Iphone 5: Music Player Alternatives

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mackandproud, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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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    JetBlack7

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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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    MonkeySee....

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    VulchR

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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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Cowon and Sony.
     

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