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THX certification might soon come to smartphones and tablets

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THX certification might soon come to smartphones and tablets
When a piece of audio gear – a multimedia receiver, audio amplifier or a home theater speaker system, carries the THX seal of approval, you know that you have something special on your hands. You know that the audio experience you are about to get from it is going to be superior to what a run-of-the-mill boombox can deliver. But does THX certification has its place among the ranks of smartphones and tablets?

Well, apparently, it does. Rick Dean, senior vice president of THX, revealed in an one-on-one briefing with Pocket-lint that the company is to start paying more and more attention to smartphones and tablets from now on. That sure makes sense as people are increasingly getting accustomed to consuming media via their mobile devices – either on their own displays or by hooking them up to a big screen TV.

Through working along with manufacturers, THX is intending to take the multimedia experience a smartphone or a tablet can deliver to the next level. Performance can be improved by optimizing compression methods, tweaking DSP algorithms, and implementing audio restoration techniques, as Mr Dean clarified.

No details were given, however, as to when a THX-certified smartphone or tablet is expected to be announced. Perhaps, until one comes out, a smartphone equipped with Beats headphones will satisfy your cravings for superior audio?

source: Pocket-Lint

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posted on 05 Sep 2011, 10:19

1. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Sounds exciting Pun was intended

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 11:18 2

2. BLASH (unregistered)


Galaxy S with Voodoo Sound = Superior audio

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 11:38 1

3. Kyraa (unregistered)


Who cares about THX? It's a worthless badge anyway...

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 22:45 2

7. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


EXACTLY!!! THX is really only for movie theater surround systems. A THX person even told me that having THX certification on your home theater is even meaningless. So why put it on a smartphone of tablet? Completely foolish. I guess manufacturers think that because it has the THX cert that people would rather buy that phone as opposed to one that doesn't have it. But like you said... meaningless.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 12:17 3

4. IHatePhones (Posts: 99; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)


Would be the best phone turning on sound ever! I'd reset my phone just to hear the legendary THX tone.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 13:07 1

5. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


oh my... i hope it comes with a thx booting screen. that would be legend

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