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Uneven Speakers

Enthusiast
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Uneven Speakers

Has anyone else noticed that the top speaker above the Sony logo is weaker then the bottom speaker? 

I did a db test between the top and bottom speaker and the top speaker is about 5db lower in volume then the bottom speaker. I had my db meter the exact distance from both speakers and my XZ1 on full volume and played a quality mixed song. You can also hear the difference between the speaker volume if you play a song and put your finger on the  right/left speaker so it gets covered. 

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Apprentice
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Re: Uneven Speakers

I noticed the same issue on the first couple days after I got the headset. However it seemed like it calibrated itself after that so the issue is gone now.

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Re: Uneven Speakers

I have the same issue, diffrent sound quality and volum betwen both speackers.

the top are clearer and with lesser volum and the bottom speaker are louder with slight sound disturtion on higheer volum levels.

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XZ1 Left (upper) speaker

Left speakers sound has lower than right speaker. I have tested from service menu.(*#*#7378423#*#*) why?

Apprentice
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Re: XZ1 Left (upper) speaker

Same here... Bas sound with lefr speaker .. Distortion at 70% volume .. 

Enthusiast
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Re: XZ1 Left (upper) speaker

I still have this issue and i can´t understand why Sony can´t re-calibrate and make the speakers even so we get balanced stereo sound instead of the uneven sound we have now! 

Apprentice
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Re: XZ1 Left (upper) speaker

Hi all, 

This was driving me mad. So here's what I found. 

With bare music app in safe mode, balance is normal. Download a well mixed song that has good stereo separation. 

Reboot in normal mode and it's unbalanced. 

So what I did was to go to Sony's default music player and turn OFF all equalization including S-force. My right speaker has returned to normal.  It still resonates at certain frequencies but it's the way it's mounted and the cavity the speaker sits in. 

Hope it helps some one.