MBP: Right speaker tinny?

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  1. bpd115 macrumors 6502a

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    I and others (on the Apple support board) have noticed that the right speaker tends to distort when the volume is maxed and if you place the speaker balance to the right it sounds more 'hollow' than the left speaker in general. I've put a 'band aid' on the issue by moving the balance slightly to the left...

    Anyone else experience this?

    Slight annoyance on an otherwise exceptional machine.
     
  2. Spies macrumors regular

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  3. bpd115 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting theory....perhaps it's hitting the speaker, muting it somewhat.
     
  4. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    The power button has always been on the right with the current form factor. Seems odd that that would cause problems now. The MBP is a lot thinner than that old 15" PB though. Could be smaller distances between all the components!
     
  5. bpd115 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    true, but has the speaker location changed? and also the MBP has a slimmer form factor, which may push the speaker closer to the power button impeading it a bit?
     
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  7. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Send it back. I'm serious. You paid thousands of dollars for a computer that isn't made to perfection...at least call and complain and get them to send a replacement.
     
  8. bpd115 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I most likely will but I want to be sure it's something that can be fixed and if it's something that's effecting more than my MacBook.
     
  9. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    I'm not noticing this, and just played some music to try and find it, but I'm not hearing it on my machine.

    That said, I don't plan to listen to music through the crappy laptop speakers anyway, so even if it was a problem with mine, I'm not likely to care. :)
     
  10. bpd115 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    interesting...did you try adjusting the balance slider at all between left and right?

    It doesn't bother me too much and is probably something I'll have looked at after the whole buzz and shipping times die down.
     
  11. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I played with the balance moving it back and forth and didn't really notice a difference between the right and left speakers. I tried a few different songs just to make sure. Honestly, both speakers sound pretty tinny and the sound quality pretty average for a laptop, but I don't have a real difference between one side and the other.

    If you have an Apple Retail Store near you, you might try checking out a display MBP there once they have demo units setup.
     
  12. arc80570 macrumors newbie

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    I have this problem as well. Just bought my MBP a week ago and its annoying me considering i payed £1700 for it! But if it means that the replacement has the same problem i can't b bothered. :mad::mad::mad:
     
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