I'm going to share my experience today:
So my friend brought this Monster Beats Solo HD to campus and I tried them on with my Asus Padfone 2. I dare say the sound is quite crappy, and I'm not even an audiophile to tell you that. It sounds flat, almost no bass, I began to think that the in-ear headphone which came with my Padfone is better than this $200 piece of ****, and I can't believe he spent almost twice the price I have mentioned in an authorized apple store.
But then I tried them on again, this time with his iPhone 5, and the difference was... Wow.
It became loud, clear, and when the bass comes out it feels like it's going to fall off my ears any second. And I start to wonder? Why does it sounds better with his iPhone than my android phone?
Was it because Beats Solo HD demands more power in which my android phone cannot afford? Then how come without the headphone plugged in, speaker on my Padfone 2 sounds twice as clear and loud as his iPhone 5? Are apple products always a better choice as a music player? I bought an extra space on my android phone with the hope that it may replace my iPod, but now it seems like a terrible idea.
This is so frustrating, I was going to buy ATH-M50 at the end of this week to pair with my android phone. What could I do to "refine" my android phone's audio? Should I experience more on which headphones will sound good with my phone and which won't? Will a portable headphone amp help at all?