...other variables. For example, some folks were dissatisfied with the audio quality on the iPhone but didn't bother to employ a popular EQ app to improve the experience. In this sense, you aren't always limited by the 'stock' device trappings.
If you are referring to audiophile quality listening though, don't bother looking for that on a mobile device. The quality of the headphones (not earbuds, since they do not properly isolate the listener) can make a difference though.
IME and O, all but the most jaded listeners can get very adequate sound quality from most of the latest smartphones. I like the fact that with both Android & iOS you can get additional audio apps for playback.
Also ask yourself if you care about being tied down to iTunes or not. That may affect your smartphone purchase.
I'm more of a consumer than an enthusiast; just a curious one looking forward to some expert opinions.
Music is heavily essential for me and I'm about to spend some dope on it. I'm looking to buy a phone right now and I would like to enjoy music on-the-move.
Query - Would all devices with the conventional headphone jack socket (technically known as the TRS 3.5mm) offer exactly the same audio experience on a descent pair of earphones? (I'm ready to spend a few on buying a good pair of earphones). Or something like an iphone would deliver better (on the same earphones)?
I don't really bother about the speaker output.
All I'm looking for is a good audio experience on-the-move.
Any enlightenment shall be highly appreciated!