iPhone 6S+ Earpiece Volume Great but Crackling

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dsc888, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. dsc888 macrumors 6502

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    Hey Folks,

    I read a lot of posts last year complaining about the 6 and 6+ having low earpiece volume when you talk on the phone.

    It seemed like Apple listened and significantly boosted the earpiece volume on the S+ at least. But did they do it at the cost of causing some "overloading" or "crackling" when you turn the volume up past 75%? I have that very issue now. I can hear well even while walking down a busy street but noted some intermittent crackling as though the earpiece speaker is blown or defective. If I turn the volume down to blow 60% or so, it decreased a lot if not completely goes away.

    Oh yeah, I played with the Hearing Aid feature and it did STOP the crackling even at 100% volume but the audio is muffled lack treble and Noise Cancellation is disabled.

    And ideas, folks? Thanks.
     
  2. IconIc215 macrumors 6502

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    I don't have the crackling but your right it is night and day louder than the 6+ last year. Having it 75-100% is like speaker phone. My 50% now is equivalent to just about 100% on last years model.
     
  3. adam1080, Oct 14, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2015

    adam1080 macrumors regular

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    I have the same issue, but only noticed it two days ago, because it appears I almost always use the speaker, headphones or my car. It is almost as strong as a rattle in the top of the phone. It seems to be a more significant defect. Between the screen banding at the top of my screen and now this, it might be time for another phone. I've got AppleCare so I may just see how much it annoys me over the next month.

    On a side note, my 6 plus did not suffer from this issue...
     

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