Due to the next controversy on Twitter, I decided to write another small post.
In correspondence with some of our subscribers, we started a dispute about how important sound quality in a smartphone is, or whether it does not matter much for the average buyer. My opponent has a very common sense that adding a good DAC will cost very little money, and it will significantly affect the sound quality. I believe that the number of audiophiles is not as large as it is commonly believed. Let me assume that less than 1% of consumers will hear the difference between good and normal sound, so manufacturers do not really bother with this topic. Seven years ago, high-quality sound seemed to me an important parameter, but when I listened to several good audio systems, it turned out that the difference between good and normal sound was not so great for me. I find that audiophiles are slightly out of focus on priorities. After all, we all initially listen to music, a combination of sounds and voices that give us positive emotions, and not how well they sound in certain headphones. Of course, it is important that the speaker does not wheeze at maximum volume, and the sound in the headphones is not completely flat, but most of the major manufacturers have long been coping with these requirements. What do you think?