Carrier 6 vs 6s sound quality?

macbrooke

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Has anyone here noticed a difference as well? Side by side the 6s is a bit thicker. The 6 is lighter and not as thick.. It's odd to me that the sound when watching the identical movie on the phones at the same time sounds louder and clearer on the 6. Anyone else?
 

Gathomblipoob

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I find the sound on the 6s Plus to be pretty harsh on the high end. There's also not as much bass (such as it is) on the new iPhone.
 
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macbrooke

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Yes that could be it. I dislike this. I'm considering downgrading to the 6+ based on the yellow screen and sound quality issues on my new 6s.
 

sunking101

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The i6 and 6+ sound better unfortunately, it is the one area where the S models are lacking. Quite why Apple meddled with the sound is beyond me.
 
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The i6 and 6+ sound better unfortunately, it is the one area where the S models are lacking. Quite why Apple meddled with the sound is beyond me.
Probably due to the aluminum change. 7000 series is denser maybe? Which could effect the acoustics. Also the "open" space inside the phone was changed too with the much different shaped Taptic Engine vs old the old motor.
 

sunking101

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Probably due to the aluminum change. 7000 series is denser maybe? Which could effect the acoustics. Also the "open" space inside the phone was changed too with the much different shaped Taptic Engine vs old the old motor.
They should EQ the top end if that's the case. Too brash.
 
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crawltochina

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The 6 sounded perfect, but the 6+ had really crappy speakers. My 6S+ is a little better than my 6+ was. But not as good as the 6 was.
 

sunking101

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The 6 sounded perfect, but the 6+ had really crappy speakers. My 6S+ is a little better than my 6+ was. But not as good as the 6 was.
Subjective isn't it. My 6+ had the best loudspeaker I've ever heard on any mobile device. The tone was perfect, a warm & rich sound with adequate bass and no harsh treble. I was expecting exactly the same from the 6S+, it being basically the same phone but with uprated CPU/GPU and RAM. Sadly the speaker on this phone has harsh treble and much less bass. The only disappointment with this phone.
 

crawltochina

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My 6+ had almost no bass but harsh treble. My 6S+ now has no harsh treble and more bass but the sound is not as rich as my 6 was sounding before I switched over to the 6+.
 

gsmornot

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Has anyone here noticed a difference as well? Side by side the 6s is a bit thicker. The 6 is lighter and not as thick.. It's odd to me that the sound when watching the identical movie on the phones at the same time sounds louder and clearer on the 6. Anyone else?
Wonder if the recent stories about the 6S and 6S+ being better sealed against water has anything to do with this. The previous models were not as watertight if at all whereas the new phones have added some seals to protect against moisture. Maybe the speaker has a cover that was not in place on the previous models. Similar to putting a case on like a Lifeproof case. Sacrifice a little sound quality for better protection. I don't guess I have noticed this too much since the speaker on the phones has never been awesome anyhow.
 

sunking101

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Wonder if the recent stories about the 6S and 6S+ being better sealed against water has anything to do with this. The previous models were not as watertight if at all whereas the new phones have added some seals to protect against moisture. Maybe the speaker has a cover that was not in place on the previous models. Similar to putting a case on like a Lifeproof case. Sacrifice a little sound quality for better protection. I don't guess I have noticed this too much since the speaker on the phones has never been awesome anyhow.
Well 'sacrificing a little sound quality' is a complete no-no when it comes to speakers, especially tiny ones. My 6+ sounded great and my 6S+ sounds crap. I don't need waterproofing but I do need good sound. Quite why Apple fannied about with it is beyond me. They should have saved the waterproofing for the iPhone 7 where they could redesign the speakers to accommodate it properly, if that is indeed the issue here.
 

coney718

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The sound volume and overall quality of my 6s is worse than it was on my 6. Its one of the first things I noticed. Heaphone volume is also lower. This is a big deal to me because I watch videos/movies on my commute and I never had any trouble hearing what was playing over the train noise with my 6. With my 6s I have to turn the volume to the max and sometimes even thats not enough.
 

brianjsw

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Agree. Speaker jumped the shark on the 6S. Also, headphone jack is not properly shielded from electronic interference on 6S. Moving around on the screen, launching apps, produces audible popping artifacts on headphones.
 

Zune55

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Yes that could be it. I dislike this. I'm considering downgrading to the 6+ based on the yellow screen and sound quality issues on my new 6s.
Yellow screen is because of different manufacturer. It's possible that you find another iPhone with blue/tint display. It happened to me when I bought iPod touch 2nd gen I noticed yellow display then I replaced with another one and it has bluer cooler display. I asked this from Apple too I guess. It was long time ago. I think the screens are coming from different manufacturer too.
 
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