LG V60 impressions and info thread

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  1. GoodEnoughGear

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    OK, so I've had the V60 with dual screen case in hand for several days now. I got my first chance to run it through a comparison with my trusty V30 for the first time today. I'll attend to the phone in general later, and there are plenty fo reviews out there in detail for the full lowdown. This is just the audio impression vs V30.

    Testing setup was both phones running of battery, connected to a TEC TC-7240 switch using Monoprice RCA to 3.5mm cables. Output A connected to my Genelec monitor/sub combo and output B connected to HD600 so I could switch between them.

    The first thing I noticed is there is a relative volume difference with the V60 having lower output but it is non-linear. With my first track, Stacey Kent - The Best Is Yet To Come, playing through the monitors, I had to have the V60 at 51/75 vs the V30 at 35/75 for hamfisted perceptual volume matching. OK, so this is driving about 5m of XLR cable with a SE signal, so take that for what it's worth. With HD600 the difference was still there, but less pronounced (Gennies unplugged). In order not to blow my ears I inserted a Penon 175 ohm resistor before the HD600 and tested volume difference (hamfistedly) in increments of 10. In this case it seemed pretty equal until you got up past 50/75 and then it skews to the V30. By the time you're at 75/75 on the V60 you're at 71/75 on the V30.

    That said, the V60 is a clear improvement in quality to me. I have a sibilance thing, or maybe just an issue with spoken/sung "S"es. V60 sounds more natural, less digital. The esses sound much more 'right' and organic. It's approaching GO2A if not even better - I haven't done a back to back there yet.

    Slam is a bit less with V60, but there is an improved sense of fullness in the bass and mids, more information coming through. It's not fat, but it feels...elegant and fulldone, if you will. I might try mucking with the filters, but I prefer Sharp so that's what I ran the whole way.

    Mids are improved as well, more information, and more spatial cues and sense of the music reverberating in physical space. Overall I have a sense of hearing the information in the recording more than the recording itself. Maybe something smoothing bthings out, but I don't feel I'm losing air or information.

    Anyway, I'm pretty impressed on an initial listen, I wasn't really expecting much difference. Next test will be Andromeda - I really like Andros out of V30, and I'm hopeful that this will have even better synergy.

    I also like the phone and the dual screen enough to be quite pleasantly surpised. For my money LG has knocked this one out the park. Well done, LG.
     
  2. Riotvan

    Riotvan Got lost for three weeks at Delft City Hall

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    Thanks for this. This one has been on my radar as a more elegant solution for mobile audio. Iphone and dragonfly is a bit of a clunky solution and the camera connection kit is not very reliable.
    If the new iphones don’t have usb-c I’m seriously considering this one.
     
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    I really like the dual screen thingy since, personally, i don't mind a little bit of extra thickness in my back pocket.
    How are the speakers?
    Too bad that i won't be able to buy it this year, so the price can go down, so maybe next year...
     

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