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By costcutter, Member on 2nd November 2013, 06:30 AM
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Could someone give some feedback on the sound quality of the Nexus 5, any idea what sort of DAC the phone is using? Is it using something similar to the LG G2 as that has the same chipset.

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2nd November 2013, 08:06 AM |#2  
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I think the Snapdragon 800 uses the same awesome audiochip feom qualcom as the other Snapdragon 600 devices. But we have to test this out..
I'll test it with my ciem as soon as it arrives

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Hi,

Could someone give some feedback on the sound quality of the Nexus 5, any idea what sort of DAC the phone is using? Is it using something similar to the LG G2 as that has the same chipset.

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Im not 100% sure but i dont think its the same chipset as the g2
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I am no audio expert but I was listening to music last night on headphones and was very impressed with the quality of sound. It was just about loud enough which was my main worry. Bass was very good too. I was not using stock music player as I use a Synology media server and was therefore using DS audio. I just need to get a decent graphic equaliser installed as I can't find one on the phone. Any suggestions?

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I am no audio expert but I was listening to music last night on headphones and was very impressed with the quality of sound. It was just about loud enough which was my main worry. Bass was very good too. I was not using stock music player as I use a Synology media server and was therefore using DS audio. I just need to get a decent graphic equaliser installed as I can't find one on the phone. Any suggestions?

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You need to use DS audio? Else you could use the jetaudio player or neutron.
If you need a systemwide one, what about dsp manager from cyanogen? I think they'll soon got a ROM up for the N5.
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Please someone knows what is the nexus 5 DAC?
2nd November 2013, 02:29 PM |#7  
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it's WCD9320. The same one as in G2
Just keep in mind that if the Soc is Snapdragon S4, regardless the generation, there is always a very good DAC inside .

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Please someone knows what is the nexus 5 DAC?

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it's WCD9320. The same one as in G2
Just keep in mind that if the Soc is Snapdragon S4, regardless the generation, there is always a very good DAC inside .

http://images.anandtech.com/doci/7205/LGG2-9955.jpg

Great news!!!
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I returned my G2 after comparing head-2-head with my GS3 w/Wolfson. Some like it though.
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it's WCD9320. The same one as in G2
Just keep in mind that if the Soc is Snapdragon S4, regardless the generation, there is always a very good DAC inside .

http://images.anandtech.com/doci/7205/LGG2-9955.jpg

If that was true shouldnt that be in the specs of the nexus 5. Theres no mention of the dac on the spec sheet so i wouldnt be so confident.
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it's WCD9320. The same one as in G2
Just keep in mind that if the Soc is Snapdragon S4, regardless the generation, there is always a very good DAC inside .

http://images.anandtech.com/doci/7205/LGG2-9955.jpg

This is actually a Snapdragon 800 which is better than what the S4 and the HTC one has. To my knowledge, only the Galaxy note III and LG G2 have the same SoC in the states

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