As we were having dinner, I was playing my music in the background. I was able to listen to music and catching conversation without any disturbances to either. Nobody noticed I was playing music. There are great big differences from my old RAZR max HD and my Turbo. This Turbo is great. I didn't burn much battery at all. From a full charge it went down to 94% in 2 hours of usage. It was all display usage mostly. That includes downloading mail and some text messages as well. The sound was clear and concise. I thought the volume could have been a little bit higher but that could be because of my tinnitus. This is the best setup I ever had and I wish I would have gotten the Turbo earlier. Again, kudos and thanks to this site for turning me on to the Turbo.