Headphone jack broken, Audio out options besides BT?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sj45, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Sj45 macrumors newbie

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    External monitor I'm looking at has neither audio out or speakers. Is there an inexpensive way to connect external speakers to a macbook pro without the headphone jack or bluetooth?
     
  2. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Yes USB to 3.5mm there are thousands of them in all different price brackets.
     
  3. Jozone macrumors 6502

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  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    USB DAC. You're likely to get better sound quality than with the onboard soundcard, to boot.
     
  5. Sj45 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Most USB DACs don't play too nice with hubs, but it can't hurt to try. You still have another port to plug your hub into.
     
  7. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    Which model of macbook do you have. Some like my 2012 rMBP 15[​IMG]
    here, have a separate and replaceable circuit board for the headphone jack.
     

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