Line, Headphone, & Apple speaker minijack confusion

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Rags, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. Rags macrumors member

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    What is the difference between the Apple speaker jack and the Line or Headphone out? I'm referring to the new Power Macs.

    I really like the front Headphone jack by the way, I use headphones rather than speakers and it's somewhat of a pain reaching behind the computer.
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    The Apple speaker jack is for Apple speakers only. It's a little smaller than the one used for headphones and it's also amplified. The headphone jack is well, a headphone jack. The line-in on the back of the Powermac is for hooking up a mic or something else with a line or headphone out. I think Apple should put a digital out instead of their frelling speaker connector, but that's just me. :D
     
  3. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    the speaker mini-jack is actually jsut a mini 3/32" stereo jack that is amplified to 20 watts...i learned this just recently...and only works with apple speakers...what a crock of crap...i agree...a digital out would be more usefull along with a normal 1/8" stereo jack (line-out)...
     
  4. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    It is Apple being Apple!!!

    In other words don't buy the Apple pro speakers, they are a piece junk!!! Just like the Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks!!!

    You will get more bass and sound for your money going with any speakers that haves the 3.5mm jack!!:p ;)
     
  5. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >You will get more bass and sound for your money going with any speakers that haves the 3.5mm jack!!:p ;)

    Those would either be the Cambridge Soundworks or the Klipsch models. :D

    I'm listening to some audio via the audio jack on my iBook and some RadioShack earplugs. (If you can, go with the RadioShack earplugs. They're less of a pain in the neck to use than the iPod earplugs and you get better power out of them, instead of all the high-pitched distortion.) Luckily, I also have two jacks on my iMac in the front. They're well placed.
     

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