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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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Do microphones with a 3.5mm jack work on iPhones with an adapter? [closed]

I'm personally dissatisfied with the audio quality of Voice Memos on my iPhone XR. I have a microphone with a 3.5mm jack that works with my PC, and I know 3.5mm to Lightning adapters exist. If I were ...
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non-iPhone TRRS headset microphone not recognized on Macbook Air

I'm trying to use a TRRS headset with my Macbook Air 2017 (Catalina), but the Air is only recognizing it as output, but ignoring the microphone as input. The headset is HTC-branded (it was included ...
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Poor (and loud) quality out of good Bluetooth headphones on Monterey

I'm getting horrible audio quality out of some good headphones, and it's too loud even at the lowest possible volume setting. It sounds as if it's clipped, and then the clipped signal has been ...
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Bluetooth headphones noise irritating beep sound

I have a Bose QC35 model 1 which I quite like and use with two iPhones, an iPad, two MacBooks, Apple TV. Also have home pod around. Problem is that it seems to keep probing different devices all the ...
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Control music on MacBook and iPhone using VoiceOver (iPod version)

I used to have an iPod nano, but the headphones that came with it broke and the newer headphone is not compatible with it, so I stopped using it. I now listen to music primarily using my MacBook and ...
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Why does volume jump to max when I connect my bluetooth headphones?

I know I'm not the only one experiencing this. A quick google search shows others have not found solutions to this either. Sometimes when I connect my headphones via bluetooth the volume jumps to the ...
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Sony WF-1000XM3 - turn off the voice assistant

Using a Sony bluetooth WF-1000XM3 headset on iOS15. I hate the voice assistant on this headset. It has called several people without my knowledge, random people in my contacts. Pressing the right ear ...
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Using iPhone's microphone instead of headphone's for selected apps

I usually have Bluetooth headphones paired with an iPhone while I'm listening to music. However, now and then, I use the Voice Memos app or another app that requires a microphone. I only use those ...
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No call audio when using lightning to 3.5mm adapter

I'm trying to use 3.5mm headphones with my iPhone 11 running iOS 15.3. I've tried a few different lightning to 3.5mm adapters and they have the same issue: music, games, videos work great; phone or ...
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Beats Studio Buds don't connect after iOS 15.3 update

Last night I updated my iPhone 8 to iOS 15.3. This morning I noticed that I had some trouble connecting my Beats Studio Buds to my phone. Expected Behavior Normally, when I open my Beats case and pull ...
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App alerts on the iPhone don't alert in headphones

Summary I'm using an iPhone 12 mini, iOS 15.2.1. When wearing (cable based) headphones, alerts from (at least) one specific app don't make it into the headphones - but running music stops. The alert ...
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Can I get a battery percentage for a non-Apple BT device from the command line in Catalina? [duplicate]

I used ioreg and the only one of my connected devices that seems to report its battery level is the Trackpad: ╰─➤ ioreg -l | grep -B 20 BatteryPercent\" | | | | | | | "...
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Turn off "head pose" information

On 12.1. Head pose information keeps shifting the left-right balance of my headphones to ridiculous extents. Is there anyway to remove this feature or to disable "head pose" information ...
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Cannot hear others when doing facetime on Mac without using Headphones

I cannot hear others talking on facetime on my early 2016 mac book through the speakers. Facetime on my phone works fine, and it works fine on my laptop if I have headphones plugged in. As soon as I ...
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Bluetooth headphones connect/disconnect loop after being connected to other device

I've got bluetooth headphones, Sony WH-1000XM3, and when I'm only using them with my Mac (MacBook Pro, 2020) everything is fine. They are paired to my Mac so when I turn them on they connect, when I ...
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M1 earphone jack intermittently not recognised

The earphone jack on my M1 Macbook Air goes through periods of working and not working (i.e. just not recognising that earphones are plugged in). It seems that it's more likely to work if I haven't ...
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BlueTooth headphones mute themselves randomly

I have Sennheiser MB Pro 2 Bluetooth headphones with a mute button on them. I bought them specifically for work-related meetings and calls because they have a very good microphone, which can filter ...
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How to show "Input Devices" in Sound menu bar?

It is really annoying that when connecting a Bluetooth headset to the mac, immediately the "input device" becomes the headset's microphone. It is annoying that to change this I need to go to ...
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Buzzing sound from every sound output (internal speakers, headphones) on Macbook. Hardware or software?

I recently bought an old Macbook Pro (A1398). The internal speakers make a buzzing sound; anything plugged into the headphone jack also does. Is there any way to determine if it is a software problem ...
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How can I use my iPhone bluetooth earphones on my Mac?

I know I can unpair my bluetooth earphones on one device and pair with another, but this is inconvenient. I'd like to just keep my earphones paired with my iPhone and be able to use them with my Mac. ...
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Cannot Pair Microsoft Surface Headphones V1 to MacBook Pro

Several years ago I bought a pair of Surface headphones on a great Black Friday deal. At the time, I was running macOS Mojave and I had no problem connecting via Bluetooth to these headphones. However,...
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iPhone vs. iPad sound?

About 3 years ago I got a Bose QC35 and an iPhone 7 at same time. Listening to my music was a new experience then, mostly because of Bose I think. Before I used an iPhone 3GS with the earphone that ...
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macOS Monterey: Bluetooth mic issues when Mute/Adjust input volume

Whenever I try to mute my Bluetooth audio input (mic) by either applying a shortcut with the following code set volume input volume 0 or by manually minimizing the sound to 0 on Sound Preferences ->...
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High Impedance headphone support from the new Headphone Jack on the 2021 MacBook Pro 14" and 16"?

The apple website says the new MacBook pros 2021 both the 14" and the 16" with the added ports has also improved the 3.5 mm headphone jack(internal DAC to be more precise) with advanced ...
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Invert polarity of audio output

Is it possible to invert the audio output polarity to headphones on MBA M1? If so, how? I have a music track which seems to have some issue with mastering on the left side of the sounds. I just want ...
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How to increase input mic volume on mac above 100% during live calls like Webex meetings?

In macOS is there any way to turn up input mic volume above 100% in software? I have turned up all the volume bars everywhere. Is there some software or any other way to do this in live calls ...
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AKG K371-BT bluetooth headsphones click/pop issue on BigSur

I'm experiencing inconsistent pop/clicks when using my new AKG k371-BT bluetooth headphones. This happens on both Spotify and YouTube. The sound is very inconsistent and I wonder if it has something ...
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How do I stop this malware from opening up everytime I wear my Bluetooth headphone? [duplicate]

I have Sony Bluetooth headphone that has wear detection, which automatically pauses any audio/video playing whenever I temporarily take my headphone off and restart playing as soon as I start wearing ...
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Automatically change sound output/input to bluetooth speaker/headphones

I have a bluetooth speaker and a couple of bluetooth headphones. I would like macOS to automatically use them for sound output/input when they connect. At the moment I have to go into Sound settings ...
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External microphone interfering with macbook speaker volume

I am using 2019 Macbook Pro with macOS Catalina v10.15.7. I am trying to use external microphone (Maono AU-400 Lavalier Microphone (Black)) through audio jack. On connecting the microphone, I change ...
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My macbook pro 2018 is making this strange buzzing (white/grey noise) sound on repeat?

Just recently I have noticed this strange noise coming from my MacBook. It sounds like static, or grey noise, but it's not continues, it starts and stops in a constant repeating manner, almost like a ...
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Which Apple/Beats earbud models have sound isolation (don't have air vents that allow room noise in)?

Which Apple or Beats earbud models (if any) have sound isolation (don't have air vents that allow room noise in)? I can find no mention of noise or sound isolation in the marketing material of AirPods ...
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Audio pops out of headphones to the iPhone speaker/ microphone when reaching voicemail

My friend and I both have iPhone 6s with AT&T as the carrier. I just called and was hearing the ringing through my external hard-wired headset. As soon as VoiceMail was reached the headset dropped ...
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View every process that is outputting sound (over bluetooth)

I'm using my Sony WH-1000XM4 Bluetooth headphones paired to my 16" MBP and recently I have been experiencing issues with multi-device pairing. How this is supposed to work: When either of the two ...
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Wireless headphones keep disconnecting Wifi on MacBook Pro

I have headphones, mouse and a keyboard connected through bluetooth. The problem is that the headphones keep disconnecting me from wifi. I've tried to reboot Mac's bluetooth (Big Sur 11.5.1) and also ...
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What are the best ways to clean your airpods and airpod case?

My AirPod case & headphones get dirty often. I've used a damp paper towel to clean the exterior of the case, a combo of a cotton swab and even a tooth pick for some of the tighter areas on the ...
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No sound after headphones are disconnected

I am running on BigSur When my bluetooth headphones disconnect because of running out of battery, the computer does not play any sound anymore. In the settings I see only the "internal" ...
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BT headsets with no lag

I have a Logitech H390 headset on my trashcan MP. These are quite nice for general purpose telecommuting and gaming. I find many sets clamp onto your head and are very uncomfortable for long use, the ...
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Are old Apple Earpods capable of providing balanced audio (as defined below)?

Do the old Apple Earpods, i.e. those with 3.5mm plugs, have cables and plugs capable of providing balanced audio? By balanced audio, I mean, audio transmitted in the form of "two copies of the ...
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What should I expect from ANC? (mixed feelings w/Beats Studio 3 Wireless)

I’ve recently purchased a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless and am trying to understand how ANC is supposed to work & how much sound it is supposed to block. These headphones do not have a passive ...
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USB headset only works the first time I plug it in on Macbook Pro

I have a bit of an annoying problem with my Macbook Pro (16", 2019 model) running Big Sur (11.4). I have a Logitech USB headset. Since my laptop only has USB-C ports, I have a plug to convert ...
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Bluetooth headset opens Apple Music and starts playing music

My current setup: macOS 11.4 MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) Jabra Evolve2 65 connected via Bluetooth (not using the included Jabra dongle) What happens: I turn the laptop on then the headset Make a ...
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When I pair my Bluetooth headphones my WiFi drops out

Patient is Macbook Pro 2019 16/256 1.4 (Big Sur 11.3) Problem: When I pair my mouses (mx master 2s/mx master 3) my internet drops off at least 50% no matter its 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz. If I pair Bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth headphones keep disconnecting from my MacBook Pro

I have a pair of OnePlus Buds Z and a Macbook Pro late 2015. I tried several methods explained on this blog, but every single solution (like reset the Bluetooth module or writing some instructions on ...
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Playing audio over bluetooth from some sources mutes others

When I play audio through bluetooth headphones, the following happens: Play the Google timer in Chrome or playback from Logic Pro X. Works fine. Play a YouTube video or Spotify song. Stop it. Go back ...
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Headphone audio not working

I have a 2014 MacBook Air running Mojave. Just today the audio stopped working through my headphones (through the headphone jack, not Bluetooth). I checked settings to see if there was anything wrong ...
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MacOS 10.14: Disable headphone volume key repeat (prevent continous volume increase)

(Macbook Pro late 2013, 10.14.6) The behavior I want to prevent: If I hold a headphone volume control button pressed, the volume continues to increase (decrease) all the way up (down). I'd like to ...
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How can I listen to my iPhone's audio output, using the headphones connected to my Mac?

I have an iPhone 7 Plus. It, like all other phones of its type, has no headphone jack, and I have no adapter. However, I also have a MacBook Pro (2014), running Sierra. When I'm at home, is there some ...
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Is my iPod Touch 2G supposed to be outputting audio over headphones and internal speaker simultaneously?

I know this is an old device but I hope it's still okay to ask about it. I got a 2nd gen (I think) 8GB iPod Touch from my partner last week. She forgot the pin so I just restored it in iTunes. I ...
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No sound out of both sides of Beats solo3 wireless when on Bluetooth

I have a pair of beats solo3 wireless headphones that used to work. They still work when wired. When connected to my phone over bluetooth, I can see the iPhone volume indicators change on the iphone ...
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