Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DavisCollins, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. DavisCollins macrumors member


    Aug 3, 2006
    are the speakers on macbooks any good? i hear they arnt and its worrying me..!:eek:
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    they are tiny, but acceptable. If you find low quality speakers enough to make your ears bleed, you might want to consider buying headphones.
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Worse than some, better than others but generally speaking smaller laptop audio is pretty terrible, including the Macbook. Don't consider using them for long - invest in headphones or external speakers.
  4. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2005
    You don't actually expect quality audio from laptop speakers do you? :D
  5. wadditz88 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2006
    i have a macbook pro, and though there is a distinct lack of bass, i do believe that the speakers are not that bad compared to many i have heard. the macbook on the other hand has lower quality audio imo.
  6. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    the MBP speakers are not very good.

    the PowerBook speakers are not very good.

    the iBook speakers were terrible.

    my old IBM laptop had terrible speaker quality.

    you can see where this is going...
  7. slick316 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2005
    Laptops don't have "good" sound, they just have sound, lol. The MB has crappy sounding speakers, but thats not my issue with them. They just aren't loud enough to me. At full volume, I can't watch a DVD movie comfortably on it, the dialogue is too low to hear. The 17" MBP has extra speaker drivers in them, so they were definately louder.
    In either case, a nice set of headphones or portable speakers or something would be a good idea.
  8. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    No laptops have good sound. They aren't designed to be portable hifis. I think the sound on my MacBook Pro is actually quite good for a laptop, but I don't really care. As long as I can hear notifications like iChat sounds, then it does it's job. If you want a pair of decent stylish headphones, get something like the B&O A8s...
  9. tomacintosh macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2005
    Is it fair to say that a current Macbook Pro 15" would song better than an iBook G4 12"?

    I'm just asking because my girlfriend is buying a new MBP on Friday, she's had an iBook for 2 years and would like to know if she'll be getting a decent boost in sound quality?

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