New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPad Hardware and Accessories Discuss the iPad hardware and accessories

iPad speakers vs. iMac speakers


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Minimalist

 
Member Since: Dec 06, 2009
Posts: 32
Minimalist is on a distinguished road

Minimalist is offline
If someone else has an iMac and an iPad and could give me an appraisal of the music sound qualities of the two, compared, it would help me judge a potential iPad purchase. It would seem bizarre to have to use an external speaker with the iPad, so I hope I need not do that. Though I see some apparently doing it with Bluetooth, etc.

The iMac speakers are quite good, even in an adjacent room. It bothers me not a bit that the iPad has speakers side by side. I never fell for the "stereo" scam that hit the lagging electronic sales market about 1958.
QUOTE Thanks
tenashus1

 
Member Since: Jul 26, 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 189
tenashus1 has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: Mid 12 MBP 8gb ram, Crucial M4 SSD 512gb, Sandy Bridge i7

tenashus1 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minimalist View Post
If someone else has an iMac and an iPad and could give me an appraisal of the music sound qualities of the two, compared, it would help me judge a potential iPad purchase. It would seem bizarre to have to use an external speaker with the iPad, so I hope I need not do that. Though I see some apparently doing it with Bluetooth, etc.

The iMac speakers are quite good, even in an adjacent room. It bothers me not a bit that the iPad has speakers side by side. I never fell for the "stereo" scam that hit the lagging electronic sales market about 1958.
I have last year's MBP 13". I find the speaker sound quality excellent. In my opinion, the iPad's speaker (s) does not have great depth to it sound quality wise or loudness wise either. It sounds much better with a decent pair of earbuds.
QUOTE Thanks
Kash

 
Kash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
The iPad's speakers are nowhere near as loud or as crisp as the iMac's. This makes sense given the size of both and their intended use. The iMac is a full desktop and thus requires volume levels that we're used to on a desktop (i.e. loud). The iPad is not a desktop or laptop replacement, it's more like a giant iPod touch, where the speakers are only for use in close proximity, such as when you want to share a video with someone.


June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks
Nighthawk4

 
Nighthawk4's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posts: 659
Nighthawk4 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: iMac 2.66 GHz 20", iPad 32GB 3G, iPhone 16GB 3G

Nighthawk4 is offline
Kash is right. Bear in mind also that the iMac has stereo speakers, whereas I am fairly sure the speaker on the iPad is only mono.
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25,716
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kash View Post
...it's more like a giant iPod touch...
Don't say that Kash!!!

There are folks out there that will want to scratch your eye's out, and curse you with their dying breath that it's NOT a giant iPod Touch!

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
Vroomer

 
Vroomer's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 12, 2010
Posts: 53
Vroomer is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iTouch 32 GB 1st Gen, iPad 64GB 3G, 2.8GHZ Quad-Core Intel i7

Vroomer is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kash View Post
it's more like a giant iPod touch
I can see someone didn't get the 3G. That's most unfortunate.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
Don't say that Kash!!!

There are folks out there that will want to scratch your eye's out, and curse you with their dying breath that it's NOT a giant iPod Touch!

- Nick
Go get 'em Nick!
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25,716
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vroomer View Post
I can see someone didn't get the 3G. That's most unfortunate.
There is certainly some truth to this. The iPad 3G is definitely more capable that the iPod Touch. I think many of the "iPad is just a Giant iPod Touch" statements were mostly being made before the 3G iPad was available.

Now the 3G iPad is just a "Giant iPod Touch with 3G"...but then couldn't that almost make the iPad 3G a "Giant iPhone"...Hummm?

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
Kash

 
Kash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
I have the iPad 3G and it's definitely a giant iPod touch, and that's exactly why I like it.

It's not a giant iPhone just because it has a 3G data connection because it's still missing cameras and cellular voice.


June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25,716
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kash View Post
It's not a giant iPhone just because it has a 3G data connection because it's still missing cameras and cellular voice.
Yeah...it doesn't have the camera...I was thinking you might be able to use Skype or something to use the iPad as a phone.

Just kidding though about the "giant iPhone"....the iPad is a giant iPod Touch...and that's the way & why I like it as well!

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
Vroomer

 
Vroomer's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 12, 2010
Posts: 53
Vroomer is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iTouch 32 GB 1st Gen, iPad 64GB 3G, 2.8GHZ Quad-Core Intel i7

Vroomer is offline
Pages and Numbers work great on my iPad. Haven't tried them with my Touch yet.

Besides those aps, the aps I use need connectivity and being teathered to a WiFi connection is not that functional to me.

The iPad is a great platfrom for me to manage my stock accounts. The Bloomberg ap is great. I can do a quick glance at it to see if I am in the red or in the green before deciding to log into a trading ap.

Personally, I don't need the camera. (Kinda irked my cell phone has one (Alias 2).)

I do have a Google Voice account... hmm.
QUOTE Thanks
1991-C4

 
1991-C4's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 17, 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 343
1991-C4 has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 2 iPod Touches and iPad

1991-C4 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
Don't say that Kash!!!

There are folks out there that will want to scratch your eye's out, and curse you with their dying breath that it's NOT a giant iPod Touch!

- Nick
So you're saying that the iPod Touch is a miniature iPad???
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Should I Wait? | iPad 3G Data Plans »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iPad FAQ Lotus Esprit iPad Hardware and Accessories 0 04-12-2010 08:31 PM
Wireless Speakers for iMac 24" frostygirl Music, Audio, and Podcasting 2 05-29-2008 02:09 AM
What are good speakers for iMac? pastle Switcher Hangout 8 08-10-2007 08:35 PM
how to conect imac to monitor speakers allan michaud Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 06-05-2007 12:32 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?