1. TLD1's Avatar
    One of the main features that convinced me to upgrade from the 6+ to the 7+ were the stereo speakers and drastically improved volume and sound from those speakers on the 7+.

    My iPhone X will be here in a couple of days (YAY!!!) and I'm wondering how the new speakers and sound volume/quality is on the new X versus my iPhone 7+.

    Better? Worse? Louder/clearer? Quieter/less-clear?
    11-15-2017 11:27 AM
  2. dejanh's Avatar
    One of the main features that convinced me to upgrade from the 6+ to the 7+ were the stereo speakers and drastically improved volume and sound from those speakers on the 7+.

    My iPhone X will be here in a couple of days (YAY!!!) and I'm wondering how the new speakers and sound volume/quality is on the new X versus my iPhone 7+.

    Better? Worse? Louder/clearer? Quieter/less-clear?
    So far quite sub-par compared to the 7 Plus. Sound is tiny and tinny. The volume definitely does not get nearly as high. Overall, it sounds more like a single, not-so-good speaker.
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    11-15-2017 01:26 PM
  3. TLD1's Avatar
    So far quite sub-par compared to the 7 Plus. Sound is tiny and tinny. The volume definitely does not get nearly as high. Overall, it sounds more like a single, not-so-good speaker.
    Hmmmmmmmmm. This is not good.
    11-15-2017 04:11 PM
  4. dejanh's Avatar
    Hmmmmmmmmm. This is not good.
    No, it’s not. Speaker quality is definitely a noticeable step back after finally making a major improvement with the iPhone 7 Plus. I think next year with the larger iPhone X, or will it be iPhone XI Plus.
    11-15-2017 04:58 PM
  5. TLD1's Avatar
    No, it’s not. Speaker quality is definitely a noticeable step back after finally making a major improvement with the iPhone 7 Plus. I think next year with the larger iPhone X, or will it be iPhone XI Plus.
    I'm supposed to get my X two days from now, and I'm thankful I have a 14-day trial. If the speakers suck that badly...I may be rocking an 8+ until next years offering.
    11-15-2017 05:09 PM
  6. dejanh's Avatar
    I'm supposed to get my X two days from now, and I'm thankful I have a 14-day trial. If the speakers suck that badly...I may be rocking an 8+ until next years offering.
    Everyone should match the phone to their needs. Some folks may not be sensitive to the speaker issue. I am, but also other pros so far outweigh the cons and therefore I am likely to keep mine. Plus, I love HDR10 and Dolby Vision for late night movie watching in bed. A good pair of headphones and an amp/DAC is anyway my choice always since I am a bit of an audiophile. Having said that, I do use the speaker extensively for phone-calls and so far the experience has been mediocre.
    11-15-2017 05:12 PM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    It’s better than the 7 Plus IMO.
    25% louder as Apple stated, and it does sound clearer/crispier at higher volumes.
    11-15-2017 08:01 PM
  8. msm0511's Avatar
    One of the main features that convinced me to upgrade from the 6+ to the 7+ were the stereo speakers and drastically improved volume and sound from those speakers on the 7+.

    My iPhone X will be here in a couple of days (YAY!!!) and I'm wondering how the new speakers and sound volume/quality is on the new X versus my iPhone 7+.

    Better? Worse? Louder/clearer? Quieter/less-clear?
    Better, more clear, and with a tiny bit more punch than my 7 Plus had. I think they're louder as well, but I traded my 7 Plus in for an S8+ so I'm going from memory. To me it seems the X speakers are better than my iPhone 8 too.
    11-15-2017 09:11 PM
  9. dejanh's Avatar
    They are definitely not better than the 7 Plus, unless the 7 Plus was having some issues. I feel very confident in saying that. In fact, I can confidently say that the speaker quality on the iPhone X is it’s worst feature.
    11-15-2017 10:22 PM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    They are definitely not better than the 7 Plus, unless the 7 Plus was having some issues. I feel very confident in saying that. In fact, I can confidently say that the speaker quality on the iPhone X is it’s worst feature.
    I have to respectfully disagree with you. On mine audio is much better.
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    11-16-2017 06:28 AM
  11. TLD1's Avatar
    I have to respectfully disagree with you. On mine audio is much better.
    I know volume and sound quality/clarity is subjective...just like earpiece speaker volume/quality. But, if the "X" speakers are at least as good as my 7+ I'll be a happy camper, and learn to live with all the new swipe/gesture stuff.

    If not...I'll be keeping my 7+. Boom!
    11-16-2017 11:35 AM
  12. falconeight's Avatar
    I just played both the 8 plus and x at the same time maxed out with the same song. They both are just as good and sound difference is very minimal and would be user preference. I think the x is a bit clearer and the 8 plus a bit deeper but its not enough for me to care. Its a mute point in my opinion.
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    11-16-2017 11:38 AM
  13. mogelijk's Avatar
    I just played both the 8 plus and x at the same time maxed out with the same song. They both are just as good and sound difference is very minimal and would be user preference. I think the x is a bit clearer and the 8 plus a bit deeper but its not enough for me to care. Its a mute point in my opinion.
    I believe the 8 Plus and the X are supposed to have the same speakers, and that they are supposed to be 25% louder than the 7 Plus.

    My experience is that my X speakers are better than my 7 Plus. I suspect that the person who has poor sound from his X has an issue with his speakers.
    11-16-2017 12:20 PM
  14. falconeight's Avatar
    I believe the 8 Plus and the X are supposed to have the same speakers, and that they are supposed to be 25% louder than the 7 Plus.

    My experience is that my X speakers are better than my 7 Plus. I suspect that the person who has poor sound from his X has an issue with his speakers.
    I think too many people are just looking for click bait. Throwing out anything and everything for attention. It always happens when apple releases a new product.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    11-16-2017 12:22 PM
  15. dejanh's Avatar
    I believe the 8 Plus and the X are supposed to have the same speakers, and that they are supposed to be 25% louder than the 7 Plus.

    My experience is that my X speakers are better than my 7 Plus. I suspect that the person who has poor sound from his X has an issue with his speakers.
    I think too many people are just looking for click bait. Throwing out anything and everything for attention. It always happens when apple releases a new product.
    That's right. I'm just looking for clicks, on a forum, and now that I have them I am very happy. /s

    Let's let the OP judge. I have spoken to several other iPhone X users whose opinion I consider trustworthy and their objective assessment was the same as mine. Everyone noticed the same tiny and tinny sound. Having other people corroborate what I observed helped me to clear up any doubts about having a bad device. Even reading the Reddit thread on speaker issues confirms that replacements made no or minimal difference.

    But, as I said, let's let the OP judge the quality.
    11-16-2017 12:53 PM
  16. falconeight's Avatar
    That's right. I'm just looking for clicks, on a forum, and now that I have them I am very happy. /s

    Let's let the OP judge. I have spoken to several other iPhone X users whose opinion I consider trustworthy and their objective assessment was the same as mine. Everyone noticed the same tiny and tinny sound. Having other people corroborate what I observed helped me to clear up any doubts about having a bad device. Even reading the Reddit thread on speaker issues confirms that replacements made no or minimal difference.

    But, as I said, let's let the OP judge the quality.
    Its not for the OP or me or anyone to judge entirely. We give our opinions and that how it works.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    11-16-2017 12:58 PM
  17. TripleOne's Avatar
    I know volume and sound quality/clarity is subjective...just like earpiece speaker volume/quality. But, if the "X" speakers are at least as good as my 7+ I'll be a happy camper, and learn to live with all the new swipe/gesture stuff.

    If not...I'll be keeping my 7+. Boom!
    I think you’ll notice the difference
    11-16-2017 06:38 PM
  18. dejanh's Avatar
    I think you’ll notice the difference
    I think he will too
    11-16-2017 10:13 PM
  19. robsawalker's Avatar
    Wow, the X speakers are a huge improvement over the 7+. If you think the X speakers are quiet and tinny you need to return your phone. I upgraded from the 7+ to the X and they are much better and louder. No contest!
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    11-19-2017 10:10 AM
  20. LCW's Avatar
    I don’t know if the X speakers are better that the 7 Plus’ but they are pretty fantastic as is. Good stereo effect in landscape mode
    11-19-2017 12:46 PM
  21. TLD1's Avatar
    Wow, the X speakers are a huge improvement over the 7+. If you think the X speakers are quiet and tinny you need to return your phone. I upgraded from the 7+ to the X and they are much better and louder. No contest!
    I’m in total agreement, and stoked that the speakers on my X are so much louder & so much clearer than on my 7+. Yeah...I’m very happy with that.
    dejanh likes this.
    11-22-2017 07:26 AM
  22. dejanh's Avatar
    I’m in total agreement, and stoked that the speakers on my X are so much louder & so much clearer than on my 7+. Yeah...I’m very happy with that.
    I replaced my original phone for different reasons (faulty modem) and I do have to say that the issue I had with the speakers on the original phone are basically non-existent on this new device. Distortion at max volume is still present, but it is not terrible. Overall, speakers are alright now. I would still not say that they are better (or worse) than my 7 Plus, but are acceptable now.
    11-22-2017 12:18 PM
  23. msm0511's Avatar
    I’m in total agreement, and stoked that the speakers on my X are so much louder & so much clearer than on my 7+. Yeah...I’m very happy with that.
    Yaaaayyy! Glad you like them!
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    11-25-2017 10:48 AM
  24. anon(10000748)'s Avatar
    Might be just me but I always listen to music while I’m showering with the speaker phone. The X was much louder than my 7plus ever was today, Sound quality was better too.
    11-25-2017 02:49 PM

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