My Macbook experience has been spoiled by sound niggles. First off, I get an occasional static sound followed by a 'pop' from the right-hand speaker area (when headphones are plugged in it STILL comes out of this area, rather than out of the headphones or external speakers - thankfully). More annoying is a problem I couldn't find shared by fellow Macrumors members. Watching my Fanny and Alexander DVD tonight on the Macbook (via Shure headphones) I noticed that during any peaks in sound I got a faint static, fuzzy sound from the right-hand-channel. Very annoying. It also occurs in iTunes - it follows the peaks of the music, then cuts of instantly when I pause the track. I cannot actually detect this problem through my Bose speakers, or through the Macbook's own speakers (too quiet to tell). However, playing the same songs through my iPod using the Shure headphones, cannot detect a problem. It sounds like a slightly off-tune FM radio. Is this common? It has certainly soured my recent 'upgrade'.