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  1. esuser1's Avatar
    Hi,

    I currently have an HTC One M8 and am interested in purchasing a Nexus 6P. I have looked at reviews and read positive things about the quality of audio from both the speaker and headset jack. My question is, when it is compared to a device like the HTC One M8, how does the audio quality stack up? I often plug the HTC into my car through the AUX port and and I am pleased with the sound quality. I just would like a better idea of what to expect if i were to move to the nexus 6p.


    Thanks in advance
    10-31-2015 12:05 AM
  2. AustinTech's Avatar
    Boom sound is better than anything else I have heard from a phone. But the Nexus 6p is still really good, it's just not as deep sounding as the m8. My opinion is m8/m9>moto x pure edition>nexus 6p. But all three are really darn good.

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    10-31-2015 09:14 AM
  3. hpilot's Avatar
    I did an A/B test on the earphone music sound quality with my OnePlus One. I used the same song file, same music app, and same headphones. My OPO was dramatically better. This was a disappointment for me because I really care about good sound quality with my music. I was also very surprised. I guess they used a cheap DAC.
    10-31-2015 10:09 AM
  4. mrkalel's Avatar
    Damn... Hate hearing this (pun intended)
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    10-31-2015 01:56 PM
  5. clatus's Avatar
    I did an A/B test on the earphone music sound quality with my OnePlus One. I used the same song file, same music app, and same headphones. My OPO was dramatically better. This was a disappointment for me because I really care about good sound quality with my music. I was also very surprised. I guess they used a cheap DAC.
    Snapdragon has a built-in DAC. However, the manufacturer can add another high quality DAC in which both DACs could be used. But Nexus 6P did not add one.
    10-31-2015 02:41 PM
  6. Pezhman Bavafa's Avatar
    anyone eles can report about sound quality in earphone?
    11-01-2015 10:24 AM
  7. chrisexv6's Avatar
    Boom sound is better than anything else I have heard from a phone. But the Nexus 6p is still really good, it's just not as deep sounding as the m8. My opinion is m8/m9>moto x pure edition>nexus 6p. But all three are really darn good.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Is Boom sound like HTC Beats? Just s/w processing?

    If so, I would imagine it could/would be ported to the N6P in due time. Pretty sure Beats got ported to custom ROMs pretty quickly after it was "released"
    11-01-2015 12:17 PM
  8. esuser1's Avatar
    To my knowledge it is, could be wrong though. And yes I'm sure it could be ported, but I would prefer if it was comparable out of the box. Either way sounds like I should be OK with the switch

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    11-01-2015 12:37 PM
  9. KngR's Avatar
    Finally received my Frost 64GB phone today. Everything has been amazing/good, until I finally tested out the sound with headphones. First head phone I tried was Momentum's. At first go sound was really low despite almost maxing the volume. I also realized that sound was only coming from one side, so I tried jostling the 3MM plug. Nothing seemed to work. So next I tried using the P7s and I had sound from both ears, tried a set of earphones and had sound in both ears. So after trying a few pairs I tried the Momentum's again, and it worked! I'm overall disappointed with the 6P coming from the M8. Sound produced by the phones DAC seemed low in volume and just was just sub par overall. Anyone else disappointed with the 6Ps sound quality?
    11-03-2015 09:18 PM
  10. jdfry15's Avatar
    I thought everything was going great with the 6p until I used the phone on speaker phone this afternoon. Talked to a couple people with speaker phone and full volume and I could barely hear what they were saying. I will have to test it out. Could be a fluke thing or on their end but I haven't had this problem with my 6s plus or note 5. I guess it could be a hardware problem as well.
    11-03-2015 09:41 PM
  11. jojoe42's Avatar
    At first go sound was really low despite almost maxing the volume. I also realized that sound was only coming from one side, so I tried jostling the 3MM plug. Nothing seemed to work. So after trying a few pairs I tried the Momentum's again, and it worked! I'm overall disappointed with the 6P coming from the M8. Sound produced by the phones DAC seemed low in volume and just was just sub par overall. Anyone else disappointed with the 6Ps sound quality?
    I had those same issues trying my Shure SE215s on the headphone jack - it sounds just awful. On some songs there's this really weird reverb going on too of the songs which makes songs with reverb sound even weirder. Hopefully this gets fixed in a future update.
    11-04-2015 02:27 AM
  12. gabbott's Avatar
    I had those same issues trying my Shure SE215s on the headphone jack - it sounds just awful. On some songs there's this really weird reverb going on too of the songs which makes songs with reverb sound even weirder. Hopefully this gets fixed in a future update.
    Were you using the Google music app and if so did you have the equalizer enabled? Try disabling it

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-04-2015 07:12 AM
  13. freddyttt's Avatar
    How about the sound streaming through Bluetooth ?? that be a deal breaker as i stream everything in my truck-.
    11-04-2015 07:21 AM
  14. sangs's Avatar
    Ugh, sound is not very good through headphones or speakers for me. Haven't bluetooth streamed in the car yet, but this would be a returnable offense unfortunately.
    11-04-2015 07:29 AM
  15. idiotekniques's Avatar
    the sound quality is meh - as stated in previous posts in doesnt have the power to drive even portable low impedence phones properly. at max volume it's ok but could use a few more notches of volume. just like the nexus 6. it's a shame. i have a tiny portable amp i used with the nexus 6, the firefly or something like that but it's a nuisance.

    call quality using the handset is great though, people sound crystal clear - the best of any phone i've tried.
    11-04-2015 11:57 AM
  16. jojoe42's Avatar
    Were you using the Google music app and if so did you have the equalizer enabled? Try disabling it

    Posted via the Android Central App
    This was through Groove Music - a reboot cleared things up!! As mentioned before, it's just all very quiet :/
    11-04-2015 12:27 PM
  17. jojoe42's Avatar
    How about the sound streaming through Bluetooth ?? that be a deal breaker as i stream everything in my truck-.
    Bluetooth range through my stereo receiver was much better than my Lumia 1020. Sounded perfectly fine to me (that said I have an aptx receiver which is near-lossless)
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    11-04-2015 12:29 PM
  18. KngR's Avatar
    Another thing that sounds like more of a software problem. I have music setting so that when you plug back in your headphone it auto plays. But when I plug in any headphones/earphones the music starts, stops abruptly and starts playing again.
    11-04-2015 04:44 PM
  19. drone3's Avatar
    This could be a deal breaker for me. Anyone coming from the S6 or Note 5, how do they compare?

    dreaming of electric sheep
    11-04-2015 05:11 PM
  20. TrekkieMonster's Avatar
    This could be a deal breaker for me. Anyone coming from the S6 or Note 5, how do they compare?

    dreaming of electric sheep
    I have to admit that I'm beginning to have some doubts here. Between the Bluetooth issue and now this .... I use my phone in the car a ton to make hands free calls, so the Bluetooth problems could be a deal breaker; and I specifically got the 128GB because I wanted to have all my music (over 60GB) on one device again, as I listen to music a lot via both headphones and Bluetooth speaker.

    I'm still loving most of what I see and hear and know about this phone, but these 2 recent revelations are definitely causing me to have some second thoughts.

    Guess I have some time to mull it over, since my order is still "pending" and isn't scheduled to ship until 11/13.
    11-04-2015 05:48 PM
  21. ForceofWill's Avatar
    Anyone try the 6p with a fiio e18?
    11-04-2015 06:20 PM
  22. whtchdr's Avatar
    The Nexus 6P produces less than .5 watts of power at the 3.5mm headphone jack which is one of the lowest outputs I've seen. Samsung devices are also quite low but not quite this poor. The iPhone on the other hand puts out a full watt of power.
    11-04-2015 08:01 PM
  23. AnnDroid's Avatar
    Comparing my Nexus 6 to my 6P, through the speakers, same podcast (not music), same player. Using a meter, the volume was exact. I love the loudness of both phones. Hubby is an audiophile and his ears heard the same quality in both phones.
    11-04-2015 08:03 PM
  24. xiLLeNtz's Avatar
    By far one of the best sound experiences I've had in my car came from an HTC One M7.

    I just ditched my iPhone 6 Plus to get a Nexus 6P. In the office I have, downloaded onto my devices, songs from Spotify in extreme quality. With my Nexus 6P I am currently having the worst listening experience in my life right now. The sound is so flat!
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    11-16-2015 11:14 AM
  25. Mark Stronge's Avatar
    I had those same issues trying my Shure SE215s on the headphone jack - it sounds just awful. On some songs there's this really weird reverb going on too of the songs which makes songs with reverb sound even weirder. Hopefully this gets fixed in a future update.
    You have a problem with the headphones plug. It is not a hardware issue. Your left and right channels are cancelling each other out soi that all that is left is out of phase sound, which is generally low in volume and reverb. Try removing your case as it is probably not allowing your headphone socket to be pushed in fully.

    I am an audiophile and have tested the sound quality and volume against my Oneplus one. The volume is about the same, possibly louder with the Nexus 6P. I was using the Google Play music app on both phones. No eq or maxaudio was used.

    I was most impressed with how the Nexus could drive my professional high impedance headphones, DT770s. The deep bass was excellent and these headphones really allow the music space and air, great clarity, absolutely no issues.

    I've been using Bluetooth both in the car and with a headset every day for the past few weeks. Again, fairly flawless, as good as Bluetooth can be, which can be great but, as with all previous bluetooth devuces, at times it can cut out if you block the phone with something metallic.
    11-20-2015 01:06 PM
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