Regarding iPod Speaker

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by defunct32, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. defunct32 macrumors regular

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    Is it advisable to play music via speaker at max volume? I fear it might damage the speaker or make the sound quality via speaker poor over time if I keep doing this. I mean the music is loud enough even at half volume and I could invest in a portable speaker but I'm just curious how stable or long-lasting is Apple's iDevice speaker.

    Any help and feedback are much appreciated.

    iPod Touch 5th Generation here.
     
  2. defunct32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    BUMP! Anyone knows anything? Sorry if this is such a nonsensical question or something real trite to be worried about.
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    The volume that is safe for the speaker depends on the sound source itself. Sometimes you have loud sources and sometimes quiet sources. If you're listening to it at a comfortable level, then there should be no speaker damage. If the sound is distorting, you're playing it too loud.

    If I'm listening to music, I'd want a better speak or headphones/earbuds.
     
  4. defunct32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Figured as much, much thanks for the reply! ;) I usually bring my iPod to work and the good boss at work allows music and we can play it via the speaker, sometimes I would be away from the iPod and had to crank up the volume if I'm going to hear the music.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    sounds too me like you need a portable speaker.
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Apple puts a max level of how loud the internal speaker can go so people do have problems and get replacements.
     
  7. defunct32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So in other words it's not good to play it at max volume? I usually do go full volume, just loud enough to make it listenable and not distorted.

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    Is loud enough for me. I am mostly just concerned if prolonged playing of music via speaker at almost max volume will cause any kind of damage, etc.
     
  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    It is fine for it to go max volume. Apple set a max volume within the software so no problems can happen in the future.
     
  9. defunct32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sweet! Thank you! ;)
     

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