iPhone SE sound

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Radost, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Radost macrumors newbie

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    hi there
    I find my iPhone SE sound not that clear as the other iPhones
    Does anyone feel the same about that matter
     
  2. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    Sound through which speaker, the earpiece? I've not noticed it any worse than my previous phone (5s).

    A
     
  3. Radost thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The speaker i find it kinda lower and not that clear have somehow an metalic sounding compare to my old one 4s
    I wonder if may be is just my phone
     
  4. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    Not really used mine to play audio through the loudspeaker that much yet. I'll give it a try tomorrow and report back if I notice anything amiss.

    A
     
  5. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Speaker is lesser quality than the 6S, a bit more in a tunnel effect.

    I'll run mine in with white noise at near full volume overnight (in another room in my house), then cycling through my playlist overnight a couple of times. Seems to hasten taking some of the edge off.
     
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Did any of the companies who do tear downs report any differences in speakers?
     
  7. Radost thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Exactly like in a tunnel effect you explained it very well
    It is bothering me i expected if not better that at least the same sound of the speaker as ther other
     
  8. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    SE speaker is horrible. Even at full max volume it sounds low and distorted. I don't remember the 5S speaker being this bad. Am I wrong?
     
  9. CB636 macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed a difference in sound from my 5. It sounds distorted.
     
  10. mobywv macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, My iPhone 6 sounded better and much louder than the SE. Even at max volume, my SE isn't really that loud. Other than that though, love the device.
     
  11. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

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    This is bad news. I almost always use speaker at home because I live alone and I don't like having the phone by my ear.

    This would be a big enough negative that I'd probably just pass on the SE.

    The speaker on the 5S is great.
     
  12. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    The speaker on my 6s is slightly better than my SE, you can only really tell testing them side by side though. Going on memory the SE speaker is exactly the same as the 5s i had.
     
  13. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like some folks have a defective speaker in their phones?
     
  14. JM macrumors 6502a

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    You get what you pay for with Apple. Not surprising they put in lower quality speaker.
     
  15. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I've played some music (from Google Music FWIW) and my speaker sounded as good as any other I've had on a phone (last iPhone was the 5s I moved from last week). Not tried a call via the speaker but I am not expecting issues. I'll report back once I've tried it.

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  16. asleep macrumors 68040

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    I just spent 45 minutes comparing my old 5S to the SE on different source material side-by-side,

    From classical, to rock, to R&B, to sports talk...

    I could not discern any difference between the speakers, to the point I didn't know whether it was the SE or the 5S that the sound was coming from.

    The only difference I noticed was the auto-brightness level on the SE screen was about 10%-20% lower than on my 5S.

    So the SE speaker isn't great, but it's the same as in the 5S.
     
  17. Radost thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Me too i did some testing again and it seams that the speaker dors sound as the one that iphone 5 has but iphone 4s has a way better speaker than both SE and 5
    So i decided to keep the SE as 5 is not better nor do i expect the 6 speaker would be
     

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