iPad Watching netflix, mono sound

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Hyloba, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I never had an ipad before, and after reading so much goodness about it, especially for watching content, I never thought I would be so disappointed.
    When in landscape, both speakers are at the right side, so you just seem to have 1 mono speaker. I can't comfortable watch a movie like that, and when you hold it with both hands or just your right hand, you block the sound. How is this acceptable for a media consumption device?
     
  2. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    It is not ideal which is why there is some interest in implementing the iPad pro's speakers in the next air model.

    I don't know if it will happen but it would be nice.
     
  3. ZMRoach macrumors regular

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    I have my doubts that the Air will ever end up with the same speaker setup - mainly because the whole setup takes so much room in the shell.

    The best fix for the non-Pro models in the meantime is either just using headphones or maybe a bluetooth speaker that supports stereo audio.
     
  4. Hyloba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh well, I'll wait for the next one. Thanks for the replies!
     
  5. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    iPads only ever had one speaker and yet it works fine. The 2 speakers on the Air 2 are better than the one speaker set-up. I Pad Pro's 4 rotating speakers are on a completely different level in every respect. There isn't any tablet that will come close to the media performance of the Pro's speaker layout and performance.
     
  6. Hyloba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fine in portret, not in landscape when you have 2 ears.
     
  7. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    That's how it has been since 2010, so you're going to have to get used to it I'm afraid. I have no problem watching tv programmes / films etc on my iPad.
     
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    OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't like you are watching a movie in 5.1 surround sound. Sure there is a limitation in that the speakers are on the bottom or one side or the other depending on how you turn the iPad. Most all these tablets have this issue if you want to call it an issue at all.
     
  9. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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  10. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    Damn it anyway. I have two ears. Is there a doctor who specialises in this?
     
  11. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    My sound is coming out of all 4 speakers with my iPad Pro and Netflix, not sure what's wrong with yours.
     
  12. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Based on his comment saying that both speakers are on one side, I would guess that he doesn't have an iPad Pro.
     

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