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post #91 of 695

Got mine yesterday:

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What a brilliant piece of kit. I upgraded from Note 2 and thought that had good autio output via the 3.5mm jack but this is even better. I'm hearing details in my favourite music that are not as apparent on the Note 2.Whatever chip the Note 3 uses, Samsung did a good job with it for sure. I'm using VSonic GR07 MkII and they are a well made match for this phone. As someone mentioned earlier, you get that tube amp feel to the music. It's warm and you feel comfortable surrounded by it.

post #92 of 695
Has anyone with a rooted Note 2 that has a custom audio kernel compared it with a Note 3?


The stock Note 2 audio can be improved by rooting and using a custom kernel that has tweaks for the Wolfson DAC. Regardless it seems stock Note 3 (S800 or Wolfson) is superior to stock Note 2.
post #93 of 695
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Originally Posted by mrk View Post
 

Got mine yesterday:

ijxEvpM.jpg

 

What a brilliant piece of kit. I upgraded from Note 2 and thought that had good autio output via the 3.5mm jack but this is even better. I'm hearing details in my favourite music that are not as apparent on the Note 2.Whatever chip the Note 3 uses, Samsung did a good job with it for sure. I'm using VSonic GR07 MkII and they are a well made match for this phone. As someone mentioned earlier, you get that tube amp feel to the music. It's warm and you feel comfortable surrounded by it.

 

Do you know which Note 3 you have? Is it the N9005, N9002, N9000?

post #94 of 695
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Do you know which Note 3 you have? Is it the N9005, N9002, N9000?

Hi, mine is the N9005 so Snapdragon 800. I'm not on 4G yet but that is enabled from December on 3.
post #95 of 695
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Originally Posted by Rpg2 View Post

Has anyone with a rooted Note 2 that has a custom audio kernel compared it with a Note 3?


The stock Note 2 audio can be improved by rooting and using a custom kernel that has tweaks for the Wolfson DAC. Regardless it seems stock Note 3 (S800 or Wolfson) is superior to stock Note 2.

Yes. My earlier n9005 v n7100 comparison I should specify my note 2 was running wanam lite with Perseus kernel. I still like the n9005 sound over my n7100 out of neutron player.
Edited by kkcc - 10/2/13 at 3:05am
post #96 of 695

Good. I don't think there's going to that many game changing features.thank you

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Edited by iworkjobs - 10/2/13 at 5:51am
post #97 of 695
Well ...
I have the Note 3 n9005 snap version for two day.
This smartphone sound good in my opinion.
I am a purist and don t like to use equalizer and similar.
For the above reason, at first, I underevaluate the adapt sound option in settings-sound.
Well ... the adaptive sound is a must to me, try yourself with the stock player.
Edited by gattari - 10/3/13 at 5:24pm
post #98 of 695
A I've had the sd800 version for over a week now, when I first heard some music through it, I was really disappointed with the volume. I'm using a jvc fxt 90 as my IEM. But after increasing the volume to about 75%, wow, everything is s much clearer than my previous wolfson note 2 with the boeffla pleasant ears mod.

My only issue is that I have to crank the volume is about twice the level I had on the note 2. Sigh, hope someone finds a way to root without voiding the warranty.

And yeah, the speaker really sucks, like what some people has been saying.
post #99 of 695
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Originally Posted by gattari View Post

Well ...
I have the Note 3 n9005 snap version for two day.
This smartphone sound good in my opinion.
I am a purist and don t like to use equalizer and similar.
For the above reason, at first, I underevaluate the adapt sound option in settings-sound.
Well ... the adaptive sound is a must to me, try yourself with the stock player.

Thanks for the tips. I tried it but all my main IEMs yielded a flat response and no adjustment could be made and I went back to using Neutron player now. But it's a nice way to help people eq their IEM to a more neutral response.
post #100 of 695

 

 

Just got my Note 3 yesterday. As someone who has been using iOS since the very beginning (3 iPhones), I found Android confusing as all hell for the first few minutes I used it. Its unusual to go from a relatively closed operating system to something like Android. It took me a few hours to get the hang of things and now its relatively easy.

 

As far as the sound quality between the two, its a really close call. The iPhone 5 has noticeably more output power than the Note 3. The two however have very different sound signatures, I feel like the iPhone has a slight midbass hump that makes it funner and fuller sounding, it excels at bass-heavy electronic music and a synergizes well with pop music. The Note on the other hand has a flatter, more neutral sounding response. Incidentally, because of this flatter response, the Apple Earpods which were a bit too tubby on the low end with the iPhone sound stellar on the Note 3. I'm probably going to be using the Note 3+Earpods as my portable setup for the foreseeable future.

post #101 of 695
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Just got my Note 3 yesterday. As someone who has been using iOS since the very beginning (3 iPhones), I found Android confusing as all hell for the first few minutes I used it. Its unusual to go from a relatively closed operating system to something like Android. It took me a few hours to get the hang of things and now its relatively easy.

As far as the sound quality between the two, its a really close call. The iPhone 5 has noticeably more output power than the Note 3. The two however have very different sound signatures, I feel like the iPhone has a slight midbass hump that makes it funner and fuller sounding, it excels at bass-heavy electronic music and a synergizes well with pop music. The Note on the other hand has a flatter, more neutral sounding response. Incidentally, because of this flatter response, the Apple Earpods which were a bit too tubby on the low end with the iPhone sound stellar on the Note 3. I'm probably going to be using the Note 3+Earpods as my portable setup for the foreseeable future.

Try to turn "Adaptive Sound" on from your note 3 player and it would try to calibrate your earphones with your hearing of your ears to provide an automatic EQ for a neutral response. Could give you a more "reference" type of sound for a baseline and see how you can EQ it further to your preference. All my main IEMs came out to be pretty neutral with no afjustment, but it is still a fun test. Just make sure you find a very quiet place to run the hearing test ad the test tones are really faint to test if you can hear them.
post #102 of 695

Does anybody have some external hard drives they could test with the Note 3?

The Note 3 has a USB 3.0 connector.  Even though no USB 3.0 OTG, or Superspeed OTG, cables exist yet to my knowledge, it would still be very interesting to see what output current is available when using a USB 2.0 OTG cable.

It is conceivable that the Note 3 would allow for up to 500mA output power when using a USB 2.0 OTG cable.  If that were the case, it would be able to power the vast majority of DACs and portable external hard drives.

If the Note 3 is like other phones, it may have seriously gimped output power or 100mA or so.  If that were the case, then it will be relatively limited without the use of a USB OTG Y-cable and additional power source.

post #103 of 695
Search on ebay there is same usb3 otg cable for n9000 9005.
ciao
post #104 of 695

I can't seem to get audio out on my Note 3 like I did on my Note 2 via USB 2.0 to my external DAC/Amp- any suggestions?

I have "Dock Sound and AUdio output mode" both checked, and audio output as stereo in Accessory menu

post #105 of 695

depend on how you organize the apps, if u root the device, and disable some startup app, battery should least long enough,

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