iPhone 5S headphone volume?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PhazonUK, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

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    On the iPhone 5 the volume limit on the headphones was way too low for my liking, probably about 66% of what the 4 and 4S managed. Has this been fixed/changed on the 5S? I want to buy a 5S but if it still has the low volume level then it might be enough to stop me from buying one.
     
  2. gatech2 macrumors member

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    I been wondering same thing about volume.
    Maybe later we can visit our carrier store and test.
     
  3. SimonbUK macrumors newbie

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    Did you manage to find out if the 5s volume os louder ?
     
  4. KiwiAdventure macrumors 6502

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    Are you guys death as I've found the 5 sound more than enough. Remember you are a long time death if you lose it.
     
  5. Erhony macrumors newbie

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    one gets better one gets worse

    Actually yes there is a big difference, unfortunately big loss in the volume output between 4 and 5 models.
    It might be well enough when listened in a closed, quiet premises but in crowded areas you hear the outer noise. It also becomes worse if you are listening an audio book or something involving speech . Ironically apple put yellow and red bits in the volume bar like its dangerously loud.

    I personally got my brand new 5s and jailbroke it.

    I am looking for a solution in the jailbreak tweeks , there is few and as far as I know Volume Amplifier seems to be most favoite one but it didn't work for me on the headphones and managed to increase the speaker voice but distored after few bars.

    You might want to take a look at this :)
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/02/iphone-vs-rivals-audio-tests/
     
  6. derbyshire2013 macrumors member

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    In the EU they've implemented legislation over the past few years to stop people listening to their music too loudly and becoming deaf from it.

    Is Volume Limit disabled under your settings? Settings>Music>Volume Limit?
     
  7. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    The amplifier is weaker on the 5c/s. Uses less power to boost battery life.
     
  8. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    the speaker is the is the loudest on the 5, I know this isn't the same as headphone volume but its good to know that they are improving the audio experience.

    watch this video clip, someone uses a decibel meter on all versions of iPhone (up to iPhone 5).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj00250Hrrs
     

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