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Questions tagged [ear-phones]

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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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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Can I use my regular 3.5 mm earphones with an iPhone?

The earphones that I have received with my iPhone have 4 metal connector jack. By the size of it, it looks 3.5 mm in diameter. Unfortunately, the white earphones are not of the in-ear type and slip ...
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Will the iPad now come with EarPods? [closed]

Since Apple recently announced the new EarPods to go along with the iPhone 5, I've wanted a pair. The only thing is I'm planning on buying an iPad in a few months, and if the iPad comes with EarPods ...
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Apple headphones maximum db output?

I've recently got hooked to listening to white noise at work because it helps me focus amidst all the noise. I use the brown noise generator from SimplyNoise for this. I was trying to measure if it ...
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Does 4th gen iPod Shuffle comes with iPhone earphone that has mic and volume buttons?

My iPhone earphone went bad today. I need an iPod shuffle too for jogging, so I wanted to buy one. I'm wondering if it actually comes with the same earphone as the one that iPhone comes with? Bonus: ...
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Change sound level when using earphones with iPhone dock

When using Music on iPhone the user is able to use a slider to change the audio output level. However, when the iPhone is docked in the official Apple dock, using the earphone jack in the back, the ...
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Software to increase my volume on iPod nano 6th gen?

I have an iPod Nano 6th Generation and it had been working perfectly fine, but one day suddenly my up volume button got stuck. That button can't be pressed as it has gone down completely. I searched a ...
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Do the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic work with an iPhone 3G?

On the Apple product site it says the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic aren't compatible with an iPhone 3G. I would assume, though, that the headphones and the mic will work, but the remote control ...
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Solutions to earphone jack distortion

My earphones would not longer go all the way in / click into the earphone jack on my (out of warranty) iPhone 3GS. The sound was fine but the earphones fell out with the slightest knock. I removed ...
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Apple iPod earphone problem

My iPod shuffle Is just 7 months old and the earphones has a problem. The output sound is very low. I just now got my friends earphones and checked, the sound was loud and clear. What could be the ...
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Can I use Apple Earphones with Mic on Mac Mini?

I read on Apple website that Mac mini audio port supports the apple earphones with mic. Does it support the mic as well? Can I use the mic for Audio input on applications like Skype? I tried plugging ...
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How can I make VLC output its sound through USB headphones?

Whenever I plug-in my earphones with a round connection into my MacBook Pro, the sound automatically switches to them. Whenever I plug my headphones with a USB connection (Logitech USB ClearChat ...
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Can I use iPhone earbuds as a microphone on my MacBook?

The only microphone I have is the one built-in to my iPhone earbuds. I want to try some line-in stuff, so I plugged the headphones into the microphone port. I then went to System Preferences/Sound/...