Headphones are a pair of small speakers that are held close to the user's ears. They typically have a wire leading to each speaker (although there may only be one); they may also be wireless. Either way, the speakers receive a signal from it's source.

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Secondary or Separate Audio Output?

I usually listen to Mac output through headphones, which I keep plugged in almost all the time. I'm happy to have speakers squelched. But there are some alerts--e.g. message coming in from IM, or ...
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Audio input/output splitter for MacBooks without changeable input/output jack?

From what I can understand, in the latest iterations of the MacBooks, what former was an input/output 3.5mm jack, now only can be used for input. However, it's possible to use certain headsets (for ...
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No sound from speakers on MacBook Pro except the startup chime

After plugging my headphones out, suddenly there is no sound from the internal speakers. When I press volume buttons, I see a circle-backslash symbol below the speaker icon. Restarting doesn't help. ...
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Yosemite : change sound output between speaker and headphone [duplicate]

I want to switch between headphones (jack) and internal speakers without having to insert/remove the jack? Is it possible ? And how ?
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MacBook Pro Retina Front & REAR line?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro with retina display which has the all-in-one single headphone jack. I would like to connect my old FourPointSurround FPS2000 (1999-2000) surround sound system that has only ...
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MacBook Pro creates soft hissing sound through headphones

Recently I got a quite nice pair of in-ear headphones which block noise very well (with a very tight seal, not noise cancellation). Before that, I used Apple earbuds. With these better headphones, ...
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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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Mac Stuck on one volume even if it is set on mute after removing headphones

My Mac is currently stuck at one volume after removing my headphones. I restarted it and tried to put in my headphones again which was fine (even before putting headphones) but when I remove it, it ...
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Default Output Device is always wrong

Since updating to Yosemite, whenever I plug headphones into my MBP, it selects Soundflower as the default output device. I then have to manually change it everytime. Anyone know why this is happening, ...
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OSX Yosemite change sound output while headphones plugged in

I've a problem which is my headphones' jack is broken into my computer. I can't hear any voice neither from headphones nor from internal speakers. What I need is, to hear some sound from internal ...
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How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop “humming”?

Switched recently from a Lenovo PC and one thing on my mac bothered me. Headphones plugged into my Macbook pro 13" (latest version) "hum" with static when there is no audio playing. Then after a short ...
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Awkward Sound Problem

I was listening to a video on Youtube & decided to take a break. Coming back, the computer had gone into "sleep" mode and when I wanted to continue the video the sound didin't work. I tried to ...
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Headphones not detected when connected to MBP

When I plug headphones into output of MBP (15-inch Early 2008) with Mavericks - nothing changes, sound comes from internal speakers, nothing in System Preferences too. SMC reset, NVRAM cleared, ...
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Are there other Headphone options with the radio capability for the ipod nano?

I am not a fan of earbud headphones, but wonder if only the earbud headphones that came with my ipod nano allow the radio feature? Are there any over the ear headphone options that would still have ...
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Silica Gel stuck in headphone jack

I have an unusual problem: I have a small ball of silica gel stuck on my Macbook Air headphone jack. Any ideas how I might get it out of my headphone jack?
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None of my headphones work for anything

I have gone through 3 pairs of headphones, and they all worked until one day they just stopped producing sound. I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13 inch, and my OS is Lion. The mute box in system ...
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Iphone headphones volume very low on certain apps

I have the new in ear headphones from apple. I don't know if it's fault of the headphones, but the volume for certain apps, especially calling, and podcast, is very low! I mean when I'm driving the ...
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Bluetooth performance worse after Yosemite update

I have a bluetooth trackpad and a pair of bluetooth headphones and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I've been having problems with both. The trackpad fails to re-connect after the laptop wakes up ...
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iPhone 4 Stuck on Headphones Mode

I took my headphones out of my phone after a run and I figured out that it is stuck on headphones mode. I've read the forums and tried... to plug in and out my headphones (I even used two different ...
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AKG 550 headphones w Iphone5

I have just bought AKG 550 headphones for my daughter who has an iPhone 5 and just realized the connector on the h/phones is way larger than the input on the phone for normal (iPhone) headphones. Is ...
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Actual stereo sound with bluetooth headset

I have a bluetooth headset (Logitech UE9000), I always found the sound quality on OSX to be less than when connected to my android phone. Further investigation leads me to believe that there is no ...
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How do I tell if my Mac supports Mini Toslink?

Apparently on many modern macs the 3.5mm headphone audio jack supports Mini Toslink. How can I tell whether my mac supports it, whether it supports surround sound (4 speaker or better), and whether ...
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Headphone Jack Detection

Sometimes my headphone jack stops working and I need to restart my computer. I can also put the computer to sleep and it will wake in the proper mode (headphone vs. speakers). Is there a way to reset ...
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Bose QuietComfort 20 not working after Yosemite upgrade

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro Retina, and am using QuietComfort20 headphones that previously used to work. Now, after a clean install of OS X Yosemite, I'm unable to use the headphones, no audio ...
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Weird sound/headphone jack problem on Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro (late 2012/early 2013) running OS X 10.9.4, and it's recently developed a strange problem when I try to play sound through headphones. Instrumental music generally still sounds ...
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Why does iPhone Voice Control turn on when I wear headphones while working out?

I listen to music on my iPhone 4 while working out on stair master. After about an hour, voice control turns on by itself. I turn it off but it comes back on. Then the iPod is paused then skips couple ...
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When I unplug my headphones, my speakers (and headphones) stop working

Happens intermittently: When I unplug my Sony headphones, I am unable to get my 17" MBP (2.8ghz intel core 2 duo, running Lion), to make any sound. I've tried a handful of different hardware, and ...
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system sounds coming from thunderbolt display, all else through headphones

I've got my headphones connected, and I've checked system preferences to make sure they are the audio output device. Most sound comes out through the headphones, like Spotify and YouTube. But, ...
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How do I prevent my Bluetooth headphones from dropping audio on OS X?

I have a pair of Beats Studio Wireless headphones. They work great most of the time. However, sometimes, they will start to skip and drop in and out (as if I were plugging and unplugging an audio ...
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What should I do if my headphones don't go into my iPhone 4s

When I put my headphones into my iPhone It doesnt go completely in like it should. I don't know what to do. Can anyone help me?
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Is there a way to keep bluetooth headphone from going into power-saving mode?

I have a number of bluetooth headphones, and when they are connected to OSX, I notice some annoying phenomena. That phenomena is, when I do not play audio, the bluetooth headphones will quickly go ...
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Is there a way to “reposition” the sound source when using headphones?

Whenever I use headphones to listen to music or synthetic noise (e.g. one of those white noise / natural sound apps), it sounds like the source is coming from inside my head instead of somewhere "out ...
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Can I separate Facetime audio from system audio?

I have an iPhone 6 and MBP on OSX Yosemite. The new feature in OSX allowing me to take a call through my MBP is fantastic, but it's less practical than it could be because of how long it takes to ...
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My headphone jack and speakers sopped working [duplicate]

My headphone jack and my speakers are not working at all. They just randomly stopped when my macbook air was closed. Is there any system preferences that i need to change?
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An apple genius broke my iPhones screen

Some time ago my headphones' connector recently broke into my iPhone's socket. My phone is out of warranty but I thought I'd consult with Apple regarding the case as I have no sound anymore because ...
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Headphones makes noise when i touch the jack. (MacBook)

I have a MacBook Pro 13" and have plugged the iphone 5 headphone into it. When I touch the jack they make some noise, I doesn't matter how gentle I touch they always make a noise. They seem to fit ...
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Headphones cannot connect to Macbook via Bluetooth

So, i got those wireless headphones called manhattan or sthing. even though there is no problem with my blackberry, my macbook (late2013) bluetooth cannot 'see' the device. No idea what the problem ...
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iTunes pauses and does random things when my headphones move

I am using iTunes on Mac. I suppose there might be a problem with my headphones and it is sending random commands to the computer. When I move my head, my iTunes pauses and sometimes it goes to a ...
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Sound output very quiet

Macbook Pro 13" running OSX 10.9.4 Only recently got a Mac and I am still not converted but I have a very annoying problem. The headphones output is significantly quieter than is should be. Plugging ...
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My mac won't recognize my headset

Since Apple change my motherboard last week, my early 2011 MBP 15" won't recognize the mic of my headset... I tried to reboot, search in the settings panel but I can't make it work... I tried in both ...
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Bluetooth Gone Haywire - Anyone know how to fix it?

Sorry for the image quality of the above pic, but as you can tell from the title of this article, I’m having some bluetooth (BT) issues, and as such, my BT keyboard wasn’t working, so I couldn’t ...
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airplay and wireless headphones

I'm trying to find some headsets that will work with airplay from either my mac or an iPhone. Should i presume all wireless or bluetooth headsets do? best, Dan.
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How could I output audio to the microphone port on Macbook Pro 15" Late 2011?

I've seen cases where people record audio with the headphones port, so is it possible to listen to audio with the microphone port? I do not have any torx or triwing screwdrivers right now so a ...
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Multiple headphones on one computer

At my workplace we pair program and sometimes need to get on a call with a remote team member. We also have quite a noisy office. We have USB headsets for these reasons. We, of course, use macs. In ...
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FaceTime on MBP

I am unable to use the headphones in FaceTime. Without headphones it works perfect but when I plug it in, a mic-icon appears with a crossed mic. And consequently, the people on the other side are ...
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Bluetooth headset: why do I have to either re-pair every time

I'm using a "Energy BT Sport" headset. Pairing is pretty easy. Obviously I'm not always using the headset, I'm frequently switching between headset and speakers depending the circumstance I'm in. ...
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5th gen ipod touch mic only works when headphones are plugged in

The title says it all. This is a difficult one for me to troubleshoot...in part because it's my son's device and he is in Australia (I am in the US). This is our primary means of communication. ...
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The headphone jack on my MacBook Pro just stopped working. How do I fix it?

The headphone jack on my MacBook Pro stopped working. It was working fine, then just spontaneously stopped while I was using external speakers plugged into the output jack. Now, neither speakers nor 3 ...
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Can I set the volume on my iPhone lower than the slider goes?

I have an iPhone 4S and some V-Moda in-ear headphones. The headphones have great volume and isolation, which is good when I'm listening to something quiet. But it's a problem on my iPhone. When I ...
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Like Windows, allow user to manually select if Sound is routed through Headphones or Internal Speakers

In the System Preferences -> Sound -> Output tab in my MBPr running Mavericks, I see the following 3 options: 1) Headphones/Internal Speakers (currently only ONE of these appears) 2) BoomDevice ...