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Android user who thinks that a digital music player sounds better than another digital music player. Considers himself an audiophile. This is pure irony in this thread.
You are lucky this is not Head-Fi bro. What you said there is a huge mistake; digital music players CAN be influenced by the software running it. Case in point, better equalizer apps and added native support for lossless codecs can make the phone produce better sound quality. And while we're at it, try reading up on the Voodoo Control app on Android - it's basically a driver software to improve sound decoding on select devices primarilly running on a Wolfson DAC. Stuff like dynamic range, SNR, and others are improved with a simple app.
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So you're saying all digital music players sound the exact same? That couldn't be farther from the truth.
This, I couldn't even believe what I was reading.

And yes, Android's EQ apps are quite good. I use EQ, but I'm about to try out Voodoo in my car tomorrow since you mentioned it.

Edit: Those are some great reviews! (LOL at the very first review listed there... it relates to the debate at hand)

https://market.android.com/details?i...doo.controlapp

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I have now fully replaced my iPhone - before it was going to carry ...
by Master Yami– February 18, 2011
I have now fully replaced my iPhone - before it was going to carry on as an iPod. The kernel driver is brilliant! Galaxy S GT-I9000

Edited by Stealth Pyros - 7/25/11 at 9:14pm
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People seem to want an iPhone in the months leading up to June and then don't after that... What happens in June... hmmm...
Bingo. I was just looking up data to confirm that.

Here's the original graph again... and note that this refers to the OS that people would like to have. In other words, it's a marketing-driven survey:



There's an iOS spike in June of '08... just as Apple is preparing to release the iPhone 3G. Another spike in June of '09... right around the introduction of the iPhone 3GS. June '10... hello, iPhone 4. Numbers are climbing again in June '11, when Apple fans are breathlessly awaiting the official announcement of the rumored iPhone 5.

This survey has nothing to do with the comparative quality of iOS vs. Android. It's a grand compliment to the strength of Apple's brand marketing. Period.
    
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Apple is going to do to itself with smartphones what it did with computers and make itself a boutique brand instead of a mainstream brand.

Quit this hardware & software cycle with smartphones and just fight google with software; they can still sell 100% apple products, they'll just also have cheaper alternatives available so they wont alienate themselves out of the mainstream.

Anyone remember when Apple IIs were like the iPhone is now?
    
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With that said, what more could you possibly expect at launch? How could the supposed "small upgrade" have been larger?
Well, I still don't think an upgrade from an iPhone 3G to the iPhone 4 is worth the trouble. What else besides the design overhaul, better camera and the Retina Display warrant an upgrade? Here's what I call an upgrade - a Samsung Galaxy S to the Galaxy S II.

- 4" Super AMOLED PenTile to 4.3" Super AMOLED+ full RGB display
- PowerVR SGX540 to ARM Mali 400 GPU
- 512 MB to 1 GB RAM
- 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm Hummingbird to 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor
- Overall thinner profile on the Galaxy S II
- Much-improved Samsung TouchWiz 4.0 UI on Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- NFC ready chip on the Galaxy S II
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Well, I still don't think an upgrade from an iPhone 3G to the iPhone 4 is worth the trouble. What else besides the design overhaul, better camera and the Retina Display warrant an upgrade? Here's what I call an upgrade - a Samsung Galaxy S to the Galaxy S II.

- 4" Super AMOLED PenTile to 4.3" Super AMOLED+ full RGB display
- PowerVR SGX540 to ARM Mali 400 GPU
- 512 MB to 1 GB RAM
- 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm Hummingbird to 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor
- Overall thinner profile on the Galaxy S II
- Much-improved Samsung TouchWiz 4.0 UI on Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- NFC ready chip on the Galaxy S II
Consumers don't care about those specs at all, they just want to remplace their "old" iPhone with the new one because it's the thing that everyone's talking about. The Galaxy II may be a superior phone but in the eyes of most people the iPhone 4 is the better phone, not because of specs but because it's a lot more fashionable.
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Consumers don't care about those specs at all, they just want to remplace their "old" iPhone with the new one because it's the thing that everyone's talking about. The Galaxy II may be a superior phone but in the eyes of most people the iPhone 4 is the better phone, not because of specs but because it's a lot more fashionable.
And that's what's wrong with the consumer market these days. Less researching on hard facts, more jumping on the bandwagon. Why am I not surprised.

And that comment regarding digital music players a while ago just cracks me up. Hell, why would someone buy an iPod Touch when a dirt-cheap Sansa Clip sounds the exact same? Wow I should be selling my Cowon S9 and Zune HD right away.
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This, I couldn't even believe what I was reading.

And yes, Android's EQ apps are quite good. I use EQ, but I'm about to try out Voodoo in my car tomorrow since you mentioned it.

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https://market.android.com/details?i...doo.controlapp
EQ apps? Are you serious? So people spend tens of thousands of dollars to recreate sounds exactly as artists and sound designers intended, so they can mess with their own EQ?

The guy said poweramp mp3 player, nothing about the DAC. I'm talking about 1's and 0's here.
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in my opinion everyone should own a htc android phone they will never want to touch anything else ever again.
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EQ apps? Are you serious? So people spend tens of thousands of dollars to recreate sounds exactly as artists and sound designers intended, so they can mess with their own EQ?

The guy said poweramp mp3 player, nothing about the DAC. I'm talking about 1's and 0's here.
You do know that the way artists "intend" their recordings to be is not the best possible sound for everyone's audio hardware, right? I hope you do. If you're insinuating that EQ apps are garbage (your post makes it seem that way) then you have a LOT you need to experiment with.
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