iPad Pro iPad Air 2 louder than IPad Pro on speakers?

kozakis01

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Hi! I bought IPad Pro nad I found that it's not as loud as I thought it will be. A maximum volume is similar to Air 2, maybe even Air 2 is a tad louder. Sound quality is much better on Pro. I read that Pro should be 3 times louder than Air 2. Maybe my Air 2 is louder than other Airs 2? What do you think? Can you compare Pro volume with Air 2? Should I use my warranty?
 

Relentless Power

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I Think you will find out The Pro has a much more balanced sound over the loudness the Air 2. My Experiences with the Pro is that it's much more amplified over the Air 2. I think when you're comparing loudness to the Air 2, the sound quality from the Pro is much more rich and dynamic.
 
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kozakis01

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I Think you will find out The Pro has a much more balanced sound over the loudness the Air 2. My Experiences with the Pro is that it's much more amplified over the Air 2. I think when you're comparing loudness to the Air 2, the sound quality from the Pro is much more rich and dynamic.
Yes, you're right. Sound quality is much better but not loudness. Maybe I have a faulty unit? Is your Pro much louder than Air2?
 

Relentless Power

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Yes, you're right. Sound quality is much better but not loudness. Maybe I have a faulty unit? Is your Pro much louder than Air2?
Truthfully, as far as loudness goes, I don't feel that the Pro is superior over the Air 2. And I also haven't fully maxed out the volume on both of them to test that. I just feel the Pro is much more rich in sound and more balanced over the Air 2.

It's Hard to determine your situation without hearing it. I'm not saying it's not faulty, but perhaps you could take your iPad Pro to an Apple store and determine what they think.
 

kozakis01

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Truthfully, as far as loudness goes, I don't feel that the Pro is superior over the Air 2. And I also haven't fully maxed out the volume on both of them to test that. I just feel the Pro is much more rich in sound and more balanced over the Air 2.

It's Hard to determine your situation without hearing it. I'm not saying it's not faulty, but perhaps you could take your iPad Pro to an Apple store and determine what they think.
Can you compare your Air2 and Pro on max volume? :)
 

Devyn89

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I don't have my Air 2 anymore so I can't test but I echo what folks have said here already, even if it isn't louder it's certainly much better. I do feel like it is louder though, but I totally accept that could be me remembering the loudness of the Air 2 inaccurately.
 

acorntoy

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Pro is definitely louder. I could be remembering wrong but my air purifier had to go off frequently for me to listen to the Air 2 while I haven't turned it off to listen to the pro. This is the 12.9 pro vs air 2. Cant comment on the 9.7
 
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Relentless Power

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Can you compare your Air2 and Pro on max volume? :)
After testing them, I feel that the Pro is slightly louder. It's not substantial, but again as I stated earlier, the Pro has much more dynamic sound that resonates for viewing, which can ultimately appear that it's louder because the sound has four speaker drivers to travel from versus two speakers with the Air 2.

Again, if you're concerned, then I would make an appointment with Apple or bring it in the store and get their opinion, as no one here can physically differentiate the Volume differences between your iPads.
 
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kozakis01

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After testing them, I feel that the Pro is slightly louder. It's not substantial, but again as I stated earlier, the Pro has much more dynamic sound that resonates for viewing, which can ultimately appear that it's louder because the sound has four speaker drivers to travel from versus two speakers with the Air 2.
So it's not 3 times louder? I think that not every Ipad Pro has the same max volume because I saw videos on Youtube where Ipad 9.7 was louder than 12.9 and videos where 12.9 was equal or louder. Thank you for testing. I will not probably bother with warranty exchange even if a different Ipad Pro can be a little louder but maybe I compare my Pro with a dufferent unit at some store.
 

Relentless Power

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So it's not 3 times louder? I think that not every Ipad Pro has the same max volume because I saw videos on Youtube where Ipad 9.7 was louder than 12.9 and videos where 12.9 was equal or louder. Thank you for testing. I will not probably bother with warranty exchange even if a different Ipad Pro can be a little louder but maybe I compare my Pro with a dufferent unit at some store.
I have no way of knowing if it's three times louder or not. I have no way of measuring that. That's just the specification that you ultimately heard or read. And where did you read or hear that it's three times louder? Did Apple list this as a specification somewhere?
 

Kal-037

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Yes it is 3x louder (Apple confirmed it when the Pro 12.9" came out) Plus having owned all iPads and iPad Pros, (and I still have the 2010 original, Mini 4, Air 2 and Pro 12.9").... The 12.9" iPad Pro's sound is unequivocally louder, clearer, has much better bass and greater sound equalization/balance than any other iPad (especially the Air 1 and 2.) I've yet to see a tablet that rivals it's sound. It's even louder than my laptop and can be heard over my TV until I blast the surround sound system to about 21 out of it's 30 max.
I work at Best Buy and have found the same goes with the displays we have when I test them out, I'd say you have a faulty iPad Pro... well first before I say that, I'll ask: are you listening to the tablets separately or at the same time? (Usually one can tell the difference without having to compare side by side,) but not everyone's hearing is the same. I recommend comparing side by side and if the sound is still not loud, take it to Apple. *Not trying to sound like a jerk or know-it-all, but It's really simple, the iPad Pro 12.9" has 3x the sound output of the Air 2 because it has 3 more speakers installed (and each one is the same size as the Air 2's.) The Pro 9.7 is about 2.5x louder than the Air 2. But again, compare one more time... if no luck, take it back, as the Pros speakers are one of the biggest features Apple touted and highlighted as being extremely loud and robust, and I agree wholeheartedly with them, (for once.)


Kallum.
 

kozakis01

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Yes it is 3x louder (Apple confirmed it when the Pro 12.9" came out) Plus having owned all iPads and iPad Pros, (and I still have the 2010 original, Mini 4, Air 2 and Pro 12.9").... The 12.9" iPad Pro's sound is unequivocally louder, clearer, has much better bass and greater sound equalization/balance than any other iPad (especially the Air 1 and 2.) I've yet to see a tablet that rivals it's sound. It's even louder than my laptop and can be heard over my TV until I blast the surround sound system to about 21 out of it's 30 max.
I work at Best Buy and have found the same goes with the displays we have when I test them out, I'd say you have a faulty iPad Pro... well first before I say that, I'll ask: are you listening to the tablets separately or at the same time? (Usually one can tell the difference without having to compare side by side,) but not everyone's hearing is the same. I recommend comparing side by side and if the sound is still not loud, take it to Apple. *Not trying to sound like a jerk or know-it-all, but It's really simple, the iPad Pro 12.9" has 3x the sound output of the Air 2 because it has 3 more speakers installed (and each one is the same size as the Air 2's.) The Pro 9.7 is about 2.5x louder than the Air 2. But again, compare one more time... if no luck, take it back, as the Pros speakers are one of the biggest features Apple touted and highlighted as being extremely loud and robust, and I agree wholeheartedly with them, (for once.)


Kallum.
Hmm... I'm comparing them at the same time. For sure my Pro isn't 2.5 times louder than my Air 2.
 

Relentless Power

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Hmm... I'm comparing them at the same time. For sure my Pro isn't 2.5 times louder than my Air 2.
If you're saying it's not louder than your Air 2, then perhaps you have a defective unit. Because the iPad Pro has for speaker drivers compared to two on the Air 2 and you should at least be having an increased volume over the Air 2, being you're confident enough to say it's not louder. Regardless of it being louder, the sound is immensely different from the way the Pro sound travels with the direction of the speakers. I think the best advice that's been given to you multiple times in here, is make a genius appointment or test them equivalently in store.

Either way, the Pro is louder than the Air 2, it just depends on everybody's definition of what louder is and how they portray that.
 

kozakis01

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Then I agree with Kal-037. If you're saying it's not louder than your Air 2, then perhaps have a defective unit. Because the iPad Pro has for speaker drivers compared to two on the Air 2 and you should at least be having an increased volume over the Air 2, being you're confident enough to say it's not louder. Regardless of it being louder, the sound is immensely different from the way the Pro sound travels with the direction of the speakers. I think the best advice that's been given to you multiple times in here, is make a genius appointment or test them equivalently in store.
Thank you. I'm a little worried that I can get a bad unit. Many iPads have different problems, for example with screen. :/
 

kozakis01

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I went to a store and compared max volume of my Pro with a demo unit. It's hard to hear the difference in a store but it was comparable. I compared Pro with Air 2 one more time and I found that Pro is louder but it depends from a track I play. I don't remember what song I played yesterday but I would swear that Air 2 was louder. Today I tried few and it's not. It isn't 3 times louder but the difference is significant. I think that this thread can be closed. Thankmyou. :)