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dandv
Serial Port
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎02-24-2011
Location: US
Views: 858
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X1 Carbon 6th gen has terrible speakers. What is Lenovo doing about this?

Just bought an X1C 6th gen. This is a very expensive laptop - over $1000. I expected half decent speakers, but they were the worst out of all the laptops I've ever had. The sound is tinny and weak. Bass is terrible. I don't even listen to music, but watching a presentation video, the speakers' voice sound very poor.

 

This is a subjective opinion. I've compared the X1C side-by-side on the same YouTube video with the following laptops, with two colleagues next to me. We all agreed that the X1 Carbon has the worst speakers:

 

  • Google Pixelbook
  • Dell E7450
  • Dell XPS 13
  • ASUS Zenbook

 

This isn't just our opinion either. Do a Google search for "X1C speakers"...

  1. "the X1 Carbon's tinny speakers are its biggest flaw" - LaptopMag
  2. "disappointing speakers" - ZDNet
  3. "worried about all the bad reviews about built in speakers" - Reddit
  4. "It's crazy that they offer an HDR display but bad audio quality" - Reddit
  5. "The Yoga, a lot cheaper, sounds a lot better" - YouTube comparison

I could go on an on. Lenovo has the tech for better speakers, in the cheaper Yoga. Why not use that in the X1C?

joesixgig
802.11n
Posts: 554
Registered: ‎07-20-2009
Location: US
Views: 834
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Re: X1 Carbon 6th gen has terrible speakers. What is Lenovo doing about this?

They listened to the reviews, because the press release for the 2019 X1 Carbon 7th gen states

 

"A Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System featuring two top-firing tweeters and two down-firing woofers deliver a more realistic and immersive sound worthy of a premium laptop."

 

Better late than never. 

victorhu95
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-20-2019
Location: CA
Views: 743
Message 3 of 5

Re: X1 Carbon 6th gen has terrible speakers. What is Lenovo doing about this?

I am hoping Lenovo does not change the layout of 7th Gen, and we can replace the terrible speakers when 7th gen release. 

akhyar74
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-31-2018
Location: MY
Views: 716
Message 4 of 5

Re: X1 Carbon 6th gen has terrible speakers. What is Lenovo doing about this?

I agree with you.
For serious listening at home, I have to plug in my earphone/headphone or connect to bluetooth portable speaker

justinchao740
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎12-09-2018
Location: US
Views: 712
Message 5 of 5

Re: X1 Carbon 6th gen has terrible speakers. What is Lenovo doing about this?

well too bad, the 7th gen carbon has speakers above the keyboard and sub woofers where the 6th gen has the speakers. So you can't just sway the 7th gen speakers into a 6th gen carbon.

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