1. tadpoles's Avatar
    I'm definitely an audiophile. Every since I was a little girl music has been an extremely important part of my life. ...and it has remained so all of my life. To know that we can have this kind of quality as offered up by today's flagships is absolutely tremendous. Sorry Sony. I won't buying your $1000 portable audio dohicky, no need.

    There's been a lot of talk about the LG V20's (and V10 before that) audio prowess. ...and rightly so. Both on paper and to my ears it sounds really nice with a clarity right up there with my Oppo HA-1 and Senn HD-650s. Not bassy, but clear. For a smartphone's audio, it really is something special.

    I haven't heard a lot about the S7e's audio and that's a damn shame because it sounds really really good. With the UHQ upscaler enabled it offers such a nice full clean sound with a bit more low-end punch than the Vx0 offers. It may be just equalization or smoke and mirrors (I've said this before) but it sounds really good. I've paired the S7e with Grado GS2000e Statements, AKG K712, and (lowly, I know) Bose QC25.

    It consistently offers up an exciting punchy sound that I could listen to all day. Where the V20 is notable for its clarity the S7e and its UHQ Upscaler offers excitement that is a crime to ignore.

    Samsung should trumpet this loudly.
    Fit24 likes this.
    11-12-2016 07:33 PM
  2. Fit24's Avatar
    I really like the clean and clear audio produced by my S7 edge. It's the best sounding phone I've had so far. I have the UHQ Upscaler enabled.
    11-12-2016 08:53 PM
  3. Codger1212's Avatar
    I'm definitely an audiophile. Every since I was a little girl music has been an extremely important part of my life. ...and it has remained so all of my life. To know that we can have this kind of quality as offered up by today's flagships is absolutely tremendous. Sorry Sony. I won't buying your $1000 portable audio dohicky, no need.

    There's been a lot of talk about the LG V20's (and V10 before that) audio prowess. ...and rightly so. Both on paper and to my ears it sounds really nice with a clarity right up there with my Oppo HA-1 and Senn HD-650s. Not bassy, but clear. For a smartphone's audio, it really is something special.

    I haven't heard a lot about the S7e's audio and that's a damn shame because it sounds really really good. With the UHQ upscaler enabled it offers such a nice full clean sound with a bit more low-end punch than the Vx0 offers. It may be just equalization or smoke and mirrors (I've said this before) but it sounds really good. I've paired the S7e with Grado GS2000e Statements, AKG K712, and (lowly, I know) Bose QC25.

    It consistently offers up an exciting punchy sound that I could listen to all day. Where the V20 is notable for its clarity the S7e and its UHQ Upscaler offers excitement that is a crime to ignore.

    Samsung should trumpet this loudly.
    If you really want to go the extra mile, download Poweramp from the playstore.
    tadpoles likes this.
    11-12-2016 09:00 PM
  4. tadpoles's Avatar
    If you really want to go the extra mile, download Poweramp from the playstore.
    I'll give it a try
    11-13-2016 12:09 AM
  5. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    I have the Exynos S7 Edge with Samsung's 'Lucky' DAC, and it does a great job with UHQ Upscaler enabled.
    11-13-2016 01:22 AM
  6. Roman Akert's Avatar
    I use Grado at home with a full cyrus system and Sennheiser for out and about. I find the UHQ setting not to my liking at all but use Samsungs EQ for Spotify Premium.
    11-13-2016 02:47 AM
  7. FutureMech's Avatar
    poweramp latest alpha is the best, it uses samsung DAC and it's clarity is amazing, Exynos anyway.
    Tsepz_GP likes this.
    11-13-2016 06:27 AM
  8. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    The only weak point of the S7 to me is the amp.

    Just kinda weak in comparison to some of its rivals. You won't notice it until you step up to headphones that are harder to drive.

    The DAC is functional and capable but at its best, I feel that the V20 outperforms it. Note that I had to say "at its best" because you may not get the full tricks of that DAC depending on what headphones you plug into.
    11-13-2016 06:40 AM
  9. tadpoles's Avatar
    The only weak point of the S7 to me is the amp.

    Just kinda weak in comparison to some of its rivals. You won't notice it until you step up to headphones that are harder to drive.

    The DAC is functional and capable but at its best, I feel that the V20 outperforms it. Note that I had to say "at its best" because you may not get the full tricks of that DAC depending on what headphones you plug into.
    There's no question the V20's ESS9218 is superior with its headphone amp (I don't think the S7e has anything of note concerning a headphone amp). The V20 can function well as your only headphone powering rig. I'm not sure the S7e would do well with higher impedance cans.
    11-13-2016 02:15 PM
  10. Roman Akert's Avatar
    There's no question the V20's ESS9218 is superior with its headphone amp (I don't think the S7e has anything of note concerning a headphone amp). The V20 can function well as your only headphone powering rig. I'm not sure the S7e would do well with higher impedance cans.
    Attach a Dragonfly Black (or red for VERY difficult to drive HP's) and it will.

    Sorted.
    11-14-2016 02:17 AM
  11. tadpoles's Avatar
    Attach a Dragonfly Black (or red for VERY difficult to drive HP's) and it will.

    Sorted.
    Bam! Right there.
    11-14-2016 03:47 AM
  12. Rumblee1's Avatar
    I'm definitely an audiophile. Every since I was a little girl music has been an extremely important part of my life. ...and it has remained so all of my life. To know that we can have this kind of quality as offered up by today's flagships is absolutely tremendous. Sorry Sony. I won't buying your $1000 portable audio dohicky, no need.

    There's been a lot of talk about the LG V20's (and V10 before that) audio prowess. ...and rightly so. Both on paper and to my ears it sounds really nice with a clarity right up there with my Oppo HA-1 and Senn HD-650s. Not bassy, but clear. For a smartphone's audio, it really is something special.

    I haven't heard a lot about the S7e's audio and that's a damn shame because it sounds really really good. With the UHQ upscaler enabled it offers such a nice full clean sound with a bit more low-end punch than the Vx0 offers. It may be just equalization or smoke and mirrors (I've said this before) but it sounds really good. I've paired the S7e with Grado GS2000e Statements, AKG K712, and (lowly, I know) Bose QC25.

    It consistently offers up an exciting punchy sound that I could listen to all day. Where the V20 is notable for its clarity the S7e and its UHQ Upscaler offers excitement that is a crime to ignore.

    Samsung should trumpet this loudly.
    I had the v10. Besides being such an uncomfortable beast because of size, the audio wasn't as impressive as they made it out to be. After reading many articles on phone audio and listening to many phones, the very best audio can be had on a 300.00,and 400.00 phones. The ZTE axon 7, and axon 7 mini. Comes with specially designed dac amps AND DOLBY ATMOS. the sound is nothing short of spectacular through the speakers and headphones. Because I love my S7 edge, I chose the mini mostly for music and video reproduction. And as a backup phone. For only 300.00 bucks, its an incredible device. Next time I buy a main phone, I'm going to check out ZTE to see what they have to offer.
    kojak likes this.
    11-16-2016 07:06 AM
  13. Chad Higgins's Avatar
    I got a V20 but my S7 edge sounds just as good! And my ZMAX Pro sounds just as good
    01-27-2017 10:35 PM
  14. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    I'm surprised to read that the V20's sonic experience isn't that much better than the S7 Edge.

    I thought hard about getting a V20'S late last year before deciding to go with the S7 Edge.

    Ultimately Battery Life, Design and Protection (Water & Dust Resistance) won over Sound Quality and I went with S7 Edge.
    01-28-2017 06:20 AM
  15. jeetu4444's Avatar
    U should then try Axon 7 ..one of the best phones for audiophile...
    01-28-2017 06:47 AM

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