How does Apple fit in a 49-watt speaker in the Thunderbolt Display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Brandon263, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Brandon263 macrumors 6502

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    Is the Thunderbolt Display speaker better than 7-watt external speakers. It's pretty amazing that they could fit such a high-wattage speaker in such a small space.
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    What Apple did was pretty amazing - I'm looking forward to the next iteration of their TB Display. I held out for over a year waiting for Apple to get off their butt to update their TB monitor. Sigh. But, I did tire of waiting, however, and here's how I spent my cash:

    $525 on a Dell P2715Q, $175 on a Herman Miller Flo arm, $14 on a copy of SwitchResX, and $299 on Grado SR325e headphones (which I can plug into the P2715Q's output jack.

    For a few more bucks than the outdated Apple TB monitor I got a 4k monitor that can put anywhere on my workstation courtesy of the Flo arm and killer cans that put any monitor's speakers to shame.
     
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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  4. Mikael H macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't very impressed, to be honest. Sure, it's better-sounding than most integrated speakers I've heard, but if you're going to listen to anything for real, you'll still in all likelihood want a good set of headphones or studio monitors.

    Wattage by itself is a very poor measurement of actual sound power, since there are many ways of measuring it, and you need to make sure you're comparing apples to apples.
     

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