- CrackBerry Genius
01-24-13, 03:35 PM #31
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- CrackBerry Abuser
01-24-13, 03:41 PM #32
- 359 Posts
Re: The Headphones... ?
Well, it depends on what you view as good sound. Bose has very good direct marketing but generally speaking, from an audiophile perspective Bose are not looked upon as anything but mediocre in terms of sound quality. good noice cancelling circuitry, I use a set when at home when mowing the lawn etc. but they are not known for good sound. Funny, people will spend hundreds of dollars on a phone but not spen money on good headphones. Those plastic speaker thingys that one spends $100 or more on are pretty crappy but for most they do the job cause they dont know any different.... and they don't care.
- 01-24-13, 03:51 PM #33
I guess theres a multitude of different opinions when it comes to which brand offers the INDIVIDUAL the BEST sound quality. I'm not going to comment on the negative responses towards any brand, but I do wish that the BB10 comes with a quality set of earphones to match the quality of the phone.
Edit; BOSE might not be the BEST, but it would be a great marketing tool..........IMO
- 01-24-13, 07:45 PM #34
Terrible if you're listening to any sort of music that you actually want to hear the words to. Bass is very high, and treble is very low. Also terrible for running because the cable is heavy and they keep falling out of my ears.
Yes, they are horrible and overpriced.
I personally don't care for the earphones that come with the phones. I've got my own pair of Sony earphones.
I'd rather RIM save the money and not even include a pair of earphones. It's one of the things that won't make or break a phone purchase unless the phone was marketed specifically as a mp3 phone. And I'd say for someone trying to decided between a BB10 phone vs Other phone, the last thing they'll be worried about is the earphones.
And also, stop calling them headphones! Headphones are over your head. Earphones are in your ear. AFAIK, no one ever includes headphones as an accessory for a phone! :P.
- CrackBerry User
01-25-13, 12:11 AM #37
- 53 Posts
Honestly, for someone that loves music as much as me, I really dont believe in spending a **** load of cash on ear/headphones (I save that for home/car speaker systems), I have Skullcandies (ink'd edition) and they provide great sound qualty I find, the BEST? of course not but for their price they are definitely one of the most effiective, love these things.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-25-13, 12:54 AM #38
- 379 Posts
I get that some of you guys are crazy about sound quality, but thats not even close to what this thread is about. The sound quality of stock headphones is going to sound 'wrong' to anyone who cares a lot about sound, and since all you guys have your own headphones already, why do you care what comes in the box? No matter what RIM isn't going to have somehow found the cheat-codes to give you $100 sound from a $6 pair of cans.
As for the rest of us in the unwashed masses, the important thing is comfort. The difference between one brand of headphones and another isn't obvious nor is it worth thinking too hard about. The question is can you comfortably wear the headphones for eight hours at a time?
- CrackBerry Genius
01-25-13, 04:08 AM #39
- 3,640 Posts
Since people are throwing out names for better headphones, if you look past shure then you should think again.
- CrackBerry Addict
01-25-13, 04:22 AM #41
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im currently using NuForce NE-700M, i think they're pretty nice (there's also the 700X-version, but this one doesn't have a microphone, so i bought the M-version)
unfortunately.. after about 8 months they stopped working (like 2 weeks ago), i'll send them back and i will either get a refund or the new and better 700M-version which will be available sometime this month
i hate the headphone cable/cords though...it's so annoying
beats headphones obviously are pretty bad, but there's one thing which is pretty decent about them: the cable - it doesn't annoy the **** out of you.... on the other hand: it's pretty heavy too, which sucks.
i wish there were GOOD in-ears with beats-like cable/cords, but at the same time the cable had to be light so they won't fall out every 10 seconds or hurt
oh and btw:
i intended to stay away from over-ears, but i think i might give them a try now, obviously not going to be beats
anyone have any suggestions? should not have a very long cable, since i intend to use them outside as well (so maybe a coiled-cable?)
+ maybe a little microphone positioned at the cable? (not talking about a gaming-headset)
im told the ath-m50 are pretty good, but they don't have a microhpone (if im correct)
(not 100% sure if i actually want a microphone for my over-ears)
- 01-25-13, 07:34 AM #43
- CrackBerry User
01-25-13, 09:31 AM #45
- 40 Posts
- 01-25-13, 10:11 AM #47
My $20 Skull Candy headphones that I bought from Radio Shack will plug into this phone just fine and sound great to me. I don't care if RIM puts headphones in at all because I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of people don't make their smartphone buying decisions based on the headphones supplied with the phone.
- 01-25-13, 11:22 AM #50
in actual fact I liked the sound one of their BB's produced through it's speakers, if you put your hands close to them you would high the ranges including the base, the reset of their devices sounded tiny. I am surprised that RIM didn't continue building phones with amazing speakers.
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