- Sep 24, 2014
The current state of decent sounding phones is rather sad. Wolfson chips used in s3 and note 2 are not implemented very well to a point that Qualcomm chips in Nexus 5 measures better than those. And the direction which Samsung is going with starting from s4 is really quite a shame, what a waste perfectly good hardware. I recall the recent Sony flagships measured quite recently, the first of the Z series not so much but the later offerings seemed ok. Wolfson audio solutions still has some advantage over Qiualcomm chips driving lower impedance loads though, so when driving those 16 ohm or multiway crossover iem might be something to think about.
Well...for those that are not quite satisfied with Samsung's WOLFSON implementation ( I know I am and I don't care about some flaud measurements from some sites ) , they can always root their phones and get Supercurio's Voodoo sound with DAC direct and more...