Less Bass in iPhone 7 Speakers?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Vihzel, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    So I was testing out the speakers on my iPhone 6 and iPhone 7, and does anyone else have more tinny sounding speakers in the iPhone 7? I feel like there's a lack of oomph when compared to my iPhone 6. I don't know if it's a defect or if that's just an effect of going stereo speakers in the iPhone 7.
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Absolutely, yes. I was just talking about this with a coworker. I mentioned it as one of the reasons I'm planning on returning my 7. He asked for a demonstration and then played something with his 6. "Tinny" was the exact term we settled on while the 6 had a more "rich" sound.

    I noticed it right away because I have my phone sitting on my desk playing music throughout the day. It's louder but definitely does not sound better.
     
  3. FoxD macrumors 6502

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    Man, I will have to test this out. I have always loved the sound from the 6 Plus with the v2 Apple headphones. Plenty of bass. Not good if it's tinier sound now...
     
  4. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried adjusting with the equalizer?
     
  5. Vihzel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh I have not tested it with headphones. I'm sure it's just fine if you use headphones. I'm talking about the phone speakers themselves.

    I have not tried adjusting the equalizer but I guess I should now that the sound quality to me is not as good on the iPhone 7 as it is on the iPhone 6. I never felt the need to use an equalizer on the iPhone 6.
     
  6. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    i never thought the speakers were great to begin with. i was looking forward to the iPhone 7 stereo speakers to change that. guess not.
     
  7. Vihzel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah me too. :/ Ahh well, guess I'll just have to keep staying connected to my bluetooth speakers.
     

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