How much better are the onboard speakers of the new MBP copared to previous versions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MontrealMonger, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. MontrealMonger macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    I realize there is no woofer, but do the speakers have a reasonably full sound?
  2. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha MontrealMonger,

    While they are still laptop speakers, the new MBP has a much better set than in my previous 2.16GHz Core 2 Cuo (bought in October 2006). There's not a lot of bass, but watching online videos is quite good.

  3. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    The new 15" mbp's speakers are crazy louder and clearer than the previous gen!

    I really do feel like they took the 17" mbps speaker and put them in the new 15".
  4. steve31 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2007
    Edmonton Canada
    I agree 100%. Much better speakers.
  5. Viper2005 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2007
    I have the late 2008 15" MBP and it seems like there are 3 drivers..
    There seems to be a driver for the lower sounds coming from the keyboard area slightly to the right...
    I thought my speakers were initially unbalance as I heard the right side louder than the left side but then I hear deeper sound emanating from the keyboard area when i put on the heavy bass music..
    In fact if you see the teardown here:

    You see there is a subwoofer there... they even mention it.

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