10-03-2012 12:49 AM
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  1. HeyCori's Avatar
    I'm a bit of an audiophile, and in the world of headphones, Beats, Bose, and the big brand names are generally as a whole considered a joke. The quality of the big brnad cans that you pay $300 for is comparable to that of a <$75 pair from a more specialized brand such as Grado, Audio-Technica, or even Sennheisers. You really do pay for the brand name, and not much else.

    That's why I'm skeptical of Beats on the 8X, while it may be a nice addition and could improve the quality compared to other devices, I'm honestly setting my expectations pretty low. I'm not sure if it even has a dedicated audio card, I'm pretty sure that MS' guidelines for WPs prohibit things like that anyways. Besides, if you REALLY want to improve the audio quality of your music, get better headphones, they account for much more than the audio player. I use the ATH M50s, and they're nothing short of excellent for the price that you pay.
    I have a pair of ATH M30s. Wanna trade? :P
    09-28-2012 11:14 PM
  2. EvanKr's Avatar
    I have a pair of ATH M30s. Wanna trade? :P
    I wouldn't give up the bass on those babies for anything! :D Highly recommended though, if you are looking to upgrade.
    09-30-2012 09:06 PM
  3. Davidkoh's Avatar
    Amp this and amp that. What really matters (which is the area where most phones fail today) is the D/A converter, without a good one it is still gonna sound crappy no matter how much power you've got. I am kind of on the fence between an 8X and a Lumia 920, unless one of them have got a better D/A converter neither of them are going to have a particular edge in the audio department.
    10-03-2012 12:49 AM
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