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Use internal speakers with others plugged in

I have a set of surround speakers, connected to my iMac through the headphone jack. I use a switch to control what goes to the speaker set (iMac, iPod, or MacBook/aux). So that I don't have to be ...
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Why are my Macbook's internal speakers not available?

My Macbook (the unibody aluminum version) has lost its internal speakers. When I open System Preferences -> Sound -> Output, all I see is "Digital Out". If I plug in a pair of headphones, this ...
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Why is the speaker next to the camera magnetized when my laptop is off?

I'm on a mid 2010 15 inch mbp. I just noticed that, even after my computer has been off for a few days, coins are sticking to the back of the display - in the exact area of the speaker next to the ...
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Macbook Pro volume greyed out — no internal speakers available

The volume on my macbook pro has suddenly become greyed out. I haven't installed any updates or made any modifications to the computer, it just suddenly became greyed out after waking the macbook up ...
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Is it possible to route my iPhone calls through my MacBook Pro sound system?

I have external speakers and microphone hooked up to my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard and an iPhone 3Gs connected to it with a USB cord. Is it possible to route calls from the iPhone through the ...
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Can I configure my iPhone to play audio files through ear speaker instead of the bottom speaker?

My company utilizes a voicemail system which sends audio files as email attachments. These audio files playback via QuickTime in iOS which pushes the audio out via the phone's speaker. Which is great ...
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4answers
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Skype way too quiet. How to get louder Skype audio output on my MacBook Pro?

My girlfriend and I are getting really irritated with how quiet Skype is on my new MacBook Pro. Even with the volume turned up to the max, I can still barely hear her even with my air conditioning ...
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2answers
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What is the best way to listen to music in my shower/bathroom from iTunes?

I have all of my music catalogged in iTunes, and have no intentions of changing the software I use to listen to it. Therefore, I came here to gain some advice on the easiest/cheapest way to listen to ...
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Restarting speakers without rebooting?

My MacBook Pro internal speaker has crashed, as it does every few months. I'm sure a reboot will fix it, but wondering if there's any way I could restore the speaker without rebooting? (Setting things ...
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1answer
2k views

Do multiple AirPort Expresses keep iTunes audio synchronized?

I have family members planning a party for next month, and they're looking to get a single audio track/playlist streaming across the house. Their current solution is to pick up another AirPort Express ...
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4answers
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How to connect a Pioneer XW-SMA3 AirPlay speaker to WPA Personal wifi network?

I just bought a new Pioneer XW-SMA3 AirPlay speaker system but have so-far been unable to connect it to my home WiFi Network. The speakers come with an Ethernet port so I am able to connect it via ...
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2answers
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Can iPhone work with Bose dock and a Bluetooth speaker at the same time

I have a Bose docking station and was thinking of buying a wireless bluetooth Bose speaker as well for the living room If I play my iPhone on the docking station in the kitchen, will the blootooth ...
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Disabling sound output devices (e.g. Internal Speakers) in OS X

Since my Cinema Display is both connected through mDP and USB, I can (stupidly enough) both choose “LED Cinema Display” or “Display Audio”. Also, I never use the internal speakers since they sound ...
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2answers
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iPhone 4s volume bar disappearing

I have a iPhone 4s 64GB for 3 1/2 years now. A few weeks ago, my volume bar randomly wasn't showing up when I tried pressing the + or - button on the phone itself. Also, the volume bar was "grey ...
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2answers
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Can volume booster software (like Boom) damage MacBook Pro's internal speakers?

As you know, the sound volume of Mac laptops isn't too loud. I bought Boom, a volume-booster software for Macs, and after some months of using it for listening to music or viewing videos at loud ...
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1answer
781 views

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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2answers
5k views

Use multiple speakers to play 2 ch audio

My macbook pro has 2 built in speakers and a line-out for audio. Additionally, I have it connected to my cinema display wich also has 2 speakers. I want to know how to combine them to use all of ...
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1answer
2k views

Using Car Speaker As Music Player in iPhone

I have an ordinary bluetooth speaker. I connect to the device using bluetooth and when someone calls me I can hear my ringing tone through the car's stereo and hear the caller's voice through the ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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How can I play the sound from the audio in through my speakers?

I have got a Macbook Pro 15" that has both an audio in and out port. Now I would like to play the sound from an external device through the speakers of my Mac. How can I do that? I tried to just ...
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3answers
1k views

How can I use my Apple earbud mic with the internal speakers on my Macbook Air?

When I plug my iPhone headset into my Macbook Air, the operating system recognizes both the headphones and the microphone. As a "side-effect" it disables the internal speaker and microphone. Is there ...
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How do I set up different audio sounds over different speakers simultaneously?

so I have a MacBook Air 2013 running OS X El Capitan connected to an external monitor. I figured out how to play audio on both my macbook's and external monitor's speakers simultaneously. The bass and ...
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1answer
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Set iPhone volume to maximum when connecting to a Bluetooth speaker

Normally I like to keep my iPhone volume quite low, so that when audio plays, it isn't too loud at first. However, when I connect my iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker, I want the iPhone's volume to be ...
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0answers
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iPhone 4s speakers stopped working

During a FaceTime call I suddenly had no sound. It took me a while to realize it wasn't just on FaceTime, but no ringer, no music, no keyboard clicks. It does not say headset when I turn volume up ...
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1answer
295 views

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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2answers
325 views

Right speakers malfunction on MacBook Pro Retina

My laptop has this crackling sound on the right speakers no matter the volume. The noise is not heard with a headset. I noticed this after updating my software to the latest one.
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Why do I lose my USB speakers after reconnecting with VMWare Fusion 3 running?

Here's my setup: I have a set of Altec Lansing FX5051 speakers that I run through the USB port. I also run VMWare Fusion (sometimes in Unity mode, sometimes single window, I don't think it matters) ...
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How to get sound to both headphones and USB speakers?

I have a USB Speakers and I want to record the sound from WNYC Radio to listening to it offline on my iPhone. I'm able to alternate them, but not listening to both at the same time. Can anyone ...
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1answer
975 views

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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1answer
346 views

Recommended Bluetooth Receiver for Speakers?

I have normal speakers which can be connected via a 3.5mm jack. I want to use those speakers wirelessly with help of bluetooth, so is there any bluetooth receiver device for such type of speakers ?
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1answer
818 views

Mac mini built in speakers do not play all of sound

I've a rather odd issue I've noticed while playing this song on Youtube: When using the built-in speakers I only hear the background singing (a bit hard to describe: sometimes I hear almost nothing, ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 Sound no longer working

My audio is not working, I have searched online and tried many things: I have tried the following: killing the audio process via Terminal (sudo killall coreaudiod) inserting/removing headphones ...
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How wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data?

As I said in title? How a wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data from your device such as phone or PC? I have an bluetooth speaker and any sound from my phone is sent to that speaker - How they can ...
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Mac Speakers Malfunction [closed]

My speakers stopped working. All of the other sources say that I need to blow air into the headphone jack, or type sudo killall coreaudiod In my terminal window. I have not seen anyone put a ...
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1answer
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Using Mac as external audio amplifier, while routing its output to USB?

I've got a Yamaha mixing panel which accepts my Mac's audio output via USB. Great. Now I would like to pipe the output of the mix back to the Mac's input, and have its speakers play the sound. Is ...
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Audio output limiter for Mac? NOT volume control

I'm often victim to some loud sound playing on my computer all of a sudden when I have my volume level turned up already to watch a quiet video. I can't turn everything down to the level of the ...
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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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When plugging in a jack device, is there a way to tell the iPhone to shut its speakers or not to?

I'm working on a device that uses the iPhone jack for connectivity but doesn't have speakers. It seems that some external devices shut off iPhone's speakers when you plug them into the headphone jack, ...
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Filter out speaker output from microphone input - Macbook Pro

I just recieved my new Macbook Pro (2013 version) and I have one problem. I know most computers don't do this, but does anybody know of anyway I could stop my microphone (built into the Mac) from ...
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Can you play sound out of Macbook Pro & Apple Cinema Display Simultaneously [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get sound out of both iMac and attached Thunderbolt Display? I have a macbook pro 2009 model, and a 24' apple cinema display. When the USB is connected the audio ...
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My Mac randomly fails to play system alert sounds when connected to USB speakers

I use Logitech USB speakers with my computer. They are set as the default output device as well as the default alert output device. Just after boot, all works well. All audio plays perfectly. After ...
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Bluetooth speaker with selectable source and compatible with iPhone 4s

Both my wife and I have iPhone 4s' and we both listen to podcasts a lot. We like to stream them through a bluetooth speaker (portable). We are looking for a speaker that allows you to pair multiple ...
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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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1answer
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Anyone know of a DAB capable Airplay Speaker [closed]

Is there such a thing as a DAB capable AirPlay Speaker system currently available? I would want something good quality not just a cheap £60 thing with 10 watts power.
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How loud a noise can MacBook Air speakers produce?

I can find official documentation about how loud the operating noise on a MacBook Air is and information about the speakers but no official documentation about how loud the speakers can be. Is ...
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4answers
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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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1answer
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No Sound macbook pro

Im playing music through my mbp 15" speakers and i keep getting a glitch were the sound will wont start playing i click on the sound up key and i get this icon, after a while (10 seconds) it goes away ...
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Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

1) Is it possible to output the audio over a2dp to multiple speakers simultaneously? 2) Is it possible to change the audio output to A2DP speakers directly from iTunes or do I have to change the ...
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Just dropped my mac, speakers broke?

I have accidentally dropped my mac in a way that it damaged my internal speakers. They're not damaged severely, but they are impared. Basically, without headphones the right side of my MBA 11' ...
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1answer
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iPhone external speak with Bluetooth and AirPlay?

Most of the external speakers I've seen have either AirPlay [B&W Zeppelin] or Bluetooth [Bose Soundlink, Jawbone Big Jambox] but not both. Anyone know of an external speaker system that has both? ...