Josh83 Posted September 20, 2011 Share Posted September 20, 2011 Hey everybody I noticed this low noizy crackling when plugging my iPod headphones into my Macbook Pro already long time ago, and after some searching I found that this has to do with the impedance, which seems to have to do with the amount of power that is delivered to the headphones, and if the headphones doesn't need this much power, then the mentioned crackling is being heard. Is this right? Well, I'm planning to buy some good headphones soon to produce using Logic while traveling, but I fear that this crackling will be distracting. So I wonder what I can do? Buy headphones that need all the power supplied by the Macbook Pro? How do I tell that from the headphones' specifications? To be specific: I'm thinking about getting an AKG K 240 MK II: http://www.akg.com/site/products/powerslave,id,1063,pid,1063,nodeid,2,_country,EN,_language,EN.html On another website I stumbled upon an "attenuator" which should reduce the impedance so low powered headphones can be used with the Macbook Pro too: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00029U0X6?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1 http://store.shure.com/store/shure/en_US/pd/productID.104210500 But then I wonder whether this will have a negative impact on the sound quality, e.g. by clipping certain levels (such as drums/cymbals)? Thanks a lot for your help, Josh Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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