1. Andrew Rokey's Avatar
    All of the pictures I have seen, I have not seen any with 2 speakers on the bottom. I am assuming that is where the speakers will be?? Maybe not. Somebody please help me figure this out. Thanks
    02-05-2018 08:15 PM
  2. hasasimo's Avatar
    All of the pictures I have seen, I have not seen any with 2 speakers on the bottom. I am assuming that is where the speakers will be?? Maybe not. Somebody please help me figure this out. Thanks
    It's probable that the earpiece will double as the second speaker.
    02-05-2018 08:34 PM
  3. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Does anyone have experience with AKG speakers in regards to sound? Do they compare at all to the DAC in the V3O, or HTC BoomSound? I stream my music often on GPM, so I want great wired audio from my phone.
    02-09-2018 09:12 PM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    Well AKG is a premium music brand, owned by Harman/Kardon. There's high quality 1000USD AKG earphones out there. In terms of Harman's lineup, I think AKG now runs most of their middle offering, with JBL the low priced options and Harman as the more premium brand. However as far as I'm finding, it will be speakers TUNED by AKG, as opposed to actual hardware speakers from AKG. They may just have a AKG tuned sound and not be too loud or something. From the internet there are people saying that there are a lot of similarities in the quality of Harman and AKG products in how they sound.
    02-09-2018 09:38 PM
  5. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Well AKG is a premium music brand, owned by Harman/Kardon. There's high quality 1000USD AKG earphones out there. In terms of Harman's lineup, I think AKG now runs most of their middle offering, with JBL the low priced options and Harman as the more premium brand. However as far as I'm finding, it will be speakers TUNED by AKG, as opposed to actual hardware speakers from AKG. They may just have a AKG tuned sound and not be too loud or something. From the internet there are people saying that there are a lot of similarities in the quality of Harman and AKG products in how they sound.
    Yeah, I forgot to mention the "tuned" part. Having not experienced the full extent of LG's quad DAC for myself, I did find a video on YouTube that illustrates the difference the DAC makes when using 50 ohm headphones--it was legit. I have experienced BoomSound on HTC phones in my local store, and even with my 32 ohm earbuds, the sound is incredible. I don't know if speakers "tuned by AKG" would match that, unless Samsung puts in the hardware to take advantage of that tuning.

    I'm looking to upgrade from my Nexus 6P, and I decided the 2XL was a no cause of the stupid blue shift. No amount of Google software will justify crap hardware as a showcase for it. So, given my needs of great audio, battery life call quality and screen quality, I'm trying to decide where to go.
    02-09-2018 10:49 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    Yeah, I forgot to mention the "tuned" part. Having not experienced the full extent of LG's quad DAC for myself, I did find a video on YouTube that illustrates the difference the DAC makes when using 50 ohm headphones--it was legit. I have experienced BoomSound on HTC phones in my local store, and even with my 32 ohm earbuds, the sound is incredible. I don't know if speakers "tuned by AKG" would match that, unless Samsung puts in the hardware to take advantage of that tuning.

    I'm looking to upgrade from my Nexus 6P, and I decided the 2XL was a no cause of the stupid blue shift. No amount of Google software will justify crap hardware as a showcase for it. So, given my needs of great audio, battery life call quality and screen quality, I'm trying to decide where to go.
    The speakers should have nothing much to do with headphone performance though. I think you're getting confused somewhere.

    Samsung does have some software magic by running adapt sound in the settings to adjust earphone sound. I broke my usual earphones 2 mos ago and picked up crappy 10USD ones to use for a while. Using adapt sound I was able to make them sound like 40USD ones.

    Personally if I'd care that much about a DAC for music I'd buy a headset with built in DAC. That way it won't matter what phone I get and can care about other features.
    02-09-2018 10:58 PM
  7. Gary02468's Avatar
    All of the pictures I have seen, I have not seen any with 2 speakers on the bottom. I am assuming that is where the speakers will be?? Maybe not. Somebody please help me figure this out. Thanks
    Putting both speakers on the bottom would be a poor choice, compared to putting one on top and one on bottom, because (1) there'd be hardly any stereo separation with both on the bottom, and (2) when you're watching a movie, you're holding the phone sideways, so if both speakers were on the bottom, they'd both be on your right (or both on your left) and there'd be no stereo separation at all.
    02-26-2018 11:04 AM
  8. rushmore's Avatar
    Putting both speakers on the bottom would be a poor choice, compared to putting one on top and one on bottom, because (1) there'd be hardly any stereo separation with both on the bottom, and (2) when you're watching a movie, you're holding the phone sideways, so if both speakers were on the bottom, they'd both be on your right (or both on your left) and there'd be no stereo separation at all.
    This.
    02-26-2018 07:38 PM
  9. t11rmh's Avatar
    Putting both speakers on the bottom would be a poor choice, compared to putting one on top and one on bottom, because (1) there'd be hardly any stereo separation with both on the bottom, and (2) when you're watching a movie, you're holding the phone sideways, so if both speakers were on the bottom, they'd both be on your right (or both on your left) and there'd be no stereo separation at all.
    The second speaker is in the ear piece near the top of the phone.
    03-03-2018 10:56 AM

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