Sound quality in CF-W8

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  1. theoak2

    theoak2 Notebook Evangelist

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    Am I the only one who thinks the speakers in the W8 are really bad? My sound is very low volume, and vibrates/rattles a lot. Does anyone else who has this model think the speakers are really bad (even for a laptop)? Or have I got defective speakers?
     
  2. cyrilng

    cyrilng Notebook Geek

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    Generally speaking the single downward-firing mono speaker in the W8 is not going to impress anyone. I turned mine all the way up but didn't detect any rattling although there was a fair amount of vibration.
     
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    ToughNut Notebook Evangelist

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    MONO??!! Duh... for a laptop with those specs, I would have expected stereo, even if it isn't well defined stereo for that matter. What was Panny thinking??!!
     
  4. Alex

    Alex Super Moderator

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    My major complaint with my CF-F8 was the sound quality
    You sacrifice sound quality for portability
     
  5. Regnad Kcin

    Regnad Kcin Notebook Evangelist

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    Stereo, mono, does it make a difference on most laptops? Really I found the CF-29's mono speaker to be better than many laptops because it simply worked better. One good speaker is worth more than two bad ones.

    The W8 isn't good but really, it wasn't much worse than the lousy sound on my Dell M4400 and is much better than my Toshiba netbook.
     
  6. cyrilng

    cyrilng Notebook Geek

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    The W8 is a business-class laptop so hi-fi quality stereo sound was not a priority I guess.
     
  7. TopCop1988

    TopCop1988 Toughbook Aficionado

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    Now you know what that "Headphone Jack" (Item "I", Page 12) on the front is for. ;)
     
  8. ToughNut

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    urm... DUAL mono?? :D
     
  9. TopCop1988

    TopCop1988 Toughbook Aficionado

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    If it's not stereo, why <:confused:> do the Operating Instructions say "Use a condenser-stereo microphone." (Page 39, Footnote #22)? ;) :rolleyes:
     
  10. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    It could have mono output to the speaker and have stereo input via the microphone.
     
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