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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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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My external microphone is being considered as a sound output on my macbook pro!

I have bought the dual lav mic from BOYA (BY-M1DM model) and my macbook pro keeps considering my microphone as headphones pretty much all the time. I got the external mic to be correctly considered as ...
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Mac ignores Headphones after sleep

The problem is that the Mac ignores the connected 3.5 headphones after sleep, but this does not apply to Bluetooth. With bluetooth headphones everything is fine. I have already try to reset P/NVRAM. ...
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MacOS disable bluetooth device auto-connect

I have a pair of Sennheiser PXC 550 headphones which are connected to both my Macbook and iPhone. I am trying to fix a very weird bug that manifests with the following steps: Listen to music on my ...
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How to unmute headphones by default when plugged into MacBook Pro?

Each time the mac is turned on, and the headphones are plugged in, they are muted by default on my MacBook Pro. I need to unmute them every time in System Preference-> Sound -> Output. I have thus two ...
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Macbook air keeps disconnecting audio source

I have a new Macbook Air (2019 version) with macOS Catalina. My issue is that it keeps disconnecting the audio output I'm using. This has been occurring ever since I bought the mac 3 weeks ago, ...
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Phone calls on iPhone doesn't ring on Bluetooth headphones

I recently started using Bluetooth headphones. Today I received my first phone call since I started using the Bluetooth headphones, and to my surprise my iPhone rang out loud instead of playing the ...
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How to disable sidetone (voice feedback) on USB headset on macOS Catalina?

I have a Plantronics C5220 USB-C headset and when I use it on Skype I can hear myself in the headset speakers, that's what they call "sidetone" (or voice feedback). Apparently there is a native ...
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Can an iPhone 4S take microphone through audio jack?

I can play audio of an iPhone 4S through the 3.5mm audio jack to headphones. I would like to use it with a headset that includes a microphone for making phone calls or recording audio. I'm not sure if ...
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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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