- Apr 29, 2011
I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S (with darkys rom) and I'm really unsatisfied with its volume output when listening with my m50's. I'm certainly not someone who like my music obnoxiously, ear-splittingly loud but even cranked up to the maximum level on Power amp the volume is unacceptable. The sound quality itself is good it's just not loud enough, it sounds kind of flat and small. The volume packs a little more punch with my cheap Sony ear buds but of course that means a huge sacrifice in quality. To avoid choosing between volume and quality, I've resorted to using my old ipod nano for portable music instead, which is something I'd really like to avoid as I'd prefer to keep everything on one device and it's inability to play flac files or be used a mass storage device bothers me.
I know some people say a headphone amp is required to get the most of headphones like the m50's but they sound great on my computers and ipod, so I don't think expecting good performance out of a smart phone is too much to ask. Thankfully I'll be able to upgrade my phone in a month or so and I was wondering if you guys could recommend an android phone with good sound quality, compatibility with a variety of music formats and a high media volume. I really like the Look of the Samsung Galaxy nexus and S2 but I was concerned that being Samsung phones they might suffer from the same problem as the SGS (I’ve seen a few threads over at the XDA developer’s forums which confirm that).