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post #316 of 369
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

elfary,

 

For me, it isn't a case of who shouts loudest wins, it is a case of who shouts with the most vigour wins...

 

The 5S sounds very mid-thin by comparison, now - I will say that this is with the EU cap on there, but I believe less that the dynamics will improve by increasing maximum volume than I do that the M8 just has better dynamics from the get-go...

 

Easiest answer is for you to demo an M8, and let us know your thoughts, and - I might well end up jailbreaking my 5S to do the reverse...


Is almost a tradition to try every flagship since 2011.

As HTC One M8 becomes available in Spain i'll go to the showroom and i'll load via Box my test tracks to test them with ny old trusty Westone UM3x.

Certainly i'd love that m8 was better than the 5s because of the 128gb cards. It's just that the resolution of the 5s mesmerizes me each and everytime after 4 months of ownership. It's so pure and defined...


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post #317 of 369
Back from a blinded test Note 3 vs 5s.

Got it right 10 out of 10 with my Westone 3.

Note 3 hpo is no match for the clarity and openness from the iPhone.

Surprised since i don't recall that my old 4s was that superior.



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post #318 of 369
Agreed completely! Now it's time to see if you agree with me re the M8 smily_headphones1.gif
post #319 of 369

I have ordered an iPhone 5s ,altrough I used Android devices for years, and still do with the Samsung Note 10.1 2014 Version wich have also great Sound on board,in combination with my IE80 a winner, but I am curious how the iPhone will do, as most Music enthousiasts here use it. I did read somewhere that the use of the beyerdynamic A200d DAC/Amp does not bring much improvement as far as Sound goes, wihcih make me wonder,is the iPhone 5 s really this good?

post #320 of 369
I think that speaks more to the beyer rebranded AK dac. Regardless the iP5 and 5s are excellent sounding players IMO. I liked the 5 mids better but the 5s has better bass and treble articulation and a bit better OI.
post #321 of 369

Passed the 4 month mark of iPhone 5s ownership.

 

Calling myself an extremely happy camper won't make justice to the joy that its headphone out brings to my soul.

 

All my iems (Westone 3, Westone Um3x, Shure SE215 and TDK BA200) sound at their best off the 5s.

 

The clarity and purity of that headphone out it's something to behold.

 

This should be called Pure Tone (that was the working name of that Pono thingie).

post #322 of 369
I am not surprised, I really like the Performance of the 5S, even with my Grado IGI the resultaten is just great.
post #323 of 369
Any recommendation on a great portable headphone amplifier (I don't care about IEMs) that pairs well with a iPhone 5s ? I had been looking especially at Leckerton UHA760 and JDS Labs C5D... Someone who has already tried them before ? thanks
post #324 of 369
I have the Beyerdynamic A200p, but the difference doesn't justify the price. If you have good in ear- and or headphones and you are happy with what you hear, I wouldn't bother about an upgrade. The A200p makes the real difference with Android devices like my Samsung tablet 10.1 2014 edition.
post #325 of 369
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post
 

Passed the 4 month mark of iPhone 5s ownership.

 

Calling myself an extremely happy camper won't make justice to the joy that its headphone out brings to my soul.

 

All my iems (Westone 3, Westone Um3x, Shure SE215 and TDK BA200) sound at their best off the 5s.

 

The clarity and purity of that headphone out it's something to behold.

 

This should be called Pure Tone (that was the working name of that Pono thingie).

I've owned mine for 6 months as well. For me, the iPhone 5S is the most detailed/transparent output from a phone i've personally ever heard. I'm very happy with using it to drive my IEM's and never need to crank it up past 60% or so even when on a flight. Plenty of power, plenty of detail, the only criticism I can think of is it can sound a bit analytical sometimes and lacking in warmth, but that's me being super nitpicky and I'm comparing it against my Schiit Mjolnir+Gungnir desktop amp/dac.

post #326 of 369
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Back from a blinded test Note 3 vs 5s.

 

I'm kind of curious. How did you perform the blind test?

post #327 of 369
I can only agree, the iPhone 5s sounds superb! I use senn IE 80, even my A200p dac/amp doesn't have much extra to offer on this one.
post #328 of 369
Sold my European iPhone 5s and purchased a US one.

Thrilled to have 1 volt at my disposal off the bat without needing to jailbreak as it was the case with the EU model (thanks to arrogant yet ignorant politicians) where the voltage is capped to 0'6v (even with the EU volume limit toggled off).


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post #329 of 369

I have a question for all apple users here,

 

I come mainly from android, where there is PowerAMP, which supports folder playing, folder advance (double press on ff and rw) and an impressive parametric EQ. I recently acquired an Ipod Touch 5th generation, but I don't know which program has all those capabilities that PowerAMP has, therefore... does anybody knows a program that does all of this?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

P.D, I don't mind jailbreaking so any program that requires that is also welcome.

P.D2, I will use an external DAC that I already have for audio (PHA-2)

post #330 of 369
Can anyone tell me how is the sound quality of iPhone 5c when compared to other phones? From the above posts I can see that 5s has the best sound quality among other phones but how about 5c? As that's the one in my budget. Also I can see that 5s's sound signature is bit on the brighter aggressive side
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