Distorting Speaker

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MarkW19, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone else found that when you get the volume up just even a bit on some tracks, the iPhone's speaker distorts badly when listening to a lot of music?

    Or is it just mine?

    EDIT: Certain ringtones (Marimba, Strum and others) distort slightly when the volume is high, as well as the "tri-tone" message sound. These never distorted on my old iPhone (US one back in August). Is it just that the volume has been increased now?
     
  2. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    yeh i think its just the 1.1.1/1.1.2 firmware increasing volume, i updated, and at full volume i also notice poor quality...

    nothing to worry about, perhaps in V2 we will get a speaker on the top, and bottom, so its stereo when watching movies, just a thourght.
     
  3. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cool, puts my mind at rest anyway, glad to know it's not just mine!
     
  4. trevreyno macrumors member

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    Same here,I also thought it may be just mine.
    But its the only slightly disappointing thing so far-the rest is just as good as the reviews had promised!
     
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    if you're listening to actual music, the low end doesn't translate on those speakers very well, and it will distort the speaker ... there is a bass roll off setting in the EQ settings of the ipod. Applying that helps out a lot... (but be sure to change it when you're listening on headphones)
     
  6. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good tip re. the EQ.

    Have you guys noticed slight distortion on the text message alert and ringtones too? I just remember Marimba and "tri-tone" being crystal clear on my US iPhone (before 1.1.1), but I guess it's because they're now louder? Still annoying though!
     
  7. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    Thanks! :)

    no i haven't noticed .. but i also don't have my volume up all the way very often...
     
  8. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The EQ trick works great for the iPod, but not for youtube or iTMS obviously.

    The thing that's annoying me most is the Tri-tone message tone, which distorts a bit even at medium volume. My old iPhone played the sound without distortion.

    Can anyone else verify this?
     

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