MBA 2018 Speaker Resonates

smaslov

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 27, 2018
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Does anyone come across an issue of right speaker unpleasantly resonates during phone calls?

This usually happens to me while speaking to other people through Skype, Google Hangout etc. Almost non-existing while listening to music.

The reason I've put 'resonates', not 'distorts', is that I believe this is another incarnation of the old MBA issue (there was a three on 2011/2013 model) when under certain sound frequencies the buttons resonate. Which is proved by the fact that by even lightly pressing Enter button stops it. It correlates with the other weird thing - Enter key does sound a bit like gen 2 used to (btw, I wonder why?), so not that damped. I also tried to to move the Balance to the far left and it still resonates.

Hence my guess, that Enter key/membrane mis-position makes it to resonate under certain sound conditions.

Have anyone noticed it with their MBA 2018?
[doublepost=1543327474][/doublepost]Just to mention that it normally happens when the sound volume is above 50%
 

kreasonos

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Dec 4, 2013
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Does anyone come across an issue of right speaker unpleasantly resonates during phone calls?

This usually happens to me while speaking to other people through Skype, Google Hangout etc. Almost non-existing while listening to music.

The reason I've put 'resonates', not 'distorts', is that I believe this is another incarnation of the old MBA issue (there was a three on 2011/2013 model) when under certain sound frequencies the buttons resonate. Which is proved by the fact that by even lightly pressing Enter button stops it. It correlates with the other weird thing - Enter key does sound a bit like gen 2 used to (btw, I wonder why?), so not that damped. I also tried to to move the Balance to the far left and it still resonates.

Hence my guess, that Enter key/membrane mis-position makes it to resonate under certain sound conditions.

Have anyone noticed it with their MBA 2018?
[doublepost=1543327474][/doublepost]Just to mention that it normally happens when the sound volume is above 50%
That may have to do with the app and the sound card not working working well together. I doubt its a hardware speaker issue.
 

smaslov

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 27, 2018
10
9
That may have to do with the app and the sound card not working working well together. I doubt its a hardware speaker issue.
Don't seem to be software issue - the fact that pressing Enter key eliminates the distortion makes me positive that this is a hardware design flaw. It might be that butterfly keyboard membrane resonates being very thin. Just wondering how common is it among the users?..
 

smaslov

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 27, 2018
10
9
The problem is, that although not necessarily being an issue with the speaker itself, it does produce very annoying noise resonating noise. Just now experienced again with one of the Verge's videos.

Anyone came across it?