imparanoic, 09 Apr 2018it's hard to tell the difference on ldac due to higher bitrate (unless in perfect listening co... moreAs for me I could tell difference btw uncompressed wav and compressed flac, both lossless. Same bitrate just different in how its resolved with hw. I hear mostly difference between com. and uncom. audio, but thats music I listen to often and on quality headphones. Difference is small, but in the end listening to higher res is better experience. I started on cheap earphones and can tell, I wouldn't be able to tell if its better quality with such. Well, only way to understand is for one to hear it.
Funk you with your wireless bs!
Now I have to worry about charging those as well?? Hell no!
I'll be using wired headphones until they don't make them anymore..
imparanoic, 09 Apr 2018regular bluetooth (4.2 or less) will sound compressed due to low bitrate at 320kbps, it's note... moreMost of the Bluetooth 4.x devices should support LDAC.
But iPhones (no matter what version you have) support only two codecs - AAC and SBC.
The only decent wireless Apple uses is Airplay, but that is really limited in terms of usability and higher latency.
I've tested the Bose & Sony bluetooth headphones & non support equalizer adjustment wirelessly. Seems like the digital wireless data is direct from file & not affected by the adjustment.
Phones I've tested with is Sony Z2, Z1 compact, Xiaomi Redmi Note3, Zenfone 2 & Huawei Mate10 (non pro).
Lol beat, surely beaten pretty bad. Bose and sony is the way this kind of headphones
vrvly, 08 Apr 2018You can hear difference between compressed and cd quality, forget higher sampled dsd. And that... moreit's noted that my source is own encoded flac files from my own cds or even a few high res 24bit 192khz flac files.
vrvly, 08 Apr 2018You can hear difference between compressed and cd quality, forget higher sampled dsd. And that... moreit's hard to tell the difference on ldac due to higher bitrate (unless in perfect listening conditions even) when compared to wired.
i have high resolution audio player, nw-zx100 ( not a phone), use xba-40 quad balanced armature and full size akg k551, but i have tested my friends mdr-x1000 with ldac mode, it's impressive and suffice most people unless your a super high end audiophile
regular bluetooth (4.2 or less) will sound compressed due to low bitrate at 320kbps, it's noted that iphone 8/x also supports newer bluetooth 5.0 which has high bitrate, will sound much better especially with lossless music files or higher quality streams due to higher bitrate at 600kbps (same as aptx-hd, but lower than ldac which is 990kbps), but i presume next generation beats or airpods 2 probably support this codec
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2018I bet only iphone users buy Beats. I just dont know why because others brands make way bet... moreExactly right, I use a Samsung Galaxy S8, Sony h.ear on headphones and Bose Soundlink Speaker, I don't care about popularity that much, I just want the best out there for myself
ZloiYuri, 08 Apr 2018LDAC codec has 990 kbit/s bandwidth. I'm pretty sure you will not hear any difference on headp... moreYou will definately hear the difference with LDAC, it's not the 990kbps that makes the difference, but how LDAC bypasses Android filters and Bluetooth limitations. The closer you get to a full audio bitstream the better.
ZloiYuri, 08 Apr 2018LDAC codec has 990 kbit/s bandwidth. I'm pretty sure you will not hear any difference on headp... moreYou can hear difference between compressed and cd quality, forget higher sampled dsd. And thats with wired connection, wireless is even worse. Sony also don't use wireless for audiophiles, see they offer top performing walkman and headphones with jack and other wired connectors, not just wireless. Though there are lossless wireless connections like allplay, airplay, playfi, dlna, ones used in sonos and sennheiser, none use such for headphones on the go even sony. Could find Sennheiser headphones and earphones(wireless) with lossless support, but they can be usen only at home, earphones are ugly and their hw performance is also limited so even with high quality brand, pricy products and "wireless" supporting lossless you wont get such quality as you get with wired connections.
Most you can do is connect your favorite wired headphones to wireless box(probably not running on battery) supporting lossless sound transfer.
If you cannot hear difference and its not hw, its either in your ears or in poorly made music.
Also brands selling such cheap hw presenting it as high quality looks then pretty funny, that is if you care.
Lccy, 08 Apr 2018All wireless headphones are compromised due to lossy compression, aptx hd is only 546kbps and ... moreLDAC codec has 990 kbit/s bandwidth. I'm pretty sure you will not hear any difference on headphones. But people always forget a dark side of wireless audio. Amplifiers in headphones. Mostly they are way worst than in phones due to power limits. Good amplifiers are still power hungry. So you need install bigger and heavier accumulators in headphones, what is not good. So forget bitrate, it's not the worst thing in wireless music.
All wireless headphones are compromised due to lossy compression, aptx hd is only 546kbps and relies on reduced quantisation accuracy for mid to higher frequencies, ldac is better as it uses lossless compression as well as lossy compression at the expense of added latency but it's still not CD quality although it can come close.
Anyone who has used Bluetooth to transfer a file knows it's incredibly slow, Bluetooth should not be used for wireless audio, we should wait for a better data transfer protocol.
Unfortunately Apple was in a rush to get rid of the headphone jack and many android phone makers followed suit
I bet only iphone users buy Beats.
I just dont know why because others brands make way better headphones
In my opinnion, I better stick to a phone, that can use my Sennheiser HD598 with FiiO DAC and let me enjoy quality as much as I want than to always think where and how to charge the headphones.
imRGZ, 08 Apr 2018In wireless, Sony’s flagship wx1000m2 is very hard to beat in sound quality and ANC. And in wi... moreB&O H9i !might! be better than Sony - but they cost more and support only AptX in non HD version.
It would certainly be a kickass "VS review".
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2018 I had been wondering why there were no beats products with Hi Res audio functionality, be it ... moreDon't even bother guessing, dude...
Even when Jobs were still alive, he didn't bother improved the audio department of iphone; limiting the audio codec supported by ipod/iphone using copyright/piracy issues, ALWAYS giving out the CHEAPEST pair of headsets he could get from Chinese OEM...
Now when Cook took over, Apple becomes even worse, even asking for US$150 for a piece of junk called AirPod, which has NOTHING to justify its RIDICULOUS price, while intentionally got rid of the headphone jack to "force" isheep to buy those expensive junk to lessen the wear on lightning port.
And you expect Beats to made a Hi-Fi headphones SOMEDAY while Apple NEVER let its main business to produce "decent" Hi-Fi products?
This is the MAIN reason why NO well-educated people BUY Apple products, because ALL Apple products are made to be "exclusive, Apple-only products", so once u have a Apple product, u r forced to buy another Apple product to supplement the previous device, and, by the time u realized it, u r already spend a fortune, forcing urself (even the parents) to buy MOST of Apple products, like what happened to my niece!
Hello Life, 08 Apr 2018every sony headphones out there are crippled by the likes of Audio technica, beyerdynamic, Sen... moreIn wireless, Sony’s flagship wx1000m2 is very hard to beat in sound quality and ANC. And in wired category, all the brands you mentioned does beat Sony handily.
Hello Life, 08 Apr 2018every sony headphones out there are crippled by the likes of Audio technica, beyerdynamic, Sen... moreI am well aware. I got these Sonys "dirt cheap" - 50% discount, otherwise I would not buy them.
I have plenty of wired Sennheisers, AudioTechnicas, Beyernes etc. already.