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    Default HTC One (M8): Let's hope BOOM-SOUND becomes more then just hype.

    Iv hade (2) htc one's on VZ and in no way was it the loudest phone. clear maybe but loud not. lets hope HTC up's the amp n puts in better speakers. let the loudest most clearest actully become the loudest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyttt View Post
    Iv hade (2) htc one's on VZ and in no way was it the loudest phone. clear maybe but loud not. lets hope HTC up's the amp n puts in better speakers. let the loudest most clearest actully become the loudest.
    What is the loudest phone then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyttt View Post
    Iv hade (2) htc one's on VZ and in no way was it the loudest phone. clear maybe but loud not. lets hope HTC up's the amp n puts in better speakers. let the loudest most clearest actully become the loudest.
    Its not the loudest but does sound the nicest, I will give you that but if you turn off the beats it does get louder which I assume you already know. I wouldn't call it a hype though. Right back to your point, yes I hope it gets louder though.

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    I dont need it to be the loudest. There are plenty of BT speakers and other options for that.
    What i like about it is the quality and clarity of having 1, front facing speakers, 2, stereo speakers.
    When playing games, watching movies, listening to music, or what ever it still is the best.
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    It isn't the loudest, but it never claimed to be the loudest phone. It just had the best quality.
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    Default Re: Lets hope BOOM-SOUND becomes more then just hype.

    And its certainly not hype either. Boomsound is the real deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmSixNine View Post
    I dont need it to be the loudest. There are plenty of BT speakers and other options for that.
    What i like about it is the quality and clarity of having 1, front facing speakers, 2, stereo speakers.
    When playing games, watching movies, listening to music, or what ever it still is the best.
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    Default Re: Lets hope BOOM-SOUND becomes more then just hype.

    My point is with two speakers why not become what it should be.... the best clearest loudest cell in the world. and if you go back to the HTC ONES intruduction reviews by users it was hyped as the loudest....
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    Ok...... What current smartphone has speakers that are clearer, richer, and louder than the HTC One? If there are none, then how were the claims and hype not justified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habiib View Post
    Ok...... What current smartphone has speakers that are clearer, richer, and louder than the HTC One? If there are none, then how were the claims and hype not justified?

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    Can't speak for the OP but IMO the speakers are too loud for notifications and games without disturbing family members or coworkers and not loud enough to replace a decent BT speaker so BoomSound is little more than a hyped up gimmick. Probably why leaders like Apple and samsung don't seem to be rushing out to duplicate the gimmick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madlaw1071 View Post
    Can't speak for the OP but IMO the speakers are too loud for notifications and games without disturbing family members or coworkers and not loud enough to replace a decent BT speaker so BoomSound is little more than a hyped up gimmick. Probably why leaders like Apple and samsung don't seem to be rushing out to duplicate the gimmick.
    I hereby declare HTC to be the Grand Poobah of smartphone audio.

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    As a consumer, one difficult thing about BoomSound is really listening to what it has to offer in a store. I remember when the M7 came out and I tried to check out the speakers but it was impossible to get a clear idea of what it really offered because of other sounds within the store. (Customers talking, people trying out other phones.) Because none of my friends or work colleagues use an M7 I still have never listened to the M7 speakers in a quiet room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madlaw1071 View Post
    Can't speak for the OP but IMO the speakers are too loud for notifications and games without disturbing family members or coworkers and not loud enough to replace a decent BT speaker so BoomSound is little more than a hyped up gimmick. Probably why leaders like Apple and samsung don't seem to be rushing out to duplicate the gimmick.
    I don't think the point is to replace a BT speaker. It's more a question of how good do you want your speakers to be when you can't or won't want to connect to an external speaker. I think calling dual stereo speakers a gimmick is pretty ridiculous.

    I don't think anyone would be against Apple or Samsung making an effort to create better phone speakers. Whether that's a single firing one or dual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blair.harrington View Post
    I don't think the point is to replace a BT speaker. It's more a question of how good do you want your speakers to be when you can't or won't want to connect to an external speaker. I think calling dual stereo speakers a gimmick is pretty ridiculous.

    I don't think anyone would be against Apple or Samsung making an effort to create better phone speakers. Whether that's a single firing one or dual.
    I don't think gimmick means necessarily a bad thing. Each oem has their own gimmicks. I just don't see a huge market for BoomSound or others loud cell phone speakers. Just like two thirds of all android users out their phones in cases thereby negating the aluminum build, most folks listen to their phones with headphones thereby neutering BoomSound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madlaw1071 View Post
    I don't think gimmick means necessarily a bad thing. Each oem has their own gimmicks. I just don't see a huge market for BoomSound or others loud cell phone speakers. Just like two thirds of all android users out their phones in cases thereby negating the aluminum build, most folks listen to their phones with headphones thereby neutering BoomSound.
    Again, I don't think it's a gimmick. Gimmick to me is some of the things TouchWiz offers like Eye Tracking. Having great sound emitting from your phone speakers is something anybody would appreciate it. Whether the consumer feels it's an important factor in their buying decision is something else entirely. I don't think it's a coincidence that Sony put dual stereo speakers on the Z2. If anything I think LG, Samsung, and Apple should follow suit. And I do think speaker performance in general is important to many consumers. Look at all the reviews of the Nexus 5 focusing on its poor speaker performance. I don't think you can make a case against great phone speakers.

    I also don't think you can negate the importance of a phone's build. Otherwise why do I constantly read about how terrible the S3/S4 back covers were. Samsung addressed this with the Note 3 and potentially S5. But I'm also not saying metal is the solution. Personally kevlar is best IMO for the back of a phone, followed by something like the Nexus 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madlaw1071 View Post
    I don't think gimmick means necessarily a bad thing. Each oem has their own gimmicks. I just don't see a huge market for BoomSound or others loud cell phone speakers. Just like two thirds of all android users out their phones in cases thereby negating the aluminum build, most folks listen to their phones with headphones thereby neutering BoomSound.
    Where did you get your metrics from regarding case usage? BoomSound isn't about high decibels. If there isn't a market for loud external audio, then every manufacturer should 86 the external speaker(s) completely. Especially since most folks use headphones to listen to game audio, video playback (including ones recorded from the same mobile device), audio playback, and active phone calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habiib View Post
    Where did you get your metrics from regarding case usage? BoomSound isn't about high decibels. If there isn't a market for loud external audio, then every manufacturer should 86 the external speaker(s) completely. Especially since most folks use headphones to listen to game audio, video playback (including ones recorded from the same mobile device), audio playback, and active phone calls.

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    Google it or search the threads here. Statistics on case use have been posted here before

    Why is it all or nothing with speakers? The speaker just has to be decent enough to use as a speaker phone and hear notifications. Once headphones are on most flagships are created equal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blair.harrington View Post
    Again, I don't think it's a gimmick. Gimmick to me is some of the things TouchWiz offers like Eye Tracking. Having great sound emitting from your phone speakers is something anybody would appreciate it. Whether the consumer feels it's an important factor in their buying decision is something else entirely. I don't think it's a coincidence that Sony put dual stereo speakers on the Z2. If anything I think LG, Samsung, and Apple should follow suit. And I do think speaker performance in general is important to many consumers. Look at all the reviews of the Nexus 5 focusing on its poor speaker performance. I don't think you can make a case against great phone speakers.

    I also don't think you can negate the importance of a phone's build. Otherwise why do I constantly read about how terrible the S3/S4 back covers were. Samsung addressed this with the Note 3 and potentially S5. But I'm also not saying metal is the solution. Personally kevlar is best IMO for the back of a phone, followed by something like the Nexus 5.
    Those are your opinions and you're entitled to them but the market says otherwise. You see complaints about samsungs plastic back covers because you hang out in these forums where the vast majority of users never venture. 100s of millions of galaxy owners don't seem to mind their plastic back covers. I have an N5 and a One and identical covers for both. It makes zero difference that the one is aluminum when the cases are on.

    As for the speaker on the N5 the early builds had volume issues not quality. It was addressed in an update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madlaw1071 View Post
    Those are your opinions and you're entitled to them but the market says otherwise. You see complaints about samsungs plastic back covers because you hang out in these forums where the vast majority of users never venture. 100s of millions of galaxy owners don't seem to mind their plastic back covers. I have an N5 and a One and identical covers for both. It makes zero difference that the one is aluminum when the cases are on.

    As for the speaker on the N5 the early builds had volume issues not quality. It was addressed in an update.
    The market says otherwise? Because the S4 outsold the One so greatly?

    If you don't think the plastic covers of the S3/S4 were a weakness of both devices, I don't know what to tell you. Has nothing to do with a forum community. A case makes the back of a phone irrelevant. Of course.

    Speaker on the N5 is still mediocre even with the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madlaw1071 View Post
    Google it or search the threads here. Statistics on case use have been posted here before

    Why is it all or nothing with speakers? The speaker just has to be decent enough to use as a speaker phone and hear notifications. Once headphones are on most flagships are created equal.
    Again, how do you extrapolate this 66% usage of smartphone cases based on Google searches and threads? Does that 66% apply to all smartphone users? Out of that 66%, what percentage of time do they have protective/fashion cases on their smartphones? What do you define as "decent' audio? Where does the distinction between decent and loud begin? Does "decent" refer to the quality of the sound, or the decibel level? Where does the distinction between loud and gimmick begin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blair.harrington View Post
    The market says otherwise? Because the S4 outsold the One so greatly?

    If you don't think the plastic covers of the S3/S4 were a weakness of both devices, I don't know what to tell you. Has nothing to do with a forum community. A case makes the back of a phone irrelevant. Of course.

    Speaker on the N5 is still mediocre even with the update.
    Because the entire galaxy line outsold whatever HTC has put out. If peeps really cared about plastic verses aluminum then you'd think it'd be reflected in the market somewhere. Plastic can be considered a strength rather than a weakness. It's more durable, scratch resistant and more easily accessible and fixable. Thankfully we have choices.

    Absolutely nothing wrong with the N5 speaker post update. Suits me perfectly for daily use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habiib View Post
    Again, how do you extrapolate this 66% usage of smartphone cases based on Google searches and threads? Does that 66% apply to all smartphone users? Out of that 66%, what percentage of time do they have protective/fashion cases on their smartphones? What do you define as "decent' audio? Where does the distinction between decent and loud begin? Does "decent" refer to the quality of the sound, or the decibel level? Where does the distinction between loud and gimmick begin?
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    When considering boomsound you have to think of the people it's relevant to. Do you use your external speakers? Is sound quality important to you?

    For myself i thoroughly enjoy the the sound quality that the duel speakers put out. One of the many reasons I bought this phone.

    As far as build material/quality it's really just preference...

    I never use cases and love the smooth aluminum feel but I'm not about to knock a plastic covered phone either. To each their own

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    Quote Originally Posted by madlaw1071 View Post
    Because the entire galaxy line outsold whatever HTC has put out. If peeps really cared about plastic verses aluminum then you'd think it'd be reflected in the market somewhere. Plastic can be considered a strength rather than a weakness. It's more durable, scratch resistant and more easily accessible and fixable. Thankfully we have choices.

    Absolutely nothing wrong with the N5 speaker post update. Suits me perfectly for daily use.
    Samsung outselling HTC has nothing to do with whether there is a consumer desire for stereo dual speakers on a smartphone. Samsung outsold HTC in 2013 for a variety of reasons. None of which has anything to do with the S4's speaker vs the One's speakers.

    Samsung themselves acknowledged the negative feedback of the plastic covers. Obviously this didn't affect their sales negatively. But for a company to even acknowledge such a thing means it was a weakness they (apparently) have addressed with the S5. I have no huge gripes with plastic per se. I believe the Nexus 5 is a plastic back. It's simply the way the plastic is constructed and feels in hand that matters.

    Absolutely nothing wrong with the N5 speaker post update? That's your opinion. And my opinion is that it's still terrible.

    We still come around to the fact that consumers will embrace superior speakers on a phone. If S5 boasted superior sound compared to the S4 would anybody complain? Of course not. Your entitled to your own opinion on BoomSound, of course. But to label it a gimmick is nonsense IMO. It's probably the main factor why I'm considering the M8. Go read the user reviews for the M7 on Bestbuy, Verizon, AT&T, etc. You'll see countless consumers raving about the M7's sound. It might not matter to you per se but that doesn't reflect the general public. I commend HTC and Sony for addressing this issue instead of just following the course like other OEM's. Like I already said before, whether this matters to yearly sales overall is another issue entirely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blair.harrington View Post
    Samsung outselling HTC has nothing to do with whether there is a consumer desire for stereo dual speakers on a smartphone. Samsung outsold HTC in 2013 for a variety of reasons. None of which has anything to do with the S4's speaker vs the One's speakers.

    Samsung themselves acknowledged the negative feedback of the plastic covers. Obviously this didn't affect their sales negatively. But for a company to even acknowledge such a thing means it was a weakness they (apparently) have addressed with the S5. I have no huge gripes with plastic per se. I believe the Nexus 5 is a plastic back. It's simply the way the plastic is constructed and feels in hand that matters.

    Absolutely nothing wrong with the N5 speaker post update? That's your opinion. And my opinion is that it's still terrible.

    We still come around to the fact that consumers will embrace superior speakers on a phone. If S5 boasted superior sound compared to the S4 would anybody complain? Of course not. Your entitled to your own opinion on BoomSound, of course. But to label it a gimmick is nonsense IMO. It's probably the main factor why I'm considering the M8. Go read the user reviews for the M7 on Bestbuy, Verizon, AT&T, etc. You'll see countless consumers raving about the M7's sound. It might not matter to you per se but that doesn't reflect the general public. I commend HTC and Sony for addressing this issue instead of just following the course like other OEM's. Like I already said before, whether this matters to yearly sales overall is another issue entirely.
    To continue to label my opinions as ridiculous our nonsense is disrespectful and I will continue to report them. I have shown you no such disrespect.

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