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post #16 of 870
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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post
 

Somebody knows the answer?

 

Yes, you are reading it wrongly

 

LL

 

It is a log scale, so the next value after 10kHz is 20kHz, not 11kHz. The FR curve shows a very steep roll off around 17kHz and drop to -3dB just a little over 20kHz, which is perfectly acceptable.

 

 

post #17 of 870
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Originally Posted by av911 View Post

Why is HTC suddenly getting so much props for adding a microsd card when Samsung has been doing it for years? Yes, the support for 128GB isn't official from Samsung, but people have been modding a SD card to their Note 2 for years and the new 128GB microsd card from Sandisk works for the Samsung devices, as I have the 128GB microsd card for my S4.

 

Probably because HTC has been reluctant to do so in the US for years.  They've done it on the European phones but never in their US Flagships...at least going back a few years.  So it's good to see...that's all.

post #18 of 870

Picked up an HTC One M8 yesterday and I absolutely LOVE the headphone out on this thing.  Significantly better than the other phones in my stable (Nexus 5, Galaxy S4) with my M100, XS and GR07 BEs.  Hell, even the included earbuds (thought to be a variation of Beats) are pretty decent for a backup pair.  It's quite a bit louder than even last years HTC One M7...they really pumped up the power in this thing.  

 

Definitely an awesome sounding phone that will replace my DAP most of the time when I'm on the road.

post #19 of 870
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Originally Posted by av911 View Post

Why is HTC suddenly getting so much props for adding a microsd card when Samsung has been doing it for years? Yes, the support for 128GB isn't official from Samsung, but people have been modding a SD card to their Note 2 for years and the new 128GB microsd card from Sandisk works for the Samsung devices, as I have the 128GB microsd card for my S4.


htc had a lot right when it came to audio quality (imo) in a phone. lack of sd card was a caveat, which is now rectified.

 

samsung don't have as good audio quality in first place, sd card or no sd card is immaterial to me.

post #20 of 870
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Somebody knows the answer?

 

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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post
 

This might be a silly question but according to this graph

Does it mean that this device is not capable of reproducing freqs above ~11khz, or is it just their way of measurement that is not taking in account the high freqs range, or the last vertical axis on the right is 20khz?

That's not 11kHz, that's 20kHz -you just misread the chart. 

post #21 of 870
Thread Starter 

The sad thing about M8 (and the reason I probably won't get one) is its camera. 28mm wide angle lens and inability to zoom without graininess is just plain dumb. Xperia on the other hand...

post #22 of 870

For me all will depend on the headphone amp quality, if is really great (better than Xperia) with an output impedance less than 1 Ohm, I will just start dreaming in installing Viper4Android and ordering a 128G microSD :)

I listen 6-7 hours of music every days on my Note2 at work and I take only a few photo during the year, I have also to change for a LTE smartphone as I have now a 4G unlimited data with my new contract.

post #23 of 870
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Originally Posted by Baroninkjet View Post
 

The sad thing about M8 (and the reason I probably won't get one) is its camera. 28mm wide angle lens and inability to zoom without graininess is just plain dumb. Xperia on the other hand...

 

The reality is that it's so much faster than the competition.  I've got a 2 year old...the camera, even if it's only 4mp, needs to be pretty much the fastest available.  I had the original HTC One and now I've got the Nexus 5...and the One M8 just launches and focuses so much faster, it's almost laughable.  Not to mention, most of the time they are just going on facebook or IG so I don't need that much resolution.

 

Oh, and it's tough to get the top of the line Sony gear in the US.  Gotta import it.

post #24 of 870
Thread Starter 

Except for zooming thing, it looks great. Love the refocusing thing. Old telephoto guys like me though... sigh... :(

post #25 of 870

I really need to get out of this addiction with phones...

 

Right this second, in my pocket I have an iPhone 5S, Samsung Note 3, and HTC One M8...

 

Tsk...  Guess i'm good for helping people with SQ comparisons though ;o)

post #26 of 870
Sounds about like my pockets. Nexus 5...M8...and a Moto G. Ridiculous.
post #27 of 870
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

I really need to get out of this addiction with phones...

 

Right this second, in my pocket I have an iPhone 5S, Samsung Note 3, and HTC One M8...

 

Tsk...  Guess i'm good for helping people with SQ comparisons though ;o)


As in iPhone 5s owner a comparison with the One quality/output power wise would be appreciated...


I don't trust anyone who smiles before 9 am
post #28 of 870
The m8 is significantly more powerful than my wife's 5s. So if that's what you're looking for...the M8 is pretty much the most powerful device I've heard since last years version.
post #29 of 870
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

The m8 is significantly more powerful than my wife's 5s. So if that's what you're looking for...the M8 is pretty much the most powerful device I've heard since last years version.


Agreed!

 

Holy cow does it go loud (and blatantly infringes EU volume limits!)

 

Boomsound is nasty IMO, adding far too much bloat / distortion at high volume, but switching that off and using Neutron...  Very interesting!

 

Much more bottom end tightness / depth compared to 5S and Note 3 (could be a bad thing for some people - read as bass heavy), however - drives the IE800 fantastically - Inky black silence inbetween tracks even at full volume - so, no hiss...  Will sit tight on something more like a review / comparison though 

post #30 of 870

Can anyone comment on how loud the minimum volume is?, I know the max volume is loud, which is great on public transport and such but I often listen to music at home and in quiet environments where I find the lowest volume setting more than sufficient, how does the minimum volume compare to the likes of other phones you have?

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