13" 2020 MBP - Super annoying: External headphones are a separate audio device

LD58

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Original poster
May 22, 2020
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Got my new 13" MBP two days ago (10th gen, 512GB/16GB).
What annoys me extremely (apart from the fans running very often…) is that the headphone jack is now a separate audio device. That means if you plug or unplug you Headphones when using Logic (and maybe other Audio Software) it stops the playback and re-initialises the audio engine. On my 2016 MPB and all other MBPs I had since 2004 that never was an issue. Just plug them in and out as you wish.

So be warned if that is your use case.
 

Dhock_Holiday

macrumors member
Sep 17, 2019
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Surprised to hear about the noisy fans, I'm guessing its because of Logic? I believe the behavior you're describing is a system variable that "Pauses" audio once the input device is removed. You might be able to find a terminal hack or command that will modify this behavior.
 

Namara

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Apr 16, 2020
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Logic reinitializes the audio output source on my Mac Mini too when I switch between wired and wireless headphones, bluetooth speaker or (gasp!) the Mac Mini speaker. It's only a couple of seconds and I don't mind it a bit.
 

LD58

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Original poster
May 22, 2020
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@Namara Yes for bluetooth I would call that a normal behaviour as it is a different device.

@Dhock_Holiday No fans are spinning up at different times. After restarting or copying huge files. Actually not in Logic yet.
 
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