Jawbone 2 Volume Question

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by redman042, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Just purchased a new Jawbone 2 and am trying it out for the first time today. I have a question for those who own one. Do you find you have to turn down the bluetooth volume on the iPhone a little below maximum in order to eliminate static/crackling when the person on the other end speaks loudly? I have, and I'm wondering if this is normal or if I have a bad Jawbone.
     
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040

    abijnk

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    I have both the original and Jawbone II and both have crystal clear audio quality. I have, however, seen many reports of people with very bad static. I guess you could try re-pairing it and seeing if that helps at all??
     
  3. ntrigue macrumors 68040

    ntrigue

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    Many conversations are TOO loud causing me to turn it down. However, no problems with static. I would try the Jawbone II with a demo at Apple Store and see if its your bluetooth. In retrospect my iPhone 1G had a bad receiver.
     
  4. redman042 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I just tested my new Jawbone 2 at home on my wife's iPhone 3G, and vice versa with her original Jawbone on my phone. In both cases I hear the same static. It's not a constant static - it's more like a crackling during louder sounds. Happens most when the bluetooth volume is cranked up but also I can hear it less at lower volumes. On the original Jawbone, the crackling is much more muted (as is the overall sound quality), but is still there.

    I suppose the iPhone is just not putting out the cleanest bluetooth signal. Maybe 2.2 software will clean it up.

    I will try it at work on a friends iPhone and see if it is any different.

    The crackling isn't severe, but certainly irritating.
     

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