iPad mini Ipad Mini Speaker Quality

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  1. macrumors regular

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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...
     
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    ckurt25

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    Depends on what your definition of "good enough" is. Is any other iPad good enough?
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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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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    jonfarr

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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.
     
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    Is it loud enough to watch a movie on fairly comfortably, for example, with a relatively quiet background?
     
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    Southernboyj

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    I haven't thoroughly tested them.. But I have no complaints on them.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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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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    MartyCan

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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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    HelloMikee

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    I just tried it out with spotify. It's quite good and crisp for a tablet.
     
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    sam3020

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    iPad mini speakers are better than ipad and iPhone speaker in my opinion. Not at tinny
     
  11. macrumors 68000

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    how's the bass?
     
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    teknikal90

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    any more insight on the speakers vs. the iPad 4's?
     
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    Kadman

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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.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Yes, stereo speakers were confirmed.
    Not even as good as iPhone speakers though.
     
  15. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    Best speakers for a ipad yet
     
  17. macrumors member

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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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    Kadman

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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.
     
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