Audio output power on MBP 9,2

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ssl4000, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. ssl4000, Aug 22, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014

    ssl4000 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2014
    Hi all! I really need your help guys!
    Does anyone have experience with this model? It's 13,3 inch, i5-3210m Macbook Pro (2nd generation, mid 2012).
    I need to know how loud this notebook can drive headphones through it's audio jack? I will be using quite demanding headphones and I like to listen to music loud, would it be suitable?
    Also, what is audio chip in this model? Cirrus 4206(something)?

    Thanks! :)
  2. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    Usually any adjustable audio output is close to line level at full volume. This should be enough to drive any headphone.

    The impedance of the headphones defines how loud they are at any certain level. Generally you can drive even a 600 Ohm phone from a laptop headphone jack, but how it actually sounds depends largely on the specific headphone models' impedance curve.

    It's hard to say anything more without knowing which headphones you are going to use.

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