Audio output for calls deliberately reduced?

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  1. Serelus macrumors 6502a

    Serelus

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    Has anyone else noticed that whenever you play, a video or music during a phone call. The quality of sound is very poor? This is with headphones and without. I don't get why the phone doesn't switch to higher quality, and even if it can't why is the quality of a phone call this bad in the first place?

    I know for a fact that the quality of audio can be better, because as soon as you hang up the call, the iPhone switches to high quality audio again.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What do you mean by playing music or video during a call?
     
  3. Serelus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Serelus

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    I have conferences for work that state it is mandatory for me to call in, my attendance however isn't really required, so I basically just call in and put the call on hold and go to the home screen and maybe listen some spotify.

    However doing this, -- and you can test this yourself -- severely reduces the quality of the audio output, to any speaker including headphones. My question is why can't I listen to music in high quality when the phone call is both muted and not providing any output?
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'm guessing that it's just not a normal usage scenario. Send feedback to Apple.

    https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
     
  5. Serelus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not so much a problem as it is an annoyance when I have a conference call, and I've been having a lot of those lately, so it kind of manifested into a curiosity as to why this is even the case.
     
  6. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    That happens because it's easier to filter out your music, so the others don't hear your music. The speakers and the microphone are very close to each other.
     

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