View Full Version : Speaker Rattle

Apr 21, 2011, 02:57 PM
So I've been noticing this problem a few weeks back now until recently noticing it more a couple days back. My speakers seem to get that rattle sound that you get when turning up low quality speakers to max when listening to certain types of songs maybe with stronger bass, but the problem is far more apparent during youtube videos where maybe sound quality isn't the best. Is this normal for the MBA? Or should i go take it up to the genius? I'm starting to guess it might be popped speakers. I've only had this laptop for about almost a month.

Jul 1, 2011, 08:24 AM
The left speaker on my MBA buzzes/rattles. Had it for only a day and notice the issue. Rang apple up and they sent me a new set. However, the new set have the some issue. It gets pretty obvious on some lower quality youtube videos.

Just wondering anyone else have the some issue?


Jul 26, 2011, 01:37 AM
I'm having the same issue with the new macbook air.. Low quality music with the max volume makes the rattle even more noticeable.

Jul 26, 2011, 01:43 AM
Not a problem for me... I don't like playing loud music on laptop speakers. If I play loud music, it's on headphones or on proper speakers. On laptop speakers it's just for basic functionality, or basic on-the-go listening. But that's just me...

That said, in your situation(s)... this does suck. Hopefully everything works out with the Mac and Apple and whatnot. I'm somewhat uneasy about this even though it's not really a problem for my usage... so it must really suck for someone who is truly effected.

Jul 26, 2011, 01:46 AM
What kind of speakers are you expecting in a MBA? I would classify any built in speakers on an Computer as low quality.

Jul 27, 2011, 02:01 PM
I have the rattle too, I'm going to take it to the genius bar and try to exchange it. Mine rattles on any quality music...so sad

Jul 27, 2011, 02:29 PM
Guys, there's a long thread about this on page one titled sound recall