I have the Note 2, and if people are saying that the note 2 sounds better than note 3 out of the box then that's quiet dissapointing. Note 2 out of the box has pitful sound output BUT once i installed voodoo/boeffla app, increased the volume, tweaked the equalizer, OH MY GOD, this speaker is amazing! Friend of mine's iphone 5 speaker is no COMPETITION when it comes to loudness and clarity. My brother has a htc one and even his speakres compared to mine DID Not sound too different (if any). I doubt my bro messed with the speaker settings on the phone since its quiet good out of the box, but once tweaked, the note 2 speakers are ridiculously good. I wanted to buy the note 3 since everything got stepped up quiet a good bit but hearing everyone complain about the speakers makes me sad
, THE HEADPHONE QUALITY IS BEAUTIFUL TOO!
I guess il just wait few more months to see what new tech comes out since their are no other good alternatives.