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schsst
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Check Hi Res Audio before buying a smartphone

Post by schsst » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:04 am

How to check Hi-Res Audio is available BEFORE buying a new smartphone?

blaubär
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Re: Check Hi Res Audio before buying a smartphone

Post by blaubär » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:17 am

schsst wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:04 am
How to check Hi-Res Audio is available BEFORE buying a new smartphone?
Ask the maker or vendor or Google if you want to know whether the device supports Hi-Res at all.
Search or ask in this forum if you want to know whether Neutron supports Hi-Res on the device.

schsst
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Re: Check Hi Res Audio before buying a smartphone

Post by schsst » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:20 am

should I care about the Qualcomm Aqstic WCDxxxx version? Is neutron performance affected by those codecs?

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Re: Check Hi Res Audio before buying a smartphone

Post by blaubär » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:10 pm

schsst wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:20 am
should I care about the Qualcomm Aqstic WCDxxxx version? Is neutron performance affected by those codecs?
So you are asking 1. whether the quality of the hardware, espically the DAC, has any influence on the quality of the sound reproduction, and 2. whether Neutron shows any special problems or benefits when you use a special DAC, smartphone, etc ?

1. generally yes, but I doubt that anybody can hear the difference between modern state-of-the-art smartphones, USB-DACs etc, at least I can't, so I don't bother

2. never heard about special problems - I think the big problem is the operating system, not the hardware

What's really important regarding hardware are good headphones !

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Re: Check Hi Res Audio before buying a smartphone

Post by schsst » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:40 pm

Software really matters: using neutron did a HUGE improvement on my xiaomi mi a1!

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