1. mwake4goten's Avatar
    I've seen a lot of good things about the P20 Pro. Seems like the current alternative hipsters phone to go for. Lots of positive reviews about how underrated it is. However I'm an audiophile coming from two audiophile focused phones HTC one M8 and HTC 10. What is the wired (dongle) audio like. Anybody have a HTC or LG V series phone to compare with and if so does the wired audio compare favorably or not? Thanks!
    07-06-2018 09:56 PM
  2. orangecroc's Avatar
    I've seen a lot of good things about the P20 Pro. Seems like the current alternative hipsters phone to go for. Lots of positive reviews about how underrated it is. However I'm an audiophile coming from two audiophile focused phones HTC one M8 and HTC 10. What is the wired (dongle) audio like. Anybody have a HTC or LG V series phone to compare with and if so does the wired audio compare favorably or not? Thanks!
    No audiophile should get a phone without a headphone jack.
    Slade Augustine likes this.
    07-07-2018 03:02 AM
  3. mwake4goten's Avatar
    No audiophile should get a phone without a headphone jack.
    I kinda figured this but just wanted to ask, just to be sure. Gsm arena website used to do very useful laboratory tests on each phones audio capabilities. And that was what I used to compare but they have stopped doing that. At the moment I'm leaning towards the LG V40 or Samsung Galaxy S9+. HTC have decided audio isn't important anymore, reviews for the U12 look bad in general.
    07-07-2018 05:56 AM
  4. orangecroc's Avatar
    Unfortunately not all Usb-c are made equal.
    It doesn't have universal compatibility across all uses.
    The Bluetooth is good, but it's still Bluetooth.
    07-07-2018 06:11 AM
  5. JZ VR's Avatar
    Haven't compared with any other phones but wired audio sounds pretty good to me, I remember seeing a reviewer say it's better than the S9's audio.
    07-10-2018 11:27 AM
  6. blackberrysoup's Avatar
    Wired audio is not as good as my Moto Z, which also sounds noticeably louder. Same goes with Bluetooth audio for some reason, compared to my Moto Z, even Bluetooth audio sounds more muted on the P20 Pro at max volume. Definitely not a phone for audiophiles out there.
    07-17-2018 05:27 AM
  7. GSX1400's Avatar
    Wired audio is not as good as my Moto Z, which also sounds noticeably louder. Same goes with Bluetooth audio for some reason, compared to my Moto Z, even Bluetooth audio sounds more muted on the P20 Pro at max volume. Definitely not a phone for audiophiles out there.
    I switched out the Huawei USB-C to 3.5mm adapter for an HTC one, and now I have a phone that I can actually enjoy while listening to music.

    Standard one that comes with the phone makes music sound flat, not loud enough and just plain boring.
    07-20-2018 06:59 AM
  8. Jadaress1's Avatar
    Hi can you link me the HTC adapter you bought. Didn't the HTC one have a dedicated 3.5mm jack?
    07-21-2018 08:36 AM
  9. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    I think he means the U11. Look up U11 headphone adapter
    Jadaress1 likes this.
    07-21-2018 02:08 PM
  10. Jadaress1's Avatar
    I think he means the U11. Look up U11 headphone adapter
    Thanks, cause yeh I have the HTC 10 still and sure it had the 3.5mm jack lol. So is the HTC U11 adapter better than the pixel adapter. Id like it to sound much louder than it is with this stock huawei one. The S9 that i have sounds better than this Huawei. But maybe its just the adapter. Thanks.
    07-21-2018 06:31 PM
  11. GSX1400's Avatar
    Thanks, cause yeh I have the HTC 10 still and sure it had the 3.5mm jack lol. So is the HTC U11 adapter better than the pixel adapter. Id like it to sound much louder than it is with this stock huawei one. The S9 that i have sounds better than this Huawei. But maybe its just the adapter. Thanks.
    Hey, sorry for the late reply.

    I got this one https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=vC93K0Cy

    If you sign up to HTC Club, it will be cheaper. Also they sent it priority next day. Note that the link is for the UK site. Not sure what availability is like elsewhere.

    Big difference in volume levels and general sound quality. I also come from the HTC 10. The adapter makes the P20 Pro enjoyable, but don't expect the kind of audio power as the HTC 10 - That thing was awesome.
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    07-26-2018 10:18 AM
  12. Jadaress1's Avatar
    Hey, thanks. I'm from the UK so that's good. I'll check it out. The HTC 10 sound quality is great, that's why I've still got it but it'd be nice to have at least good quality on the phone i use daily. Cheers.
    07-28-2018 12:01 PM

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