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I wouldn't call it "crap" but can hear a slight difference between my Galaxy S II and iPad (which I am sure uses the same DAC as the iPhone)...
Overall the ipad sounds a bit cleaner... which I was a bit disappointed for an enthusiastic Samsung smartphone...

I still listen to my music on my Galaxy S II but like I said, it's a slight difference IMO...
I use music through PowerAMP and play FLAC audio and tune the equalizer to my liking because I like extreme lows and highs although you can hear that 'HISS' on some guitars...
On my iPad, with the same equalizers, I don't get that 'HISS'...
I don't get any of that 'shielding' noise mentioned in the Anandtech article as that is just horrible on the EDGE network...

This is onto a set of Ultimate Ears Triple Fi's 10, which sound amazing...
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There are many features in both O.S I love and miss.

What I like about iPhone 4S and iOS5 is that when someone sends me an email at work and I have my phone setup for that. They can say something like: "I'll meet you Wednesday at 12:00"

It'll highlight Wednesday at 12:00 and one click can put it into the calendar automatically and sync to my email(s) calendar(s)
     
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Originally Posted by Chris13002 View Post

I wouldn't call it "crap" but can hear a slight difference between my Galaxy S II and iPad (which I am sure uses the same DAC as the iPhone)...
Overall the ipad sounds a bit cleaner... which I was a bit disappointed for an enthusiastic Samsung smartphone...

I still listen to my music on my Galaxy S II but like I said, it's a slight difference IMO...
I use music through PowerAMP and play FLAC audio and tune the equalizer to my liking because I like extreme lows and highs although you can hear that 'HISS' on some guitars...
On my iPad, with the same equalizers, I don't get that 'HISS'...
I don't get any of that 'shielding' noise mentioned in the Anandtech article as that is just horrible on the EDGE network...
This is onto a set of Ultimate Ears Triple Fi's 10, which sound amazing...

According to Anandtech it's GSM and CPU noise too.

0:00 to 0:02 sound card noise only.
0:02 pop on codec power up, music start to play. EDGE activated, Volume 1/15
0:02 to 0:35 music playing, you can hear GSM and CPU noises despite the signal
0:35 Volume set from 1/15 to 0/15. Music keeps playing in background but is silent
1:03 WiFi enabled, EDGE is automatically disabled. Moving some UI elements

Will it totally ruin your music and the ability to enjoy it? I hope not. But when you can get a iphone 4 or galaxy s that are from over a year ago and have zero of these problems, you could consider the audio quality on this "flagship phone" relatively crap.

In 2012 not being able to drive headphones properly and CPU noises from swiping the screen is really not a good showing.
post #64 of 71
Anyway, just buy an iPod for your music. Problem solved.
post #65 of 71
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Originally Posted by hellonwheelz View Post

The important parts of the SII that reproduce audio are crap. It can't be fixed with software. It apparently also has shielding emi design issues.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4686/samsung-galaxy-s-2-international-review-the-best-redefined/13 You can even listen to the sound file of the crappy shielding emi noise. (no you don't have that on an iPhone)
http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/1903-poweramp-and-phones-with-poor-dacs/
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9100_galaxy_s_ii-review-597p8.php
Trust the numbers and the charts. Miki is doing you a disservice by saying that the audio quality is fine. The original quality of the 1st galaxy is great, probably as good as a iphone.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1318336
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http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_4s-review-665p5.php This is what gsm arena said when they tested the 4s.
Best audio quality in business
If you want to have the best possible audio output on your cell phone get an iPhone. The rule has always been as simple as that and the iPhone 4S is no exception to it. The new iOS smartphone did great in both the headphones off and headphones on parts of our test, achieving some pretty great scores and remaining impressively loud all the time.
In the first trial (connected to an active external amplifier), the iPhone 4S performed marvelously, but that's hardly a surprise. Even less talented smartphone musicians can get good scores here, so we couldn't expected anything less than perfect from the iPod descendant.
What really puts the iPhone 4S in a class of its own (not counting its predecessors, of course) is its headphones-on performance. The minor jump in stereo crosstalk is all that our lab equipment was able to detect as the resistance to the line-out port increased. The rest of the readings remained virtually unchanged, rounding up a really impressive performance. Check out the numbers and see for yourselves.
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According to Anandtech it's GSM and CPU noise too.
0:00 to 0:02 sound card noise only.
0:02 pop on codec power up, music start to play. EDGE activated, Volume 1/15
0:02 to 0:35 music playing, you can hear GSM and CPU noises despite the signal
0:35 Volume set from 1/15 to 0/15. Music keeps playing in background but is silent
1:03 WiFi enabled, EDGE is automatically disabled. Moving some UI elements
Will it totally ruin your music and the ability to enjoy it? I hope not. But when you can get a iphone 4 or galaxy s that are from over a year ago and have zero of these problems, you could consider the audio quality on this "flagship phone" relatively crap.
In 2012 not being able to drive headphones properly and CPU noises from swiping the screen is really not a good showing.

Most people listening to either device won't notice, probably. Also, the headphone out (on the iPhone 4 at least) is very subpar compared to its line-out DAC. That being said, the most important factor of a audio quality on ANY device is how the user perceives it. I personally like the Skyrocket's sound quality via headphone out, better than my iPhone 4's. It sounds more balanced, and the bass is much less cloudy.

Then again, I can't seem to confirm or find any specs of the Skyrocket's sound chip/processor as I know it uses a different CPU.
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I wouldn't call it "crap" but can hear a slight difference between my Galaxy S II and iPad (which I am sure uses the same DAC as the iPhone)...
Overall the ipad sounds a bit cleaner... which I was a bit disappointed for an enthusiastic Samsung smartphone...

I still listen to my music on my Galaxy S II but like I said, it's a slight difference IMO...
I use music through PowerAMP and play FLAC audio and tune the equalizer to my liking because I like extreme lows and highs although you can hear that 'HISS' on some guitars...
On my iPad, with the same equalizers, I don't get that 'HISS'...
I don't get any of that 'shielding' noise mentioned in the Anandtech article as that is just horrible on the EDGE network...
This is onto a set of Ultimate Ears Triple Fi's 10, which sound amazing...

About to do a quick test of this myself as I'm using the same exact headphones, but I'll be using Winamp (PowerAmp is just over-the-top in the interface for me).
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If this is still helping, I have been using an Ipod touch beside a Samsung Galaxy SII and I could not be happier! The SGSII is the best phone I've ever owned so far. Plus the additional abilities you are going to gain if you decide to root your phone are almost limitless!
I would say it's a reliable and fun phone at the same time, go for it wink.gif
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post #67 of 71
S2 smile.gif The customization is insane. I upgraded to a Galaxy S (U.S. Cellular didn't, and might never, get anything more powerful then the Motorola Electrify anytime soon), and it's absolutely incredible. My boss has an iPhone, and even he praises the Galaxy for it's beautiful screen and look. With WinAmp, I can hear clearer notes then when I had an iPod Classic (with the same generic headphones; with better options, it can only get better).

The S2 can only improve on everything!

But I see you got an iPhone, so none of this is useful frown.gif Haha. Enjoy having a smartphone thumb.gif
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The S2 is truly ahead of its time. Can't wait till they release the stable ICS update. It's going to be even better (hard to imagine).
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I just picked up a S2 from TMOBILE a few days back and it is amazing! I got it for $250+tax with a mail-in-rebate of $250, lol... FREE = biggrin.gif
post #70 of 71
Not sure what you want to use your phone for.
But overal, the SGS2 > Iphones Big time.
And it costs allot less, atleast in my country.
I came from a iphone 4, got SGS2, best money i ever spend!
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