Video shows consumers comparing their headset to the HTC USonic earbuds

Inside the box with the HTC U11 handset comes the manufacturer's USonic earbuds. These have a number of features that you won't find on many headsets. First, the USonic scans your ears to find the best output level for you. The first time you plug in the earbuds, you are prompted to set up an audio profile. You can turn the personal audio profile on or off by going to Settings and tapping on the HTC USonic on/off switch.

Based on your personal audio profile, the USonic earbuds will adjust to the sound level around you. While you are using the them to listen to a video or some music, you can have loud and annoying ambient noises disappear like magic.

HTC released a video yesterday that shows consumers trying out the USonic earbuds and comparing them to the headset they currently employ. While no words are spoken during the video, HTC says that the smiles on the faces of those with the USonic in their ears "speak volumes" about the accessory. The manufacturer says that this is especially true when you compare the smiles with the dour expressions on the same faces when they are using their own equipment.

What is interesting about this promo is the negative reaction to it by viewers who viewed it on YouTube. Again, we have often referred to marketing as one of the biggest issues HTC has. Does this video make you want to try the USonic earbuds on the HTC U11? Take a look at it by clicking on the video at the top of the story and then drop us a comment in the box below.

source: HTC

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1. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Between these and the hkm by Samsung in S8 which are better?

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

dont know about hkm but the AKG S8 is using is average.

3. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I haven't tried these, but trust me, the AKG headphones are above average at best, they're not loud at all, and the sound is almost as flat as the regular earphones​ that come with phones these days.

11. rubyonrails3

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

HTC USonic sounds way better, AKG feels normal headphones nothing feels special but Sonic give you sound stage. my comparison is between watching TV series and Movies. Also bass is stronger on USonic headphones.

4. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

HTC be paying people to lie in comments and now fake youtube videos too.

5. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Agreed that video was ridiculous, if that was the real reaction those people are mental.. Sennheiser FTW!

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

It certainly is not just Sennheiser FTW. It's AudioTechnica, Fostex, Vsonic, AKG, Beyerdynamic, Grado, Hifiman and many others as well ;) That HTC ad was realy laughable and probably on realy tight budget.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Chi-fi is awesome for those on ultra tight budgets e.g. Xiaomi/1More, Superlux, VE, Tennmak, KZ, K's, TY, ... You can get $5 earphones that are on par/better than the typical earphones bundled with smartphones

9. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

yea right.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Nothing beats my v-moda crossfade m-100. It's the ultimate headphone.

10. liggerz87

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

they are really good ear phones but I prefer my sennheiser cx475 and the akg ones by Samsung are OK

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