06-05-2016 11:48 AM
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  1. uproar's Avatar
    Hello everybody,

    I just wanted your opinion about this doubt I have.

    Me: been on iOS and Android for years, recently bought a 6s Plus. After 4 years on Android (S3 and Xperia). I'm a big screen guy, so untile iPhone 6 Plus was launched, Android was my only choice.

    I went back with Apple for two reasons: privacy and music. Privacy, because I think Apple is tighter with user data compared to Google, and music because, well, I think an iPhone works just better for music.

    Example: when I was on Android, the main struggle was to find headphones with volume control that could work, something that on a iPhone works easily and like a charm.

    Now, I really like the S7 Edge and I miss all the tweaks I could do with Android. So I'm torn!
    Any opinion about this? Does the S7 makes things smoother? How is your music experience? Anyone uses the S7 with a Mac? I remember the Kies being a horrible piece of software.

    Thanks everybody.
    05-23-2016 06:35 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    1. Never had problems with Android and headphones that had volume controls working for it. I actually used ones that were supposed to be for iPhones, made by Philips (O'Neill series), and the volume controls worked fine on my Galaxy S and Note 2. You might want to check-out Samsung's new line of headsets (Level).

    2. Google and privacy, well, it's up to you if you'd trust them as you'd trust Apple, personally there's no hiding from Google anyway. And I believe that they're pretty tight with their security.

    3. Depends on where your music comes from and how you manage it on your laptop. I use Spotify mainly nowadays anyway, so it won't matter what OS I use.

    4. Kies doesn't exist for the S7. The new PC suite is SmartSwitch for PC/Mac. It's a lot leaner though. All it does is backup, restore, sync to Outlook on computer if you have it, and update software/firmware.
    05-23-2016 06:52 AM
  3. uproar's Avatar
    1. Never had problems with Android and headphones that had volume controls working for it. I actually used ones that were supposed to be for iPhones, made by Philips (O'Neill series), and the volume controls worked fine on my Galaxy S and Note 2. You might want to check-out Samsung's new line of headsets (Level).
    I will check that out, thanks. I never run into a compatible headset when I was both on S3 or Xperia. All the big names weren't working with their volume control.
    05-23-2016 07:08 AM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    I will check that out, thanks. I never run into a compatible headset when I was both on S3 or Xperia. All the big names weren't working with their volume control.
    Beats obviously won't work well. Apple owns them. You know how Apple is.
    Not sure on the other big names though. Ended up with the Philips O'neill ones because it was supposedly the toughest they had in the shop. Lasted a couple of years (bought the in ear type).

    Here's the link for Samsung Level. https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=Q-W8O1j0

    And here's a review by Soundguys
    http://www.soundguys.com/samsung-lev...s-review-5564/
    05-23-2016 07:15 AM
  5. jneusch's Avatar
    I use iSyncr to sync music between my phone and iTunes. It works great.

    Overall I love my S7 edge and am very happy with it. However, it just doesn't do music as well as the iPhone. I am always fighting with Playlists and overall music management when streaming in my car. I am even using Android Auto, which is great, but with limitations.

    If your true motivation is music I personally would stay with the iPhone. If you can be flexible and are willing to work a little harder for the added flexibility then go for it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-23-2016 07:37 AM
  6. uproar's Avatar
    I use iSyncr to sync music between my phone and iTunes. It works great.

    Overall I love my S7 edge and am very happy with it. However, it just doesn't do music as well as the iPhone. I am always fighting with Playlists and overall music management when streaming in my car. I am even using Android Auto, which is great, but with limitations.

    If your true motivation is music I personally would stay with the iPhone. If you can be flexible and are willing to work a little harder for the added flexibility then go for it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    What music player do you use?
    05-23-2016 11:47 AM
  7. love4speechless's Avatar
    I have both an iPhone six plus and an S7 Edge that I got last week. I can't imagine using my iPhone for anything now except maybe for imessage. Imessage is the only thing I'm missing
    05-23-2016 11:49 AM
  8. uproar's Avatar
    I have both an iPhone six plus and an S7 Edge that I got last week. I can't imagine using my iPhone for anything now except maybe for imessage. Imessage is the only thing I'm missing
    What do you use for music on the s7?
    05-23-2016 12:21 PM
  9. love4speechless's Avatar
    What do you use for music on the s7?
    I don't listen to music on my phone so music is something I can't help you with. Sorry. Though there's always Pandora and Spotify
    05-23-2016 12:34 PM
  10. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I have both an iPhone six plus and an S7 Edge that I got last week. I can't imagine using my iPhone for anything now except maybe for imessage. Imessage is the only thing I'm missing
    I still keep my iPhone for music. I bought a 128GB 6S+ in December just to listen to music on. My main phone is still an Android but to me, nothing beats the music player on an iPhone.

    I've tried several of the music players on Android and just can't find any that I like. After trying several and wasting hours trying to tweet the sound, I gave up. I never used or cared for iMessage much and I don't have any friends who use iPhones.
    05-23-2016 12:34 PM
  11. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Beats obviously won't work well. Apple owns them. You know how Apple is.
    Not sure on the other big names though. Ended up with the Philips O'neill ones because it was supposedly the toughest they had in the shop. Lasted a couple of years (bought the in ear type).

    Here's the link for Samsung Level. https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=vffPxw0l

    And here's a review by Soundguys
    http://www.soundguys.com/samsung-lev...s-review-5564/
    I use Beats Studio Wireless and it works flawlessly with S7 Edge. No issues whatsoever.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-23-2016 12:38 PM
  12. love4speechless's Avatar
    I still keep my iPhone for music. I bought a 128GB 6S+ in December just to listen to music on. My main phone is still an Android but to me, nothing beats the music player on an iPhone.

    I've tried several of the music players on Android and just can't find any that I like. After trying several and wasting hours trying to tweet the sound, I gave up. I never used or cared for iMessage much and I don't have any friends who use iPhones.
    Both my boyfriend and best friend in America have iPhones. My boyfriend doesn't use imessage much but my best friend does. So does my mother who also has an apple phone. I can understand why it wouldn't be something you needed though not knowing anyone with an iPhone. I live in Australia and my work around was to create a textplus account and it gave me an American number on the app to text with
    05-23-2016 12:42 PM
  13. Jayjit Biswas's Avatar
    Quality of songs in any android phone cannot match iTunes converted music files in your iPhone mp3 is much lesser quality of sound than converted mp3 through iTunes which I think AAC.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-23-2016 12:52 PM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    I use Beats Studio Wireless and it works flawlessly with S7 Edge. No issues whatsoever.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That's the really high end ones right? Didn't hear much about that. But on a different forum guys are having trouble with Samsungs and their wireless Solo sets.
    05-23-2016 06:48 PM
  15. jneusch's Avatar
    What music player do you use?
    I am currently using Google play music. I have also tried the stock music player and Amazon prime player. None are as robust and seamless as the iPhone music player.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-23-2016 07:04 PM
  16. digitalbreak's Avatar
    That's the really high end ones right? Didn't hear much about that. But on a different forum guys are having trouble with Samsungs and their wireless Solo sets.
    Studio Wireless are indeed higher ones than the Solo model.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-24-2016 12:40 AM
  17. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Apple uses a non-standard TRRS (Tip, Ring, Ring, Sleeve) plug and jack that nobody else uses. The standard is a TRS (Tip, Ring, Sleeve) plug and jack. For music, it usually doesn't matter but for other controls it does. All headsets (not headphones) use a TRRS connector but Apple uses a non-standard microphone and volume control signaling method, which is way all Apple headphones (not just headsets) have a TRRS configuration.

    Very high-end headphones will come with two different cables — one Apple, one Standard — but most companies try some creative wiring to make it work, make two different versions, or just say screw it and make the ones they can sell faster.

    Edit: found a pic on Stack Exchange


    iPhone 6s Plus to S7 Edge?-8rfy3.jpg




    05-24-2016 01:06 AM
  18. uproar's Avatar
    Awesome explanation!
    But I'm still SO undecided
    05-24-2016 02:36 AM
  19. chanchan05's Avatar
    My Samsung headset also uses that same configuration as the iphone jack. So I guess they should be interchangeable now?
    05-24-2016 03:05 AM
  20. uproar's Avatar
    My Samsung headset also uses that same configuration as the iphone jack. So I guess they should be interchangeable now? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...57166fee56.jpg
    I tried to use volume control on a s7 with a pair of apple earbuds: no luck.
    There must be something different, I think Apple holds some kind of patent on his system.
    05-24-2016 03:21 AM
  21. uproar's Avatar
    Other question, about the sound. I have read that many complain about the volume which is too low. Impressions?
    05-24-2016 03:39 AM
  22. chanchan05's Avatar
    Depends on the person I guess. I'm already quite content with the headset volume set at around 40%. 100% is already too loud for me. But then I've been already tested by ENT specialists at the hospital to be able to hear 10db sounds. Average human hearing ranges at 20db so... I'm not really a good barometer for loudness. Lol.
    05-24-2016 03:45 AM
  23. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    I will check that out, thanks. I never run into a compatible headset when I was both on S3 or Xperia. All the big names weren't working with their volume control.
    I had no problem with volume control on my S3 with my Polk Audio headphones, it is just the forward/backward buttons that didn't work on Android. I believe my Bluetooth earbuds from Jaybird worked with volume and forward/backward with my S3 (and my Palm Pre before that), so maybe the Bluetooth route would work well for you.
    05-24-2016 04:08 AM
  24. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    I went back with Apple for two reasons: privacy and music. Privacy, because I think Apple is tighter with user data compared to Google, and music because, well, I think an iPhone works just better for music.
    I use iTunes on my Windows PC to buy my music (and play it on the computer), so sync it and playlists via Wi-Fi to my phone using iSyncr. I don't buy music often, but even if I did, it is easy to sync new songs with iSyncr. I have no need to buy music on my phone itself, so it works perfectly for me. I use Rocket Player as my phone's music app.
    05-24-2016 04:14 AM
  25. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Quality of songs in any android phone cannot match iTunes converted music files in your iPhone mp3 is much lesser quality of sound than converted mp3 through iTunes which I think AAC.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I use m4a files on my Android devices, which is AAC. They're synced from iTunes.
    05-24-2016 04:30 AM
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