iPad iPad Air 2 - Terrible Sound?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jrolson, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. jrolson macrumors member


    May 15, 2011
    Just got mine yesterday.

    Anyone else think the speakers are terrible?

    It's like listening through a tin can...
  2. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Tablets have never been great speaker wise. The major complaint is the sound vibrates the iPad badly. Too much bass for such a paper thin chassis.
  3. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    Sounds fine to me especially for a tablet. What were you expecting?
  4. analogika macrumors newbie


    Oct 15, 2014
    WAY better than the iPad 2 and iPad 4 I used previously.

    I'm an audio guy, so I had very low expectations, but these were far exceeded by the Air 2
  5. iLLUMI macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2012
    Yeh, despite the vibration factor it has great sound! Better than my iPad 2nd gen.
    Even better than my 2012 MBA. :)
  6. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2014
    It was one of the things that stopped me from buying it. None of Apples tablets have good sound, but this one is particularly tinny.
    I bought an Acer a couple of years ago and the sound was really good, so I can't understand why Apple can't stick a couple decent speakers in their tablets, they've only just climbed up from mono.
    I suppose Apple has to think of their margin, they're on the verge of going bankrupt.
  7. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    LOL.. that few years acer was definitely as thin as ipad air 2, am I right?:D or maybe not... and you have your answer
  8. rsnhakan macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2014
    The Netherlands
    What I am experiencing is that the sound of for example my iPhone 5s is more clear.
  9. c613m macrumors 6502


    Aug 9, 2011
    Sound is fine on my Air 2. It's more than fine it's amazing :)
  10. lolwatpear macrumors member

    May 11, 2013
    The speakers on the hdx 7 and hdx 8.9 are astounding. I like ipads, but it's amazing you pay a premium to have a crappy media experience. They've had many generations to give good speakers.
  11. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Actually the Kindle Fire HD has really solid audio even from the speakers especially with Dolby. It sounds way better than any of my iPad's.
  12. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    blah... Note 10.1 has two front speakers and they were great already two years ago...
  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Google Nexus 9 will by out next week in US. Bet is sounds good and does not vibrate.

    HDX 8.9" sounds very good and is lighter than Air. :)
  14. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2014
    Thickness does have a little to do with it, but many manufacturers are able to bring out phones with decent sound like my HTC M8 so why can't Apple do the same with a tablet. They're either incapable or too tight with their money.

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