1. LuvMusic's Avatar
    I like the improvements and other updates. Anyone have thoughts about the headphone jack sound quality on the S9+? I really enjoy the sound quality of the V20 and don't want a major disappointment.

    I realize the phone has not hit the streets yet but any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
    02-26-2018 12:59 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I'd probably head to a store, try out the Note 8 or S8, and decide. The V20 comes with that fancy DAC, which the S9 will not have. If you ARE a discerning audiophile, you WILL notice the difference. If you, like myself, are a 'normal' music enthusiast, using the right headphones will probably suffice (I threw away the tinny Samsung ones and kept the B&O ones that came with the V20 and couldn't be happier).
    02-26-2018 01:10 PM
  3. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Agree with @SpookDroid - S9 seems to beat the V20 at everything except possibly audio, so really depends on how discerning your ears are. Definitely should check one out in a store and do a side by side listen.
    02-26-2018 01:12 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I like the improvements and other updates. Anyone have thoughts about the headphone jack sound quality on the S9+? I really enjoy the sound quality of the V20 and don't want a major disappointment.

    I realize the phone has not hit the streets yet but any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Sound will not compare if that is important to you.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-26-2018 01:46 PM
  5. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Sound will not compare if that is important to you.
    Thanks for all the replies.

    I suspect you are right and that is part of my quandary. I used to travel frequently (long haul) and the quality of "wired sound" was very important. Now most of my travel is in my car listening to music via a Bluetooth connection. I'm not sure the LG DAC is as critical anymore.

    Still though, don't want a phone where my music sounds crappy.
    02-26-2018 02:08 PM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies.

    I suspect you are right and that is part of my quandary. I used to travel frequently (long haul) and the quality of "wired sound" was very important. Now most of my travel is in my car listening to music via a Bluetooth connection. I'm not sure the LG DAC is as critical anymore.

    Still though, don't want a phone where my music sounds crappy.
    It may be adequate
    02-26-2018 02:24 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies.

    I suspect you are right and that is part of my quandary. I used to travel frequently (long haul) and the quality of "wired sound" was very important. Now most of my travel is in my car listening to music via a Bluetooth connection. I'm not sure the LG DAC is as critical anymore.

    Still though, don't want a phone where my music sounds crappy.
    It's not crappy. Just not as good as the V20 with a PROPER wired headset sounds like. But it's definitely not crappy, again, with the right headphones. If most of your listening will be through BT, you should be fine in that department.
    02-26-2018 02:45 PM
  8. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Now most of my travel is in my car listening to music via a Bluetooth connection. I'm not sure the LG DAC is as critical anymore.
    For BT, the S9 will have better performance - the LG DAC can theoretically be replaced by an external DAC for wired listening, if it does become important.
    02-26-2018 04:26 PM
  9. tadpoles's Avatar
    I’m a pretty discerning audiophile and I never understood the hype of the V20’s DAC. Did it sound good? Yes, and I primarily use decent wired headphones. It just didn’t sound night and day better than my S7e at the time. It didn’t sound better (to me) than all but my lowliest of headphone amps.

    I say all that to say I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in the sound quality of Samsung’s offerings compared to LG’s flagships but that’s just my opinion. I do try not to be an audio snob.
    02-26-2018 04:51 PM
  10. datum9's Avatar
    Funny. I want to go the other way, from S8+ to LG V20.

    I don't like curved screen 18.5:9 ratio, lack of removable battery and the user interface. It's like they combined all the non-working ideas and put them into one device. It's too narrow. It doesn't feel like it has a 6.2" screen. V20 looks larger.

    The latest-greatest Samsungs are pretty fast, I will grant that. Better CPU, more memory. But overall, I am completely unimpressed with S8+.
    tube517 likes this.
    02-27-2018 02:30 PM
  11. milehigherik's Avatar
    I'd take about anything to get out of the V20. Even the V30. But the V 30 would be almost my last choice of newest phones. Horrible photos on both of those phones. I'm not sure what LG was thinking. I've owned the V20 twice I've owned the V30 twice both times I the same results with photo quality. I don't like to use manual mode. Point and shoot only. Front facing camera on the v20 as well as v30 both are horrible. They may as well be VGA quality
    02-27-2018 04:30 PM
  12. RaRa85's Avatar
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    I think it may be time to say goodbye to the LG V20

    Exact thing I was thinking and I explain my reasons why there. The hardware bump from the V20 to the S9+ is worth it to sum it up though. I can't wait to get my hands on that camera and manually control the aperture.
    Agent3 likes this.
    02-27-2018 10:15 PM
  13. philip1766's Avatar
    Do it. I had the LG v20 and I jumped to the s8 a year later. Been happy ever since.
    02-27-2018 11:50 PM
  14. torbach1's Avatar
    The V30 has superb sound when either listening through headphones or connecting directly to the car's aux input if you have a good sound system in your car, and it's advantage over the V20 is that it doesn't eat up battery like there's no tomorrow when the HiFi setting is turned on. But ultimately outside of sound quality through the headphone jack, there really is no comparison.

    Everything about the S9+ will be miles ahead. The camera, the speed, the beautiful display. If you're really worried about sound, I'd suggest keeping the V20 in the car with a direct connection to the aux port or better yet, if your car audio unit has an SD card reader or a USB reader, your car's head unit probably has a vastly superior DAC to the V20.

    I had the V20 and later the V30 primarily for the music. Ultimately I switched to an SD card in my car, and a Note 8 (also trying a Pixel XL 2 in the process). Haven't looked back at that decision.
    02-28-2018 12:08 AM
  15. SaltGuy's Avatar
    I truly love my V20 after getting settled in from losing 2 Note 7s in trade-ins...
    seriously considering s9+ and may be Note 9...

    May not jump the gun until I see how everything goes after a few weeks in people's hands. Like I said, I dont hate my phone, so will just keep reading and keeping an eye out.
    RaRa85 likes this.
    03-05-2018 05:43 PM
  16. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    I made the move today; V20 to 9+. I'm going to miss the extended battery, though. Since I don't listen to music on my phone, that's not a real issue for me (although I use a BT headset, so there shouldn't be a difference). The overall performance should be improved and the new processor should give things a noticable boost (including battery life). I really like my V20, so I'm taking an educated guess that the 9+ will serve me well.
    Itsa_Me_Mario likes this.
    03-05-2018 06:17 PM
  17. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Hoping you love it
    03-05-2018 06:35 PM
  18. LuvMusic's Avatar
    I made the move today; V20 to 9+. I'm going to miss the extended battery, though. Since I don't listen to music on my phone, that's not a real issue for me (although I use a BT headset, so there shouldn't be a difference). The overall performance should be improved and the new processor should give things a noticable boost (including battery life). I really like my V20, so I'm taking an educated guess that the 9+ will serve me well.
    Thanks for all the replies, I'll look forward to your report in the future since you will be upgrading from a V20 to an S9+. By the looks of you avatar, you seem to be a musician and you don't listen to music on your V20!?
    03-05-2018 07:23 PM
  19. VagrantSaint's Avatar
    Funny. I want to go the other way, from S8+ to LG V20.

    I don't like curved screen 18.5:9 ratio, lack of removable battery and the user interface. It's like they combined all the non-working ideas and put them into one device. It's too narrow. It doesn't feel like it has a 6.2" screen. V20 looks larger.

    The latest-greatest Samsungs are pretty fast, I will grant that. Better CPU, more memory. But overall, I am completely unimpressed with S8+.
    Lol all the reasons you list are why I'm thinking of jumping from my V20 to the S9. Mainly the phone is too big for my pocket, I hate the removable battery, and I'm ready to have a top of the line camera
    03-05-2018 10:47 PM

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