Smithravi, 31 Jul 2020Every one who reviewed it on youtube used it for talking videos, of course vibration will be d... moreYou can tell diferent betwen crap (Dsee) turned on and off even on something like WF-1000Xm3 and consider what a low bar that is.
When you enable Dsee you get bass boost and destruction of any semblence of soundstage ... generally speaking.
If you compare image upscale to sou d upscale all I can as is: What is wrong with you? Generalization of image to sound?
Fearghast, 31 Jul 2020Dynamic vibrations is the most useless feature of Xperia ... well not counting Dsee.
As state... moreEvery one who reviewed it on youtube used it for talking videos, of course vibration will be dumb and out of sync for such stupid stuff. It is like using yoga pants for swimming instead of swim suit. As I clearly explained in previous comment, it syncs perfectly with many types of music and selective content like horror movies. It adds extra immersive effect just like front facing stereos speakers. The way I feel is it analyzes sub 100hz frequencies, and plays those with the vibration motor. So, it doesn't just simply make up random vibration patterns.
Not everyone likes 4K, not everyone calls stereos speakers gimmicky, and just like that Dynamic vibration comes down to individual liking. If you don't like it, say you don't like it. There are plenty of others like me who love such features.
Also coming to the DSEE, unless you are an audiophile or sensitive towards music, I highly doubt you ever notice the difference between with and without DSEE ultimate or HX. Similarly, just because you can't tell the difference between FHD and 4K, you shouldn't generalize it for everyone who see beyond what you're capable of perceiving. It is like in old days, ignorant people have thought "Sun revolves around the Earth" just because majority believed so. But with knowledge and science it was proved wrong.
Smithravi, 30 Jul 2020My point here is about Dynamic Vibration. Why should I praise Eye AF when I'm talking abo... moreDynamic vibrations is the most useless feature of Xperia ... well not counting Dsee.
As stated in every review I saw, every reviewer hates it as well ... why? ... it's annoying ... the slab of glass is vibrating in your hand. That's just dumb.
Fearghast, 30 Jul 2020"You don't understand the hate for dynamic vibration"
Why do not I find it at... moreMy point here is about Dynamic Vibration. Why should I praise Eye AF when I'm talking about Dynamic Vibrations?? Since most people hated it, I tried it using and I loved it on selective contents like music and gaming. Only amateurs use this for talking videos and pass a judgement. You should use a feature for what it's intended for. Your take on features are like generalising. I'm pretty sure you've never used it while gaming as well. I have also seen your comments on speakers. You've no idea what you're talking about.
Anyway my point is Dynamic Vibration is such a useful feature, yet people hate it for stupid reasons and usages. Also unless you're an audiophile don't generalise things based on your opinion. If you don't like it, say it you don't like it. Don't try to convince others by unrelated arguments.
PS: Everyone knows Sony is God of AF right now.
Fearghast, 26 Jul 2020No, you got that wrong ... again.
I do not imply that Sony should do mainstream, I imply Son... moreLet's settle down here.
1st, good. You agreed with Sony taking the antimainstream route. Because either the Z3 era, XZ Premium era, or even Xperia 1 II era, there some people really "force" Sony to be mainstream, and when Sony did it once back in 2018, both parties (fans & haters) weren't amused AT ALL. They force Sony to implement something trend on their books right now when there are lots of considerations and conditions to take before implementing, like 4K screen and 90/120Hz HRR can't go together for now due SD865 limitation for 4K screen.
2nd, I agree with your statement, that Sony should improve. But let's not try to say Sony didn't improve at all on the new-gen Xperias. Both improved on hardware and software, but Sony improved iteratively or gradually from one time to another from what I've seen from past Xperias, where most manufacturers done it gradually but also radically.
In the hardware side, Xperia 1 II improves all areas compared to Xperia 1 and has become one of the most complete-package among flagships in 2020 (3.5mm headphone jack, Wireless Charging, battery capacity, bigger sensors, Wi-Fi 6, balanced front stereo speakers, UFS 3.0, etc.). While in software capabilities, Sony improved Cinema Pro capabilities and features, add Photo Pro, faster response Side Sense, Game Enhancer added features, better split-screen, cleaner software, etc. Xperia 10 II & L4 also improved from their predecessor, 10/8/Ace, and L3 respectively, especially 10 II (even when it still needs to be polished more by time). Sure, you may expect big updates, but the approach Sony takes here will also eventually bring them to the point where it reaches perfection, even the market they targeted are niche and segmented.
Smithravi, 30 Jul 2020I just listened a few songs for the first time using dynamic vibration. It was perfect. Especi... more"You don't understand the hate for dynamic vibration"
Why do not I find it at least a bit surprising. Dynamic vibrations on my Xperia is turned on only for ringtones.
It's extremely annoying and I have a huge understanding for reviewers that almost all hated it.
The best thing I love on this feature, is that it is off by default. Be so kind, if you want to praise something find at least something meaningful. Like eye focus is not enough for you? It actualy works ... unlike this vibrating tosh.
I just listened a few songs for the first time using dynamic vibration. It was perfect. Especially on TIDAL.
For starters, listen to this song on Xperia 1 or Xperia 1 II
I don't understand the hate for dynamic vibration. Of course it does play out of sync for talking videos or movies or any other typical songs. But it syncs perfect especially for the songs like EDM where you actually find uplifted beat. For the first time I'm using it and I'm loving it.
PS: I just also noticed that when you turn off the screen and listen to songs, dynamic vibration automatically turns off. Then the moment I turn on the screen, bam dynamic vibration starts. These are the minor details I really love from Sony.
Senseurheart Kimochi, 30 Jul 2020Tell me what is your motivity to pay so much attention on Xperia 1 ii but you lead to more pe... moreIt restores nothing... That's not how it works. What do you expect a bit of drums here a bit of flute there and perfect, flac is back?
Try to upscale Chiptunes, I dare you :D :D
Dsee is a pathetic excuse even for a PR label.
Why is it Xperia 1 II needs Atmos to sound better, why was not Sony able to tweak its own speakers to sound decent?
Fearghast, 30 Jul 2020Negative? I am overly positive, even Xperia 5 Mark 1 is s decent 6/10 device for me.
You migh... moreTell me what is your motivity to pay so much attention on Xperia 1 ii but you lead to more pessimistic views?
My experience the Dsee HX on my Xperia Z2 pair with it attached earphone (included in the Z2's box) produce nice audio , it pure and can hear the every musical instrument and it is pleasure, it restore the compressed audio file (MP3) near to hi-res resolution, of course I can also tune the equalizer sometimes, that 5 years ago from my experience.
An excellent article on this phone in Android Authority:
The Sony Xperia 1 II camera is a case study for nonsensical software design
I really believe in what Robert Triggs says, this guy has the technical depth.
Xperia 5 II will be better buy for those who like high refresh screen over resolution, including myself. Smaller form factor, 6" screen with 1080p for sure so Sony definitely will give it high refresh screen
Tehgram, 30 Jul 2020Sony always makes the best smartphonesNot always.
But when it does it out classes its competition.
Sony always makes the best smartphones
Fearghast, 30 Jul 2020You got clearly the wrong impression, I never said XM2 are good headphones.
Kinda makes me wo... moreAre you serious.
Read the first comment I did. I think you should start reading my comments more carefully.
What I said is that XM3 is big improvement over XM2(the one you listed as you own) making it a decent headphone for laid-back listening experience which it was developed to do.
Then you stated that XM3 was bad in comparison to XM2 as it had its Bass boosted. That is the point which started the discussion.(read your own previous posts)
Now you ask why I say it is bit better. Seriously. I dint say it is bit better I said it far superior in every way. Not only me but all the reviewers agree with it too.
Vineet Reddy, 30 Jul 2020Check this review.
Read about Sound. Speci... moreYou got clearly the wrong impression, I never said XM2 are good headphones.
Kinda makes me wonder, why you are repeating that XM3 are a bit better ... consider me confused.
PS: You calm those reviews of headphones? All I see is reviews of ANC headphones in vacuum.
Fearghast, 30 Jul 2020I guess review units were defective as well ... my bad. I guess everyone has a defective unit,... moreCheck this review.
Read about Sound. Specially the last para about the bass.
Check this review as well.
There is comparison of XM2 and XM3 and they clearly state that XM3 is superior to XM2 in every way.
Vineet Reddy, 30 Jul 2020Nah man, lets leave the XM3 discussion out for now. As it is pretty obvious the you got a defe... moreI guess review units were defective as well ... my bad. I guess everyone has a defective unit, when they do not like bassy sound with subpar treble.
"My friends" a lot of my friends are using pretty bad headphones ... maybe you, just like me have friend with zero regard to sound quality.
Fearghast, 30 Jul 2020Negative? I am overly positive, even Xperia 5 Mark 1 is s decent 6/10 device for me. You migh... moreNah man, lets leave the XM3 discussion out for now. As it is pretty obvious the you got a defective piece(if you purchased it) or have come across a defective piece(if you had your hands on for a short time). I have heard lot many XM3s as many of of my friends have it and use for traveling purpose. Not even a single one of that sounds as bad what you are referring to. I agree that it is not Z7 M2 level but saying that it is worse than XM2 is not correct as I compared both and XM3 is far more detailed and upfront in comparison to XM2.
Senseurheart Kimochi, 30 Jul 2020Why your mind so negative? Even it is the best on phone you still can nitpicking like an exper... moreNegative? I am overly positive, even Xperia 5 Mark 1 is s decent 6/10 device for me.
You might be on a scale "I love it!" / "I hate it!", I prefer more steps in my own "value metrics" and no ties to a brand ofc.
That's why I own so many different headphones from different manufacturers, I care for a products in its "buble" in its price range, when I see DSEE I do my own research and take it in a perspective - aka when I see DSEE a pure bass boost and some other meaningles trickery that "enhances dynamic range" and then WH-1000XM3 with its bass boost and I combine it to an -> compressed streaming services ("mastered for lossy format") + DSEE bass boost + WH 1000XM3 bass boost ... I get really disgusting result, same result I get with my WH II and WF III.
Fearghast, 30 Jul 2020That is 100% true IMHO.That is true. Spending high on headphones also need a decent expenditure on equipment to drive them.