New MacBook Pros Feature 3.5mm Headphone Jack With Advanced Support for High-Impedance Headphones, Six-Speaker Sound System

Apple's new MacBook Pro models are equipped with the "best audio system in a notebook," according to Apple, with upgrades to the headphone jack and the speaker system.

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The 3.5mm headphone jack now offers support for high-impedance headphones. High-end headphone options that are high-impedance models from companies like Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic will offer better sound quality on the MacBook Pro models, a boon for professionals who want to use the MacBook Pro with studio quality headphones.

The 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models also include an upgraded high-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers and wide stereo sound, along with a studio-quality three-microphone array with a high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming.

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Top Rated Comments

Spock Avatar
6 weeks ago
These new machines seem to really bring the Pro back into the MacBook Pro.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kalafalas Avatar
6 weeks ago
This was such an unexpected, and absolutely incredible addition
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djphat2000 Avatar
6 weeks ago
I would like to know if there is any information on the DAC built into the system. What does it support, for instance full 24/192 that is available on the Music app. I doubt any MQA support, but at least full Hi-Res would be a welcome with the new headphone support.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
swester Avatar
6 weeks ago
The speaker quality of the Macbook Pro 16" (Intel one) is one of the most truly impressive (and surprising) features of the machine. It honestly seems to defy physics.

If these are an even further improvement, I can't wait to hear how these sound.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aston441 Avatar
6 weeks ago
Slowly working our way back to 1980s sound quality. Maybe we'll get back there someday.

I miss peak analog so much.

?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peteintas Avatar
6 weeks ago
Would have been nice to have an ethernet port on the charger…
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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