Questions tagged [audio]

The audio tag is used for questions involving speakers, microphones, connections between them and computers, and applications for dealing with it.

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How to disable sidetone (voice feedback) on USB headset on macOS Catalina?

I have a Plantronics C5220 USB-C headset and when I use it on Skype I can hear myself in the headset speakers, that's what they call "sidetone" (or voice feedback). Apparently there is a native ...
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Can an iPhone 4S take microphone through audio jack?

I can play audio of an iPhone 4S through the 3.5mm audio jack to headphones. I would like to use it with a headset that includes a microphone for making phone calls or recording audio. I'm not sure if ...
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Is there any way to tell my iPhone to use a different mic than my AirPods?

I use my AirPods for streaming on YouTube. I don’t own a computer only an iPad and iphone. A friend bought me a usb mic not thinking that I don’t own a computer. So I bought a usb to lightning adapter....
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Audio volume jumps to ~98% with Bluetooth headphones connected

This has been happening for about a month. I’ve been trying to figure out the cause, but can’t figure out steps to make it happen. This is on an iPhone 11 Pro Max 13.3.1 (not sure if it started on ...
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Audio echoes for a few seconds

Every so often, sometimes once a day, sometimes two or three times in ten minutes, my audio will reverb at 100% for about 3 seconds. It's very random, with no clues it's about to happen. This has ...
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Mac - Output different audio streams to two separate devices

On MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6, I want to output two separate Chrome browser tab applications to two separate devices from my single macbook pro. 1) Chrome tab 1: browser game --> outputs to headphones ...
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iphone 5 hangs when connected to MBP as an Audio Input Device

Connecting my iphone 5C to my MBP 17 early 2011, macOS HighSerra 10.13.6, with a Lightning cable to USB, opening Audio MIDI Setup I can see the device. The moment I enabled it, it hangs with a ...
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AirPods Pro lag/delay using iMac

I have a slight delay in audio when using my AirPods Pro with my iMac mid 2015. Does someone know how to fix this issue?
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Bluetooth Speaker Silences All Audio on Pause

I've been using a UE Boom 2 speaker with my Macbook running High Sierra, and I've noticed that if I have one YouTube video running, and then I open a second YT video and pause that one, then the audio ...
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How to debug commands coming from headphones connected via the Headphone jack

I am trying to debug an old LG headphone kit( the little piece in the middle that plugs into your phone at one end and the other it has a built in Headphone jack that you can plug anything headphones ...
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Set audio priority of web browsers [duplicate]

Note: if my question is lacking something to be on-site, please say it in the comments so I can change it. Thank You. If several web browser (i.e. Safari, Firefox and Chrome) are open at the same ...
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Alex TTS voice is automatically deleted

I'm using the TTS voices for some of my app. Sometimes I download new voices to check how they sound to probably move to them later. I heard that Alex voice is one of the best free voices on iOS, so I ...
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No sound through USB-C to HDMI adaptor on MacBook Air 2019

MacBook Air, Retina, 13-inch, 2019 Running Catalina 10.15.2 Using USB-C to HDMI adaptors, MacBook Air sound preference center cannot recognize the device it is plugged to (HDMI cable connects the ...
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Use Screencapture command to record screen — How to get the audio source id?

I want to write a scheduled script to use the screencapture command to record the screen automatically in the background, just like this: $ screencapture -v -V 60 output.mov -A xxxx 'xxxx' is the id ...
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2017 Macbook Pro volume is too low

My cat walked on my keyboard/mouse/touchbar and now my volume is too low. It happens with both headphones and using the internal speakers. I've looked at Audio/Midi settings and everything seems okay ...
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Why is Audacity 2.3.X not recording audio input on macOS Catalina, plus workaround

Audacity has stated that they do not support macOS Catalina, 10.15.X. Given the permissions and app sandboxing schemes have changed for the latest version of macOS, simply starting Audacity will not ...
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MacBook Pro Speakers loss of bass (sound blown)

A few months ago my right speaker on my 15" 2016 MacBook Pro made a crackling/pulsing sound just after opening. Since then this speakers plays audio very quietly and with no low end whatsoever, ...
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Mac OS: Bluetooth headphones lose sound but not connection

When I connect a bluetooth headset (I have this with several headsets) it connects fine and sound goes over the headset. But after a certain time (sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes half a minute) the ...
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Using Siri on macOS through bluetooth audio device will break sound balance

It’s a bit complicated but something like this keeps on happening on my MBP: Play music with the Music.app on macOS through any bluetooth audio device that has a microphone (AirPods, speakers, etc) ...
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Select HomePod sound output from Terminal

I'm trying to create a script that will switch my Mac Pro's sound output to my HomePod. I've installed SwitchAudioSource and I can only 'see' the HomePod when it's currently selected as the output. ...
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No sound through HDMI with Mac Mini Connected to Projection TV

This is similar to this unanswered question and to this question, but it uses different hardware and can't be solved in the same way as that 2nd question is solved. The bottom line is that I get ...
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Custom Shortcut on Mac Doesn't Play Sound

I've been playing around with custom keyboard shortcuts on my Mac, and I've constructed one using Automator that is supposed to pick and play a sound from a small folder. This was achieved using an ...
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How to tell the mode (Transparency, noise cancellation or none) of airpod pro when it connects to the Apple TV?

I can connect the audio of my AppleTV to my Airpod Pro. However there is no obvious which mode the Airpod Pro are in from the Apple TV user interface. I tried to use Siri to find it out, but it only ...
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How to find an iPhone when using AirPods and Siri?

When I ask Siri “where’s my iPhone” it answer in my AirPods instead of making noise on the iPhone. Any workaround there to get iPhone to speak up ?
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QEMU MacOS host Linux quest audio

I installed qemu via brew. Successfully installed ubuntu 18.04 desktop as a qemu guest. Following is the start up command: qemu-system-x86_64 \ ...
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Macbook pro 13 - Sound comes from speakers instead of headphones

Recently there appeared an issue when I plug my headphones into 3.5 output, the sound does not come from headphones instead it comes from the internal speakers. The strangest thing is that Mac ...
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Transparency of LC-AAC at 500kb/s bitrate (stereo file)

I'm recently exploring audio formats, and I found that when encoding to aac at 500kb/s, it's much smaller than lossless formats like flac or alac (which is expected), but audiochecker said that it's ...
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Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones spontaneously disconnecting only from MacBook

Sorry if this isn't the appropriate forum to ask this question. I have Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones that I've been using seamlessly for years with my iPhone X (iOS 13.1), iPad Pro 10-inch (...
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Can't record audio from scheduled jobs

I wrote a bash script which records an audio file of a set length from my internal microphone. The script works great, either using ffmpeg or sox to do the recording. I used to be able to ...
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Why would iOS not be able to play audio of video VLC converted WMV to MP4?

I have a video on my computer that was originally produced into wmv. I used VLC to convert it to mp4. I used both the "H.264+MP3 (MP4)" and the "Video for iPod HD" options. The audio clearly plays on ...
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Play sound from phone through MacBook speakers without Audio-In port?

I want to play the sound coming from my Android phone through my MacBook speakers, but it does not have a dedicated Audio-In/Microphone port. I have a normal AUX cable, but connecting to the normal ...
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External Headphones keeps switching on and off after Catalina

After I upgraded my computer (Macbook Pro from 2018) I'm having weird issues with my external output. After some time with the computer on the OS starts to switch between output devices like I'm ...
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Seeking XStreamRipper Alternative

I'm looking for an audio stream capturing tool that will automatically split incoming audio into individually tagged files. It was very easy to drag a streaming link from iTunes (stored in its "...
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How to test what my audio output latency is on MacBook?

I am trying right now to test my auditory reaction time using a script I wrote at the command line (using the classic echo -ne '\007' beep). I am getting reaction times always greater than 340 ms. ...
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Pair two Bluetooth 5 headphones on iPhone/iPad?

In iOS 13 it’s now possible to use an “audio sharing” feature with a second set of AirPods. But I think I’ve also heard, vaguely, that it’s possible to connect TWO headphones to an iPhone or iPad via ...
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How to play audio in Safe Boot?

I am having an issue recently which causes my MacBook Pro 2015, 15", to spontaneously (and randomly?) shut down. These shut downs do not happen in Recovery Mode or Safe Boot. Temporarily, before I ...
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audio clip bounds not remaining fixed when clip is moved

I had a clip which I detached the audio from. I then trimmed the audio clip, and tried to copy and paste it so I would have two identical clips of the audio one right after the other. However, the ...
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QuickTime Player 10 doubles track duration

My copy of QuickTime (10.5) on Mojave (10.14.6) is duplicating the duration of (some) tracks I open with it. It isn't modifying the files themselves; it's just the track window that displays twice the ...
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How to use Apple earbuds with PC laptop?

I'd like to be able use my wired iPhone earbuds with my PC laptop. My laptop has the standard 3.5 mm audio jack. So from what I can tell, I need a female lighting to a male 3.5mm adapter. So the ...
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How can I force the audio to ALWAYS go to my Homepod, unless my bluetooth headphones are turned on?

I have some BlueTooth headphones that I have on most of the time I'm at my desk. However, sometimes I like watching something and throwing the audio to my HomePod. It works for what I need; however, ...
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Correct settings to record computer audio with Garageband, internal mic and ishowYouAudio

I have the following aggregate device to record audio on the computer however I am sometimes getting some very bad feedback buzzing noise can be heard in this podcast episode. https://cafe....
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How to use dual speakers in macOS

I am using macOS Catalina; there are 2 LG UltraFine displays with speakers in them. I can use one or the other fine, but it would be nice if I could use both speakers at the same time. I tried making ...
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Headphone Jack, red light

Had this issue for a few years now, but finally fed up with it. I was changing the ram on my mid-2012 13" MBP but forgot to unplug the battery, then my headphone jack glowed red and stopped ...
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I want to play audio from my Mac over WiFi speakers without having to install a bunch of apps

I'm probably overthinking this but here goes. Seems like all of the WiFi speakers I see for sale are pushing bundles of apps. Screw that. I want a 'dumb' set of wireless speakers. I don't want "smart ...
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What bluetooth audio codec does iOS use for Airpods?

I recently bought the ToothFairy App and noticed that it has an option to enforce the AAC codec. The difference in sound quality is remarkable. How can I tell which is being used between iOS and ...
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Brightness and volume controls delayed when using internal speakers

This is clearly related to Delay when using the volume buttons, but that was about a wireless keyboard and many generations of macOS ago. Problem: When Internal Speakers are selected in the control ...
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Audio/Sound Not Working

So a while back, I was using my computer to listen to music when suddenly a loud scratching noise came from the speakers. My sound worked after that but scratching still came occasionally. However, ...
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My Mac Switches Audio Output From Bluetooth Headphones to Internal Speakers

I was watching some youtube videos on my mac (macOS Catalina, MacBook Air, 13-inch, Mid 2012) with my paired Bluetooth headphones. Randomly, about 15 minutes in the audio output just switched to the ...
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Stop Macbook from making sound when plugged in to charge

I have a Macbook Air and whenever I plug in the USB-C cable to charge, it makes a notification chirp to indicate it's charging. The problem is that this sound comes out audibly, even when headphones ...
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AirPods Pro: clogged ears (Airplane Ear or Eardrum Suck effect) with noise cancellation turned on

I have recently bought a pair of AirPods Pro and noticed a strange effect. It is difficult to explain, but it feels like a bit softer clogged ears (Airplane Ear) effect. The same like in the airplane ...

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