Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!
  • Did you order new AirTags? We've opened a dedicated AirTags forum.

JSmoove05

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 4, 2007
373
0
I have owned ipad and ipad 2. I dont remeber the sound ever being this low even on max volume. Anyone else dealing with this?
 

Lindenhurst

macrumors 6502a
Aug 24, 2011
612
0
I have owned ipad and ipad 2. I dont remeber the sound ever being this low even on max volume. Anyone else dealing with this?


Seemed lower to me but I was at Best Buy where it was noisy in the store. All the noise was about other stuff and not the Ipad3/new/whatever
 
Comment

powerbook911

macrumors 68040
Mar 15, 2005
3,804
186
I'm finding it louder too!

Last year, when I tried to get an iPad 2, the sound was awful.

This seems more on par with the original iPad now. Nice!
 
Comment

JSmoove05

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 4, 2007
373
0
I dont know to me it seems low. Could it just be my ipad ?? Im dumb founded by this.
 
Comment

Kii20

macrumors newbie
Mar 9, 2012
11
0
Played a few tunes, wish I had my old iPad to compare but definitely sounded quieter when I was playing music.

Went to Settings, Music and unchecked Sound Check and that added quite a bit of volume boost.
 
Comment

chiefpavvy

macrumors 6502a
Feb 23, 2008
707
0
Played a few tunes, wish I had my old iPad to compare but definitely sounded quieter when I was playing music.

Went to Settings, Music and unchecked Sound Check and that added quite a bit of volume boost.

Sound Check destroys music fidelity. That's problem #1. :D
 
Comment

appleguy123

macrumors 604
Apr 1, 2009
6,631
1,071
15 minutes in the future
I dont know to me it seems low. Could it just be my ipad ?? Im dumb founded by this.

Are you using a case? Maybe it grips the speaker differently with the new taper and stuff. Also, there could be a dissonance in that some of you are holding it up in the air, and others have it on a table. The taper is different, so the sound it makes while on its back will be different too.
 
Comment

Chelmo

macrumors regular
May 21, 2010
173
0
I used to own the first iPad. My new iPads audio is alot louder!! Very impressed by the difference in sound quality. Don't know how it compares to iPad 2 though
 
Comment

philosopherdog

macrumors 6502a
Dec 29, 2008
611
399
The opposite. The audio is significantly improved IMO. I have 2 ipad 1's and I know that the audio on the 1 was better than on the 2. The sound is way better.
 
Comment

appleguy123

macrumors 604
Apr 1, 2009
6,631
1,071
15 minutes in the future
I just got my iPad 2 out of the drawer, and tested them side by side. They're exactly the same. Seriously, I best if you were blindfolded you couldn't pick out which was which.
 
Comment

doboy

macrumors 68040
Jul 6, 2007
3,023
1,670
I think my new iPad sounds much better and louder than the iPad 2.
 
Comment

scupking

macrumors 6502a
Dec 14, 2010
677
251
The sound is good just wish the speaker was on the top. Sounds amazing if I cup my hand under the speaker to boune the sound towards me.
 
Comment

xraytech

macrumors 68030
Mar 24, 2010
2,518
212
For me, the volume is lower in regards to the keyboard clicks. Everything else seems fine to my ears.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.