Speaker difference between 2016 13" NTB vs TB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Garage Battle, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Garage Battle macrumors member

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    Just curious what the effective difference is between the NTB and TB models. I know their speakers are laid out different, but what is the difference in how they sound?

    Thanks!
     
  2. augenleet macrumors member

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  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    They sound the same to me having them both side by side.
     
  4. pogiboi macrumors regular

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    I'm just packing up my tMBP and have replaced it with a ntMBP (due to battery life). Side by side they sound very similar. The tMBP has the bass coming out of the bottom/sides with the highs coming from the "speaker grills". This makes the highs and lows sound like they are separated from different sources. It's not a bad thing, still sounds great. The ntMBP sounds like it has a little less bass to me, highs are more distinct. I will say in person, the definitely sound different, but both excellent laptop speakers. The ntMBP seems to get a little louder.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I want to keep the TB version, but the battery! I can't do it!
     
  6. pogiboi macrumors regular

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    Honestly no regrets here. While I'm sure the tb will become much more useful over time, at this point it's a gimmick. It is so much easier adjusting the vol, brightness, play/pause, etc without having to look down. Maybe with Kaby Lake comes out, I will consider switching. Also, the early Black Friday deals make the ntb version a great deal.
     
  7. person123 macrumors member

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  8. skids929 macrumors 6502a

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    keep it..I get a solid 8-9 out of mine. Not sure what you do with it but light usage it does perform well enough for me to be able to live with it. 8-9 hours is not bad at all. Allegedly the beta of 10.12.3 helps a lot too.
     

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