Nexus 6 sound fade up & down?

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Tsoflyyup

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Forgive me if this has been posted i tried to search. But does anyone have the issue with sound fading up and down?

I just got my nexus 6 finally today, the first thing i wanted to do was hear these speaker's at full volume!

It basically sounds very low and i cab hear it fading up down....anyone have/had this issue? :mad:

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jbdan

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Mine sound fantastic. It does depend on the source obviously as to how loud and clear they get. That being said I've never heard it fade up and down while listening to a movie, song, video, etc...

What phone are you coming from? I came from Nexus5 and the Nexus6 speakers rock!
 

Tsoflyyup

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Mine sound fantastic. It does depend on the source obviously as to how loud and clear they get. That being said I've never heard it fade up and down while listening to a movie, song, video, etc...

What phone are you coming from? I came from Nexus5 and the Nexus6 speakers rock!

Coming from nexus 5....its very noticeable...if i turn volume all the way up it fades down to a lower level but the volume meter stays all the way up.... Its weird tested with google music and a youtube

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XERO_Racer

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What I've noticed is when I was using hangouts, the notification was a lot softer, when I leave the phone screen off and i received another hangouts message it is LOUD, so idk whats with the speaker volume ramping up and down
 

Tsoflyyup

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Yes, I can hear this too when I compare sound in headphones between Nexus6 and HTCOneM8

Yeah mines is so annoying..i cant play anything with outside speakers at full volume it normalizes and fades low

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Tsoflyyup

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Yes, it sounds like some 'automatic gain control' or 'dynamic range compression'.
I don't understand why reviewers did not notice this issue.

Yeah this is BS... I dont know whether to keep it or send it back to Motorola... But damnnnn it was hard just to get this thing finally

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Tsoflyyup

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Anyone found a solution for this or it just is what it is? Also notice the volume increases when I rotate the landscape view..then normalizes lower after a few seconds...

I've hard reset....flashed a fresh copy of 5.0.1 still no solution? Could this be a hardware issue?

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same problem. stock non-root 64gb white. (and also terrible 2d performance as reported in other threads.)

the way to duplicate the misbehavior of the speaker volume:
go into settkngs/sound & notification.
simple raise the volume one notch lower than the maximum on slider next to ring volume.
once it set, the volume should loud and clear.
close the settings.
browser the phone or internet for a couple mins
come back to settings, touch the same slider for ring volume, without sliding it. the volume will be faded out/low.
touch the slider 2nd time: volume fades in/load.

but I can't duplicate the same behavior with other audio apps. only with ringtones and notification sounds
 
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old_fart

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Anyone found a solution for this or it just is what it is? Also notice the volume increases when I rotate the landscape view..then normalizes lower after a few seconds...

I've hard reset....flashed a fresh copy of 5.0.1 still no solution? Could this be a hardware issue?

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google V4A ( viper for android ) and then you'll get the 'best' . . .
 

ch-anurag

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Anyone found a solution for this or it just is what it is? Also notice the volume increases when I rotate the landscape view..then normalizes lower after a few seconds...

I've hard reset....flashed a fresh copy of 5.0.1 still no solution? Could this be a hardware issue?

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I had the same issue with my Nexus 6. Found a solution somewhere to disable the experimental nuplayer. Did that, rebooted - no good. But then I just turned the nuplayer back on for no reason. Sound is fine after that. It's been almost 10 days now, so I assume the effect is permanent.

Nuplayer setting can be changed from developer options.
 

easeldk

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Anyone found a solution for this or it just is what it is? Also notice the volume increases when I rotate the landscape view..then normalizes lower after a few seconds...

I've hard reset....flashed a fresh copy of 5.0.1 still no solution? Could this be a hardware issue?

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Maybe a hardware issue? Someone mentioned applying equal pressure to the speakers. I tried it but didn't notice a difference. Just flashed 5.1, still nothing.
I'm noticing the landscape thing too.
When I first received mine (navy 32g, T-Mobile) I noticed the bottom speaker stuck out slightly more than the top, and it wiggled a little too.
Anyone notice something similar?
 

androiduser2011

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May be relavant to this issue, Do you guys have this issue ?

Received my brand new nexus 6 from carphoneware house UK & confirm that issue is still there. I can see distorted sounds when playing ringtones & Google voice search.
I upgraded to 5.1 but issue is still there so assume it must be some hardware issue.
Replacement handset on its way so lets see if it has same problem.
 

Xalies

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Had this problem when I first got my nexus ... its like the volume goes down to about what normally half sounds like sometimes even lower and at times fluctuates. I didn't have another phone at the time so I couldn't send it back and I hoped it was just a software problem but I have went from 5 > 5.1 > Chroma and even tried other things like switching nuplayer setting even trying Viper. Only have it effecting music (that I have noticed) :crying:
 

mr.donoban

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Had this problem when I first got my nexus ... its like the volume goes down to about what normally half sounds like sometimes even lower and at times fluctuates. I didn't have another phone at the time so I couldn't send it back and I hoped it was just a software problem but I have went from 5 > 5.1 > Chroma and even tried other things like switching nuplayer setting even trying Viper. Only have it effecting music (that I have noticed) :crying:

I have the same untill yesterday, I root my nexus 6 with the NEXUS TOOL from Wugfresh in less than 3 minutes... Then I install the CUSTOM ROM BENZO and Woala!
no more Audio Issues and its 10 times faster than original Android.. Incredible fast.

I purchase the nexus on Saturday, thank god!
 

Sammath

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I only have the issue of the sound being cut off for a second when I rotate the screen sometimes. Doesn't always occur. The device itself has a gain lock tho, to prevent the hardware being damaged.
 

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I only have the issue of the sound being cut off for a second when I rotate the screen sometimes. Doesn't always occur. The device itself has a gain lock tho, to prevent the hardware being damaged.

there's a build.prop edit that supposedly fixes that (although l/r speakers will be reversed). I remember seeing it posted on reddit /r/nexus6 a few days ago, might want to search there if it bothers you.

edit: found it
http://www.reddit.com/r/nexus6/comments/370v9n/miniguide_how_to_fix_the_audio_stutter_bug_when
 
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    Yes, it sounds like some 'automatic gain control' or 'dynamic range compression'.
    I don't understand why reviewers did not notice this issue.
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