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Released on September 19, 2014, this 5.5" screen iPhone is the larger version of the iPhone 6.

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earpiece has sound distortion

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iPhone 6 plus has distorted sound through earpiece only (loud speaker and headphones have good clear sound).

I changed earpiece speaker and also flex cable but no improvement - sound still distorted.

The phone doesn't appear to have been opened before and hasnt suffered water damage.

I would have thought it was the audio ic if sound was distorted on loudspeaker and earphones too, but this is not the case.


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How does it sound distorted? Like muffled or more of a popping noise? If it's muffled/quiet then it could be the earmesh. Also check if there are any rips on the front flex cable

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It is both quiet and fuzzy - not muffled or popping. kind of like the distortion if you put too much power through an amp (just not so loud!)


I guess try to remove the earmesh (or clean it) and test that out. A ripped cable doesn't cause distortion in the sound and if you've already replaced the earpiece then that is probably not the problem.


Thanks very much for your help, you were spot on about the earmesh. I could understand it making it quieter but never thought the sound would distort from a clogged up earmesh!

anyway thanks again


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