Speakers - 13" vs. 15" uMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by neteng101, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    Just wondering if anyone has compared them and if there is a difference, given the 15" seems to have all that area beside the keyboard for them? :confused:
  2. steve31 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2007
    Edmonton Canada
    I have both and the 15 MBP is much louder. If sound is what you are looking for then the 15 MBP is for you. VERY good sound.
  3. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    The 15" and 17" have always had much better speakers. My 15" is much clearer and louder than my sisters Blackbook. It's just the way its been. But, the one problem with all Apple speakers is a massive lack of bass, kinda sucks :cool:
  4. hiohokaybye macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2007
    I have book the blackbook and the new uMBP 15"

    The uMBP speakers are more surround and louder, the sound is crisp and clear. But that's probably because the blackbook is three years old.
  5. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2005
    I have the 13in MBP and am really impressed with the speakers, much better then I expected and can get VERY loud.
    Now I am not saying these things are to die for but compared to the 13in white MBs I have used these are WAY better. I'm not sure if they are any different then the old unibody MB though as I have never compared.
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Notebook speakers almost always sucks. My 15" uMBP speakers are way better than my friend's 13" uMBP. There's actually a speaker grille and also a subwoofer.
  7. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    The difference is huge. It means you get to hear the sound instead of the people on the other side of the screen.
  8. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    The speakers on my 17" MBP are ridiculous. Incredible sound.
  9. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2009

    theres also a sub in the 13" umpb...
  10. lavinci macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2009
    What's a woofer do? Because macbooks just lack bass in general.
  11. jpma macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    13'' mbp speaker is indeed good but
    even with the best speaker with this kinda cover up it will reduce the quality no matter how.

    speaker grill makes alot of difference.
    13'' mbp speaker hide inside, it is loud but not clear any good speaker being cover like that will never hit its best performance.

    what you listen on the 13'' mbp is more like a leakage of show instead of a direct position with speaker grill holes.

    I bet if you take out the speaker and play music, you can tell the huge difference.
  12. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    ok first of all any speaker is called a woofer not just the bass speaker. second putting a "sub woofer" in a laptop is silly. there just isnt enough room for it move to produce the low end so no matter what ALL laptop speakers will be very top heavy.

    as for which is better…they both suck.

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