rMBP Speakers are good!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by insimbi, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. insimbi macrumors 6502

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    Received my rMBP yesterday. Loving it so far. Though you do notice all the pixelated images all over the web now.

    I am listening to iTunes now and I'm very surprised with how good these speakers sound. Very full sounding speakers - from a thin laptop - pretty sweet! :)
     
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    Fancy recording it?
    Play Rock It by Sub Focus
    Nice and loud :D
     
  3. iFanboy Guest

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    I could make my 2009 MBP speakers crackle at high volume.

    This is not possible on my rMBP :cool:
     
  4. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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  5. insimbi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sure thing! This is recorded from my iPhone 4S, soo... but here you go :)

    Rock It :apple:
     
  6. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    Wow :eek: These speakers are good! I'm really impressed. The "back-of-the-ear bass" is completely missing though, but hey, they're laptop speakers. Very good.

    Wondering what something a little more dirty would sound like...
     
  7. hogsdill macrumors member

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    Can't wait till mine arrives. This was a big factor in my decision to get a rMBP over the MBA. I use my current MBP's speakers all the time.
     
  8. Aftershocker macrumors member

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    Me to, I hate the speakers most manufacturers put in their laptops...
     
  9. Missy1726 macrumors newbie

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    They sound really good!!! I'm really excited for mine to arrive! Too bad I have to wait till the mid/end of this month!
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I appreciate that everyone has different musical tastes, and mine is quite eclectic, so I decided to check it out, having never heard of Sub Focus. I agonized through 47 seconds of it before I had to stop it. As one comment on YouTube said:
    But then, I'm an old geezer, too! Hey! At least I was willing to try it! :D Rock on!

    By the way, the MBPR speakers are quite good!
     
  11. Tritons macrumors 6502

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    Am, name of the song? :D
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you read the 2nd post? Or the link in the post you quoted?
     
  13. Feed Me, Jul 3, 2012
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    heheh ;)
    Sub Focus is one of the better Drum & Bass producers around at the moment, but you've gotta like your electro!
    "Eclectic", psh, my iTunes is eccentrically eclectic.

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    OP, if you're still around, can we have a few more songs?
    This one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm09anDu0hs

    And this one (to see how the bass really is)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb-tcxbTR9A
    The bassline in this song (comes in around 25 seconds) is pretty subtle and very deep, I'd be amazed if the MacBook's speakers pick it up at all.

    And finally this, for no other reason than I've dedicated it to GGJstudios.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vblP6vVQA4A
    (I personally bet he'll last 23 seconds on this one, assuming he takes a second to hit the close button)

    :cool:
     
  14. katmeef macrumors 6502

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    I think it sounds very nice for a laptop playing music in iTunes, even at high volumes. I did notice the boot up Dong noise sounded a bit harsh when I initially booted it which had me concerned, subsequent boots after lowering volume don't sound bad though.
     
  15. plexusnexus macrumors newbie

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    I'd say that it is nearly impossible for people over 50 to enjoy EDM in the first few listens. It isn't so much about their age as much as it is about getting accustomed to the sound of synthetic instruments and drum machines.

    I think the same goes for metal to most people, it isn't very accessible until you hear it a lot.
     
  16. Tritons macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, my bad. :(
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This was scary enough:
    ScreenCap 2012-07-03 at Tue, Jul 3,5.11.34 PM .PNG
    But I'm as adventurous as anyone, so here goes!

    Well, you'll be proud of me! While it isn't my taste, I made it this far!
    ScreenCap 2012-07-03 at Tue, Jul 3,5.14.38 PM .PNG
     
  18. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't stand any electronic music until about three years ago, now it's my favourite genre. Took a while for me to open my ears to it.

    I'm impressed!
     
  19. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    I really hoped the new rMBP speakers would match those in the 17" to ease the transition to 15". I put my 17" down in the apple shop and played the same track on both and alternately muted them. Even the apple store employee had a "yeah sorry about that," look on his face. 15" was nice and clear but no depth compared to the 17".

    The 17" was just big enough to fit in speakers that produced what I would describe as good enough sound. Meaning external speakers seemed unnecessary. When I go 15" I think I'll be looking for some decent but compact portable speakers to carry in the laptop bag. Any suggestions welcome.
     

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