My first Bluetooth headphones ever (Amazon) just arrived today, and they work great on tests in YouTube and QuickTime, but for some reason, when I moved files to the Trash (and out again via Undo), the sound effects played at full volume out of the computer's built-in speakers. I've replicated this several times, and the issue persists even after relaunching Finder. As I was writing this, the "new email" notification sound just played out of the computer's speakers too! How can I fix this?

I'm on an early 2011 13" MBP with an upgraded AirPort card to support Bluetooth LE (gotten for Continuity support), running OS X 10.10.2.

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Make sure You have the right output set in Preferences -> Sound -> Sound Effects

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  • YES!!! I had no idea that was a separate setting! Thank you!
    – user24601
    Feb 23, 2015 at 22:25

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