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The problem here lies in the fact that there are "Apple" compatible headsets and "Android" compatible ones. The reason is because of the TRRS (tip, ring, ring, sleeve) connector at the end of your headset. See the photos below: If you notice, the Mic and Ground connectors are swapped. While your microphone works because microphones don't care about ...


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Turn down the alert volume System Preferences---> Sound---> Sound Effects This should mute the "bonk" sound you get when you do the things you mentioned I am on 10.10.5. I hope the setting haven't changed.


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You would need an adapter to make that mic work with an iPhone. Such as this one.


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Have experienced the same issue when playing music over bluetooth from an iPhone. However with the Plantronics Backbeat Pro headphones I've found that the "OpenMic" function can be used to reduce the headphone volume to a certain extent: The microphone button on the base of the right earphone turns on "OpenMic" which reduces the music volume in order to ...


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Based on this statement in your question: The (bad) solution was plugging in my headset directly to the build in 3.5mm port. This tells me you didn't have good results going directly from headset to iMac audio plug. Directly plugged in headset sound far worse then over the previous setup. According to my friends, which here me everyday via ...


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You may be able to configure a bluetooth headset only as a microphone, but Rosetta Stone would refuse to recognize that microphone. a USB or an analog microphone is a must. It will NOT accept a bluetooth microphone but will accept the speaker part of the bluetooth headset. I tried to get the microphone to work with Rosetta Stone but no go. Here's the link as ...


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I've done it 4 different ways (from lowest to highest cost). Sound quality is mostly dependent on the quality of the audio file on the iPhone and the quality of the stereo. The quality degradation due to any of these 4 connection mechanisms seems relatively low - unless you're an audiophile or Neill Young. ;-) Connect iPhone headphone output to stereo ...


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I'm on 10.10 and the Orban Loudness Meter no longer works properly (it's unreadable). Audio Hijack lets you set up three style of meters: Peak/RMS, VU meters, and menubar meters. You don't have to be recording. It costs $50 but will work for 10 minutes each session before inserting static into the audio.


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There is a command line program called caffeinate that will prevent the machine from sleeping, that is a free alternative to the available applications in the store. You can run it without any options and it will stay awake for as long as caffeinate is running, or you can specify a -t (timeout in seconds) that it will hold the machine awake for. There are ...


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I use a program called "NoSleep". It allows me to do exactly that - helps me download updates, for example, while I go home from work. You can get it from here: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep


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Restart the computer, select the output device you want, restart again, then look in System Preferences again to see if it saved as the setting you previously had.


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If you set the volume to the lowest, then set the volume limit to the lowest possible, you will find the volume bar will be at maximum again. Just drag it all the way down and the volume will be much lower. HTH!


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There are a few things that could have happened to your headphone jack. You may have a stuck headphone port switch, in which case you'll need to try to pop it out using one of these methods: Insert and remove your headphone plug a few times to reset the switch Blow compressed air into the headphone port to clean it out Gently insert a stick, like a ...


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For me, it was a stupid silica gel ball that fell out of a silica gel packet in my laptop case. The ball can be crushed (like glass) and removed in pieces if it's stuck in there. I was able to crush the ball with tweezers and blow the glass dust out.


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What you need is an audio loopback. Basically, what it does is it takes the output from one device and "loops it back" to the input of another device. You're in luck. There's an App that does that and coincidentally, it's called "Loopback." Macworld has a good article on it and apparently, it's rated quite high.


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Tracking down the correct forks of this semi-dead project was indeed tricky. I installed the Kernel Extension from here: https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower/releases I installed SoundFlowerBed from this fork: https://github.com/mLupine/SoundflowerBed/releases That puts an item in the menu that allows you to set SoundFlower (2ch) --> Built-In ...


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I had the same problem and I found that in System Preferences> Sound> Sound Effects: The "Alert volume" was set at zero. Adjusting it up solved my problem.


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Reboot your mac. thats all... really...


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A drop is a drop - 1 foot or 10 feet - you dropped it. More than likely, you broke something on the I/O Board This goes for around $70 on Amazon. I just purchased one to fix a friends 2012 MBA and it was super easy to fix. You just have to remove the back cover and one screw holds this board in place. It removes pretty easily.


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Here is the path to the volume.aiff if you want to change that too /System/Library/LoginPlugins/BezelServices.loginPlugin/Contents/Resources


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I just found the free app Bongiovi DPS. It is free and simple and has some great audio enhancements. http://bongiovidps.com/


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For me the problem application is Citrix GoToMeeting, which I have to use for work. I'm using a variation of @thetoolman's solution to lower the volume to 49 - 50 every second (no cron job, I just start this whenever I have a meeting): while true ; do while (( `osascript -e "input volume of (get volume settings)"` > 50 )); do osascript -e ...



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