panda27, 26 May 2016my comment isn't showing, so perhaps I break some rules? Perhaps against the prices I use to c... more
Not really. "DAC" is simply the name of the chip itself. It's pretty much always combined with an "amp" (or amplifier) chip, again like my Oppo HA-2, which is a portable & premium amp/DAC device. I hook up my phone to it, and also my headphones. It does a more superior job of "cleaning up" the sound of my music.......removing some or all hiss, widening out the sound (aka giving it a bigger "soundstage"), improving instrument separation (so the instruments don't sound so compressed or like they're coming from one spot), clarity, etc. It's a really fantastic device that does much more than what my S7 (and pretty much all flagships) can do, simply because the amount of money that goes into pretty much all of these flagship phones is only a fraction of what is put into devices like my HA-2.
Now that doesn't mean that the sound coming from like the XP, S7, HTC 10, etc is bad. It's just not AS good. Out of all these newer devices, the ones with the best amp/DAC chipsets would be the LG V10 (which has a premium DAC in it....... very uncommon for a smartphone, the rest that I'm about to mention now don't have premium/expensive DACs in them, but still pretty good ones), the Sony XP's DAC will be amazing I'm sure b/c the Z3's was like the best of its time, and then the HTC 10 is prob a close third. The S7 and Note phones' DAC is great too, again, for a smartphone. lol
"LDAC" is just a term used to describe the codec/software/program used by certain Sony devices. More here about it: http://www.sony.net/Products/LDAC/
Wired headphones would never used LDAC as it is a "wireless-only" codec. Wired headphones simply take the converted (by DAC) digital-to-analog signal and play that (analog) sound.
RockStar2005, 26 May 2016Cool. Hopefully we BOTH find out our respective prices soon! DAC stands for Digital to Anal... moremy comment isn't showing, so perhaps I break some rules? Perhaps against the prices I use to compare..... so, it means LDAC is better than DAC? How about wired headphones?
RockStar2005, 26 May 2016Cool. Hopefully we BOTH find out our respective prices soon!
DAC stands for Digital to Anal... moreyeah, and hopefully for cheaper price than in Taiwan. (basically still almost IDR 10 million if converted from NTD 23,900, as comparison, S7 is now around IDR 8.5 million. If on Europe's level price, it'll be around IDR 12 million)
so, LDAC could generate better sound quality on bluetooth headphones? What about normal headphones with wire?
panda27, 26 May 2016what are ldac and dac?This pic explains it all witout a single word ;) http://www.sony-asia.com/microsite/hiresaudio/img/ldac/comparison_ldac_bluetooth.png
panda27, 26 May 2016I'm waiting for the Indonesia's pricingCool. Hopefully we BOTH find out our respective prices soon!
DAC stands for Digital to Analog Converter. It's chip that EVERY smartphone (etc other players) has for playing music. It converts the digital signal into analog sound. The quality of DAC in MOST smartphones is just "ok" compared to more pricier amp/DAC devices, like my Oppo HA-2 ( https://www.oppodigital.com/headphone-amplifier-ha-2/ ) for example. Its DAC is MUCH more advanced than what most smartphone devices can do.
LDAC is Sony's PROPRIETARY codec (stands for Lossless DAC, meaning no loss of original quality of sound/music) which is used for wireless bluetooth listening. If you have an LDAC-ready phone like the XP or device like the Walkman A17, and LDAC-ready headphones like the MDR-1ABT or any of their LDAC-ready speakers, then what LDAC does is it can transmit THREE times the regular amount of data wirelessly than regular bluetooth can handle.
Yayy pricing in Taiwan!! lol
How about pricing in the U.S.?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous, 25 May 2016every body talks how new sony xperia x and xp is overpriced but nobody didnt think that maybe ... more
You make some good points. Still, they could maybe dip the price a little lower. And releasing the d*mn phone before people even forget they heard about it would be NICE too!! lol :-D
every body talks how new sony xperia x and xp is overpriced but nobody didnt think that maybe new battery in these phones are expensive,nobody didnt notice that these phones have LDAC,well of coure nobod know what is normal DAC...
panda27, 25 May 2016It'll depends hardly on X series, especially X Performance real world value as real flagship t... moreThey changed their strategy.
Instead going much cheaper and portfolio massive to compete with chinese, they decided to go less portfolio, retaining their prices, knowing sales would drop either way, but increasing profitability...
Guess they had a 10 year scenario assesment of the market or sth, and concluded that chinese would take over most market, they are too competitive with their prices.
So going more exclusive is the way they see it.
Either way, in worst case scenario they certainly wont close the buissness, but maybe remain on certain markets only.
Anonymous, 24 May 2016Has the potential to do 4K is very different from able to perform.
Like your immune system... moreIt depends whether Sony allows it or not through their ui build.
If there is any intention to give 4k to X and X perf. in future as a camera addon app, Cinema 4k should work too...
Tech and software is in there...
If not, xda developers will do it, just like 4k for my z1c
Either way, its not important to most users, as mos5 dont even use 4k, but full hd while recording.
And with h.265 it means half the megabyte consumption for each videorecord....
panda27, 25 May 2016It'll depends hardly on X series, especially X Performance real world value as real flagship t... morepanda,
Interesting assessment. I couldn't agree more with everything you said!
I think this IS good news, but this delay in releasing the XP to me is beyond stupid IMO because they're literally POSTPONING their profits because of it, if not losing some as well. People will get frustrated (as I have lol) and many will (or have already) look elsewhere. I would seriously go and by the HTC 10 TOMORROW if Sony didn't exist, especially now that I found out the home button is actually a VIRTUAL button, NOT a physical button (doesn't press in), which I hate. lol It shares many attributes of the Xperia phone, and I'm happy HTC basically got IT right finally. But I still love Sony more, despite how INSANELY STUPID their marketing & sales ppl are (I like to say that as often as I can lol).
Yes I'd like to know where they're looking to go next. If it's a phablet though (which I bet it will be), then the XP is where I stop. I have NO interest in phablets, so the XP is exactly what I'm looking for. It doesn't sit well with me though that the X's May 20th release has already been delayed TWICE now (June 4th is the new set date). They BETTER NOT pull this sh*t with the XP. Deciding to release the XP LAST was super dumb too. The flagship should ALWAYS come first! I would bet my life that they've already lost some of the potential profits on this phone by not releasing it yet. I'm a hardcore Sony fan, and even I'M starting to lose it. lol
RockStar2005, 25 May 2016
Some good news.......................
http://www.sonyrumors.net/2016/05/24/sony-mobile-fy... moreIt'll depends hardly on X series, especially X Performance real world value as real flagship to grasp more market share then other brands, and their improvement on sales and service. Less product variant means less different parts, so we could expect improvement on their service. If X Performance is great, then we could tell Sony is getting ready to back to the game, since there will be other X series on the future. Then again, other competitors like Samsung will have Note 6, OnePlus will have OnePlus 3, Asus will have Zenfone 3, and many other vendors will likely still launch some other new phones this year so it'll be a hard fight. But X series is like a reset button, we could assess X series's growth better if we knew the next X series.
Their decreasing in sales yet rising in operating profit (especially from minus to plus as in the graph), could be translated as a good news (asymmetric information) for shareholders, at least for now. If this graph keep going like this, the operating profit would stop growing since less sales revenue on each year, thus the importance of X series to uphold Sony's name on smartphone business. On a simple term, right now Sony has been on defending position, and want to retaliate using X series to back to attacking position.
Some good news.......................
Tann Hauser, 24 May 2016This phone has h.265(HAVC) native support in video playback and video recording :-)
Other fl... moreHas the potential to do 4K is very different from able to perform.
Like your immune system has the potential to protect you against virus and bacteria, but most of the time, you still could get cold and infection when you are exposed to them.
The phone might have the hardware, but it could be the fact that it could not do 4K.
Tann Hauser, 24 May 2016I dunno, in theory you should be able to do it with apps like Cinema 4k.
It has the SoC, came... more
Well when the phone comes out, I'll test out the 4K too just to see it for myself.