MacBook speakers?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Max on Macs, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

    Feb 25, 2006
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Hi guys,

    I'm buying my mate a MacBook on Sunday cause he likes my MBP and I was wondering how the speakers on it compare to the ones on a MBP? Black one with 2GB RAM is what we will be getting.

  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    They're not very good. Quieter than my iBook ones, definitely worse than the MBP speakers. Somewhat surprisingly, Mac Fixit reports that they are louder in Windows so OSX must be putting a lower limit on their output.

    They'll do in a pinch but the MBP speakers are much better, especially the 17" model, it has 4 speakers in it I think - the website says twice as many and better speakers than the 17" Powerbook so I'm pretty sure it has 4.
  3. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    my macbook speakers are pretty quiet. when i sit about 2 feet away from the screen, I can still hear it, but if there is any background noise (like the fan behind me because its SO FREAKIN HOT THIS SUMMER) i cant hear things too well.

    I will say the sound QUALITY seems better than my 12'' PowerBook though. Many of the music I played on my PB sounds totally different and better IMO on the MacBook than the PB. But that might simply be because the 12'' PB also had small speakers and was louder which made it distort.
  4. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    The "speakers" on the MB are bad. The sound is tinny and weak. I'll just use Airtunes to play my musik on my home theater speakers.

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