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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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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Audio from headphones disappears occasionally

I'm having trouble with my Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro. Here are the specs: 2.8 GHz processor 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD graphics 3000 512 MB Running OS X El Capitan This is a bit of a weird one ...
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Headphone volume settings change after pressing play

Here's an annoying iPhone 6 interaction I have on a regular basis: I plug my headphones into my iPhone. I open Podcasts and browse for what I want to hear. I use the volume buttons to set the ...
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OSX Yosemite + Fidelio Bluetooth Headphones + iTunes = intermittent sound output problems

I have a pair of Philips Fidelio M2BT bluetooth headphones that work perfectly with OSX Yosemite... when they finally work. Pairing was no problem, but switching them on requires endless tinkering, ...
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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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Connecting two devices to one phone

So I have been trying to connect my microphone to my iPhone 5s while connecting another device(a speaker) simultaneously. Is this possible in anyway? Also can I speak on the mic and hear from the ...
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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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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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How do I use Soundflower with El Capitan on my MacBook Air and hear my computer audio while recording with QuickTime?

Okay, so I've tried so hard to set up Soundflower on my computer, and it doesn't seem to work no matter how many tutorials I watch. I'm running OSX El Capitan 10.11.4 on a MacBook Air 13-inch from ...
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iPhone 5C behaving like headphones are plugged in

I updated my 5c to iOS 9.3.2 and since then the phone has been behaving as though the headphone are plugged in. Neither speaker nor microphone work normally when taking calls - I hear nothing and the ...
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Can I replace the headphone jack on an iPhone SE?

I have the tip of a headphone jack stuck in the headphone socket in a brand new iPhone SE. I went to Apple looking for a repair and they said that it wasn't repairable and that I'd have to spend £...
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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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Create 2 independent audio outputs to apple TV and headphones

So I have this setup: MacbookPro, external DELL monitor and Samsung TV that is connected to Apple TV. I study at home at the moment and use the laptop extensively. Sometimes I play movies to my ...
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Control Macs volume with headphones

I have the Bose Quitcomfort 25 headphones for Android and on it there are 3 buttons (volume up, down and play pause toggle). I was able to get the Play Pause toggle up and running by installing ...
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bt headphones call ended on connect

I recently bought Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 bluetooth headphones and I use them mainly with my imac. After a bit of fiddling I figured out to force aptx via the bluetooth explorer and disable the ...
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aptX Bluetooth Headphones (B&O H8) Drop Sound - Yosemite

The B&O H8s work great some of the time wirelessly (iPhone) and wired, but not with MacBook Pro 15 early 2011 (Airport/Bluetooth card upgraded to BT4.0). However, sometimes, they will start to ...
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Minimum volume is too loud when using wireless headphone

I have this problem using an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s with either of two sets of wireless headphones - Plantronics Backbeat Pro and Plantronics Backbeat Sense. The volume over bluetooth is much higher ...
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How to disable external microphone when using a headset with a mic?

I'd like to use a pair of Beats earphones as just a pair of headphones. When I plug it in, the OS identifies the microphone component and switches the output to the microphone on the earphones. There'...
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headset plugged in via Y-adapter and extension cable stopped working

I own a late 2013 iMac 27". The following setup worked for months until yesterday: The 3.5mm port is connected to a Y-Adapter, the adapter let me use two headsets at once. I use my headset and my ...
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Use a bluetooth headset JUST as a microphone?

This is hopefully a pretty simple question. Is it possible to configure a bluetooth headset to act as only a microhphone? I am using OSX Mountain Lion. I would assume the process would be something ...
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Hardware volume control on headset affects volume of default output

I use a USB headset with my Macbook Pro using a C-media chip. The headset has buttons to control the output volume. The problem is that these buttons affects the volume of the current default output ...
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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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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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Voice feedback loop into the headphones

Is there a way on a Mac to have the input from the microphone be played in the headphones so I can listen to my own voice? Talking when you can't listen to yourself is a bit awkward
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MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2012 Audio Issues

So for about a year now, I have had no audio on my MBP 13" mid-2012. I've read hundreds of posts and suggestions at this point, but they don't seem to solve my problem. The inbuilt speakers do not ...
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Permanently set audio output to headphones

I am pretty sure I have a faulty audio jack on my 13-inch, early 2011 MacBook Pro, given that I've spilled some liquid on it a while back. Ever since, it's been bad at detecting whether headphones ...
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NO audio on macbook air 2010

so I have my macbook air (late 2010) and it has been working fine for a good while, now all of a sudden for no reason (Ok i may of dropped it but the drop was less than 1 foot and mac showed no damage ...
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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 bird'...
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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 there,...
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How can I connect 2 headset microphones to my Macbook Pro so that we can both speak AND hear sound effects from the Macbook Pro?

This is for podcasting purposes. I just can't seem to figure it out. We both need to be able to speak and hear whatever noises/sound effects coming from the computer as all of it is being recorded. ...
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How do I fix a MacBook earphone port, stuck in optical mode

My 2009 MacBook’s speaker doesn't work (most times). The digital audio out port gets stuck (a red glow appears from within the socket). It is an old MacBook with separate headset & mic ports. ...
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Line In Headset's Microphone Not Receiving Input

I'm using Windows 10 (32 bit) with Boot Camp on an early 2009 iMac. I recently got an X2 from Ovann (http://ovann.com/c2223.html) and looks like this (http://phongvu.vn/gallery/avatar_upload/products/...
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Using bluetooth headphones with three devices

I am planning on buying bluetooth headphones that I would use alternatively with my iPad, iphone and macbook pro. I saw the bose headphones allow to have 2 devices connected at the same time and that ...
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Headphones don't go into iPhone 5c

So I had these headphones and they worked for about a week and then suddenly they just don't fit into my phone. I have to press them really hard and hold it there. Other headphones fit just these don'...
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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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How to record the sound also in a screen recording if the headphones are connected?

I would like to know If I will be able to record using quick time player or other application you may suggest, both audio and video on my Macbook Air with head phones connected !! When headphones are ...
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MacBook Pro Distorted Video, Loud Beeping, Really Hot

This almost always happens within a few minutes of starting the Sims 4, or watching Netflix. The computer gets hot (I guess is normal for an intensive game), and eventually the screen gets distorted ...
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Do Apple EarPods work with Android smartphones (Micromax Canvas HD)?

I recently decided to use a pair of EarPods with my Micromax Canvas HD. Now, the Apple earpods worked fine when plugged into my laptop, but I noticed a very acute attenuation of the sound when plugged ...
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Prioritize Wired Earbuds Over Bluetooth?

I have a somewhat humorous but annoying problem. I'll on the phone using the standard wired earbuds, then my wife starts the car in our garage downstairs. Since the phone is paired to the car, the ...
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Earphones problem/ sleep mode/ MacBook Air

I been trying to listen to the music in my MacBook Air early-2015 however when I close it the music stops. How can I fix this?
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Can hear boot noise but no other sound

I have a MacBook Air A1237. I can hear the "dong" from startup, but in OS I couldn't hear anything. In System Preferences, as output, I see only headphones. If I plug in a headphone I can hear sounds,...
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Damaged Headphone Port Macbook Pro mid 2011 13"

my Macbooks Headphone port doenst work, theres just a cracking noise coming out of my headphones and only wenn the system volume is nearly at its highest. Plugging a Microphone into the very same port ...
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Is there a limit to amount of bluetooth devices connected to a MacBook Pro?

Problems arose today when I connected the 5th bluetooth device to my MacBook Pro. 1 new Apple keyboard 1 new Apple trackpad 1 old Apple keyboard 1 old Apple mouse (most recently connected) 1 Beats ...
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iPod Nano 6G stops playing when display turns off

My iPod Nano 6G stops playing music when the display turns off either by time, or by pressing the "Sleep/Wake"-button. This effect is fully reproducible but only appears with certain headphones, ...
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How do disable control by iPhone headphones?

I have bought 2 iPhone headphones from Amazon, good quality earphones with 5-star reviews, but unfortunately there seem an issue where it randomly initiates commands. Music forwards, music rewards, ...
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What can I use for mixing/muxing/splitting/leveling audio inputs and outputs?

I was hoping to find a single tool that could arrange, in any configuration, any audio inputs and outputs on a Mac. A specific example follows. Devices a) Line In from XBOX 360 Audio Out b) USB ...
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No sound from mac, how to find the problem?

Good day, I have Macbook Pro 2012 with el Capitan 10.11.3. The problem - no sound from my mac. I have listen the music, after that I decide to insert headphones, when I'm taking out the headphones ...
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How can I make earphones with full inline controls work with VLC/Spotify?

I have a set of earphones with full inline controls (mic, play/pause, vol up/down) but they only seem to work with iTunes (and I'm not sure the mic works at all). How can I make them work with VLC/...
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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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How to use Bose QC25 headset (speaker + mic) with MacBook Pro Retina combo jack

I recently got a pair of Bose QC 25 (Quiet Comfort 25) noise cancelling headphones. These are connected via a 4-Pin (TRRS) connector which carries both sounds as well as the inline microphone. I can ...