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Feature: HTC One BoomSound Review

3.0By Reuben Levine April 26, 2013 07:16 PM

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Feature: HTC One BoomSound Review

BoomSound is one of the HTC's new innovations for the HTC One. It's also another feature that sounds more than a little gimmicky. A while back HTC released an infographic detailing BoomSound and how they want to take audio quality in a new direction. They hope to accomplish this with the HTC One.

BoomSound isn't an adjustable option for the One; it's the very essence of how the phone reproduces sound. It's not like the Beats Audio option, which can be switched on and off, for example. 

It's no secret that phone audio quality is pretty terrible. Even if you enjoy streaming Pandora through your phone's speakers, you should be able to recognize that the sound leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately, BoomSound is almost what HTC had previously promised. 

That is to say, it's possibly the best sounding phone we've ever heard.

Compared to an iPhone 5, the One is the winner here. It's worth noting that even though the sound quality is above-par, it's still a phone. In most cases BoomSound is capable of replacing small portable speakers, especially if you have Beats Audio activated.

With Beats Audio activated, the One puts more emphasis on the low-ends, which leaves the mids and highs in a bit of a bind. If you're looking for more natural sound reproduction it would be best to leave the option off. Beats tends to make products for bass-heads, and this isn't too far from that.

So, yes, BoomSound is a real thing that sounds pretty great. It's not going to replace any audiophile equipment, though it could possibly take the place of low-end speakers or headphones. It's currently the best way to listen to music when compared to other devices out there -- headphones, of course, being the absolute preferred method when it comes to getting the best quality. 

It's refreshing to see a company take strides at attempting to increase audio quality in a smartphone, as it's a field that has only seen small increases in the past. Hopefully BoomSound will galvanize the competition to also make innovations in their audio reproduction.


 
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