Wolfson confirms its audio whiz chip is in the Samsung Galaxy S III
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 26, 2012, 6:13 AM
Samsung has returned back to the excellent Wolfson audio chip in its current Galaxy S III flagship. It used the audio silicon from the Scottish company for the first Galaxy S, but strayed to Yamaha for the Galaxy S II.
Now Wolfson is back in business, confirming that its WM1811 HD Audio Hub is indeed behind the sound capabilities of the Galaxy S III: "We are delighted that Samsung has once again demonstrated its confidence in our Audio Hub solutions, this time by incorporating the WM1811 into its flagship GALAXY S III smartphone, the launch of which will further strengthen Samsung's position as a world leading smartphone manufacturer."
Wolfson's WM1811 HD Audio Hub promises crystal clear voice quality and enhanced audio playback, all with a mind set on minimal battery consumption, hence Samsung's decision to go back to their chips for its flagship Galaxy S III.
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just FYI, it's the company that makes headphones as well; http://www.t3.com/features/new-gadgets/wolfson-audio-noise-cancell-jpg#main and pretty good at it.
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 6:32 AM 3
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the only draw-back with the S3 is its ugly design and materials used, or else its really good. enjoying mine. And its fast!
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 3:44 PM 1
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hhmm.. this sounds like a better deal than beats.. been a HTC fan, but Galaxy S3 has lured me to the other side..
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 6:34 AM 9
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It's because Beats is a terrible deal lol. Go with Skullcandy, Pioneer, or even Wolfson. Beats is an overpriced name.
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 9:28 AM 4
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No one talking about the BOSE. they are the best. i am currently using it and its awesome.
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 11:05 AM 3
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bose is EXTREMELY over priced. they are much like apple. I dont know if they still do, but they used to sell paper cone speakers in those cube systems for like 4 grand. Bunk that.. for 4 grand I demand more than paper cone crap!
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 4:01 PM 1
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Bose makes solid stuff, overpriced? No not really, I don't use Bose anymore, but only because I got into HIGH END home audio, I like Talon audio for my speakers and B&W for my computer monitors, although I have a pair of Sun fire CRM 2 speakers for movies.. Back on topic, wolf son chip in the S3 huh? I am gonna have to test drive one @ Verizon when they're released.
posted on Jun 27, 2012, 3:52 AM 0
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This is why Samsung's smartphones are the best media smartphones. :) The Yamaha in the GS2 does a great job to, but those Wolfson DACs together with Voodoo are in a whole different league from anything in the market.
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 6:41 AM 10
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Wolfson DACs are very ambiguous depending on model. As far as my past audiophile experience goes, only very expensive high-end Wolfson DAC's were praiseworthy, while budget level models were subpar in comparison with competition. Of course, mobile users wouldn't know the difference anyway, it's only matter of exclusivity and branding.
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 7:00 AM 4
Woah, I thought I was the only audiophile here.. Right, casual listeners can't even tell the difference between128kbit/s and 320kbit/s mp3.
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 10:56 AM 2
Yup, but it's quite hard to tell the difference between 320kbit/s Mp3 and FLAC just by listening to them directly from your mobile due to their tiny DAC, even with decent cans. An AMP is usually needed. That's why I always carry my HP-AMP with me.
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 3:52 PM 0
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No wonder why sound quality in general with my galaxy s 3 is 100 times better and louder than the galaxy nexus. Which to be honest had a very low volume in general.
posted on Jun 26, 2012, 12:33 PM 1
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