iPhone 6S Earpiece volume

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Matt991, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Matt991 macrumors newbie

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    Are the earpieces on these phones built to have a low earpiece volumes? I've tested a few of my friends iPhone 6's and one other 6S model and their earpiece volumes are low like mine. I love the phone but for a top of the line phone I'm surprised the earpiece would be so low. Do you think this will be addressed in a iOS update?

    Yes, I have the plastic taken off, volume is at max and I have the hearing aid and mono sound on. I'm also on Verizon.
     
  2. dsc888 macrumors 6502

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    My old 6 is very quiet also. My new 6S+ is much louder. It's so loud that at max volume, it can double as a quiet speakerphone! I used to use my 6 at 100% but now need to lower my 6S+ to about 60-70% for the same volume.
     
  3. Nevaborn macrumors 65816

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    I find the quality worse than the volume.
     
  4. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    One of the things I like about iPhones is their low earpiece volume. I can't stand it when you want to lower the volume further than it will go. I can't imagine having this thing on max volume, let alone complaining that it's quiet. Do you guys work in extremely noisy places or something?
     
  5. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I think it's depends on the noise level and ear sensitivity

    More than often, I'll be out on the streets where there's a lot of noise from cars, people talking, etc. and sometimes, even max volume will be hard to hear while plugging up the other ear

    And I personally think most people need a higher volume to hear something clearly
     
  6. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I do have sensitive ears. You do know that it's dangerous to raise the volume to compensate for external noises? Better to go somewhere more quiet to continue the call than to ramp up the volume to potentially damaging levels. Take it from someone with *major* tinnitus.
     
  7. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Probably no where as dangerous as the kids I see blasting their music with earphones into their ears. So loud that I can hear the music like a soft-medium loudspeaker

    Not sure how it doesnt hurt their ears

    But I'm pretty sure the highest volume on the iPhone is no where near damaging for most people

    Although, I agree with you a quiet place would help. But you'd be hard press to find a convenient quiet place to talk on the phone when you're out and about
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Sure, I understand your beef. People with normal hearing can tolerate much higher volume levels than I can. I couldn't imagine ever cranking my earpiece volume above a couple of notches but then I rarely take calls in noisy environments. I'd have zero complaints if Apple raised the maximum volume levels, so long as they didn't raise the minimum level.
     
  9. galc19991 macrumors newbie

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    is there any solution about the volume on the earpods in the iPhone 6s plus?
    my 6+(ios8) is much more louder - compare the same song and same earpods...
     

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