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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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Wireless Headphones Launching iTunes

I recently bought a set of Logitech H800 headphones for my Mac. Any time I connect them via bluetooth, iTunes launches. Is there a way to stop iTunes from launching just because I've connected a ...
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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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How to get sound to headphones through my USB speakers vs. the internal speakers?

I have AKG headphones with a USB or dual prong jack that I want to use with my MacBook Air. I can plug them into the USB port but how can I get the sound to come through the headphones instead of the ...
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Siberia v2 microphone will not work with OS X or Windows XP in Boot Camp

Is there a workaround to get my Siberia v2 headset microphone to work with OS X or Boot Camp Windows XP? In OS X, the microphone is recognized but will not let me switch to it in Steam. The built-in ...
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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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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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iPhone 3GS doesn't react on remote control (headphones) from iPhone 4S

Because I lost my iPhone 3GS headphones (those with microphone and remote control), I now tried to use the latest ones (from iPhone 4S). The microphone is working, but somehow the iPhone doesn't react ...
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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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iPhone headphones right angle (also might be useful for macbook)

So this is a slight design whine, but it is a question. When I put my headphones into my iPhone the jack sticks straight up and keeps getting caught in things in my pocket and has broken before. ...
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Recommendations for headset (+ mic ) for macbook in 2012

I'm looking for a stereo headset and not simply in-ear headphones for Skype at affordable prices. From past experience, I own a dual-jack headset Logitech from my PC. Sound came out but the mic never ...
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Difference between the Sennheiser i300 and MM70i headphones for iPhone/iPod/iPad

From what I can gather, the Sennheiser i300 headphones are Apple exclusive headphones, not available anywhere else, but they appear to be identical to the Sennheiser MM70i. Can anyone shed any light ...
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How to fix my headphones

An earpiece of my iPhone headphones felt into a glass of water for 10 seconds last week. Now the sound volume form both earpieces is lower and it seems the basses are not that strong anymore. Is ...
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Does Apple provide replacement tips for their In-Ear Headphones?

One of my earbud tips has been lost. I'd like to replace it. I'd prefer not to use a third-party service, as the quality of the material is never as high as Apple's. Do you know if Apple will replace ...
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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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Can I use a USB headset with my iPad's camera connection kit?

I know the camera connection kit can be used with USB microphones, but I'm wondering if USB headsets will work as well — both the speakers and the microphone — and whether this requires special ...
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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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OSX control over MacBook Pro 17 line out minijack - Can I play music out to a device and throught the loudspeakers at the same time?

I am trying to connect an analog subwoofer to the line out of my MacBook Pro 17. Apparently, contrary to the smaller models, the 17 inch's line out minijack switches between analog or digital, ...
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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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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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Change volume of individual speaker

My headphones are a bit damaged it seems and the left has higher volume than the right. It isn't my ears, the song or the device :). Is there a program to change just one speaker's volume? Lion allows ...
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Replicate functionality to double click headphone button

You can use the headphones button to pause or play, or skip to the next song. Has anyone figured out how to replicate this functionality on a Windows desktop or a MacBook Pro with players like ...
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My Macbook's headphone jack stopped working, how do I fix it?

my headphone jack output stopped working a couple days ago. As in - when I jack a cable (or headphones) the sound comes via the built-in speakers. On the installed Windows (Bootcamp) it works OK ...
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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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My headphone set doesn't play any sound

After plugging in my headphone into my iphone 4s no sound comes through. I can hear the music from the phone itself. Do I need to change the settings?
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Wireless headphones on a MacBook running 10.4 — Does Bluetooth work?

Can MacBooks (10.4) stream music to Bluetooth headphones? If not, is my only other option to purchase bulky/expensive wireless headphones, or is there another way?
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When external speakers are plugged in to headphone jack of Macbook Pro (with Lion), output destination randomly switches

I have an essentially new MacBook Pro with Lion and all updates applied, and am wondering if this is a hardware or software problem. Essentially with something plugged into the headphone jack, things ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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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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Can I make my iMac output audio to the speakers when headphones are plugged in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you switch between built-in audio and headphone audio without unplugging? When I plug in my headphones the built in speakers are no longer an option for audio ...
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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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How do you switch between built-in audio and headphone audio without unplugging? [duplicate]

Once I plug headphones into my iMac I no longer have the option in the sound preferences panel to output audio to the built-in speakers. I have to unplug the headphones to get audio output through the ...
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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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iPhone 3GS headphone sound is crackly

I have a problem with the sound from the headphone jack on my iPhone 3GS. Sound from the speaker is fine, but the sound from the headphone jack (on any headphones) is distorted at normal volumes. If I ...
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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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Why do my headphones hiss when I plug them into my iPod touch

When I plug in my headphones to my iPod touch (first gen), I get a weird hissing noise that I don't get when I plug them into anything else. Also, If I plug different headphones into the iPod, no ...
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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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Mitigating iPhone Headphones Design Flaw/Poor Usage

I've got a first generation iPhone. About once a year, like clockwork, the standard Apple iPhone headphones will start to crap-out on me. Audio will flake out in a channel, the clicker will stop ...
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Maximum current that could be drawn out of iPhone 4 headphone Jack?

Any clues regarding this value? I couldn't figure it out. I am trying to find the power budget for devices such as Square (www.squareup.com) Thx
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Forcing bluetooth for iPhone incoming calls

Is there anyway to force the iPhone to always use Bluetooth for incoming calls? - I'm on a motorcycle and have my iPhone set to auto answer calls, problem is it answers with the built in iPhone ...
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Does iPhone 4 work with Bluetooth Headphones/Headsets that have Back/Next/Answer?

I am considering purchasing something like Sennheiser MM450 Bluetooth Headphones but I'd like to get some input on whether the Back/Next/Play/Pause/Answer buttons work as expected with iPhone 4? I've ...
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Can I use iPhone headphones with microphone on MacBook Pro?

Can I use iPhone headphones with microphone on MacBook Pro?
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Headphones that look good on a desk next to a MacBook [closed]

I'm looking for some headphones that will be aesthetically (and acoustically) pleasing when combined with my MacBook Pro (2011, aluminum unibody). Requirements: Over-the-ear style (not earbuds or ...
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Where to find 3.5mm (male) to 3.5mm (male) cable that can control iPhone/iPod volume

Bonus if it has a mic and can handle iPhone calls Basically I have a snowboarding helmet that has speakers built into it and has a 3.5mm (female) connection to the speakers.
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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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iPhone app or mod in cydia to remap headset inline remote buttons?

I was wondering if there's any package in Cydia or iPhone app that would allow me to change the inline remote buttons behavior. I often walk around the cydia with my headphones on and speaking the ...
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No sound from internal speakers on a Macbook?

I'm afraid I may have irreversibly harmed my internal speakers, or sound system in general. Yesterday, I was trying to find a way to hook up my electric guitar to the computer. I, logically, thought ...
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Why doesn't my headset microphone work?

I got a SteelSeries headset for Christmas and I plugged it into my MacBook Pro. The audio output works fine, but I am having issues with the audio input. I saw this post which talked about some power ...
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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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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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iPod headphone jack only driving one side - is there an easy way to fix this?

My iPod is out of warranty (30gb older model) and recently one side of the audio dropped out. If I manipulate the connector I can get both sides. The phones are not the issue - they work on all ...