The audio tag is used for questions involving speakers, microphones, connections between them and computers, and applications for dealing with it.

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Best/neutral sound quality out of a Mac(Book)? And out of a iOS device? (Current models.)

Does the headphone jack support digital audio output or not)? Which is the provides the best sound quality the USB, Thunderbolt, digital socket or perhaps Mini DisplayPort from the Mac of the Mac? ...
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My iPhone thinks it's always docked — Volume slider disappeared with no audio output

EDIT3* I managed to fix this problem in a risky way, but it worked for me. Read below. Pin 11 apparently carries out the following function : 11 GND If connected to GND the iPhone sends ...
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“this Emacs binary lacks sound support”

I'm trying to get Aquamacs Emacs to play a sound. I have this: (add-hook 'org-after-todo-state-change-hook 'my-org-after-todo) (defun my-org-after-todo () (play-sound-file ...
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What is the difference between an “aggregate” and a “multi-output” device?

For those who might not be familiar with it, OS X gives us an option to output audio to more than one device through the Audio MIDI Setup utility. As a matter of fact, two options; creating an ...
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Soundflower difficulties

I recently downloaded Soundflower so I could record some audio with the imagery I can already record through QuickTime. The thing is, once I've set Soundflower up I can't hear anything on my computer! ...
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MBP Headphone Jack Doesn't Work in OS X but does in Windows

I bought a brand new Mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13" from Apple. Ever since I've had it, it's had this quirky bug where headphones are only recognized if they're plugged in before the computer is woken up: ...
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how to change music tonality in runtime?

On windows usualy for karaoke purpose some audio cards provide possibility to change tonality on fly, is it possible under Mac ? Is ther any additional software which can do it ? or maybe terminal ...
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Screen flash disabled but happens anyway

My Mac has started flashing the screen instead of beeping. It's exactly the same effect as you'd get if the Accessibility pref pane's "flash the screen" option was enabled, except that it's not ...
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Does OS X process sound in any way other than volume adjustment before outputting it?

Some Windows systems have various "sound enhancer" functions enabled by default (depending on the audio driver). This changes all sounds that are sent to the speakers by applying equalisation and ...
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iOS audio input via USB

I am working on a project where I need to process 4 channels of audio input, simultaneously, and in real time on an iOS device. I cannot find any compact 4-input USB audio interfaces claiming to be ...
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How to set up macbook 2008 to samsung led tv - sound issues

I have a Macbook, and the specs are: OS x 10.5.8 2.2 Ghtz Intel Core 2 Duo 2Gb 667 Mhtz DDR2 SDRAM mini-dvi out I have a Samsung LED TV with HDMI in , Component in with twin phono in I have ...
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Sound always comes from Apple Thunderbolt Display even with headphones connected

I have an issue using the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 8 where I connect to the display over Thunderbolt, but every time I try to listen to some music or video, the ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 - missing audio device (no sound driver)

I have a problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (2011, OSX 10.7.5): After being repaired due to a water damage recently, the sound was just working fine. Some days later the audio device in the status bar ...
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Where can I find the Mountain Lion (Notification Center) notification sound?

I've been searching around for the little sound (the default one) when a notification is presented (on Mountain Lion Notification Center) but I can't find it. Example: http://d.pr/a/P5xo (sound ...
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Getting iTune to add remote items to library

I keep my music on a local Ubuntu server. Is there any way I can get iTunes to recognize the networked directory as part of its library?
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Is there no way to dismiss a timer/alarm with the earpod controls on iPhone that does not result in resuming playback?

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 6. This is what happens: Audio playing in the background OR paused audio playback Timer goes off with alarm sound Dismiss alarm with Earpods center button Playback ...
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Keep the current audio output device, when attaching a new one

I have my TV connected to my iMac via HDMI and speakers hooked up to the iMac via the headphone port. Whenever I turn the TV on, the Mac starts playing audio through the TV instead of the speakers ...
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Can you play sound out of Macbook Pro & Apple Cinema Display Simultaneously [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get sound out of both iMac and attached Thunderbolt Display? I have a macbook pro 2009 model, and a 24' apple cinema display. When the USB is connected the audio ...
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Audio balance is being changed randomly in a MBP retina 15'' mid 2012

I'm having some strange issues on my MBP retina , suddenly it changes the audobalance, and the right speaker is being almost muted. Anyone knows what could be wrong here? I have OSX 10.8.2
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My Mac randomly fails to play system alert sounds when connected to USB speakers

I use Logitech USB speakers with my computer. They are set as the default output device as well as the default alert output device. Just after boot, all works well. All audio plays perfectly. After ...
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Is line level Bluetooth audio possible with iPhone?

In my car i have a 3.5mm jack that I want to connect to my iPhone 5. I currently am just running a standard 3.5mm cable from my phone to the port, but that audio volume isn't that great. So I thought ...
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How can I get the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro volume control to work?

I've been using the X-Fi for some time on Windows and it works great. However, on my MacBook Pro I can't get the volume control to work. I see the device in "System Preferences -> Sound" and in ...
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Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact

I have about 300 gigs of ALAC files (m4a container) with well groomed metadata, album art, etc. (Original source: CD rips with dbPowerAmp). I want to convert my music library to 128kbps AAC (still ...
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OS X ML 10.8.2 sound from certain applications going to non-selected sound card?

I have a USB sound card hooked up to my Mac. This worked fine until this morning for some reason. I selected the sound card as the primary output device in the Sound Preferences. When I adjust the ...
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What software can rip high quality audio from a DVD? (losslessly if possible)

In Mountain Lion, how do I rip only the audio from a DVD as losslessly as possible? I have several concert DVDs that I would like to listen to on my iPod. I have an extensive music library, which is ...
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Strange unidentified sound playing at random intervals

I luckily managed to record the odd sound especially considering it plays at random. Two weeks back it played about 4 times, one minute apart. Then there was nothing for a long time and now it has ...
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Notification Centre “Tweet sent” bird whistle plays through iMac internal speakers instead of selected output device

Tweeting through Notification Centre share buttons plays "Tweet sent" bird whistle through my iMac's internal speakers. This only happened when I re-enabled the option to select internal speakers ...
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How to use an external microphone

I want to use an external microphone on a 13" MBP. I am plugging the external microphone to the single audio port (which I normally use for speakers). I am setting "Use audio port for" option ...
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App to control background sound output

I have an iPad 3 which I would like to use to play music to Bluetooth speakers in the background while I play various games and the like. The problem is that the foreground apps interrupt the sound of ...
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How can I charge and output audio from iPhone 5 in a car?

I want to charge my iPhone 5 and listen to the music using AUX in my car. How can I do this using one cable? I have such a cable for my iPhone 4. Is there any good option for iPhone 5?
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How can I set up my iphone to play sounds only when plugged in or an alarm is going off?

I just got an iPhone 5 with iOS 6 and am struggling with all the different sound/vibration settings. It seems like there are so many different ways to control this (up/down buttons on the left of the ...
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What is software dolby-decoding DAC solution on mac-mini?

My HDTV hasn't stereo audio out, but has Optical out only. So I connected its audio out to my mac mini and play thru on stereo out using rogue aomeba linein. ( http://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/ ) ...
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Facebook alert tones for iPhone 4S iOS 6

I have a brand new iPhone 4S with iOS 6 update pre-installed. I have my sound settings turned on for Facebook posts and I can receive push notifications for Facebook. But, I don't receive any audible ...
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How to burn FLAC to audio CD?

I want to burn .flac files directly to an audio CD. Is there any (possibly free) OS X application to do this?
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Auto mute macbook on headphone removal

I often listern to music on my macBook - when I unplug my headphones occasionaly forget to mute the speaker - so the whole office gets an earfull. How can I set my mac to be muted unless headphones ...
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Why do the speakers on my Macbook Pro crackle sometimes?

I've noticed that from time to time the speakers on my Macbook Pro (OS X 10.8) make a strong and harsh crackling sound instead of, or over the top of, a sound effect they are supposed to be playing. ...
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How can I mix audio from separate devices and output to one device?

I have a USB audio interface which I use for recording. When I use some recording app (like Audacity), I can select the USB interface from a drop down menu, which will tell Audacity to use that device ...
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How to figure out what app is beeping at me?

Every now and then, on my Mac, I hear a bell. I have no idea what app it is, or why it's beeping at me. My first thought was that it's coming from the Notification System in OS X 10.8 (I never heard ...
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Bluetooth connection issues with LG Soundbar and Macbook Pro or iPhone

I picked up an LG soundbar a few months back, largely as it allowed me to stream audio using bluetooth which seemed a great idea for streaming from either my MacBook or my iPhone. Since i've had the ...
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installed amarok through macports - no playback

I installed amarok through macport. It doesn't playback the mp3's (actually it doesn't playback anything). I looked at the console and it says among other things .... ...
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How to fade out/in in iTunes?

Even in iTunes 11, there is no fade out when pausing playback or fade in when starting playback. How can I achieve this?
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How do I make different email accounts use the default sounds again?

On an iPhone running iOS 6.0.1, I used Settings → Notifications → Mail to set different "new message" sounds for different mail accounts. Now I want to make all mail accounts again follow ...
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Can an iPhone act as an audio source to a Mac?

Is there a way to pull the audio from an iphone phone call to a mac either via bluetooth or USB? In other words, use the mac and a cellular phone hybrid? I'd like to be able to record a phone call or ...
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Can a Mac's separate audio-in and audio-out ports be reversed in software?

Recently my Mid 2009 15 Inch (2.66 GHz) MacBook Pro's audio-out headphone port has gotten physically "loose". When I plugin anything it easily slips out changing the audio output from "Headphones" to ...
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Sound output issue on boot with Duet 2 and Logitech Headset

I'm having a sound output issue on my mac when both my Apogee Duet 2 and Logitech H540 headset are connected to my Macbook pro at boot. Every time I restart my mid-2012 Macbook Pro my volume control ...
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30-pin Dock Connector and 3.5mm jack

Here's what I got, a Panasonic docking system without aux in. I want to use an AirPort Express and turn it into a AirPlay-enabled speaker, so I need a cable that has a female 30-pin connector at one ...
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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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Can you play the sound from an iOS device (eg ipad/iphone5) while airplay mirroring a game / video to an AppleTV?

When using Airplay to send a video or game from an iOS device like an iPad/iPhone to an AppleTV, is it possible to have the audio (from the video or game) coming from the iOS device so I can plug my ...
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Audio Player with Gapless Playback

I'm looking for an (preferably free) audio player on OS X that supports gapless playback. It doesn't need to be fancy, I don't need any bells and whistles. I just want gapless playback. ...
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Audio Out Different from Retina Model MacBook Pro?

I have somewhat of a weird issue. I have a client who wants to send their audio out from their MacBook Pro 15" Retina to their TV from the headphone jack output on the MacBook. The TV has a 1/8th ...