I wasn’t aware that this was how they were doing the audio on these machines. I guess they figured “pros” will buy external audio interfaces...?Hanz Meyzer wrote: ↑Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:19 amYes, if you are planning to use the notebook's audio out for making music, you should not buy a Macbook by Apple. Even the new 16 inch Macbook has such problems. It is caused by the heavy abstraction / emulation of a DAC inside the ARM t2 chip. Also latencies can't be better here, nothing is faster than a DAC in hardware (and much more reliable and cheaper, too).
Any laptop is a bad choice. But yeah, this is what’s wrong with Apple’s computer lineup. Thermal constraints. I’ve already had a MacBook Pro die of heat fatigue. The 2019 Mac Pro is priced entirely out of the reach of prosumers and hobbyists (most of us here?), and I had been waiting for such a machine with proper thermal design for about ten years. I’m so irritated by Apple. Not irritated enough to go back to Windows (or build a hackintosh), though.
The fanatics over at Apple Insider forums all think no one needs a machine with proper thermals. They think an iMac is all anyone should need. It’s a never-ending argument over there.