1. maverick786us's Avatar
    I just read the review of iPhone 6s Plus.

    Apple iPhone 6s Review - Camera and Multimedia

    I am bit disappointed that Audio input is even lower than its predecessor. People who have purchased it, How good is it? Are missed calls noticeable, in noisy environment.? Watching videos are loud on the speakers?
    10-01-2015 03:57 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Well it's fine for me. Do you need it very loud for a specific reason?
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    10-01-2015 04:17 AM
  3. maverick786us's Avatar
    Well it's fine for me. Do you need it very loud for a specific reason?
    Sometimes it is required, for example if you are in noisy environment, the missed call shouldn't go unnoticed. When you are showing some video to your friends group in you-tube it should be loud and clearly audible.

    6 Plus had low speaker and music sound, which was bit disappointed. I was expecting the S-Series to have it better in terms of quality and loudness, Just like the way it was with IP5 where the music quality was compromised to compensate the thickness. But with 5S the music quality was again outstanding. Similarly 6 and 6+ were launched, again the music quality and loudness were slightly lower than its predecessor to compensate thickness. But when they released 6 S-Series instead of improving, it rather went down
    10-01-2015 05:39 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Ah gotcha. I understand you now. I'll check today but I'm sure by the time I get to the Metro to test it you'll have more meaningful answers than mine.


    Sent from my GORGEOUS, SEXY, AWESOME Rose Gold 128G iPhone 6s Plus
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    10-01-2015 05:55 AM
  5. maverick786us's Avatar
    Ah gotcha. I understand you now. I'll check today but I'm sure by the time I get to the Metro to test it you'll have more meaningful answers than mine.


    Sent from my GORGEOUS, SEXY, AWESOME Rose Gold 128G iPhone 6s Plus
    Thank you. iPhone 5s had the best music quality produced by any smartphone, so if we take it as a benchmark, if 6s Plus comes closer to it, I will be be satisfied with my purchase.
    10-01-2015 06:38 AM
  6. Dukins's Avatar
    I am a music buff and the sound is just fine for me. It's louder than the 6+ to me. I noticed it immediately. But again it all depends on the sound quality of the content you are watching or listening to. Be mindful of that. Bottomline the speakers are better.
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    10-01-2015 10:30 AM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    My opinion on it is that you should check out the phone yourself instead of reading reviews and coming up with final thoughts on it...neither of those things are a problem for me at all. I used my phone at the fair last night and had no problems with volume...and music quality? Maybe I'm a minority on this, but when I listen to music with my iPhone, it's 99.9999999% of the time connected to something to play said music through...that said, playing music directly through my iPhone sounds just fine as well.
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    10-01-2015 12:00 PM
  8. iEd's Avatar
    What a user is discerning through the iPhone speakers is not audio quality but the acoustical reproduction of the source audio.
    One can get a more accurate representation using headphones of the quality of the digital to analog conversion in a device.
    The perceived loudness through the speakers can be affected by the build of the device the placement of the speaker in the device and other acoustical situations in the environment and the material of the device.

    The loudness through headphones is affected by the DAC chip and amp inside the phone. I've seen test where the "loudness" was higher in a 4S than a 5. I don't think it's a big deal.
    I believe the speakers in a iPhone or any phone are for hearing the phone ring and calls. The headphone output is for listening to music and other media. The "quality" of that experience is the judgement of the individual.

    Could the quality of the speakers be different in a 6 to 6S? It's possible but I would think it's either the same or better.

    If a user wants to listen to some tunes through the speakers there's nothing wrong in that I do it all the time but I don't expect the best listening experience that way. It could be perceived as "better" in this iPhone or that iPhone through the speakers but if one is comparing say a 6 and 6S speakers they should both be brand new out the box. A year old 6 will have experienced some speaker fatigue vs a week old 6S.
    Most pro audio speaker A+B test that I'm familiar with are done with two brands of speakers right out the box.



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    10-01-2015 01:31 PM
  9. maverick786us's Avatar
    My opinion on it is that you should check out the phone yourself instead of reading reviews and coming up with final thoughts on it...neither of those things are a problem for me at all. I used my phone at the fair last night and had no problems with volume...and music quality? Maybe I'm a minority on this, but when I listen to music with my iPhone, it's 99.9999999% of the time connected to something to play said music through...that said, playing music directly through my iPhone sounds just fine as well.
    What a user is discerning through the iPhone speakers is not audio quality but the acoustical reproduction of the source audio.
    One can get a more accurate representation using headphones of the quality of the digital to analog conversion in a device.
    The perceived loudness through the speakers can be affected by the build of the device the placement of the speaker in the device and other acoustical situations in the environment and the material of the device.

    The loudness through headphones is affected by the DAC chip and amp inside the phone. I've seen test where the "loudness" was higher in a 4S than a 5. I don't think it's a big deal.
    I believe the speakers in a iPhone or any phone are for hearing the phone ring and calls. The headphone output is for listening to music and other media. The "quality" of that experience is the judgement of the individual.

    Could the quality of the speakers be different in a 6 to 6S? It's possible but I would think it's either the same or better.

    If a user wants to listen to some tunes through the speakers there's nothing wrong in that I do it all the time but I don't expect the best listening experience that way. It could be perceived as "better" in this iPhone or that iPhone through the speakers but if one is comparing say a 6 and 6S speakers they should both be brand new out the box. A year old 6 will have experienced some speaker fatigue vs a week old 6S.
    Most pro audio speaker A+B test that I'm familiar with are done with two brands of speakers right out the box.



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    These minor issues will not stop me from buying an iPhone 6s+. These issues frustrates me. Yes speaker quality is excellent, like bose, its the loudness that is the concern. And yes I always listen to the music using headsets, and it is preferred way. But I am an IT professional, when I go for a tea break, where I and my colleagues are on the same table, if I am showing some video to my colleagues, the sound should be clear and audible to all of them.

    Here is another review, that disappointed me. Although this review is of iPhone 6s not +.

    Apple iPhone 6s review: The more it changes… - page 7 - GSMArena.com

    I find gsmarena review more authentic than other tech sites. What they have written is...

    "As usual we've tested the loudspeaker performance of the new iPhone 6s. It is worse than the speaker of its iPhone 6 predecessor and scored a Below Average mark. The sound quality is very good though.

    This means you should keep a close eye on your phone in noisy environments, or missing calls is a real possibility."


    "The Apple iPhone 6s audio output is identical to that of its predecessor. Sadly that's not very good news as last year Apple took a step back in that regard, and unfortunately it failed to patch things up now."
    Last edited by maverick786us; 10-05-2015 at 08:29 AM.
    10-05-2015 05:57 AM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'd forgotten about this thread.
    I used the speaker on the device yesterday while showing friends some YouTube videos. It was loud enough to be heard in a restaurant over regular ambient noise.
    As far as missing calls or notifications., not likely. It's easily heard without it being all the way up.


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    10-05-2015 06:17 AM
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    10-05-2015 09:24 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have hearing problems. Music sounds fine with my headphones. But most sounds are too low. Apple only puts volume on the iPhone for those who can hear well. Talking is really difficult at times. The LG my wife used had much better volume. I've had 3 iPhones. All had poor volume for talking.
    Last edited by Ledsteplin; 10-05-2015 at 12:21 PM.
    10-05-2015 12:02 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You're frustrated about something you haven't experienced yourself...I don't think I need to spell out how silly that sounds. Buy the phone, use the phone, and if after you've done this you feel the audio from the device itself is too low, return it or file a complaint with Apple. I show people videos and stuff on my phone all the time...the volume is just fine in said situations. That's me...my experience...your experience may vary, but I can say without question that you can't develop a legitimate review without using it yourself.
    10-05-2015 12:25 PM
  14. joe_m_p's Avatar
    It's okay I guess. I wouldn't mind some front facing speakers though.
    10-05-2015 02:19 PM
  15. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It's okay I guess. I wouldn't mind some front facing speakers though.
    HTC makes a phone like this. Once again may I suggest checking out our sister site Android Central. In every thread that you have posted in, I've noticed that the features you are looking for resides in some kind of Android device, maybe just maybe Android devices might be best for YOU.
    10-05-2015 03:01 PM
  16. maverick786us's Avatar
    HTC makes a phone like this. Once again may I suggest checking out our sister site Android Central. In every thread that you have posted in, I've noticed that the features you are looking for resides in some kind of Android device, maybe just maybe Android devices might be best for YOU.
    My dad owns an HTC One M9+ which has a pair of front facing speakers. Despite having boom sound, the loudness looks average. Having loudness is not the primary motive of buying iPhone. There are other good features that I adore.
    10-06-2015 12:26 AM
  17. msm0511's Avatar
    My dad owns an HTC One M9+ which has a pair of front facing speakers. Despite having boom sound, the loudness looks average. Having loudness is not the primary motive of buying iPhone. There are other good features that I adore.
    The One M8 speakers are a little louder than the M9 series, but the M9 has better clarity. There were lots of complaints on AC about lower volumes. I prefer better overall sound to more volume personally. Anyway, back to the point. I don't think I've noticed a difference between my 6 and 6s Plus.


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    10-08-2015 05:05 PM
  18. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If you think the 6S or 6S Plus isn't loud enough, you should try to listen to how low the highest volume on an iPad Mini 2 is. The 6S will be a like you're at a rock concert.
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    10-09-2015 03:32 PM
  19. maverick786us's Avatar
    If you think the 6S or 6S Plus isn't loud enough, you should try to listen to how low the highest volume on an iPad Mini 2 is. The 6S will be a like you're at a rock concert.
    What about plus? I don't know why they kept the volume of plus slightly lower than classis 6s. Although the quality is amazing.

    Apple iPhone 6s Plus review: The bigger picture - page 8 - GSMArena.com
    10-12-2015 07:39 AM
  20. Thegreatone3's Avatar
    I think QUALITY is just fine. I have noticed that I have to turn up the volume a little more with the 6S Plus (in the car and with headphones) when compared to my 5S.
    10-12-2015 08:48 AM
  21. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    What about plus? I don't know why they kept the volume of plus slightly lower than classis 6s. Although the quality is amazing.

    Apple iPhone 6s Plus review: The bigger picture - page 8 - GSMArena.com
    I perceive the volume to be the same on my 6S Plus like it was on 6 Plus.
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    10-12-2015 09:20 AM
  22. anon(9208252)'s Avatar
    I'm new to the iPhone, and the 6+ seems very good to me.
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    10-12-2015 05:33 PM
  23. rulch's Avatar
    The 5S have better quality audio output imo.

    The music audio output that I'm experiecing with the 6S Plus is terrible and you can tell the difference right away, no high's and the volume can get loud but also the audio can get distorted. I'm not sure if Apple change or upgraded the codecs, whatever, audio quality is not like the 5S.

    I have a set of LG bluetooth headphones. They sound great on the 5S, but on the 6S Plus sound is muffle ... very bad.

    Speaker is loud no problems there.

    (Scuse my english)
    12-15-2015 02:22 PM
  24. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    I honestly feel like it's a requirement to have a dac/amp combo with the 6s/6s plus, audio quality is way too booboo. But most people won't notice if they're not audiophiles.
    12-15-2015 07:42 PM
  25. mdelaney1986's Avatar
    I upgraded to a 6s because I wanted 128gb to store more lossless music and ended up going back to the 64g 5s I was using. The 6s has great sound but seems to struggle at higher volumes with my lower impedance IEM's I notice more distortion and less impact and dynamics.


    Being a cellphone tech I have a shop full of tools...Using a true rms multimeter, 60Hz 0dB tone and a 16 ohm pair of headphones I learned that the voltage output of both these devices is about 1volt however when the 16ohm pair of headphones was connected, the voltage on the 6s dropped to .76 while the 5s only dropped to .91

    You could call this a higher impedance output on the 6s, and it certainly is. But the fact that this is accompanied by higher distortion levels and sounds like a lesser designed amp. If you are using higher impedance cans (40 ohm and up) the 6s sounds fantastic but that doesn't work for me.
    12-31-2015 03:36 AM
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