Speaker Quality: 13" vs 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skiltrip, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    How much better sounding are the speakers on the 15" when compared to the 13", or are they pretty comparable.

    Looking for any opinions on it. Volume, Bass quality, overall clarity, etc.
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    They both sound like laptop speakers.

    I can't vouch for either one, but if you're looking for quality, you need external speakers.
  3. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008

    Both are ok for laptop speakers, but are LAPTOP speakers.
  4. a9205, Nov 24, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010

    a9205 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2009
    the 15 has dedicated grills im sure it is better than the 13, and i have the new 15" and feel the speakers are quite good
  5. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
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    Yea friends 15 is soooooo much better than my 13s. To do a skype convo/watch a movie the sound needs to be at least 75%
  6. gremond macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    15" do sound better but you can´t decide to buy 15" over 13" just because of speakers.. if thats your only concern you can buy some hifi speakers for the price difference between the 2 models.
  7. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    That's not why I was asking. I already have a 13". In the future I might be upgrading to a 15" for CPU and screen rez reasons, and was just wondering if the built in speakers happen to be better as well.
  8. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    The speakers in the 15 are better then the 13 by quite a bit but they are not nearly as good as the 17" MBP.
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Both are pretty much the same, but the 15" has speaker grills on the top. This means that the sound is projected out more than the 13", which has no grills. Although I'm quite sure that the sound on the 13" MacBook Pro comes out of the keyboard, giving a competitive projection :D

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