I am just having no luck with any Verizon people. I paid $249 for a phone, the guy who activated it tried opening the back beside the groove so the plastic there was messed up by his nail and the charging port had a nick from day 1. I called Verizon customer service with a problem missing calls and she told me to take it in and get it replaced. I went to Verizon store phone was purchased from and told them what customer service said and he told me they just tell you that to get you in the store. That guy should lose his job.
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Any time you have an extra process going it is going to use more battery. If you were to install DSP to the phone and use it the main CPU would do 100 percent of the processing and, yes, use more battery. You'd probably be better off just letting the secondary internal hardware do beats processing if you wanted to save battery but still have some sort of augmented sound.
But I'm not trying to get into which is better DSP or Beats. That's a personal preference issue that will never be won. I just wanted to point out that he was incorrect earlier in saying that it is entirely software based. It is not. There is indead some "beats optimized internal hardware" that does some extra processing of the audio to take a small bit of burden off the main cpu.
The extra battery drain isn't very significant. You'll just notice it showing up in your battery usage graph.
But beats can be turned on and off at will when using the stock music crapp. (yeah I said that) Pull down your notification bar and see.