5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2008 11:33 AM by PatrickL
PatrickL Level 1 (45 points)
With all things being equal, why would sound quality suddenly suffer a marked decrease in quality?

And when I say decreased sound quality, I mean it in a software, not hardware, way. Certain frequencies are muted or completely gone, as if the sound is being run through a karaoke machine that cuts off most of the vocals.

I performed a hard reset, to no avail. Is it possible that the audio chip went bad? Like I said, nothing changed. I was sitting here at work listening to "Take It Back" by Wu-Tang Clan and suddenly all I could hear was the dope bassline, but none of RZA's or GZA's vocals in a song I knew had them.

Also, I called my girlfriend and she couldn't hear me. I had to disconnect the headphones to talk to her. But I don't think it's the headphones since the sound volume is still high, but the lows are almost non-existent. The strange thing is that I can actually hear the vocals, but they sound like the singer is far, far away, like talking in a tunnel.

The headphones are fine; they're the iPhone headphones, no adapters, no nothing. And again, by all things equal, iPod > Settings nothing was changed, Soundcheck was untouched, EQ hasn't changed, nothing, nada, except for one second it works to the next one it doesn't.

I am simply perplexed.

This is on an iPhone 2G running OS 2.1 (5F136), with no patches, jailbreaks, etc.

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iPhone 2G - MacBook Pro 17" - MacPro Dual 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 4GB iPhone - 4GB RAM (MBP) - 2GB RAM (MP)