Macbook pro retina speaker distortion

jetlitheone

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So I recently have been experiencing speaker distortion when watching videos or listening to music through my speakers on my macbook pro retina (15 inch) it just started randomly and I can hear it when not even on maximum volume but when it is its bad it sounds like a buzzing noise...

I do have applecare but anything I can try before than?

Since itll be hard to show them this in the store...
 

nickandre21

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Jun 21, 2012
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Speaker distortion could mean the cone is damaged, i doubt they would warranty it citing that loud volumes or specifically vlc could damage it but worth a try.
 

jetlitheone

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Speaker distortion could mean the cone is damaged, i doubt they would warranty it citing that loud volumes or specifically vlc could damage it but worth a try.
Haha I did have VLC I didnt realize the damn thing went to 200% -_-'
 

nickandre21

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Jun 21, 2012
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ouch! Well you can take it over to apple and have them look at it, if they warranty it then great if not i doubt it would be a bomb.

By the way even mine distorts at high volumes.
 

jetlitheone

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ouch! Well you can take it over to apple and have them look at it, if they warranty it then great if not i doubt it would be a bomb.

By the way even mine distorts at high volumes.
Maybe its normal then cause its only when things have a lot of treble like some female voices and stuff, can you check and see if the "funk" notification in the sound settings has a crackle if all the way up
 

nickandre21

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Jun 21, 2012
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couldn't agree more but hey the speaker still put great sound out so im kind of cool with some slight distortion.
 

batmanbegin

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Feb 26, 2015
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Haha I did have VLC I didnt realize the damn thing went to 200% -_-'
I know this is an old thread, but i am just wondering, when you say you put the volume to 200%, what is your macbook's volume? is it 100%?

let say i do the same thing, but i put my macbook volume at 20% or 50%, will it damage my macbook speaker? thanks.