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DieterRams
Oct 3, 2011, 07:25 PM
I have a brand new 2011 MBA 13" and when I plug in an audio cable into the headphone port, it's like it doesn't recognize it until about 4 seconds later. I'll plug in the audio cable into the computer and the sound keeps playing from the MBA internal speakers until about 4 seconds later when the sound starts playing from the external speakers. I've tried plugging in earbuds that I use with my iPhone - same thing. Anyone else have this with their MBA or does the sound start playing immediately? I tried searching the forum for related issues but don't think I found anything directly related. If anyone knows of a prior post, please do include it. Thank you



YOKOJP
Oct 3, 2011, 07:32 PM
I have a brand new 2011 MBA 13" and when I plug in an audio cable into the headphone port, it's like it doesn't recognize it until about 4 seconds later. I'll plug in the audio cable into the computer and the sound keeps playing from the MBA internal speakers until about 4 seconds later when the sound starts playing from the external speakers. I've tried plugging in earbuds that I use with my iPhone - same thing. Anyone else have this with their MBA or does the sound start playing immediately? I tried searching the forum for related issues but don't think I found anything directly related. If anyone knows of a prior post, please do include it. Thank you

Same as my MBA 13' i5 256gb.

elliotn
Oct 3, 2011, 08:53 PM
And my MBA 13' i5 128gb. (I assume a fix is on Apple's expanding to-do list.)

stark4
Oct 3, 2011, 10:18 PM
i just tested my 2011 MBA 13" and yeah there is a 4 sec delay.. btw i have to use a little bit of force to plug it in... do you guys notice that also? ... maybe the the port is smaller?

Fernandez21
Oct 3, 2011, 11:30 PM
Same with mine.

cool, so I see you went with the 13", how are you liking it so far compared to the 11"?

YOKOJP
Oct 4, 2011, 01:03 AM
Same with mine.

cool, so I see you went with the 13", how are you liking it so far compared to the 11"?

I had the 11" 2010 and give it to my nephew for college. i bought myself the 13" i5 with 256GB. I love the machine but I missed the 11" , so i decided to give the 13" to my wife and get myself the 11" i7.

Please don't get me wrong I love the 13", it just that i missed the form factor of the 11".

alecgold
Oct 4, 2011, 02:22 AM
It's even a bit more when you are connected through a Thunderbolt Display. But it's not really bothering me.

DieterRams
Oct 4, 2011, 09:43 PM
Same with mine.

cool, so I see you went with the 13", how are you liking it so far compared to the 11"?

Hey Fernandez, yes, I went with 13". It's definitely roomier to work with in terms of the size of the palm rest and trackpad. It's significantly more comfortable in that respect. Otherwise, I almost find the screen to be too tall after being with the 11" for those two weeks! And the size of it is more "standard" laptop than anything as unique as the 11" but the comfort factor doesn't make me miss it as much overall.

In any case, it seems this audio input issue is par the course. Just thought it was a strange thing but I guess I'll just live with it. Actually, I could perhaps go to the Apple Store to test the ones they have to make sure. But I think everyone here has pretty much confirmed it.

Poindexter333
Oct 4, 2011, 10:15 PM
I've had the identical experience with the delay.

Forming a decent bunch of observations.

Not really bothering me either. There are certainly other little issues that the engineers could spend their time on.

DieterRams
Oct 8, 2011, 04:19 PM
Yea, it's by no means a crippling defect but interesting that it happens in the first place I guess. Don't remember it being the case on any other Macbook I've used. Also interesting that everyone who has responded is using a 13". Anyone care to comment if it happens on your 11"? And other 13" owners as well of course

imswimmin
Oct 8, 2011, 04:23 PM
Yup, same on my 13" as well. It hasn't really bothered me though.

hwojtek
Oct 8, 2011, 04:57 PM
I've observed the same behavior on most of my (recent) Macs. Doesn't really bother me.

jamesr19
Oct 8, 2011, 06:44 PM
I think it's just standard feature/delay really as it was the same on my MBP 2009. OS X detects what headphones you've plugged in (i.e. plug iPod 2ring headphones in, set a volume then plug iPhone 3ring headphones in and set the volume - it remembers two different volume settings (3 inc speakers)!)

bearsalley34
Oct 8, 2011, 06:54 PM
personally, i don't really think 4 seconds is a big deal.

wrinkster22
Oct 8, 2011, 06:57 PM
happens on my 13"/i7/256
probably a lion bug

kp416
Oct 8, 2011, 09:31 PM
I think it's just standard feature/delay really as it was the same on my MBP 2009. OS X detects what headphones you've plugged in (i.e. plug iPod 2ring headphones in, set a volume then plug iPhone 3ring headphones in and set the volume - it remembers two different volume settings (3 inc speakers)!)

Still not sure how a 4 second delay is part of a feature. I don't see this as a feature.

Ivan P
Oct 8, 2011, 09:34 PM
happens on my 13"/i7/256
probably a lion bug

It's not Lion. This happens on both MacBook Pros I've owned (one that came installed with Leopard and was upgraded to Snow Leopard; another on Snow Leopard that has upgraded to Lion), and occurs on my 2010 MBA running Snow Leopard.

WillMak
Oct 9, 2011, 09:52 AM
happens on my air also but I actually welcome it. The delay prevents my external speakers from crackling if I plug them in while powered on.