i was cleaning my home and guess what,I found my old nokia n91,still in pristine condition,the battery kind of damaged but managed to get bl 5c compatible battery.I immediately hooked up my philips fidelio headphone and boy the sound it created one word amazing,it still rivals my lg g8x.phone which has a DAC inside.If you have this phone still now,u r lucky.
Matt, 08 Apr 2018I don't understand what all the hype is about the nokia n91. I got one from the day it was rel... moreWell, Nokia was not known for music devices and this was good for its time. Its 15 years now.
Rest you're right about, but you must understand, N91's sound was not balanced by default in terms of frequency.
Its bass was boosted right upto midrange and then it was a straight line till the end. Obviously vocals, specially female ones will be unclear.
Chris, 09 Apr 2018The nokia n91 sound quality is utter trash avoid at all costs. Its overhyped and because peopl... moreThe points you mention don't even affect most of the users.
Equaliser more than half, why would you do that to a device that already sounds good for most tracks? And static on keeping volume low, I never noticed this in 5 years of ownership, amazing? Can it be this big issue?
80% of volume is where you start getting deaf unless you're using high impedance which it wasn't quite meant for to start with.
Mono speaker wasn't for listening music, it was for calls, you got the wrong idea man.
Again i don't recommend buying it for $100 or so coz its just not worth it, maybe half as much?
But you must understand that this was a 2006 phone. Not dedicated music player, and over 15 yrs old. It can't be class leading quality today, but its good for what it is.
ravi, 10 Jun 2020Does nokia n91 earphone support smartphone or not or does nokia n91 earphone also work all fun... moreYour english is not clear but I think you mean music play/forward/rewind using earphones.
Yes, its possible. But using old Nokia earphones only...
New Android earphones are NOT supported.
I have owned it about 9 years ago, it was amazing for these years. and i never forgot about its sound quality then i bought again 2 months ago. I am searching for battery, is it ok if i buy bl-6c battery? will it work with n91?
Mr Patel , 29 Apr 2018Good phone, music is loud but no quality through earphones. It hurts ears, no detail in sound. With it's true headphones, you get drowned in quality rich sounds
Mr Patel , 29 Apr 2018Good phone, music is loud but no quality through earphones. It hurts ears, no detail in sound. I disagree quite
This phone used to be the shit. Like a 7110 Matrix phone for the naughties.
Does nokia n91 earphone support smartphone or not or does nokia n91 earphone also work all function in other smartphome like volume up,volume down,next song, low volume or high volume ?
i have used this phone earlier also but is this phone still available
I have 4 Nokia N91. I gave the 8Gb to my friend. I have a V20 with usb audio player pro installed. I have to say nokia n91 sounds better. Probably i upgrade the last firmware manually. Its not hard to upgrade just tricky. But it does sound better
Good phone, music is loud but no quality through earphones. It hurts ears, no detail in sound.
The nokia n91 sound quality is utter trash avoid at all costs. Its overhyped and because people said it sounded good i went out and wasted my money on ebay. Mind you them posts on forums are around 2006 to 2008 on Google, so if you read them like me, you will be thinking this is a good music phone.
It was at the time not now. Like danny said the volume is loud and i give it that, but the clarity is good only at low volumes with the eq no more than the middle for each slider the frequency adjusts. If you adjust the slider above more than half, the sound will start crackling. Also there is static in the background when you turn down the volume, no so sound quality now eh? Lots of distortion above 80% of volume. Not to mention the crap mono speaker on the left. Don't believe me, you can waste your money and try it for yourself. Even the first HTC M8 sounds better than this, of course with sound mods being rooted with sound enhacements. Nokia n91 is Not bad for £40 or $60 not £180 or $250, if you are spending that much you should know better to get a stand alone music player.
I don't understand what all the hype is about the nokia n91. I got one from the day it was released and still have it today.
Now the sound quality on the internet is known to be good. The sound is decent, its nothing special, its just ok. The detail is not that great, clarity in vocals is just not there, its ok but not the best. It is loud on earphones, but sounds like crap if you turn the eq higher or go above 70%. Like somebody said on this site, the nokia n91 makes alot of hissing as even more when plugged in charging through the earphones.
The music player is old and slow. No memory card support, what can you do with 4 or 8 gb these days.
I like the phone for the timeless looks, but for having it as a music player probably not, i rather spend it on a standalone device that is made just for music. Dont spend £150 or $300 on this older banger. You will thank me later.
V20 and V30 beat N91 8GB with HD600 and Noble K10 IEM. Even the HTC one is on-par with N91. I have owned both N91 and N91 8GB. They are still one of the best, but no longer the king.
Anonymous, 02 Apr 2018I compared n91 with N81 n82 n96 5800 3300 Samsung i450 Sony w950 HTC m8 sprint...no one sounds... moreIts king for being loud, but the sound quality to me is not great, distortion etc... You got to admit there is hissing on low volumes. SQ is not that great, the nokia n91 can't even play flac files, the music player is laggy and you are only limited with 4 or 8 gb of music. I have a 32gb memory on my Samsung and its almost full of music. Each to there own i guess. I still like the classic nokia n91 feel and look though, its nice to have in a old school phone collection.
Danny, 02 Apr 2018Also the fiio A5 is an amp not a dac. It has no chipest to improve sound quality, all it does ... moreI compared n91 with N81 n82 n96 5800 3300 Samsung i450 Sony w950 HTC m8 sprint...no one sounds better even not close to n91...N81 is good but not loud as n91..
u may agree or not but n91 is real king of music via 3.5mm...even in 2018 no other phones comes near by n91' audio quality...
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2018I have fiio A5 but it not good as N91.Also the fiio A5 is an amp not a dac. It has no chipest to improve sound quality, all it does is amplify, basically make the input signal more louder. If you are using a poor input source, i.e low sounding mp3 player having an amp will only make it sound louder, not better. Try getting the Nokia 5800 or the X6 and using your fiio A5 with it. They both have great SQ for phones, better than the N91 and an amp like yours will make a big difference on either of them. Then compare your nokia n91 against an Nokia 5800 or X6 with an amp, you be amazed how poorly sounding the nokia n91 really is. Also there is hissing on the nokia n91 at low volumes, not good for true SQ .
You got the wrong amp if you want better sound. All amps do without the dac is add volume and more bass.