The MacBook Pro 2021 is one of the best laptops Apple has released in recent years, but it looks like even the best has its drawbacks. Many homeowners complain of sound problems that are described as popping or popping sound during audio playback.
Problems are not consistent and occur randomly while playing songs, videos, or other audio sources. In particular, popping is more pronounced at higher volume or pitch levels.
Most of the complaints come from Apple’s own community forums and so on Redditas reported 9to5Mac. However, this is not just a rumor – Digital Trends can independently confirm that our review unit also suffers from the same sound problems. In particular, the bass frequencies seem to thunder and shake the speakers.
Most complaints are about the built-in speakers. However, at least one person has experienced popping sounds, even while using Apple’s AirPod Max, both turned on and via Bluetooth.
There are many theories about the exact cause of sound problems. This appears to be a software issue related to how the MacOS kernel interacts with the “coreaudiod” process. Some Reddit users have recommended stopping the process via the activity monitor. When the process starts to be archived, the problems should disappear.
Some have noticed that popping noises usually occur when the laptop is performing CPU-intensive tasks. One user even resorted to using his own surveillance equipment to send data to Apple.
Apple has not yet officially commented on this, except to advise owners to upgrade to the latest version of macOS. This seems to have helped some, but others are still experiencing problems. Older MacBook Pro models from at least 2017 also seem to suffer from popping and popping sounds.
Understandably, many people are frustrated by Apple’s lack of response, especially considering that newer MacBook Pro models start at $ 2,000. For this type of money, you would expect a certain level of urgency to ensure that software bugs are corrected.
The MacBook Pro’s audio issue isn’t related to the Mac lately. Tests of the M1 Max MacBook Pro and Mac Studio confirmed that the machines do not get the full speeds of the Thunderbolt 4. The front I / O ports of the Mac Studio were extremely slow compared to the rear ports.
We hope that Apple will deal with this soon by updating the software, although who knows when this will happen, as it has been a problem for years.
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