Smartphones for audiophiles: is the iPhone 5 more musical than its rivals?
By Sharif Sakr posted Oct 2nd 2012 11:00AM
Smartphones for audiophiles the iPhone 5 vs rival flagships
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC Sensation XE (first phone with Beats Audio)
The love of audio. It’s a dangerous condition, because every minute spent obsessing over headphones or specs or conflicting opinions is a minute not spent enjoying your favorite tracks or discovering new ones. That’s why a review like this, which compares the iPhone 5 with rival phones based largely on acoustic qualities, runs a high risk of time-wastage — no one really needs a cacophony of flowery words with no concrete conclusions.