My 13" MBP headphone out sounds AMAZING!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HiFiGuy528, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    I love good sounding earphones so I got a pair of Etymotic ER6i. For the longest time I thought those earphones had NO bass, non at all when used with any of my iPods (5th gen. Nano, 7th gen. Classic, 3rd gen. Touch, & iPhone 3GS). IT'S NOT the Etymotic earphones! It's the crappy iPods!

    I plugged the buds into my 13" MBP and WOW! Sounds like BIG speakers in my ears. Bass is full and controlled. The highs & mids are PERFECT, no listening fatigue at all. I just want to turn it up!

    I then compared the MBP to my white Macbook. The Pro wins. Anyone know how I could make my iPods sound as good as my MBP?

    All music on iPod & MacBook Pro are in AIFF.

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  2. Skibrett3211 macrumors member

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  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    EQ and sound effects in iTunes are all off.
     
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  5. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    Do you also have the "sound enhancer" off in itunes?

    I don't notice a difference between the sound of my MBP and my iPod Touch with my Sennheiser CX300s (Cheap, but many times better than the stock earbuds), except that the iPod has less noise. My MBP has a constant hiss, and when the sound stops playing it makes some digital-sounding noise.
     
  6. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    No sound enhancement or any sound tweaks in iTunes, all turned off. I do agree that the MBP has A LOT of hiss when no audio.
     
  7. Csmitte macrumors 6502

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    Wow I need your settings I am constantly messing with my EQ settings, whats your secret?

    Cheers!
     
  8. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    I just mention the sound enhancer since it is easy to miss.

    I can hear the noise in the background when I'm listening to music since I don't have it very loud.
     

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