Anyone experiencing a "tinny" earpiece on their iPhone 4?

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  1. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    My iPhone 4 has that annoying tinniness when speaking to people with certain pitches of voice, if you know what I mean. Not sure if that's *normal* or if I should just exchange it. My iPhone 4 is perfect otherwise. :(
     
  2. bina12834 macrumors regular

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    i noticed that last night on a speakerphone call with my gf
     
  3. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    My speakerphone is fine, - it's the earpiece that's "buzzy" or "tinny."
     
  4. Rtenterprises macrumors newbie

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    you did take off the plastic front flim didnt you? It covers the speaker you see.
    Just Checking
     
  5. Geez1234 macrumors newbie

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  6. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    I suspect some people don't even notice. I find if I turn the volume down to a tad above half, the tinniness is gone, so it's probably a resonance in the speaker causing it to vibrate. OH well.
     
  7. StPatty33 macrumors 6502

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    I noticed it but figured it was just a byproduct of the new louder speaker. I think it's just something I need to get used to--I'd rather have the increased volume with a slight tinniness personally, than great quality with the old 3G volume.
     
  8. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    True. I can still appear to turn the volume down to 3G/3GS levels without tinniness, but much above that = buzzy. I'll deal with it.

    Love.... the phone... *dribbles*...
     
  9. cparktd macrumors member

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    Yes a tad. I think it's just different than listening to my old one muffled with two years of lent and grime in the speaker. LOL!!
     
  10. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    I actually notice a mark improvement from my old 3G, even with the earbuds that came with it. I'm not sure where the tinny-ness comes from... :confused:
     
  11. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    We're not talking about earbuds or BT headsets or speakerphone right now.
     
  12. Geez1234 macrumors newbie

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    I suppose if this is the worst thing I have to deal with, I can be happy. Still annoying though
     
  13. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Guys, I'm not saying it's not a defect or a problem, but I have some advice...

    Give it at least a week, and see if it improves.

    Small speakers for phones sometimes need time to break in. This is often the case with earbuds. You buy a new set of earbuds and they sound really bright, then a week or so later the drivers inside start to loosen up a bit, and the bass and midrange start to come through more.

    Like I said, give it a week or two and see if it doesn't improve. I'm guessing it will.
     
  14. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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  15. Geez1234 macrumors newbie

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    Any improvement? My speaker still cracks and pops in my ear when I'm talking. Is this something that other people just don't notice? My 3G ear speaker was very clear compared to this.
     
  16. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    Nope, no improvement. I actually exchanged my iPhone 4 for a stuck pixel and this issue. It was hurting my ears having to hold the phone. The new one is a LOT better.
     
  17. Geez1234 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info, I guess I'll be trying an exchange!
     
  18. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah decided it was ridiculous to live with it, since after a few hours it still was no better. New one is night and day better.
     
  19. bellang macrumors member

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    Have a similar issue with my iphone 4. Will be returning. Had the same issue in fact with my 1st gen iphone, and returned that as well. Replacement was fine.
     
  20. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah return it for sure. My replacement has been fine!
     

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