Obi Wan Kenobi, 28 Feb 2017Great news! Samsung seems to be going all-in on audio this year. I hope they'll also include s... moreToo true. Apple having Beats is perfect for them. 2 huge brands into one now. That with Apple Music just pushes Apple is heavily in with music for a long time and has adapted (bought) to the new audio world. Samsung buying Harman and now incorporating AKG as standard is a good counter and if anything, will be more attractive to true audiophiles or anyone that appreciates music in high quality. Will be interesting to see if Samsung push into the music market stronger.
ren122, 20 Mar 2017volume and quality are no the same thing. It's quiet but very high audio quality. What's the point of having a device with "high quality audio" when I can't hear it too well?
JordanBaby, 27 Feb 2017Then you obviously never have heard it either. Juan Bagnell made an audio review about the XZ ... morereally? Most people I know and all reviews everywhere tout the HTC10 and lgv20 as being the best smartphones for audio quality thanks to their DAC and lg's quad dac.
some say sony doesn't even use external dac for their headphones.
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2017Come on, those cheapo earbuds wouldn't sound good if GOD himself tuned them. Marketing bulls***.lmfaoo.
might have done more if AKG actually had a say in the internal music components rather than the earphones. AKG is a good brand though.
sssssssss, 27 Feb 2017No problem. No matter what phone i use, i always plug in my fiio hp external amplifier. Only h... moresony has very good audio quality as far as I know. Its just low volume is all.
So, in another words :" all you out there, who had ever buy a Samsung's headphones ware just throwing your money away, since it's clear now, that they don't worth a dime. Next time, be smarter and buy AKG".
"AKG tuned headphones" definition means nothing! LG bundled Bang & Olufsen H3 which is a great earphone (I bought gray color at very low price which exists abundantly in the market right now due to low sales of LG phones; I paid 40-USD brand new but before buying I read lots of reviews as well). We don't find the money in the street. Model has to be mentioned.
MasEnha, 01 Mar 2017U know exactly it's currently impossible to bring hi current/voltage to mobile phones, but U b... moreIf i am a troll you are a.....guess what. I gave some examples about what means real power for headphones for a rookie wich mix the dac with the final stage of the power amplifier. I do not expect at mobiles to open 300-600 ohms headphones, you bloody idi...., i just gave some numbers for clueless twa....But it is not impossible to make an audiophile mobile with 2000-3000-4000 mw power amp. You will not brake any low impedance headphones. Volume control is yours !!
sssssssss, 28 Feb 2017Dac without a powerful high current amplifier is nothing. Like a limousine with small motor. L... moreU know exactly it's currently impossible to bring hi current/voltage to mobile phones, but U behave like a troll. It's not proposed for that, it's a "mobile" phone man, why do we care much about that. If U want to use hi-impendence like 300/600 Ohm just put the setup on U'r desk. Or U want to bring that hi-impendence cans walking around? Well that's U'r life not ours.
On contrary if phones charge too much current/voltage may broke lower impendence cans. Too much risk as on market user tend to use low impendence (16-50 ohm) cans.
Great news! Samsung seems to be going all-in on audio this year. I hope they'll also include some good stereo speakers on their flagships too.....
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2017Yeah but htc over does it a little. It's stretched a bit too much. But that's probably because... moreDac without a powerful high current amplifier is nothing. Like a limousine with small motor. Like Mercedes S klasse with 1,6 liter motor :)))
sssssssss, 28 Feb 2017Dac wich only decodes sound from digital to analog , has nothing to do with the final stage o... moreYeah but htc over does it a little. It's stretched a bit too much. But that's probably because of the Qualcomm dac.
And the dac is easy more important than you made it sound there
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2017so you already know about the DAC inside the S8??? tell us more pal? don't you think it is g... moreDac wich only decodes sound from digital to analog , has nothing to do with the final stage of the amplification of the decoded signal. The main problem of all mobile phones is the low current of hp amplifiers, not the bloody dac. Dac is the preamplifier stage, signal processing stage. Htc is the only mobile with high voltage current amlification, able to open high impedace headphones. Learn something !!! Normal mobiles have around 2x15 mW power output. Htc 10 has 2x70 mW power output. To drive big 300 ohms headphones requires minimum 2x 500 mw power output. Real hp amplifiers have over 2x 3 watts output power. This means 6000 mw :)))
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2017Come on, those cheapo earbuds wouldn't sound good if GOD himself tuned them. Marketing bulls***.atleast they are better than the ear-pod crap supplied by apple
sssssssss, 27 Feb 2017Disagree ?? 90% of Samsung users keep their headphones sealed in the box. I buy and sell phone... moreso you already know about the DAC inside the S8???
tell us more pal?
don't you think it is gonna be better than last year.
and last years audio quality was good (not great when compared to V20 or axon 7)
hiroki totoki, 28 Feb 2017yes u are right and also samsung has an exciting feature not only in audio but also in the bat... more"battery segment which explodes the whole town in a city"
ohh i didnt read that in the news. I only saw exploded in a car or caught fire.
Mind sharing the news link ?
Apart from the screen size upgrade, their seems to be not much improvement in this year's flagships. The camera sensors seem to be the same from the S7 duo.
Orson Krennic, 27 Feb 2017LOL do you think XZ has a better DAC than the S7 edge huh? XZ (headphones) Frequency respons... moreyes u are right and also samsung has an exciting feature not only in audio but also in the battery segment which explodes the whole town in a city he he samsung fanboy first tell ur company to produce proper batteries without depending up on other brands