iMac retina

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gsingham, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. gsingham macrumors 6502

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    I'm not too impressed by the speakers to be honest. Every song bought from iTunes seems to crackle despite even equaliser being off. I moved from a 2011 iMac to a macbook retina 13" and I was hoping the sound of the new improved 2012 onwards mac would be adequate but it crackles more than even that of a macbook.

    Could something be wrong with my iMac or do u guys experience crackling during music playback on vocal and bass?
     
  2. jbuk1 macrumors member

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    Can you do a recording because I'm not sure what you mean by crackling?
     
  3. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    They certainly shouldn't crackle. I am about to order some new really nice speakers for my new iMac, but I am surprised how good the standard ones are. Not hi-fi by any means, but perfectly acceptable for in-built speakers.
     
  4. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    No, the speakers shouldn't been distorting/crackling on playback. I would exchange it.
     
  5. 5iMacs macrumors regular

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    The speakers are a definite upgrade from the 2009-2011 era. That said, deep bass is average, maybe $100-150 level of desktop speakers, quite pleasing in terms of distortion/imaging/highs, but not at all flat: pronounced upper bass emphasis
     

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