Shazam Encore vs SoundHound.

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  1. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Let me say this I have both apps. I loved SoundHound when the iPhone 4 came out because they updated it with retina display right away. I didn't really like the orange colors that much I'm more of a cooler color guy. Now that Shazam updated I can't help but love it more because it's a cooler color. I just wish they would take that stupid Encore thing off their app because it looks ridiculous. Which one do you like using more?
     
  2. benna macrumors regular

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    Shazam is far better than SoundHound in tagging songs. SoundHound sucks IMO. It does have some nice features though, to save a recording and tag the song later etc. It just not as efficient as Shazam is.
     
  3. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Well I actually bought the (Red) version of Shazam last year and while it's generally a good app and identifies most songs the developers seem to have abandoned it and haven't updated it since it's release. Shazam Encore however seems to have received quite a few updates which have added more features which the (Red) version doesn't have, I'm quite miffed about this so have decided to try Soundhound out for a but, I generally like the app but feel the UI is a bit cluttered, I much prefer the clean UI of Shazam, I will continue to use it for a few weeks though and see if it grows on me.
     
  4. Fuzzy.Dunlop macrumors regular

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    Shazam is an incredible piece of technology. Soundhound, not so
     
  5. draz macrumors 6502a

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    I actually prefer SoundHound than Shazam. I like that SoundHound is actively looking for the song while it is listening to it, whereas Shazam listens for a predetermined time and then finds it.

    So chances are that SoundHound finds the song faster than Shazam.
    I haven't used Shazam in a few months so maybe their latest version are more advanced, but SoundHound does find the lyrics of the song too.
     
  6. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Do you guys with the iPhone 4 have any problems with shazam encore 3.0 update crashing? When I start to tag a song it's like halfway through recording it seems like. Like the circle starts at halfway and not the beginning.
     
  7. Ever34 macrumors regular

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    Have not used shazam since I downloaded soundhound. Works great form me.
     
  8. lnferno macrumors 6502

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    I've used Shazam from the beginning, but decided to give Soundhog a try. I'm glad I did because in my experience, Soundhog does a better job tagging songs.
     
  9. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    I can't sign in to Twitter anymore using Soundhound. Probably due to the Oauth thing from Twitter?

    Oh, and I use Soundhound but have not used Shazam yet. Soundhound is fairly quick and I've never seen it not recognize a song yet.
     
  10. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Shazam is for the men and Soundhound is for the boys. Simple as that.
     
  11. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Ridiculous reply. Simple as that.
     
  12. green86 macrumors 6502

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    +1. He doesn't know what he's talking about.

    I have used both since they came out... when SoundHound was called (Midomi I think). Soundhound works much better 80% of the time. Shazam is sometimes better at recognizing certain remixes of songs, sometimes. I have both right next to each other on my first home screen, but I chose SoundHound FTW.
     
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  14. Salacion macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer MusicID. Beautiful app, and has insofar produced accurate results.
     
  15. aleni macrumors 68020

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    i prefer shazam. it does a good job for me, but yes, the encore text on the new icon sucks so bad!

    wish they take it off and call it a good day.
     
  16. ecschwarz macrumors 65816

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    I used to be firmly in the Shazam camp. I had it on my iPod touch before they went to the pay model, and thought I was grandfathered in when I restored my touch's memory to my new iPhone. Not so. I'm not against paying for apps, but the whole process seemed a bit tricky and I heard about the (RED) folks who were left out in the cold with updates. I didn't even know I had limited tagging until I ran out.

    I knew I was going to have to pay $5 for a full-blown app, so I decided to throw my cash at SoundHound and have been pretty pleased with it so far.
     
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    +1
     
  21. djgulia macrumors 6502

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    +1 Soundhound loads and tags much faster than Shazam. Currently using both of the free versions, but will eventually pay for Soundhound. Should have never installed the Shazam update.
     
  22. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    soundhound has even ID'd live songs for me (as they were played live)

    im happy with it
     
  23. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    You obviously have 0 sense of humor. Simple as that.
     
  24. chrisu91 macrumors regular

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    I also prefer SoundHound to Shazam. Shazam will not recognize live performances either.
     

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