ipod touch (5G) sound quality on earphones

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by aquaboi924, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. aquaboi924 macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2012
    Hi folks,

    I’m extremely enjoying my new ipod touch and just wanted to know people’s experiences on how they sound with earphones/headphones. Here’s my experience so far with my 2 earphones:

    Ultimate Ears superfi4
    - Good bass but sometimes gets boomy
    - Harsh highs and mids
    - Tiring to listen to for long periods
    - Better or “exciting” listen on my iphone4

    Sony XBA-1
    - Good details
    - Solid but understated bass
    - Soundstage is better than UEs4
    - Warm vocals
    - Dull listen on the iphone4 but seems to come alive on the ipod touch

    This is by no means scientific, just my experience in using them after a week or so. Have yet to test my Shures (earphone and a headphone) on the touch...happy to hear how it went for you...cheers!

    ps. i haven't tried the new earpods as comparison...
  2. GoodBoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2007
    So basically how do you descirbe the sound of the new touch? Warm, neutral or cold?
  3. aquaboi924 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2012
    It sounded warm on my sony which I like. I read somewhere it has a cirrus chip rather than a wolfson. My 5g ipod video (30gb) sounded better though. More detailed.

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