Wednesday, November 29, 2023

New iMac Supports High-Impedance Headphones


The new 24-inch iMac with the M3 chip supports high-impedance headphones, according to an Apple support document updated today.

The built-in 3.5mm headphone jack on the left side of the new iMac features impedance detection and adaptive voltage output, and the computer now has a built-in digital-to-analog converter with support for sample rates of up to 96 kHz, allowing for users to listen to high-fidelity, full-resolution audio with supported headphones.

Apple’s list of all Macs that support high-impedance headphones, and have a built-in hardware digital-to-analog converter:

  • iMac introduced in 2023
  • MacBook Air introduced in 2022 or later
  • MacBook Pro introduced in 2021 or later
  • Mac mini introduced in 2023
  • Mac Studio introduced in 2022 or later
  • Mac Pro introduced in 2023

The new iMac launched today after being introduced at Apple’s event last week. Key new features include the M3 chip, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.3. The all-in-one desktop computer has the same design as the 2021 model with the M1 chip.Related Roundup: iMacBuyer’s Guide: iMac (Buy Now)Related Forum: iMac
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