Hi-res audio files playback

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by dintrans, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 12, 2009
    #1
    Can my MacBook (2.4 ghz intel core 2 duo) 13 inch aluminum reliably play 96khz/24 bit files?
    Is the internal audio device good enough?

    I would like to listen hi-res files using my macbook+built-in analog audio output+headphones (Audio Technica).

    Thank you
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Aug 6, 2007
    #2
    I believe the files will play back fine but that doesn't matter. The quality bottleneck will be the internal audio device, by far (noisy, low resolution, cheap cheap cheap parts). If you want to do anything resembling quality listening you have two options: the digital out to a receiver/external D/A or an external sound interface. You could go anywhere from a sub $200 M-Audio type thing to a +$1000 Apogee Mini-DAC.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nov 12, 2009
    #3
    Thank you!
     

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