10 Best Mobile Phones for Playing Music

Home stereo listeners, audiophiles, home audio enthusiasts commonly use a term called Hi-Fi or

High Fidelity to refer to high-quality reproduction of sound, while distinguishing it from the lower quality sound produced by inexpensive audio equipment. Mobile phones, other than enabling calling, texting and internet browsing, are becoming the youth’s way to an exceedingly satisfying music listening experience too.

There are certain phones that offer extremely superior audio output. Bluetooth and its digital signal, when combined with the hardware and even software components of the phones, give the audio prowess that can make heads turn.  Let’s look at a few choices.

Best Mobile Phones in India for Playing Music

  1. HTC 10:
    With the all new Boom Sound, innovative speaker configuration and a full range speaker, both at the top and bottom, the HTC 10 delivers 1.2 volts of audio output, your own personal woofer system in your hands. The Bass-to-Treble Balancing Software gives your ears the perfect surround sound experience with clearly heard mids and highs.
  2. LG V10:
    With its amazing audio quality, the LG V10 sports a 32 bit Hi-Fi Digital to Analog Converter by ESS Technology offering high-end audio in a dynamic range, with low levels of total harmonic distortion and noise.
  3. LG V20:
    The better and upgraded V20 mobile phone features the latest ES9218 DAC, which has a parallel DAC configuration to improve noise performance. Offering similar audio performance to that of its predecessor, this phone incorporates a dedicated headphone amp, which delivers a high 2Vrms output.
  4. iPhone 5s:
    The list is incomplete without the Apple iPhone 5s. In its incredibly small size, this device uses dedicated audio chipsets like Wolfson and Cirrus to deliver an incredible audio experience. The quality build earphones only enhance the listening experience, where you can listen to music on them for hours. Moreover, the 5s produces immersive 3D sound effects through its headphones, hence producing a smooth and pleasant music experience.
  5. Apple iPhone7:
    An amazing smartphone from the US tech giant, other than having an exotic build and great display has an excellent audio performance as well, with 2 times more sound volume than the iPhone 6. The company has again utilized Cirrus Logic for its audio circuits. Loaded with stereo sound for the first time, the handset has stereo speakers at the bottom and at the top of the device for better volume and clarity.
  6. Microsoft Lumia 525:
    This is a budget phone but one of the best for great music listening, with better sound quality. You can listen to your favourite tracks through the headphones or through the loudspeaker, which is equally loud and clear on this mobile phone.
  7. Vivo Xplay 3S:
    The mind blowing Vivo is fitted with a pair of dedicated audio chips with ESS Technology’s ES9018 DAC and Texas Instruments’ OPA2604 amplifier, which pair perfectly with the built-in DTS Headphone feature to deliver 7.1 or sometimes even 11.1 surround sound effect to the stereo headphones.
  8. Sony Xperia Z3:
    Featuring a dedicated Walkman app and its “xLoud” technology, when listening through the loudspeakers of the Sony Xperia Z3, you can enjoy the loud sounds without any crackling noise. The mobile phone comes with the Sony 3D Surround Sound Technology (VPT), Clear Audio+, xLoud Experience, high-resolution audio, DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), along with the MDR-NC31EM headset.
  9. Vivo X5 PRO:
    A gorgeous looking smartphone for Hi-Fi enthusiasts, Vivo X5 PRO has a custom-made Cirrus Logic DAC AK4375 audio chip, which is responsible for delivering a striking music experience to listeners who enjoy high pitches and deep beats.
  10. Vivo X6 Plus:
    An excellent choice for music lovers, Vivo X6 Plus is a premium mid-range phone with an excellent display and a great battery life.

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