Audio - Audio hardware and technology
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  • They released X9, X9 Plus and Xplay 6 at the same time, all those smartphones adopted independent DAC for audio. Compared to the other ones, X9 has the lowest market position and weakest audio sub-system. However, vivo may be the only one who still adopts independent DAC.
    PPO has been the top seller in China mainland. R series contributes its majority sales volume, which means OPPO¡¯s destiny is close related to R series. The latest announced R9s is going to be tested today. However, although OPPO is a competitive manufacturer in audio devices, its smartphones had never been an excellent music player.
    The first impression left by X7 is clearly not as good as it left by Xplay 5s, but we didn't expect such a big difference. Put simply, it is a difference at first glimpse. X7 is no match for Xplay 5s in all the audition indexes, and a huge gap exists between X7 and Xplay 5s in resolution, stereo imaging, layering and transient and dynamic performance.
    LG G5SE can be regarded as a simplified G5, and one of the main changes of G5SE is that its processor is downgraded from Snapdragon 820 of G5 to Snapdragon 652. Besides, they share the same feature in modular design and the accessories are interchangeable.
    JBL Go is a popular portable Bluetooth speaker with its simplicity and audio performance. JBL Go Smart adds DingDong system for smart. This speaker can be a voice assistant for programs, and can be a voice remote controller for Decsmart appliances. It is not only a speaker, but a smart one.
    vivo X7 Plus is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage that can be further expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card. The main processer is Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, and runs a Funtouch OS based on Android 5.1. It can be regarded as a larger X7, what will it perform for calls?
    LG G5SE has adopted modular design, and one of which is Hi-Fi module. Of course Soomal pays close attention to it. While it is not the first time that LG set foot in Hi-Fi, the featured product of the previously released V10 was audio. It was a pity that we did not review V10 for some reason. Well, we will talk about the ability of LG in audio through G5 SE.
    ingDong LLSS-A1 is a special speaker rather than traditional speakers. Labeled on smart, it is called Musical Robot in its official documents. While as a speaker, it can also be an assistant for you to act like Siri or Cortana and serve as a voice-activated smart home speaker controller.
    Chord is an UK manufacturer of high-end audio products. Hugo is a mobile DAC and headphone amplifier of unrivalled quality, and sold at about RMB 12500. It is a mobile DAC and headphone amplifier, and can be used both on-the-go with up to three pairs of headphones.
    The design of LG G5 seems like a kind of Google Project Ara, you can change the module to achieve different functions, such as better camera, battery or audio performance. G5 SE is a simplified G5, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a QHD display screen.
    Edifier S2000 MKII has finally been released after ten months of the publishing of S1000. The slogan The Return of the King is used for promotion, echoing the 1st gen S2000, as it has been 12 years since S2000 1st gen has been released. The price is about $100 higher than S1000, does it worth?
    K1 is a USB DAC device released by FiiO, weighing only 11.3 grams (includes the belt clip). This is the slightest and smallest one among USB DACs that we have reviewed before.
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