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  1. Rumblee1's Avatar
    I just read that the S9 will have 24bit and DSD support with dolby atmos. It would be great if we could get it in a future LG update.
    03-02-2018 09:51 PM
  2. rfan8312's Avatar
    Not in the headphone jack. Unless Samsung adds a great DAC. With good headphones the v30 is like hearing a high- end DAP.
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    03-02-2018 10:03 PM
  3. tadpoles's Avatar
    With good headphones the v30 is like hearing a high- end DAP.
    Hmmm... I had two V20’s (both colors simultaneously) and while they did have a nice clarity to them they I recall them never approaching the dynamics or power of my mid-to-better headphone amps (a Burson HA-160D/Sennheiser HD-595 combo is a favorite of mine). I’d like to listen to a V20 again and a V30. I will definitely say the V20 sounded a bit better than any other phones I’ve heard (and that’d be a lot) and they likely sound better than what many people hear from phones but I wonder if it truly sounds like a “high- end DAP”.

    I’m going to go with “The V20 sounds very nice and clear for a phone using good headphones.” Perhaps the V30 sounds even better.
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    03-02-2018 10:29 PM
  4. rfan8312's Avatar
    Hmmm... I had two V20’s (both colors simultaneously) and while they did have a nice clarity to them they I recall them never approaching the dynamics or power of my mid-to-better headphone amps (a Burson HA-160D/Sennheiser HD-595 combo is a favorite of mine). I’d like to listen to a V20 again and a V30. I will definitely say the V20 sounded a bit better than any other phones I’ve heard (and that’d be a lot) and they likely sound better than what many people hear from phones but I wonder if it truly sounds like a “high- end DAP”.

    I’m going to go with “The V20 sounds very nice and clear for a phone using good headphones.” Perhaps the V30 sounds even better.
    Well, it's interesting. You may be right. I probably mispoke when saying high-end DAP if that includes something like Astell & Kern products.

    I own a Sony HPA -1A headphone amp that I always tethered to my Galaxy S6 Edge phone to get quite good dynamic sound streaming from Amazon Music and Spotify. A huge improvement over listening just out of the phone on its own.

    I've heard that the V20 and v30 DAC is the same but I'm not sure. I have the V30+.

    To me, I think the sound is as refined from the quad DAC, as the sound was using the Sony amp. I don't use the amp anymore I feel satisfied that I'm getting great sound just plugged right into the phone using mid-fi headphones like PSB -M4u2, Grado 325e and Philips SHP-9500.

    I have not A/B the use of external amp/DAC to just using the v30 headphone jack, but I recall quite well the sound I got when using the headphone amp with Galaxy phone and it sounds just as good on the test tracks I use listening for certain moments.
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    03-03-2018 03:24 AM
  5. tadpoles's Avatar
    I’m torn between getting a V30 (for its audio prowess), a Note 8, or an s9+. Already have iPhone Xes and a Mate 9 but I want a new gizmo.
    03-03-2018 05:34 AM
  6. Rumblee1's Avatar
    I’m torn between getting a V30 (for its audio prowess), a Note 8, or an s9+. Already have iPhone Xes and a Mate 9 but I want a new gizmo.
    Ditch the iPhone X. Total waste of hard earned cash. Get the galaxy s9+. It'll be a complete device. However, I've got the V30 and I'm head over heals in love with it. I've had it since launch. No issues whatsoever. I only miss the Dolby Atmos for watching encoded movies. So, if you can live without Dolby, then get the V30.
    03-03-2018 08:42 AM
  7. eric12341's Avatar
    It's a 24bit DAC still, so no it doesn't beat the V30. Plus there's a way to hack Dolby atmos onto the V30.
    03-03-2018 08:51 AM
  8. tadpoles's Avatar
    Ditch the iPhone X. Total waste of hard earned cash. Get the galaxy s9+. It'll be a complete device. However, I've got the V30 and I'm head over heals in love with it. I've had it since launch. No issues whatsoever. I only miss the Dolby Atmos for watching encoded movies. So, if you can live without Dolby, then get the V30.
    I, like many others, like my iPhone Xes just fine but am considering one of the aforementioned devices as a tertiary unit.
    03-03-2018 10:52 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    I personally think the V30 has great audio... But I'm sure the S9 will be great too!
    03-03-2018 12:55 PM
  10. rfan8312's Avatar
    I’m torn between getting a V30 (for its audio prowess), a Note 8, or an s9+. Already have iPhone Xes and a Mate 9 but I want a new gizmo.
    I don't know if this helps you but, after owning the v30 for 3 months, I ask myself do I want this as a daily driver smartphone?

    The audio is amazing, but i only listen at home, and I'm out and about for 13 hours per day.

    I THINK I'd rather own the v30+ as an 800$ android DAP and just miss the insane battery life and ergonomic feel of the phone. It feels so great in the hand. It's thin from from to back, lightweight, and wide horizontally. And it has a dedicated screenshot button. And volume control has 100 volume clicks so u can really get the right volume for the moment.

    But during the day I need good texting and camera, which are the two features I hate most about the v30.
    I've never had such trouble typing. I can't get haptic feedback to work and LG board and Gboard are out of
    The question.
    Only Grammarly keyboard can come close to fixing the amount of stuck together words and mis-hits I've already made in this post.

    Texting = nightmare on my v30, and I've heard two others on this forum say the same. No haptic feedback from the keyboard is so lame. Note 8 has WONDERFUL feedback from each button hit.

    My only doubt is do I really want to go back to the disgraceful Samsung battery experience. With the v30 battery life is solved. No more battery attention is needed. Move on.

    Samsung has better UI, better texting imo, better split screen, better camera in auto-mode, wonderful edge panel interaction, double tap home button for camera.

    But you need a full time baby sitter, apps and chargers to deal with that battery.
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    03-03-2018 08:08 PM
  11. tadpoles's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice. The nice thing about my iPhones is that what is supposed to work works well. They may feel boring sometimes, I admit, but I can just take everything for granted. They work well for me across the board. I still like to have Android devices to tinker with though.
    03-03-2018 09:18 PM
  12. rfan8312's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice. The nice thing about my iPhones is that what is supposed to work works well. They may feel boring sometimes, I admit, but I can just take everything for granted. They work well for me across the board. I still like to have Android devices to tinker with though.
    Ye iPhone is unbeatable in a few select categories. My gf has always had iPhones now on the iPhone 7 plus. Best camera I've seen, perfect haptics, loud speakers and a cool feature that allows you to use the keyboard as a mousepad to easily get between letters when editing text.
    03-04-2018 01:07 AM
  13. NationalTrust's Avatar
    My V30 lets me use the spacebar to get between the letters to edit.
    03-04-2018 07:28 AM
  14. rfan8312's Avatar
    Which keyboard is that on?
    03-04-2018 05:44 PM
  15. NationalTrust's Avatar
    Gboard
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    03-04-2018 06:31 PM
  16. thunder18's Avatar
    I don't know if this helps you but, after owning the v30 for 3 months, I ask myself do I want this as a daily driver smartphone?

    The audio is amazing, but i only listen at home, and I'm out and about for 13 hours per day.

    I THINK I'd rather own the v30+ as an 800$ android DAP and just miss the insane battery life and ergonomic feel of the phone. It feels so great in the hand. It's thin from from to back, lightweight, and wide horizontally. And it has a dedicated screenshot button. And volume control has 100 volume clicks so u can really get the right volume for the moment.

    But during the day I need good texting and camera, which are the two features I hate most about the v30.
    I've never had such trouble typing. I can't get haptic feedback to work and LG board and Gboard are out of
    The question.
    Only Grammarly keyboard can come close to fixing the amount of stuck together words and mis-hits I've already made in this post.

    Texting = nightmare on my v30, and I've heard two others on this forum say the same. No haptic feedback from the keyboard is so lame. Note 8 has WONDERFUL feedback from each button hit.

    My only doubt is do I really want to go back to the disgraceful Samsung battery experience. With the v30 battery life is solved. No more battery attention is needed. Move on.

    Samsung has better UI, better texting imo, better split screen, better camera in auto-mode, wonderful edge panel interaction, double tap home button for camera.

    But you need a full time baby sitter, apps and chargers to deal with that battery.
    SwiftKey keyboard, you can turn on vibration by hitting the 3 horizontal bars on the keyboard to access the SwiftKey menu. Then follow the screenshots:
    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S9 audio may beat V30-54210.jpg  
    03-04-2018 07:54 PM
  17. rfan8312's Avatar
    Using gboard now can't get any haptics on it. Called LG customer service no luck.
    03-04-2018 07:55 PM
  18. thunder18's Avatar
    You can also resize the keyboard. I found with the default medium, I kept hitting the wrong keys. I moved it up to large and it has pretty much eliminated my errors.
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    03-04-2018 07:57 PM
  19. rfan8312's Avatar
    You can also resize the keyboard. I found with the default medium, I kept hitting the wrong keys. I moved it up to large and it has pretty much eliminated my errors.
    OK thanks thunder18, will try the resize tomorrow. Now I followed the screens hit and still no haptics on keyboard. LG tech support thinks it may be an actual defect on this device.

    Are you guys getting normal fine haptics on keyboards in LG v30?
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    03-04-2018 08:04 PM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice. The nice thing about my iPhones is that what is supposed to work works well. They may feel boring sometimes, I admit, but I can just take everything for granted. They work well for me across the board. I still like to have Android devices to tinker with though.
    The closest you can get to iPhone on Android is Pixel.... Just my opinion.
    03-04-2018 08:38 PM
  21. thunder18's Avatar
    OK thanks thunder18, will try the resize tomorrow. Now I followed the screens hit and still no haptics on keyboard. LG tech support thinks it may be an actual defect on this device.

    Are you guys getting normal fine haptics on keyboards in LG v30?
    Sorry to hear that. Hopefully they are able to get you a working replacement.
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    03-04-2018 11:31 PM
  22. subguy812's Avatar
    I am a reviewer on Head-Fi and my own blog...I just want to say all you have to do is plug your cable first always then attack IEM or HP and it automatically goes into "aux" mode. If you have the T-Mobile variant you can download HiFI Status from the app store and it will show you what mode you are in. I love the V30 sound but I always plug the cable in solely first. Through the hp jack the V30 is a great audio device. The Samsung wont have that level when using IEM/HP's.


    audiorabbithole.com
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    03-05-2018 06:28 AM
  23. Rumblee1's Avatar
    It's a 24bit DAC still, so no it doesn't beat the V30. Plus there's a way to hack Dolby atmos onto the V30.
    You are correct. But your V30 has to be rooted to do this.
    03-05-2018 03:37 PM
  24. eric12341's Avatar
    Ye iPhone is unbeatable in a few select categories. My gf has always had iPhones now on the iPhone 7 plus. Best camera I've seen, perfect haptics, loud speakers and a cool feature that allows you to use the keyboard as a mousepad to easily get between letters when editing text.
    And what does this and your previous post have to do with the topic at hand? If you want to talk about your gf's iPhone, feel free to do that elsewhere. Not everyone is trying to hear about it.
    03-06-2018 08:11 AM
  25. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I just read that the S9 will have 24bit and DSD support with dolby atmos. It would be great if we could get it in a future LG update.
    It won't sound as great as the V30. It's amazing how they can add a DAC into such a slim phone. Can't wait to get the LG V30s. LG is ahead of the game in terms of audio. Bluetooth will never sound better and USB C headphones will cost too much.
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    03-06-2018 11:16 AM
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