Originally Posted by Mr_Junesequa
manufacturers dont care...they will spend money on whatever the market demands and what will get them sales.
at samsung audio is developed as part of one of their key pillars -> innovation
however its not a focus on the phones at the moment unless the demand for it increases
Hmm I understand you can be a bit pessimistic especially after leaving them. I don't know a lot about you today but I'm suren as you're here on head-fi that you were pushing forward as much as possible to improve SQ of the products back then.
I have the chance to have contact and the confidence with a few Samsung people in the US and KOR, and I can tell things are evolving.
It takes time... a lot of time but I'm quite sure it's not a lost cause at all.
The demand of high quality audio in mobile phones is more than real.
Voodoo Sound is very popular in Korea and I can tell you they hear about it over and over. I've been told I have users and fans in the product dev teams ;)
My plan to disturb manufacturers dogmas enough to make them realize audio is not just a gimmick but has a huge impact.
Hacks & apps have an impact, reviews should have some too.
And not just for Samsung.
On XDA forums, its interesting to see that sound mods generate something like 5x more interest than screen mods.
I wouldn't have bet on that before!