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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Google Hangouts on Mavericks in Safari or Chrome: how to adjust audio settings?

I could have sworn that Google Hangouts used to provide a settings panel for testing and adjusting audio settings. I know I've used it in the past: it was a facility that showed volume levels, let ...
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Connecting two computers via audio cable

This is sort of a weird question, but it occurred to me that it might be possible to connect two different computers via a 3.5mm audio jack cable, and stream sound between them simultaneously. Is ...
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How do I record video on iOS with external audio interface?

I would like to record a camera video on my iPad, but I do not want to use the internal microphone. I have a USB audio interface connected with the Camera Connection Kit, and the interface works ...
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How to disable macbook's mic, but not speakers?

I found this informative post about completely disabling audio on OS X by removing/disabling the required audio kernel extensions. The problem is this disables audio-in and audio-out, and I only want ...
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IOS: Bluetooth not auto connecting to previously paired device

My IOS devices DO NOT auto-connect (auto-pair) to a bluetooth audio receiver device. However this works as expected on Android and OSX Yosemite. Thus I do not think it is the Bluetooth receiver that ...
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Recording with Audacity using Soundflower causes echo/reverb

I'm using Audacity and Soundflower to record sound internally on my MacBook Pro. For example I can play a YouTube video and listen to it with head phones, while recording the sound output. All that ...
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Internal sound, GarageBand, and FaceTime stopped working after plugging in USB microphone

When I start up my Mac, the chime doesn't make a sound, and when I went to "Sound" in "System Preferences", there are no output devices or input devices. There is a check in the mute box but it can't ...
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Sounds are not working on Mountain Lion Notification Center

Although I see an option in System Preferences > Notifications to enable applications to pop a sound on new notifications, Mountain Lion is not actually playing those sounds. Has Anyone run into ...
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Macbook Air headphone buzzing noise

When I plug my IE80 into my Macbook Air and play any audio, it has a hissing noise in the background. I tried the solution in How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop "humming"...
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Can't hear phone or text notification

I can't hear the phone ring or text alert on my iphone 5C. Yes, I checked to see that the silent button on the side wasn't turned on and I checked the volume on all settings. This just started about ...
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Sound on OS X doesn't work after Soundflower install

Because of missing native equalizer on OS-X (Snow Leopard) I had to use third party app Soundflower in combination with AU Lab. Everything was going right, but once I restarted OS X, the sound stopped ...
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HDMI/Displayport audio control for OS X

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, running OS X 10.10.5, and a BenQ GW Series GW2765HT monitor, which does not allow audio adjustment via my computer. I've tried Soundflower, but find that it is buggy and ...
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Create globally available volume control for iTunes

I'd like to change the volume on iTunes from the keyboard at anytime, regardless what app is currently being used. I understand there are the keys at the top dedicated for system volume (this won't ...
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Minimum volume is too loud when using wireless headphone

I have this problem using an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s with either of two sets of wireless headphones - Plantronics Backbeat Pro and Plantronics Backbeat Sense. The volume over bluetooth is much higher ...
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Bluetooth audio problems on a MacBook

I have a DR-BT50 bluetooth headset (they are headphones) that I want to use with my MacBook unibody. I didn't use to have any problems, but as of recently I am running into gaps/skips in the sound. ...
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IPhone 6 volume goes to 100% when I press play on Audible book

So I plug my earbuds into my iPhone to listen to my audio book, then I'm sure to turn the volume way down, but when I press play, it shoots up to 100% volume, blasting my eardrums. I find this ...
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Voice/vocals are really hard to hear on my iPod

I have an iPod Touch (4gen), and I listen to a lot of vocal music and spoken-word audio. Sometime in the past week or so, voice became really hard to hear. When I play music, it sounds like it's ...
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Where to find the setting to change side switch functionality in iOS 10 Beta?

Can't find the setting to change the side switch functionality from 'Ringer/Silent' to 'Mute/Orientation lock'. If this functionality has been removed, is there any way to use the side switch to mute ...
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How to scan all available sound output devices on Mac?

I have an early 2015 Macbook Pro and Raspberry Pi which is running Airplay player. However, my Macbook usually won't recognise Airplay player as sound output when Raspberry Pi is turned on. It does ...
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Record iPhone's Screen and the audio with Quicktime?

I know that I can record the phone's screen, but I want to record my phone audio too. I prefer for it not to hear the sounds around me (due to my house being loud). I tried soundflower and loopback. ...
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Skype with both system and microphone audio in El Capitan

I'm trying to use Skype for screen sharing with simultaneous audio from my microphone and the Mac system (for example a video or a game). Using Soundflower, and in the Audio Midi Setup an Aggregate ...
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Reinstall OS X 10.10 BlueTooth Audio Driver

I have deleted the BluetoothAudio.driver from /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL on my OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). After that, I have problems with my Bluetooth Speakers that has no sound. I grabbed a copy from ...
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Anyone else have problems with bluetooth headphones being choppy on El Capitan? [duplicate]

I found the answer... After looking everywhere and trying countless terminal commands, reseting bluetooth, unplugging usb3 hard drives, etc etc etc. If you've tried everything and still have choppy ...
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Stream audio from Logic Pro X to mobile device

I am creating an interactive project in which participants explore a room (a real one, not virtually) with their mobile device — iOS or Android — and headphones. The music in their headphones will ...
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What is the quickest way to unmute the phone app on a locked iPhone?

I use my iPhone to connect to conference calls at work. Frequently I'll need to speak up, with little notice. But it takes me upwards of three seconds to be able to unmute to speak: Click home ...
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Yosemite bluetooth audio is choppy/skips

On two separate MacBook Pros (one brand new, one several years old) running OSX Yosemite, all bluetooth audio devices are choppy (audio clicks in and out, skips like a scratched CD). I have tried ...
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Macbook can't adjust volume on my stereo paired by bluetooth

I'm streaming music from macbook (yosemite) to home stereo system. It's paired as bluetooth device and works as default sound output currently. When i'm changing system volume in my macbook, it doesn'...
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Where is the sound file of Installer success stored?

I've tracked Installer.app to be located at /System/Library/CoreServices/ but I can't find the sound that plays after a successful installation. I've looked at the following paths: /System/Library/...
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Multi-output MIDI device disables volume control

When creating either an Aggregate Device or a Multi-Output Device in Audio MIDI Setup and setting it as the default audio output device, the volume control is greyed out and locked at maximum ...
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No sound on Bootcamp [duplicate]

I installed Boot Camp and the sound does not work. I tried installing the RealTek drivers but they didn't work either. I then reset my Mac and tried Boot Camp again.
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Bluetooth Speaker microphones: Can they be used for “Hey Siri”?

I'm considering purchasing a Bluetooth portable speaker that has a built-in omnidirectional microphone. The advertising for the product says that the microphone can be used to "make calls" from a ...
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Make iOS devices by default connect to external audio sources (Airplay/Bluetooth)?

Is there a way to get an iOS device to connect to an Airplay server and/or Bluetooth audio device by default? I would like my iPad to use my Mac computer's speakers by default, instead of the iPad ...
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Is it possible to output different audio to HDMI and built-in speaker simultaneously?

After I connected my Macbook Pro to an HDTV with HDMI cord, I can choose to output audio to either the HDMI port or the built-in speaker. And I know that it it possible to create a "congregate" audio ...
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iPhone auto-power-off after power disconnection

I have an old iPhone 4s that I use as a music player in the car. It is plugged into a cigar-lighter socket that is only powered when the ignition is on. The phone's battery life is not particularly ...
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Control of Audio Playback in Presenter View in Keynote?

I am a speech scientist, presenting speech sounds for listeners in a lecture. I have multiple audio clips (each a separate .wav file) embedded in my slide, and I want to be able to play each audiofile ...
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How can I play music while chatting in Google Hangouts?

I want to play music while chatting in Google Hangouts and let both parties hear it, as well as our talking. I'm using Apple earbuds with a built-in (external) mic on a MacBook Pro from about 2009. ...
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How to have two inputs at different levels in an aggregate device? (Soundflower)

So I'm trying to record a video that records both the audio from my mic and the sounds from my system. I've used Soundflower to do this. Here's what I have so far: I set up this multiple output ...
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Best audio converter for Mac

I'm searching for an audio converter for mac with wide capabilities. It should be able to: Convert to flac (not from flac) Split cue files into separate tracks Grab audio CDs Edit ID3-tags in batch ...
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Will Bluetooth speakers and/or USB speakers work for sound when there is a broken headphone jack stuck in my macbook port?

I bought a Macbook for a low price because it has a headphone jack broken off in its port. I have tried some of the fixes for removing the jack, but it is broken deep in the port and unfortunately ...
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Use headphone jack as line in for microphone on MacBook Pro Retina

MacBook Pro Retinas dropped the line-in (microphone) jack that previous MacBook Pros had. Sometimes I want to plug in a 1/8" microphone, but there's no option to switch the input from "internal ...
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iPhone audio bluetooth

I have a 2012 Prius C. The Bluetooth for the phone works fine but the audio to play music from my iPhone will not play over the car radio. Why does one work and not the other? How do I fix it? Thx.
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aptX Bluetooth Headphones (B&O H8) Drop Sound - Yosemite

The B&O H8s work great some of the time wirelessly (iPhone) and wired, but not with MacBook Pro 15 early 2011 (Airport/Bluetooth card upgraded to BT4.0). However, sometimes, they will start to ...
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Audio echo playing MP4 with projector connected (and not!)

I've tried playing videos from 1) Internet via Chrome browser, 2) MP4 via Quicktime, and 3) MP4 via Wondershare players, on two different video projectors in meeting rooms, and there is always a ...
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Why I cannot play M4A audio on iTunes, but I can play it on QuickTime?

I have some M4A audio files, that I can't play on iTunes (e.g. double click the file, and then iTunes fired up, the audio added to the library, but the play doesn't start. Tried double clicking on the ...
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Universal method to record calls via Bluetooth in OS X 10.6?

I am a freelance journalist who needs to record calls for accuracy and legal reasons -- I inform every person I record that I am doing so, so *PLEASE* do *NOT* post asking about the legality of ...
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Why won't iTunes 12 Yosemite will not Get Track Names?

With iTunes 12 and Yosemite, when attempting to import an audio cd, iTunes 12 / Yosemite will report the error The song names for this CD could not be found online. Do you still want to import the ...
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iPad Air no sound, tried everything

I bought my iPad Air 2 years ago, and it was fine until last week there is no sound. It's not muted. I can't play any video on the iPad no matter which apps I used, YouTube, Netflix, etc. I can't make ...
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Why won't the audio switch back to my Internal Speakers after having used Apple TV?

When I extend my MacBook display to my TV using my Apple TV, both the video and audio work well, being output through my TV. However, when I disconnect my Apple TV, the video disconnects, but audio ...
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Cannot hear music on my iPhone 5S

I can't hear sound in my iPhone. I can't listen to music or any sound on my device. I'm frustrated trying to solve this.
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Bootcamp Horrible Sound (Cirrus Logic 4206AB (AB 82))

As the Title says, the sound quality under Windows 7 is just abysmal, everything sounds tinny and flat. I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro with a Cirrus Logic 4206AB (AB 82) Sound Card (Well, thats what ...