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Can recall your useful posts.

 

About to make a year with the 5s as well and still impressed by the clarity of its headphone out. Sounds as pure as it gets.

 

Have listened a few times to the 6 but i find the 5s a bit better (tighter bass and bit more balanced). Out of my Westone UM3x and TDK BA200 at least.

 

If it was not for the 128Gb i would have not bothered in testing the 6.

 

I have read people claiming that the 4S has the best SQ. I have not heard of the 4S myself to be able to confirm that.

 

In any case, I am getting a 6+ for the 128GB storage and larger screen. Will see how it fare against the 5S for extended use.

post #377 of 385
I enjoyed a 4s for 2 years. Great headphone out but i like the 5s a pinch better.


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post #378 of 385
Hey guys,

I'm thinking of getting a 5S instead of another DAP. I tried it at my local Apple store with UERM and it sounded fine for my purposes (a couple of hours listening at work).

My concern is that I listen at pretty low volumes: is there a way to fine-tune the volume range or would I be stuck with the large jumps that the buttons/slider make?

Thanks much.
post #379 of 385
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of getting a 5S instead of another DAP. I tried it at my local Apple store with UERM and it sounded fine for my purposes (a couple of hours listening at work).

My concern is that I listen at pretty low volumes: is there a way to fine-tune the volume range or would I be stuck with the large jumps that the buttons/slider make?

Thanks much.

You can set volume limit on the iPhone to both limit the max output level and to lower the jump in each volume steps.
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You can set volume limit on the iPhone to both limit the max output level and to lower the jump in each volume steps.

Thanks. That's what I do with my old iPod 5.5, so I'll go back to the store and mess around with the 5S to see if that works.
post #381 of 385
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I have read people claiming that the 4S has the best SQ. I have not heard of the 4S myself to be able to confirm that.

 

In any case, I am getting a 6+ for the 128GB storage and larger screen. Will see how it fare against the 5S for extended use.


IMHO, 4s is louder than both 5 and 5s but the SQ is way better on 5s !

 

The iphone 6 sounds different from previous releases, it's SQ is quite similar to an HTC One M7, compared to the 5s it has more bass with a little '' hello'' from Beats Audio !

 

Since Apple own Beats Audio, we should hear more Beats effect in future releases and I really dislike it :(

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Originally Posted by uelover View Post
 

 

I have read people claiming that the 4S has the best SQ. I have not heard of the 4S myself to be able to confirm that.

 

In any case, I am getting a 6+ for the 128GB storage and larger screen. Will see how it fare against the 5S for extended use.


IMHO, 4s is louder than both 5 and 5s but the SQ is way better on 5s !

 

The iphone 6 sounds different from previous releases, it's SQ is quite similar to an HTC One M7, compared to the 5s it has more bass with a little '' hello'' from Beats Audio !

 

Since Apple own Beats Audio, we should hear more Beats effect in future releases and I really dislike it :(


iPhone 4s is not louder than iPhone 5s (unless you have an European 5s).

Note: at time of release iPhone 4s was not capped as the nasty EU cap began with iPhone 5 (applying though to replacement iPhone 4s assembled from 2013 on)


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post #383 of 385
Mine is not from the EU and still, I just recheck whether I'm wrong, the 4s is a "bit" louder than 5s ! I remember that my first iphone 4 wasn't that loud neither but when I rebought it about 9mths later I got one which was 75% louder than the first one, I think it's within batches, everybody knows that that hardware issues are solved within next batches, such as the rattling power button on the gray 5s and the loose home buttons on some early units as well
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Mine is not from the EU and still, I just recheck whether I'm wrong, the 4s is a "bit" louder than 5s ! I remember that my first iphone 4 wasn't that loud neither but when I rebought it about 9mths later I got one which was 75% louder than the first one, I think it's within batches, everybody knows that that hardware issues are solved within next batches, such as the rattling power button on the gray 5s and the loose home buttons on some early units as well

 

I don't buy that idea. I have had 3 European iPhone 5s and all had the same output power. I have had 2 US iPhone 5s and both had the same output power.

 

At the same time i had a 2011 iPhone 4s and theUS 5s and outpu power was the same 1 volt (open load)

post #385 of 385
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post
 

 

I don't buy that idea. I have had 3 European iPhone 5s and all had the same output power. I have had 2 US iPhone 5s and both had the same output power.

 

At the same time i had a 2011 iPhone 4s and theUS 5s and outpu power was the same 1 volt (open load)


Believe it or not, things got very different from one device to another of the same model, I used all iphone releases from 2007 to 2014 and rebought some of them just a couple of months after release coz I broke ,lost or got the first unit replaced, they all weren't the same !

 

Maybe firmware updates ??? I clearly doubt it :confused_face(1):

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