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Thunderbolt 3 and the 15" 2016 Macbook Pro with T/B - should audiophiles avoid????


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Given I need connections for power, a usb dac and an external HD for music storage (currently via thunderbolt), is the 2016 Macbook Pro with Touch Bar the wrong choice, given it is all on the potentially same Thunderbolt 3 message bus and therefore conflicted? Considerations

 

The mid 2015 Macbook pro is still available and allows for power, usb connection and thunderbolt 2 external HD, all on different pathways and with no dongles (ie usb to Thunderbolt 3 on the dac cable)

 

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The 2016 macbook pro is faster, potentially less OS noise, more power availability on ports, faster ram and internal SSD and potentially the deal clincher - I am told the 4 ports are switched anyway and therefore independent of one another (but I do not know this is true)

 

I haven't found much discussion on the 2016 macbook pro and Thunderbolt 3 (apologies if i missed it), what does everyone think is the best choice?

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