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Old Mar 22, 2013, 04:39 AM   #1
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Iphone 5: Music Player Alternatives

While I am quite impressed with the sound quality of the new earpods, the sound quality of the iphone 5 is lacking. SQ is just ok.

I just listened to some songs on my macbook as well as the iphone5: comparing the same songs with the same bitrates, using the same headphones, and at the same volume (measured with a sound meter).

The macbook's SQ is vastly superior. The good news, I have a lot more room on my 16 GB phone, now that music files are not a storage priority. The 'bad' news is, I now need to buy a dedicated audio player.

Any suggestions?

edit: everything sounds worse on the iphone: the highs seem to have a sharp rolloff. Bass is ok. Dynamic range is mediocre.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 06:30 AM   #2
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Groove 2

Track 8

Soundhound

Smart Player

These are the ones I can think off from the top of my head.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 06:42 AM   #3
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CarTunes is pretty good.

http://cartunesapp.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cart...415408192?mt=8
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MyTunesPro works well, although the quality seems to go up and down as they add new updates. When I first used it, it felt like I had a new high-quality set of earphones. I wish Apple would by them out and incorporate their dynamic equalizer into iTunes and their music player.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 06:04 PM   #5
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Interesting suggestions.

I was actually thinking of a new device altogether rather than an ios app, such as an ipod.

What digital audio players have the best sound quality?
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Old Sep 4, 2013, 12:27 AM   #6
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