Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 11:51 AM (in response to Daxter137)
So now that Apple is rolling out the higher spec, or second generation models, we should start specifying which one we have. If no one has the issue with the newer version, it could be a very helpful indication of what we need to do.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 7:38 AM (in response to nordlund.e)
Same problem here, mid 2013 Macbook Pro Retina.
Sound crackling on youtube videos, itunes, and certain other embedded audio players in safari.
Poor form apple. It does seem to be OS related, but you guys are due to get the fixes out to your users. Similar to the 6 month LATE update to fix Logic's spectrum analyzer plugin problems which is still not fixed.
Didn't expect to be feeling Steve's absence this quickly...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2013 2:30 PM (in response to Daxter137)
Same Problem here. 2013 MacBookPro Retina(2,6Ghz 8Gb 512HDD).
Audio Dropouts, crackling with Apogee Duet2 in Ableton Live9. Used a Sample Rate as Apogee mentioned: 128 Samples. Audio dropouts on 10% of cpu usage. This Laptop should be powerfull enough to run at this sample rate at least 80% cpu usage without crackling,popping or some.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 4:42 AM (in response to Daxter137)
I have the same problem with integrated sound card and with my native instruments audio 6 soundcard, especially this problem occurs in google chrome.
When the problem with the sound starts in Chrome, I'm at the same time opens Safari browser and in that there are no problems with the sound, but Chrome still sounds disgusting, the same thing happens vice versa.
Please HELP ME!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 12:34 PM (in response to Daxter137)
Same problem here!
I bought my 15" mid-2012 macbook pro retina back in October. I've never had any audio issues until sometime in February, and now there is cracking every few seconds, a few times a minute, whenever I play any audio. It's miserable and extremely distracting.
A computer restart seems to fix it temporarily, but it always comes back.
A $3000 computer shouldn't have this problem.
FIX IT APPLE.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 2:49 AM (in response to Daxter137)
I do not want to jinx it, but It seems like that the issue is fixed in the OS X 10.8.3 12D74!
No more crackling noises in the iTunes or Youtube since the update.
I will keep you posted.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 3:26 PM (in response to calabek)
I can confirm sound issues fixed on 10.8.3 Build 12D74 and 12D76, so far after having it installed for just about a day. Safari is still however, not as smooth as Webkit, in my experience.
-15" June 2012 model rMBP, Samsung display.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 7:12 PM (in response to chris7heko)
I've had similar issues, but probably not as persistent as some others here. It tends to happen when I haven't restarted the macbook in 3 or more days. A restart always clears the issue...Cheers, and happy listening.
On a slightly unrelated note, the internal D/A chip is actually pretty good. I had an external dac (HRT music streamer II+) that i sold because it didn't really improve much on the sq. Perhaps a slightly wider soundstage and subtly better separation ( I consider myself an audiophile, so i like to think I can tell quality components from subpar ones). I know this is saying a lot for an internal sound card, but does anyone feel the same way? After all, apple was trying to really push the envelope here, attempting to redefine high end portable computing. The machine might be a tad buggy, but you can definitely color me impressed.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 11:22 AM (in response to Daxter137)
Same problem as OP states happens here, but not quite often.
I'm having an early 2013 13" mbp retina 10.8.3
It only happened so far when watching a video on YouTube, after a while a crackling sound can be heard.
This only happens when my headphones are connected, I cannot hear it when listening to the integrated speakers.
What solves my problem is disconnecting the powerplug (decreases the "crackling" sound around 90%).
A restart helps, but not always.
I'm interested if the problems still occurs on a 15" mbp retina, since that model received a SMC update, graphics driver update and of course 10.8.3.
The 13" only received the 10.8.3 update, no smc/gfx driver update. (Please correct me if i'm wrong!)