the sound on my 3DS XL seems rather low to me. much worse than the first 3DS. it does vary by game, 3D classics are too loud, and Gunman Clive is barely audible, but the overall sound quality is pretty horrible. like when you turn off the BASS on your stereo all the way down. no depth or vibrancy to the sound at all. i googled it and it seem to be a design flaw common to all 3DS XL's. i wish i could send a message to nintendo execs: please make revision to the 3DS XL, remove the microphone, the 3 cameras, the gyroscope, even the 3D filter, just give us some decent sound quality so you can actually hear the games. i wonder would it be possible to mod DSi speakers into a 3DS? probably just 2 wires to connect. but would it make the sound louder?