Wow! iPad 12.9 2018 speakers

Discussion in 'iPad' started by streetkid, Nov 7, 2018 at 10:45 AM.

  1. streetkid macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2008
    I picked up my 12.9 today, and overall I’m really pleased with the changes.

    But the biggest difference for me is the sound quality coming from the speakers. Wow! They are brilliant.

    I wonder if the 11inch iPad Pro are as punchy? I bought the 12.9 as an experiment, thinking it would be too big. So far I’m pleased with the form factor, but for travel I’m still not convinced? But if there’s a drop off in terms of sound volume or quality I’ll think twice about the trade off, and stick with the 12.9.
  2. eulslix macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2016
    Yeah the speakers are just out of this world for such a small form factor device. I actually didn't even consider them in my buying decision, but once I played a song for testing purposes I realised that they're good enough to use them instead of my headphones at home.
  3. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    The speakers on my 10.5" Pro were amazing and the speakers on my XS Max are amazing, so I figure the 11" Pro I have coming today is going to be equal to or better than both of those. It's insane how much sound quality they get out of those tiny spaces. Their audio engineering often gets overlooked but they are practically miracle workers in that category.
  4. frankie1000 macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2016
    Just picked up a 12.9 myself, have to say, this is the first handheld computing device that I’ve ever had that is of sufficient sound quality to just sit and listen to! Usually use my Bose soundlink and whilst that provide far superior sound quality, the iPad on its own can do a really great job... crazy how they managed this...
  5. Infiniteconstancy macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2017
    I was so surprised by the depth of it - it almost sounded "wrong"
  6. frankie1000 macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2016
    I think they might have stole a few Bose engineers as it definately has that Bose feel of big sound from a small device thing going on... it definately uses some fancy spatial processing to trick you into thinking its coming around the sides of you, very good.
  7. cibonak macrumors regular


    Oct 15, 2014
    Thanks for the replies

    Any reviews from those who have bought the 11'? Big difference between ipp 12,9 1st/2nd gen and the 11? Thx
  8. Super Xander macrumors regular

    Super Xander

    Nov 6, 2016
    Anyone who can do a comparison between the 2018 and 2017 12.9 iPd Pro?
  9. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    Oh man now I can’t wait even more! Picking mine up on Saturday. Been using a 5 year old launch iPad Air. It’s so quiet even on Max you can hardly hear anything.

    This 12.9” is gonna be one heck of an upgrade
  10. kristiguin macrumors member


    Oct 18, 2015
    I agree that the sound quality is amazing. Watched a tv show on the nbc app earlier and was very impressed.
  11. WhiteHawk macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2008
    Just to put it out there, I’m happy with my 11 inch iPad overall but the sound quality is a noticeable downgrade on the 12.9 inch 2015 model.
  12. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    But most likely an upgrade from a 10.5, going by what's said here. I just looked any the speakers at an Apple store after reading this thread. The 12.9 is a larger assembly (obviously). But I would imagine the 11 sounds pretty good.

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