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!)

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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.

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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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