Headphone jack not working properly
recently, one pair of earbuds snapped in half while plugged into my MacBook. I messed with the port for hours trying to pick out the stuck tip. When I finally managed to pull it out, I immediately plugged in a new pair. The audio did not come right away, instead I was hearing 3 moments of subtle and short crackling noises before the audio finally came through... but now the audio sounded muffled and a bit distorted. The audio sounded a bit clearer as I shifted the balancing to one ear bud but even then it still sounded off and quieter, despite trying full volume. I have a feeling that I probably permanently broke the jack. I want to be wrong, is there a solution to this or do I have to get it replaced?
I also have tried compressed air.