Pleased With AM Sound Quality With New IPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by AppleRobert, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Started listening earlier yesterday to AM after I picked up the new IPod Touch from my nearby Apple Store.
    I have been using a pair of Sony XBA-H1s and while I have no idea what DAC is in the device I can report IMHO that the sound quality is very good.

    Please give Apple Music a whirl at your earliest convenience when you get the new IPod Touch and let us know what you think. Also, I never really needed to raise the volume more than half way.

    Happy listening.
     
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  3. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    ditto
     
  4. Wondercow macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I must have missed the radio tuner in the specs!
     
  5. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with you I am more than pleased with the sound quality. Not sure if Apple made changes in that area, but I am satisfied.

    I was thinking you meant AM quality too. LOL
     
  6. AppleRobert thread starter macrumors 603

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    It is too early to tell cause I have not done enough comparison listening yet but for the iPod touch's price it sounds really good, the 6 Plus really not that much better. Now that speaks volumes, I am strictly talking out the head/earphone output.
     
  7. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    probably too young to know what that is haha
     
  8. AppleRobert thread starter macrumors 603

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    Cmon folks, the Touch does not have am radio stations.

    I thought most Apple folks know acronyms putting well, Apple Music on that forum pretty much is always abbreviated as AM. And don't forget, I am applerobert regardless. :)
     
  9. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Yep, I checked out the thread because I thought the new Touch now contained a tuner. The OP should change the title from AM to Apple Music.
     
  10. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    I have YET to see anyone use AM for Apple Music till now! I hope that doesn't catch on.
     
  11. appleye macrumors newbie

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    My AM comes in nice & clear on my iPod Touch via iHeartRadio app. Thank you very much.
     
  12. Saturn007 macrumors 6502

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    How's the built-in sound? Can you put the IPT on your desk and listen to it while doing other things--cooking in kitchen, reading, etc.
     
  13. Benjamin Frost Suspended

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    AM?

    You should try FM; it's a lot better.

    That said, you might want to try out iTunes or even Apple Music; unlike radio, they both have hiss-free sound, which AM and FM don't.
     
  14. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I use Tunein Radio and I highly recommend it.
     
  15. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I thought you meant AM radio too. :eek: :rolleyes: I got a bit excited there because I thought they had decided to give us HD radio.

    I use Radium myself. :p
     
  16. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    I received my new Touch yesterday and paired it with my Beats Studio Wireless (don't judge, I love them)... I found the Apple Music streaming quality to be really great so far (an evening of extended use).

    Also, I have absolutely no idea about Bluetooth technology, however I found the connection to be much more consistent with the wireless Beats vs connecting with my iPhone 6 Plus... with the 6 Plus, I find that audio quality can take a dip if I move to the next room for example, and sometimes there is a minor "surge" in volume when listening. I didn't experience either of these issues with the Touch last night -I'm wondering if this is related to the new Bluetooth technology in the Touch.. It might be too early to judge for sure though.
     
  17. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    XBA-H1s aren't very good though; I would try out a more high-end pair of iems before coming to any judgement.
     

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