Hi all I've just received my first high end of IEM's a pair of Shure 535 LTD RED's. Currently using my HTC One to drive them sounds phenomenal I finally understand what everyone has been saying for years about the difference they can make. I was wondering if I should have the Beats Audio feature on my phone turned on or off not sure exactly what it does.
Just got my first high end IEM's
"Beats Audio Enhancement" on a HTC device does NOT improve Sound quality, like most people assume. This is pretty much nothing else, than just a specific Equalizer Setting.
You're lucky, i think the HTC One has one of the best audio chips of all android devices, plus a very low output impedance. i know someone, who compared his Westone UM3 with his HTC One and a Fiio X3, and only barely noticed a difference.
For pure soundquality: Let it off.
But: As long it sounds better for YOUR ears afterwards, dont hesitate to use Equalizers like the beats audio setting. I would just recommend, listening for a few days or weeks without any settings, so your ears can get used to the pure hure 535 sounding before you change it with settings. That way you know, which one you would prefer on the long run
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Thanks I appreciate the advice I will turn it of quite new to this still. Do I need to buy an Amp? currently using Player Pro app do different music apps make a difference probably sounds weird to ask.
Got a free upgrade cable bundled with them probably not the best but it has a silver end lol certainly looks nicer than the white/grayish cable that is stock. Also as it has straight plug on end it fits in my case far easier.
Edited by enapace - 1/14/14 at 4:14am
No, i dont think its worth buying an Amp.
On such devices you only need an Amp, if the device itself has a too High output impedance (for example Nexus S, that would change the Sounding too much, and maybe give something like much less bass impact than usually).
The HTC One has a very good soundchip, AND a low output impedance, so its fine^^