- Sound quality from tablets…
Are they much of a muchness?
I’m after something I can leave plugged into the hifi so I don’t have to keep getting the laptop out or stream from my phone.
So is a sub £100 Android/Amazon tablet as good as an iPad for sound quality?
Must be able to run Spotify.Posted 2 years ago
buy a wifi dongle of some description, chromecast audio maybe, dunno if that supports spotify, and control it from your phone.Posted 2 years ago
Output into HiFi is pretty good on all of them, play music through their own speaks and you’ll sound like a 14yr old.Posted 2 years ago
I’d just get a Chromecast audio – they work so well, and perfectly with Spotify.Posted 2 years ago
I can do that already as I have a bluetooth adaptor.
I just want another device that I can leave set-up as it’s often not convenient to solely use my phone.Posted 2 years ago
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 has very good sound quality from its speakers….Posted 2 years ago
Sorry – should clarify. The table would be connected to an amp via a 3.5mm audio cable or Bluetooth.
I’m under no illusion that the internal speakers of any tablet will be anything other than pants! 🙂Posted 2 years ago
If you’re fussy about sound quality, look at a USB DAC and an Android app, like USB Audio Player Pro.
You can get a Behringer DAC for about £25 and they give very good results. Mine compared very well to a £150 CA DAC Magic.Posted 2 years ago
That’ll work fine and will be much of a muchness from any tablet. For 99% of people there’s no need to do anything more but if you want to try and eek out every bit of quality from the tablet you could try adding a DAC between the tablet and the ampPosted 2 years ago
I’ve got a Lenovo tab 4. I use the 3.5 jack to plug it into my Denon amp and in native mode it’s a lot quieter than everything else I’ve used. It also has a Dolby feature which makes it a lot louder but it probably stamps its own profile on the output.
But for listening to 6Music it sounds better than when I plug my DAB portable in.Posted 2 years ago
I just got a Bluetooth adaptor off Amazon which had outputs as phono or 3.5mm lead, sounds really good.Posted 2 years ago
I’m under no illusion that the internal speakers of any tablet will be anything other than pants!
I agree but the Lenovo mentioned really does have good little speakers. I use mine as the kitchen radio.Posted 2 years ago
Get something like a Chromecast Audio, AppleTV, Gramofon (https://gramofon.com/). Cheaper and better solution than a tablet.
When you pick them as a device in spotify the stream goes straight to the device – your phone just acts as a remote control.Posted 2 years ago
the dac in iPads isn’t that great, the ones in iPhones sound much better to my ears and the ones in MacBooks better still. this is through a decent Naim/Leema acoustics hi-fi. a standalone dac is an iprovement again. i would go down the chrome cast route as thats cheap and means you don’t have to leave the iPad/phone/computer next to the hifi.Posted 2 years ago
IPad Pro internal are pretty good but it as you’re not using it for that rather a source to stream from then pretty much anyone will be much of a muchness. Just make sure you spend around £500 on the cable as everyone knows it makes a negible difference.Posted 2 years ago
Get something like a Chromecast Audio,
Just seen this on Flipboard, it may be of interest to anyone with a Chromecast or thinking of getting one:Posted 2 years ago
It’s relatively old tech now, but the Nexus 7 2013 has decent speakers.Posted 2 years ago
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