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How can I get my headset to work with my MacBook Air? (13-inch, Mid 2013)

I would love to use my Sennheiser PC350SE headset with my MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013 model). I recently purchased a Startech Headset Splitter hoping that this would allow me to use the headphones ...
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227 views

Sound not working on MacBook Air mute box is checked and greyed out

My audio on my MacBook Air is not working. When I go into System Preferences and go to Sound, the mute box is checked and greyed out. My Mac can't play anything including iTunes and YouTube, even ...
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How can I guarantee that audio only from my media player hits the speakers?

I'm DJ-ing and I want to make sure that my music and nothing else is getting pumped out the speakers. Undesirable things that may hit the speakers include: Calendar.app reminders Messages.app ...
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205 views

Speakers of Macbook Air 2010 model not working

I have a 13 inch macbook air 2010 model purchased 3 years ago. In the past year my speakers are not working. The speaker icon shows fine, but only there is no sound. More puzzling thing is, while ...
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Producing music on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

I am curious whether my MBA or MBP would be suitable for my creative purposes. I like writing music. Now I have a slow but stable laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I've set up JACK, Ardour ...
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What cable do I need to go iPad audio out to macbook air mic in?

I have an iPad with various midi apps on it that I'd like to send directly to my MacBook air to record (in Audacity). I'm confused as to what cable I need for this. It appears to use the headphone ...
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3k views

Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard

Sometimes, when I connect an external set of headphones/speakers, I am unable to change the volume. When I press one the volume keys, I see the image below. Why does this happen? Interestingly, if I ...
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426 views

OSX loud siren that starts every 1-5 minutes?

This one is very odd. My 2010 Macbook Air running latest Mavericks was working very well just yesterday and today it started to play a "siren sound" (sounds a bit like warning/alarm/police siren), the ...
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152 views

Hooking up a MacBook Air to a traditional stereo system

Premise: This machine: 11" MacBook Air 2012 This amp: Pioneer A-209R Cable: 3.5mm jack ↔ double male RCA connector Goal question: How do I get this hooked up properly? I’ve tried simply ...
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Why does USB audio out mute after about 1 minute?

I am seeing the following behavior on a MacBook Air and an iMac. We have external speakers set up that we connect to via USB > external sound card > speakers. When we initially connect, the audio ...
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281 views

MacBook Air: audio jack left channel failing

I have a MacBook Air 2012. I listen to audio by plugging EarPods into the audio jack. This morning I noticed that I no longer have sound coming out of the left headphone. Well, There is a little, but ...
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337 views

50Hz hum from macbook air headphone port

I bought a pair of Brainwavz M1 headphones today and when using them with my Macbook air there is an intermittent buzz regardless of whether or not there's sound playing and irrespective of the volume ...
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197 views

Choppy audio playback on Chrome

I just got a Macbook air, and I am noticing that audio playback on Chrome is noticeably choppy (e.g. when watching a Youtube video). Audio playback is great on iTunes and Safari, but not in Chrome. ...
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394 views

Chrome MBA 2013, causing audio cracking, all flash videos!

I recently purchased a MBA 2013, 13 inch. Used it for a week was great with chrome. I suspect after i tried installing some quicktime plugins to watch an Apple Keynote, my audio started going downhill ...
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Is there an USB adapter for the Earphones that will let you use both audio and mic simultaneously for a phone conversation?

I like the Apple Earphones (the iPhone headphone with audio, mic and remote) but I hate to keep plugging it on and off my Macbook Air. So I heard the only way to fix that is to buy a USB headphone so ...
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776 views

How can I use my Apple earbud mic with the internal speakers on my Macbook Air?

When I plug my iPhone headset into my Macbook Air, the operating system recognizes both the headphones and the microphone. As a "side-effect" it disables the internal speaker and microphone. Is there ...
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MacBook Air audio input/output, mic/headset

In perusing varying sources I have not reached a definitive answer on the ability to use a product such as the Headset Buddy on my MacBook Air. Apple states... Support for Apple iPhone headset with ...
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853 views

Is it safe to play the Macbook Pro/Air speakers at maximum volume?

The Macbook Pro speakers have a very crisp sound. I like to play them at almost max. volume very often. Will the speakers suffer a loss in quality? Is this save to use on the long run?
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Is it possible to get digital audio output from a MacBook Air (2011), like on other Macs?

I know the audio line-out port on the MacBook Pro – and even older MacBooks and the Mac mini – sport a dual capability: in addition to providing the expected and obvious 3.5mm analog ...
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Windows7 (through bootcamp) poor sound quality problem

I installed windows7 through bootcamp on my macbook air(2011). (and also installed windows driver from bootcamp) Everything is OK, but one problem - Sound quality is very poor. (maybe phone or radio ...
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Does the MacBook Air Support 5.1 Surround Sound

The title pretty much says it all. I have a 13" version of the newest-generation MBA. Can I get 5.1 surround sound? If so, do I have to do anything special to enable it?
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Can you get a line-in port on a MBA via an external device?

I have a macbook air and I really want to plug in my guitar to garage band, but unfortunately the air doesn't have a line-in port. My question is, is there an external device that can provide you a ...
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Simplest way to record voice on Macbook Air

I'm looking for the simplest way to record voice -- a two people conversation -- with a Macbook Air. The goal is then later to listen to it on the Mac and transcribe it.
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Why has sound stopped outputting with VLC?

Background: I tried recently to hook my Macbook Air to my TV using an HDMI cord and a converter. It worked completely using Netflix and iTunes but the audio did not work with ANY of the AVI files I ...
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425 views

Sound and heat when lid is closed - MacBook Air

Can you damage screen or something because of: Playing loud music when lid is down? Running some processor/videocard-intensive applications that heat the laptop, while lid is down?