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Originally Posted by iEATu View Post

Thanks. Yeah most people aren't interested in them because they focus on business users. I feel like many people are too absorbed with their phones all the time not even doing anything on them, and I don't want to be like that. It doesn't help that they don't have a bunch of games on their App Store which is a big reason for many people to buy a phone. Entertainment.

As I said, I would suggest Android, has everything you really need.
My Mum and Dad are both on Android phones.
Mum on the Note2, dad on the S2.
They both use it for business uses and also personal use. It does everything they need really.
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......only two points here. Do you actually own a Z/Q 10, or is this speculation from a test run at a store.

The second point is nooooooooo that is NOT reflected in BBRY (RIM is no long the proper ticker) stock. In fact if you look at the 1 year charts, you will see that they stock has approximately doubled due to the z10 after some pretty abysmal stock prices. Their current issue with stock is that there are WAYYYY too many rumors about BB on the internet, and investors are reacting to them. It will still take a while before their stock reflects their products alone.

Prices of stocks will always rebound up when a new announcement is made.
But the overall prospect of RIM, just a few months ago was: "This company is going into administration, unless it does something magical"
It is HANGING in there. You can defend them all you want - but their popularity has dropped off. They aren't the best phone operator, or popular one, as they used to be.
In the UK - they were focused on business customers, until there was a huge surve of YOUNG people buying BB's
Why? Because of BBM and the cheaper price that BB offers.
RIM saw this as an opportunity, and released a reasonably expensive phone, with rubbish UI and terrible battery life, and even touchscreen functionalities.
This move was the WRONG move to do - it dropped their market price quite substantially.

I'm not the only one to say it, just look around in the news. RIM should be focusing on their BUSINESS customers, not their average joe's, that's their problem.
Apple and Samsung, have both taken the consumer market extremely well. Even HTC, with a similar product to Samsung, isn't really succeeding. HTC are trying to diversify their products, and include features that might attract users - like the Beats integration on their phones.

Facts are there.
What I'm trying to say to "iEATu" is : if you want a consumer focused phone, an Android phone or even a dreaded iPhone would probably be better, for the overall user experience.

Just my opinions wink.gif

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Originally Posted by pez View Post


It's also important to remember the European S3 uses a Wolfson, and the US variant, while sounding good, still sounds less stellar than the variant.

Also, if you like the Z10 after using it, and think you can use it as a daily phone without any qualms, then you should make that decision. Also, if there is a way to go and listen to music on it...maybe install Pandora or Spotify for a listening session and bring your headphones with you. I think that's what you should base it on wink.gif.

True about the Wolfson.
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Hey everyone, just got a question to ask you about the Xonar DX:
Every now and then I've encountered two problems with my PC (sound related) - both leading back to the DX.
I'm running the DX on Unified Drivers, simply because Asus' drivers suck, more than their company does.

So here's the issues:
-From time to time, only my LEFT channel on my Z-5500 plays, this occurs randomly, and no real pattern. I unplug/and re-plugged its 3.5mm jack, and that doesn't help. I also try plugging my earphones/headphones into the jack of the PC - and the same issue is there.
-In the past, I was greeted by a HUGE amount of white noise. By that I mean, no sound would play but white noise would play instead of actual music/sounds.

To fix both the problems above, I simply restart my PC - but it is starting to piss me off.
Any of you experienced any of these problems?
Do you guys think I should return the DX for an RMA?

FYI:
bg92 and myself might be meeting up in June.
First OCN headphone mini-meet? I think so!
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I have the Z10 as my daily driver phone. The BB10 UI is far from rubbish, Android is way more messed up depending on the maker. Texting is a joy with the BB keyboard. Also the fact that it is compatible with Apple Store headphones is also a plus (only prev/next functions don't work, pause, mic and volume up/down do) , music sounds just okay-ish though, it has a Qualcomm DAC so nothing special.

Hopefully the Q5 should help BB get some more market share back from emerging markets. WP8 is meh at best, one year in and still no full HD screen support, and neither M$ or Nokia is trying hard enough to innovate new things. The only good thing so far is that even the cheap WP8 phones are very very smooth with normal operations, something that cheap Androids can't do reliably.
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I have the Z10 as my daily driver phone. The BB10 UI is far from rubbish, Android is way more messed up depending on the maker. Texting is a joy with the BB keyboard. Also the fact that it is compatible with Apple Store headphones is also a plus (only prev/next functions don't work, pause, mic and volume up/down do) , music sounds just okay-ish though, it has a Qualcomm DAC so nothing special.

Hopefully the Q5 should help BB get some more market share back from emerging markets. WP8 is meh at best, one year in and still no full HD screen support, and neither M$ or Nokia is trying hard enough to innovate new things. The only good thing so far is that even the cheap WP8 phones are very very smooth with normal operations, something that cheap Androids can't do reliably.

I find WP8 phones EXTREMLY good.
If I didn't want as much customisable options - I would buy a WP8 phone.
Probably the HTC variants.

FYI:
4.2.2 Android is really pushing the limits of what a phone can do.
No other OS, BB, iOS is remotely close to what it can offer.
Despite Apple's best efforts to copy Google thumb.gif

So sound wise the Qualcomm is like the one in the S2 or US S3 variants?
If so, that's dismal.
S2 was a horrible audio choice for a phone. (A reason why I never bought it)
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 5/26/13 at 7:23pm
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I still think vanilla Android is best Android. All phone makers do is ruin the OS with bloatware, while carriers throw in their own BS. I'm waiting for Nexus 5, however if iOS 7 turns out to be decent I may go back to iPhone. Google is always pursuing new breakthrough technology while Apple and M$ like to dumb things down so their users don't have to worry too much about tweaking and optimizing. BB10 is just too good for email, something I do a lot, don't think I'll ever be able to give this phone up.

And yeah any phone with a Qualcomm SoC most likely will have a Qualcomm DAC. As long as 4G is still relevant Qualcomm will still own the market.
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This is not an Apple vs. Android. vs whateverelseisoutthere thread. This extreme bias is completely annoying. Back on topic smile.gif.
 
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I think pezI , you're the only one getting annoyed. I for one learned the bb had a qc chip in it.
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Regardless it's off-topic. If you want to discuss how they sound through headphones with personal experience, go for it. But posting low blows about things that you don't care for isn't the way to do these things.
 
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This thread has gone from a headphone discussion to general audio. Seeing as the mods don't want to make a sub forum.
Talking about the audio chips and the phone the user can choose, in my opinion is quite on topic smile.gif
Correct me if I'm wrong though.
If I'm off topic, then all IEM discussions should also be deemed off topic? Also amp and speaker?
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This thread has gone from a headphone discussion to general audio. Seeing as the mods don't want to make a sub forum.
Talking about the audio chips and the phone the user can choose, in my opinion is quite on topic smile.gif
Correct me if I'm wrong though.
If I'm off topic, then all IEM discussions should also be deemed off topic? Also amp and speaker?

I agree with you but your question about your sound card might actually have a better chance being answered in its own thread.
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