Sound Cards in Powerbooks.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Ryan McCanical, May 6, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased the 1.33ghz 12" powerbook. When I plug my nice Sony headphones into the headphone jack, i notice that anything under 100hz is really distorted no matter how loud or soft I turn the volume. Is there something wrong with my sound card or are these sound cards just crap? Even when I turn down the EQ on low frequencies in Itunes, it still sounds either distored or simply not present. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I think I'm heading to the Apple store tommorrow anyway. Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    The powerbook is quite widely used by audio pro's so I would have to assume that a decent to good sound card is installed by default. Complaints about the sound are not very common on these boards, so I think you should inquire with apple as to the problems your having.

    BEN
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. haha. I actuallyhave a pro tools system I keep pluggin into, so thats why I knew that it wasnt just the headphones.

    I'm gonna definitely hit up the apple store tommorrow and see what they can do for me.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but audio pros don't rely on built in soundcards. Most use RME cardbus systems, Echo cardbus systems, Metic Halo FW units, Mbox from Digidesign, or any of the audio cards/interfaces using USB or FW from Tascam, Edirol, Motu, M-Audio, or Lexicon.

    As for complaints about in-built audio on PBs, they are there, but yours sound more severe than most.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    does anyone know of a firewire or usb to digital audio output device? to connect a 12" pb to my logitech z680s. thx.
     
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