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Old Nov 2, 2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Ipad Mini Speaker Quality

So we know that the Mini actually DOES have stereo speakers (... yay !).

But the $64,000 question is: are they any good ?

Could somebody on the forum who actually owns one confirm whether they are good enough to use with (say) slingplayer in the Kitchen - as an ad-hoc (small) television.

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Old Nov 2, 2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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So we know that the Mini actually DOES have stereo speakers (... yay !).

But the $64,000 question is: are they any good ?

Could somebody on the forum who actually owns one confirm whether they are good enough to use with (say) slingplayer in the Kitchen - as an ad-hoc (small) television.

Thanks...
Depends on what your definition of "good enough" is. Is any other iPad good enough?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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the surface rt has non existent speakers

the ipad 9.7" has really loud speakers

i hope the mini is good
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 01:03 PM   #4
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the surface rt has non existent speakers

the ipad 9.7" has really loud speakers

i hope the mini is good
I don't like how the speakers on the full sized iPad are basically on the back of the device. It sends sound away and I have to cup it at times to hear better.

I like that on the mini, it is like the iPhone, not angled towards the back.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 01:05 PM   #5
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I don't like how the speakers on the full sized iPad are basically on the back of the device. It sends sound away and I have to cup it at times to hear better.

I like that on the mini, it is like the iPhone, not angled towards the back.
Is it loud enough to watch a movie on fairly comfortably, for example, with a relatively quiet background?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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Is it loud enough to watch a movie on fairly comfortably, for example, with a relatively quiet background?
I haven't thoroughly tested them.. But I have no complaints on them.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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Hope Apple will include some front speakers to the next upgrade, but will not hold my breath on that. Nexus 10 has them in front but will not buy that tablet. Apple should understand front facing speakers are much better for the user over the rear speakers. Reason I returned my iPad 3.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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I was impressed with both the volume and sound quality with the first song I played.

Keep in mind that this is relative to built in speakers. Not comparing to my Polk Audio and Paradigm home speakers.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 02:28 PM   #9
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I just tried it out with spotify. It's quite good and crisp for a tablet.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 02:43 PM   #10
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iPad mini speakers are better than ipad and iPhone speaker in my opinion. Not at tinny
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 02:45 PM   #11
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how's the bass?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:14 PM   #12
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any more insight on the speakers vs. the iPad 4's?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:18 PM   #13
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Has it actually been proven out that they are stereo speakers? I've seen the teardown where they show that it's two speakers, but have there been tests to show that they're setup in a stereo configuration? I'm not denouncing it, I just haven't seen it proven out yet. All of the reports I saw just pointed out that it was two speakers and assumed they were setup in stereo.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:44 PM   #14
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Yes, stereo speakers were confirmed.
Not even as good as iPhone speakers though.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:58 PM   #15
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Relatively low volume but quite clear sound. Of course they lack of low frequencies, since there is no "body" to amplify the basses.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:07 PM   #16
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Best speakers for a ipad yet
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:40 PM   #17
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The sound quality is very good. It's a very crisp, clear sound and it can get fairly loud. I haven't used it much for music, but movies sound good. One complaint is that both speakers are on the same side of the device, so when you watch a movie it sounds obvious that there is sound on one side and not the other. Hopefully next time they can put one speaker on top and one on bottom (or something like that.)
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 05:18 PM   #18
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Yes, stereo speakers were confirmed.
Not even as good as iPhone speakers though.
Do you have a link to the test that confirmed it? I've only seen reports that show two speakers and make the assumption that its stereo.
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Do you have a link to the test that confirmed it? I've only seen reports that show two speakers and make the assumption that its stereo.
Here:
http://9to5mac.com/2012/10/31/phil-s...le-comparison/
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