iPhone 5 sound quality

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nautigar, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Nautigar macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2007
    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!

  2. Sputnek macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    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.
  3. davidjearly macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    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.
  4. zhandri Suspended

    Sep 4, 2012
    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
  5. MattBookBower macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Bournemouth, England
    Anyone found that the iPhone 5 seems to be quiter when listening to music compared to 4 and 4S?

    Or is it just me?

    Edit: I'm using Beats By Dre over ear headphones.
  6. hobsgrg macrumors 6502


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

    Sep 25, 2012
    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)
  8. Nautigar thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2007

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