iphone versus droid as a music player


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  1. gslimjim98

    gslimjim98 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    i would like to know if the droid (or droid x if anyone knows) is similar in sound quality as the iphone (assuming the iphone's sound quality is no different from the regular ipods). like does it have a relatively high volume control like the iphone and bass and treble in most of thr gith places or did i just screw this whole question up lol. anyway if someone understand me please answer cause the 23rd im getting the droid x and it'll be basically my media player as well as a phone like my psp was (without skype)
     

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  2. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    Close IMO but no stock EQ/mixer. That said, I could care less about an EQ/mixer (YMMV).

    Headphone jacks on the Droid seem to be a common point of failure though.
     
  3. mkglobal

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    The Droid really sounds like crap. If you want an Android device with good SQ you'll have to look into the Samsung Galaxy S, which does come close to the iPhone.
     
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    Isthmus Well-Known Member

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    My only issue with Android's stock player is the lack of proper sound controls. There is no EQ and the sound seems to max out somewhat low for my (and a lot of people's) tastes.
     
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    my nexus one doesnt seem to bad in sound when using the jack.

    however that said iphone will probly be better since it was based off a music device to start with. but there is talk about the next update having a better music functiailty, so who knows. as it stands iphone for music, but not enough in my eyes to be even near a deciding factor.
     
  6. mkglobal

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    Well it's not like Android completely sucks in terms of playback so I guess one can soldier on a bit.
     
  7. sakmaster

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    The default android music player does not have any EQ, but offers essentially the same functionality when browsing songs.

    They probably improved it with the Droid X, but some origional Droids have SQ issues. However unless you have a $50+ pair of headphones than I doubt you'd notice. And if you use the default iPod white headphones then I definitely wouldn't worry about sound quality at all.

    The iPhones music UI is prettier than the Android's music UI, if that makes any difference to you.
     
  8. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Well-Known Member

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    I have taken part in amateur blind sound test, and differences in most mp3 player playback were so minuscule that only the most of extreme of audiophiles would notice.

    I used to be of the "iPod-is-the-best-music-quality-camp" until proven wrong.

    Don't take my word for it; try one yourself. Get a couple of friends with different devices, load the same mp3 file from the same source, and have an unbiased third party play them in turn connected to the same set of speakers from behind a curtain. Ask each of the testers (you and your friends) to point out the iPod/iPhone.

    Of course, each device's music player should be at factory setting to account for superior software that includes stuff like equalizers.

    Just some food for thought. I cannot argue with extra enhancements making the experience better.
     

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