parts of eastern Europe. If yours is from either of those regions you might like to check for updates (or just check anyway to satisfy your OCD).

Thanks.

 

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