1. artofdesign's Avatar
    Does this phone have beats or not?

    Regardless, are there music settings(like an EQ)?

    Is there even an advantage in staying with the stock music player?

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    04-07-2014 07:49 PM
  2. Skyway's Avatar
    Does this phone have beats or not?

    Regardless, are there music settings(like an EQ)?

    Is there even an advantage in staying with the stock music player?

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    No beats, that was on the m7 only. HTC sold their share of Beats last year. Beats was only a software algorithm, had nothing to do with hardware.

    No music settings. You can download a bunch of different eq apps though.

    Imo, I don't think you'll need to do any eq adjustments. They sound perfectly fine, and I'm a bit of an audiophile (I went to college for sound engineering)

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    04-07-2014 07:58 PM
  3. artofdesign's Avatar
    No beats, that was on the m7 only. HTC sold their share of Beats last year. Beats was only a software algorithm, had nothing to do with hardware.

    No music settings. You can download a bunch of different eq apps though.

    Imo, I don't think you'll need to do any eq adjustments. They sound perfectly fine, and I'm a bit of an audiophile (I went to college for sound engineering)

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    Cool thanks! I actually agree with your comments, just wasn't sure I was missing some great option or something. I came from an S4.

    I may DL pro player or something if I won't lose anything since the stock player doesn't offer widget on nova.

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    04-07-2014 08:04 PM
  4. freddyttt's Avatar
    no
    no
    no

    and it's way better then the m7.....
    04-07-2014 08:05 PM
  5. B0WIE's Avatar
    Is there even an advantage in staying with the stock music player?
    Not having more apps on the phone.

    I tend to like it set flat and clean. Beats didn't do anything positive for me but rather ruined the sound quality by using a fixed enhancement that was designed to make cheap headphones sound better. I've downloaded other players with EQs for phones with bad audio but with half-decent headphones, the M8 sounds best dry/no enhancement/eq (IMO).
    04-07-2014 08:14 PM
  6. Skyway's Avatar
    Not having more apps on the phone.

    I tend to like it set flat and clean. Beats didn't do anything positive for me but rather ruined the sound quality by using a fixed enhancement that was designed to make cheap headphones sound better. I've downloaded other players with EQs for phones with bad audio but with half-decent headphones, the M8 sounds best dry/no enhancement/eq (IMO).
    Well technically BoomSound is an eq setting (software algorithm). Using the headphones you can tell a difference with it on and off.

    I agree with you though, I don't like Beats. Their headphones suck and are way overpriced. I didn't think it was that good either on the m7, could've easily done the same thing without the Beats branding.

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    04-08-2014 10:56 AM
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