Song ID Apps... Shazam vs SoundHound

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  1. 2guys1droid
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    Shazam is a very highly regarded app, yet SoundHound is probably better overall. See our comparison which lightly scratches the surface as to just why SoundHound is better.

    2 Guys 1 Droid: Shazam vs. SoundHound
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    Free vs. $4.99
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    Netiher is free anymore. They both allow a limited number of songs to be ID-ed per month and then are pay after that. Anyone who installed and used Shazam before a certain date (no idea what date it was) is grandfathered in and can use it free for unlimited IDs. I have both installed (double the free IDs!) and both work well.
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    I can search for Shazam in the market now and there's still a free version
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    Verizon has their V-cast Song Id in the market-Free
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    Just for information's sake I believe the date that you would need to have had shazam by (this means having used it to ID a song not only having it) was July 16th in order to have unlimited free tags
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    It is free to install, but will nly allow a limited number of song IDs per month(7?) unless you buy it or are grandfathered in. SoundHound has a free version which will do the same.
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    the free version only allows 5 tags a month. unlimited with the paid version.

    just purchased the paid. had the free one with unlimited tags until the update bricked my phone.

    guess i didnt want to feel limited
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    How can you guys not mention the humming feature in Soundhound??
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    For anyone still on the fence about SoundHound vs. Shazam, check out this new lab video. Pretty much sums it up for the winner on speed and accuracy:
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    shazam encore is 10 cents on the market today. why not just pick that up anywho? :D
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    Why buy a yugo if its only $10 over a civic for $50.

    Sent from someplace, and with something that you need not worry about.
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    The car analogy doesn't make much sense, this app for ten cents is a steal :big smile:
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    Sound Hound is usually much faster...
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    Same here, but now I see stuff on TV where they want us to use Shazam for special offers.
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