- Dec 16, 2015
I’m not saying you are not correct but I frankly don’t understand how this is possible. Apples AAC implementation is excellent. After that, the phone doesn’t really do much for a BT headset. The DAC and Amp are on the buds themselves. I ran the pI7 over an iPhone, a Pixel and an iPhone using the AptxHD adapter. Maybe it’s my old ears but I could not tell much difference and certainly wouldn’t declare the iPhone handicapped. I just don’t see what variances they phone offers in this chain other than some volume control.Be wary with the iPhone. I have an iPhone and an Xperia 1 ii, I also have the PI7. Ive extensively gone back and forth between the two testing side by side, the SQ on the Xperia is noticeably better. Like a big jump, enough to take me aback as before I did the testing I had no idea BT sources varied so much. I think you might be doing the PI7 and the XM4 a disservice using on an iPhone personally, or just be aware you're hearing them in a handicapped state. Bloody annoying too as im a bit of an iPhone fanboy otherwise.
Of those I've owned the MTW2, APP and MW07+ (MW08 kind of) and PI7. Pi7 sound the best by a good margin for me.