Speakers on iPad?

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    I don't have one yet...does it have built in sound or do you have to use headphones, or ear buds? I watched all the tutorial videos on the itunes site and they never mention speakers on the iPad.
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    becuase it is really hard to find speaker for ipad.
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    The iPad does have built in speakers, earphones are not required.
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    I have never seen an iPad in person so I didn't know about the speakers. I am thinking about getting one...but would like to see what hardware changes may appear if I wait til next year to get one. :ipad-front:
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    Why are you thinking of getting one? I would assume you have identified some requirement or need. If so, just list all you think you need from it and if it fulfills them all then buy one now - no need to to wait for features you may never use. It's a great device.
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    The iPad has decent speakers for what it is. I often listen to it instead of my car radio or in situations where there is nothing on broadcast radio stations. What is missing at this time, is speaker docks like for the iPods. That should be changing soon. The first models are already on the market.
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    The speakers on the iPad are really good considering it's size, however, when I want a little bit more I hook mine up to my bluetooth speakers, works a treat.
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    One thing with regards to speaker docks and the iPad is to get a cheap bluetooth receiver that fits in the docking port on the speakers. This way you can use any ipod speaker dock with the iPad over Bluetooth - the one I got was called FIPO and around £10 delivered a while ago.
    The alternative is to get an extender cable with male to female ipod connections which will allow you to connect to a dock - just be sure you get a cable that supports audio and not just power/data.
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    i have a nice speaker
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    I agree, bluetooth speakers are best for prolong listening. I always carry my spracht BT speakers with me on trips. For listening in hotel rooms the iPad built-in speakers don't cut it.
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    The speaker in the iPad is junk. It is in the wrong spot, too small. There should be one on each corner somehow. The ones in my nokia n800, almost 3 yr old tablet blow the iPad away.

    Bluetooth is great idea, and I have heard good things about logitech's wireless iPod speaker s715
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    While I don't think the speaker in the iPad is adequate for serious music listening, I think it is a bit unfair to describe it as junk. It's more than adequate for You Tube viewing etc. imho but I would always use headphones or speakers for movies or music.
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    I have a Sony mini/micro stereo in my office that my family bought me for fathers day years ago..... it plays cassettes and CDs. I use the aux jack to play music. The remote is very handy to control the volume when the phone rings or some one wants to talk.
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    There is a new iPad stand out, the PodDock 10 that charges, allows rotation and has some decent speakers in it. I may get interested in it when the price comes down from its lofty $100.
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    Poddock 10 is an interesting idea but looks cheaply built.

    For the price and size of the iPad, and the emphasis on media they clearly made, the speaker sucks. Actually it is amongst the worse speaker of any major handheld media device that I have used in years. I am just calling it as I see it.
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    The Ipod is much smaller than the average lap top, hence the small speakers.

    I wish they were better too but welcome to the world of physics.

    I cup the speakers with my hand to send the music at me rather than to the side which makes the music much louder.

    I am looking for a good Bluetooth speaker too. Any ideas?

    New good bluetooth speakers are coming out soon for the upcoming Xmas season which makes the hunt even more interesting.

    Tom.
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    The internal speaker is fine if you're in a quiet room, but if you're driving or using it on a cardio machine, you can't hear it at all. Can't wait for a simple inexpensive option for external speakers.
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    I would love a nice speaker dock with quality speakers. The iPad is a wonderful media device we could use anywhere in the house or outside. Killer is most of the good speaker dock options are for iPod and phone so far. Need to wait some more...

    BT is the way to go for now I guess.
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    hey, why don't you wait for airplay speakers? they will be cool, cause i hate cables. :D

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