Will GSM iPhone Buzz in Dock ?
One of The downsides to cingular GSM is you get so much static/noise using them in music docks especially as speakerphones .As far as I know there isn't a music dock for any GSM phones . Seems like this would be unacceptable for an iPodPhone....?
- 04-07-2007, 12:19 PM #3
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- 04-07-2007, 04:43 PM #7
That is the feedback from a non-3G signal. Happens whenever I put any Cingular phone next to a speaker (in GPRS or EDGE areas only). Since the iPhone isn't 3G I would assume it will still make the noise. Its a frequency issue, not a hardware defect...
- 04-07-2007, 04:50 PM #8
- 04-07-2007, 05:33 PM #9
I agree, I wouldn't want to hear ticking while listening to music through my 500 dollar phone + speaker system cost as well. But I probably wouldn't use a setup that exploited this. Perhaps just a cord where I could keep the phone a few feet away from the speakers, etc
- 04-08-2007, 09:11 AM #10
I have an iPod nano and the Apple audio dock (plugged into a hifi) and have just tried an experiement. I placed my phone (a Nokia E61) next to the dock and put it in 'GSM mode' (otherwise it would be using UTMS as the house is in a 3G area) and played back some music via the nano (in the dock). I set the phone to download a couple of web pages, sent it a text message and rang it up. I couldn't hear any interference of any kind. This doesn't mean that the iPhone won't have any problems of course, but I think this is about as close as we come to making an assessment before it's released. It at least indicates that Apple's dock is pretty well shielded (for the price it should be!).
- 04-08-2007, 11:09 AM #12
Any GSM phone will put out this noise, so the iPhone should have the same issue. I've heard that some devices do it worse than others. I have witnessed it from a cheapo free Nokia 1100 up to the Treo 650. Luckily, CDMA does not have this issue.
- 04-09-2007, 09:12 AM #13
It also depends on WHERE the phone is placed. If I put my Treo or my 8125 near a clock-radio, for example, periodically there is a rather unpleasant buzzing and clicking noise emitted from the radio. If it's more than about 18 inches away, it doesn't happen. I plug my 8125 into my home stereo, car stereo, computer speakers, and a dedicated powered speaker in my garage all the time with no noise issues.
Simple solution - place whatever dock you use more than a foot or so away from the FM receiver and the speakers and it won't be an issue.
- 04-09-2007, 01:07 PM #14
PS: For what its worth, my name isn't archie. The word archie is in reference to landmark internet technologies like Archie and Croquet which provide for resource sharing, something you would know nothing about (ooops, maybe I should just let the reader discover this for themself :evil.
- 04-09-2007, 01:23 PM #15
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- 04-09-2007, 10:18 PM #20
I'd venture to say 'he doesn't' for both. Some of us here are tech enthusiasts and do not have name-brand loyalty (as opposed to yourself as hinted by your post and handle). Likewise, I own two Palms (650 and 700wx) but could really care less if they stay or go as a company.
- 04-10-2007, 02:16 AM #22
which I bought as part of this kit:
It was connected up (using the supplied cables) to a Denon amp and Mission speakers.
The iPod Hi-Fi is something different:
I don't have one of these and haven't tested it.
- 04-10-2007, 09:26 AM #23
- 05-05-2007, 09:13 AM #24
I think it really depends on the phone. I have a Blackjack and it causes a ton of static, even on my TV and stereo that sits 10 ft away. My guess it that's it such a thin phone, there's not as much shielding. Of course, I don't really have anything to back that up, so who knows.