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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zim2704, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. zim2704

    zim2704 Well-Known Member
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    Ok so I don't own an Epic but have thought about jumping from verizon to sprint for their superior 3g coverage in my area. The only phone that interests me is the Epic so I have been reading alot of forums and reviews. I have heard that the samsung is supposed to have great quality through the 3.5mm(i think because of some pre-amp or dedicated part of the processor...i'm no expert and cant remember what i read and where).

    I haven't really seen to many comments about the audio quality from the 3.5mm headset jack and also the exterior speaker loudness and quality. Coming from the Original moto-droid it has the best external speaker on any other phone i've owned thus far but sub-par 3.5mm headset jack quality/loudness.

    Can anybody give me some of their personal opinions on how they think the Epic external speaker matches up to the original moto-droid and how about the quality/loudness out of the 3.5mm. Thanks
     

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  2. Eazail70x7

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    So far, it seems pretty loud and clear. I need to test it again but its charging right now
     
  3. iboombastic

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    Oh I believe you are speaking about the virtual 5.1 Surround.
     
  4. go2car

    go2car New Member
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    my honest opinion is that the phone speaker, in general, is sort of 'loud.'

    ... i haven't tried the headphones for music too much, but when i'm on a call, it's usually near, or at, it's lowest level.

    not sure if that helps or not.

    ...however, i *am* concerned about the phone's inability to run some nice audio apps... (ie., RTA) without either crashing, or being plagued by little popping sounds (barely audible) after opening one... :/

    i'm really hoping 2.2 will help... but i'm probably just naive.
     
  5. homeslice

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    For me both the headphone jack and external speaker are very loud and clear. The external speaker is probably the best I've heard from a phone.
     
  6. flonkas

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    I use the external speaker daily and its extremely loud. Best speaker on any phone. When it comes to the 3.5mm, I use skullcandy earphones and with my ipod touch the volume can get about %25 louder then the epic.
     
  7. Eazail70x7

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    The Epic is really good in its audio output (both over speaker and earphones). I have been extremely impressed with it thus far. I use the ear buds that came with the phone and was watching some youtube videos the other night while listening through them. I was literally blown away with how good it sounded! I think some of the HD youtube videos may have been playing in 5.1 surround sound (not sure). In any case, the sound was very captivating.
     
  8. alex94z

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    It sounds good through earbuds, but I am not happy with how it sounds in my car. I have invested over $1000 in audio equipment and I also have an Ipod touch to compare it to. The Ipod sounds alot more clear, highs are clear and crisp, bass is tight. The Epic sounds flat, bass sounds mushy. I have played with my cars equalizer and also downloaded the MixZing app for the Epic because it comes with an equalizer. So far I cannot make the Epic sound as good as the Ipod touch in the car.

    To do the comparison, i used the same MP3 file and both using their 3.5mm jacks into my cars aux in 3.5mm jack.
     
  9. aznmode

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    To me the speaker was loud and the 5.1 surround using the 3.5 jack sounded great. Not exceptionally loud but sounded great.
     
  10. gme109

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    How do you get the earphones to work? I can't get them to work for Youtube or when using the phone. I would think they'd work by merely plugging them in, but I guess not.

    Update:

    Another Epic has to go BACK!!!!!!

    Contacted Sprint technical support and the ear bud should work by simply plugging it in.

    This will be my fourth.

    Final update:

    Well this is embarrassing. Went storming into the Sprint store to return my phone, and the guy behind the counter wanted to check it out first. I knew I had screwed up, when he forced the headphone jack ALL the way in. I had pushed it in and applied as much force as I felt comfortable with, but it wast enough, the jack needs to be fully plugged in. Duh!
     

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