1. fernandomagelan's Avatar
    I'm spending some time testing and comparing the speaker quality and overall performance and I think the Z30 is still a king in that matter.
    The Z30 sounds deeper with more bass on both - equaliser off, and "Rock".

    Can someone rum few tests as well?

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    10-18-14 01:15 PM
  2. H4zN's Avatar
    it's true. Z30's acoustic is a lot better! But that's just the way it is

    Sent from my Squared Monstrosity!
    10-18-14 01:16 PM
  3. playbookster's Avatar
    They are actually the exact same speakers as in the z30 but placed on the bottom. It probably doesnt sound as good because of the way the z30 had its speakers angled. When laying the z30 on a hard surface it really makes it sound great, the passport speakers arent positioned in the same way so the sound doesnt bounce off anything to amplify it.
    Last edited by playbookster; 10-18-14 at 03:31 PM.
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    10-18-14 01:19 PM
  4. bluetroll's Avatar
    Still better than most phones out there. Most Samsung phones included.

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    10-18-14 01:24 PM
  5. fernandomagelan's Avatar
    They are actually the exact same speakers as in the z30 but placed on the bottom. It probably doesnt sound as good because of the way the z30 had its speakers angled. When laying the z30 on a hard surface it really makes it sound great, the passport speakers arent positioned in the same way so the sound doesnt bounce off anything to amplify it.


    I was about to say that I don't believe the speakers are different, but I don't think the difference is due to the speakers position and angle.
    Z30 sounds deeper with more bass no matter of position, angle or surface.

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    10-18-14 01:26 PM
  6. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    Still better than most phones out there. Most Samsung phones included.

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    Samsung are the some of the worst, and for sure, THE WORST in the flagship line up. Not only the speakers are mediocre, they put it now in the back of the device, (they even changed it for the back in the new note 4). If you put the phone for example over a bed, the sound gets all muffled
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    10-18-14 01:29 PM
  7. dejanh's Avatar
    I'm spending some time testing and comparing the speaker quality and overall performance and I think the Z30 is still a king in that matter.
    The Z30 sounds deeper with more bass on both - equaliser off, and "Rock".

    Can someone rum few tests as well?

    Posted via CB10
    Yeah, I agree with this. The Z30 had nice, clean sound with better lows and just sounded richer across the whole spectrum (as much as that can apply to a phone). The Passport sounds flat and hollow, and there is a noticeable reverb to the sound.

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    10-18-14 02:43 PM
  8. whatsever's Avatar
    I think the Passport speakers are better but you can use the equalizer to get more base

    I just played Nick cave Push the sky away and the cure album seventeen second and it's good. I hear crystal beter quality in sound but i agree the raw base on the Z30 is different.
    10-18-14 03:38 PM
  9. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Z30s are just spaced more and seem to have a little (tiny) resonating cavity from the removable back cover. Even so, the Passport sounds a bit crisper,.. not sure why... placebo effect perhaps.

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    10-18-14 03:51 PM
  10. RigoMonster's Avatar
    Still a rookie on the Passport, but hoping you can tell me how to adjust the equalizer. Can't find that option. Thanks!

    Posted with my Passport via CB10
    10-20-14 07:15 PM
  11. joewoo's Avatar
    I wish I could use a Z30 on att
    10-20-14 08:04 PM
  12. Mr2KiEu's Avatar
    I wish I could use a Z30 on att
    You can. I am using a Z30 STA100-2 on AT&T, getting 4G everywhere. Only difference between the STA100-2 and STA100-5 is that you may rarely get LTE in some locations.

    BTW, I'm selling my 4 month old Z30 Black, just in case you are interested. I upgraded to the Passport.
    10-22-14 04:01 AM
  13. scrapmetal58's Avatar
    Still a rookie on the Passport, but hoping you can tell me how to adjust the equalizer. Can't find that option. Thanks!

    Posted with my Passport via CB10
    In the music app, play a song, then go in the overflow menu (3 vertical dots).

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    10-22-14 04:06 AM
  14. f0xG3's Avatar
    The Z30 has three speakers to boot! Does the Passport only have two?

    Z30 | Z30STA100-2/10.3.0.1418 | Globe PH
    10-22-14 04:08 AM
  15. tp2386's Avatar
    The Z30 has three speakers to boot! Does the Passport only have two?

    Z30 | Z30STA100-2/10.3.0.1418 | Globe PH
    The passport has 3 for sure. 2 on the bottom, and 1 on the top. You sure the Z30 has 3? I thought it only had 2.

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    10-22-14 04:13 AM
  16. f0xG3's Avatar
    Two Bottom one Top. Though the Bottom speakers are placed near each other so it can be seen as one long speaker.

    Z30 | Z30STA100-2/10.3.0.1418 | Globe PH
    10-22-14 04:42 AM
  17. Deckard79's Avatar
    Had the Z30 until last Friday, and now a Passport owner. In my opinion, the Z30 speaker output sounds fuller (more bass) whilst the Passport has far more emphasis on highs and less in the way of bass.

    However, the Passport exhibits less distortion.

    Overall, the Z30 output sounds superior.

    Posted via CB10
    10-22-14 04:47 AM
  18. houstoncheng's Avatar
    I currently have both and agree that the Z30 sounds more pleasant overall.

    Posted via CB10
    10-22-14 06:52 AM
  19. TJ DM's Avatar
    Oh, there's a thread on this.

    I totally agree that the Z30 sounds better. Maybe because of the "fuller" range having a significant low end. I actually missed the sounds coming out of my Z30. But there's one thing I noticed on the passport. It's clearer on voices. The voice shines and is crisp and detailed. But that's about it. It's just much fuller on the Z30. I think the placement of the speakers on the Z30 produced significant stereo imaging of the sound.

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.0.1418
    10-22-14 01:07 PM
  20. Warlack's Avatar
    As far as I can tell, the Z30 speaker seem to be different to the ones in the Passport.

    The sound is way more pleasant on the Z30, but I have to say that the ear piece is amazing on the Passport

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.1.632 and Passport with the same version
    10-22-14 01:17 PM

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