Initial iPhone 6 audio quality impressions?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vEvo, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. vEvo macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    I will be upgrading to the 6 from a 4S which, in my opinion, has a pretty great sound output. Just looking to gauge what I will be in for when I pop my headphones in for the first time. Anybody have any thoughts or initial impressions about how the new 6 sounds with some good quality source files and decent cans to try em with? Or, even better, has anybody measured the output from the 6 yet?

    Lemme hear what you think! (no pun intended)

    Thanks much
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    I think the audio from the headphones is better but I'm not certain.

    The speaker is definitely better and louder. Very noticeable.
  3. madKIR macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2010
    However, the quality on the 5S was already top-notch.

    The speaker is definitely better as mentioned above
  4. davistld01 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2008
    Springfield, MO
    My number one complaint about every iPhone ive owned so far (and I've owned them all), is the poor speaker performance. Volume itself was far too low, and the quality of sound was abbysmal. I must say, those things are not so with my iPhone 6! It's great!
  5. munkydust macrumors member

    May 2, 2010
    I've been using the speaker on my 6 a lot over the last couple of days to play music from my pocket while playing outside with my daughter. It is loud and no distortion with the volume turned up all the way. I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of that tiny speaker.
  6. rnrknott macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2014
    I love the audio compared to many other phones. Sound quality on calls very good - music very good through speaker and headset.
  7. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Amazing, much better than iPod Touch. Reminds me of iPad.
  8. vEvo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    Good to hear the positive feedback. I look forward to trying it out when I pick mine up later this week.
  9. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2011
    Call quality sounds very good. Music out of the built in speaker is awful as expected, but then I am a bit of a snob when it comes to video and audio quality.
  10. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Lucky then you did not get the Plus. I listened to music using one today at an Apple Store. Awful is not the right word. :)
  11. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    Call audio quality on the iPhone 6 is slightly better than the 5S.

    The speaker on the 6 is noticeably better than the one in the 5S (at least for conference calls).
  12. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2011
    I did get the Plus, my friend has the 6. They both sound tinny and awful
  13. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2012
    Imo the audio is pretty good. It was the first thing I noticed yesterday when I played a song.
  14. Billymac19 macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2011
    Phila, PA
    personally id say as far as loudness its slightly louder not much at all, maybe being im over 40 now haha i dunno, but earpiece/speakerphone still isnt all that loud, too me seems the same as 5s...quality is good but loudness not too me on the 6 plus

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