Which brands have the best built-in Speakers ?

Discussion in 'Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones' started by jo86, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. jo86

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    My experience with Asus is the sound is usually where they cheat. Great specs and all, inexpensive... but the catch is the sound is inaudible in decibels or just bad in quality. You shouldn't need to buy external speakers, you can, but the built-in speaker sound should be decent at least.

    I've heard some HP's have good sound (but I'm always reluctant with HP's...). How about Dells ?

    What do you guys think about the Lenovo or Huawei in terms of hardware, robustness and quality of the physical hardware (speakers included) ?
    Share your experiences with those please. Love reading a bunch of different personal accounts.
     
  2. _Kyle_

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    Oooh, love Lenovo. Owned a couple of their laptops and the audio sounds good, nothing to write home about though. But they build their laptops solid and it shows.
     
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  3. Darren

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    All the Asus I've had had pretty good speakers. It's got way more to do with your price point than the brand. Cheap low end laptops have crappier speakers. Mid range and higher usually sound pretty good. I used to work on all brands and none ever stood out as being particularly good to me. Most of it's just marketing and buzzwords anyway like Beats Audio for HP.
     
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  4. jo86

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    you "owned", I take it the past simple there means you've moved on to other brands. Can I ask you which one, and why (what the Lenovo ones were lacking, or that you were tired about and wanted to explore other brands) ? How many kitkats do you reckon you could eat in one sitting, like, right now ? I'm talking full, 4-barred classics.
     
  5. jo86

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    I may just be spoiled by my desktop-laden early life. Being used to clear, audible sound (coming from actual speakers). My previous laptop was a MacBook Pro (2010 edition) and its sound was very decent. I could be next to someone and say, hey check this out: and just play a song. We'd actually hear it like it was coming out of speakers. Right now, with the ASUS described in mah sig, I couldn't. The speakers are too muffled and will distort the actual sound because of how weak they are. I reckon a 1000€ laptop should at least be audible, I'm not asking to organize a rave party at my house with its speakers...
     
  6. _Kyle_

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    No, I still own a couple, I don't use them any more because I started creating digital art so I got something with a touchscreen.
     
  7. jo86

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    I'm a little reluctant with Chinese/East Asian brands. I've currently got this Asus, thought I'd trust them given the many reviews I read online, but I think it's still a little flimsy. Like, you get top specs, for cheap, but then it'll show every once in a while the true nature of you computer shows and it's disappointing. I'm into paying exactly for what I read, pound for pound, and Mac gave me that for e.g.

    I know Lenovo is getting excellent reviews, but a part in me is still reluctant because it's East-Asian.
     
  8. _Kyle_

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    Well with Asus it's Hardware > build materials when on a budget. Cheap Asus laptops have great specs for the price but the build materials are a bit flimsy. Higher end stuff is nearly perfect though. Lenovo is more balanced with it's budget distribution.
     
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  9. Darren

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    Not gonna lie this is just sounding borderline racist, even though I know that's not your intent. Especially considering where Macbooks are actually produced.
     
  10. jo86

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    well in that case, it at least can't be criticized for being off-topic on this thread !

    I'm going for an ASUS after all. One of these Asus ROG Strix Scar ll. Powerful sound from what I'm hearing/reading. I'm hoping it's as good as they say. You know, it's too bad they don't just make a laptop with great speakers, just great sound right out of the chassis.
     
  11. OmniDyne

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    Peculiar.
     
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  12. _Kyle_

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    Give him a break. ;)
     
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  13. jo86

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    That's the spirit.
     

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