January 29th, 2014, 02:17 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Device(s): LG Spectrum
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Waterproof case - Can't Hear nothing now
After reading some reviews on the Lifeproof, Otterbox Preserver, and Incipio Atlas, I purchased the Incipio. One of the common complaints on each brand, was muffled audio in both the earpiece and microphone. Figured how bad can it be, well? I got the case yesterday, and here's the issue
Bluetooth - unaffected
Speaker - surprisingly unaffected
Earpiece - can barely hear anyone
Microphone - same for anyone on the other end, they can't hear me.
I really like this case. And it appears it ruggedly designed so well, its almost too good, making it useless as a phone. I've read about boosting the audio in the earpiece, and boosting the gain in the mic. Which I know there is a adherent risk of damaging the audio components here. But all those tutorials, were for rooted phones. I've tried about 4-5 non root programs from the market place. None of them do anything other than take up space. My temp solutions are to just use blue tooth exclusively anymore, OR, just take it out of its case, and when I go on my lake this summer, it will be placed temporarily back in, only when needed.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix the audio problem? Or can it be fixed by boosting the mic gain or earpiece level? Or am I just out a few bucks for a waterproof case?