Could loud sound damage the mic on iPhone 6/7?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by desireek, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. desireek macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2014

    I was wondering about high noise and iPhone mics.

    Could it take damage if you example record a movie where it is very loud sounds? Like in front of a music concert with high sounds where people yelling, or if you yelling or scream under a phonecall? :)

    Thanks for replies
  2. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    I doubt it. Sound is just vibrations and the microphone will feel them whether it's in use or not. If sound was loud enough to damage the mic while recording, it should also damage the mic while not recording.

    Plus your eardrums would probably explode at a volume that great.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The mic would have a max input. After reaching the max it would distort.
  4. TITNTUFF macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2010
    West Louisiana
    I have carried iPhones, both on and off, for years in environments over 100db with no apparent microphone damage.
    Yes, I wear earplugs.
    Yes, I'm hard of hearing.

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