Speakers terrible or not working correctly?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fabianpimminger, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. fabianpimminger macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    Hi, I just received my new Macbook Air as a replacement of my late 2010 Macbook Air. I noticed a real bad performance of the speakers and in comparison to my old MBA they are just terrible. Not in terms of volume but in terms of sound quality and "richness" of the music.

    Are the new speakers much worse or are they not working correctly? Should I contact Apple for a replacement? Otherwise I'll just probably return it because the sound is just awful.
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I had a 2010 MBA and now have a 2014 MBA. I didn't notice any difference in the speakers.
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    You can hear "richness" on such tinny speakers?

    No matter, ur not happy with it, return. It's a large$ purchase after all.

    Unfortunately Apple stores don't have a quiet room for you to compare.
  4. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2015
    Mukilteo, WA USA
    I don't know about the Air, but I had a 2008 MBP that had good sounding speakers. Now I have a late 2013 rMBP and the sound is very disappointing, so I think you may be right. Older speakers were better sounding.
  5. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    The 2008 MBP was so much bigger than any of these newer laptops, I'm sure the speakers and speaker enclosures were also much bigger. Should be no surprise that those sounded better.

    But there shouldn't be a big difference between laptops of the same size.

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