1. Eskemo30's Avatar
    Okay so i've carried an iPhone for a few months and i have to say that its a pretty solid phone. I missed the customization options on my android so i went back a few days ago to my moto x 2013. But i noticed that when im listening to music through my aux cord in my car the quality isnt as good as it was on my iPhone. I listen to spotify on extreme quality and make sure my cell service is good but its just not the same. I would have thought maybe it was my device but i plugged my wife's galaxy note 4 and it was the same experience. Has any one else noticed this or is it just me?
    01-27-2015 11:12 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    I've not used Android devices to compare... Apple pretty much made music listening portable with the iPod a high quality experience and the iPhone carries that on. Apple is winning with their experience and technology.
    01-27-2015 11:46 AM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Optimisation is Apple's forte. That's why the arguments regarding specs are so flawed.
    Android may win specs but Apple wins over everyone as far as experience, from MY experience.
    I only use my iPhone when I'm listening to music on the go. The experience is that good.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    01-27-2015 12:28 PM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    From what I've read last year and testing I've read about the iPhone 5S the DAC (Digital Audio Converter) chip is very very good.
    I noticed this when I had a 5S. How detailed the sound was even being played through the phone speakers. I would think that the DAC in the iPhone 6/6 Plus is just as good.
    I've read that their is a big difference in sound quality output between the 5 and the 5S when the DAC improved greatly.
    I haven't read anything or seen any testing in how any Android based phone compares to iPhone.
    01-27-2015 12:32 PM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I can't say exactly what it is, but Apple devices have always had that intangible difference with sound quality as compared to others.
    01-27-2015 03:04 PM
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    Music does indeed sound great on an iPhone (and iPod, for that matter). I don't know if I'd say it sounds better on my iDevices than my Windows Phones or HTC One though. But one thing's for sure - Apple definitely got it right with the music player system it uses on the iPhone/iPod touch. iOS is so much superior in that area over the others, IMO.
    01-27-2015 05:27 PM
  7. hatchettjack's Avatar
    I've had htc phones with beats audio and iTunes wipes the floor with em!


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    01-27-2015 10:40 PM
  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    Sound quality has been really good on my OnePlus One (for comparison reasons) but it crashes alot and has bugs, so that's a whole other conversation. The iPhone has always typically been wonderful for music, interestingly given that Apple came from iPods as a core product.
    01-29-2015 10:51 PM
  9. HAWK's Avatar
    Sound quality has been really good on my OnePlus One (for comparison reasons) but it crashes alot and has bugs, so that's a whole other conversation. The iPhone has always typically been wonderful for music, interestingly given that Apple came from iPods as a core product.
    How is the one plus one?


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    01-29-2015 11:49 PM
  10. Speedygi's Avatar
    How is the one plus one?


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    It has been lasting me a good four months now, and when I use a phone that long they are generally really good. The only bad things about it is, I think, the Cyanogenmod software, which is horrendously buggy...
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    01-29-2015 11:56 PM
  11. HAWK's Avatar
    It has been lasting me a good four months now, and when I use a phone that long they are generally really good. The only bad things about it is, I think, the Cyanogenmod software, which to me is horrendously buggy...
    I always like having a phone (other than my iPhone) to just play with on wifi at home. My note 4 I won I was going to sell but figured I'd play with it via wifi and see what it's all about. Good device just not my style


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    01-29-2015 11:58 PM
  12. Speedygi's Avatar
    I always like having a phone (other than my iPhone) to just play with on wifi at home. My note 4 I won I was going to sell but figured I'd play with it via wifi and see what it's all about. Good device just not my style


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    A Note 4 feels more like a computer to me, compared to an iPhone, and it really depends on whether you need it to be. Android phones often suffer in software so it's really the whole struggle of software stability versus computer-based productivity.
    01-30-2015 12:00 AM
  13. HAWK's Avatar
    A Note 4 feels more like a computer to me, compared to an iPhone, and it really depends on whether you need it to be. Android phones often suffer in software so it's really the whole struggle of software stability versus computer-based productivity.
    Well said. I do find the software to be a bit inconsistent and just doesn't flow as nice as iOS. But that being said I do see where it has its advantages to some users with the s-pen and what not. *cough* I mean android sucks, iPhone all the way.


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    01-30-2015 12:03 AM
  14. SprSynJn's Avatar
    That is one compliment I often hear with the iPhone, the sound quality. Like kch said, Apple most likely made it a high priority due to the iPod like experience they were pushing when it was first released.
    01-30-2015 12:40 AM
  15. Originalloverman's Avatar
    Sound quality yes I do agree,sounds kind of weird and distorted a bit on android when compare to ip, but if playing from the phones speaker I find the z30 out shines all. When using head phones the z30 and iPhone goes hand in hand didn't really hear a difference but then again I do have bose headphones so maybe that have something I do with it. But true to form the iPhone has a better overall experience in regards to music and how it's integrated.
    01-30-2015 05:04 PM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I've noticed that my iPhones are consistently louder than any of my Android phones have ever been via headphones (or line out). ...and my iPhones always sound stellar.

    I think Apple just chose to use a really nice sounding DAC and amp and it really shows. That said I have very little doubt that my Nexus 6 with its stereo front-facing speakers or the HTC One M7 and M9 with their front-facing stereo blasters sound better than the iPhones speakers. The thing is, how often does that make a difference? How many people are really using their phones as stereos or watching movies with the sound coming out of the speakers and not out of headphones enough that it matters? ...because the iPhones speakers still sound good and at least they're not rear-facing like Samsung's.

    I don't think you can beat an iOS device for headphone output though, they just sound great.
    02-08-2015 07:12 AM
  17. knotsure's Avatar
    I also think this is the case. I have had several android phones and some of them had beats. My htc droid Dna sounded nice but the iPhone just interacts with other electronics and plain sounds better. I knew I wanted the iPhone, but I couldn't deal with the smaller screen. Well I am now enjoying superior sound and a huge screen on my iPhone 6 plus!!!
    02-17-2015 12:53 AM
  18. trparky's Avatar
    I definitely noticed that as well. The audio is much better on my iPhone 6 Plus than it ever was on my Note 3. On the same headphones (Sony MDR-XB600) there's a very noticeable improvement in sound quality on my iPhone 6 Plus.

    All I can think of is that the "sound card" or DAC is much better in the iPhone 6 than any Android device.
    02-20-2015 02:42 PM
  19. MetalxAssassinx's Avatar
    I have always cared about the sound quality that comes out of a phone while none really care for i don't know why

    The best phones that produced sound were the blackberry 9900 (and above), HTC one devices with beats off/boomsound off, and the iPhone.
    it is a main reason for me to buy a phone that it has a great output sound since 50% of my use to a phone is listening to songs, and that is a reason why i am considering buying an iPhone.
    02-24-2015 11:03 AM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Sound quality is very good with iPhone. But for me, they could up the volume a bit. Top and bottom speakers. If you have excellent hearing, you wouldn't understand. Android has better volume.


    Sent from my ancient iPhone 5 (no longer trustworthy)
    02-24-2015 12:58 PM
  21. mdelaney1986's Avatar
    From what I've read last year and testing I've read about the iPhone 5S the DAC (Digital Audio Converter) chip is very very good.
    I noticed this when I had a 5S. How detailed the sound was even being played through the phone speakers. I would think that the DAC in the iPhone 6/6 Plus is just as good.
    I've read that their is a big difference in sound quality output between the 5 and the 5S when the DAC improved greatly.
    I haven't read anything or seen any testing in how any Android based phone compares to iPhone.
    I agree, I have had a lot of different phones and I have to say the 5s has the best sounding dac I have heard in a phone. I think the reason it sounds so good with headphones also has a lot to do with the amplifier used in the device. This importance of a good amplifier is quite high yet often overlooked by smartphone manufacturers. I have been using a pair of 15ohm IEM's for years now and so far the 5s is the only phone that can drive them to tectonic levels with no audible distortion.
    03-26-2016 01:23 AM
  22. mdelaney1986's Avatar
    From what I've read last year and testing I've read about the iPhone 5S the DAC (Digital Audio Converter) chip is very very good.
    I noticed this when I had a 5S. How detailed the sound was even being played through the phone speakers. I would think that the DAC in the iPhone 6/6 Plus is just as good.
    I've read that their is a big difference in sound quality output between the 5 and the 5S when the DAC improved greatly.
    I haven't read anything or seen any testing in how any Android based phone compares to iPhone.
    I agree, I have had a lot of different phones and I have to say the 5s has the best sounding dac I have heard in a phone. I think the reason it sounds so good with headphones also has a lot to do with the amplifier used in the device. Every audio enthusiasts knows that the quality of an amplifier in a stereo system is important but that goes for headphone systems as well yet this is often overlooked by smartphone manufacturers. I have been using a pair of 15ohm IEM's for years now and so far the 5s is the only phone that can drive them to tectonic levels with no audible distortion.
    03-26-2016 01:27 AM
  23. mdelaney1986's Avatar
    From what I've read last year and testing I've read about the iPhone 5S the DAC (Digital Audio Converter) chip is very very good.
    I noticed this when I had a 5S. How detailed the sound was even being played through the phone speakers. I would think that the DAC in the iPhone 6/6 Plus is just as good.
    I've read that their is a big difference in sound quality output between the 5 and the 5S when the DAC improved greatly.
    I haven't read anything or seen any testing in how any Android based phone compares to iPhone.
    I am a cell phone repair tech And an headphone junkie.... I spend a lot of my time in the shop when there is no customers testing the audio on the latest phones. I have to say the iPhone 5s is really something and to this day have yet to find a phone with a better headphone output...The dynamics and timing that come out of that thing are compatible to some high end dedicated audio players. It has better timing and dynamics than any other phone I have listened to. It has the same rms voltage as the iPhone 4s, HTC M8 and iPhone 6 but beats them all with less voltage drop with headphones connected....this gives you better dynamics for sure
    04-17-2016 02:52 AM

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