Droid Turbo Audio Quality

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Dec 27, 2011
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I've read that the volume via the audio jack and speakers is a bit quiet for some on the Droid Turbo, but can anyone expand a bit on the sound quality for listening to music? Has anyone done some side-by-side testing? How about over Bluetooth? I've looked for confirmation that the Turbo supports aptX, but couldn't find any either way. Does anyone have some aptX compatible speakers or headphones they could test with? I know the RAZR MAXX had it and the Moto X had it, so I'd be interested to know if the Turbo was missing that feature.

I don't consider myself a huge audiophile, but (I'm sure you're all sick of seeing that phrase) I do have a decent set of speakers and a receiver at home that I thought would be neat if I could steam relatively high quality audio to via Bluetooth. I know there are other ways to go about it, so it's definitely not a deal-breaker for the phone, but I am curious.
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Jul 11, 2012
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I've read all the comments as well and at least in my experience, on my DT, there's no problem especially, with the Voice Privacy feature disabled. I believe this option intentionally mutes the earpiece volume to prevent sound transmission to others nearby. I got a call at the barbershop last week and my conversation could be clearly heard by the barber standing about 5 feet away while the phone was at my ear. I'll add that my hearing is far from perfect and if I can easily use the phone, anyone with normal hearing would have no problem. YMMV.


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Decent to great sound depending:

1. The speaker phone does the job, nothing overly fantastic in terms of sound quality, but the volume is solid- much better than in my original Droid RAZR Maxx.

2. The ear speaker provides solid volume (even with Voice Privacy enabled), however, I find I have to align the speaker center- EDGE of the phone with my ear canal. If the center-edge of the phone is above my ear canal ( per my usual way if holding a mobile phone to my ear) then hearing becomes difficult. Disabling voice privacy probably enables the rest of the speaker at low level for enhanced sound - at least that's my theory - haven't tried it yet.

3. Bluetooth, at least for stereo (2) ear buds (I have the Logitech BT phones), sound is awesome. Picks up bass nicely and the highs are crisp - I was pleasantly surprised.

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