Speakers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Samtb, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    What are the speakers on a MacBook pro like? Are they as good as the in built JBL/Harman speakers many pc manufacturers use?
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Pretty decent for laptop speakers. Don't expect theater quality, but they do a decent job at stereo separation.
     
  3. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What about the MacBook air?
     
  4. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Can't speak to that. I'd suggest you go to an Apple Store or Best Buy and give a listen.

    IMHO, the JBL/Harman speakers some laptop's include are simply fluff to compensate for the inferior OS on the laptop.
     
  5. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can't hear anything in a store. It's too loud.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Just as crappy as any other laptop out there. I've never heard a single laptop actually sound good.
     
  7. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    13" rMBP here, they're not the loudest ones around, but they surely might be the best sounding laptop speakers I've ever heard. Don't worry about them.
     
  8. leman macrumors 604

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    MacBook speakers are probably the best laptop speakers around. I regularly watch movies and series on it and the sound is always sufficient. For music, not so much (if you want good quality).
     
  9. Yoshi Yogurt macrumors regular

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    They sound great for quick youtube videos, but for music they are pretty unbearable when you're used to excellent headphones and car audio
     
  10. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    I second that. Absolutely no problem with MacBook's speakers.
     
  11. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    x2 Movies sound good on the MBP. They sound even better when using a nice pair of headphones.
     
  12. ISFPOWER macrumors newbie

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    the asus n53j had good sounding speakers for a laptop. but its also bulky as you can see in the pic up top of the keyboard.

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    a few HP laptops are sounding loud and good as well. wish the macbook had a bit more bass, but it is clear and sounds better than most.
     
  13. SkimMilk168 macrumors regular

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    between the 13 and 15" retinas, the 13" sounds louder and better.
    Probably due to the way the speakers are placed.
     
  14. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Meh, nothing coming from a laptop sounds good to me, I do most of my listening on a set of Focal Chorus 836v or Grado SR-225e

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  15. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    I'd compare laptop speakers to whatever you hear on a cell phone or tablet.
     

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