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News Razer enters the smartphone market with $699 Razer Phone

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 1 Nov 2017.

  1. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

    14 Jan 2009
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    Fixing the DAC to the headphone also allows for cheaper higher-quality audio. Cheap driver + fixed EQ from hardware characterisation = perfect response without tuning, within the minimum impulse response level of the amp&driver (i.e. any imperfect driver and/or amp response is inverted in software prior to the DAC). Plus you can add a switch to choose a desirable distortion (e.g. valve amp) if desired.
    This can be done with discrete components, but requires either
    a) Characterising the system with a calibrated mic and a non-zero amount of knowledge.
    b) Throwing money into a pit attempting to buy individual components, ALL of which need to exhibit a perfect response.
  2. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    But it's not fashionable, is it.
    Plus, my point was you have to contend with EMI issues and grounding inside the case. Externalize the audio and you have complete control over it.
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

    15 Jan 2010
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    As they are not Apple or Samsung they will never make it beyond niche product status in the mobile market anyway, so they might as well embrace their outsider status and dare to be different instead of chasing trends.
  4. littlepuppi

    littlepuppi Currently playing MWO and loving it

    26 Apr 2009
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    I really like the look of it TBH
  5. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Agree but reviewers go "oh waa waa it's still got the OLD 3.5mm jack: 7/10"

    Can't please the tick-box culture.
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