iPad iPad Air 2 - Terrible Sound?

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

  1. jrolson macrumors member

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    Just got mine yesterday.

    Anyone else think the speakers are terrible?

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    What I am experiencing is that the sound of for example my iPhone 5s is more clear.
     
  9. c613m macrumors 6502

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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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