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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by teschoen, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. hexon

    hexon Well-Known Member

    Can you explain what exactly this does to enable better mic quality?

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  2. 97'es

    97'es Member

    yeah shoulder holds are out of the question..... people get pissed. Anyone with a case that covers the noise cancelling mic? perhaps related?
  3. discohornet

    discohornet Well-Known Member

    If you go to the link I just posted above you --> Droid Sound Quality : elementel.net

    you will see that it doesn't really help all that much.
  4. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    How do they know if you do a shoulder hold?
  5. 97'es

    97'es Member

    because I sound a million miles away. the quality is fine as long as the mic is lined up perfectly with my mouth.
  6. drew_14

    drew_14 Newbie

    The noise cancelling mic definitely helps. If you have a case, be sure it doesn't cover it. My sister bought a Seidio Innocase around the middle of December and hers completely covers the second mic on the back. I ordered mine about a week later and Seidio had apparently caught on and simply drilled a hole in the case. Now I see they've modified the case design to take the second mic into account. Her Droid almost sounds a little tinny when she has her case on covering the mic.
  7. hexon

    hexon Well-Known Member

    Holding the mic on your shoulder can cover up the noise cancelling mic

    I'm pretty sure that if your sister calls seidio's customer service they will replace her case with one of the newer ones. I saw a thread about it a while back.
  8. edge

    edge Android Enthusiast

    Great phone with a great network. I am happy to pay the premium for Verizon service for my calls to sound crisp and not drop.
  9. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    I had somewhat of a similar experience when I first got my Droid, first I was blown away of the call quality in general; coming from a BB Bold I noticed it from my first call. But than one day I was heading out and I needed to call a Cab, so once I got outside I made my call and kids where coming home from school so you can imagine the noise level. But anyway, I'm talking to the Dispatcher, and I tell him where I am, and he like pauses to listen, and I said I'm outside on the corner, he paused again and than said "where are you" I said Outside on the corner of blah blah blah, he than said in a I don't believe you voice, Ok come outside.

    Yeah, I have no complaints about the call quality on the Droid, just excellent.
  10. yasuro

    yasuro Newbie

    my droid and my wife's droid call quality is horrible. we've both replaced phones multiple times so it seems a consistent problem.

    when i call my wife's phone on my palm, the call quality is much better. so i think both our mics are horrible.

    the multiple exchanges, horrible voice call quality, and overall bugginess, makes me regret moving us from iphone to droid. iphone had it's own problems, some structural, but the vaunted verizon voice quality has let us down. voice quality is worse than on at&t.
  11. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    I don't think its a "network" issue, "all the time". From what I understand, based on CDMA technology, and some of the Droid's more advanced settings, as signal strength/bandwidth decreases, compression increases, lessening audio quality. Factor in whatever hadware there is in the phone itself, that make up whatever sound quality one may experience (not all phones are equal, esp. considering reception:


    Given the flaky reception I had with "both" of my Droids, I can see how call quality can vary greatly, especially if there is any noise cancelling is involved, and not perfected yet...it is a new platform.

    My first call on the Droid was to voice mail, in a low signal area, and it sounded really compressed and slightly distorted...as if I was calling the other side of the world with a calling card service. Other local calls, to land lines sounded ok, as well as other cell phones. I didn't have a lot of time (2 weeks) to gauge/monitor/test every call type, over any extended period of time, but if nothing else, the Droid on Verizon is "capable" of good call quality, in both directions.

    FWIW, colnago = VoIP engineer, and self-proclaimed audiophile, with full conrad-johnson tube audio system.
  12. yasuro

    yasuro Newbie

    be that as it may, out of the box, the droid has horrible call quality. it's especially, markedly, bad when calling droid to droid. we're both in good reception areas (full bars) and it doesn't matter if i'm in another state or both local, call quality is the same.

    i tried the evrc-b programming change, but no difference. looks like i'll be exchanging again (they're only giving out refurbs now). it'll be my 3rd droid and my wife's 4th.
  13. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Fair enough. Like I said, I went thru (2) different "new" Droids, and couldn't deal with the poor reception (ref. VZ coverage map for Maryland, in Balt/DC corridor). Multiple zero-signal areas in my town alone was enough to move to another platform.
  14. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Android Enthusiast

    Yup. Found this out today. Will report my transmit sound quality after a few days of nakedness.
  15. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    idk if they still do this but verizon has a policy that if you've had you're device for less than 90 days and it's been replaced 3 times, i believe you're able to get out of the device

    lolz this is how i always seem to get a new phone all the time(every few months) haha
  16. yasuro

    yasuro Newbie

    i mentioned that at a corporate store, but they said there is no such thing.
  17. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Android Enthusiast

    Gee, maybe they had yer number, eh?:rolleyes:
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  19. HookEmHorns*UT*

    HookEmHorns*UT* Well-Known Member

    I have only had the Moto Droid for a few days but i think the call quality is the best i have ever heard or had in a phone. I am pissed at my self for getting the Eris originally. The Moto is friggin amazing!
  20. mrjerryk

    mrjerryk Well-Known Member

    The only problem I have with the sound of the droid when on a call is I can hear myself in the receiver. This really bothers me. Not sure if something is wrong or not, has anyone else had this issue?

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