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    There's an apparently on android market that installs the drivers. Comments?

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    Seeing mixed reviews. Dunno, could be worth a shot.
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    I've given it a shot. Seems to make a subtle difference.

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    I just downloaded it...I agree with the above, fairly subtle difference...I have a nice pair of Sony headphones though, not sure if it will be any noticeable on cheap earbuds...
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    I use it with aux in car

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    I a-b'ed the same song on my brothers phone and my phone (beats installed on mine), I really couldn't tell much. I think what very little difference I thought I heard is my brain telling me its suppose to be different....ya know? Haha

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    I don't understand what the drivers would really do... The hardware in our phones will always be the same, so wouldn't the quality still be the same no matter what drivers you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffieldj1 View Post
    I don't understand what the drivers would really do... The hardware in our phones will always be the same, so wouldn't the quality still be the same no matter what drivers you have?
    They aren't drivers. Beats Audio is a set of highly tuned equalizer settings.

    The overall effect is pretty much YMMV because it depends on the song and partly headphones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drewwalton19216801 View Post
    They aren't drivers. Beats Audio is a set of highly tuned equalizer settings.

    The overall effect is pretty much YMMV because it depends on the song and partly headphones.
    Oh, but they do call it drivers in the app though
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    That's just some techy stuff because they needed words to put there. :P

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    There's an update

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    Beats + Alsa gives best sound quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyLurkin View Post
    Beats + Alsa gives best sound quality.

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    Alsa on your phone? I can't find any information on what that is...beats didn't really do much to begin with....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrsax54 View Post
    Alsa on your phone? I can't find any information on what that is...beats didn't really do much to begin with....
    I guess it lets you control very advanced features of the audio system... Idk but I'm going to mess around with it
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    Here. +Alsa



    This made a BIG difference for me.

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    What is the big deal with Beats? Isn't it just an EQ software that allows finer tuning?

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    It doesn't allow finer tuning, or any tuning for that matter. It's just a preset EQ curve you turn on or off. Like the old school "loudness" button. Honestly, if you have Power Amp or if you're running a ROM with DSP manager, you're not missing anything by not having Beats.

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    Or still try the link I posted before saying it's BS. Some people experience better sound, some don't. It all depends on how you listen. I use headphones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyLurkin View Post
    Or still try the link I posted before saying it's BS. Some people experience better sound, some don't. It all depends on how you listen. I use headphones.

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    Honestly I think it depends more on the quality of headphones, not just that you are using them...if you're using a cheap pair of ipod ear-buds then maybe this stuff with an equalizer can make up for the lack of quality equipment.

    I suppose I'm on the B.S. side...I'm not sure what differences people are hearing but I put everything on my phone (including that latest xda post...) and compared it to my brothers stock settings on his phone back to back same songs, not much of a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrsax54 View Post
    Honestly I think it depends more on the quality of headphones, not just that you are using them...if you're using a cheap pair of ipod ear-buds then maybe this stuff with an equalizer can make up for the lack of quality equipment.

    I suppose I'm on the B.S. side...I'm not sure what differences people are hearing but I put everything on my phone (including that latest xda post...) and compared it to my brothers stock settings on his phone back to back same songs, not much of a difference.
    I agree, but there are real metrics that have been used to measure the difference between Beats and non-Beats on the exact same device and there is in fact a difference. Is it a big insane difference? No, not really. Is there alot of hype involved? You betcha. But there is a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drewwalton19216801 View Post
    I agree, but there are real metrics that have been used to measure the difference between Beats and non-Beats on the exact same device and there is in fact a difference. Is it a big insane difference? No, not really. Is there alot of hype involved? You betcha. But there is a difference.
    My current phone (EVO 4G LTE) has Beats native to the OS. I can say for certain that it makes an "audible difference." Whether that difference "improves" the sound or not is a matter of opinion. The vast majority of my music is ripped straight from pristine CDs using EAC as FLAC for archiving on my hard drive and then converted to 320k mp3's for use on my phone. I use Sony MDR EX300 in-ear headphones - not top-of-the-line by any means, but very good for the price.

    So, on good quality music files with good quality headphones, Beats absolutely does make a difference. As implemented on the EVO, there are 3 Beats settings to choose from: Solo, urBeats, and other. Other does not make much of a difference, but the other two do, and seem to be tuned for either over the ear headphones (Solo), or earbuds (urBeats).

    Overall, the "difference" is that it boosts bass and treble, as if it's trying to restore what's lost in compression. On some tracks it sounds good (predictably hip-hop, techno, some industrial, some rock, metal is a mixed bag); on others, it sounds like crap - introducing audible distortion and muddying the overall sound. Those of us of a "certain age" will recognize this as being almost exactly like the old Loudness button from the 80s and 90s.
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    Those of us of a "certain age" will recognize this as being almost exactly like the old Loudness button from the 80s and 90s.
    Hey!!! The deck in my car has that feature...it's not THAT old!

    Kind of an awful feature though...I never use it. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrsax54 View Post
    Hey!!! The deck in my car has that feature...it's not THAT old!

    Kind of an awful feature though...I never use it. lol
    Yeah, it does still show up. The "audiophile" head unit in my car has it too, buried deep in the menu settings.

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