Are the Speakers improved on the new 2012 Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by That70sGAdawg, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

    That70sGAdawg

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    I know that the Retina MacBook Pro has improved new speakers, but does anyone know if the new Air 11", or 13" has newer speakers?
    Also, I have heard the speakers in the keyboard on the 13" last year and thought they were a great improvement over my version 2 air- were the 11" Air speakers as loud and clear as the 13" Airs?? If they were the same I might go with an 11" this time. Thanks
     
  2. marcovortex macrumors member

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    sorry to say the Airs speakers are the same as the ones used in 2011 models.
     
  3. rygamble macrumors regular

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    I feel like the speakers are the last thing I care about when it comes to a laptop.
     
  4. That70sGAdawg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, are the 11" Air speakers the same (as loud) as the 13". Some people don't like to wear headphones/ earplugs all the time for sound...
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Speakers need space, MacBook airs got none.

    Get external speakers, plenty to choose from.
     
  6. That70sGAdawg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've got Bose external speakers on my home office desk, but like to listen to music without headphone will web surfing in chairs, etc.
    I also have a 26" monitor for the air, just can't decide between an 11, and 13 inch- if the speakers are the same quality - I might get the new 11".
     
  7. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? When you buy products that are designed to be all-in-one solutions then you prefer some components to be external? Weird
     
  8. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    When you buy an all-in-one product that maximizes size and weight, then "Yes", you don't expect amazing stereo sound.
     
  9. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    Considering the size limitation the Air puts out very good sound. I have a larger Windows laptop which doesn't sound half as good, and of course has the handicap of running Windows, which is why I switched to the Mac in the first place.
     
  10. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    The speakers are pretty bad, even compared to my standard 2008 MacBook.
     

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