If you’re an audio user, you might want to read this thread before a considering a new Mac.
Here is some info on the current situation with Apple’s Mac Mini 2018 and 10.14.2.
- USB 2 is not usable for audio on any port.*
- USB 3 is not usable for audio on the two USB-A sockets.*
- USB 3 works as expected on all USB-C ports using a USB-C to USB-A adapter**
Andreaas Y writes:
My work machine is a late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina which has a USB headphone amp and a USB microphone attached. MacOS 10.14.3 broke audio in such a way that only one of these will work—if I output sound on the headphone amp, then the microphone cuts out. I’m having to use the internal microphone for the time being. I have a bug report in with Apple.
Naturally, serious work gets done on an AMD EPYC machine running Linux that I recently built.
MPG: it’s sad that Apple cannot seem to build a machine (and software) for years now that is viable for pro apps.