Too much problems
allows me to skip it ......and I sold my Z3 lol.....don't have a phone now, probably gonna look for a cheap flip up phone or so!
The sound quality is distinctively different from both devices. I can say if good music on the go only, you will love Z3 quality....but if you are the type to spend more than couple hundreds for a pair of IEMS....you care bout sound quality, then any Dedicated DAP will always sound better than Z3.
you can try the cheaper one A15-17 or some cheaper Fiio if you really love musics, and I mean you also have 16/44.1 or higher tracks available. If MP3 is ur needs, then don't bother
If you wonder what the differences are in general...I will say
Subtles details, decays, instruments resonances, beats Impacts, notes impacts, tonality accuracy, instrument placements or sound stages.....yes, you can hear all these from any mobile phones if you really try to, and pay attentions. It will be like looking at a DVD quality movie vs Bluray quality. You will see and hear all those, but blurry, and won't be as sharp or satisfying
Now, I answered this part for my own curiosity. You can always try it out yourself...I am not sure if A15-17 will be that much of a differences, but If you are like me, love music enough, and have good files.....always wondered and seek for a good audiophile phone....my answer is for now such phone don't exist, but certainly a highend Player doEdited by Whitigir - 2/26/15 at 8:57am