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  1. Nodzarf

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    So will the Beats Audio only work with their line of headphones? Will it work with other brands? When Beats audio was first mentioned being on this phone with their ear plugs I was thinking the plugs came with the phone. Anyone have a clue?
     

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    "Beats" me....
     
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    almost certain it will work with any headphones.
     
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    The earbuds DO come with the phone. You can use any headphones with the phone but plugging Beats headphones in to the phone will automatically access a special beats audio profile. For example if you plug in beats headphones you will see a "beats activated" logo pop up and if you plug in other headphones nothing pops up but you can still hear the music.
     
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    I hear if you plug in the Beats earbuds in a Beats capable phone while playing "Beat it" while beating it....you'll get zapped into a 4th dimension.
     
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    Don't do it, it's a trap. You end up getting molested with Beat It playing in the background. Not cool!
     
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    Just take a horse tranquilizer lollipop with you, throw it in one direction, and run the other way....


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    LOL!
     
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    audio engineer here.... don't buy the phones for beats. it is just a marketing ploy. if you want good ear buds, just poney up a bunch of cash for good IEMs.
     
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    THIS! The only things "beats" does is automatically adjust the built in EQ to predefined settings...
     
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    Ditto. IMO for total price to performance ratio, the Klipsch s4 buds are best. There are a little better sounding buds, but you have to pay a lot more as well. My s4 buds sound as good as my 3X more expensive IEs :) ........ :( ;)


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    The one slight negative is the s4 buds are 18ohm and the IEs are 13ohm (lowest in the industry I think), so takes a little more juice to push them to same volume (battery life). A lot of folks buy buds with 20ohm or higher ratings and wonder why the volume is low. The wildest thing seeing people using cans (full size headphones = higher ohm ratings) with portable audio. Wild.
     
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    Those are the same set of earphones I have. I actually got on some weird bud-earphone thing there for a few months.

    My $99 sony earbuds (great earbuds considering Sony's not the powerhouse it once was) were going out after 10+ years so I went to a website that advertises great prices. They had some Monster Turbine earphones on sale for $79 (Local Best Buy has them for $180 or so). When I got the package, OMG that box was heavy as hell for earbuds. I read the reviews and everyone said that the sound wasn't fantastic and they are too heavy to workout in. So they stayed in the box for about 4 months until I threw them on Ebay.

    A few months later I go and see that they have S4s on sale for $50 online. So I went ahead and bought 2 of them and they're the first set of headphones that sound about as good as the old Sony headphones that I bought back 10+ years ago.

    The "Beats" is definitely a gimmick. If I get the phone I'll probably post the headphones on E-bay. I'm sure some poor schmuck will see "OMG Beats earphones for $$$$" Who knows maybe I'll get 1/2 my money back on this phone....
     
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    that's actually not a bad idea.... :)
     
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    Sad thing is I expected the Rezound to drop in price quickly, since the branding they are using for the Rezound probably is not going to resonate with the people paying $300. I expect the Razr and Nexus (if 32gb version) to dominate and the Rezound to suffer the same quick discount fate as the LG Revolution.

    Catch is, HTC eats more margin due to the Beats bundled in with the phone. Ouch.
     
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    There's no telling. I'm sure HTC told Monster that they'd benefit from the extra advertising, and that having their crappy merchandise inventory moved by the phone. Just think how many "Beats" headphones are going to move from the phone being sold alone.

    I must admit though, I'm curious to see hear the difference between the beats earphones and any run of the mill earphones plugged into the phone.

    The sad part is even if the earphones are outstanding plugged into the phone, it's all for naught if the battery life sucks so bad that you can't even get in a workout with the phone as your MP3 player because you're afraid the battery will run out before you get home from the gym.
     
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    I've used stereo bluetooth far too long to consider going back to any wired set.. no matter what the quality. I'm buying early so I can have my ad on ebay first.
     
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    I am a very musically oriented person so I know exactly what you mean TxGoat but at the same time I have to say it seems kinda silly/unrealistic of ANYONE who has done even a little research on this phone and knows they are going to be pushing it(meaning using it as an mp3 player, for work, and surfing the internet a lot at 4G LTE mind you) and not expect to get a spare battery for it. I mean don't get me wrong yes I definitely want the best battery life I can possibly have for this thing but I already know what I plan on doing with it so if am ok with spending $600 for this phone out of contract I think I can pony up $29-49(regular or extended) for an extra battery so I can abuse/enjoy my phone as much as i want to with little worry about if it's going to die on me. Everyone has a different point of view and that's fine but we all have a general idea of what will be great and what may be lacking with our potential new phones(Rezound,G-Nex, Razr) so why not be smart and prep for it.
     
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    I bet you that within the 1st week of the Rezound's release you'll see at least 2 threads about poor battery life....:p
     
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    At this point with people already having their minds made up before it's even released I can totally see people complaining if they are averaging just under a days use. Some prophecies tend to be self-fulfilling.
     
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    I think all three of these new devices will have plenty of those kind of posts. Just need the new phone pixie dust to leave their eyes first ;)
     
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    LOL....AWESOME! That's one way to take some of the sting out of the price. As for me unless they sound incredibly bad I will be keeping mine since I have no ear buds at the moment. I have been thinking about getting some over the ear headphones but that's going to have to wait until I recover from buying this and of course Christmas is right around the corner so I'm gonna be broke for a while..lol.
     
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    I have a pair of Jaybirds which are bluetooth sport earphones. I used to use them with my iPhone because I know how picky Apple can be with their water exposure warranty claims. I never was completely sold on the sound but considering they were sweat resistant, and most importantly only hung on my ears and didn't have a cord I didn't mind the trade-off.

    In the picture of those earphones, you see control buttons and I hope that's how they come for the Rezound. I still keep looking at the Razr though, it just looks sexier than the Rezound. At this point, I think the GN is out of the running. ICS is about the only big feature it has over the Rezound and the Razr.
     
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    For some reason I just don't like the way the Razr looks at all. I mean spec wise it's a nice phone and I like the fact that it has kevlar on the back, but it just looks way to square to me and I know thin is in when it comes to phones but GEEZ! It looks sickly it's so thin. It doesn't look like it would fit comfortably in the hand. At least not my hands...lol. Now the second part of what I quoted I couldn't agree with you more on. The GN is a decent phone but the only reason people want it is for the OS. If it were going to be the ONLY phone with ICS then I could see that being as a big deal but to me(and I want to stress it's just my opinion) picking a phone that I know I wouldn't get if it didn't have that OS and knowing that it will only have that advantage for a few months just puts it out in the no go category for me. Not to mention no matter how good a new OS, when it's first released there will ALWAYS be bugs. Sometimes big ones sometimes small ones, but hopefully those bugs will be fixed by the time the Rezound is updated. Either way I'm sure I will be so caught up playing with my new toy I won't mind waiting a little.
     
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    You should go to Verizon to check out the Razr, it's already on display. A few guys have already gone to see it and claim it feels real nice in the hands. The thunderbolt looks like the Rezound and I don't know if it's just me but I've grown a little tired of HTC's look overall. The Thunderbolt has some plastic that looks kind of cheap IMO, and I'd even say that the iPhone with the metal edge looks sharper than the Thunderbolt. I think the Rezound's plastic looks a little cheap as well based on the pics. But as you said, appearance is subjective and maybe I'm just judging the Rezound because of all the headaches the Thunderbolt has given me. I have less than 7 days to decide though....I may go tomorrow to my Verizon store and see how the Razr looks in person.
     
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