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    Question 8900 Speaker Loudness

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    Ok, I've had my BB8900 for over three weeks and I love it. BUT!!!!

    My wife has a BB8320 and it seems that her phone has a louder speaker when comes to ringers/notification tones.

    I’ve tested this theory by setting up both phone side by side with the same exact settings playing the same exact audio file. My wife and I are certain that the BB8320 is louder then my BB8900.

    I need my BB890 speaker louder for ringers/notification tones as I work/play around noisy equipment/toys.

    Please help?

    Any soft mods that can made to increase my speaker volume?

    Thanks
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    This was a problem with the 8830's for a while too. I think it was fixed with an OS upgrade.

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    Hi
    Had my Bold sent to its "origins" for a fix ... I am still waiting for it.
    Exact same problem. But... at the beginning it was as loud as any other, but then it started fading... the technicians diagnosed a faulty speaker...

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    The 8900 speaker is loud enough for me (and my ears are bad). It's a lot clearer than my old 8100 speaker also. I make my own 15 second ringtones and I jacked up the volume of some of them using mp3gain and some of them are too loud now.
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    I can't say I have any issues. I can hear my tones through a closed door and halfway down a flight of stairs.
    Never had a problem with this on blackberrys.
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    My 8900 speaker volume improved with an OS update.
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    Are the notifications set to the highest level? For example, go to:

    Profiles > Advance > Normal > Phone

    Is the volume set to HIGH, or however high you want it to be?
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    I think mine is too loud lol. On low it sounds medium, medium sounds high and high just rattles my ear drums. Maybe I have sensitive ear? Idk.
    Anyone wanna swap hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by starfall View Post
    I think mine is too loud lol. On low it sounds medium, medium sounds high and high just rattles my ear drums. Maybe I have sensitive ear? Idk.
    Anyone wanna swap hahaha
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    Yeah, that's the unfortunate side effect of .152 and .168. Very loud ringtones!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew4flt72 View Post
    Yeah, that's the unfortunate side effect of .152 and .168. Very loud ringtones!!
    It can be heard from another room on low! I wonder if the beta OS fixes this?
    Sent via Blackberry 8900

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    I noticed the speaker isn't quite as loud as on my 8320, however, it certainly is cleaerer! I don't mind it; not a big deal to me.
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    Yeah, the sound is super loud on .168

    Will be updating to .174 later...we'll see if that changes anything.

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    The ringtones are not to loud on .174

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    To all, Thanks for all your input...

    For some of you I guess I wasn't clear in my original post that "I need my BB890 speaker louder for ringers/notification tones as I work/play around noisy equipment/toys".

    And for all future post I have set my audio profile with the highest setting for volume (High). I also use set my BB 8900 to (vibrate) however I am something in an environment that already has a lot of vibration.

    I'm happy for those that are satisfied with there BB 8900 speaker volume but in my case it's just not loud enough as indicated on my original post. I don't think my phone is defective as the speaker is clear but just not loud enough.

    I'll look into an OS update as I have the original from out of the box (4.6.1.114)

    Are the OS suggestion official Blackberry OS (.168 & .174)?

    How can I find out more of about updating/info about OS updates?
    Last edited by Spider_Tuc; 03-09-2009 at 04:45 PM.

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    Info on updating your OS should be everywhere on these forums-a search should find it and many experienced users have the directions in their signatures. One thing I've done with ringtones is to increase their volume before you put them on your memory card. I used to use a free program called mp3gain.com. I think that may not be available anymore, but certainly there are some free little programs that will let you jack up the volume of your own mp3 files that you use. I have a couple that you can hear from inside a safe! Google around on that topic and you may be surprised at what you find to make your stuff loud enough to hear at work.
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