Sprint Product Ambassadors: HTC Bolt and BoomSound Adaptive Audio
The Bolt is already the fastest phone on the market when considering download speeds, but it's cool three-channel carrier aggregation isn't the only trick up its sleeve. It comes with a really nice and innovative pair of earbuds that are surely unique in what they do.They listen.
They listen to what the inside of your ear chamber sounds like, and also listens to ambient noises outside of your ear. It listens, and it thinks.It analyzes the data it gathers from listening, and then contours the playback sound to fit your ears and your environment.Of course, the headphones alone can't accomplish this processing, they need the computer on the Bolt itself to do it, which is in part why these one of a kind ear buds have a USB-C connector.There aren't any other ports on this phone, but it is water resistant, and having only one port makes it easier to seal.
How does it sound? Awesome and natural.The Bolt uses the same class-leading powerful headphone amp from the HTC 10, and its superior 24 bit digital to analog converter.If music is important to you, you need to put this phone on your list.
The included earbuds have a 13mm driver, which is substantially larger than the usual 8 or 9mm diameter driver. Obviously, a larger driver allows for more bass, but it's not just that simple.These are not boomy headphones.The larger driver allows them to effortlessly recreate the bass that's in your music, but it does it without distortion in any frequency.The larger size makes it easier to playback natural sounding music, and the powerful amp on the Bolt is happy to push the over-sized drivers.That's not to say these are uncomfortable, because they feel great.They stay put and don't hurt.
Of course, you may already have a favorite pair of headphones that were made with a 3.5mm plug. Don't worry, HTC has you covered.Buy the phone from Sprint now, save your receipt; and you'll be able to order a free USB-C to 3.5mm adapter online soon.But really, you are going to enjoy these BoomSound ear buds.So nice.
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