Sound quality of speakers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lilj4425, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. lilj4425 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2007
    The speakers on this thing blow my 6s+ out of the water. Wow. Very surprised and impressed how good it is.
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010
    I assume the X? If my. Memory serves me Apple only added stereo sound in the 7 and 7 plus?
  3. lilj4425 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2007
    Yes, the X. :)
  4. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Had a 7 with good speakers. The X sounds maybe 25% louder with nice quality.
  5. NightWingz macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2013
    My X speakers has slight distortion at maximum volume.
    My 7 plus does not have this issue.
    Is this normal ?
  6. QquegChristian macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Sound quality (tone) is absolutely improved from my 7. Loudness is incredibly improved. Sounds almost twice as loud. It can probably replace small Bluetooth speakers at this point.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Apple actually increased the volume on the stereo speakers in the iPhone 8 by 25% over the iPhone 7.
  8. NightWingz macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2013
    I agree it sounds fuller than my 7 plus but at maximum volume my 7 plus does not distort while the X has crackling sound.

    Easy replication of this would be the intro clip from Final Fantasy Awakening at full volume. I have two iPhone X which exhibit this issue.

    Please tell me this is normal?
  9. QquegChristian macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Pretty much every iPhone I’ve ever had and many other devices has had moments of crackling at top volume. I’m kind of used to going to top volume, then easing back by one click.

    I was actually impressed that I was NOT getting crackle on my X at top volume when playing a rock song. However, I haven’t tested it much because, it’s now too loud at top volume when in front of my face.

    Whether it crackles or not would be highly dependent on the recording. If you overload the right frequencies where speakers are weakest, you’ll get crackle. This is why music goes through a stage called “mastering”. It’s to kind of standardize the sound for a wide variety of situations.

    I have a $500 Samsung surround system because it’s the only one with wireless back speakers. 95% of the time it sounds great, but when watching Stranger Things season 2, the score was crackling my back speakers like crazy and at a pretty normal volume. That’s because the score was electronic and had a bassy synth in the back speakers that episode. Synths can live in a very narrow range of frequencies too. So there was a high volume of a bassy range of freqs pumping those speakers and it crackled throughout the episode. All 8 other episodes had no issues!

    It comes with the territory when you’re dealing with small and/or cheap speakers and/or poor source material.

    I made a movie and mixed the sound with very little experience. I had some movie theater speakers lightly crackling at times. That surely wasn’t the major movie theater’s fault.
  10. dazz87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2007
    Compare the speakers on the iPhone X to my Moto X Style and the Style is much better....Kinda disappoint in the sound from the iphone.. Moto X sounds much fuller than Iphone X.
  11. The fudge macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
  12. NightWingz macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Thank you so much for your detailed explanation and sharing of experience, definitely learnt something from this.
  13. Super Xander macrumors regular

    Super Xander

    Nov 6, 2016
    What I like about the X is that the front speakers sound a lot louder and better than the iPhone 7. I really sounds like true stereo now.

    Great speakers with experiences like in the MacBook Pro
  14. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    For me personally speakers on a phone are only good for talking to someone on speakerphone.

    I could never listen to music or watch a movie using the speakers on a phone. It can be done sure, but would I want to? No. I could not imagine watching a 4K video using the speakers on the phone. To me thats kind of like buying a Ferrari to sit in traffic all day.
  15. tromboneaholic Suspended


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    Have you heard the iPhone X speakers?
  16. LD Curb macrumors 6502

    LD Curb

    Apr 19, 2015
    Yes, the X speakers are much louder and more clear than my 7 Plus.

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