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    Had my phone for almost two months....blew my top speaker already.

    HTC, please use quality speakers next time...dialers that can handle boom sound.

    Sent from my HTC One 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpmciver View Post
    Had my phone for almost two months....blew my top speaker already.

    HTC, please use quality speakers next time...dialers that can handle boom sound.

    Sent from my HTC One 2
    Well that's a first for this so far...

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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    Just because it's call boom sound doesn't mean you turn it up to it booms. Those speakers are not ment to be turned up full blast.

    Posted via Android Central App on the HTC One M8
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGonzales90 View Post
    Those speakers are not ment to be turned up full blast.
    Yes, they are. They build these so that they can handle max volume. The OP is angry, understandably. But, I've had mine cranked and have no issues whatsoever. Nor have I heard of this happening to anyone else. Rare for a small speaker like that to give out. They typically have crossovers to keep them safe. Wonder if something else contributed to it.
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    Any small speaker isn't really designed for full blast use. Even eat buds can go out at full blast (and your ear drums)

    Posted via Android Central App on the HTC One M8
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    I never put it on full volume I always put it one away from the last to full volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGonzales90 View Post
    Any small speaker isn't really designed for full blast use. Even eat buds can go out at full blast (and your ear drums)

    Posted via Android Central App on the HTC One M8
    Agreed, but the max volume that the user can turn it up to isn't going to be close to the max volume the speakers are capable of. They do this so as not to blow the speakers.

    Op, HTC has a one year warranty against manufacture defects. I would venture to guess this issue falls under that warranty. Call or email and see what they can do, get pushy with them if they try to tell you it's your fault. Hopefully you can get it fixed or replaced

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    That sucks. I use my mine at full volume out of necessity most of the time. I'm gonna have to be more careful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alyled View Post
    That sucks. I use my mine at full volume out of necessity most of the time. I'm gonna have to be more careful.
    You'll be fine, op probably had a defective unit or something else happened. I listen to music at full volume for hours on end and have never had a problem. I did the same thing on my m7 and it's speakers still sound fine

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    This definitely is a rare occasion. Things can happen... Have HTC replace it!

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
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    My old htc had a blown top speaker too. No big deal, was covered under warranty.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    I mix concerts for a living. Any speaker can be blown. Different program material may be at different levels and or eq's, or if there's clipping or distortion already in the media it can clip the amp and send a square wave to the speakers, which may damage them. A little caution and common sense will go a long ways...
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    I listen to mine 100% full boom volume...... no problems-
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    My top speaker is also blown.... What sucks is I dropped it a few weeks later so now I wonder if I tried to have it covered if they would blame it on being dropped due to a few scuff marks now
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    Quote Originally Posted by mchockeyvette27 View Post
    Well that's a first for this so far...

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    Had a M7 that blew top speaker; well, it buzzed. Got a M8 and blew top speaker within 3 days and I don't use the speakers for anything but tones. M8 was replaced under 14 day exchange.
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    Common sense. Ex. If you have a booming stereo system and you constantly play it at full blast what do you think is gonna happen to the speakers?

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    I bought mine yesterday and haven't had it for more then 12 hours. Listened to music until a went asleep batteries got finished so I overslept and when I started the phone now the speaker is blasted.. I'm returning this ****.. (The irony is i was forced to buy a new mobile since mine is at the service store)
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    Here's my take on this (from personal experience)...

    I have an HTC One M7 that the TOP speaker (the one used for phone calls) sounds "blown"... but most likely isn't... read on...

    The reason it's usually the TOP speaker that buzzes is that it's the one at the bottom of my pocket when I carry it there (as most of us do). This puts that speaker right where most of the "gunk" sits in my pockets... and therefore that speaker is far more prone to gathering the loose stuff through its speaker grill. Since the speakers use very strong magnets (in order to produce loud sounds), they attract any tiny bits & pieces of ferrous metal... which get stuck to the speaker diaphram, and buzzes. (mine was so bad that I could not understand people at ALL when receiving phone calls... and gave up long ago on listening to music through the internal speakers)

    Here's what I did, and it seems to have worked...
    1) Download an Audio Signal Generator app - I use "Audio Test Tone Generator". It allows you to output a pure tone through your speakers to determine if this is helping.
    2) You need a VERY strong magnet, I use N48 neodymium cylinder 1/2" x 1/2". It needs to be stronger than the speaker magnet. A good size Hard Drive magnet may work well too!

    Make sure your magnet is CLEAN... wipe it with a clean cloth, then use an old toothbrush to quickly brush away any remaining 'bits & pieces' it may have on it. GET IT CLEAN!!! ...or else you risk making the problem worse.

    Then we need some way to get those pieces on the speaker jumping around, so our magnet can grab them away!

    Set the Audio generator to a sine wave, so you don't damage the speakers. I use around 315Hz frequency, as seems to work well at resonating the speaker enough to get plenty of action (buzzing).

    Bring your magnet near the speaker, and determine which end of it is in "attraction mode", so it feels like it's pulling towards the speaker (which is right in the center of the speaker grill). It MUST be in attraction, not repulsion.

    Turn the volume all the way up, flip the phone face-down, and tap your strong magnet against the grill several times. (Note: it may scratch your paint, but if you use a chrome plated neo magnet, it shouldn't hurt it.)

    After you tap the magnet against the speaker gill area a few times, pull it away and closely inspect the face of the magnet... the first time I did this, I was SHOCKED at how much crud came out!

    Clean that magnet well, do it again a few times... but be sure to get it CLEAN... otherwise the gunk may go right back in... and you also stand a risk of scratching the phone.

    I even stuck the magnet to the speaker area, (phone face down!), and tapped the phone face (near the speaker) with a fairly heavy blunt plastic object... a fairly large screwdriver (plastic) handle. This tends to help shake loose the larger pieces, and help vibrate them through those tiny holes. Pull the magnet away again, see if you got more. (I did)

    Although my bottom speaker had been sounding fine, I got lots of gunk out of it as well.

    When I got finished, my top speaker now sounds as clean and pure as my bottom speaker. YMMV, but I'm excited about how well it worked!

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