new thunderbolt display --> need separate audio cable for inbuilt speakers?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sprockett, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. sprockett macrumors member

    May 19, 2008
    Hi im thinking about getting the new thunderbolt display.

    I understand that the Thunderbolt cable which covers
    --> Graphics
    --> Gigabit Ethernet

    I'm assuming it covers
    --> Eyesight
    --> Audio (for inbuilt speakers) as well?

    Or do i need to have separate cables for those?

  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    It all runs through the single Thunderbolt cable.

  3. G0meZ macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    and how's the audio quality of those speakers? average inbuilt or any better?
  4. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    how would anyone on here know the answer to that?

    the display isn't out for 3 weeks still..
    nobody has even had a review unit

    your best bet is to look for reviews for the 27 cinema has the same speakers I believe.
  5. metalim, Oct 18, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011

    metalim macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    Audio quality is average. Pretty good for a monitor or small TV. Ok for gaming. Not so good for music.
    Don't know about frequencies, but there's too much "boo" in the sound, like you hear sound from metal trash can, and at the same time low bass is missing.
    Also, due to a bug with USB handling, when you remove iPhone from docking, USB devices can reset, and so is monitor sound, which switches back to MacBook. Tested with Lion 10.7.2.

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