Audio Problem with MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NickC1028, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. NickC1028 macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2007
    I had a Blackbook a couple of weeks ago and there didnt seem to be this problem but,

    whenever I plug in headphones I get a low little feedback noise through my expensive headphones. Is this a normal? My other Macbook did not give off a little low distortion/alien type noise.

    I appreciate all your feedback.
  2. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    I usually get some low level noise when I pause iTunes or something when I've got my headphones in. I think it's just because the signal-noise ratio of the headphone port is pretty bad. It's certainly more noticeable with decent headphones.
  3. bov macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    yes i've just started to realized that i have this low feedback noise as well. it seems likes its pretty off and on
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    I also get spaceship noises when using headphones on my macbook. I HATE IT.
    Most annoying when doing audio editing and such. I've posted before about this but got no reply. Glad/sad to know it's not just my machine. Anyone got more info on this issue? The only thing I can think of is that there is a problem with the D/A conversion, because it sound like digital interference of some sort.
  5. NickC1028 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2007
    yeah dude im right here with you with the spaceship noises.

    i called apple and they said it is not normal.

    i bought mine from amazon and im expecting a replacement soon
  6. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    I must say, I'm usually anal about stuff like this, but after having used 3 sets of expensive headphones (Beyer DT770/DT100/Shure in-ears), I've not heard ANY grounding sounds/noise at all, in my 2.2 SR MBP. It's completely silent and pristine...
  7. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    I only hear it for about 10-15 seconds when audio is stopped. The output then goes silent.

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