Is the speaker audio quality on the iPhone 6+ worse than the 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 55test55, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. 55test55, Oct 14, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014

    55test55 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    My previous phone was a 5 and the audio sounded fine. Now I have the 6+ and for some reason, at low to medium volumes, the audio (when using the speaker) sounds distant and muddled. At higher volumes it's not really a problem. I've not tried it caseless, but i've used two different cases and have had the same problem.

    Am I alone here? It almost seems like the audio is directed away from me or something.

  2. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    It sounds about the same to me. One thing I noticed is I had to adjust how I held it to my ear. I was so used to the smaller size of the 5S that is was natural to place the speaker right over my ear every time. Now with the larger size of the 6 Plus, when I hold it, the speaker is not always over my ear, and I have to move the phone so it lines up with my ear. Then all of a sudden, it's just as loud as the 5S.
  3. Angel841 macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010
    Had the same problem with my 6 plus. Specially with the sound when I send an iMessage, it sounded worse than my iPhone 5 and retina iPad mini. When I received my phone, I restored from backup from my iPhone 5. Then I decided to restore the phone as new because of the bugs on iOS 8. Must of the bugs continue but it sounds much better now. I know it doesn't have anything to do, but to me it sounds better.
  4. 55test55 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Ha! Same here! I actually meant the speaker, though. Thanks for the observation though!
  5. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    audio quality isnt iphone strongest feature anyway, sound the same to me
  6. 55test55 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Hmm, interesting. Maybe its just a software bug. I've had a ton of problems with iOS 8 so I wouldnt be surprised.
  7. 55test55 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
  8. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2013
    Utah, USA
    The sound out of my iPhone 6+ is light years better than on my 5, both from the speaker and especially from the headphones. 8.1 beta 2.

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