Smartphones that put value into quality audio are too far and few between. Every once in a while a smartphone maker surprises us mobile audio lovers by including a dedicated HiFi DAC in the internals, like ZTE’s mid-range Axon 7 or most recently the top-end LG V30. But it will just be that if we want a good DAC, our smartphone choices will be severely limited.
The Fall of 2017 is packed with some decent smartphone action. Two of these big hitters are the Samsung Note 8 and LG V30. They may share similarities on the outside, but are different animals otherwise. Samsung has a clear advantage when it comes to screen quality. While LG has dabbled with OLED tech in its smartphones, Samsung has been doing it since the first Galaxy S. But LG has some unique tricks worthy enough to steal attention from Samsung’s refinements.
Mobile devices that sport chops for high quality audio are far and few between. Our recent look at the LG V30 and its dedicated ESS SABRE DAC left us impressed but also disheartened at the fact that no other of its competition put the same importance in audio. Portable DACs are therefore still pertinent, but it also is that dedicated components are usually better than those integrated in smartphones because of size restrictions.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".