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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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Audio input and output not working as soon as microphone is active

I have a very strange issue with Bluetooth headsets / earbuds that started recently. I can connect them fine and as long as only the audio is active, it works fine. But as soon as the microphone is ...
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macOS changes input to headphones without a mic

I have HAYLOU S35 ANC, which are bluetooth headphones without a microphone. I used it well before, however yesterday I used another mic with my laptop, a professional one, which I connected through a ...
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How do I make the sound from youtube page play on the speaker which has already bluetooth paired?

I have bluetooth paired my speaker, but safari won't play the sound to it. Safari (Chrome too) still uses my macbook to play the sound. But if I use a headphone, Safari can play the sound to the ...
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Connecting bluetooth headphones to a MacBook and phone at the same time?

I have Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones which, while being quite old, worked well connected to a Windows laptop and my Android phone at the same time. In Android bluetooth settings, I had Media audio turned ...
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How to setup a MAX Audio output level for BlueTooth Headphones

Long story short, I bought non-Apple branded headphones, the headphones have some code to auto move the volume to about 75% every time I turn them on, rather than the probably ~10% I prefer to have ...
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How can I output balanced audio from my headphone jack?

I use my laptop to connect to mixers at different venues often. Some of them have inputs for unbalanced lines (like headphones) some do not. An aside on what a balanced line is: A balanced line is ...
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Disable or reorder audio source and/or output

I have had a persistent issue with my macbook where I have a few audio devices that I never ever use, but that continue to show in the sound menus. It's just annoying to have to sort through them ...
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How can I create an audio device that will be my speakers by default, but switch to headphones if they are plugged in?

A semi-recent update has made it very easy to output audio to both headphones and speakers independently on Mac OS. The drawback is that all my audio programs (DJing, DAWs) now are unable to do the ...
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Can you use a MacBook's built-in DAC while listening via a Thunderbolt 4 hub? [duplicate]

I have the following hardware: M2 MacBook Air (15-inch, 2023) Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Dock AKG K712 open-back headphones The dock has a 3.5mm headphone port. It appears as "Realtek USB2.0 Audio&...
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Notification sounds don't interrupt background sound

On my phone I always have some background noise playing like sounds of nature. I am almost always wearing headphones. My problem is that I can hear the ringtone both from the phone speakers and my ...
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AirPods started to randomly bugging

my AirPods Pro 1 Gen started to randomly (mostly after around 5 min) disconnect or they start sound like when the connection is bad even im directly around them. I didn’t dropped them or anything. Do ...
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Display the bluetooth headset and battery status icons in the iPhone status bar

I would like to show in the iPhone status bar the bluetooth headset and battery status icons. The icons provide an easy visual confirmation that the headset is connected/disconnected, and the visual ...
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Ringtone painfully loud compared to music in earbuds

Device: iPhone SE (iOS 16.6.1) I am listening to music at a low volume on bluetooth earbuds when I get a phone call. The phone ringer sound is loud enough to cause physical pain and ringing in my ears,...
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Run shell script when I use the Voice Assistant button on my headset (MacOS)

Background: I would like to use the Voice Assistant button on my Headset to speak the title of the song that is currently playing. I would like to just have the button trigger terminal command located ...
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Aggregate audio device can't record voice call

I have used Blackhole on a Mac for a while. Typically I use headphones (wired ones or wireless AirPods) during a Zoom meeting or a voice call (like WeChat). In the Zoom case, I can easily record ...
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iphone app for equalizing left and right channel separately?

I’m looking for an iphone app that will let me equalize 7 or 8 bands, but with a separate equalizer for each of the left and right sides. Why? For individuals who have compromised hearing in one ear, ...
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IPhone 13 does not ring thru speaker with bluetooth connected

I have an IPhone 13 When I am at work I am allowed to wear ear buds, but my phone does not ring thru speaker when the ear buds are connected. When i take them out for something i am not hearing my ...
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Why my voice recording has a buzz sound if I use an external 3.5 cable?

I have a Macbook Air. When I use my Apple headphones with a 3.5 extension cable to record or speak in a video call (Zoom or Google Meets), there's always a buzzing sound. The other person can hear ...
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Find out which app/service is changing my input volume

I'm having a persistent issue where my system-wide input volume is being changed while I'm talking. This is happening regardless of which app I'm on. When I have the system settings open while I'm ...
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Apple earbuds got quiet recently

Every day for years, I've been using my Apple earbuds (old kind with TRRS jack) plugged into a laptop for video chat calls. They had worked fine until recently. Now I need to turn the volume up to the ...
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Is there a way to control timer ring volume in headset on iPhone?

When a timer runs out and I wear a headset, the ring volume in the headset is very loud. The phone ring volume is ok. I wonder if there’s a way to control the timer ring volume so that it’s more ...
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3.5mm Headphone output stopped working in 2019 iMac [duplicate]

**The post that I was referred to as an "answer" does not answer this, so I am reposting. So idk when this started, but I just noticed that my audio was coming from the computer and not the ...
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AirPods cannot record for Audacity unless Sound->Input setting is kept open

I try to use Audacity to record my voice with AirPods on. Audacity does identify AirPods as an input device so I select it from the mic list. But it cannot get the voice at all and there is no ...
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My headphones keep pausing, turning the volume up and down and opening Siri while listening to music

I have had my iPhone 11 Pro for around 2 years now and this problem started last year. Every time I put in one type of headphones, doesn’t matter if it’s from Kmart of offical apple ones, it ALWAYS ...
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How to make Mac microphone as default?

When I connect my bluetooth headset, macOS starts to use headset's mic, which is terrible by itself. I am tired of constantly entering settings and changing input source from headset to Mac microphone....
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How can I make my iPhone output an input? [duplicate]

I’m looking for an anwser to the following situation. I have audio coming in from an external source (with an audio jack) and I want to record it on my iPhone. Who has the magic solution?
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Is the more than one kind of AAC on headphones?

I'll be buying a pair of NR headphones for travelling, likely a recent Bose. When reading various reviews, they note AAC support gives you all you need for use with iDevices. Question: is there more ...
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3.5mm jack on 2021 MacBook Pro stopped taking line-in input

I have a 14" MacBook Pro with M1, 2021. Last week I had my electric piano plugged into the Mac via the 3.5mm cable and the Mac was receiving the audio stream from that input just fine. (I used ...
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Bluetooth peripherals disconnect when on Microsoft Teams or Slack and using a Bluetooth Headset

I have noticed that whenever I join a Microsoft Teams call or a Slack huddle my bluetooth peripherals randomly lose connection. I have a bluetooth headset connected (usually either Samsung WH noise ...
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Sound randomly disappears in USB headphones on MacBook Pro M1 16"

Sound randomly disappears in USB headphones on my MacBook Pro M1 16". It doesn't depend on headphones or USB-C connector, I tried different. And the sound appears only after unplugging headphones ...
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How to use external audio input (aux) on Mac? [duplicate]

I am trying to get an external sound source (a handheld FRS radio/Walkie Talkie with an 3.5mm output) working as an input (microphone) on my Mac (maxOS Monterey 12.4, MBP 16" 2021, M1 chip). ...
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How can i make my iOS 16.2 realize my Lightning adapter is hooked up to something else and not headphones?

I mistakenly hit that my cars AUX was headphones and now my AUX is basically unusable. The music just sounds so bad but I haven’t gotten the question again when I connect and I can’t find it in ...
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system_profiler SPBluetoothDataType not showing battery level? [duplicate]

Up until a week ago, I was able to see the battery level on my both my Sony Headphones and my AirPods, using the command system_profiler SPBluetoothDataType. But now, all of a sudden, it doesn't show ...
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Bluetooth headphone gets immediately disconnected after connecting to macbook pro

I have a Encok D02 Pro headphone. After pairing it with my 13-inch 2020 M1 MacBook Pro (Ventura 13.1), I tried to create a connection, however, almost immediately after connecting to my laptop, it got ...
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How to stream analog audio input to AirPods via Mac? [duplicate]

There's a case where I need to play audio from software on my Mac, but also simultaneously from a Line In analog audio source using the 3.5mm audio jack on a 2021 MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, it doesn'...
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Macbook Air 2017 Computer Audio Through Microphone

I have a MacBook Air 2017. Whenever I use headphones, any headphones, the people I’m in call can hear what I do on my Mac such as the video I am watching or the game I am playing. This is no big deal ...
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Can't switch my sound output on my Bose headset from 16-bits to 32-bits

I have a buzzing/humming sound when I play sounds on my MacBook Pro. I read that you need to change the sound output from 16- to 32-bits, but when I change it, it doesn't work. When I change it to 32-...
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Disable wireless headphone notifications?

I don’t own a pair of wireless headphones but, someone I live with does. Sometimes when he’s trying to sync his headphones to his devices I get there really annoying popup notifications to connect ...
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Bluetooth multipoint playback on M2 MacBook Pro: can't play on other devices

I have a 13" M2 MacBook Pro and an iPhone 14 pro which are both connected to my ATH-M50xBT2 Bluetooth 5.0 headphones with multi-point connectivity (I can connect to two devices at a time). The ...
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Permanently disable Spatial Audio in MacOS over entire system

I am using MacOS Ventura on Apple Silicon. When previewing video files in Finder (Space button), MacOS insists on playing audio using Spatial Audio on my AirPods Pro. I've tried multiple times to ...
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Is there a way to connect 2 headsets to 1 iPhone for conference calls?

I am looking for a way to connect two headsets to the same iPhone that will work with popular software for audio calls, e.g. Zoom, Facetime, and Skype. Basically, I am looking to put an audio splitter/...
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How to find misplaced Galaxy Buds Live with an iPhone SE 1st Generation?

I just got a pair of Galaxy Buds Live as they were a great price. I understood that I cannot use the Galaxy app on my iPhone SE as it's too old, and that they would simply function as basic Bluetooth ...
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How to disable Volume / Headphone safety volume notifications for an external speaker?

Getting headphone safety notifications for an external speaker, thing is I have to turn the bluetooth volume to full (or >80%) for this device to work properly as it has it's own amplifier and ...
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Headphones not detected when using an extension cord on Macbook Pro

I have some regular wired USB-c earbuds that I bought from amazon. When I plug them in, they are immediately recognized on my MacBook Pro, and both input (mic) and output audio work perfectly fine. ...
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OS X: Output routing on external sound card

I have an external sound card connected via USB to my iMac. I connected to this sound card headphones and speakers. When I play music sound comes together from my headphones and speakers, but I'd like ...
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My MacBook detects an non-existent headphone output

I have a M1 Macbook air. Everything worked fine until my cat stepped in the keyboard- now, every time I open my Mac after it's been slept for some hours, it's muted and I have to go to settings, sound,...
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How can I auto-switch the audio input to match the audio output device?

On a desktop Mac without a webcam/mic (Pro, Studio, Mini, etc), is there a way to have the audio input device auto-switch to match the chosen output? I have a wireless USB headset (HyperX if that ...
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My headphones appear in the output section in my Mac but there's no sound coming out of them

I tried of course to connect them to another device and they work. I cleaned the hole with a small air pump I use to clean the in-space between buttons. The sound works fine when I unplug them, but ...
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Make MacOS always offer "external headphones" whether or not attached

Some audio editing software I use does device enumeration at startup time, and cannot be told to rescan for new devices without restarting. This would not particularly be a problem, but for the built-...
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Force all sound to one side on headset

I would like to force all sound to the left speaker on my headset. This is easy when I am using a browser to watch YouTube: But when I start Zoom, the ability to balance is turned off: How can I ...
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