I switched from a Nexus 4 to an HTC One and now a Nexus 5. IMO the One has the better sound quality and bass (especially at higher volumes) but isn't noticeably much louder than the Nexus 5 which is fine if you're using it mainly for alarms and such. I tested both with pretty standard XDA sound mods (Faux kernel on the Nexus 5 and a modded Sense ROM on the One).
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