Audio feedback in earbuds during call

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by KidPub, May 19, 2010.

  1. KidPub macrumors member

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    I have a set of the MA850GA Apple earbuds. They're great at reducing noise, but I'd like to hear some audio feedback during a phone call...I'd like to hear my own voice at a low level. Is it possible? I spent some time Googling around and searching the forums with no luck...can't believe I'm the only one who wants this.

    Perry
     
  2. Badfoot macrumors 6502

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    We used to call it 'side tone' in the telephone business. The speaker's own voice was fed back to him/her at low levels, this had the effect of moderating the volume at which the speaker er.. spoke.

    Normally in life we hear our own speech anyway, but I guess your earbuds are quite efficient at blocking ALL external sounds, including natural aural feedback.
     
  3. KidPub thread starter macrumors member

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    Yup, that's what I'm looking for. I'm guessing it's a hardware limitation, but it would be a nice feature to have. You can get an idea of the problem by sticking your fingers in your ears and trying to speak in a normal voice...might not want to do that in public...

    Perry
     

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