Pop sound from speakers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Redirected, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Redirected macrumors member


    Mar 21, 2016
    Since i bought this machine, i am getting pop sounds from speakers at irregular intervals.

    I have tried everything, even created another user and tried working on it, but the sound still comes after few hours.

    Its not loud, but you know how the pop sound from speakers sounds like. Its like the amplifier is turning on or off.

    I already tried getting it fixed in store, the Genius was not able to find any problems with the machine after running all sorts of tests.

    I dont want to use a laptop with the fear of blowing up the speakers lol.

    What do you suggest, should i go ahead and return it? I bought it on 23 November, so i guess i still have till Jan 08 to return it right?

    What is the procedure to return the macbooks? I want to return and get a new one in place of it.


    Macbook Pro Touchbar. 8GB | 256GB i5
  2. gooser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2013
    if the store wasn't able to fix it then go ahead and return it.
  3. idark77 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2014
    How do you know that it is coming out from speakers? For example It could be due to Fans, Chassis, hissing/pop/clicking of electronics...
  4. Redirected thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 21, 2016
    It comes from the exact place where the speakers are, sometimes i get back to back pops from each speakers. Thats how i know it is the speakers.
  5. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040


    Jul 4, 2015
    No popping sounds from mine or from any reviewers. Can you upload a video?
  6. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Was the "genius" able to reproduce the popping sound, despite finding no actual problem?
  7. Redirected thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 21, 2016
    Nope, the genius was not able to reproduce the sounds. They told me to keep the laptop for 48 hours stress test.

    But i went in today and returned it saying i dont like the laptop.

    will use my 2013 MBPr for a month before buying anything new lol.

    It is hard to get a video of this thing since it happens so randomly.
  8. KayM8 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2016
    I'm having the same issue. Brief, loud pop/crackle sound from speaker(s). Occurs randomly, sometimes during bootup screen as well.. I'm on Sierra 10.12.2 btw. Hopefully it won't damage the speakers.. I haven't used bootcamp either.
  9. idark77 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2014
    I don't think the noise comes out from the speakers but i am pretty sure that it is due to "coil whine"...
  10. Fedevek macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2016
    Milan, Italy
    It's a common issue everyone is having but they are not paying attention to it. I have exchanged 3 nTBs for this exact problem and I have just given up because everyone of them , even this new one, has it. It is not something that bothers me anymore though. Hope this helps.
  11. idark77 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2014
    Yes it is normal and let me say not a real issue
  12. Redirected thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 21, 2016
    glad to know its not that serious.

    Though i returned mine since i thought it will blow up my speakers in the future.

    I will get a new one in January. Hopefully new one comes free of issues.
  13. Fedevek macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2016
    Milan, Italy
    I've had various issues with mines, if you tilt it sideways you can hear something moving inside and it was the same with each one at the Apple Store so can't do much about it.
    The second one had a ridiculously loud creaking noise generated by the bending of the bottom aluminum plate.
    I'm not worrying anymore about the speaker Pop, I don't think it is a issue and it will be surely fixed by future updates
  14. Calby macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2015
    Sweden, Gävle
    I can guaranty that it's not coil whine.
    I also have this issue on my mbp 2015.
    I did replace my mbp 2016 due to this issue one time with a mbp 2015 and I got the exact same issue.
  15. richard13 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2008
    Mill Creek, WA
    I too have the random popping sound on my 2016 tbMBP. I don't know where it's coming from because the sound is completely random (doesn't correlate to boot or any specific event) and the duration is very short. I'm also seemingly unable to reproduce the sound myself. Hopefully, it's not a real problem as I can't return the computer. And judging from some of the responses it seems that exchanging it wouldn't help anyway.
  16. Daranx macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2016
    Experienced the same 'pop' sound a few times recently on my 13" tMBP and was initially worried that my speakers had blown! It was quite loud - I was watching a video at the time and thought it was from the recording, but when I rewound the video it wasn't there.

    I did notice that it only seemed to happen when the machine is running hot (and under heavy load) and also sometimes when booting up.

    Hope it's nothing to be concerned about. Everything else seems to be working just fine, just wishing someone has some good news to put my mind at ease.
  17. EvilFuzz macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2017
    After some research I found the reason of this damn pops. It's new audio drivers from Sierra 10.12.x. My MBP '15 retina early 2013 starts to pops, when I installed Sierra instead ElCap. When I manually remove AppleHDA.kext from the extensions folder, MBP didn't pops at all. But I had to system recovery for the sound removing)) So, it's bad drivers.
    PS: sorry for my English, friends.
  18. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2009
    My 2016 15 tbMBP makes popping noise from the speakers too. It's weird because it never did make this noise when I first got it. Just noticed it in the last couple weeks.
  19. Redirected thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 21, 2016
    Just to let everyone know, i have tried 3 new MBP's with TB, this pop sound occurs in all of them.

    Mostly comes from right side of the laptop.
  20. dovvee macrumors member


    Nov 21, 2016
    I get this sometimes too. MBP 2016 15".

    It happens when I have the power connected and play a video. It happens at random, and it's a loud pop from the right hand speaker. The sound balance moves to the left a while, but it's back shortly after.
  21. JPNFRK7, Jul 10, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017

    JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2012
    2016 TB, happens to the right speaker all the time. Mine aren't as loud as some here are saying theirs are.

    Edit: Just got the pop in my headphones after waking the MBP from sleep.
  22. meboy macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2012
    This is not really a new issue but seems to be really getting noticed now on 2016+

    This could be heard even with my 2012 when the headphones are plugged in.
    It seems to me that a few seconds after some audio has been played the amp is turned off. Thus there is a slight pop sound typical on many amps when powered up or down.
    Never heard it through speakers before. Even on my 17" with big loud speakers. Something must have changed with these new machines. It's certainly an issue. Chances of it being fixed though.. I wouldn't get my hopes up.
  23. Erlendks, Sep 7, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2017

    Erlendks macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2017
    Any news on this? Definetly happens when the amp is turned off after playback. That takes 38 seconds in Safari and 32 seconds in iTunes. Does all 2016/2017 Macbook Pros have this?

    A few years ago I bought three Nokia phones with this excact issue.

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