Is it just me or does anyone else think...

shakerbaby

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... that the Mac chime on startup sounds a bit cheap. I actually think it sounds like 'Duhhh!'. :eek:
 

bartelby

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shakerbaby said:
... that the Mac chime on startup sounds a bit cheap. I actually think it sounds like 'Duhhh!'. :eek:

:eek:

That could be considered heresy in these parts!!!
;) ;)
 

EGT

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Sep 4, 2003
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Hook your machine up to some bassy external speakers, max the volume, reboot, and think about what you've said. :rolleyes:

:p
 

drlunanerd

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EGT said:
Hook your machine up to some bassy external speakers, max the volume, reboot, and think about what you've said. :rolleyes:

:p
On my MBP the chime still comes out of the internal speakers. Is this normal, as my older Macs never did this?
 

MacBoobsPro

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Jan 10, 2006
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EGT said:
Hook your machine up to some bassy external speakers, max the volume, reboot, and think about what you've said. :rolleyes:

:p
Yeh makes a big difference. Mine is hooked up to my stereo. On start up my mac now sets off car alarms 3 blocks away. :D

EDIT: And its more of an 'aaaaaaaahhhhh' sound. You know, heavenly, god like. :D
 

Scarlet Fever

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skunk said:
Where did you expect it to come from? :confused:
if you have speakers plugged in, it still comes through the internal speakers. I dont know why, but it seems to only be on Intel computers, as my G4 iMac and TiBook both played through external speakers.
 

shakerbaby

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skunk said:
Hmm. Just restarted, and I notice it does that on mine, too. What a wimpy sound that was!
You heard a Duhh too? :D

I think everyone who doubts me should just do a quick restart. :rolleyes:

BTW is there any way to change it? :confused:
 

2ndPath

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Scarlet Fever said:
if you have speakers plugged in, it still comes through the internal speakers. I dont know why, but it seems to only be on Intel computers, as my G4 iMac and TiBook both played through external speakers.
Yes, I observed the same behaviour on my MacBook Pro. Although headphones were plugged in, the startup sound came from the internal speakers. This is different on my old Powerbook.
 

saga

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shakerbaby said:
... that the Mac chime on startup sounds a bit cheap. I actually think it sounds like 'Duhhh!'. :eek:

After I got my blackbook for travel, now when I hear it on the road, It makes me feel at home. :)
 

Egaas

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Oct 9, 2006
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It's old school. It's like the same Macs we had in the back of my second grade classroom that we played Oregon Trail on.

"Ahhhhhhhh..."

That's right baby.
 

iMeowbot

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It is time for a new one. They used to change the sounds once in a while, but now every model has the same chime. Booooorinnnnnnnng.
 

Silentwave

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If you use MacTracker, you can still hear the sound in all its glory.

The internal speaker thing is the big thing that bugs me about my MBP.

I wish we could use some retro sounds though. or they could make a new one. IMHO they should have created a new one for the intels.