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  1. theelite1x87's Avatar
    Best included ear buds I've had thus far. From an audio perspective they are damn near as good as my Audio Technica ATH M30s. Sound is balanced and clear. More of a neutral sound tone which is what I prefer (I normally use studio monitor headphones). I don't know about the pack ins with the s7. I still got the buds from my s3, wife's s4 and my note 4. The AKG buds are clearly superior.
    BergerKing likes this.
    04-23-2017 09:26 AM
  2. sangs's Avatar
    I'd think by now anybody reading this thread has reached the conclusion that sound quality is very subjective.
    zoomis likes this.
    04-23-2017 09:35 AM
  3. EMGSM's Avatar
    I'm not having any problems with my AKGs. I like them better than the old white ones they use to provide. On the old ones the rubber tips always fell off.
    Doug Moffat and BergerKing like this.
    04-23-2017 10:07 AM
  4. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    Hi folks I want to sell them and want to know what to list.
    04-23-2017 10:19 AM
  5. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    We have officially reached the bottom of the barrel with ways to complain when we start complaining that the freebies that Samsung includes are not as good as what you could spend a hundred bucks for.
    It's a person's right to critique something especially when you have experienced better. So keep your critique of my critique to yourself please.
    04-23-2017 10:20 AM
  6. theelite1x87's Avatar
    Sound is always subjective. Though in reply to above, I bought 30 dollar and 50 dollar buds. One was Sony brand, another was the Apple airpods. These AKGs are much better than both. Low end is fairly tight. Detail in the music is not drowned out and clearly discernable. My only slight gripe is the high tones are perhaps a little too "bright". But I managed to help that out with some simple EQ tweaks. I find that enabling the UHQ setting actually makes the highs sound slightly worse to me. A little more harsh but sonic detail is easier to hear. I ended up leaving it off.
    04-23-2017 10:24 AM
  7. tqmcguire's Avatar
    Hi folks I want to sell them and want to know what to list.
    I believe they're... AKG
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    04-23-2017 10:25 AM
  8. athenatp's Avatar
    They sound ok but nothing special. My Shure SE215, Jaybird X2 and Sony XBA 10 sound much better.
    Come on, you can't compare $400 Sony XBA 10 with the AKG? lol
    ClintRo likes this.
    04-23-2017 10:29 AM
  9. scott_0's Avatar
    It's a person's right to critique something especially when you have experienced better. So keep your critique of my critique to yourself please.
    lol so you posted a thread in a PUBLIC forum, and you dont want people to comment something you dont like? ok then
    04-23-2017 10:34 AM
  10. Byron Hinson1's Avatar
    Thought they were actually just samsung brand tuned by akg
    04-23-2017 10:43 AM
  11. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    Thought they were actually just samsung brand tuned by akg
    I mean what model lol
    04-23-2017 10:47 AM
  12. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    lol so you posted a thread in a PUBLIC forum, and you dont want people to comment something you dont like? ok then
    They don't have to complain like I'm not thankful for something that is sub par to me. I have the other ones that are so much better. If I didn't have something to compare it to then yeah ...No reason to say anything.
    04-23-2017 10:57 AM
  13. tqmcguire's Avatar
    I mean what model lol
    Actually, Byron is right. Like the Beats Audio in the old HTC phones. The speakers weren't actually made by Beats; it was just their tuning/equalization.

    I don't think there's a model, per se, but listing them as "the AKG-branded earphones included with the Samsung Galaxy S8" would be the most accurate.
    BergerKing likes this.
    04-23-2017 10:58 AM
  14. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    Turn UHQ on in the sound SETTINGS and see if that helps
    I tried various settings...That was one of them.
    04-23-2017 10:58 AM
  15. durandetto's Avatar
    I believe Samsung acquired Harmon kardon and that's who makes akg.
    04-23-2017 11:01 AM
  16. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I'd say they're pretty god for in-box earbuds.

    Many are pretty average. Only few are actually good, such as the LG earbuds, especially the AKG-tuned ones that came with the V10. Kind-of the same story with the S8.
    04-23-2017 12:36 PM
  17. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Come on, you can't compare $400 Sony XBA 10 with the AKG? lol
    The Sony XBA 10 aren't $400 headphones. Original price was $98 for the non iPhone version. I compared the AKG branded S8 headphones to ~$100 in ear headphones since that was the suggested value.
    04-23-2017 02:03 PM
  18. hou33guy's Avatar
    I would really hope the 150 dollar B&O headphones sound better than the free pack in box headphones ...
    They do i love the ones i got with my lg v20 they way better
    04-23-2017 02:47 PM
  19. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    They do i love the ones i got with my lg v20 they way better
    That's what I'm talking about
    04-23-2017 04:35 PM
  20. jeffmd's Avatar
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU5780013 65 bucks and they down right own these akg buds.
    04-23-2017 04:49 PM
  21. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    It's funny cause they aren't really "AKG" headphones..
    04-23-2017 06:18 PM
  22. soldier45's Avatar
    Never used the included headphones regardless of the branding on them. Bluetooth in car or at work. Even better with Bluetooth 5.0
    04-23-2017 06:46 PM
  23. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Here's how the headphones that come with Samsung's Galaxy S8 compare to Apple's EarPods

    http://www.businessinsider.com/samsu...-review-2017-4

    Mav.

    P.S. I did not write it, I just report it.
    04-23-2017 07:21 PM
  24. schwanz583's Avatar
    I think they sound pretty damn​good.
    Same here, tried them today and they sound great!!
    04-23-2017 10:44 PM
  25. ratsttam's Avatar
    I'm not having any problems with my AKGs. I like them better than the old white ones they use to provide. On the old ones the rubber tips always fell off.
    Those old ones go way up in sound quality (and ear stay-in-ability) if you swap the silicon tips with good foam ones (rocking Comply foam on mine) and the difference is night and day.

    I would imagine those new akg's will do better with a better quality foam tip.
    04-24-2017 04:30 AM
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