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Questions tagged [headphones]

Headphones are a pair of small speakers that are held close to the user's ears. They typically have a wire leading to each speaker (although there may only be one); they may also be wireless. Either way, the speakers receive a signal from it's source.

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Can I have my iPhone play sound for MacBook?

Say I am playing a video on my MacBook Pro, and I don't want to distract others with the sound. The problem is, I don't have a 3.5 mm Headphone or AirPods at my hand, but I have an iPhone 8 Plus and ...
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Disable bluetooth auto-connect for specific headphones

I have two different bluetooth headphones paired with my macbook. Let's call them headphone X and Y. Headphone X is my primary headphone. From time to time I use both of them in a multi device ...
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Bluetooth connectivity issues

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid-2012 version) running on OS X El Capitan with Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility, which could not find or pair with my Sony headphones (type MDR-XB70BT) with Bluetooth 5.0 ...
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connected bluetooth devices don't output audio on macbook air

I have a pair of wireless headphones, and airpods that i can connect to my macbook air via bluetooth. However moments after connecting and attempting to play some audio they disconnect and the audio ...
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Volume too sometimes jumps to 90% when I connect my headphones to my iPhone

So I recently bought an iPhone X and have been having a ton of trouble with my Sony WH-1000XM2 that I had. Sometimes when I connect it and play music I suddenly realize the volume is set to 90% I ...
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iPhone 7 Plus randomly wouldn’t let me do things?

My iPhone 7 with iOS 11.3.1 has a problem with its microphone and headphone jack. When I make a call, I am unable to click on the loud “Speaker” button, and also am unable to hear the person on the ...
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My iPhone won't pair to my August EP650R headphones

I have had my headphones paired to my iPhone but needed to disconnect recently which wouldn't work so I had to 'forget the device'. Now my iPhone won't pair with my headphones at all. Is there a way ...
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MacBook Pro failing to switch from SCO to aptX codec with bluetooth headphones

I have a pair of bluetooth headphones, which I use for making VoIP calls from my laptop (MBP 2014, 10.12.6). I can no longer get them to switch from the SCO codec to the AptX codec simply by ...
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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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Bluetooth headphones disconnect a few seconds after connecting on macOS

When I pair my bluetooth headphones (Bose QC 35) to my MBP running macOS Mojave, they sometimes disconnect a few seconds later. I try turning them off and on again, turning off bluetooth on my phone (...
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New 11" iPad Pro: Headphones Kraken USB

I am trying to connect my 11" iPad Pro with my Razer Kraken USB headphones. I have a USB type A to type C adapter. The iPad powers up the headphones. Sometimes the sound is perfectly fine (rarely), ...
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Clicking and noise when internal soundcard enables/disables on Macbook Pro

I've been having issues with my early 2013 15" MBP. The problem started after a drink was spilled over it (a perpetual risk in the live event industry...). Whenever I'm using headphones, but before ...
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Disabling Audio on Internal Speakers for High Sierra onwards?

I have users in my lab that run sound via their speakers. I would like to disable the ability to do so on all machines in the lab to prevent this, whilst still allowing them to use their headphones. ...
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Returning defective Beats Solo3: anything to take care of in iCloud?

I will soon get a replacement for my defective Beats Solo3 headphones. I noticed that those headphones were usually automatically connected to other Macs or iDevices using the same iCloud account. ...
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Mac - headphones suddenly very quiet

I have an issue with my Mac running High Sierra - the sound output from headphones is very quiet. Like, I can barely hear anything at all at max volume. I tried adjusting stuff in Audio MIDI Setup: -...
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Headset mic too low only on Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro (2017, 15-inch) running macOS 10.13.6. I am trying to use a new headset in it but the mic's volume is too low. This problem does not appear when using the headset with my phone (...
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MacBook Pro 2017 headphone jack seems to go to sleep when the laptop is idle

I have a 2017 MBP and i'm using a pair of basic Sennheiser earphones. I am finding when the laptop is idle for a period of time (I can't work out exactly how long yet) the earphone jack seems to hang ...
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2017 iMac (27” 5K) not working with headset microphone

I recently purchased a 27" 5K iMac (2017 model) and am trying to use a KOTION EACH G9000 3.5mm Game Gaming Headphone with it. The headphones work fine, but I'm having problems using the microphone. ...
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Earbud Audio Not Working?

I have a Macbook Pro and it has a problem when plugging in headphones/ear buds into the audio jack may cause the audio to lower/raise by itself, but simply just unplugging and plugging back in helps ...
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Weird noises when using Bose QC25 with iPhone SE

I'm experiencing audio dropping out, kinda in sync with the bass drum in a track I'm testing with. The issue is specific to a particular configuration. Mac: High Sierra 10.13.6 / MacBook Pro Mid 2014 ...
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Is there any way to increase the input volume on an external headset microphone on a mid-2017 MBP?

There is a similar question but it's for a different model. I use these TRRS headphones with my Android phone and they sound fine when recording audio. But if I record audio on the MBP (Quicktime or ...
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External microphone input volume too quiet

MacBook Pro 13" 2016 Touch Bar version Whenever I plug an external microphone it's really quiet, what's more changing the input volume in the Sound settings doesn't affect it at all - It's still very ...
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PlantronicsHub and a major memory leak

I’ve noticed that process SpokesUpdateService is promoted to the top of my Memory list. Here an example which I captured today (just 24hrs after my last reboot) but on the other day I’ve seen 2.4 GB ...
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Command to change volume of specific device

I need a command to change my audio device's volume. I want to simulate the hardware volume keys from the terminal. I'd been using this command to decrease the output volume: osascript -e 'set ...
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macOS v10.13.6 - adjusting volume to a specific level on headphone plug in

Sometimes when I plug in my headphone on my iMac I forgot that the volume was set to max. Accordingly, the shock of my in ear phone blasting at max volume is ... loud! Is there a way to tell macOs to ...
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Do Bluetooth headphones compensate for the audio delay by slowing down the video?

I've always wondered why the delay was so small (I'd say unnoticeable) when I'm using the Airpods, as opposed to other BT earphones. I've also noticed that when I open, say, a YouTube video, the ...
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Does the AirPod Case, or headphones when in the case, emit a bluetooth ID?

I'm concerned about privacy and don't want my airpods (or the case) to emit the bluetooth ID while I'm shopping in malls that use iBeacon technology. How can I be sure that the airpods (when stored ...
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Are there pin differences on the audio jack between a 2015 MBP and a 2017 MBP?

I have a pair of these headphones: They work fine for audio input and output on my Android phone (LG G5) and my 2015 MBP (tested with Quicktime recorder). But when I plug them in to my 2017 MBP ...
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Does Lightning to 3.5 mm support High-Res headphones?

Since iPhone 7, Apple has switched to Lightning port and provides a dongle for 3.5 mm jack. Does this dongle support High-Res (16/24 bit) headphones/earphones?
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Multiple bluetooth devices connected to an iPhone?

I like to run with my The House of Marley Positive Vibration 2 Wireless Headphones, I've been thinking about getting Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor. My question is - will these two devices both work at ...
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Default sound input level

I work on two different machines, so I have to switch my Logitech headset from one USB hub to the other pretty regularly. When I plug the headset into my macbook pro, it automatically sets the input ...
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“Use ambient Noise Reduction” checkbox missing when using my new earpods

The "Use Ambient Noise Reduction" option is not available with the new pair of Apple earbuds I just bought. Also, if I turn up the input volume, the mic records sounds that are as if there was a very ...
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Ring volume stays loud after disconnected bluetooth headphones

Usually I keep my ring volume pretty low. When I connect my bluetooth headphones the ring volume symbol comes up and shows that the volume is quite in the middle. So it has been increased when I ...
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Bluetooth headphone shows up in Output device only after reconnect

I have a set of Sony MDR-1000 Bluetooth headphones. When I power them on, they auto-connecting to my MacBook, but don't show up in the Output devices. I have to manually disconnect them and connect ...
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iPhone 7 wont switch to headphones?

When I plug headphones into my iPhone 7, the audio continues to play through the speakers. I have tried with 3 separate pairs. I couldn't find any troubleshooting tips, other than to check for debris. ...
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Audio output gone, “internal speaker” device disappeared

A few days ago, my MacBook Air (13", mid-2011) running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 (17E199) would no longer produced any sound, neither through its built-in speakers nor the headphone jack. Pressing ...
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What is this thing in my Macbook Pro's headphone jack?

I got a Macbook Pro in January 2018. Mostly it's as expected, however the laptop arrived with some sort of glass plug (or something) lodged in the headphone jack. It's somewhere between amber and ...
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Call rings on bluetooth headphones, but when i pickup it defaults to the call being on the iPhone

I have my iPhone connected to a pair of bluetooth headphones for listening to music. If someone calls while im listening to music the call will ring on the headphones, but as soon as i pickup the ...
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Connect an audio source through the audio jack and output the sound through USB cable to a car

So I have an old audio tool that only outputs sound through the audio jack, I need to connect this tool to my car stereo via a usb cable. Bluetooth transmitter is not an option as most cars I use ...
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Slow display switching and no audio output to external speakers via headphone port

I have Mac Mini 2010 which has a HDMI and Mini Display port with adapter to HDMI. It has macOS Sierra 10.12.6 clean installed on an internal SSD. Nothing else is attached except an external USB drive. ...
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iphone rings through speaker with earphones connected

Just noticed that my iphone 8+ (ios 11.3) rings through speaker even when headphones are connected (works both with earpods and beats solo wireless). Is it a bug or a feature? Is there any way to ...
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Controlling a microphone connected via combo jack

Short verstion (TL;DR) I have a microphone connected to my new MacBook via a splitter adapter (see the picture below), in which you can use the multifunction jack separating the input and output ...
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Recording with two USB microphones with different input numbers?

I'm trying to record a podcast using two different microphones (after already realising you can't record using 2x the same mic) on my Mac High Sierra. I've tried this with multiple microphones but I ...
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How to play alarm through headphones on iPhone?

Can an alarm sound in the headphone on iPhone, I don't care if it also sounds outside the headphones, but I think that having it come through the headphones would help me wake up, specifically ...
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Volume control digital or analog to headphone jack?

I am curious about how Apple's computer DACs are implemented, especially on computers like MacBooks and iMacs. I have been trying to figure out if the 3.5mm output on Apple devices (specifically a ...
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Sierra no sound in headphones after sleep

If my headphones are plugged in, after going to sleep my Mac doesn't have any sound in headphones. After re-plugging, everything works well. Sometimes, changing the output in sys/Sound works, but not ...
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Change Type on bluetooth device

How do one change (or correct) a bluetooth devices perceived ”Type" at pairing? Preferably the firmware with through a mac (maybe with terminal), but if not possible - just for an iPhone. I got a ...
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Using multiple Apple Adapters to Record Audio

I have an iPhone 7, as well as several MIDI controllers. To use these controllers with my iPhone, I purchased the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Connector with Lightning input (https://www.apple.com/au/...
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How do I fix very quiet audio input on a MBP 2016?

I am using headphones at work that I also use at home. The difference is that my computer at home is an MBP 2015. The headphones work fine there. They are basic 4 pin phone earbuds, with volume and ...
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Headphone jack broken for music, yet works perfectly for telephone calls

I have a peculiar problem when using headphones on my iPhone SE. When playing music, podcasts, videos, or doing Facetime calls, sound only comes through the right side. Yet when I make a telephone ...