iPhone speaker hack! 40% louder!

seb481

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By doing this, is the sound quality still good when playing music through the speaker?
 

Griffinaz

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By doing this, is the sound quality still good when playing music through the speaker?
I think the sound quality is actually improved by doing this because it is less distorted and you don't need to turn it as loud to hear it. Sounds good even at low volume.
 

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P.S. A staple works good for this and you can bend it to control how far you can push it through the membrane.
 

doron

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I think the sound quality is actually improved by doing this because it is less distorted and you don't need to turn it as loud to hear it. Sounds good even at low volume.

well Griff- it seems like the most of the responses on here are more good than otherwise...
 

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I poked holed in mine and made a big improvement. I don't know about "40%" louder but it is definitely louder making it much easier to hear the ringer and text alerts, etc. For some reason though, my speaker phone doesn't seem any louder but I rarely use it anyway. I didn't worry any about damaging the speaker and I'm not concerned about dust...heck, think about all the dust getting in through the headphone jack.
 

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I poked holed in mine and made a big improvement. I don't know about "40%" louder but it is definitely louder making it much easier to hear the ringer and text alerts, etc. For some reason though, my speaker phone doesn't seem any louder but I rarely use it anyway. I didn't worry any about damaging the speaker and I'm not concerned about dust...heck, think about all the dust getting in through the headphone jack.
i'm really hesitatin' on doin' it...but it seems like the responses are pretty good thus far
 
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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.
Yep. I even bought a couple of specialized iPod/iPhone tools, took off the antenna cover and removed the filter completely.
 
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i'm really hesitatin' on doin' it...but it seems like the responses are pretty good thus far
You'd really have to jam the needle in there a long way to damage anything, Doron. I used about a quarter-inch of the needle and didn't get anywhere near the actual speaker.
 

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Yeah, you can't be afraid to do it once you decide. The first time I did it I didn't go in far enough and thought it didn't work. After mustering up some cajones, I did it again and just went for it. Drastic improvement.

Don't stress it... you really have to work hard to muck it up.
 

doron

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Yeah, you can't be afraid to do it once you decide. The first time I did it I didn't go in far enough and thought it didn't work. After mustering up some cajones, I did it again and just went for it. Drastic improvement.

Don't stress it... you really have to work hard to muck it up.

cool...i MIGHT:laugh2:do it
 

KPSK

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i could only pierce through 6 holes on mine. the rest look like they are solid.
 

gamedude9742

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nap can you get some sort of link for those tools and mayb even a guide on how to do that :-D lol... id love to make my speaker louder...
 

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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.
well said my friend. thats why we live in GA lol
 

doron

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Originally Posted by OJsakila
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.

well said my friend. thats why we live in GA lol


but what you gotta understand is that there are some of on here that aren't 'old timers'...this happens to be one the better post...and seeing that there isn't a tech forum discussn the specs, we new timers appreciate info like this...

and ja_ i live just below you in FL...LOL
 
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OJsakila

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Originally Posted by OJsakila
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.





but what you gotta understand is that there are some of on here that aren't 'old timers'...this happens to be one the better post...and seeing that there isn't a tech forum discussn the specs, we new timers appreciate info like this...

and ja_ i live just below you in FL...LOL

No big deal. In Georgia we try not to be so redundant. J/k
 
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