iPhone 5 sound quality

Nautigar

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Oct 4, 2007
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Hello everybody,

since I use my iPhone as an iPod most of the time, I'd be interested to hear how the new iPhone's sound quality compares to the iPhone 4 (which is great in that respect). Can someone with decent headphones comment? (I'm using high end Shure headphones.) Any input is welcome!

Matthias.
 

Sputnek

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Feb 4, 2011
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Florida - Ohio
I'm use the B&W P5's or Bose MIE2i with my iPhone 4 and 5. I'd say there is a slight increase in sound resonance, but I might just be tricking myself into thinking that. For the most part it's only noticeable on a few pieces of music.

Final verdict: Placebo effect.
 

davidjearly

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Sep 21, 2006
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Glasgow, Scotland
Quite a difference for me with my custom IEMs. The treble is less muffled and the bass is richer. Overall, I'd describe it as a 'warmer' sound compared to bright highs of the 4S.

For me, anyway.
 

zhandri

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Sep 4, 2012
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i found the sound to be slightly better compared to the 4S, definitely richer bass. i'm also using shure headphones. but wow i was impressed by the new speakers. those new speakers even make listening to music without the headphones enjoyable. 10000 times better than the 4S :D
 

hobsgrg

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Jun 26, 2010
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I also use Hugh end share (Se535) and the sound quality is better compared to 4S, richer bass as others have said
 

Heinkle

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Sep 25, 2012
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I am using Sennheiser HD595s and the sound does seem improved over the 4 (never tried the 4S). Rich bass, clear mids. Comparable to something like the Sony Walkman X series.

Overall I am impressed with the sound output in both the iPhone 5 and iPad (3)