Does anyone here use the 'Late Night' audio setting on their 6s?

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  1. I_am_a_loser macrumors regular

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    I've been messing around with the EQ settings under 'Music' and the Late Night option seems to really boost the audio output across the board. Everything sounds louder and a bit fresher to my ears. My one beef with the 6s is I never considered the speaker quite as good as my old iPhone 5 for listening to Spotify, iTunes, or podcasts. This seems to remedy that. Also, since this setting boosts the audio loudness so much do I run the risk of damaging the speaker by using my phone this way? The highest I go when using the speaker is about 75% of capacity.
     
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I use the Late Night setting on my 6s (volume at 100%) and it does indeed boost the volume. However, I am hearing impaired and only use it with the earbuds - the speakers aren't loud enough for me even with this EQ setting. I've been doing this for over a year on all of my iPhones and the earbuds haven't burned out yet.
     
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  4. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I never knew about this. When I read about what the Kate night setting does, it supposed to boost lows and lower highs? In game to give it a try.
     
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    Also trying for the first time. I think I prefer it. Not sure yet though. Either way, thanks!
     
  9. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I'll give it a try.. didn't even know that existed.
     
  10. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 6502a

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    It compresses the dynamic range of the audio, basically reducing the difference between high volume and low volume.

    tl;dr: it ruins music quality if you use headphones/earphones, but it boosts volume for the phone speaker.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Well, I found it nicer with headphones l, but I only use relatively cheap buds for running. Clearly I'm no audiophile, but at least I can hear the music better.
     
  12. x34 macrumors 6502

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    when streaming via airplay to a stereo it sounds aweful with "late night" turned on.
     
  13. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    I use it if I watch something like a movie or YouTube or just some music without headphones, but turn it back off afterwards because it makes notifications very loud.
     
  14. I_am_a_loser thread starter macrumors regular

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    It does make the notifications too loud. So much so they're a bit distorted. That's the one drawback to this.
     

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