PSA: 2019 MBP refresh doesn’t fix the inherent audio problems
Pretty sure I posted here and was ignored. Maybe not. Here’s a 60 page thread: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macbook-pro-2018-speakers-crackling.2128234/page-59
Long story short, ALL 2018-19 MBP models have audio issues:
– audio hiss
– pops and such
It’s caused by the T2 chip. Multiple audio streams glitch out one another; sometimes randomly it’ll glitch; and generally there will be line noise (hiss) on ANY output interface (seriously, any).
I’ve been through:
– 2017 MBP15, had hiss
– 2018 MBP15 – all issues
– replacement 2018 MBP15 – all issues
– replacement 2018 MBP15 with Vega refresh – all issues
– work issued 2018 MBP13 – all issues
– two 2016 MBP15’s I’ve come across in stores – all issues
Just got my 2019 order, and guess what, as expected … ALL AUDIO ISSUES REMAIN.
inb4 ur using it wrong – nope, can replicate on install wizard
MacOS version or hotfix update doesn’t matter. Windows doesn’t matter. Interface doesn’t matter. I’ve experienced all these issues on FIVE (all) 2018-19 MacBook Pros.
It’s the T2 controlling audio at fault.
Oh, also check out this ad Apple is pushing for audio work on their MacBooks… https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/17/apple-behind-the-music-ad/
tl;dr don’t buy 2018-19 MBP if audio is important to you.