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sunburst79 12-06-2010 07:26 AM

MBox Micro vs onboard audio.
 
Any one else compare their MBox2 Micro to the onboard audio on their Mac?

I checked both My MBPs last night and wanted to know if anyone else came to the same conclusion. The Micro was noticably better. This was with a 17' 2006 MBP and a early 2008 17' MBP and a pair of Sennhieser 280 Pro HD headphones. Better bass defintion and better imaging and punch. Plus the Micro is dangerously loud.

John_Toolbox 12-06-2010 08:12 AM

Re: MBox Micro vs onboard audio.
 
Don't have a micro to test, but yeah, the built in headphone jack on my 2009 imac isn't that great. It definitely doesn't sound as good as the ones on my TC interface(currently in the shop getting it's mic pre's fixed :()

albee1952 12-06-2010 09:11 AM

Re: MBox Micro vs onboard audio.
 
Yeah, analog out on most any computer audio is pretty lame sounding. My last 2 PC's have had optical SPDIF outputs that sound much better(using a Central Station source/monitor selector). I just wish they had piggybacked the Micro with an iLok:rolleyes:

sunburst79 12-06-2010 02:02 PM

Re: MBox Micro vs onboard audio.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by albee1952 (Post 1716549)
Yeah, analog out on most any computer audio is pretty lame sounding. My last 2 PC's have had optical SPDIF outputs that sound much better(using a Central Station source/monitor selector). I just wish they had piggybacked the Micro with an iLok:rolleyes:

The dongle as a dongle concept is a good one. This was mentioned when the Micro came out. I was going to peddle this thing but think I'm just going to toss it in the laptop case for those times when quality is better compactness. Its not like it weighs a lot or takes up a lot of space.

I wasn't surprised that sounded better but I was pleasantly pleased at how much better it did sound.

I was wondering how the sound on the newer unibody Macs stood up. Or a PC. I think the advantage on a PC would be the fact you wouldn't need to run ASIO4ALL just to edit in PT


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