Really hoping this isn’t the case, because even the Surface Pro didn’t sound very good (although better than all tablets until the iPad Pro 12", IMO).
Fun fact: Design of the Surface Pro 3 (and later) speakers was taken from the Lumia 2520 tablet (which I own). That Lumia still has the best sounding directional speakers I’ve found. I’m hoping the V can at least “best” it!
At a minimum, I need the V to sound better and louder than my iPad mini. I can’t hear that thing while watching Netflix unless I turn the volume all the way up.