Roll call: 2016/2017 Pro with blown speakers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by caramelpolice, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. caramelpolice macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2012
    I've got a 2016 15" Pro, and the right speaker is blown. The top speaker - the one that plays through the grille - still works, but it's incredibly tinny sounding because the bigger speaker pops and stops playing the moment I turn up the volume. Gotta ship it in for service.

    I've seen a few other posts on the forums with the same issue, so I was curious how much of a problem this is. Who else is having this kind of issue?
  2. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    When they first shipped people we blowing the speaker when they installed Windows. Somewhere in the install process a loud tone was played. But, I thought Apple fixed that issue last year.
  3. danniexi macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2012
    i never installed Windows on my tbMBP. hell, even the volume never surpasses 75%, but my right speaker is still blown as well.
  4. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2009
    I have an issue similar to this. My speakers work perfectly fine, but my right speaker makes this cracking noise randomly throughout the day.
  5. shansoft macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2011
    I am suspecting that this is due to WiFi / Bluetooth or USB-C connectivity on the right side.
  6. Rusty33 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    I have had a lot of trouble with the speakers on my 2016 machine - having them (alongside my entire bottom casing) replaced twice. While they have not 'blown', voices consistently crackle whenever the volume surpasses 75%. My issue always starts with the left speaker, and before long makes its way over to the right as well. The Apple staff member was also able to reproduce (on two seperate occasions), which assured me that I wasn't nuts.

    I've found a way to quickly and reliably reproduce the issue using this youtube audio test (4-10 seconds in)...would be interested to know if any others are experiencing this:

    I can't afford to go without my computer again - so I've now just going to live with this.

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