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How to disable Volume / Headphone safety volume notifications for an external speaker?

Getting headphone safety notifications for an external speaker, thing is I have to turn the bluetooth volume to full (or >80%) for this device to work properly as it has it's own amplifier and ...
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MBP 14 2021 bad mic feedback

I've got a problem with a new MBP 14 2021. The mic doesn't cut off the sound from the speakers. For example on Discord if I'm on a call, then I can talk to people using a built-in mic and speakers. It ...
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My headphones appear in the output section in my Mac but there's no sound coming out of them

I tried of course to connect them to another device and they work. I cleaned the hole with a small air pump I use to clean the in-space between buttons. The sound works fine when I unplug them, but ...
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Make iPhone use speaker for calls when charging

I have a few MagSafe charging stands, and I expected that iPhone would automatically pick speaker mode rather than assuming I'd be holding the phone against my ear. Is there a way to configure the ...
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Control built-in MacBook Pro Speakers with keyboard while using alternate sound output

Is there any way to control my built-in MacBook Pro Speakers with the keyboard sound controls (F10, F11, F12) while using an alternate device for sound output? I am using HDMI/DisplayPort speakers for ...
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MacBook Pro distorted audio on external speakers while external monitor is plugged

I have a MacBook Pro 15" currently running Monterey. I've recently got a pair of studio speakers which I connect to my audio interface (passive mixer t.mix Vol.1) which connects to my MacBook Pro ...
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Is there a way to change the volume increment on an iPhone?

When I'm watching videos late at night I often turn the volume way down. I'm finding the iPhone volume increments from the physical push buttons are not very fine grained, it seems like a coarse big ...
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Mac software to test speakers via microphone?

Is there any Mac software that can: Play a sound (such as a music or tone track). Use the microphone to capture the sound and then compare the waveform to ensure the speakers were playing it properly ...
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Crazy audio MacBook Pro issue

I purchased a used MacBook Pro 2018 recently and it has developed an audio issue I cannot figure out. When trying to play sound through the speakers whatever the first sound I try to play after a ...
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Connect Logitech Z906 5.1 to MacBook Pro 2018

How do I connect the Logitech Z906 5.1 speaker system to my MacBook Pro (2018, ports: 4 usb-type c, 1 3.5mm headphone jack) to get full surround sound / best quality sounding music? Will it just ...
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External Monitor Sound Volume Slider AND auto switching

I just switched from an iMac to a MacBook 14 inch. I've swapped out my iMac with a Samsung HDMI monitor with a speaker, and it plays sound correctly. However, the volume slider is disabled. I could ...
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How to stop Mac speakers from playing other sounds during a call?

I am trying to stop sound played on the laptop to be captured by my microphone but I cannot figure a way out. I am running on macOS Monterey. The audio I have played on the laptop could be heard, I ...
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Could I cast from phone while maintaining two different audio streams

I need to connect a Bluetooth speaker to my iPhone 12 Pro, then Chromecast a Netflix movie from my iPhone to a monitor. I need the Bluetooth speaker to play the audio for the Netflix movie. At the ...
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Macbook air M1 right speaker stops working until restarted

I am have been a windows user since I remember. I recently moved to m1 macbooks (air) after the rave reviews. Only problem is my mac’s right side’s speaker sounds distorted for a second and then stops ...
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OS X Possible to route "Internal Speaker" (and all associated enhancements) to Audio Output?

Hello I've noticed that volume control acts differently on the internal speakers vs internal speakers. Primarily the fact that the built in audio uses some sort of multiband compression or volume ...
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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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Is there a way to remove rattling in MacBook Air 2020 speakers?

My Mac is Macbook Air M1 2020. Now I use Mac OS Monterey 12.0.1. Sometimes I experience rattling in the speakers. Specifically, rattling is easy to hear while listening to "Paris by $uicideboy$&...
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How to make sure my Mac isn't making a sound using its speakers?

I'm working in an open space. And I always spend a few minutes making sure the sound is coming out of the AirPods/Bose. And sometimes the sound comes from the Mac speakers, making loud noise to all ...
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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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Macbook Air (2020 Intel) speakers panning wrong

Main description The audio on my Macbook Air (2020, the last Intel model) is acting very weirdly. If I play this stereo test, I perceive the locations of the sounds like this: "Left channel"...
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Can you specify a Communications Device that allows mute Mac speakers without muting Communication Device?

I have a colleague who has a Mac and we're on a lot of big Zoom meetings together. Unfortunately he has his speaker + communications output on the same speaker so we hear every single alert he ...
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What can be damaging my macbook pro speakers?

I have 2 late 2015 macbook pro, and one of them the speakers already have that distorted sound, like when a speaker is gone. The other one is starting to have that same type of sound with certain ...
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Is it possible to connect Macbook Pro 2020 to 5.1 sound bar with HDMI?

Bluetooth or AUX doesn't support channel separation. So wanted to connect via HDMI for surround sound but it's not getting detected.
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Using an external speaker as the left/right speaker with MacBook?

I am looking for a way to connect an external speaker as the left speaker to a MacBook Pro to get better stereo sound. From what I have read in the forums it should be possible to output audio on ...
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Is there a way to rename the built in speaker name? (Mac Mini M1)

I am trying to rename the default or built-in speaker name on the Mac mini. Currently, it is "Mac mini Speakers". I want to be able to change or rename it.
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Older MacBook Pro doesn't see new modern Bluetooth speaker, why not?

MacBook Pro Mid 2012 readily connects to all my modern Bluetooth devices except it doesn't see my new Sony SRS XB43 speaker. I turn off any devices that my MBP tries to connect to so only the Sony ...
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Muffled speakers - software issue?

MacBook Pro 2016 15.4". Lately my speakers go from perfectly clear to a very muffled sound almost all the time. Selecting a different frequency in the Audio/MIDI configuration or killing ...
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Bluetooth speaker connects to input rather than output - seems related to macOS Big Sur

I’ve got a bluetooth speaker (Bose Mini II SoundLink) that I’m trying to connect to my Mac. I was playing music through Tidal and it was working normally but then it suddenly disconnected, and now ...
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crackling and popping sounds in almost-new MacBook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro that I just bought a couple of months or so ago, MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) OS Catalina 10.16.6 Anyhow recently I noticed that playing Youtube videos ...
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Any fixes for persistent NO SOUND issue on 16" MBP (2020) OS 11.2…?

Speakers not recognized by computer. Numerous calls with Apple Support ("AS" herein) team members… Tried all manner of solutions. After 3 months, 7 store Genius Bar visits, computer was ...
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Advanced Audio Output

Here is my setup: Two 27" displays directly next to each other, connected to a Mac mini. Both displays have built in speakers that get audio over displayport<->USBC. So if I wanted the left ...
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MacBook connects to the JBL Flip 4 and then disconnects

In the past, I was able to connect my MacBook to the JBL (but maybe it was another JBL, I am not sure), but now I am not able to, because it disconnects 5 seconds (or so) after the Bluetooth ...
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Why am I getting bad distortion on my MacBook Pro 15, mid 2015 right speaker?

My MacBook Pro 15, mid 2015, has bad distortion on the right speaker. Headphones and bluetooth are fine, and when I use the Audio MIDI utility to swap channels it stays on the right speaker. I ...
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Speaker transplant between iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus

I have an iPhone 6s Plus and looking forward to giving it to my little sister. She complains the speaker is too quiet and that's true. You can barely hear any audio from both the earpiece and the ...
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iPhone does not ring through speaker with headphones connected

iPhone 11, iOS 14.1. When the Bluetooth headphones are connected, the phone only rings through them, which means if I take the headphones off I can't hear the phone ring. I'm hard of hearing, so I ...
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How to fix damage caused by a water spill? [duplicate]

There was water spilled on my MacBook Air but I replaced the internal speakers. Now the sound is not working at all. No internal speaker or microphone is showing up and also the sound does not work ...
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Can. MacBook Pro run in closed-display mode without physically. closing the lid? [duplicate]

I have two external monitors with my MacBook pro. I'd like to keep the MacBook lid open for speaker quality - listening to music, but have the same result as it would be closed with external monitors. ...
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MacBook 15-inch speakers on when closed, is it damaging them?

I have my MacBook on a stand and I plug in a monitor and listen to something and I occasionally forget to plug-in my speaker. Will it damage my Mac speakers if they're facing the screen ?
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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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iPhone: is it possible to route calls to speaker only if answering via smartwatch?

Usually I answer calls with the standard iPhone receiver. Sometimes, while the phone is charging and I'm in the other room, I have to answer the call with a bluetooth-connected smartwatch (otherwise I ...
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MacBook Pro 16" Speakers Spontaneously Making Strange Noise. How do I fix this?

I have a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) running MacOS Catalina 10.15.6. Ever since I updated from MacOS Catalina 10.15.5, when I play music on my MacBook speakers, after a few minutes I'll start hearing ...
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iPhone XR's screen triggers other devices

Recently I bought a brand new iPhone XR. When its screen is activated by some application (not necessarily a GSM call or a Wi-Fi thing), it affects other speakers or headphones around it. All of them ...
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Macbook's speakers "pop" when entering stand-by mode

On my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) I have noticed a problem with popping sound. It happens both on running on AC adapter and battery: Macbook makes light pop sound (like from static electricity) from ...
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macOS Catalina + Mac Mini: How to (reliably) use external speaker + control volume with media keys?

In Short: I have not been able to find a reliable solution to use external speakers + media key volume control on macOS Catalina. Is there any good / known solution for this? Long Story: I haven ...
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Set macOS audio output to an iOS device

The speakers of my computer have a bad crackling sound. I'd like to be able to watch videos on my computer (for the large screen) and have the sound on the iPhone speakers (better sound). Is it ...
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Using speakers on both screens depending on window location

My configuration: 2x Apple Cinema Display 27" 1x late-2014 model Mac Mini I would like the speakers in each display to be used depending upon which display the window that made the sound is on. For ...
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How to clean speaker hole on macbook pro

if you have macbook with thunderbolt - you will have some weird verry small hole on speaker. If this hole is dirty - HOW TO CLEAN IT ? I have try with vacum cleaner nor air compressor not work.
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Macbook Pro putting out low sound input

Every app that I use, the speakers hardly put out sound even when set to full volume full blast. I went into sound settings and made sure the volume was up all the way and it sounds like it is on a ...
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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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How can I test individual speakers on a MacBook Pro?

The MacBook Pro 2019 has 6 built-in speakers. Is there some way I can test them 1 at a time? All I can find is how to test left side or right side independently, or how to run Apple Diagnostics which ...
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