iMac retina

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

  1. gsingham macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2013
    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

    Oct 24, 2014
    Can you do a recording because I'm not sure what you mean by crackling?
  3. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    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

    Jul 17, 2011
    Ridgewood, NJ
    No, the speakers shouldn't been distorting/crackling on playback. I would exchange it.
  5. 5iMacs macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2014
    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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