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Re: Bad sound from iMac headphone jacks

Matthew Buckett wrote:
That is not a headphone socket -- it is a line-level socket.

Ok, not being an audio person, what is the differnce between a line level socket and a headphones socket?

Different voltage, different impedance.

Is a headphone socket for devices without build in amplifiers? and a line level socket the opposite?

Somewhat like that, yes.

Presumably using headphones isn't the cause of the very poor sound on the line level socket?

It is one cause -- but if it sounds differently in MacOS
and in Linux, there's another problem, too.


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