Q: I always have a difficult time hearing my smartphone calls. Is there a quick way to fix this sound quality issue?
A: Although smartphone voice quality has improved significantly these past few years with the introduction of HD Voice (or Voice over LTE) by the major carriers, benefiting from this technology still depends on your coverage location, device compatibility, and it is only available for calls made between two phones on the same network.
Another part of the problem is the design of most smartphones themselves. Most manufacturers are opting for thinner and flatter form factors, sacrificing the earpiece speaker's robustness in the process. Even with the addition of multiple noise-cancelling mics in current smartphones, sometimes background noise can still drown a phone conversation away.
A simple fix is to use a pair of headphones or earbuds with built-in mic and inline controls. Good over-the-ear and in-ear sets will filter enough environmental noise to let the call audio cut through louder and clearer than what an average smartphone earpiece can provide. The microphones on most of these headsets also do a better job of picking up your voice than the stock smartphone mic. This two-way enhancement will make your phone conversations significantly clearer, both for you and the other party.
If you don't like the bulkiness of over-the-ear sets, you can opt for a noise-cancelling, single earpiece Bluetooth headset like the one we sell exclusively at the Komando Shop.
Our Mobile Bluetooth Headset features triple wind and noise cancelling mics that will ensure that your calls will go through loud and clear. This headset also supports wideband audio, making it compatible with smartphones that use HD Voice.
Another convenient feature of this headset is its smart sensor technology. This sensor allows you to automatically answer calls as you place the headset on your ear. It also supports voice commands - simply say "answer" to take the call, or "ignore" to send it to voicemail for a truly hands-free experience.
For more details about our recommended fix for your smartphone call woes, please visit the product page at the Komando Shop.