iPad mini Upgraded from Mini to rMini, but sound\speaker quality is a downgrade!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shenan1982, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    So I went from a Mini to a Retina Mini. Old sound was decent, nothing amazing, but the sound quality on the retina mini is awful. Almost hurts my ears on some games. Why did Apple do this? I confirmed the issue with several display units in the Apple store. :-(
  2. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2011
    Saint louis, MO
    It went from crappy to very crappy. Buy some nice Bluetooth headphones and forget your worries.
  3. mcdj, Nov 25, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2013

    mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    I agree. The Mini's speakers went from surprisingly decent in the first gen, to surprisingly bad in the retina.

    Clearly they've done some rearranging inside the guts, maybe to accommodate the larger battery. The result is a sonic downgrade.

    I was able to watch a movie with the original's speakers. The new ones are way too piercing and shrill for that.
  4. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    Yeah. It's so strange. It's actually painful.

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