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Comment: jab 024 iam glad you are enjoying your music set up, i wish i could afford to buy £1000 headphones but unfortunetley i cant, and i think alot of other people cant or wont spend that much (to startb of with). i do think you could get a nice pair of headphones for £100 or under in ears or full size. you just have to know what is worth £100 and what is not (regarding sound quality of course. not popularity!) there are LOTS of options out there. and hopefully people reading this and taking advice, (hopefully). then they will be hearing thier music like they have never heard before.
and once that transition is made?!?!
It's just the begining! (jab 024 knows what i mean!)
Bad: Screens on HTC's need to be improved, Beats Audio marketing gimmick.
Comment: Beats Audio has to be the most over rated audio manufacturer since Bose hit the scene with their expensive audio equipment that you paid through the nose for the stylistic designs but sub standard SQ. The same seems to apply to Beats Audio for the price and already owning a HP Envy laptop with Beats Audio was bit under whelming considering the marketing hype that surrounds the Beats brand.
This may sound better than not having it at all on the HTC but that says more about how poor HTC music player was to start with,and for those who listen to MP3 files less than 256K with sub £100 IEM's may benefit from the added Beats software perhaps. IF you take music seriously above mp3 format with £150+ IEM's then this will not suffice as a replacement for a dedicated dap, not by a long shot. The only smart phone that most probably holds it's own at the moment as a music player is the Iphone 4 and that is coming from a happy HTC HD owner who is a person who is not an Apple sheep follower.
What makes me laugh is Beats Audio endorse a Lady Ga-Ga model but yet she does not even use Beats on stage and uses a totally different brand altogether which are customs and then there is all those Premiership footballers where money is no object and usually have the best money can buy yet a majority are now seen wearing them getting off the team coach prior to a match and have to wonder is this just a case of them been fashion victims having to been seen with the latest hip looking audio brand which happens to be Beats?
@ Professorclever - £400 is already a silly amount for EIM's to most people but if you want to better IEM's and already have tried most top end models the only route is Custom ear monitors and once you take that step you NEVER go back to universal fit IEMS. Mine cost a silly 1K for my Customs which means you then need the relevant source equipment that can supply the quality sound for them to shine like nothing you have heard before ; ) But prices can start from £300 - 2K depending on the manufacturer out there.
Comment: bose is not as bad as beats, but you are paying $$$ for the name just as much as the product. what these companies are both qually guilty off. is claiming (and making cunsumers believe) they are superior to almost anything else out there. which if more people do thier research (for thier own benefit) they will very quickly be aware on how false those claims are. once again bose (speakers) aren't bad but none the less overpriced.
Comment: @bucho i didn't know bose was crap i have had bose speakers before and they have been amazing.
i will agree with beats though, this is not the reason i will be looking into it, the higher clock speed with the bigger battery is the selling point personally, also note that beats only works withe beats headphones, any aftermarket headset can still be applied, its just you do not have control via scroll down menu.
Good: Half way there
Bad: The other important half is missing
Comment: If it had a screen like the Galaxy S2 and 1GB RAM I would buy it. The sound upgrade along with the battery is half the upgrades necessary. I always wondered why they always make a product and leave out two important things to the end user. One is getting the same amount of RAM on this device as one is getting on the Blackberry Bold 9900. The screen visibility out in broad daylight is important unless one sits in a KTV 24 hours a day or in their bedrooms. I know Taipei does not see much sun but other countries out there do see the sun and the HTC screen does not do so well out under the sun compared to the Iphone 4 and new Galaxy S2. If HTC wants to win consumers over to buy their devices then they need to make sure that their products are better than others out there.
GPS signal and phone reception are also important along with volume from ringer and from earphone/speakerphone.
Good: Nice phone from the looks of things
Bad: Too early to tell
Comment: I must agree with Bucho 2004. I have bought many, many sets of headphones looking for the best of the best. I refuse to spend silly money on a pair but have spent 400 pounds on my most expensive set and prepared to go higher for the right set. (I am still looking)
I tried out these Doctor Beats and when one one says thumping bass we mean hearing destroying. The sound has no quality and apart from the eardrum shattering effect, I would be reluctant to recommend these to anyone. I used to be a very successful DJ in the 70s and 80s around Europe and if I had listened to music in this way I would now be deaf and not just be hard of hearing.
Good: HTC SENSATION
Comment: The people above who are drooling over the added beats software. ARE ABSOLUELTY CLUELESS ABOUT WHAT GOOD SOUND QUALITY IS! (NOT BEATS) for readers who are not swayed by hype marketing and show off popularity. should steer clear over priced and over hyped products like beats and bose. there are much better sounding devices/headphones out there. a little bit of research is all you need to do. POWER OF ADVERTISING MAKES YOU BUY AN OVERPRICED INFERIOR PRODUCT. Cnet should know this. as they have reviewed the top end audio devices. Yet they do not tell us what they really think of BEATS. I wonder why??
Good: Same awesome phone, better audio.
Bad: Not got loads of RAM, it's plenty, but I'd like 1GB.
Comment: If this comes with iBeats in the box as HTC said it would, this is my next phone guarenteed.
Comment: I really can't wait for this to come out! Hopefully in the United States.
Comment: Looks like my next phone
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