Is it bad for the iPhone to play music at max volume through the speaker?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Solid.Snake, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Solid.Snake macrumors newbie


    Jul 25, 2010
    I just got an iPhone 4 and so far I haven't taken it out of the house, so I've only used the speaker for music so far. Is it bad to have a loud song (like "Til I Collapse" by Eminem) on full volume for 5-6 minutes? Is there a chance that the speaker will wear down faster because of this?
  2. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
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    Nope... It hasn't with any of my iPhones so far.
  3. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    I'm always paranoid about this, but I always tell myself that they likely tested it for days straight. Testing on products is generally pretty harsh (for example, they may run a ceiling fan for months straight) and I'm sure they had it on full volume for a while.

    Please don't point out how they neglected to test (fix) the obvious antenna issue (which IMO isn't as bad as it's cracked up to be)...
  4. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2009
    Only if your music bothers other people. Otherwise, crank it up!
  5. Nevpaurion macrumors regular

    May 25, 2008
    The way they test those speakers and set the parameters for them means you can't blow them from normal use. Now if you use some sort of third party app that goes around the max volume control set in the phone to push more db than the makers meant to be going through that speaker you can expect some issues.
  6. sirslaysalot macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2010
    like somebody's mentioned before: i really think its been stress-tested. to what extent, nobody knows. it *might* shorten the lifespan of your speakers etc or it might have no effect at all.

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