I’ve got an interesting problem here. I record and export my church’s sermon every week using Audacity. I’m using a generally low bitrate, because it’s just spoken word audio. This audio sounds great everywhere except through the iPhone loudspeaker. To be fair, I haven’t tested this on an Android, so maybe there’s a problem there too, but I doubt it. I’ve used many different podcasting clients (downcast, castro, the apple one), and whenever I play the audio out of the actual loudspeakers in the phone, it sounds like it’s garbled (kind of underwater-ish). You can understand it, but it’s bad. Then you go to plug headphones in, or play via bluetooth in a car, or jack into any other system with the headphone jack, the audio sounds great. I just tried exporting to AIFF, and then doing the “Create MP3” option from within iTunes. Same result. I’ve tried various bitrates, but I know some of the podcasts I listen to are recorded at a low bitrate and they sound fine through my iPhone’s speakers.
Has anyone run into this problem, and what did you do to solve it? I’m kind of at a loss.