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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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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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Headphone Jack Splitter Adapter incompatibility with Apple devices

Why do most of the Headset Adapter CTIA 3.5mm Y Splitter Headphone Jack Splitter Adapter (3.5mm 4 Pole TRRS Male to 2 x 3 Pole Female) don't work with Apple products? I was searching on Amazon and ...
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Any way to reset volume level after unplugging headphones?

I have a MacBook Pro 14 with 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 reasonable ...
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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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Is there a shortcut to connect Bluetooth headphones on iOS?

Every time I want to use my Bluetooth headphones with my iPhone (iOS 12) I have to open Settings, tap Bluetooth, then select the device. Is there a way to connect with less friction?
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PS4 earbuds quit working on MacBook Pro after hitting mute button

I had my PS4 earbuds (standard ones that come with the PS4) plugged into my MacBook Pro (2017 model I believe) and I accidentally hit mute (F10) instead of lowering the volume (F11), and now they won'...
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Setting default microphone input

I would like to set a default input to be always the internal microphone. Sometimes when I connect my AirPods to the MacBook the input changes to the AirPods' microphones which results in much worse ...
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Is it possible to remap headphone inline controls?

Currently, when I press the volume up and down buttons on my Apple headphones connected to my Mac, it turns the volume up or down. Let's say I want to perform some other type of action when I press ...
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Disconnecting bluetooth headphones

I have a (new) pair of Aukey EP-B40 bluetooth earbuds. Until recently (today!) they were working just fine. Now, when I try to connect to them, they seem to connect briefly, but: (a) they never ...
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Apple SE cell phone goes into voice control mode when I unpause it

I have an iPhone SE with iOS 12.1.4. which I use primarily as a mp3 player. I am using the apple earpods (wired in ear headphones with remote). I can pause the audio no problem by a single short tap ...
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IMac Pro won't recognize my analog audio jack headphones. Help?

I have a probleme with my iMac, it won't recognise the jack headphones when I plug it in. When plug-in, in system and preferences, I'm not able to see the jack output. have tried the folowing method ...
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Specific pair of headphones doesn't work with my iPhone, but does work with other devices. iPhone works with other headphones

My Jlab Audio Earbuds work fine with my 2014 iMac, 2015 Macbook Air, Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and PC. They used to work with my iPhone 6S, but have stopped functioning recently—I can technically get them ...
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How to play music on both Hearphone connector and Bluetooth on iPad?

Is there a way to play music through Headphone connector (HI-FI system) and Bluetooth (Wireless speaker in different place) simultaneously ? It seems that I can only choose one or the other, but it ...
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Bluetooth headset connected to Mac and iPhone: Cannot play music/music stops

I am encountering a weird bluetooth issue and even after extensive googling I don’t have so much of a start of an idea what is going on. Here is the situation: I have a Jabra elite 65t headset which ...
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Volume buttons on EarPods activate iPhone screen

When the screen to my iPhone is asleep/deactivate whilst it is playing music, I often adjust the volume using the buttons on the control for my EarPods, but annoyingly this always activates the screen ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...