Well after playing with my new MBA... i love this thing!!! i know all the reports said that the mono speaker sucked.. but really it sounds great! even with music! I agree there there is a little bit less bass than on the macbook, but it isnt like it is all crackled, or crappy sounding. Very very clear sound. Anyways, with all the bad reviews out there, i just wanted to let everyone know that you shouldn't let the mono speaker scare you away, it is plenty good to listen to music.