Do a Google Search on Nexus 7 speaker quality . . the reviews describe it as worst-in-class for a tablet.
I am all Android, but my wife has an iPad and the speaker is really good.
I was ready to order a Nexus 7 because of its smaller size and the Android platform, but if they completely blew-off speaker quality, I guess not.
The 7" form factor isn't a good excuse. I have a retired Nokia 5410 phone that has half the size of any smart phone and it plays music better than ANY Android phone.
How much can a speaker that sounds like an iPad speaker cost ? .... just do it . . I really wanted a smaller Android tablet.