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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Headphone volume low

This just started happening recently. When I plug my headphones in, I get full high fidelity volume for a fraction of a second and then it becomes significantly muted. I've checked "Sound" in ...
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Microphone & Headphones combo port does not work on Win 8 Bootcamp on MBP Retina 15"

I have a macbook pro retina 15in and I have windows 8 installed via bootcamp. I have bootcamp v5 drivers installed in windows 8 and everything works well except my external headset mic. It is a Dr ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Music plays when I pause an audiobook

When I am listening to an audiobook (on iPhone 5c) with headphones, I'll press Pause and instead of pausing the book it starts playing the music I have stored on the phone. If I hit Pause again, it ...
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No output from MacBook Pro audio jack (input OK)

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) and I've tried just about everything I can think of to fix this. The problem is that I can't hear anything out of my headphone jack. I can set it to input ...
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Audio MIDI Setup: have a default configuration for a headset

I have a Logitech G430 USB headset and, every time I plug it in, the Thru checkbox at the Input tab is enabled, which means I hear myself through the speakers: Is there any way I can configure my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Iphone headphones volume very low on certain apps

I have the new in ear headphones from apple. I don't know if it's fault of the headphones, but the volume for certain apps, especially calling, and podcast, is very low! I mean when I'm driving the ...
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How do I prevent my Bluetooth headphones from dropping audio on OS X?

I have a pair of Beats Studio Wireless headphones. They work great most of the time. However, sometimes, they will start to skip and drop in and out (as if I were plugging and unplugging an audio ...
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Is there a way to keep bluetooth headphone from going into power-saving mode?

I have a number of bluetooth headphones, and when they are connected to OSX, I notice some annoying phenomena. That phenomena is, when I do not play audio, the bluetooth headphones will quickly go ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 it possible to swap the left and right audio channels on an iPhone?

On iPhone is it possible to make the right audio channel play through my left headhpone, and vice versa? If it can't be done directly through the iPhone Settings, can it be done with a third-party ...
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Output sound settings and preferences not saved

So, I have a JBL Flip 2 speakers that I connect to my MacBook Pro by bluetooth. The connection is ok. No problem with the bluetooth. But the problem which annoying me is : Mac doesn't remember my ...
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Why does my MacBook only connect to bluetooth headset when it's just been turned on?

I run 10.10.4 on an Macbook Pro 9,2. When my bluetooth headphones are on and I try to connect with them, nothing happens. I then need to turn off the headphones and turn them on again, at which point ...
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Disabling music autoplay with headphones

For some people, the fact that you get music when you plug in headphones is great - but for me it's not. Not at all. I use my iPhone to listen to audiobooks using the Overdrive app. Before iOS9, if I ...
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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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Macbook Air 2012 Windows 7 bootcamp bluetooth headphone or speaker not working

I've been trying to connect Bluetooth headphone or speaker to my MBA 2012 Windows 7 bootcamp with no luck. It connected to the computer all right, but my headphone is not shown in the playback devices....
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Is there a DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) in the iPhone Lightning Dock?

I'm wondering if there's a DAC in the dock because the first sound loudness level is noticeable higher than the first level from iPhone 6+ when the iPhone is mount on the dock. I suppose if there's a ...
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iMac with USB Headset: Sound Output suddenly turned off when under high load

I own an iMac late 2014 with OSX 10.10.5 and I usually use an USB headset for both in- and output. Now when the iMac is under heavier pressure for a longer time (the fan is pretty loud), the output ...
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Ipad: Wired and Bluetooth headset at the same time

During my last plane flight I tried to connect my Bluetooth earbuds with my iPad and use wired earbuds at the same time. This seems to be impossible as both are different output sources and I was ...
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Apple headset not working in PC with Windows 10

When I plug my Apple headset into my computer, it makes some very weird sounds. I've tried with two different headsets; both iPhone 4 headset and iPhone 5 headset. It only makes the sounds when I'm ...
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Earbuds + MacBook Pro play audio from left speaker only

I have a pair of earbuds (the sort that came with the fifth-generation iPod Touch when it was originally released) and a 2013 13" MacBook Pro which have a problem together. When I plug the earbuds ...
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Macbook air no sound in headphone

When I plug in headphones, I see Headphone listed as output device. Checked MIDI setup as well, it is not muted. I have tried resetting PRAM and SMC. Still no sound. Please let me know how if there is ...
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Volume control and mic stops working on MBP

I have a 2015 13" MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz if it matters). When I plug in a pair of Apple Earpods, the volume control and mic on the headphones work for a little while and then eventually quit working. ...