Looks like someone is troubling the waters, and Apple is not going to be thrilled about the splash. Nevertheless, DXOMark, the company that has made a name testing the visual capabilities of digital camera gear, has moved to smartphone audio. And yes, there is a preliminary stack-ranking. Say hello to DxOMark Audio.
The testing protocol is remarkably detailed — and dare I say, rigorous — especially given the market segment. The aim, perhaps obviously, is to raise not only awareness of the issue of sound quality on portable devices, but to help (call out?) manufacturers to improve their devices.… Read the full article