03-11-2018 05:11 AM
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  1. rushmore's Avatar
    MK’s hands on says the speakers are no better than the S8 and S8+. Did he mess up and compare to another S8, bad ears, or correct? I’m thinking he’s wrong, but you never know until hearing.
    02-26-2018 07:46 PM
  2. buzzy3970's Avatar
    I've heard the speaker on the s9 and it's way better than the s8. Definitely a fuller stereo sound.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    02-26-2018 08:44 PM
  3. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    MK’s hands on says the speakers are no better than the S8 and S8+. Did he mess up and compare to another S8, bad ears, or correct? I’m thinking he’s wrong, but you never know until hearing.
    He only had an impressions video.

    It may change when he uses it more.
    02-26-2018 11:36 PM
  4. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I've heard the speaker on the s9 and it's way better than the s8. Definitely a fuller stereo sound.
    We're you at the unpacked event thus had access to the demo models?
    02-27-2018 12:12 AM
  5. chanchan05's Avatar
    I'm gonna wait for Flossy and GSMArena's reviews.
    chazglenn3 likes this.
    02-27-2018 12:17 AM
  6. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    What interests me is the sound of the audio through a quality pair of in-ear buds. It might be asking too much of Samsung to replicate the audio from the V30, or HTC's BoomSound. I have seen a video on YouTube showing proof that the quad DAC in the V30 is triggered by headphones with an impedance of 50+ ohms.

    Search out a video called LG V30- Proved Hi-Fi DAC Works. The guy actually demos what the audio sounds like with the DAC toggled on and off, using a quality headset, then testing the sound again with a standard headset. There is a definite difference in quality. My current buds are 32 ohms, which didn't trigger the DAC when I tested the V30 in store. However, when I tested an HTC phone with the same buds, the sound was awesome.

    I currently have a Dolby Atmos workaround (no root) running on my Nexus 6P. It's not a setting, per se, but I'm able to get that surround sound effect. But by no means am I able to hear every detail and nuance of my music library, the way I do on a BoomSound device.

    The best way I can describe the sound, is that songs sound deconstructed, and then reconstructed, where you can hear everything from the bass, to each individual instrument, all with no distortion, even at max volume. I love it. I'm guessing the quad DAC on the V30 is similar, if not better.

    The reason I've decided to go with Samsung instead of the V30 or an HTC is because other than Apple, Samsung is the only Android phone that gets support out the wazoo. There are companies that I've never even heard of that make cases for Samsung phones. Not to mention the fact that should you have an issue with your phone, you can basically take it to any local shop and have it repaired without too much hassle.

    Let's face it, Apple and Samsung own the smartphone space But yeah, since I have music of varying genres, I can't deny being tempted by the V30 or whatever HTC has cooking. I'll wait to see what GSM Arena says about the audio in its review, plus Juan Bagnell's Real Audio Review from Pocketnow.
    02-27-2018 12:59 AM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    What interests me is the sound of the audio through a quality pair of in-ear buds. It might be asking too much of Samsung to replicate the audio from the V30, or HTC's BoomSound. I have seen a video on YouTube showing proof that the quad DAC in the V30 is triggered by headphones with an impedance of 50+ ohms. Search out a video called LG V30- Proved Hi-Fi DAC Works. The guy actually demos what the audio sounds like with the DAC toggled on and off, using a quality headset, then testing the sound again with a standard headset. There is a definite difference in quality. My current buds are 32 ohms, which didn't trigger the DAC when I tested the V30 in store. However, when I tested an HTC phone with the same buds, the sound was awesome. I currently have a Dolby Atmos workaround (no root) running on my Nexus 6P. It's not a setting, per se, but I'm able to get that surround sound effect. But by no means am I able to hear every detail and nuance of my music library, the way I do on a BoomSound device.

    The best way I can describe the sound, is that songs sound deconstructed, and then reconstructed, where you can hear everything from the bass, to each individual instrument, all with no distortion, even at max volume. I love it. I'm guessing the quad DAC on the V30 is similar, if not better.

    The reason I've decided to go with Samsung instead of the V30 or an HTC is because other than Apple, Samsung is the only Android phone that gets support out the wazoo. There are companies that I've never even heard of that make cases for Samsung phones. Not to mention the fact that should you have an issue with your phone, you can basically take it to any local shop and have it repaired without too much hassle. Let's face it, Apple and Samsung own the smartphone space But yeah, since I have music of varying genres, I can't deny being tempted by the V30 or whatever HTC has cooking. I'll wait to see what GSM Arena says about the audio in its review, plus Juan Bagnell's Real Audio Review from Pocketnow.
    Samsung's software is pretty impressive in the Adapt Sound option though. When I broke my previous set of earphones, I had a a cheap $10 set lying around. Using Adapt Sound it made those sound like a $30 set IMO.

    Although of course it's not a replacement fkr getting an actual good set and good DAC.
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    02-27-2018 01:02 AM
  8. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Oh yeah, for sure. I'll definitely be testing the S9+ in store when it's released. That's the only way to know for sure. I do recall GSM Arena praising the headphone audio on the Note 8, though, so that's a good sign. Although, I believe it was the Exynos variant. I do plan on getting the Exynos S9+ to use on T-Mobile band 4, only because it's Samsung's processor, designed and optimized to work on their own phone.
    02-27-2018 01:07 AM
  9. dov1978's Avatar
    Samsung's software is pretty impressive in the Adapt Sound option though. When I broke my previous set of earphones, I had a a cheap $10 set lying around. Using Adapt Sound it made those sound like a $30 set IMO.

    Although of course it's not a replacement fkr getting an actual good set and good DAC.
    This.
    I can't tell people enough how much a difference Adapt Sound makes to the sound quality. Not just for fine tuning the sound to your headphones but also to your ears which varies massively from person to person and also your hearing changes with age etc
    02-27-2018 01:18 AM
  10. rushmore's Avatar
    I find the sound quality great with the 8+ through 3.5 or Bluetooth- speaker is not good. I listen for things like instrument separation, sound stage, cymbal decay, etc. If as good as the 8+ 835 version for 3.5 and Bluetooth, I'm fine in that regard.

    My current thought is the speaker quality, since expect 3.5 and Bluetooth to be fine. The big sway though would have been an RGB pixel array instead of the diamond pentile. Screen door with Gear VR with pentile. Apparently the panel is the same.
    02-27-2018 09:47 AM
  11. mwake4goten's Avatar
    What interests me is the sound of the audio through a quality pair of in-ear buds. It might be asking too much of Samsung to replicate the audio from the V30, or HTC's BoomSound. I have seen a video on YouTube showing proof that the quad DAC in the V30 is triggered by headphones with an impedance of 50+ ohms.

    Search out a video called LG V30- Proved Hi-Fi DAC Works. The guy actually demos what the audio sounds like with the DAC toggled on and off, using a quality headset, then testing the sound again with a standard headset. There is a definite difference in quality. My current buds are 32 ohms, which didn't trigger the DAC when I tested the V30 in store. However, when I tested an HTC phone with the same buds, the sound was awesome.

    I currently have a Dolby Atmos workaround (no root) running on my Nexus 6P. It's not a setting, per se, but I'm able to get that surround sound effect. But by no means am I able to hear every detail and nuance of my music library, the way I do on a BoomSound device.

    The best way I can describe the sound, is that songs sound deconstructed, and then reconstructed, where you can hear everything from the bass, to each individual instrument, all with no distortion, even at max volume. I love it. I'm guessing the quad DAC on the V30 is similar, if not better.

    The reason I've decided to go with Samsung instead of the V30 or an HTC is because other than Apple, Samsung is the only Android phone that gets support out the wazoo. There are companies that I've never even heard of that make cases for Samsung phones. Not to mention the fact that should you have an issue with your phone, you can basically take it to any local shop and have it repaired without too much hassle.

    Let's face it, Apple and Samsung own the smartphone space But yeah, since I have music of varying genres, I can't deny being tempted by the V30 or whatever HTC has cooking. I'll wait to see what GSM Arena says about the audio in its review, plus Juan Bagnell's Real Audio Review from Pocketnow.
    The last HTC flagship phone didn't have a 3.5mm jack, I know you can use an adapter but that bugs me...
    02-27-2018 01:34 PM
  12. rushmore's Avatar
    I have heard the 9+ speakers and am a picky person. The speakers sound very good and far better then the 8+. MK's ears must have been stopped up from the flight. Even subjectively seems no way to equate to 8+. Preview fail!
    03-01-2018 11:19 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I have heard the 9+ speakers and am a picky person. The speakers sound very good and far better then the 8+. MK's ears must have been stopped up from the flight. Even subjectively seems no way to equate to 8+. Preview fail!
    He simply shared his opinion. Everyone will have varying opinions on the subject .
    03-01-2018 11:43 AM
  14. rushmore's Avatar
    Then perhaps point out if hearing challenged if so . Seriously, listen to them. There is no comparison other than they both make sounds
    03-01-2018 11:50 AM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    Then perhaps point out if hearing challenged if so . Seriously, listen to them. There is no comparison other than they both make sounds
    LOL so if he doesn't hear what you hear he is now hearing challenged?

    Sorry didn't know you were the benchmark XD.
    03-01-2018 12:11 PM
  16. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Then perhaps point out if hearing challenged if so . Seriously, listen to them. There is no comparison other than they both make sounds
    Ok well, since you seem to have experience with the S9, how is audio quality through the headphone jack? Does it compare to the sound from the quad DAC on the V30 when it's enabled, or HTC with BoomSound? Share with us the opinion of your *perfect* hearing, please?
    03-01-2018 01:16 PM
  17. rushmore's Avatar
    Ok well, since you seem to have experience with the S9, how is audio quality through the headphone jack? Does it compare to the sound from the quad DAC on the V30 when it's enabled, or HTC with BoomSound? Share with us the opinion of your *perfect* hearing, please?

    Only listened to speakers.
    03-01-2018 05:21 PM
  18. rushmore's Avatar
    LOL so if he doesn't hear what you hear he is now hearing challenged?

    Sorry didn't know you were the benchmark XD.
    Considering the S8+ has a mono speaker and mainly mid range sound, where as I can actually hear the cymbals and fret changes on the 9+ that can not at all on the 8+, I would suggest very certainly that the sound is a lot better than the 8+. To the point that unless only listening to podcasts, you will notice for obvious sound stage reasons.

    Sounds better than my former Moto X Pure, which was good too. Well, speakers were good, but the Pure was a hot running mess.

    Still not sure getting one.... The lack of 128GB option in the US has me ticked. Why not at least offer the 128GB in the US as an option?
    03-01-2018 05:24 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Considering the S8+ has a mono speaker and mainly mid range sound, where as I can actually hear the cymbals and fret changes on the 9+ that can not at all on the 8+, I would suggest very certainly that the sound is a lot better than the 8+. To the point that unless only listening to podcasts, you will notice for obvious sound stage reasons.

    Sounds better than my former Moto X Pure, which was good too. Well, speakers were good, but the Pure was a hot running mess.

    Still not sure getting one.... The lack of 128GB option in the US has me ticked. Why not at least offer the 128GB in the US as an option?
    And that is fine but just because you can hear it doesn't mean someone who thinks they aren't that good are hearing impaired. There is a definitely a difference in being a normal person and an audiophile .. It doesn't mean you are hearing impaired.
    03-01-2018 05:47 PM
  20. rushmore's Avatar
    And that is fine but just because you can hear it doesn't mean someone who thinks they aren't that good are hearing impaired. There is a definitely a difference in being a normal person and an audiophile .. It doesn't mean you are hearing impaired.
    The point is the speakers are not equal in any stretch. I spent years in the Marines with very loud weapons and no ear protection most of the time (hearing not 100%). I'm not an audiophile either- I listen to MP3s. 192kb at that.

    BTW, rockets/missles don't go "woosh!" like in the movies. They go boom when fired and kaboom when detonating.
    03-01-2018 06:29 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    The point is the speakers are not equal in any stretch. I spent years in the Marines with very loud weapons and no ear protection most of the time (hearing not 100%). I'm not an audiophile either- I listen to MP3s. 192kb at that.

    BTW, rockets/missles don't go "woosh!" like in the movies. They go boom when fired and kaboom when detonating.
    That's fine .. I still disagree with someone being hearing impaired simply because they didn't agree with your assessment.

    Not sure what the rockets line is about but .. kay.
    03-01-2018 06:42 PM
  22. rushmore's Avatar
    Because I thought they went woosh and found out the hard way Hearing hurt.
    03-01-2018 06:48 PM
  23. LuvMusic's Avatar
    I have seen a video on YouTube showing proof that the quad DAC in the V30 is triggered by headphones with an impedance of 50+ ohms.
    This is not quite right. On the on the LG V series, the DAC is active whenever you plug-in headphones into the 3.5 jack. However, there is also a high gain output circuit that is triggered when you plug-in a load greater 50 ohms so the phone can drive headphones with greater impedance.
    03-01-2018 06:49 PM
  24. amyf27's Avatar
    Iplayed with one today at Tmobile - sound was very good. Imo.
    gogoplata1980 likes this.
    03-01-2018 07:22 PM
  25. callihan_44's Avatar
    played some music on the s9+ at best buy today, better than the s8 which was near the s9 ...considering the store was loud I could hear some stereo separation . Don't expect bose quality sound, its an improvement though
    03-01-2018 08:22 PM
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