iPhone speaker hack! 40% louder!

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  1. liberated

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  2. Spikefood

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    Great mod but it was posted back a few months ago.
     
  3. justahsquirrel

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    quite risky...might damage the speaker itself....
     
  4. Lava

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    That is exactly what i was thinking, i don't think that Apple made your speaker quieter just to bug you, they made it so it doesn't destroy the speaker.
     
  5. OJsakila

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    Actually the speaker is quite some distance (1/2") from the grill. This is common knowledgge and most old timers around here wouldn't even bother posting this. Do some searching.
     
  6. IphoneTony

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    I would not do it either... Did not sound any louder in video
     
  7. jjvaldez

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    where are the statistics that it is 40% higher? was there a sound meeter there?
    hahahah
     
  8. psylichon

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    Well, I tried it a while ago, it didn't hurt my phone, and it is indeed louder. I'm an audio engineer and deal with small degrees of volume change every day. This is no small change... even my wife noticed without prompting.

    Others on the board have shared the same sentiments... it's a fairly well-received hack. Search for it.
     
  9. askewed

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    Worked for me... First thing I did when my wife bought one.
     
  10. steviep831

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    Second. It definitely improved the sound level on my phone. And as mentioned above, no real chance of damaging the speaker, but I wouldn't go deep-sea fishing with the pin...
     
  11. powersrus

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    I agree...I did this to my iPhone, my sons, and husbands and they ARE much louder!:)
     
  12. fl0w

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    what of the warranty voiding?
     
  13. doron

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    well, since you are a sound engineer, i may take your word for it...never doubt a word from a sound engineer...at least the ones that know what their talkn about...so does it improve the volume of the person you're talkn to as well...
     
  14. iLLGT2

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    Interesting, so how do you know when you have done it correctly? How hard should you push the needle in? Thanks :)
     
  15. doron

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    well according to the video it seems that its a slight poke...i MIGHT do it...if i do it, i'll use a tack to have more poke control...although a tack might be too big...
     
  16. Ag-Ryan

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    i did it and i didn't really notice much [if any] difference, but hey, it definitely didn't hurt things at all....
     
  17. Inverted

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    so what exactly are you poking here. are you poking holes in the speaker its self?
     
  18. adseguy

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    there is a membrane between the black plastic outer shell and the internals (including the speaker) This protecs from dust and other contaminantes from getting in.

    I did this on my speaker, but only noticed 38.567% better performance. J/K, but it really did help a whole lot out and it's very noticeable. I stuck a thin needle in their to check where the speaker was. It's very far in there and if you just use a little poke control with a pin you'll be fine. My suggestion is if you REALLy don't like the speaker quality then go ahead and try it. I really don't think it's going to hurt anything overall
     
  19. OJsakila

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    you can't be afraid. The speaker is recessed about 1/2" away from the grill. Poke only 1/8" through the holes. I believe all of them except the four inside holes can be poked.

    This is OLD news. Search the forums for a great thread about this topic.
     
  20. doron

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    this is praughly why i might not do it...keep the dust and other contaminates from gettin' in...you would've thought they would've put some sort of mic-screen (like that of a pop-stopper) in there...but if its far in there then i guess it would be all good...i guess
     

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