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Earphones come as standard with any iPod, iPad and iPhone. They are used to listen to audio on the device. Some are equiped with a remote and microphone which can be used to control the music app. The microphone is used for both the Voice control and Siri functions as well as phone and voicemail

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Is it ok to use different size tips in each ear on my AirPods Pro?

I tried using medium sized tips for both my ears but the left AirPod wasn't stable and kept coming out. So, I tried a small sized tip for my left ear and medium sized tip for my right ear. Now, they ...
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Bluetooth headphones noise irritating beep sound

I have a Bose QC35 model 1 which I quite like and use with two iPhones, an iPad, two MacBooks, Apple TV. Also have home pod around. Problem is that it seems to keep probing different devices all the ...
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How to route audio input through iPhone microphone and audio output through bluetooth earphones in iOS 14?

The earphones I have support Bluetooth 4.1 and as a result, audio quality through them during phone calls is pretty sub-standard. This is because the Bluetooth 4.1 standard cannot accommodate both ...
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bootcamp earphones constant high pitch sound regardless of sound level

I installed windows 10 and everything was running smoothly until a day later when my earphones suddenly started emitting a high pitch noise whenever any sound was played at a constant level. It is ...
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Are old Apple Earpods capable of providing balanced audio (as defined below)?

Do the old Apple Earpods, i.e. those with 3.5mm plugs, have cables and plugs capable of providing balanced audio? By balanced audio, I mean, audio transmitted in the form of "two copies of the ...
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Bluetooth earphones do not autoconnect on MacOS

I have a macbook pro with MacOS Catalina, and a pair of Xiaomi Mi Air 2 SE earphones. I don't have problems to pair them, and I can listen it well. But the problem is with the autoconnect. When I open ...
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My bluetooth headset connects/disconnect on Macbook pro continuously after waking from sleep

I have a macbook pro 2019 and a Huawei freelace with hall sensor. Now there is no issue when I connect and use it. But once I use the hall sensor to turn off earphone (by touching both the ear pieces ...
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Capture audio correctly while capturing video calls on MacBook with earbuds

I'd like to capture video calls on my MacBook Pro, while I have my Bluetooth Earbuds connected. I use Zoom, Google Meet and Skype on different calls, so would like to use osX's native screen video ...
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MacOS - change behavior of wired earphone button clicks

On 10.15.x, is there a way of changing the behavior of the remote button on wired earphones, so that when it gets clicked it does a mute/unmute in WebEx or Zoom? On iOS, mute/unmute in Zoom/WebEx is ...
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IPhone earbuds with iPad Pro

Can I use my iPhone 7 earbuds with my iPad Pro 11” 2nd generation, iOS 13.5.1? I’m confused by the lingo about connection ends. Looks like iPhone 7 has Lightning. But I don’t know what the iPad port ...
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Late 2013 RMBP switches to SCO(very poor quality) codec when using earbuds microphone

It switches back to AAC once I pick the internal microphone as an input. Does this mean that the bluetooth version is too old to handle both audio input and output with the earbuds? If so, can a ...
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Enable ear detection to pause music when using AirPods Pro on a MacBook Pro

Is it possible to enable the "ear detection" function to play/pause the music when one of the AirPods Pro is removed? I know that this can be done with an iPhone, but is this valid also when using the ...
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How to connect a detached earbud back to Apple Earphones?

I have ~3 year old Apple Earphones that come with iPhones. One of the earbuds, the one with volume controls, broke off with ~1 inch wire attached to it. Can I get this physical damaged earbud be ...
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what is the earpods controls technically doing?

I try to implement the same functions from earspods control middle button with an regular button, for an device which use the same functions and connection. Normally when you push the button ones you ...
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How to check if EarPods are fake or not?

With iPhone, MacBook we have serial numbers etc. So it is possible to call support and to ask. How can we check EarPods?
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What kind of 3.5mm extension cables are compatible with Apple EarPods?

I bought a pair of Apple 3.5mm EarPods, but the cable is a bit too short. I'd like to buy an extension cable, but I'm unsure what kind of cable I need to buy that will maintain all of the EarPods' ...
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What makes the headphone remote controls compatible or not to an iPhone?

What makes the cable headphone remote controls (volume up and down for example) to be compatible or not to an iPhone? Or, how does the iPhone recognizes and says which headphone works and which doesn'...
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iPhone mic transmit to earpiece?

I am deaf in one ear and have trouble conversing in a noisy restaurant. I am looking for a way to place my iPhone 5 on the table in front of my partner so that the sound picked up by its built-in ...
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Right side of Earpod dead but the buttons are functioning. How to troubleshoot?

Okay,the jack is plugged in properly. The problem is, while the audio is coming from the left Earbud, the right Earbud is dead. However, in Apple earpods, the controller (volume and on-off button) is ...
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EarPods are louder when put backwards into my ear

My EarPods (wired EarPods) broke recently. Now if I put them in normally I can barely hear them, even at max volume. If I cup my ears with my hands (with the EarPods in my ears in a normal position) ...
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Do Lightning EarPods sound different compared to 3.5 mm EarPods?

I recently purchased a pair of Lightning EarPods, and was a bit annoyed by their sound. They pan out the L and R channels a lot, and it sounds like someone has slapped a low and high EQ on the audio ...
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Macbook bluetooth connection with my earphone

suddenly my macbook air (High Sierra OS) starts to have problems with my earphones bluetooth. After few minutes that I'm connected to my earphones, they start to make a scretch sound and after a while ...
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Earpods doesn't work on iPhone7

There is a big problem with the EarPods that I get with my new iPhone 7. Inside the Apple box there was also an adapter for the 3.5mm jack and it works perfectly with other type of headphones (with 3....
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Can't record audio with Macbook + Earbuds

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina and I always used the EarBuds to talk on skype etc.. Suddenly it stopped working as the Audio Input. I still can listen to stuff, control the volume and everything ...
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Plug two headphones on a MBP 2011 15"

Is there a way to use Mic/Line in as an output to plug a second set of earphones? I gave a shot with JackPilot which is not compatible with macOS 10.12.3.
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What are the benefits of earphones with the W1 chip?

What are the benefits of Bluetooth ear/headphones with Apple's W1 chip, vs normal Bluetooth ear/headphones? Are these benefits restricted to use with iPhones, or will they also apply to Macs and/or ...
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Can I connect Apple Airpods to a Toshiba Portege laptop running Windows 8.1?

Apple's Airpods promise seamless connectivity to iPhones and Macs through intelligent sensors. At work I use my existing Apple Earpods for Skype business conference calls - as they provide a mic and ...
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How do I snap a photo on my iPhone with the apple earphones

I have an iPhone 6s and am running iOS 10. I just tried to take a photo using the earphones volume up and down but nothing triggered. I also tried another pair of earphone, but it still didn't work. ...
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Prevent EarPod play/pause button from activating Siri on macOS Sierra

I have installed macOS Sierra. I often work on my Mac while on the go, and then I play music using iTunes over my EarPods connected via the mini-Jack plug. The button allows me to pause the music, ...
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Weird, but true: iPhone earphones stop working when I walk into a particular room

When I walk into our master bedroom, about half the time, my earphones on my iPhone stop working. That is, the podcast continues to play (I'm usually using Castro, but it's hard to imagine that's the ...
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Where is the mic located in apple earphones?

I heard someone say: The mic in the apple earphones is located in the earbuds itself - it listens to the vibrations from your head. I had always thought the earphones where in the volume adjuster ...
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Is it possible to use Apple's Earbuds/Headphones for audio in Quicktime?

When I plug in my Apple earbuds to record audio, much like I do on my iPhone for video blogs, I can use the earbuds microphone to record crisper audio than the internal mic. I want to do the same on ...
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Can I find a driver or something to make the EarPod buttons work on Windows 10?

I have several pairs of Apple EarPods, and I want to be able to use the buttons with music players and the volume on my PC. Is there a piece of software I can install to my computer to let the buttons ...
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Why do non-Apple earbuds make my iPhone act erratically?

I have tried a couple of different brands of earbuds supposedly compatible with the iPhone, but on both, the mic doesn't seem to work and the phone itself will make Siri pop up, shut down or advance ...
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iPhone only lets one side of any earbuds work

I just bought new Samsung earbuds and plugged them into my iPhone 4. Only the right side works though. If they're new, why is only one side working? How do I fix my phone itself because I know that it'...
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Can I use Earpods' clicker and volume control in Bootcamp?

Earpods are fully functional in OS X so hardware is compatible. Is there a way to make Bootcamp drivers recognise Earpods?
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Earbuds damaged by iPhone?

Yesterday I plugged Apple earbuds into my iPhone 5 and the sound from the right speaker was very low, almost mute. Assuming something was wrong with them and having just lost the 3rd party earbuds I ...
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can't set iPhone 6+ headphones to max or full volume when playing music

When I'm playing music in Spotify or any app with Apple earphones or auxiliary cable in my car, I can't turn music up to full volume. It goes as far as yellow indicator and 'High Volume' but won't go ...
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Using Earpods on PC with TRRS to 2xTRS splitter

I just purchased a 4-pin to 2x3-pin audio adapter to use my earpods on a PC. However when I test the microphone all I can hear is a high pitched noise. The earpods are confirmed working on a retina ...
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When EarPods with microphone are attached, does iPhone use internal or external mic?

Is the internal or external mic used? Is there a difference in quality between the two mics?
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Will Apple EarPods functions work with an Android phone?

Will the Apple EarPods microphone and volume functionality work with Android phones?
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Use Built-In Microphone as Input and EarPods as Output

I am trying to record singing in Logic Pro X. I have a background track that I want the signer to be able to hear through EarPods or Beats. However, I don't want to use the microphone that comes with ...
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It's possible to forward/reverse a track with Apple EarPods remote?

I am using my EarPods for running, but i can't forward or reverse any track with remote on EarPods. I always pick the iPhone from my pocket. Much like it happens in the e-books..
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iPhone 5s, send "volume up" signal

As many are aware, one can snap a photo using the "volume up" button and even the same button on the earbud volume controls. I am trying to control the camera remotely and need more distance than the ...
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Can Apple's Earpods Be Used With Any Smartphone?

Can Apple's earpods be used with any smartphone, or are they specific for the iPhone only ?
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iPhone 3GS: Right audio channel broken?

Recently, my iPhone 3GS has stopped playing music out the right earphone. I have tried other earphones, but the same thing happened. Is there anything I can do?
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Earphone calls instead of next song

I've bought Plantronics GO bluetooth earbuds and when I double-click them (next song) it starts calling my last call. Any thoughts what goes wrong here? plantronics replied that it are my phone ...
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Using earpods from iphone5 with iphone 3g

I'm about to buy earpods, but since i have iphone 3g, and i didnt find any info on its compatibility, would like to know if they will work with old iphone? AFAIK every 3.5inch headphones will work
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Is there no way to dismiss a timer/alarm with the earpod controls on iPhone that does not result in resuming playback?

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 6. This is what happens: Audio playing in the background OR paused audio playback Timer goes off with alarm sound Dismiss alarm with Earpods center button Playback resumes ...
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Is there an USB adapter for the Earphones that will let you use both audio and mic simultaneously for a phone conversation?

I like the Apple Earphones (the iPhone headphone with audio, mic and remote) but I hate to keep plugging it on and off my Macbook Air. So I heard the only way to fix that is to buy a USB headphone so ...
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