Review: iPhone 6 Plus sound quality worse than iPhone 6

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  1. ohenriquez macrumors member

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    Dear members

    According to whathifi, quality of sound of iPhone 6 Plus is worse than the iPhone 6:
    http://www.whathifi.com/apple/iphone-6-plus/review


    It does not make sense to me that this would be the case and I may feel that the author opinion may be subjective: he mentioned "muddled"
    I wonder whether any of you have compared music sound between iphone 6 and 6 Plus and if they are the same or different.
     
  2. Wonderfantasy macrumors newbie

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    I have both and think otherwise. Anyway whathifi is not very reliable when it comes to reviewing music quality.
     
  3. decafjava macrumors 68000

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  4. iOS909 macrumors member

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    I have owned both phones. I didn't notice any difference in sound quality between either of them when switching.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't have both, but I will say that the sound quality of the IP6+ was no worse (or better?) then my iPhone 5c. For my needs, I find it very good.
     
  6. Newtons Apple, May 6, 2015
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    I also have both and can not tell the difference between my 6 and 6+ when listening to music. I can tell you that both of my iPhones sound better than my iPod Touch. Not by alot but there is a slight difference.

    Edit: My above comments are for sound heard on my wireless studio headphones and not the speaker on my phones
     
  7. ohenriquez thread starter macrumors member

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  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Exactly. It is entirely subjective. To me, the sound quality of the loudspeaker on my 6+ is one of the biggest positives of the phone. It is rich, warm and non-fatiguing. However, some others like a boom-tizz kind of sound with bright treble. I hate bright, detailed treble as it plays havoc with my tinnitus. So the 6+ with its nice bass, warm midrange and rolled-off treble is perfect for me. I am of course talking about listening through the loudspeaker and not with earphones.
     

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