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I have a Mid-2014 MacBook Pro, and a very basic USB microphone.

When I connect the USB microphone and use a software like Line In or GarageBand, I can hear the input clearly from the MacBook's speakers with no latency.

When I plug in an external speaker to my MacBook though, the input from the microphone has a very noticeable latency.

What could be the cause of this? And is there anything I can do?

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  • are the speakers connected through a line out jack, phones, usb or firewire? Sep 23, 2015 at 6:12
  • @MichaelHansenBuur I tried connecting to speakers through line out, and also tried connecting to a TV through HDMI. There was latency in both those cases. When I take them off, and just get the sound from the onboard speakers though there is no noticeable latency. I'm feeling like this is more of a driver issue.
    – hattenn
    Sep 23, 2015 at 6:30
  • Sorry - it seems to be a pretty common problem - people seem to solve it using a good external sound interface. Source: thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/… Sep 24, 2015 at 9:31

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cheap solution- listen on headphones for clarity and pitch tone etc record at the same time then playback without latency for the next track to be recorded at that time listen for a bit correct levels then take of audio line in to listen live to see how it fits.

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