Noisy headphone jack on 17" SR MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by milky23, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. milky23 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
    Hi there,

    I've had this MBP for a few days and noticed that when I plug in headphones to the headphone jack, I can hear a fair amount of hiss and background noise. Often, this includes intermittent but clearly audible blips and computer tones. At the moment, I am using the iPod's earbuds. When I use my Sennheiser HD 515's, I can hear a single intermittent tone as well (but I don't hear as much other noise as with the iPod earbuds.)

    Anyone else? Is this considered normal?
    Sorry for all these posts... I've never had a mac laptop before so I'm not entirely sure what to expect.
  2. Habusho macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2006
    I'm noticing the same problem on my 15" SR MBP. I can hear the hiss in quiet parts of music.
  3. Sopranino macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2006
    Alberta, Canada
    Don't worry about all of the posts, asking questions when unsure of something is a good thing.

    As for the actual question about noise in the headphones. There should be no more noise in the headphones then what you would hear out of a normal CD player or MP3 player (assuming even a half decent quality device). I do a LOT of audio editing on my PB G4. When I am doing the final mix down to a master I generally work through a pair of good quality studio monitors, however I do find myself utilizing a pair of headphones (AKG 271s) while doing portions of the mix down and I have never experienced any amount of hiss. I would recommend that you have the unit examined by Apple, there should not be any audible hiss beyond what would be normal from a personal music player.


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