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Offline splerdu

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Audio Quality Testing
« on: December 09, 2013, 09:47:59 PM »
Anandtech tests audio quality from some phones using some very sophisticated gear.





http://www.anandtech.com/show/7567/smartphone-audio-quality-testing/


iPhone pretty much aces the test, Samsung's stuff does acceptably well. HTC is pretty good except for the horrible "BEATS" equalization.


...but the Nexus 5 and LG G2 get pwned big time!


Nexus 5 THD+N is over 13%! WTF???



Sine wave shows clipping on the left channel



compared to iPhone5 -120dB noise floor



Perfect Sine Wave Sweep



Lots more charts and stuff at TFA. Stepped frequency response, maximum levels, other models tested.
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Online Mr. Bungle

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Re: Audio Quality Testing
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 09:43:01 AM »
They should test the Galaxy S (GT-i9000) as it comes with a Wolfson DAC and lots of people say that it subjectively sounds great, including me.

It would also be interesting to see dedicated DAPs like the Sandisk Sansa Clip+ would fare against AIO smartphones since its also renowned for its SQ and affordable price.

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Re: Audio Quality Testing
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 12:48:50 AM »
No china phone?
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