Chapter 10: How Can I Make Better Use of the MacBook Pro’s Audio Features?


Sound is an important part of using a MacBook Pro. If you use iTunes, iMovie, QuickTime Player, GarageBand, or any other Mac digital media application, audio is a major part of the experience. Audio is also an essential component of communications applications such as FaceTime, Messages, and Skype. Therefore, understanding how to get the most from the MacBook Pro audio capabilities is fundamental to enjoying your MacBook Pro to the fullest. On its own, a MacBook Pro has reasonable audio capabilities. If you want to invest in a bit of hardware and some additional software, you can transform your MacBook Pro into an audio powerhouse.

Getting Sound out of a MacBook Pro

In this section, I cover the sound output options available to you. I also explain how to choose and use those options to ensure that you have a great audio experience as you work with your MacBook Pro.

Understanding sound output options

When it comes to audio, there are two fundamental options: analog and digital. As with any other device with these options, digital is better than analog from the quality perspective. However, taking advantage of digital sound is more expensive and requires a bit more work than analog sound. With your MacBook Pro, you can use both options in different situations. You have these methods for getting sound out ...

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