Speaker Crackling

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    What's the deal with the D4's speaker crackling at higher volumes? Does anyone else notice this or did I just get a defective phone? It's really starting to annoy me and piss me off. The speaker on the D2 was flawless. This is unacceptable.

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    I completely agree with you. I think the speakers are poop. Literally.
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    My earpiece speaker blew. Luckily i was still in my 30 day return period at BB so i got a new phone today. I think my original one was bad from the start because this one is much more clear. Idk though. Got to the point where the speaker phone and earpiece was horrible.

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    My first D4 speaker was the same way. Took it back and they replaced it. New one is much better.

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    My speaker does the same thing. Very annoying. I'm going to take it back and get a new phone.
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    You might not need to. I have a feeling it is just a bad speaker. Try changing the audio settings. I think it was stock set to enhance bass, so I changed mine and it is hardly noticeable anymore.
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    Great tip - thanks. I changed the sound settings and it seems significantly better. I'll use it this way for a little while and see if this has truly cured the problem.
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    Nice. Glad I could help.
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    Where is this setting? I can't find it in Menu-Settings-Sound.
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    It's there. It's under "Media Audio Effects." Change it to 'balanced' and you should be good to go.
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    As Kas84 said, try balanced. when you get to "media audio effects", go to "wired stereo devices", then make sure "enable audio effects" is enabled, select "Effects profile", then "Custom" , Then you can click "equalizer" and select your balanced setting from there.
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    I found it! Thanks!
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    Trying to make the best of a bad situation until we get fastboot and/or an ICS rom. Thanks for the sound tip.

    That is some real tech support, Kas84.

    Cheers!

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    Don't mention it. Glad I could help you out.
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    My first Droid 4 had some "crackling speaker" issues so I had Verizon send me a replacement.

    The first replacement's speaker was totally worthless (could not even hear the Verizon voice mail lady) so I had them send me another replacement.

    I got the third phone yesterday, and immediately set the equalizer to "vocalize" and turned the volume down...works great!

    I think many of the speaker issues are due to Motorola choosing to use "bass punch" for the default setting and people turning the volume way-up to hear a person's voice. The default setting should be for voice...it's a god damned phone for Christ's sake not a stereo.
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