Hence i now see a replacement for my legendary 4S 64Gb. Great news indeed.
Optimism is the depth of technical ignorance
Did GSM redo its old iPhone tests with its new methodology (from Spring, 2013)? Half their test charts on Android devices mix old tests (worse results) with new tests (better results), making them pretty worthless for comparison. Just an FYI. :)
How would you describe the differences?
I brought it down to mute and brought it back up with 9 volume up button presses, ie 9 volume boxes on each. The volume output into a 16 Ohm load is very very similar. The 5S might even sound a bit louder sometimes because it's more aggressive and crisp.
Edit: Mine are the US models if that matters since I've read of volume limiters on EU models.
Edit2: I will not max out the volume lol.
If you can, load one of the same songs they have on the store models onto whatever you have and bring yours have in to AB since it's one of the few DAPs you can actually demo in the US.
I'm in New Zealand, so will be a couple of weeks I think before I have the chance to do that.
That'll be caused by eustachian tube dysfunction, the question being what is causing said dysfunction.
Do you suffer any allergies? If there is a seasonal pattern to your issue it's fairly suspicious for an allergic exposure of some kind.
I hear it as more aggressive than the 4S which I don't remember sounding very different than my previous 4. That could cause fatigue.