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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How to really turn off call announcements on iPhone XR?

I have an iPhone XR and Bose 700 headphones. Every time someone calls while I have my headphones on, it plays "Joe Schmoe is calling". I have already been into the iPhone settings and set "announce ...
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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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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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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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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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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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JBL heaphones stop working after pause or a period of no sound input

I have JBL T460BT bluetooth headphones. Lately (not sure since when) I have a problem with the sound. It just stops working basically. If I go to the Bluetooth on my Mac, it still shows it is ...
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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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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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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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Pins in headphone jack pushed inside, is it possible to remove the metal sheath and fix them

So one of my MacBook pros headphone jack's pins has been pushed inside, and no amount of using a toothpick is fixing it, so it's it possible to take apart the computer, remove the metal casing for the ...
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Macbook Volume Control Not Changing Volume of Bluetooth Headphones

For some reason, when Bluetooth headphones are connected to my macbook the volume control doesn't have any effect on the headphones volume. They seem to be stuck on full volume and doesn't change when ...
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After Catalina Update Bluetooth Headphones Turn Off Randomly

I use my Bose bluetooth headphone daily. Never had a problem on my macbook pro or iMac. I updated to Catalina 10.15.1. Now randomly the computer switches from headphones to internal speakers. It ...
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Switching inputs from MacBook Pro Speakers to External Headphones

When I have my headphone plugged into my Mac and open an application like YouTube, I can hear sound from the headphones. When I unplug the headphones, I then hear sound from the MacBook Pro speakers. ...
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Next/Prev buttons stopped working for the Music app on my 2015 MacBook Air

Normally, when I press the button on my 3.5mm headphones, the Music app would pop up and start playing music. When a song was playing, I could pause it by clicking this button. However, since a recent ...
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Sony bluetooth headphones will not connect

System preferences repeatedly freezes every time I try and control bluetooth settings. Same thing occurs when accessing the settings from finder so have to relaunch that as well. Sony WH-CH700N ...
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Cannot pair Cochlear implant hearing device to Apple Watch

I am using a Series 5 Apple watch with the newest iOS, 6.1. I have a Nucleus 7 Cochlear implant sound processor which pairs fine with my iPhone. However, the Apple Watch cannot find my hearing aid. ...
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Quit/open an app whenever audio output is changed on mac

I'm using Boom as an equalizer and a File Audio Boosting on my MBP when using built-in speakers. But when using a home device (with an amplifier connected by jack to the MBP) or a headphone (bluetooth ...
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How to force sound (bluetooth) output to be active on macOS

I have a problem with my bluetooth headphones where the connection goes inactive (within a few seconds) if there is no sound output from my Mac. When I play sound again, it takes a few seconds before ...
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Catalina: Blutooth headphone disturbing noises

After upgrading to Catalina my Sony WH-CH500 gives high pitch noises. I have tried to remove end reconnect it but didn't work. It does happen alot when playing video. Does anyone have similar problem?
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Fast switching bluetooth Sony headphones between Mac and iPhone, One touch NFC

Sony WH-1000MX3 unlike some other headphones can't connect to two devices at the same time. I like to stay connected to my Macbook pro, but would like to receive a call on my iphone, when I get a ...
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Bluetooth headset prevents YouTube videos from playing. How do I fix this?

I'm reading this similar issue over on Ask Ubuntu, and I have the same problem. I have a new Bluetooth headset that I can listen with on my Mac OS 10.14.6, but occasionally, YouTube videos will load ...
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Why is my headset reducing sound volume/quality when recording my voice?

So I have some bluetooth headphones (they are Sony; unfortunately, I can't find the information that would tell me the exact model) that have a microphone, so I can use them to record my voice. Fine ...
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TRRS microphone not recognized on macbook pro but recognized on bootcamp

I have bought a 3.5mm TRRS mic (no headphone). When I connect it to my MacBook pro (Early 2015), however, it is only recognized as an "external headphone" and not as an input. When I bootcamp, however,...
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Is there any way to use wired headphones (without a mic) on an iPhone call?

I need to make a call to the IRS, where I'll likely end up sitting on hold for 30 to 60 minutes. I was hoping I could just plug my ordinary headphones (they don't have any kind of built-in microphone) ...
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Use BlueTooth headset for media only, not calls, on iPhone

I use BlueTooth headsets to listen to music and podcasts. But I'll often put them down and walk in and out of range. If begin a phone call out of range of the headset, but then walk back within ...
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MacBook Air 2017 internal speakers and headphones sound fluctuating - hardware or software issue?

Problem: My MacBook Air 2017 (OS Mojave) internal speaker is emitting barely audible audio even at max volume. When headphones are plugged in, at times the audio suddenly becomes clear of its own ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro think my headphones have a microphone?

I have a 2016 Macbook Pro running Mojave. Whenever I plug in my headphones (just headphones with no mic), my mac disables its internal mic. This means that my end doesn't capture audio during calls. ...
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Can I change what the button on my Bluetooth headset does?

I have several Bluetooth headsets that have a function button in addition to volume up and volume down buttons. How can I specify – or even determine – what the effects are of pushing that button? ...
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Connect select bluetooth speakers when bluetooth headphones are connected

My morning routine is to have a call using bluetooth headphones on my MacBook Pro, then after the call I connect the bluetooth speakers and want to play music, but when I select the speakers, it ...
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Bluetooth headset always receiving audio, even when none is playing

I have a Bluetooth headset (MPOW-059) that I use to listen to audio on my Macbook Pro. In the past few months, I've noticed something odd - it always seems to be receiving an audio signal from the ...
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Logitech G Pro headphone mic no longer works on my iMac

About 4 months ago I bought the Logitech G Pro Headset. I was satisfied with this headset but recently I've had some issues - it wouldn't always work on my Mac. Maybe it has to do something with ...
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Headset Microphone not found in Windows 10 Bootcamp

I have a headset microphone that I originally purchased for my PlayStation 4, however, I noticed that the microphone was also able to work on my iMac, and I was very pleased to know that because it is ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2011 - External Microphone is not recognized

I can't find the microphone from the headset either in system preferences or in the hardware list. My headset cable has 3 lines as required. The mic works well on my phone for example. Any tips?
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iPhone 6 recognizing my External lavalier mic as an headphone not microphone

My iPhone 6 is recognizing my external microphone plugged into the headphone jack as an headphone rather than a microphone, resulting in no audio output from iPhone speakers. How do I make my iPhone ...
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Installing USB drivers

Is there a way to force macOS to reinstall a set of USB drivers for a device? I have a pair of headphones from Sennheiser that are no longer recognised, i.e. not shown as an output device in the ...
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Override digital-out audio output Mac

I broke the headphone jack of my MacBook, so now you only hear the right-side, even with mono-audio on. But when I unplug the headphones, the speakers are turned off and only Digital-Out can be seen ...
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iPhone 4s headphone jack stops and starts working randomly

iPhone 4s headphone jack will stop working at times and I have to believe this is some sort of software or internal error. Reason being is it will start working again after a while. I've done a hard ...
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Apple EarPods buzzing except when I'm touching the area around the MacBook Trackpad

I've been using the Apple EarPods with my MacBook Air for a while now. Since recently, they have been producing a very faint buzzing in the left earbud when I'm not touching the computer. However, ...
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Siri shortcuts and headphones

is there a way to use Siri shortcuts and play music after connecting your headphones? I don't want to open my app every time I just want them to play the music as soon as I connect them.
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Any way to reset volume level after unplugging headphones?

I have a MacBook Pro, running Mojave, that I take between work and home. When at home, I plug a set of speakers into the headphone jack and play music through the speakers. In order to get a ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for headphone (Bluetooth)

I use my headphones to connect to my smartphone a lot, but only rarely to connect to my macbook (Mojave). Is there a way to prevent auto-pairing every time I power-up my bluetooth headphones? I've ...
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iMac does not play any sound

Sounds on my iMac stopped playing, also it seems that I have a problem with iTunes and Voice Memos app, iTunes won't start and shows an error message with code 9405, and Voice Memos simply crashes! I ...
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How to stop headphones activating Voice Control (even though it’s disabled) when unpausing music?

I use a pair of in-ear, noise-cancelling Sennheiser headphones with my iPhone 6S. I don’t know exactly which model they are, but something like the CX 5.00i isn’t far off. The headphones have a little ...
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How Apple EarPods send the volume up/down signal?

I am trying to trigger an iPhone's camera with my own development board. I figured it out volume up/down signal is trigging the iPhone's camera, but I managed it at an Android device with touching an ...
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Is there a quick way to connect bluetooth headphones to Apple TV (4th gen) when the in-app menu doesn't support it?

Most apps allow me to quickly swipe down from the top of my "Siri Remote" and select my bluetooth headphones from the in-app menu but some apps (e.g. YouTube) don't offer that functionality so I have ...
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Why is my MacBook bluetooth no longer connecting to Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones?

Last year I bought a pair of Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones, no small purchase. For a year now they have paired will with my MacBook mid-2015. Now they do not, even though the Bluetooth feature on ...
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Delay with Bluetooth headphones [duplicate]

With every pair of Bluetooth headphones I've owned I've had a latency of about 50 ms. How do I get rid of or reduce this delay? MacBook Pro with Retina, Mid 2015, macOS Mojave 10.14.3 (but I had the ...

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