Best Smartphone for audiophile Part II (Updated: Jan 2020)
Apr 8, 2022 at 11:25 AM Post #4,636 of 5,154
the sony xperia 1 III has such an amazing sony specific hi-res dac inside. for a smartphone... just incredibly good.
 
Apr 8, 2022 at 11:50 AM Post #4,637 of 5,154
the sony xperia 1 III has such an amazing sony specific hi-res dac inside. for a smartphone... just incredibly good.
Do you have one?
 
Apr 8, 2022 at 11:53 AM Post #4,638 of 5,154
Do you have one?
yes, but just sold it because of the samsung s22 ultra with 1tb and the s-pen + dex option. better for my specific case.
 
Apr 8, 2022 at 11:57 AM Post #4,639 of 5,154
yes, but just sold it because of the samsung s22 ultra with 1tb and the s-pen + dex option. better for my specific case.
I had S22 ultra for a week and sold it as prefer Z fold 3 instead.
I used to love Samsung Note. Now I am thinking to buy a new Sony Xperia iV when it will be available.
How was the experience with Sony Xperia iii soundwise?
 
Apr 8, 2022 at 12:01 PM Post #4,640 of 5,154
How was the experience with Sony Xperia iii soundwise?
best i have heard so far.

it has a 3,5mm jack for hi-res

more information here.

and the bluetooth / LDAC stability was way beyond what samsung delivers. i really like the former note today s2x ultra series. but sony with its walkman department that finds the way into the xperia somehow is another level.
 
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Apr 8, 2022 at 12:05 PM Post #4,641 of 5,154
Apr 8, 2022 at 12:13 PM Post #4,642 of 5,154
Could you please compare it to your DAPs?
i can't compare because i have at least 1 DAP always with me and 1 IEM. the xperia was just a backup for listening FLAC music. whenever i used it via LDAC or 3,5mm, it was more precise and clear than any other smartphone i have had (owned always the newest samsung / hauwei / LG (in the past)).
 
Apr 10, 2022 at 10:29 AM Post #4,644 of 5,154
Does it have a dedicated DAC chip/Amplifier circuit? Or is it integrated in the SoC and just custom-tuned by Sony?
i don't know. this detail is not written on the sony homepage.
 
Apr 17, 2022 at 2:46 AM Post #4,647 of 5,154
The Xperia 1-IV should be coming out within the next couple months, hopefully they upgrade the DAC over the Xperia 1 III so I can finally upgrade my V60 - it's really showing its age.
 
May 1, 2022 at 4:26 PM Post #4,648 of 5,154
I've been playing music from my LG V30 for many years, and now thinking about buying a good a dac/amp dongle (I will pick one from donglemadness top 5 list). I was wondering is there noticeable upgrade in sound quality going from LG V30 to a $200-$300 dongle. please help me out. thank you
 
May 1, 2022 at 5:08 PM Post #4,649 of 5,154
I've been playing music from my LG V30 for many years, and now thinking about buying a good a dac/amp dongle (I will pick one from donglemadness top 5 list). I was wondering is there noticeable upgrade in sound quality going from LG V30 to a $200-$300 dongle. please help me out. thank you
Like you, have been listening to my V30 over the last 3 years. In that time, I have purchased the Dragonfly Black and Zorloo Ztella dongles. I'd been switching back and forth between these 3 as they all have different sonic qualities. However, recently purchased the Cayin RU6 and just can't get enough of it - amazing purchase for this price bracket you have stipulated. Truly brilliant. Now waiting on my V40 so that I can use it as a DAP with the RU6 as the Cayin does drain battery - especially with hard to drive headphones like the Beyer DT880 pros. I can't recommend the RU6 enough.
 
May 4, 2022 at 3:24 PM Post #4,650 of 5,154
I've been listening to the Xperia 5 ii with my Focal Stellia and it is exceptional. I prefer it to my Cambridge DAC XS so far, and that's a dongle that retailed well over £100. Why does the Sony sound good? It also drives them to a solid volume.
 

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