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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Changing my sound Output Device also changes my Play Sound Effects Through setting - should it?

If I set my sound effects to come out "Selected sound output device" via the sound Preference panel while using my bluetooth headphones, everything works as expected - both regular sound (...
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Headphones Won't Plug Into Macbook Air

I have the Macbook Air, Retina 13-inch 2020 which I bought a little over a month ago. Today I took it out and tried to plug in my headphones into the headphone jack but they would not go in. There ...
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Want to use the weird new apple earbuds on my laptop [closed]

I have a pair of earbuds from apple that only plug into my iphone. This is problematic for me since I live stream on my pc... and I need the earbuds. The problem here is that it wont plug into the ...
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Bluetooth headsets briefly connect to iPhone but then get disconnected

Two BH-M20/BH-M20C headsets are able to briefly connect to my iPhone 6 via Bluetooth. I can see the connection in the Settings | Bluetooth | My Devices. However they both get disconnected within 10 ...
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Bluetooth headphones disconnect as soon as I try to use its microphone

Recently, both my Bose QC35 II and AirPods stopped working on my mac. As soon as I open anything that uses the mic, whatever window that is freezes and then the headphone/airpods disconnect. Even if ...
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Sound output set to headphones and most comes through them, but some sounds (e.g. alert sounds) come from internal speakers

I have bluetooth headphones I use on my macbook pro (2017 13", 10.15.6). I don't recall this problem happening before, but over the course of the past couple of weeks (very rough approx - clould ...
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New 2020 Macbook Pro: Headphone jack doesn't work upon logging in, often doesn't work until I plug in/out several times

I have a new mabook pro. Everytime I open the laptop and login, the computer doesn't seem to register my headphone jack. On the touch bar there isn't an option to control the volume. I always have to ...
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What is the Headset icon on apps in dock on iPad?

I use ipad occasionally but today I came across a new "icon", which I have never seen before. I have not connected any headphones to the iPad. So, what is the little "headset" ...
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Headphone jack not working

Several things happened in one evening: I overloaded the electricity in my room leading to all the plugs being switched off. Headphones were working at this point. I then tried to hook my Macbook Pro (...
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Bluetooth headset microphone very low when connected to specific macbook

I've got two macbooks, one late 2013 model and another newer one that I use for work. I've got a pair of B&W PX7 headphones which I use on my work macbook and phone without any issues. However, ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 2012 Headphone Jack not Responding

I have a 2012 MBP Retina and it doesnt recorgnize my headphone jack. I have tried to plugin several earphones but nothing happens. also i tried resetting SMC and PRAM but still the same issue. i am ...
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How to remove aux jack from Macbook Pro?

Recently I've got an aux jack stuck in the headphone port of my Macbook Pro 2015. (see photo below) The entire jack broke off, as opposed to just the tip which is usually what happens for most. The ...
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Audio issue on 2nd device when connected to Macbook via Bluetooth headphones

I have been using a JBL Tune 750 bluetooth headphones for the past couple of months and haven't managed to find a solution to this problem While connected to a MacBook Pro via Bluetooth, the multi-...
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Music app keeps starting when I press “play” on bluetooth headphones (Catalina)

This answer helped me disable the dreaded Music app from responding to "Play" button on the keyboard, but it stills jumps up each time I press "play" on the Bluetooth headphones (...
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Music app launches with bluetooth earbud connection in Catalina

This has been asked before in the days of iTunes, but I'm still having trouble and the one Catalina-centric comment on that thread didn't work for me. I never want to use apple's music app, yet I ...
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Macbook Pro headphones port won't pick up my microphone

VIDEO EXPLAINER: https://streamable.com/1u1xdz Proud owner of a Macbook Pro: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) Processor: 3.1 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Memory: 8 GB 2133 MHz ...
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Why different Bluetooth headsets pair in different ways on iPhone?

I used to pair my Bluetooth headset to my iPhone in the "standard" way using the Settings app. The pairing goes like the following: Open Settings → Bluetooth, and turn on the headset: Wait ...
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Issue with 3.5mm adapter and MacBook Pro

I am using a set of non-Apple earphones (3.5mm jack) using a non-Apple USB-C adapter. When I plug this into my Macbook Pro, it is not recognised, although it works on my Pixel. I tried Apple support ...
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How do I detect if headphones are connected (via the jack) in bash?

I have a script, and I want it to behave differently if headphones are connected. How can I get this information? I tried using SwitchAudioSource, but its output is the same, whether or not the ...
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Do the Airpods Pro change how your internal voice sounds?

This is just a question for owners of Airpods Pro. I've noticed that with regular earbuds that seal with a foam or soft plastic tip, the seal makes your internal voice sound weird. This is very ...
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Microphone not detected when using 3.5mm splitter

I use a Mac Mini and bought myself a headphone splitter so that I don't have to fiddle about when I need to use my microphone... e.g I don't want to have to unplug my speakers whenever I have a Skype ...
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Mac pausing bluetooth headset used by another device

I try to use my bluetooth headset (Jabra Elite Active 75t) with both my Macbook (MacOS 10.15.5 19F101) and my Android phone. If I pause all the sounds on Mac and try to play any music on the phone, ...
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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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How to disable inline volume controls on headphones connected to mac?

The inline volume up button on my Apple headphones randomly engages sometimes, which raises my mid-2013 Macbook Air's volume to the max. This is bad for my hearing and can be quite startling. Is there ...
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Bluetooth Headphone constantly disconnecting

Recently I bought a new pair of headphones, a JBL Everest Elite 150nc (with noise cancelling). I know it is a little older, but the price was a bargain (like 9 times cheaper that an AirPods Pro) and ...
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No sound when left and right speakers are at equal volume. Built in Output/headphones

Ok I believe I have an unknown issue. Please help. My built-in output appears to have left and right stereo output channels which I can raise or lower their volume independently. When the volume of ...
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Headphones way too loud in Bootcamp

I have a 2015 MacBookPro 15 inch. On Windows 10 when I plugin in Sony WH1000XM headphones via the wire, I have to turn the volume down to 1/100 in order for it not to be too loud. How can I fix this?
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Automatic Switching to Headphones with a Multi-Output Device

I have a minor issue on macOS 10.14.6. I have two DisplayPort monitors plugged into my Mac. I have configured a Multi-Output Device as shown below in the Audio MIDI setup app, such that audio is sent ...
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My headphones on my MacBook Pro don't work [duplicate]

so I have a pretty old MacBook Pro like mid 2010's roughly. My headphones worked last night, I turned my computer off and then when I woke up, while I tried numerous pairs of headphones, my audio ...
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3.5mm mic: how to explain my MacBook that it's just a mic and not an headphone set

Like title, I'm using a Boya M1 lavalier mic with a 3.5 mm plug. When I put it into the jack (that is the same of the headphones), my audio go mute, because computer thinks I'm using a headphone. ...
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macOS Bluetooth very high retransmission rate

I use my MacBook Pro from 2017 sometimes with bluetooth headphones on my desk with a distance of approximately 40cm between me and the MacBook. The Problem is that sometimes the retransmission rate ...
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MacBook Pro (2018) sound connects & disconnects continuously (macOS Catalina, version 10.15.3)

I have a new MacBook Pro (2018 version) with macOS Catalina. My issue is that it keeps disconnecting the audio output, regardless of device (internal and external). This has been occurring since ...
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Audio output being trown back to audio input

All my audio output seems to be routed right back into my audio input channel so when I'm on online meets (that is not dependant on chrome since I've got this also on installed apps) everyone can hear ...
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Macbook 2011 Audio Input/Output Question

I am preparing for a streamed music show via ZOOM on May 17. I have connected a mic & guitar pre-amp to my 2011 Macbook Pro audio line input port. In the AUDIO SETTINGS I have selected that ...
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Can't see volume adjustments made with Bluetooth headphones

I am using Beoplay E6 headphones that connect via Bluetooth. When paired with my Macbook Pro I can adjust the volume but I cannot see the pop-up volume bar that appears when you normally use keyboard ...
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Play and pause don't work properly with bluetooth headphones (Mac)

I've been having a very annoying problem with my Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless headphones for a couple of years now and I'm wondering if anyone else has had such issues. Say I'm listening to music ...
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How can you limit an iOS device to a certain volume level when headphones are initially connected?

My car has an aux input, so I have to turn the volume up all the way on my iPhone in order to get the most out of the car's speakers. When I get home and plug in my headphones, there's potential for ...
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MacOS Catalina left headphone sound problems

It started after Mojave update, when I plug in my headphones, left one has a bad quality or low sound. Balance is okay and only workaround I found is go to midi setup -> set left channel to maximum -> ...
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Can I force my MacBook Pro mid 2012 to not use Digital audio? [duplicate]

Whenever I remove my headphone, my MacBook pro mid 2012 (macOS Mojave, 10.14.5) defaults to "Digital Out — Optical digital-out port" (and the port is usually "red" -digital out light), but sometimes ...
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How can I turn off music automatically starting after phone call in iPhone

I use an iPhone 11 with a Sennheiser noise cancelling PXC 550-II Bluetooth headset. Every time I end a phone call, the iPhone starts playing a seemingly random song from my music library. I ...
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Record MacBook Audio Out With iPad/iPhone Earphone Jack

I just bought myself an iPad to take notes with Notability so that I can record my teachers' voices along with my notes, for this upcoming summer semester. Now with the mandated lock down, all my ...
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Bluetooth headphones/speakers connect for a second and disconnect immediately

I was having the issue where the bluetooth audio was stuttering. I was trying a variety of solutions but wasn't able to solve it. I tried following this answer Yosemite bluetooth audio is choppy/skips ...
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Mac OS Catalina - Bluetooth audio output issues (WF-1000XM3, Bose QuietComfort 35)

I have new Macbook Pro 16' with Mac OS Catalina (obviously I can't downgrade) From time to time, music stops playing inside the headphones (WF-1000XM3). The headphones are still connected, but sound ...
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Garageband is *always* recording internal computer audio

I'm making a very simple recording using the built-in microphone. However, even though I'm wearing headphones, garageband is recording the internal audio along with the microphone input. That means, ...
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Powerbook with mic and headphones: I don't hear my voice. What is the solution?

I have a Powerbook, OS 10.15.4, with a mic and use noise-cancelling headphones. When I speak during video conferencing, I do not hear myself (other than the noise conducted by the bone of my hard head)...
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Does the Apple EarPods exist in different shapes?

I have four sets of Apple EarPods, with remote control and volume. I think everything has always been ok with all of them, but suddenly, I discovered a problem with one, which doesn't sound right ...
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Use 3.5mm jack as line in for a musical instrument

My iMac and Macbook Air have only got one 3.5 mm jack each. I would like to use this jack as an audio input source to record an electronic drumkit. I realize the proper way of doing this would be to ...
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I got Lysol in my headphone jack. How should I get it out?

I was cleaning and I accidentally got Lysol in my phone. I’m mostly concerned about my headphone jack because I can’t listen to music since it’s saying I have headphones on when I don’t
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Headset microphone is not being recognized as input source

I have a Razer kraken essential headset (p2) , but my mac (2017 13-inch, running mojave 10.14.6) won't recognize my headset's microphone. The output source is doing fine (shows "Headphones on ...
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Bluetooth headset controller buttons stopped working on macbook pro

Up until today all of the buttons on my Sony headphones worked in controlling my Spotify app. I could play/pause skip tracks etc. After having a meeting on zoom today, all of the buttons except ...

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