Saturday August 13, 2016

LG Quadrupling Down On The Headphone Jack With Four DACs

While a number of manufacturers are trying to move away from headphone jacks, LG appears to be doing the opposite and going the extra mile with their V20 phone, which has not one but four DACs. If I’m reading this correctly, some of the DACs will shut down if lower-quality content is played or connected to save power.

LG Electronics (LG) announced that its forthcoming flagship smartphone, LG V20, will be the first smartphone in the industry to feature 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analog converter) capabilities, bringing a superior audio experience to mobile for the very first time. A Quad DAC delivers a crisp and clear sound that comes closest to a live performance when using compatible wired headphones. The sound is superior to that produced by a traditional DAC as it can reduce up to 50 percent of ambient noise levels. Videos taken with the V20 are accompanied by a soundtrack that can capture the roaring sound of waves crashing on a beach or conversations among two individuals at a noisy party.