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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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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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 take ...
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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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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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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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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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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 (...
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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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How can I use 2 USB Headsets on one Macbook?

I homeschool my daughter and she takes several complex online classes. The teachers want me to be able to listen in and also be able to talk from time to time. I tried going without a mic, but there ...
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Use Dictation with Earbuds' Microphone

I have the ~$80 apple earbuds, and it has a built-in microphone which works fine. I've used it for skype and taking calls. In Preferences, the drop down for Dictation's input has 'Line-in", but when ...
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Headphones unable to plug into my 4s

I tried to plug my headphones into the iPhone and it jumps out. I tried other sets and the same happened. I cleaned the iPhone in case there were any remains in it and still nothing, but when I held ...
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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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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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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 digital-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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USB Audio Adapter for Bluetooth Headset

I have a bluetooth headset that works on phones and ipad with excellent audio quality. It works with the Mac mini too but the audio quality is awful for both headphones and the microphone (I've tried ...
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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, sleep/...
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MacBook Air: audio jack left channel failing

I have a MacBook Air 2012. I listen to audio by plugging EarPods into the audio jack. This morning I noticed that I no longer have sound coming out of the left headphone. Well, There is a little, but ...
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MacBook Pro Late 2011 replace headphone 3.5 mm jack due to headphone's head stuck inside jack

The headphone's tip has got stuck inside the 3.55 mm jack of my MacBook Pro late 2011 13 inch model. I've tried several ways to pry the head out, including using adhesive on a tip of a stick to get it ...
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Headphone jack not working

My headphone jack has been working properly since forever. One day I plugged my earphones in and no sound was coming out. The built in speakers stopped working but there was no sound (for 3 different ...
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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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Are there better in-ear headphones than Apple's?

In my experience, the Apple In Ear Headphones self-destruct after about 12 months (I've gone through about 3 pairs) and they now seem to be discontinued. A microphone and perfect iPhone compatibility ...
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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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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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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?