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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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BT Headphones don't connect to MacBook Pro

My NuForce BE6 Bluetooth headphones easily pair up with my iPhone (6s). But my MacBook Pro Bluetooth device setup doesn't find them. Specs: OSX 10.11.3 Apple Bluetooth-Softwareversion: 4.4.3f4 16616
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My new Sennheiser G4ME ZERO headset won't send audio to my Mac

I just recently purchases a Sennheiser G4ME Zero to replace my Steel Series Siberia V3. The Siberia's microphone worked just fine along with the audio. When I plugged my G4ME Zero in the audio output ...
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I want iPhone 5s to always ring..even when head is left active

Is there any way to make the phone ring when the headset is left on? My husband will take the earpiece out of his ear but leave it active. When a call comes in it rings in the earpiece and not through ...
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No sound (speakers/jack) + microphone's dead after spilling water

Hello there kind people. Sadly, yesterday I've spilled some water on my MacBook Pro (El capitan). Before you yell at me - it was closed, turned off and it wasn't a lot of water, the laptop was wet ...
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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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Can an Iphone connect different audio streams to headphone jack and bluetooth at the same time?

Is there a way to route different audio streams to different connections? I want to connect my Iphone 5's headphone jack to my car's audio to listen to music. I would then like to have the phone ...
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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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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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Very low audio output to headphones on Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch

I get great sound output to an external speaker with my Macbook Pro, however, when I output to headphones the sound diminishes greatly. I have reset PRAM and the sound volume output improves, but ...
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Game audio is tied to the ringer switch. Is this a bug or a feature?

I've got an iPhone 6 running the latest iOS 9.2.1 public beta, although the following behavior has been happening to me for a few iOS updates now. I'm wondering if it's a beta bug that should be ...
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Why Do My Apple In-Ear HeadPhones Crackle on the Higher Notes?

I just got a pair of the Apple In-Ear HeadPhones for Christmas, and have been really impressed by their sound quality thus far. However, today while using the HeadPhones I noticed that they have ...
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iTunes keeps opening on its own

I'm using OS X 10.10 and my iTunes (version 12.1.2.x) keeps opening. the only behavior pattern I could observe seemed really bizarre - It would open when I would click in my Firefox window. I retested ...
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My headphones stopped working on my macbook air

My headphones on my Macbook Air just stopped working! Like they are "stuck on mute". I take them out, no red light on the jack, and they work perfectly. But once I plug my Headphones in, the volume ...
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Mic and Headphone jack into one?

I recently bought a new headphones, which have two jacks; One for microphone and one for headphones. My Macbook Air only has one "hole", which is for the entire headset. I bought a reduction. The ...
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Samsung Earphone for iPad mini4

I am having iPad mini 4 . As everyone knows that it comes without earphone. Can I use my Samsung S5 earphone for the iPad? Please suggest me either I have to purchage only Apple earphone only? Thanks ...
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Headphone mic not detected

I recently got a headset with two jacks, one for the headphones and one for the mic. My MacBook Pro only has 1 audio port, but I rarely use my mic and headset together. However, if I plug in either ...
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Is there a way to make Siri listen properly?

When writing a message using Siri, the software will stop listening for the message at the slightest pause. For example: Me: Send a message to John Siri: Okay, what would you like it to say? ...
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no sound coming from external speakers, that are plugged into jack on my macbook pro

haven't touched any settings, or downloaded any new software. I just started up my computer and the headphones jack that power my external speakers aren't working?! I get no sound at all. Yet, when I ...
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iPhone 5 sound not playing through headphones

I have tried multiple working pairs of headphones (tested on other devices) and the iPhone doesn't play any sound through headphones.
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Do Powerbeats2 Use Bluetooth LE (4.0)?

Yesterday I bought Powerbeats2 wireless in-ear headphones at Best Buy. I am wondering if they use Bluetooth LE or older Bluetooth technology, such as Bluetooth 2.1. I've looked on Apple's website ...
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EarPods pause/play when moving

I have encountered a strange behavior twice already, with two separate EarPods headsets. After about a year of using the headset, the cable near the jack gets slightly worn out and it causes really ...
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Is it safe to listen to Apple earpods at 75% volume?

The sensitivity is listed at 109 DB, so I guess 75% volume is about 82 DB, which is pretty safe.