Top speaker not as loud as bottom speaker on iPhone7?

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  1. ipaddaro macrumors member

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    Hi to everyone,
    when i listen to music or other media, the stereo speakers of my iPhone 7 don't seem to be equal. The bottom one seems louder than the top one, regardless how i hold the iPhone (horizontally o vertically)... in Settings->Accessibility the equalizer is in the middle.

    The difference is not "huge", but i can absolutely feel it.

    Does anyone have the same issue?
    Thanks
     
  2. Applefan4515 Suspended

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    It's like that on my 7 plus, my friends 7, and every 7 or 7 plus I have seen (display models)
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I do as do several others on the forum.

    Most people here claim that the volume is nearly identical.
     
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    Well I mean. Mine is nearly identical. But I can tell. Enough to call it hardly like op was talking about.
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I can't hardly hear my top speaker. It's completely drowned out by the bottom.
     
  6. ipaddaro thread starter macrumors member

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    mmm... do you think it could be a software or hardware issue? is there a way to tell it? i don't want to bring back my iPhone for such a minor issue, but i'd be happy if it would be solved...
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/was-expecting-louder-stereo-speakers-left-is-very-low.2004584/

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-7-earpiece-speaker-low-volume.1997402/
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Unless your device is defective, I have both the 7 and 7 Plus, which sound exactly the same.
     
  9. Iphone7guy123 macrumors newbie

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    I think that the Top speaker is more focused towards lower end sounds and the bottom speaker more towards higher end sounds. Just a guess.
     
  10. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    You would chance a phone replacement for this issue?
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The bottom stereo speaker defintely is powerful with more treble.
     
  12. macTW macrumors 65816

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    By design. Not a flaw but a design feature. One is blaring at your face, while the other pointing completely away. To try to make them sound even, Apple has volume differences.

    Can't find articles but I thought Apple stated that somewhere.
     
  13. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Citation? According to most of Apple's keynote presentation and marketing materials, the top speaker should be stereo sound.

    However, what I and many other seem to experience is a loud enough bottom speaker but a virtually nonexistent top speaker which is completely drowned out.
     
  14. Tab74 macrumors newbie

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    When my iphone7plus was new, top earpiece stereo speaker was loud and almost the same with the bottom right speaker. Now I noticed after few weeks of using that the top speaker sounded so soft. Could it be plug by some dust or dirt? Just wondering...
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Nope. Been that way since day 1.
     

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