what do we think of the retina 13/15 inch sound cards?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rocketpaul, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

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    I am quite impressed by the sound quality out the 3.5mm jack, it is far better than my old toshiba, I almost don't feel the need for an external DAC (fiio e7). What do you guys think? also, does anyone know what card the retinas use?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Macs use Cirrus Logic chipsets like their iDevice counter parts. Interpret that as you will. I won't argue what is better.

    That said the Mac output definitely isn't better than my DAC.
     
  3. CBJammin103 macrumors regular

    CBJammin103

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    Honestly I'm not sure which card but I continue to use my USB solutions for various reasons. Not the least of which is that the rMBPs don't have separate line-in/line-out jacks, making the headphone jack suitable for not much more than casual listening.

    But really that's what it's there for in the first place, sooo... :p
     

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