Hi, can someone who owns one of these compare the sound quality output to iPhone/iPad/other tablets and phones? There doesn't seem to be any reviews out there or posts on head-fi about this.
I was about to start this thread myself. There are so many professional reviews that praise the hardware, and I know the screen is superior to the iPad Air's--but no one comments on the sound quality via earphones. I'm particularly curious if the volume is sufficient, or it low as with the Nexus 7.
GSMArena seems like the only site that tests this regularly but alas they have not seen fit to review the latest Kindle line. Example:
I've read that there are some flaws in their methodology. From memory I believe it was that they do not fairly adjust for volume level fairly in their THD/Noise readings. But it gives you a guide at least.
Other site was GoldenEars, but they seem to have stopped doing new reviews on DAPs.
You're right that it's mostly only Apple and Samsung that care about headphone out quality. It's a pity that Asus seem not to, otherwise the Nexus tablet line would have been excellent.