iPhone XS Max blown speaker on XS Max

Ceviche Lover

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I picked up my XS Max on launch day and for about 2 months I was getting staticy audio when playing music at the highest volume. Last month I took it into the Apple store, they diagnosed it, and replaced the screen and speaker. One month later I'm having the same issue.


Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me? Are these speakers not able to withstand audio at it's highest volume setting? I'm trying to figure out if I got 2 dud speakers or if I should limit my volume on my phone.
 

F23

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Jan 4, 2014
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I never turn up my volume to 100% unless it's FaceTime. Use headphones or a speaker.
 
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C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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I picked up my XS Max on launch day and for about 2 months I was getting staticy audio when playing music at the highest volume. Last month I took it into the Apple store, they diagnosed it, and replaced the screen and speaker. One month later I'm having the same issue.


Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me? Are these speakers not able to withstand audio at it's highest volume setting? I'm trying to figure out if I got 2 dud speakers or if I should limit my volume on my phone.
Sounds similar to a few threads:
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/earpiece-crackling.2171248/
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/crackling-in-iphone-xs-call-speaker.2143290/
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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I picked up my XS Max on launch day and for about 2 months I was getting staticy audio when playing music at the highest volume. Last month I took it into the Apple store, they diagnosed it, and replaced the screen and speaker. One month later I'm having the same issue..
My question would be, do you play your audio _all_ the time at the loudest peak volume on the iPhone?
 

crawfish963

macrumors 6502a
Apr 16, 2010
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I would return to a Genius Bar and ask for a new phone. If nothing else, get the speakers replaced again.
 

bigjnyc

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Apr 10, 2008
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I put my volume up to 100% all the time, for music, movies, etc.... Sometimes I will be across the room, or the kids are being too loud, or I'm in the bathroom and the phone is all the way on the other side on the counter, etc.... Anyhow haven't had any issues with the speaker so far.
 
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