Headphones are a pair of small speakers that are held close to the user's ears. They often have a wire with which the user can connect to a signal source.

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Headphones only play right side

My Macbook pro OS X 10.8.5 headphone jack seems to work, like it knows when I plug in the headphones, but it only plays out the right side. Ive adjusted the balance in settings but the left side stays ...
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Why does my USB head-set not show up in Sound (System) Preferences sometimes?

When I start up my computer it is a 50/50 as to wheather my USB will be recognised by my Computer. If it is not recognised the audio in/out will come from the built in mic/speakers instead of the ...
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Why can't i hear anything on my macbook pro?

So there is a red light coming out of my headphone jack. I can't hear anything, neither from my speakers nor from any headphone. I have checked the sound in system preferences and when I plug my ...
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Audio doesn't work in OSX but the start-up chime does

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010 MacBookPro6,1 ) that the audio stopped working on. The audio jack has a red light on in it. In Sys Pref, under Sound, in the Output tab, only Optical ...
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headphone jack for early 2008 macbook air (1,1)

is the headphone jack on this mba a TRRS one, i.e. does it also work with iphone-like microphone + headphone set? can you point to some official source?
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Bluetooth Headset problems in Windows 8.1

I have a Mid 2012 MBP MD101 and a Sony DR-BTN200 Bluetooth Headset that works wonders on Mavericks and my Xperia S. In Windows 8.1 though, it is only working for a couple minutes each time i connect ...
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Left headphone have significantly lower volume than right one - Macbook Pro 2012

After upgrading SSD and traveling with my Macbook Pro and traveling while low temperatures outside (I don't know if this is relevant). When I connect headphones the sound on the left one is ...
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Can I use non-apple headphones with an iPhone?

Is it okay to connect non-Apple headphones to an iPhone (a 5s, in this case) or do I need to use apple branded or authorized headphones for some reason?
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Where can you buy Apple earphones?

On the Apple store there are EarPods. And there are In-Ear Headphones. But what if I want to buy the good ol' Earphones? I find these to be the most comfortable of them all. Apple appears to ...
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Plug headphone not support with macmini

I have a Macmini 4,1. I tried to use plug headset with mic for skype call, but it doesn't work. I can hear the voice from the other end, but my voice can't be heard on the other end. I tried with two ...
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What is the impedance of the line/headphone jack on MacBook Pro Retina?

I want to buy headphones that I will primarily use on my MacBook Pro Retina. I read that I should not buy headphones with high impedance because the volume will be really low. I want something I can ...
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What is the hardware that has this serial number?

I have what appears to be an ear piece of some sort. Not sure. Serial number is 12731HOSXAP Model No A1221. What is it?
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iPhone earphones balance keeps changing

I have a pair of earphones that came with my iPhone 5c. The balance on the head phones keeps changing so I will not be able to hear from one ear - it alternates between left and right. This is really ...
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Do splitters for mac combined mic/headphones exist?

I am looking for a splitter that turns my 3.5mm headphone and mic port on my Mac mini into two 3.5mm headphone and mic ports or one audio out port and one audio out/mic port. I want to be able to ...
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Turn on iPad speakers with piece of headphones stuck in jack

Is it possible to turn on the iPad's speakers with the small bottom headphone part stuck in the audio jack?
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MacBook Pro won't recognize my analog audio jack headphones. Help?

Periodically, my MacBook Pro 17" stops recognizing my headphones. No amount of unplugging and replugging seems to help. The sound settings never show headphones as an output device. How can I fix ...
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Headphones Jack not pluggable into Macbook-pro retina socket

I tried plugging in my apple headphone's jack into the socket, but I wasn't able to. Barely 70% of it goes in and the rest doesn't. There is no red-light coming out of the socket, but in the 'Sound' ...
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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. I'm ...
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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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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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Double-click headphone button to change track function

When listening to music on iTunes on my MacBook Air running OS 10.9, I am able to double-click the center headphone button to change track. I am wondering if it is possible to replicate this ...
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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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How to Record Both Mic Audio and Speakers while using headset

I'm trying to record my screen with sound at the same time, but right now, my jack stopped working (it's with the red light) and I have to use a headset so that I can have sound on my Mac. So my ...
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What's the little plastic clip on the headset good for?

On my iPhone headset (the one that came with the device, as well as the in-ear buds) there's a little piece of plastic that slides on the cable to one earbud, and can clip onto the other cable. ...
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Internal Mic Option Disappears when using Apple Earbuds

Does anyone know of a way to use my macbook pro's internal microphone while using my Apple "Earpods" for sound? When I look at the Sound Prefpane without my earbuds in the internal mic option is ...
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Lion and later: Stop auto launching iTunes on Bluetooth headset connect?

iTunes has an annoying habit of auto launching upon connecting a Bluetooth headset to Mac. Pre-Lion, you could go to System Preferences -> CD/DVD Settings, and disable an option for auto launching ...
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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 keep my iPhone headset untangled?

When I pack away my headset, I loosely loop the cable around my fingers and then stuff the headset in my jacket pocket. When I retrieve the headset later, it has inevitably turned into a little ...
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iPhone 4 audio only works for a few seconds

I've had my iPhone 4 for a long time, and I don't really want to get a new one. I'm trying to find a solution to fix it. The alert sound, key clicks and lock sound still work, but sound through the ...
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Routing Bluetooth audio in and out of headphone/mic jack on iPhone

I would like to be able to route the audio from a Bluetooth headset out of the headphone/mic jack on an iPhone. That is, to be able to send the mic input from the Bluetooth device out the jack and ...
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Loss of audio on MacBook Retina 15" 2013

I have a laptop that's two weeks old. I plugged in my headphones for the first time today, and I had no audio, so I unplugged them and I still had no audio. I have done the following: Restart Sleep ...
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iOS 7 / iPhone 4S Headphone Jack Doesn't Work

My iPhone 4S that has iOS 7, the headphone jack won't work. In iOS 6 it did usually work but the sound was very low. After updating to iOS 7 the jack won't work at all. Can someone please help me out? ...
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Make “Internal Speakers” a permanent option in sound options on the menu bar [duplicate]

Sometimes I use a headset with my iMac, but I often need to switch between both. Unfortunately, I need to unplug the headset every time to do this. This is a hassle, because the iMac is located far ...
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Use internal speakers while headphones are plugged in to iPod touch 5th generation

An audio plug that was used to connect to speakers is stuck in the audio jack of my iPod touch 5th generation and I can't get it out. Is there a way to change the settings so I can only use the ...
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EarPods Sound Works but Remote Control Doesn't?

I have a pair of EarPods that came with my iPhone 5s. They worked completely fine until the other day. When I plug them into my iPhone or my iPad, the sound worlds completely fine but the remote ...
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Soft switch for Mac sound output

When I'm alone, I unplug my headset and let the sound output from the load speaker of my iMac, and when there are other people around, I plug in the headset in order to not bother people around me. I ...
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Callnote on Skype doesn't record Mic

Callnote doesn't record any audio from the microphone (i.e. whatever am speaking). I can record the other person though. I am using a Mac Mini (Mid 2009) running OS X 10.9, Mavericks. I am using an ...
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USB Headset - Works on Macbook, not on iMac

I have a Rosewill USB headset (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f39e/) that works well with my Macbook Pro but not in my new iMac. Macbook is a Mid 2010 running 10.9.1 When I plug it into my ...
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iMac headphone's external mic not work

I have 5 iMac in my office. We use skype for conversation. I have used almost 5 different brand's headphone but headphone's external mic not work at all. I have checked sound settings. In the sound ...
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Mac Audio Problems

I have this problem. I have some Sony Headphones i use on iMac, they really do work good, it's been around 4 months i have been using them now. Now, i start up my Mac to go to safari and listen to ...
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How can I get the mic sound feedback in my headphone?

I bought a noise canceling headphone yesterday and it works perfectly. The only problem I have is that when I myself talk, I cannot hear my voice correctly. I'm wondered if it is possible to enable ...
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Headphone play/pause button controls iTunes only

Finally upgraded my MacBook Pro (Unibody late 2008) from leopard to snow leopard, with a view to go to Lion when it finishes downloading. I've now noticed that hitting the single button on my Etymotic ...
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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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iPhone pauses or plays songs when the headphone plug moves

My iPhone 3GS has decided to pause music playing when the headphone plug happens to move a bit or to start playing music without warning for the same reason. Sometimes it also skips to the next song ...
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Employing a second medium of sound volume resistance?

I have a Macbook Pro 2012 and a pair of headphones (without their own sound volume adjuster). These headphones are awfully loud and even with quarter bar sound level, I have to turn the audio volume ...
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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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Can I use normal headphones in the iPhone 5S jack?

I want to use my normal audio headphones with the iPhone to get a better quality of music in my 5S. Explain whether it would not affect the phone in any case, if I am using the 3-metal-part audio ...
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No sound from headphones under ubuntu 13.10

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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Selecting iPad As Audio Source When Mirroring to Apple TV?

I'm currently mirroring from my iPad to my Apple TV, but the audio source automatically sets to the TV. At night I'd love it if I could switch the audio source to my ipad so I could hook up some ...
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How can I change audio output device for applications already running?

When I plug in a USB audio device, if no sounds are playing then my output automatically switches to that device. However, if a program is currently playing any audio then it does not switch. If I ...