Originally Posted by stevenswall
You guys are scaring me off of ever buying a smartphone if they sound as bad as all that!..
...I'll just have to wait till Cowon enters the mobile phone market, otherwise I'll have to keep two devices handy. Phone+Browser & DAP.
I would be lying if I told you I wasn't disappointed when I tried listening to tunes, but it does excel as a movie viewer and I would literally be lost without the GPS. I justified it because the phone, with discount, didn't really cost anymore than a dedicated GPS unit and it is better in a phone since you always have it with you and you never know when you might need to use it. But yes, unless my unit is simply defective, I wouldn't buy a smartphone with dreams of audio nirvana. Keep in mind that when I say the HD2's sound sucks, I am comparing it primarily with Apple Ipods which are said to be inferior to your Cowon so I REALLY don't think you would be impressed.
I do wonder if it is a hardware issue or if it is software related. Unfortunately, the internet, usually a source of vast information, doesn't seem to have a lot of info on the HD2 other than advertisements. One guy did hack Android onto his Windows Mobile HD2, but it evidently had stability issues. Now, that you've got me thinking about it, I am starting to get pissed off. I've got a perfectly good 16gb micro card doing nothing and if the HD sounded even average I could end my search for a larger player. As it stands I guess I could velcro my 6g Nano to the phone as a testament to its' lackluster audio performance.