While we get to spend a little extra quality time with both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ before fully and properly reviewing the “Infinity Display” flagship phones, Pocketnow senior editor Juan Carlos Bagnell thought it important to kick off the real-world analysis and conversation with all the necessary audio tests and examinations.

That includes an in-depth look at possibly 2017’s best smartphone accessory offered right out the box at no additional charge over the S8’s already extravagant recommended retail price. It’s a pair of premium AKG earbuds that don’t exactly give off the nicest first impression.

But they’re manufactured by Harman, a high-tech sound specialist recently acquired by Samsung, so you probably know or at least suspect what lies under the sporty design of these wired in-ear headphones.

In a nutshell, very colorful music playback, full bass, bright highs and an all-around great value add-on proposition for an all-around great phone. Of course, if you compare the Galaxy S8’s bundled AKG earphones with others available for $150 or $200 on their own, or the LG V20’s complimentary B&O Play model, you might be left feeling a tad underwhelmed. At the end of the day however, Samsung definitely deserves a thumbs up here.

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).

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