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Here is the visual comparison of the plugs. As you can see any headset will work BUT !! In case of non apple (or if it does not have the plug type as shown) you will be missing the Microphone function. The standard 3.5mm headphones use the configuration of TRS- Tip, Ring, Sleeve. The pinout for these connections is: Left Audio, Right Audio, Ground. ...


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For ordinary earbuds like the Apple stock product I repeatedly fold the cable in half until I have just enough length to tie the bundle into a loose overhand knot. (Sounds like heresy, but I learned this technique for storing cables from a "big time" touring concert sound company.) Been practicing it with all sorts of cables for better than twenty years ...


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Any headphone with a 3.5mm jack will work. But be careful about the remote controls. If it doesn't specificaly says compatible with iPhone/iPod, it may not work with your iPhone. As long as you just care about listening to sound on the headphones, as long as the tip is undamaged and standard, you won't harm the iPhone using any headphones.


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The best set of earphones might depend upon your preferences, your goals, your budget, and other consideration, so let me focus on giving you some background and explaining how you can educate yourself and make an informed decision. If what you care about is sound quality, I recommend taking a look at Head-Fi.org and Hydrogenaudio forums. You can read ...


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There seems to be a bug whereby if the headphones are plugged in when the MBP is put to sleep and are not present when it is rewakened, the headphones stop being recognized. The solution is to: Unplug the headphones Put the MBP back to sleep (close the lid; without an external display hooked up) Plug the headphones back in Wake the MBP by opening the lid. ...


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Oddly, not wrapping the cords is the simplest strategy, just crunch it up and throw it in your pocket. The more grippy cord will avoid tying knots as long as you don't go to the trouble to wind things up. If you prefer to wind, then fold in half, twist once, fold and twist one more time. I find this to stay put when in the pocket and you can get things ...


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Wrap them around something, even if it's just an inch of card. You can get nice cable tidy key rings that are really good for this, but a piece of card with 2 slits will do the same job:


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When you insert the headphone into the socket, it makes connections internally against a number of poles which connect to the different rings on the jack end (left audio, right, mic, ground, data etc..). These are essentially tiny spring loaded contacts which the jack must push aside when inserting, that then rely on sprung pressure to maintain a permanent ...


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I have this problem happen occasionally with many of my audio "gadgets". I generally follow troubleshooting steps in this order and have always gotten it working again. Step one is plugging/un-plugging headphones. This almost always corrects it (but apparently it has not in your case). Step two is power-cycling the device. For an iPhone, I would ...


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I couldn't find the specific details for the new MacBook Pro Retina machine, but these specs are pretty universal across the whole MBP lineup and should help you match a pair of headphones: Line/Headphone Output The line/headphone output is automatically selected for audio output if no external device is detected at the S/PDIF optical digital output ...


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Huh! So I asked an Apple representative, but they didn't know. I also asked Sennheiser and they finally got back to me. Apparently the i300 are exclusive to Apple (as I suspected), and although they look very similar to the MM70i, they're apparently closer in sound performance to the cheaper MM30i. So basically, the Apple exclusive Sennheiser i300 are ...


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If you see red glowing light coming from it try the toothpick approach: take a toothpick and poke around in the jack until light turns off.


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I found out it was volume setting problem, that could be changed in "Audio MIDI setup" Plug in the headphones (if there is problem with headphones - if problem exists when using internal speakers, don't plug headphones) Find in Spotlight "Audio MIDI setup" app: And open app : Make sure that channel 1 and 2 have THE SAME volume set up. Set every ...


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Tough to know for certain, but my money is on an impedance mismatch between the output of the Macbook and your new headset. Or, perhaps more accurately stated, excessively sensitive (low impedance) headphones are revealing flaws in the MacBook audio output circuit. Care to share the model of headphones you're now using? My guess is it's a low-impedance ...


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Do you have an original (aluminum backed) iPhone? If so then yes, unfortunately Apple recessed the headphone jack and you do need an extender. If you have an iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4, then you shouldn't need to, as the headphone jack is flush with the device.


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Yes, but it only works on Unibody Macs. You can also use the volume and play/pause controls.


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Not at all - you should presume the opposite - that all wireless and bluetooth headsets will not work with AirPlay on a Mac or iOS device. AirPlay requires an Apple certified device (you can't just have any old software become an AirPlay destination) and AirPlay goes over a TCP/IP network and generally uses broadcast packets so it won't find speakers on a ...


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This happened to me yesterday. I tried three different headphones. Go to System Preferences > Sound > Output. Plug your headphones in if you haven't yet. Look at the bottom where it says Output Volume and un-check the mute button.


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Every Mac with two headphone sized jacks has one for in and one for out as the hardware is specialized for one direction. You don't need to repair the computer to remedy this if you are OK with an external DAC such as the Griffin iMic. The Mid 2009 MBP have identical physical connectors soldered on to the logic board, so even if the jack parts themselves ...


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The short nub of the L shaped jack should work nicely to avoid a large lever sticking out of your headphone jack. I actually prefer a different approach to this problem of leverage - a flexible and much shorter adapter that bends like a tree in the wind rather than breaking as a rigid lever must do. The Monster iCablelink adapter is high quality and very ...


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You will need the same type of headset that you use with an iPhone. It will have one 3.5mm plug that carries both the stereo audio and mic input (aka a TRRS plug). Some examples are apple's own EarPods, Sennheiser's PX 200-II i's, and any other iPhone headset.


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I had this same problem with my MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2009) running OS 10.6.8. Somewhere on the internet I found the answer. After plugging in the headphones and looking at the System Preferences/Sound, you may not see (in theis model) the option for Headphones, only for Internal Speaker. (Of course, you must first check that the audio port is selected for ...


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Yes, they are called 3.5mm 4 pin splitter, they separate a 4pin 3.5mm jack in 2 standard 3.5mm jack (1 for headphones, 1 for mic) as this one: Startech.com 3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm Headset Splitter Adapter - M/F you can read the comments, there are also some mac users that bought this splitter.


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This is the number one foreign object I've seen stuck in iPod / iOS headphone jacks and just like getting coins and business cards and CD's out of a stuck optical drive slot, your best bet is to get it in the hands of a trained technician to remove. Now, if you can't get to a technician you trust, you'll have to use some ingenuity to decide if you are able ...


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The Bluetooth profile necessary for stereo audio, A2DP, is supported by OS X since version 10.5 (aka “Leopard”). As you use 10.4 (aka “Tiger”), the answer to the first part of your question is: Bluetooth audio only works in 64 kbit/s mono quality via the headset profile in 10.4. Probably not what you want for music listening, even if the headphones support ...


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I had the same issue. I went into settings, music, EQ and adjusted the Loudness setting. It is now softer / not as loud sounding.


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On new Macbook Pros, there is no microphone input. What you have is a line-level input. Microphones that do not have integrated power and amplification (all cheap computer microphones/handsets) will not work when connected to the line-level input. The connectors are exactly the same, but on the line input there is stereo input and ground, and on the ...



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