Imac Updates, New 2010 Speakers?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by peakchua, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. peakchua macrumors regular

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    Hey, i was wondering whether apple would update their speakers or maybe reposition them as the audio on the imac is really poor and are not a big improvement from the early 09 one. maybe the 27inch imac will have better audio? also, what is the prospect of apple using third party audio speakers and systems? (harman kardon, dolby hd audio, logitech) i really wish apple would put the audio where he mic is and also at the bottom. as we all know, the imac is gaining popularity as a home mini theater (if it had tv tuner + blu ray it would be selling like hot cakes!! ^^) so, any suggestions or rumors?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Audio will not improve without a case redesign, which is highly unlikely to take place for a year or two at least. If you care about audio quality and are looking to buy an iMac, get a good pair of headphones.
     
  3. peakchua thread starter macrumors regular

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    do u think that apple will work to significantly improve the audio qulaity? im not into another update with my macbook pro and 20 inch imac for another 4-5 years so, do you think the audio will be surround sound/hd by that time? how good is intel HD AUDIO?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No. There's only so much they can do with the audio quality because of the form factor of the chassis. As I said before, if you really care about audio quality you need to buy a good pair of headphones or an external sound system anyway. Built-in speakers will never come close.

    I don't know and frankly I don't really care. The world is ending in 2 years anyways.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    27" already has pretty good audio compared to 24". If you're not satisfied with it, get external speakers
     
  6. peakchua thread starter macrumors regular

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    i am actually pretty satisifed with the imacs audio right now though the distortion is so high.
     

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