Hi-Res Audio?

  1. Nimesh. P
    Gingerbread Apr 22, 2017

    Nimesh. P , Apr 22, 2017 :
    Does the OnePlus 2 have support for Hi-Res Audio?
    I just purchased a pair of Hi-Res earbuds hence the interest in this topic. I did try searching the forum, no real verdict seems to be there. Thanks in advance!

  2. RyanDaBeast
    Gingerbread Apr 22, 2017

  3. sandy69hell
    Froyo Apr 22, 2017

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  4. Murman
    Jelly Bean Apr 22, 2017

    Murman , Apr 22, 2017 :
    What are hi-res earbuds?
    My excellent headphones (Fidelio X2) sound excellent running off my OP2.

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  5. Nimesh. P
    Gingerbread Apr 23, 2017

  6. Nimesh. P
    Gingerbread Apr 23, 2017

  7. ritesh808
    Honeycomb Apr 23, 2017

    ritesh808 , Apr 23, 2017 :
    I don't know whether to laugh or enlighten. You cannot hear beyond 22 KHz. These "certified Hi-Res" earphones are yet another scam.

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  8. Nimesh. P
    Gingerbread Apr 24, 2017

    Nimesh. P , Apr 24, 2017 :
    That's true, however it provides a wider sound stage with better instrument separation which is the reason why people buy them.

  9. ninja123456
    Jelly Bean Apr 24, 2017

    ninja123456 , Apr 24, 2017 :
    there's no dedicated audio DAC in OnePlus 2. OnePlus wanted to make a phone and they made it. they had to cut all the corners to make a cheap phone. dirac hd audio/max audio are just EQ profiles. they don't make much difference. OnePlus 3Tis almost $150 more than OnePlus 2's release price. still they have not included any additional DAC. this clearly shows that OnePlus is making phones because they want to and they don't care to include any extra things which are necessary. it's all about looting more from people now. if people are intelligent enough they can manage to adjust some$150-$200 more and buy a real phone from other brand with additional features and have real enjoyment. it's time to move on. OnePlus devices are getting costlier.

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  10. ritesh808
    Honeycomb Apr 24, 2017

    ritesh808 , Apr 24, 2017 :

  11. ritesh808
    Honeycomb Apr 24, 2017

    ritesh808 , Apr 24, 2017 :
    I'm an audio production professional, trust me when I say it's placebo and the latest in a row of Hi-Fi audio scams..

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  12. Nimesh. P
    Gingerbread Apr 24, 2017

    Nimesh. P , Apr 24, 2017 :
    Guess I've fallen right into the scam. How come though, audiophiles recommend these earphones over others?
    They also do mention these points. I really don't understand. Have you tried Hi-Res earbuds? Thanks for the insight.

  13. Nimesh. P
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2017

    Nimesh. P , Apr 25, 2017 :
    Understood. Guess I'll have to buy a new phone down the road. Thank you.

  14. ritesh808
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2017

    ritesh808 , Apr 25, 2017 :
    Hi-Fi audio is such a rabbit hole man. I've seen "audiophiles" blow away thousands of dollars on equipment that supposedly makes your music sound like hot knife through butter, but, most of the time, it's just placebo. It's been happening for years.. Just how 192 Khz Hi-Res audio is supposed to sound so much clearer and open and what not. When in truth, most audio is recorded at max 96K and then dithered down to 44.1k anyway.
    For playback, 44.1k, 24 bit audio is more than plenty. Beyond that, you can neither hear a difference, nor is there any quantifiable difference. We use 32 bit floating point at 48k during the production process for mixing and manipulating audio, while actual recordings are brought into the computer at 96k max.

    Also, almost all audio is high-passed at 30Hz and low-passed at 22k. So there is nothing outside that range to be played back or heard anyway!

    Consumers are often fed lies and new buzz-words to create a new avenue for sales. And unfortunately, many people fall for it because these companies know that general consumers have no idea of the actual facts.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017

  15. Nimesh. P
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2017

    Nimesh. P , Apr 25, 2017 :
    Thanks for the info! Good to have someone like you on the forum. Are they any real life benefits of having more than one driver in earbuds? For example the pair I ordered contains triple drivers, 2 DD+1 BA Hybrid Drivers.

  16. ritesh808
    Honeycomb Apr 26, 2017

    ritesh808 , Apr 26, 2017 :
    Happy to share whatever knowledge I have. :)

    Yes, if it's done right (I have a pair of AT IM70s with unbelievably clean bottom end extension), it acts a bit like having a subwoofer with the cutoff somewhere at 90-120 Hz, so the full range speakers can reproduce mids and highs more effortlessly, thus giving you a fuller, cleaner overall sound.

    There's another way some manufacturers use this technique - by having two identical drivers in each enclosure, time aligned, so you get a wider soundstage and a better listening experience than you'd get with traditional, single large driver ear buds.

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  17. Nimesh. P
    Gingerbread Apr 26, 2017

    Nimesh. P , Apr 26, 2017 :
    That's really good to hear. Looks like I may not have wasted money after all ☺️

  18. ritesh808
    Honeycomb Apr 26, 2017

    ritesh808 , Apr 26, 2017 :
    Haha.. enjoy it!

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