Originally Posted by gecis
No need for hostility here. I was just asking a question and if you don't agree then a simple 'No' would suffice. On the other hand besides trying the stock headphones I also tried my Bose, Sennheiser's and ultimate ears. Just didn't felt it was necessary to list my headphone brands here. Again I don't want to get into all the frequency response, distortion , noise isolation, sound isolation tests etc etc technical comparisons. It was just my thought and you need to lighten up a bit.
No, I'm not going to lighten up a bit. Especially since the title of this thread broadcasts to the world that the J3 sounds "better" than the S9. There might be people out there who would actually believe such misleading opinionated stuff. We've been through these shenanigans time and time again on these forums, and it's always some random people coming on with that "audiophile" babble. Since you're new here, you might not know that - and it's nothing personal against you. It's just that this is the umpteenth repetition of the same old theme...
If people want to talk about "colder" or "warmer" sounding players without backing that up with any facts, they should do that on Head-Fi or some place where they like anecdotes and fear properly done AB tests. Threads like this one here tend to get quoted/repeated over and over again, gain a momentum on their own, and everybody starts taking opinions as facts. This is troublesome, and I want to prevent that here on ABI. Sure, ABI isn't Hydrogenaudio - but we're not Head-Fi either.
In short: If you did not listen to the S9 and the J3 side by side with exactly equal volume, equal EQ settings, and the same pair of phones, every comparison of their sound qualities by ear is invalid. This has nothing to do with measured specs or "sound science" - it's just common sense against random babbling, confirmation bias, and placebo effect.
Originally Posted by samhunt
I agree - what a wanky reply !!
Clearly you missed my first post, because it was essentially a naive personal observation/expression of opinion that had no scientific data to support it. I'm sorry - please feel free to criticise me.
Who are you and why are you meddling in this? Especially since you obviously have nothing of value to contribute to this thread.