Are my 3DS speakers more crackily than they should be?

#1cleanchris2Posted 3/8/2013 2:39:59 PM
I was playing the new Castlevania demo and crackling is especially apparent right when this music plays:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en9YcoRYvw0#t=8m10s

Is this common or are my speakers a bit off? Would be a great help if someone who also had the demo would look for me to compare (BTW it sounds fine when I use headphones).
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#2cleanchris2(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2013 2:58:47 PM
Hmm, it also appears that when the slider is turned half way up there is next to no sound, is that normal?
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#3cleanchris2(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2013 5:38:13 PM
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#4X_ULTIMA_XPosted 3/8/2013 8:47:13 PM
Well the xls speakers are terrible so no thats normal. And there really shouldnt be a volume slider instead there should be a soud on off button because you can only hear anything if volume is max, so yeah completely normal unfortunately
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#5RazieruPosted 3/8/2013 8:54:02 PM
X_ULTIMA_X posted...
Well the xls speakers are terrible so no thats normal. And there really shouldnt be a volume slider instead there should be a soud on off button because you can only hear anything if volume is max, so yeah completely normal unfortunately

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#6confettistormPosted 3/8/2013 9:21:33 PM
$10 headphones.
Problem solved.
#7Furikuri_flclPosted 3/8/2013 9:26:07 PM
confettistorm posted...
$10 headphones.
Problem solved.


Pretty much, but you could treat yourself to something better.
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#8ferofaxPosted 3/8/2013 9:50:11 PM
There should be zero crackling in the speakers. They're weak in volume, but their clarity is superb, actually. You do have to hold your ear up to them though, but you'll be able to hear all the tiny little jingly notes that get lost in ambient noise. Which makes me think they slapped headphone speakers on the 3DS.
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#9cleanchris2(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2013 4:16:10 AM
X_ULTIMA_X posted...
Well the xls speakers are terrible so no thats normal. And there really shouldnt be a volume slider instead there should be a soud on off button because you can only hear anything if volume is max, so yeah completely normal unfortunately


I have the regular 3DS but it is nice to know the max volume for them in general being like mine is the standard.

confettistorm posted...
$10 headphones.
Problem solved.


Unless I don't want to use headphones lol.

ferofax posted...
There should be zero crackling in the speakers. They're weak in volume, but their clarity is superb, actually. You do have to hold your ear up to them though, but you'll be able to hear all the tiny little jingly notes that get lost in ambient noise. Which makes me think they slapped headphone speakers on the 3DS.


I see, hmm well mine definitely has crackling every so often. I dunno if it's just in the certain software or what but the exact same crackling can be duplicated with the same music (I.E. the Castlevania music I was talking about), however usually they seem alright. I'll have to do a comparison later when I have access to another 3DS I guess.
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#10thedicemasterPosted 3/9/2013 4:37:23 AM
try holding the 3D slider when you hear the crackling.
on my 3DS XL some sounds would cause the 3D slider to vibrate, which sounded similar to speakers trying to produce tones outside their reach.
eventually I fixed it by putting a piece of paper underneath the 3D slider, keeping it in place.