|Mar 22, 2013, 04:39 AM||#1|
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.
edit: everything sounds worse on the iphone: the highs seem to have a sharp rolloff. Bass is ok. Dynamic range is mediocre.
|Mar 22, 2013, 06:42 AM||#3|
CarTunes is pretty good.
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|Mar 22, 2013, 08:31 AM||#4|
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.
My first was a Mac+. Now I own an iPhone with 3.5x the pixels, a colour display, WiFi, 512x the RAM, >1500x the data storage, and 100x the speed. And it fits in the palm of my hand.
|Mar 22, 2013, 06:04 PM||#5|
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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