Where's the Speaker?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by bildio, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. bildio macrumors regular

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  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Inside. There is no grill, although it has been reported that sound comes out the dock connector port.

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  3. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Most of the sound comes out of the dock connector from what I can tell.
     
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  5. dellavoce macrumors regular

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    Funny that I just came to this forum to ask this very question. I just brought home my new gen 2 touch today! If the back case is what makes the sound resonate, I wonder would something like Best Skins Ever affect that? Anyone tried it? Because I'm a die-hard user of BSE. I'm treating my new touch with kid gloves 'til I have some protection!
     
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    you're listening to a newbie? BTW he's dead wrong. If you go play with them at the Apple store and you'd know that instantly.
     
  7. insicor macrumors newbie

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    iLounge review

    While it’s a little unfortunate that the iPod touch’s speaker isn’t in the same league’s as the iPhone 3G’s, or even the original iPhone’s, the fact that the iPod touch is the first iPod ever to include a speaker for music and video is a major plus for the product line. Notably, it does not use traditional ventilation, and amazingly doesn’t introduce new holes into the iPod touch’s casing. We initially guessed that the speaker breathed through the bottom Dock Connector and/or headphone ports, but when they’re blocked, audio still can be heard: as it turns out, Apple is using the metal back surface of the iPod touch as a speaker, sort of like an NXT flat panel audio system. At maximum volume, you can feel the slightest hint of vibration in the back, but at lower volumes, it’s not evident, and it doesn’t appear to impact touchscreen or other use of the device, either.

    Review of BodyGuardz, has some bit about how it affects the speakers.

    Edit: More thoughts/impressions...

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/First-Look/iPod/iPod-Touch-2G/Page-5
    http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99016

    So I guess the speaker may be on the inside...? :confused: But anyways it seems like a thin case will have little to no affect on the speaker.
     

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