03-13-2014 02:47 PM
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  1. undulose's Avatar
    Hello, fellow Lumians. I just want to ask if the earphones that comes with the Lumia 1520 package deliver sound with good quality (especially if you can hear the bass part in most songs). I have Phillips earphones since the end of June 2013 and it still works nicely. My only problem here is that it's blue and my Lumia's glossy red. I also have a Nexus 7 with a red carbon-fiber skin so the Lumia earphones will look nicely with my gadgets. I haven't touched my phablet's earphones yet.

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    01-05-2014 02:16 AM
  2. Jorlon's Avatar
    I'm not sure mine came with any earphones.
    01-05-2014 02:18 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    How about trying the earphones you got with your 1520 and letting us know how they sound to you? I've always liked reading reviews of products from regular users, not just tech bloggers.
    01-05-2014 02:28 AM
  4. HyperMatrix's Avatar
    The headphones it comes with are actually quite terrible if you care about audio quality at all. Sound much worse than the ones the ones that came with my iPhone. Which is sad, because the design of the headphone is amazing. Sticks in my ear canal very well! The overall sound is just rather "tinny," lacks clarity, and lacks the deeper bass of the iPhone headphones. It's what I'd expect from a free headphone. And the only free ones that are better, that I've tested so far have been the newly designed apple ones. If you want good rich bass with medium level audio clarity, get the $99 beats in ear headphones. If you want a step above, get some monster turbine pro gold ones for better quality audio while maintaining heavier bass.
    01-05-2014 02:34 AM
  5. undulose's Avatar
    The headphones it comes with are actually quite terrible if you care about audio quality at all. Sound much worse than the ones the ones that came with my iPhone. Which is sad, because the design of the headphone is amazing. Sticks in my ear canal very well! The overall sound is just rather "tinny," lacks clarity, and lacks the deeper bass of the iPhone headphones. It's what I'd expect from a free headphone. And the only free ones that are better, that I've tested so far have been the newly designed apple ones. If you want good rich bass with medium level audio clarity, get the $99 beats in ear headphones. If you want a step above, get some monster turbine pro gold ones for better quality audio while maintaining heavier bass.
    Thanks for the reply! I may not probably use it after all.

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    01-05-2014 06:25 AM
  6. undulose's Avatar
    How about trying the earphones you got with your 1520 and letting us know how they sound to you? I've always liked reading reviews of products from regular users, not just tech bloggers.
    There's our answer from the previous comment. ☺

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    01-05-2014 06:25 AM
  7. undulose's Avatar
    I've changed my mind. I think I'll go with my phone earphones until it doesn't work properly. Mehe.

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    01-05-2014 09:50 AM
  8. mozman68's Avatar
    Mine didn't come with any earphones...I'm going all out and getting a pair of the new Bose in ear noise canceling headphones.
    01-05-2014 11:51 AM
  9. undulose's Avatar
    Mine didn't come with any earphones...I'm going all out and getting a pair of the new Bose in ear noise canceling headphones.
    Wooah I'm sorry for you guys. Where did you get your Lumias?

    Anyway, the earphones will pass for your average listener.

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    01-06-2014 06:24 AM
  10. mozman68's Avatar
    AT&T store...maybe I should take a closer look in the box...
    01-06-2014 06:28 AM
  11. AR2186's Avatar
    AT&T store...maybe I should take a closer look in the box...
    US carriers tend not to provide earphones, with the exception of the iPhone and, from my personal experience, GSIII. It's a minor cost, but they subsidize it so they cut it out.
    01-06-2014 07:17 AM
  12. undulose's Avatar
    Oh, so that's why. I bought the international version. If I'm in the US, I would have bought an unlocked Moto X. :3

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    01-06-2014 08:07 AM
  13. Old_Cus's Avatar
    AT&T store...maybe I should take a closer look in the box...
    The AT&T version doesn't come with earphones. (I'm using my Samsung's).
    01-06-2014 09:03 AM
  14. Lundon44's Avatar
    My opinion is slightly different. I on other hand very much enjoy using the headphones that came with my 1520 (also the international model). I personally found the sounds to be pretty good for headphones bundled with the phone. I've used iPhone headphones and personally didn't like those in comparison. Though I do own a few more high end headphones when I really care about quality and bass. I own one pair of inner ear Sennheiser CX 300-II Precision headphones which I find delivers a little more bass and sound quality over the stock Lumia ones. Then when I'm in the mood for even more bass I toss on my Sony MDR-X800 ExtraBass over-ear headphones I picked up for $99. Amazing sound considering you have to spend near $300 for comparative bass from Beats. But if you care more about looks then I'd spend the extra few hundred and go for Beats.
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    01-06-2014 11:44 AM
  15. undulose's Avatar
    Oh, we have the same type of things we want to listen. Are you a guitarist too?

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    01-06-2014 04:25 PM
  16. jmerrey's Avatar
    I got the included earbuds with my international 1520, but not with my AT&T 1520. Single button, decent sound quality. I tweaked the audio settings (equalizer) quite a bit though. They are yellow like my phone however, which is pretty nice.

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    01-06-2014 06:13 PM
  17. mozman68's Avatar
    I actually went through my box again...no headphones in the US, AT&T branded box. Just the phone, charger and sim removal tool.
    01-06-2014 07:13 PM
  18. mozman68's Avatar
    Decided to go with the Jaybird Bluebuds X's after seeing the folks on here do an interview with them at CES last week. Bluetooth and designed for active use without having the full over the hear hooks. I tried to shake them out even after having them in hanging on the back of my neck and they worked great. Will be perfect at the gym or when I'm on my bike.

    Now I just need my incipio case to arrive this week from Amazon so I can attach the Rokhard universal mount to it.
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    01-12-2014 04:37 PM
  19. Brian Richman's Avatar
    I got the included earbuds with my international 1520, but not with my AT&T 1520. Single button, decent sound quality. I tweaked the audio settings (equalizer) quite a bit though. They are yellow like my phone however, which is pretty nice.
    So by having to do some heavy tweaking to the EQ settings, to get a decent sound, are you really telling us that they are actually not all that good?

    Think about it - "Good" headphones should not need much EQ at all, should they?
    01-12-2014 07:36 PM
  20. jmerrey's Avatar
    So by having to do some heavy tweaking to the EQ settings, to get a decent sound, are you really telling us that they are actually not all that good?

    Think about it - "Good" headphones should not need much EQ at all, should they?
    Did I say they were good? I said decent after much EQ tweaking. I would never recommend anyone spend a dime on the included ear buds that I received.

    I will say that I use an EQ for all my headphones, when available. I'm not an audiophile, I only care if it sounds good to my ears.
    01-12-2014 09:07 PM
  21. undulose's Avatar
    Hey, my opinion about the earphones changed for a while. They are a little above average! I was surprised when I heard the bass part on the BG sound of the game that I was playing awhile ago.

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    01-28-2014 08:03 AM
  22. Lundon44's Avatar
    The headphones are decent for bundled headphones. My only complaint is that I feel the audio volume could go a little higher. Unfortunately, I had to buy an iPod (yes, buying an Apple product is something I thought I would never admit to) just to put these new headphones I bought to better use. I felt like the volume on the 1520 should go to 40 based on the audio level it pumps out at 30. In my opinion it seems like level 30 on the 1520 is about the equivalent to 70-75% volume on the iPod Nano.
    01-28-2014 06:32 PM
  23. undulose's Avatar
    Wow, that's deafening!!!! My limit is only 15 for my 1520! But I use my Nokia 107 now for music so I ca reserve my 1520's storage for pictures and videos.

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    01-29-2014 06:03 PM
  24. crgsibaja's Avatar
    I got the included earbuds with my international 1520, but not with my AT&T 1520. Single button, decent sound quality. I tweaked the audio settings (equalizer) quite a bit though. They are yellow like my phone however, which is pretty nice.

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    I have the international edition and include the earphones, and the Dolby digital sound it is amazing!
    02-03-2014 05:43 PM
  25. wandraaa's Avatar
    I've tried the bundled earphones, and I think it sounds quite good. The bass is VERY boomy. I tried it using my Cowon Z2 though. But I must admit it's a bit heavy to drive, I must increase the volume beyond my usual habit just to get the same volume as my UE 900. Compared to it, despite in clarity, imaging, and separation they are on whole different level, I still can enjoy myself using the bundled one. Honestly, I've never intended to use it until my UE 900 broke :(. One little problem is fitting it in my little ear hole, although I haven't switch the tips, hehe.
    03-13-2014 06:31 AM
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