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Why would you need this if you had a phone? [moderated]
Precisely. The LG V20 has a Quad Hi-Fi DAC which can easily beat this piece of crap.
I Have the LG g3 with power amp app, my C3 blows it away sound wise period.
Lol. Hey guys an $800 phone beats this $45 audio player!
Most mobile phones are capable of playing high definition quality these days. You don't need a separate audio player that is almost the size of your mobile phone. Why do mobile phones have storage? So you can store your My Little Pony pictures?
Define "Quad Hi-Fi" please :)
Phones have storage to store apps, movies, pictures, and many things. Just like computers. And you know it, so don't be funny.
Also, if you were at least a tiny bit similar to an audiophile, you would understand that numbers and marketing slogans are not all. Just that a phone has a 32bit DAC doesn't mean that it's a GOOD DAC. And the amplifier is a whole different thing, which isn't mentioned at all in any phone marketing.
And then you say "almost the size of your mobile phone" - that is right. But is that a bad thing? No. In fact, if it were small I would get suspicious. Because in a smartphone, only about 5% of the whole space inside the case is used for audio devices. In this DAP, half of the whole "insides" is audio hardware. That's much more than what any phone can afford.
no, smartass. I'm saying that in the modern age (don't know if you realise what year this is), nearly everyone has a smart phone, so what is the utility in a separate audio player, that to most people is just excess work.
Better quality. And mauss was replying to lukasgodfrey, who suggested buying a $800 phone instead of this. LOL. He _is_ retarded. Some people would rather buy a phone for $200 and a DAP for $50 and save $550 this way.
I was giving an example. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know who is the neurotic idiot here. I am not some audiophile snob, so you can direct your glowing narcissism over at the Head-Fi forums. There have been reports of the C3 working for only 3 months and then die on the user. I never had a mobile phone die on me while listening to music even while multitasking. And seriously, you must be some kind of a sucker to even buy the C3.
Well, some people don't like crap sounds coming from a smartphone. Thing is, this little gizmo for $50 gives you much better sound than a $800 smartphone. Now show me a $50 smartphone that doesn't make my ears hurt and I'll take my words back.
I'm pretty sure that the audio coming from a $200 phone is good enough lmao.
Here's a surprise: it sounds like shit. This DAP is definitely much better. Oh, and my "flagship" Samsung S4 was even worse.
Flagship lmao. Update, that phone is pretty fucking old.
Oh man, you're totally right. Let me just load up my 240GB music library onto my 64GB phone. It's so simple. How did I not realize this. Can we elect you President of Massdrop? You seem like you really know your stuff.
We understand you're upset, but at this point maybe you should just stop commenting.
I said "was". Anyway, I'm not a retard 'Murican living in parents' basement, so I have limited money supply. Won't upgrade until my current phone is non-functional.
These devices are built for one simple reason, to inspire discussions like this.
Seriously, if you are satisfied by the audio (music) quality offered by your smartphone then enjoy it! Your bank account will be all the better for it. If the stock earbuds are adequate, even better.
Unfortunately some individuals experience strong and unpleasant reactions when confronted with distortion, noise, bizarre soundstages or frequency response curves reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. These poor individuals must, therefore, forsake the portability of recorded music entirely.
Some however refuse, entering into an endless and potentially addictive cycle, to identify and acquire equipment capable of reproducing musical recordings in a manner they deem pleasing to the ear. Many of these individuals battle for years, obsessively poring over specification sheets, product reviews and internet forums. They spend vast sums of money, spend hours alone with headphones their only companion, but most never find true balance among the competing triad of accuracy, budget and personal taste. Peace comes to these miserable individuals only in death, or for the truly dedicated, in total loss of hearing.
So brother, enjoy your smartphone, regale in those OEM earbuds and while you're at it consider converting your collection to 64kbps MP3's (You can store heaps more on your phone that way, cool huh!)
I'm not a "Murican living in parents' basement either", but most people can still afford to get a $200 phone regardless.
Yeah, that's why I use a $200 phone called Asus Zenfone 2. But only the kind of person that I described can buy that every few months. I said that because you suggested me to upgrade to an even newer phone, while this one is still quite new. Anyway, back to the point. That $600 flagship had shitty sound, and not much has changed. My current phone that costs $200 sounds like poop. I had two choices: buy a $600 phone and hope that the sound quality would be at least half decent, or buy a $200 phone and a $50 DAP that has good quality. I saved $350, while getting _better_ sound quality at the same time. Win-win.
Imo I can't really tell the difference. But I guess I'm just not a 1337_audiophile_god and I just don't understand.
Makes sense. The difference really isn't noticeable with walmart headphones, but once you get something for $100+, you start appreciating things like this :)
Conserve phone battery for other tasks on long days.
bit late but i use ath m50x headphones :P
Well, I use Audio Technica AD900X, much more advanced cans which can reproduce sound VERY accurately, so all the shit coming from a phone is clearly audible. But more importantly, the true beauty of my FLAC collection is audible too :) This gizmo helped me a lot, but I can't say it has good build quality. It was always acting weird since I bought it, I had to use the reset hole several times, and after half a year its buttons died. The sound quality was amazing for the price, but when it broke I upgraded to FiiO E17K and I don't regret. It definitely sounds much nicer, but costs 3 times more, too.