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The microphone and speakers on Apple laptops are located in the lower case, not in the display. What you are noticing are the permanent magnets installed in the display to keep the lid closed without a mechanical latch.


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If you look in your headphones jack, is there a red light on? If yes, then you have Digital Out on, and this messes with the speaker configuration. There is a thread here, which has some possible fixes. Update Taking a toothpick and fiddling around inside the jack has solved the problem for some, you should try this. (Don't break the toothpick inside :) ) ...


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Loudspeakers use permanent magnets, unaffected by electricity. If you pass an alternating current through a coil of wire, it will induce a magnetic field in the coil. If you put 2 magnets in close proximity, opposite poles will attract, similar poles will repel. Conversely, if you move a coil of wire near to a magnet, it will generate electricity. This is ...


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Did you check the settings in the app "Audio MIDI Setup"? It's in /Applications/Utilities. Sometimes the settings there can get out of whack.


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Sometimes changing the sound output from your system preferences > sound panel will reinitialize the connection to your hardware. If you only have one output device available, try installing soundflower, just to have a second output in your list that you can cycle through. an image is here: http://i.stack.imgur.com/h8GfV.jpg Also: setting things back up ...


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Try the Boom system-wide volume booster tool. While it's not free, it is cheap: $6.99. See reviews here, here, and here. Below is the description from the product page, and a screenshot: Boom is a simple volume booster and system-wide equalizer that lets you boost the volume of your Mac and your music files. Using Boom is simple. You know the ...


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Pretty sure it can't be done with the built-in headphone jack. What you could try is getting a USB soundcard (one example, but there are lots out there for $20 or so) to plug your headphones into. That should give you two options in the sound preferences. PS, if you option-click the speaker icon in the menu bar, you get a quicker way to swap inputs/outputs ...


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When a USB device is hot-plugged while VMware is running, I often see a dialog from the VM instance asking if the device should be attached to the VM or to the host OS. It's quite easy to miss this dialog if you have other applications running or if the VM is in a separate workspace. And until the dialog gets its answer, the device isn't attached to either ...


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Output statistics such are usually reported as Watts. This sounds like what you are looking for. This is, unfortunately, a totally worthless data point, and the reasons why are beyond the scope of an answer on this forum. Your best bet for measuring output, such as decibels/watt/meter, is an SPL (sound pressure level) meter. This would give you the best data ...


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Gently pluginng the headphones in and out of the jack solved the issue.


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According to Wikipedia: The AirTunes part of the AirPlay protocol stack uses UDP for streaming audio and is based on the RTSP network control protocol.[12] The streams are encrypted with AES, requiring the receiver to have access to the appropriate private key to decrypt the streams.[13] The AirPort Express' streaming media capabilities use ...


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You generally shouldn't bring any electronics into an area with that much water vapor on a regular basis unless they are labeled for such use. If you search for waterproof speakers on Amazon you'll find many affordable options, including several that are designed specifically for iPods.


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There are several bluetooth solutions, that should be useful: Phone Amego ($29) - This should do the trick. Works and has interesting features. I recommend it. BluePhoneElite 2 - No longer developed and supported. I see almost everything vanished, but I think you should be able to locate a working copy somehow. Edit: As of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS8 ...


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It might think that you have connected an optical cable (is the port glowing red?) or that you are sending the sound through HDMI instead. If it's the former, try connecting your speaker/headphone cable and wiggle it a little. If it's the latter, check the sound settings in System preferences.


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If your stereo does not register that it supports the A2DP profile, then it likely will also not handle A2DP communication. It is not as simple as finding an app that will "fix the problem", because the problem is likely that your Stereo does not support audio playback. The level of difference between A2DP for audio playback and HSP for maintaining calls is ...


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No - the iPhone will only send audio to one of the two, with the physical speaker it is attached to being the preference. You could possibly have the physical speaker output sound and send it to the Bose wireless but that's the only thing I can think of.


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Samething here, I plugged in my headphones and jiggled them a little bit while inside and then pulled them out halfway. Once I did that I could see the volume slider appear and the volume could be adjusted up and down. I pulled them out all the way and they volume went grey again. Pushed the headphones back in and then pulled them out and now everything ...


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I had this problem and solved it by plugging in (and then unplugging) my iPod headphones.


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Audio MIDI Setup to the rescue! Open Audio MIDI Setup which is located in Applications > Utilities. Click the + icon in the bottom-left hand side and choose Create Multi-Output Device. When the multi-output device is selected, click the Built-In Output, and the Cinema Display's output audio devices. After this is done, open System Preferences and ...


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Balancing changes the volume of both speakers at the same time. Since it only changes the volume, there is not manipulation of the stereo effect (sound shifting). For example: If you play a track that plays on the left speaker and then shift the balance to the very right - you will not hear anything. If you play a stereo track, you will only hear the right ...


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Try quitting CoreAudio from activity monitor, forcing it to relaunch itself.


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No you can't. And as far as I can tell (searching the App Store) there are no apps that can help you. Even if there was one you wouldn't be able to open the audio file in Mail without using QuickTime, and that will always lead to the audio file playing through speaker. Best you can do is have a pair of headphones with you and hope something changes in ...


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Yep this is a new feature included in OS X Yosemite which will be public in Fall 2014.


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It might be worth sniffing the air with something like Kismac http://kismac-ng.org/ so see what is going on with the SSID you are trying to connect to, and also see what the speakers think they are doing.


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You can solve this problem physically with an extension cable. Check the tip of the extension cable (the male end) for the number of rings. If it only has 2, it is only recognized as a pair of headphones. The third ring carries microphone audio which you'll see on the end of the headset cable.


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Press the Alt key while pressing the sound icon in your menubar. From here, you can select the microphone and output devices separately. You can also do this from the "Sound" setting in System Preferences.


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Are you using headphones with your MBP? This thing happens when you take the phones out? Just plug them back make the sound go up and down gently pressing F11 or F12 (a few keystrokes). Unplug it and keep pressing the F11 or F12 keys until you hear it...


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Samsung has announced some products that support both. Have a look at the high-end Samsung Audio Dock DA-E750, and the (only) a bit cheaper DA-E670. I have never listened to the Samsung speakers, but I do find them a bit expensive compared to the already 'premium' price of the B&W Zeppelin Air for example, which still has a better reputation regarding ...


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Airport Express + Waterproof speakers (mounted). Use AirPlay to play from your iOS device or Mac (iTunes). That way you can keep your Mac out of the bathroom if you want to play from iTunes.


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The pins in the 3.5mm jack probably got stuck and gently reseating them should have resolved it for good.



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