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Talking in a Tin Can / Water

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by Magdroid, Feb 26, 2010.

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    I've been told that it sounds like I am talking in a tin-can or under water. I've searched this topic, and have done everything that has been suggested. I want to know, for other people that have had this problem, did returning your phone work? Did your new phone have the same issue? I really don't want to return my droid, but I think I may have to.
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    Anyone?

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    call quality ....try this

    - Improve Call Audio Quality

    Dial ##7764726 (##PROGRAM) and act as if you were going to call that number.
    Enter 000000 for the SPC Password and then tap Verify
    Tap on "04 Vocode"
    Tap on EVRC-B than Apply
    Tap the Home Screen button and the phone should automatically reset a few seconds afterward. If not, power cycle the phone
    Explanation - This changes how the phone compresses and decompressed the call audio which improves the quality.

    This helped me.........but if you have already tried this then I am not sure.
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    ^^ Zactly, changes the audio codec, buddy did this and said it worked like a charm! He described it exactly that way too: "Yours didn't sound like you were under water?" Good luck. :)
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    Muffled Outgoing Audio

    I have experienced this issue...explained more as a muffled audio issue. The audio on my end sounds great, it is the person I am speaking with that has the issue.

    I had my Droid swapped out two different time...for a total of 3 Droids.

    In doing some research online, I discovered that the Motorola Droid uses TWO microphones. The first, and primary, is on the lower lip of the phone. The second, and not so obvious, is on the back of the phone, at the top. It is seen as a small line in the plastic housing.

    I also realized that in my usage of the phone, that I tend to place my finger over this area of the phone, thus covering the secondary microphone. I also realized that the original shell and holster case I was using was blocking this microphone.

    I have since purchased the Seidio Innocase and Holster, which has a hole for the secondary microphone, and have changed the placement of my finger when using the phone.

    My wife, who was the chief complainant, has said that the difference is noticeable.

    So, my recommendation is watch where your hand is during a call, and if you have a case on your Droid, make sure there is a small hole on the upper part, dead center of the phone...if not, you are blocking the microphone.

    Frank the Tank in Central NY
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    I have those settings and am rocking the seidio innocase with the microphone hole. I don't want to return my droid...but it looks like I may have to.
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    No problems here. Perhaps the people telling you this have iPhones.:icon_ devil:
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