mbp mid 09 volume lower than mbp early 08

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jpma, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. jpma macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    Apple just replace my early 08 macbook pro with the latest mid 09 macbook pro.

    I notice the volume of the mid 09 model is lower than the early 08 model.
    it's like the 100% volume of the mid 09 model is just then 60%-70% of the early 08 model.

    is this normal?
    or is it a defects,
    anyhow I'll try to follow up with applecare.

    Just wondering anyone experience something like this before.

    Happy New Year~

    It's the high spec 15'' model
    I'm refering to the internal output speaker volume
  2. coast1ja macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2009
    I haven't played with an old MBP, but my new 15" is quieter than expected. I don't use the speakers much so it doesn't bother me. I wonder if you could replace the new speakers with the old ones or something better.
  3. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    flaneur- what I meant was the new model speaker is weaker than the older model macbook pro which I find it weird.

    not only it sound weaker the sub base is also very weak compare to the old model too.
  4. applebook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2009
    The MBP doesn't produce real bass.

    People should not use a laptop's speakers for anything serious anyway. They can be fine for Youtube, flash, and chatting, but when watching movies, use decent headphones. You would save a few minutes on battery life too.
  5. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    I fully understand that applebook,
    what I'm worried is there's defect on the speaker or something stopping it to produce its power.

    the overall volume is lower and weaker than the first generation model
    it certainly doesn't sound right to me.
  6. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    I just got another replacement from apple regarding the speaker volume difference.

    it's the same thing,
    I think apple did changed something here, whenever I have the volume at full blast, it put the computer in bit vibration will will cause the hard drive to active the motion sensor.

    the latest have bit different for the internal structure compare to the first gen unibody macbook pro.

    I also notice the computer stop/hang for a second or 2 whenever full blast.
    now testing more with motion sensor disable.
  7. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2008
    i had the exact same computer replaced. I have noticed the same thing. it's because the subwoofer is on the right side, so the right side seems louder. That being said, yes, the speakers are of lower quality on these new computers.
  8. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    do you mean the previous unibodies subwoofer is not on the right side?

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