Hey kid, you wanna hear that speaker on the new 2G iPod touch...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Dale Sorel, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for that, any idea of how loud it is compared to surrounding areas? I would assume that you aren't going to hear much with all that much background noise, but who knows?
     
  2. njguyfla macrumors member

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    Cool. The sound is not to bad, especially when compared to the iphone.
     
  3. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    I assume you're talking about the first gen iPhone?.... because the 3G iPhone is pretty loud.
     
  4. Dale Sorel thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know, I thought it sounded pretty lousy when compared to the iPhone.
     
  5. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    It is a lower end speaker or sound quality, but I wouldn't ever have expected it to be the primary way to listen to music. It's more for quick sound without the cumbersome headphones.
     
  6. muldul macrumors 6502

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    I wont use the speaker on the touch that often, i mean they are not that loud. But it will be nice feature to have just incase i need it one day. :D
     
  7. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    The iPod touch speakers suck, I used them, when you turn them right up playing a good quality track it sounds worse then my old phone (pictured below) :D
     

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  8. seamustry macrumors member

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    probably speaker is not very good because it doesn't even have holes for it...i would think that a speaker would need some holes to provide less acoustic resistance for better sound perception.
     
  9. tangledweb16 macrumors regular

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    Sounds like it's about the same volume as the first generation iPhone but with considerably worse sound quality.

    That sucks, because I can tell you from personal experience that the first iPhone was pretty quiet.

    The 3G on the other hand has a pretty good speaker.
     
  10. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Yeah, but with no holes its thinner! Isent that more important than it working properly? :p
     
  11. Dale Sorel thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thinner than what? I promise you it's not thinner than the 1st gen touch.
     
  12. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    It is, I have used the new one and own the old one.

    However, I was just making fun of it!

    I think we would all like better speakers then a bit more thinness, but SJ obviously dont agree! :p
     
  13. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Old one was thinner. Current one has maximum thickness of 8,5mm, old one was 8mm. Sure the edges are tapered, but you need a wider space for it.
     
  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    The purpose of the speaker is not to listen to high fidelity sound.
     
  15. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    What's .5mm between friends? :p:D

    It looks better than the old one, IMO.
     
  16. Dale Sorel thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    THICKER by 0.5mm with a crappy external speaker... I think I'll hold onto my 1st gen touch for now :)
     
  17. California King macrumors 65816

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    It's not a low end, cheap speaker. Have you seen how tiny it is? It can't be easy to engineer a speaker into that tiny device. But to be honest, I think it's too thin. The 1G was too thin for me as well. I think the 3G is the right thickness. Also, I have the 2G IPT and recently sold my EDGE iPhone and the iPhone's speaker was more crap. It was way too bass heavy so if you play a hip hop song or something, the bass sounds extremely garbled. The iPod doesn't have that. It's not a great speaker, but for what it is, it's good enough for most people.
     
  18. mattwolfmatt macrumors 65816

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    I agree. When placed on their backs side by side, the new touch is very slightly "taller". It may feel thinner in your hand, but it is not thinner.
     
  19. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Haven't seen the new one.

    Have an "old" one with 32GB. I figure that it will last me a while. Besides, I like it being just a "little" thinner. :p
     
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