Are the speakers in the MBP 2017 13" inferior to those in the 15" MBP and IPP 2017 12.9"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hajime, May 21, 2018.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    I watched videos on the MBP 2017 13" and noticed that the sound quality is not as good. Also the volumn is a bit low. Are the speakers in the 13" version not as good as those in the 2017 15" version? As I recall, the rMBP 15" I used in 2012 and 2014 had better speakers. Not sure if it is just like the keyboard not as good as previous models, the speakers in 2016-17 versions are not as good regardless of the size.

    Compared with the speakers on the IPP 2017 12.9", the speakers on the MBP 2017 13" also seem to be inferior.
  2. jksu macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2009
    i have one of the current generation 2016 13" mbp and the speakers are impressively loud for the size, definitely better compared to my old 11" mba. but i also have a 2014 15" mbp and it's speakers definitely louder and produce better quality sound than the 13".

    but i've heard the new 15" mbp have great speakers. so larger size > smaller and newer > older it seems.
  3. doitdada macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    couldnt live with the sound on the new 2016-2017 MBP 13.
    15 is very capable.

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