Hi, I read your posting and if you already got the phone,great! If you didn't yet, I recomend getting it. You can read my postings if it helps you to decide. I have been a Verizon customer over 8 years now and have to say this is the best phone I have had. As far as sound goes when talking, I keep mine in the middle and can hear loud and clear.(And Im alittle hard of hearing!!) Plenty of adjustments left. As far as music goes, I haven't had a chance yet with this phone but will in the next couple of days and will post it. Just remember, Verizon has 15 day worry-free program so if you don't like it, you can exchange it for another one within 15 days and that goes with accessories also. Hope that helps you.
Anyways, read my review and feel free to email me or reply back and I will be glad to get back with you.