iPhone 3GS speaker sounds bad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GreggM3, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. GreggM3 macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2008
    When I get a notification on the iPhone 3GS it sounds like the speaker is blown? Our 3G doesn't sound like this. Anyone else notice a difference?
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    A few people have noticed this with texting sounds (tri tone).
    Here is a thread of people with the same issue
  3. dagomike macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2007
    You have to turn down the volume apparently. It's a wide-spread problem it seems so probably not worth trying to get a replacement. If I bring the volume down a couple notches it sounds OK. In the car though when using a GPS program it's kind of quiet and basically you have to decide between barely hearing it vs distorted kind of hearing it. Kind of sucks.
  4. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    I knew it wasnt just me!

    When I had my ringer up 80% the other day, I got a voicemail, and it sounded like my iphone threw up!
  5. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    I actually like how they boosted the volume on the 3GS. Makes it much easier for us older folks to hear the darn thing. LOL

    I kind of agree with Apple on this one. It's much better for folks to turn the volume down then to hear complaints about how the iPhone isn't loud enough.
  6. lavinci macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2009
    Sometimes, when I lock the phone, it also sounds washed out, distorted.

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