iPhone 8(+) Who else is in LOVE with their iPhone speakers?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I have an iPhone 8 AT&T 256GB

    iOS 11.3

    And I love everything about it, ESPECIALLY the dual speakers.

    I enjoy them daily, by a lot.


    NOTE:

    My first iPhone 8 had some crackling sounding speakers after 6 months. So they switched it out at the Apple store with no stress at all.
     
  2. nhkdarkevil macrumors newbie

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    My phone had cracking sounds too, but 11.3 seems fixed it.
     
  3. sunapple macrumors 68000

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    I went from an iPhone 8 to 7 Plus and I miss those speakers. Just like the speakers on my 15" MBP from 2015 which are not as good as the ones on the Touch Bar models.

    Long story short, Apple has a strong speaker game going. Can't wait to try out HomePod.
     
  4. Relentless Power, Mar 30, 2018
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The Stereo speakers are excellent. My top feature when they debuted on the iPhone 7.
     
  5. Super Xander macrumors regular

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    I had the iPhone 7 and to be honest the dual speaker system was not well made. iPhone X is a different story, the speakers are just amazing.
     
  6. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    My iPhone X speakers are so loud and clear. Normally in the past I would alwasy have the volume on max while watching anything.

    Not with the X. Good speakers for a smart phone.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I agree that my 8+ speakers are the best of any iPhone, really outstanding.

    My current iPhone X has very good speakers, yet, not quite as good as the 8+.
     
  8. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    While marginally better than my previous iPhones i don’t feel impressed with the speakers in my 8+ or iPad Pro. They are ok but any decent external speaker will be immediately preferred.
     
  9. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I don't know if I'm in LOVE with my iPhone speakers. Anyway, we haven't had that conversation just yet but I know that one of us is going to say it soon and I'm nervous. Do I LOVE my iPhone speakers or am I just in love with the idea of loving them? I need a Cosmo.
     
  10. GomerBoy macrumors 6502

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    Is it true that Apple reduced the sound level in the speakers for 11.3?
     
  11. naturalstar macrumors 6502a

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    It’s one of my favorite features on my 8 Plus.
     
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    Coming from a Motorola Moto X Pure, I was apprehensive about the iPhone speaker setup. I was used to dual, front facing stereo speakers. iPhone 8 Plus speakers are pretty good, but don’t compare to the Moto.
     
  13. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    I enjoy the speakers on my X. They have improved the speakers again since the 7 plus.
     
  14. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    8 plus speakers are great, but I always use headphones. I'm never in a position to listen to anything longer than a minute or 2 via the phone speakers.
     
  15. Helmsley macrumors regular

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    The stereo image isn't great on my 8 Plus.

    Is the speaker at the top smaller than the bottom one? The sound seems louder from the bottom one when listening in stereo.
     
  16. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 601

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    I'm just concerned because I thought both speakers worked for sound. I only get sound from one speaker.
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    Oh, I thought that the 'stereo' effect was from the ones on the bottom.
     
  17. Volusia macrumors 6502

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    Like tonybarnaby, I use AirPods most of the time when listening in the wild, and HomePod when at home. I have used the 8+'s speakers while in the shower and found them very good!
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    We know an external speaker would greatly improve the sound and stereo speakers can’t compete with external speakers, but I don’t think that’s the point either. But in the terms of where the iPhone used to be with the sound, the stereo speakers are substantially louder and more Crisp.
     
  19. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    Less terrible than what we were used to, for sure. Just doesn’t make them good or make me fall in love with a piece of tech. If we ever approach the moment when an external speaker could be replaced, if that is even possible, that would be a game changer.
     
  20. NightWingz macrumors member

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    Interested to know this as well.

    Am testing at the moment. But all the max volume distortions have definitely been reduced or eliminated.
     
  21. cbreze macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 7 so haven't tried the 8's speakers but the 7's are pretty outstanding as well. I also have a pixel 2 for my android fix and I think I give the iP 7 a slight edge over the Pixel's speakers for sound quality. Seems a little bit richer sounding and more volume capability as well.
     
  22. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed that too and am wondering if they changed that in an update. I didn’t/don’t use them enough to know whether it was better at launch.
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The one hidden feature that most are not aware of the iPhone 8 stereo speakers, is Apple actually increased them by 25% louder over the iPhone 7 stereo speakers.
     
  24. cbreze macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn’t aware of that increase. Have to try it out next time I’m in the store.
     
  25. TomOSeven macrumors regular

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    Is the audio quality different between the 7 and the 8?
     

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