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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Using Turtle Beach XO Four Stealth Headset with Macbook Pro Retina 15", Mid-2012

I've read a few older posts about headsets and the TRRS headphone/mic input here, here, here, here and the consensus seems to be that the Macbook is expecting "line-level" input (either that or you ...
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How can I get my headphones to work with my iPhone?

Am I doing something wrong, or do 1st generation iPhones require particular headphones? My white iPod headphones work, but most of my other ones wont fit? Is the standard solution to purchase an ...
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How to merge an external audio source with my iPhone's audio out?

I would like to be able to combine an external signal (available only via headphone cable) with the the audio out of my iPhone and listen to both of them using headphones. I know this is possible with ...
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I phone 6 - voice note

I have problem with my i phone , usually when i recevied any voice note throu whats up i can hear my voice note in speckat mode but i can also hear it thru my ear headset when i move my phone to my ...
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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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Iphone 5s stuck in headphone mode

I have a pair of Sol headphones that would always fit into my iphone until recently I realized that my iPhone didn't have any sound coming out of the internal speakers. It was my headphone jack that ...
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can't set iPhone 6+ headphones to max or full volume when playing music

When I'm playing music in Spotify or any app with Apple earphones or auxiliary cable in my car, I can't turn music up to full volume. It goes as far as yellow indicator and 'High Volume' but won't go ...
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Q: Mid-2009 15" MBP Line-out / Headphone-out jack not working properly - how to resume behaviour without replacing Logic Bus?

I'm in the unenviable position of having a pretty maxed out Mid-2009 15" MacBookPro (1TB SSD+8Gb memory), and I've been getting almost 6 years of continuously decent behaviour out of it... Except... ...
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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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Sound not working while logged onto MacBook Air

I recently spilled water on my laptop, and there was a fan noise but I restarted the SMC and the fan noise disappeared. Although now I have realized I have no sound. When I go onto Sound ...
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Sound doesn't work when I plug in headphones

I have no sound when I plug in my headphones in my MacBook. I have tried several things: I've reset PRAM I've stared at the Preferences for a very long time and tried fixing it. However, nothing ...
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Yosemite Input and Output Audio Device

I'm using the latest version of Yosemite and use a Sennheiser headset. When pressing alt and clicking the sounds icon in the menubar it's showing a 'Logitech USB headset' in the dropdown, which was my ...
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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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The sound controls and function are finicky

I just purchased my Macbook pro. It's a 13in, Mid 2012 running OS X yosemite. The first time I used headphones, the sound completely cuts out. I unplugged the headphones and the sound had stopped ...
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Mac Sounds are greyed off when headphones plugged in

I have a problem with my mac. When i am using internal speakers everything works fine however as soon as i insert headphones , the sounds icon is greyed out and there is no sounds to hear. Happening ...
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Set iPhone volume to maximum when connecting to a Bluetooth speaker

Normally I like to keep my iPhone volume quite low, so that when audio plays, it isn't too loud at first. However, when I connect my iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker, I want the iPhone's volume to be ...
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Using a headset with a Macbook pro mid 2009

Does this Macbook support any kind of dual 3.5mm connection headsets ? Acording to this link there is in fact an audio in port but I have never seen that symbol for "audio in" been used
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Combined in/out audio with one 3.5mm 4 pin jack - Macbook Pro (2015)

I recently bought a 3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm headset splitter adapter. Like this one: Headset splitter on Amazon. When I plug headphones jack and microphone jack into the splitter and splitter ...
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How to get sound to both headphones and USB speakers?

I have a USB Speakers and I want to record the sound from WNYC Radio to listening to it offline on my iPhone. I'm able to alternate them, but not listening to both at the same time. Can anyone ...
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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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No sound in headphones when receiving text message on iPhone 5s silent mode

I have my iPhone 5s with headphones plugged in and listening to Spotify. The phone is in silent mode. The problem is that I do not hear any sound through my headphones when receiving text messages. ...
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A bug preventing iPhone audio from reverting to speaker mode after unplugging headphones

I encountered a weird glitch with my iPhone while listening to a Youtube video over headphones. One of the earbuds shorted out (they're old and somewhat damaged), so I unplugged the headphones and ...
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Why can my Macbook plays sound in Windows but not OS X?

Awhile back, a pair of headphones I owned broke off inside of the headphone slot on my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I followed some instructions suggested by people online which involved using a bit of ...
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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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headset doesn't works on my iphone

My headset doesn't work on my iPhone (4) But it works on another iPhone. Sometimes when I turned off my iPhone & unplug the headset it works but now. How can I fix that?
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iPhone 6 causes Bose Mie2i to skip tracks

I purchased Bose MiE2i in ear headphones today and as I am walking the track skips forward every 5-10 seconds or so. If I stand still there is no issue. I performed a hard reset and verified I was ...
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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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Bluetooth headphones automatic connect

I have LG HBS 730 Bluetooth headphones. I would like them to automatically connect to my Retina Macbook pro. How can I achieve that?
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Why do Chinese EarPods not work with German MacBook Pro?

I own this MacBook Pro, which was bought in Germany, and I am currently residing in China, where I accidentally switched headphones with a Chinese friend. Both are official Apple EarPods, mine came ...
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Use Audio port as input and output

I have a Macbook Pro 2011, running OS X Yosemite. I am trying to use my headphones, which contain a mic and speakers (as most headphones do). However, I can only use the audio jack as input or output. ...
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Can I force external microphone detection after mic is plugged in

Background: I use a Henge Dock for my MBPr with a headset for things like Skype. Because the Henge Dock uses an extension cable to make the audio 'Combination Output' (TRRS) port accessible, the ...
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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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Incorrectly playing output sound into microphone when using earbuds

My mac is constantly recording any output sound into my microphone when I'm using my Apple earbuds. This means for example that as soon as a sound is played it's transmitted on Skype when I'm in a ...
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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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Why are my earbuds making dolphin noises?

What I'm hearing... Of the three vocalizations dolphins produce, my iPhone 6 earbuds have started making two: whistles and clicks. This clip is the closest I could find to the sounds I'm hearing. Now ...
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iPhone and MacBook Pro with a single wireless headset

Is it possible to have a single wireless headset that works simultaneously with both an iPhone and a MacBook Pro? Imagine this scenario: I am watching video on my screen, listening via my wireless ...
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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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Play Audio from a Mac over an iPhone Call

I'm trying to play an audio file from my Mac Mini over an iPhone call. I tried using a male to male audio cable to connect the Mac's audio out port, into the iPhone's headset jack, but I guess that ...
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Apple headphones can't be inserted on iPod touch or MacBook Pro

In December I got a new iPod touch. In the box it came in there was the charger, and also a pair of Apple headphones. These headphones are brand new and have never been used, but the plug on them ...
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Tinny bluetooth mic input sound

I'm using the philips SHB7000 bluetooth headphones with my MacBook. They paired fine, but the audio quality over bluetooth was terrible. I remember having this issue on my previous macbook, and ...
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Sound output source changes based on the kind of sound?

My first Bluetooth headphones ever (Amazon) just arrived today, and they work great on tests in YouTube and QuickTime, but for some reason, when I moved files to the Trash (and out again via Undo), ...
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How can i aggregate two pairs of headphones/microphones into one audio stream using Audio MIDI Setup?

I am trying to use the Audio MIDI Setup program to aggregate two USB Sennheiser PC8 stereo headsets so I can use both simultaneously on Skype calls and GarageBand recordings. So far I am only able to ...
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Headphones not being recognised when connected to mackbook pro.

When i plug a headphone into my macbook pro the sound plays from the mac speakers, my headphones work on other devices but doesn't seem to be recognised by my mac? I have already checked in system ...
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How to pair with a bluetooth headset?

I have a MacBook Pro and use an Apple Magic Mouse. I want to pair a wireless headset but have not been able, I cannot even see where to start.
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Using two headsets on my MacBook Air

I want to rent a movie on my MacBook Air and my husband and I want to watch the movie together using two separate headsets. Can this been done. I have 3 headsets to choose from, Wireless Bose, ...
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Bluetooth antenna went bad - can I just get a dongle?

I have a late-2010 Mac Mini (maxed out at Mac OS X 10.7.5) with 2 bluetooth devices (keyboard and headphones). I've had intermittent issues with bluetooth connectivity, but this past weekend, the ...
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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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Bootcamp Windows 7 external mic

I have a 15 inch 2014 MBPr running windows 7 in bootcamp that I use for games. I bought a Razer Kraken headset due to it having a 4 pin 3.5mm jack and adapter for 2x3.5mm for compatibility with as ...
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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 ...