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
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