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MacBook Pro - Quietier or am I going deaf?


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Are there any secret volume controls on a MBP? or limiters? Mine seems to be very quiet on max volume (top right of menu bar, system prefs, etc)

Maybe I'm just getting old :spook:
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The Macbook speakers may not be as powerful as you think. If using iTunes, make sure the volume of iTunes AND the main OS X olume are cranked up.

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I know what you mean. How long have you had your MBP? I have had mine for a year now, and I think it has gone down in volume, but I am not sure as I just think the surrounding noise must be louder or something. But I do remember when I got it putting it up full blast and people thinking it was loud and it was, but nowadays, it just sounds "Meh"

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I know what you mean. How long have you had your MBP? I have had mine for a year now, and I think it has gone down in volume, but I am not sure as I just think the surrounding noise must be louder or something. But I do remember when I got it putting it up full blast and people thinking it was loud and it was, but nowadays, it just sounds "Meh"
Yeh - exactly that

Had it about 6 months now. I remember being really impressed with how loud it would go! Ahh well must be age lol
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Just thought I'd let you know... I had to reinstall Tiger after my mac went mad! However the volume is back to being loud again :S

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Both of my Macbooks have just seemed to be weak in the sound department overall - I use headphones though and it sounds great.
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have you updated to 10.4.9? mine has gotten louder since i did the update

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strangely the sound has gone funny again in iTunes. I have the main volume on full and iTunes on full and it isn't loud at all. However if I load realplayer, etc and play streaming radio - WHAM loud as can be. Something odd must be happening I just can't work out what it is!
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It's listening to WHAM that's the problem.

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Both of my Macbooks have just seemed to be weak in the sound department overall - I use headphones though and it sounds great.
The macbooks do not have good speakers, the but MBP's have great ones. (for a laptop any way)

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Considering how poor my previous laptop's speakers and internal sound was, the MBP has blown me away with it's great volume. Just sitting in a hotel room with a DVD at full blast, I would often have trouble hearing the dialogue. I had to use headphones and an external soundcard made things MUCH better.

The MBP isn't perfect, but I can easily hear video and audio without necessarily being at full blast all the time.
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