07/08/2011, 02:08 PM
I know that the beats headsets are not that great, but when compared to the other headsets available in places like best buy and walmart, they sound pretty good. Best buy has managed to get some of the lower end Seinnheiser headsets in, but even in that price point the beats are pretty comparable.
Even when you start comparing the beats audio hardware components to other external hardware amps the beats are going lose. Beats is not really audiophile quality, but it is a step up.
As far as audiophilehd and other apps that play flac and other lossless formats, that is great, and I do have audiophilehd on my TP. What I am getting at though, is why didn't HP include support for other lossless formats out of the box?
My point was/is if HP is going to market the Beats audio as improved audio, and try to draw that music loving crowd, why not do it right? Why not have a better then average headset available for purchase in the store? Best Buy carries Seinnheiser and Etymotic, but only for apple products. Why not support more lossless formats for audio natively? Right now not only do I have to use a 3rd party music player but also a 3rd party tool to sync my music as HPPlay does not support enough codecs. That and their marketing partner Beats does not even make a headset that works with their product.
I know I am ranting again. It is just hard to see HP doing so many things wrong, or missing opportunity's to take it to the next level. Awesome sounding beats audio built in, nothing to go with it; advertising as being a business first tablet but not having video out capabilities (even just for projecting presentations,) not even the kindle app working on launch.
I love WebOS and as an IT engineer I love HP servers, etc. I just feel like HP has dropped the ball on this. I am just hoping they are paying attention.