iPhone 8(+) Question about stereo speakers?

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  1. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

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    Is the top earpiece speaker supposed to be more quiet/muffled compared to the bottom speaker? Or are they equal in sound? This is an 8+ btw. Not sure if it's the same across the board.
     
  2. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

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    It’s a little quieter, yes.

    Something that’s happened quite consistently with my 2 previous 7+ses and my month old XR is that following contact with liquid, chances are the speaker will be clogged for a looong time.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Yes, it is designed at the top speaker does not produce as much bass as the bottom speaker does, but in terms of acoustic loudness, I don’t know the exact specifications, but the bottom grill speaker is clearly more audible over the top speaker.
     
  4. Motionblurrr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys. I feel like the top speaker is kind of tinny sounding.. is that correct? I'm not sure if it's defective now since I got my battery replaced but I feel as if it were louder before. :oops:
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The top speaker just won’t be as audible as the bottom speaker is, I believe it’s considerably smaller, which will greatly impact how it sounds as well.
     
  6. Motionblurrr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah ok thanks. That kind of makes sense because the top speaker is about half the sound of the bottom and a lot more ‘tinny’. I guess one side of the phone will be a bit louder and the stereo sound isn’t perfectly balanced.
     

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