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Old 08-17-2007, 12:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I just picked up a 8100 pearl and i've noticed that the speakerphone (in general) has a small distortion when used above half volume. It sounds like a small rattle in the speaker.

This is noticable during calls, or when using a loud ringtone.

I was reading alot of you say the speakerphone has great quality, so i'm not sure this is normal.

Would anyone be able to tell me if this is normal or not, since i would like to return it if it is a defective phone for one that works good.

Thanks.
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Try taking the battery cover off and listening. It will be MUCH louder so be careful. If the rattling stops then you might try place a business card cut in half between the battery door and the battery and the sliding the door back in place. If you are looking for a clearer louder sound check out the Siedo replacement cover with speaker opening it should solve all your issues...(I hope!)

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Alright,

Took off the back cover, it does sound somewhat better.

But, as i was testing different volume levels, i did notice that on the built in media player, when playing sounds, when i max out the volume it does start to distort a little. Only noticeable when bass frequencies start to play throught the speaker.

Also, on calls, same thing (anything above half volume) still starts to distort when bass frequencies play out of the speaker. (someone talking loud, ect.)

Is this the nature of the phone, or does everyone experience this? I'd hate to not return it and then find out other 8100 sound just fine.
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One more thing,

This is not a big distortion, i can still hear other person fine, but it's just enough to make me wonder if the new phone i got is bad...
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You should wait for others to chime in.... mine does distort but I don't expect much from it as far as blasting music. Thats what the boat stereo is for!
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These speakers are not built to stand up to the treble and bass that may come from a loud environment on the other end of the call, and most definitely from music playing.

You can search Google for a MP3 converter where you package down the quality of the song, and for the most optimal clarity, remove large bass tones.
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So would that mean you too have that problem?
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lol, generally yes. Apparently I'm hard of hearing.. so all of my volumes are always maxed out.

I never reduced the quality/removed bass from my songs (laziness),
so on higher "hitting" songs or louder ones, I get the distortion on the bass notes.

During phone calls I've never paid much attention as it hasn't been something that bothers me. You can definitely tell the distortion when the person on the other end is muffling their voice by talking/screaming-yelling/or talking with their phone laying RIGHT on their face.

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Haha,

Well it's good to know that i'm not the only one with the problem, i really wasn't looking forward to returning it since i've updated the firmware and got it the way i want it.

Plus I ordered a 4GB card

This phone is awesome.

For future reference, i will have to order that new back cover with the speaker opening, it does make the sound much clearer, but doesn't eliminate the problem.

I appreciate the feedback guys.
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