ilich - almost same lang ang audio performance ng mga handsets on that range. good option is a used galaxy s3 (4.8in though) but as far as I know yan ang pinaka close na cheap na may wolfson dac.
maraming salamat sa reply. so does this wolfson dac thingy offer a major audio boost compared to current phones in the 6-7k range?
you see, my ears have been spoiled lately by the MaxxAudio on the Asus G750JH; my humble Soundmagic ES18 already sounds like it's 5-10 times what it's actually worth.
nanibago ako bigla noong makinig ako ulit sa mga android phones using poweramp. yung dating akala ko ay magandang tunog sa CM Burst 2.0 ay parang pumangit bigla, naririnig ko na ang mga scratches, muddy tones etc. na dati ay di ko napapansin.
i'm no audiophile. just like to find a phone with decent audio for my 6-7k budget.
i don't need giga-cores, bulletproof glass panel, etc. XD
i'll repost my ideal phone:
brand new or second-hand
5-inch HD display
scratch resistant glass
at least 1GB RAM
decent main cam
good audio quality on the 3.5mm audio jack