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    Quietier or am I going deaf?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by melmation View Post
    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

    Confusing..

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by proodaman View Post
    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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