iPhone Loudness & Clarity

moonwally

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Before I commit, please let me know if I'll be able to have a conversation in a noisy street with the iPhone. Can I adjust the volume so it's LOUD & CLEAR?

If not, it's just not gonna work for me.

Thanks!
 

dietPEPSI

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from what ive read, its awful...you cant hear anything unless you are standing in absolute silence...

but i don't have one so i cant confirm it....and im not sure if its all of them, or if its just some...bue so far a lot of people have complained...
 

Flyboone

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Mine is almost too loud when adjusted to full volume. I was in a noisy restaurant today for lunch and could hear just fine. Some have complained, but I have to wonder if they turned the volume up or not. It is only about half way by default.
 

Austinsdc

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At first i couldn't hear mine either, turned all the way up too. Then it sounded just fine. Weird.
 

wjp09

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it depends on your bars and how clear the person is talking
 
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I believe that the iPhone bluetooth headset can improve the voice quality.
 

Macster

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The AT&T store I went to yesterday was out of iPhones by the time I got there. BUT... I was able to play around with a demo they had in the store. My main concern about buying an iPhone was how well the phone worked. After my wife and I tried the demo, we walked straight to the counter and ordered two phones. The clerity was crisp and clear. Had no problems hearing or being heard with all the ambient noise in the store (lots of voices and loud music.)

The quality of the headset volume is what prompted us to spend $1,200 on phones.
 

Lheaxhuns

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My volume is so bad the phone is un-usable in a shopping mall. If it can't be fixed, I'm returning it.
 

Mustang05

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I've been reading some posts about the volume being to low. Mine is loud and isn't all the way up. im happy with it!
 

Lheaxhuns

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I've been reading some posts about the volume being to low. Mine is loud and isn't all the way up. im happy with it!
This is actually good to know, it means that mine can be fixed.
 

Jerome

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I thought the volume was initially very low too, but it turns out i was an idiot because I still had the screen packaging plastic covering the ear speaker. lol. now i can hear in it just fine.
 

doron

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thanks...i thought we had a major situation here...it may be that folks aint turnin up the volume...'pump up the volume-pump up the volume-pump up the volume -dance-dance...':laugh2:
 

Lheaxhuns

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thanks...i thought we had a major situation here...it may be that folks aint turnin up the volume...'pump up the volume-pump up the volume-pump up the volume -dance-dance...':laugh2:
I'm pretty sure people know how to turn up the volume, that's not the issue.

Even when the volume is turned down below halfway, turning it up all the way barley increases the output.
 

Lheaxhuns

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now how about the call volume on the speakerphone?
Mine is just as bad. My old phone was a LG and the speaker phone was amazing. This speaker phone sucks. I'm praying that it's just my phone and it can be fixed.
 

doron

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Mine is just as bad. My old phone was a LG and the speaker phone was amazing. This speaker phone sucks. I'm praying that it's just my phone and it can be fixed.
ah man...i hope it can be fixed as well..
 

Apple4me

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I'm praying that Apple can release a firmware upgrade, and soon, to allow us to increase both the earphone and speakerphone volumes. I'm thinking that maybe they capped the max volumes in the firmware to save battery life?
 

doron

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I'm praying that Apple can release a firmware upgrade, and soon, to allow us to increase both the earphone and speakerphone volumes. I'm thinking that maybe they capped the max volumes in the firmware to save battery life?
why would you have to release a firmware upgrd to increase the call volume/speakerphone call volume...that should be the first thing that wks flawless
 

Lheaxhuns

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I'm praying that Apple can release a firmware upgrade, and soon, to allow us to increase both the earphone and speakerphone volumes. I'm thinking that maybe they capped the max volumes in the firmware to save battery life?
This was my first guess too, if that's the case I'm very pissed off. My logic was that speakers require a lot of power, even in car stereos you have big amps to run them. Scale that down, and its' safe to assume a loud speaker may use a lot of power on a cell phone. If they can't fix it, like I said, I'll be returning it.
 

typer922

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Not to sound elementary, but do the people who are having problems hearing know that to turn up the headset volume, you must be in a call? Turning it up while you're not on a call just turns up the ringer. I couldn't hear that well at first so I had my gf call me so that I could turn up the headset volume. Works fine now.