JBL 2.1 speakers: Pop when turning on and waking up iMac

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  1. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

    kevin.rivers

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    Title says it all. Everytime i turn on or wake up the mac from sleep my speakers make a popping noise. It is kind of annoying and I am pretty sure it could damage the speakers. Anyway around this?

    On a side note. The 2.5mm plug doesnt go all the way into the macs audio port, is that normal?
     
  2. dualcore macrumors member

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    this happens with most speakers im pretty usre, nothing to worry about
     
  3. vv-tim macrumors 6502

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    Two possibilities that are completely normal:

    - Your computer and speakers are on the same circuit. The computer asks for more power and causes a temporary disruption that causes the pop (or sometimes a hiss if the wiring is less than great).

    - Your computer sends some power/signal to your speakers when starting up and causes the pop.

    Either way, it's nothing to worry about unless it's a really loud pop. It happens all the time with my studio monitors (and they're $400 each, haha). You should be fine. If you're worried, turn off the speakers and then turn them on once your computer is awake.
     
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  5. neocell macrumors 65816

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    My creature IIs and G4 iMac have been doing this for a couple of years, not all the time, but a lot. I just tune it out now.
     
  6. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    try turning off the sound on the actual speakers/turning them off completely when you boot up your computer. if it doesnt really bother you, or if it's a hassle to turn on and off your speakers, the poping wont hurt your speakers.
     
  7. kevin.rivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It really isn't a big deal. I just dont want it to hurt the speakers.

    Can anyone confirm that the 2.5 audio plug doesn't go all the way into the back of iMac? There is about 3-4cm that doesn't go in.
     
  8. neocell macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure what plug you're talking about (have no idea what a 2.5 plug is :confused: ), but the plug on my creatures goes all the way in to the headphone jack. Have to push a bit but it clicks in.
     
  9. kevin.rivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry 2.5mm or 1/8" plug is what headphones use. I have the JBL Encounters... and it will not go all the way in. I am not going to force it either. I get full sound though. I just thought it was odd that it doesn't go in.

     
  10. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    Just a correction: it's 3.5mm. 2.5 is what a corded headset for like you cell phone is. That is odd though.
     
  11. kevin.rivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I put 3.5 before. I later decided it was 2.5, thanks for the correction.

    It is weird. I will try to snap a pic with my cell and post it.
     
  12. kevin.rivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok these are the worst pics ever. However you should be able to see how it protrudes.

    Also, I tried two sets of headphones and both would not go in.
     

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  13. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a

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    Compare your speaker plug with another headphone plug. Is the plug on your speakers a bit longer? Does the headphone plug go all the way in?
     
  14. kevin.rivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    they are both the same. and neither go in all the way.
     
  15. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    I have creatures, and they pop when I turn the power of my Macbook on/off, or when I put on my light, it really doesn't bother me, the sound is great !!
     

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