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When I play songs with a lot of bass the left front speaker hums/buzzes/vibrates a bit too much. I don't know if the speaker is doing this or if the door piece in front of it is causing it.
 

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When I play songs with a lot of bass the left front speaker hums/buzzes/vibrates a bit too much. I don't know if the speaker is doing this or if the door piece in front of it is causing it.
Does the right side do the same thing with the balance set to the center? If not, you may have a defective speaker. Take the car back to the dealer and have them replace the speaker.
 

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Does the right side do the same thing with the balance set to the center? If not, you may have a defective speaker. Take the car back to the dealer and have them replace the speaker.
It doesn't. It only happens on high bass songs.
 

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It doesn't. It only happens on high bass songs.
Since the right side doesn't have the problem with the bass that probably means the speaker on the left is defective. The dealer can replace it under warrantee.
 

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.....or door panel rattle. Take the door panel off, play a song that you know makes the sound you're hearing & listen.

If it makes the sound: it's the speaker
If it does NOT make the sound: it's the door panel (deaden or return to dealer for them to do)


DONE.
 

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How did you get your stock speaker to play Bass?

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How did you get your stock speaker to play Bass?

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Podcast and Bluetooth. Simple.

.....or door panel rattle. Take the door panel off, play a song that you know makes the sound you're hearing & listen.

If it makes the sound: it's the speaker
If it does NOT make the sound: it's the door panel (deaden or return to dealer for them to do)


DONE.
How can I take the door panel off without damaging it. I'm not really good at that kinda stuff.
 

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You won't damage it unless you're way too rough or just try to rip it off. I'm not sure if there's a diy or if it's in the manual, but it's usually very simple. If you're not good at it...just take it to the dealership for them to look at it and fix. Easiest way.
 

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I tested something out. The Bass was set to the highest level at 6. I turned it down to 2 and 3. The buzz is gone. This is horrible because when I play the radio there is no bass at all. I normally use my iPhone 5's Bluetooth to listen to podcasts. Level 2-3 mean ok bass, but not great. Since my front left and right rear speakers have this buzzing at level 6 and none at level 2-3 should I still have the dealer replace them or does everyone else have the same issue?
 

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If you have the bass level maxed out, and are playing your music loud, then it is just the limitations of our Honda audio systems, along with you trying to compensate the inherent lack of bass from the tiny magnet speakers. What you are doing is just driving the HU's amp into distortion. And..the radio section really is the weakest part of our Honda audio system.
Try playing music using another source (iphone streaming, Pandora, CD etc)
see if it sounds better.
 

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If you have the bass level maxed out, and are playing your music loud, then it is just the limitations of our Honda audio systems, along with you trying to compensate the inherent lack of bass from the tiny magnet speakers. What you are doing is just driving the HU's amp into distortion. And..the radio section really is the weakest part of our Honda audio system.
Try playing music using another source (iphone streaming, Pandora, CD etc)
see if it sounds better.
I am using my Bluetooth most the time off of my iPhone 5S. The sound is much better than radio obviously. So it sounds like I have to leave the bass level low.
 

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I have a similar issue with my RIGHT side tweeter.

On high bass songs, it'll buzz like a bee. it's annoying as well.
The left side does not do it.

I don't know why the tweeter is buzzing though... unless the front speaker is causing enough vibration to cause something in the tweeter area to buzz....
 

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I have a similar issue with my RIGHT side tweeter.

On high bass songs, it'll buzz like a bee. it's annoying as well.
The left side does not do it.

I don't know why the tweeter is buzzing though... unless the front speaker is causing enough vibration to cause something in the tweeter area to buzz....
What are your bass settings?
 

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Before you start pulling door panels, be sure to check to see if there isn't something in the door pocket vibrating when the music has a lot of bass. I thought I had the same problem on the right side until I found that it was a the junk my wife stores in her door pocket. :lmao:
 

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Before you start pulling door panels, be sure to check to see if there isn't something in the door pocket vibrating when the music has a lot of bass. I thought I had the same problem on the right side until I found that it was a the junk my wife stores in her door pocket. :lmao:
already done that.
i always empty stuff out in those pockets because it annoys me lol

it's definitely a right speaker/tweeter area issue

my bass isn't on the max it's maybe on +3 or +4 i think.
it could be the tweeter trim for me being loose, i may just remove that since it's an easy removal and then attempt to see if anything is loose
 

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I tested something out. The Bass was set to the highest level at 6. I turned it down to 2 and 3. The buzz is gone. This is horrible because when I play the radio there is no bass at all. I normally use my iPhone 5's Bluetooth to listen to podcasts. Level 2-3 mean ok bass, but not great. Since my front left and right rear speakers have this buzzing at level 6 and none at level 2-3 should I still have the dealer replace them or does everyone else have the same issue?
Definitely running into distortion. 'Most' factory speakers are high-sensitivity, low excursion drivers. They're made to play somewhat loudly off minimal power. They're very cheap drivers first of all, but to add to that, any excursion over a few mm will likely get into distortion quickly.

I have a similar issue with my RIGHT side tweeter.

On high bass songs, it'll buzz like a bee. it's annoying as well.
The left side does not do it.

I don't know why the tweeter is buzzing though... unless the front speaker is causing enough vibration to cause something in the tweeter area to buzz....
already done that.
i always empty stuff out in those pockets because it annoys me lol

it's definitely a right speaker/tweeter area issue

my bass isn't on the max it's maybe on +3 or +4 i think.
it could be the tweeter trim for me being loose, i may just remove that since it's an easy removal and then attempt to see if anything is loose
If it's buzzing it's either blown or you have a rattle.

Play a song where it does it. Turn the bass ALL THE WAY DOWN after you find the song/part of song where it buzzes. Play the song again and if it doesn't do it it's likely resonance from the mid vibrating the tweeter housing/sail panel. If it's still doing it then it's likely blown. Try it with the car on ACC to remove engine noise/vibration, etc.
 

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Definitely running into distortion. 'Most' factory speakers are high-sensitivity, low excursion drivers. They're made to play somewhat loudly off minimal power. They're very cheap drivers first of all, but to add to that, any excursion over a few mm will likely get into distortion quickly.


If it's buzzing it's either blown or you have a rattle.

Play a song where it does it. Turn the bass ALL THE WAY DOWN after you find the song/part of song where it buzzes. Play the song again and if it doesn't do it it's likely resonance from the mid vibrating the tweeter housing/sail panel. If it's still doing it then it's likely blown. Try it with the car on ACC to remove engine noise/vibration, etc.
I tried this. No buzzing with the bass at center level. This takes the fun away of listening to my podcasts with mainly treble. When the bass is at level 6 and I use my hand to lightly press the trim on the door panel there is no buzzing.

But again the right rear speaker also buzzes. This could also mean the podcast is at a higher level than most? Some podcasts I listen to have high bass and others have hardly any at all with the same songs that I listen to. All depends on their crappy recording too I guess. None the less it shouldn't buzz like this.
 

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Turn your bass control all the way down your treble all the way up, then play something & listen to see if both tweets are still working
 
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