So I blew the speaker out on my iPhone. I took it to my local Apple store (busy busy busy!!), walked right up to the genius bar and handed them my phone. I explained that I tried restore, turning sound check off, turning the EQ off, and it still sounded like crap. He went to the back and emerged with a new iphone, switched sims and in 15 minutes I was out the door with a new phone. APPLE RULES. I have only had apple computers, and it is because of service like that that I will only have apple products.