08-23-2016 09:19 AM
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  1. byrds8's Avatar
    Anyone else think the external speaker sucks? The Note 5 sounded so much better. This sounds like its high pitched with no depth.
    recDNA likes this.
    08-20-2016 09:16 PM
  2. Zaku77's Avatar
    Yeah, it's garbage. It's been hard coming from an HTC One M8 and then a Moto X Pure. I would cream my shorts for a version of this phone with front facing speakers.
    08-20-2016 09:26 PM
  3. byrds8's Avatar
    Id be happy if it at least sounded like ALL the other Notes before it. This almost sounds as bad as an old flip phone. Its a huge step backwards for sure. Not even sure how someone thought this thing was a good idea.
    recDNA likes this.
    08-20-2016 09:36 PM
  4. audri5's Avatar
    As usual it just isn't loud enough for me.
    08-20-2016 09:44 PM
  5. seafoodlover88's Avatar
    This is why water resistance phone suck.
    08-20-2016 09:48 PM
  6. Christian Campbell's Avatar
    I wonder if it has anything to do with the phone having the IP68 rating? Anyone have an IP68 rated phone with loud and awesome speakers for comparison purposes?
    08-20-2016 09:49 PM
  7. seafoodlover88's Avatar
    I wonder if it has anything to do with the phone having the IP68 rating? Anyone have an IP68 rated phone with loud and awesome speakers for comparison purposes?
    That is the precise reason because I had the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and it sound was so bad, I absolutely hate that phone no matter how pretty it look. But to be honest Samsung never had good loud sounding speaker. N3, N4, and N5 were all disappointment compare to other phones with front firing dual speaker like HTC M7 and M8. But the N7 may be the worst sounding and lowest sounding Samsung phone yet.
    08-20-2016 09:52 PM
  8. byrds8's Avatar
    Id agree it is the worst sounding ever. Ive tried messing with the bass/eq on it and it does absolutely nothing for the phone. It sounds like complete crap. So far this is the biggest disappointment I have with it.
    08-20-2016 09:57 PM
  9. jamesrick80's Avatar
    Glad I don't care about speaker quality on smartphones...the headphone sound quality is excellent
    Herwick likes this.
    08-20-2016 10:16 PM
  10. Sparksx's Avatar
    Ah, I thought I had a bad speaker or something. I guess the speaker in this thing is just really quiet? It's not just mine right?
    08-21-2016 01:07 AM
  11. seafoodlover88's Avatar
    Glad I don't care about speaker quality on smartphones...the headphone sound quality is excellent
    It still doesn't compare to other phone with headset though because it doesn't have a DAC.
    08-21-2016 01:37 AM
  12. Darron Elrington's Avatar
    I wonder why no one is talking about the poorer sound quality the note 7 has in relation to the note 5. The note 5's sound is much more robust than that of the 7 and if you like music crisp sharp and loud the note beat the note 7 hands down. Why did Samsung skimp on the sound? Maybe, because they figured no one will notice. Well I did and I'm wondering why none of the reviewers I've read so far have not. I love the new features but I now have to sacrifice the great sounds of my note 5 if I want the feature upgrades of the 7, audiophiles unite and speak out.
    08-21-2016 02:44 AM
  13. Roman Akert's Avatar
    What headphones do you use?
    08-21-2016 02:48 AM
  14. jn3wman's Avatar
    The reduced speaker sound is the trade off for the water proofing. Use headphones or a Bluetooth speaker if you want loud music.
    08-21-2016 02:54 AM
  15. Chitown28's Avatar
    Totally agree because on my note 5 playing nfs no limits its louder then my note 7.
    08-21-2016 03:09 AM
  16. Chitown28's Avatar
    The reduced speaker sound is the trade off for the water proofing. Use headphones or a Bluetooth speaker if you want loud music.
    Well you def answered that ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ
    08-21-2016 03:10 AM
  17. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    It's due to the seals that give the Note7 its IP68 rating.

    The speaker is definitely mediocre on the Note7. It's okay as a speakerphone, but for media, you're better off with headphones or external speakers.
    keepnitreel and queenren like this.
    08-21-2016 03:56 AM
  18. kareem_ruhi's Avatar
    Agreed. It's very low compared to others and i have experienced the 'high pitch' when receiving Whatsapp voicenotes which kind of sucks as it's pure audio. My previous Blackberry Passport was more clear! Might by the IP68 factor but it's not really an excuse.

    Putting this one aside, it's the best phone i have ever used.
    08-21-2016 04:06 AM
  19. jerrycau123's Avatar
    I am no expert but use a good headset,...I use the Audio Tectnaica 50x and sounds Great to me!.
    08-21-2016 05:17 AM
  20. Joe J1's Avatar
    Note has exynos and a far superior audio dac. The note 7 has a speaker filter which reduces the sound. The only option soon will be to root and mod with volume boost and dual speaker activation which will make it surround sound and much louder
    08-21-2016 06:38 AM
  21. mru007's Avatar
    This is really strange & a saddening situation. But not buying such a wonderful phone due to a little less audio coming from speakers (which maybe due to the water proofing capability of Note 7), is not an excuse at all. Use Bluetooth speakers (there is so much variety nowadays in this category) for loud audio output & you can always use headphones for the best experience :-)
    08-21-2016 07:36 AM
  22. billykac's Avatar
    Completely disagree.

    I have and love my N5, but through Level Pro in-ears, using FLACS and the native Music app, the N7 is simply astounding. Breathtaking actually.

    I've yet to try my Audio-Technica over-ears, but I'll take an educated guess that it'll be a treat.

    Love the N7 audio!
    08-21-2016 08:16 AM
  23. rushmore's Avatar
    Even my MXPE with loud and proud stereo front speakers could not be considered audiophile worthy. Seems a moot point, especially for one speaker. The Note 7 speaker does have weak output, but would not consider using one phone speaker for music anyway.

    I do miss the MXPE for movies though when not using headphones.

    BTW, seems the title should specify Speaker audio quality.
    Jona005 likes this.
    08-21-2016 08:28 AM
  24. rushmore's Avatar
    Completely disagree.

    I have and love my N5, but through Level Pro in-ears, using FLACS and the native Music app, the N7 is simply astounding. Breathtaking actually.

    I've yet to try my Audio-Technica over-ears, but I'll take an educated guess that it'll be a treat.

    Love the N7 audio!
    The native app seems to "bully" other audio apps. I notice Poweramp takes more tweaking to sound good than on the Note 4 and MXPE. Direct sound control as example needs to be turned off in Poweramp.

    This would not be a problem if I did not prefer Poweramp
    08-21-2016 08:31 AM
  25. GBP87's Avatar
    Lol, every other post in this thread is speaker then headphone output.

    Speaker: this has been addressed above, but I don't think it's drastically different from N5. Perhaps, one notch of volume lower.

    Headphone: Like billykac, I am very impressed by the N7's headphone output. I was disappointed with the S7's, but, in my opinion, N7 SD820 sounds excellent. I compared it side by side with my N5, and while both have their own sound signature, the N7 was clear, crisp, appropriately punchy. Volume across both was identical.
    08-21-2016 09:44 AM
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