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MacBook Air 2017 internal speakers and headphones sound fluctuating - hardware or software issue?

Problem: My MacBook Air 2017 (OS Mojave) internal speaker is emitting barely audible audio even at max volume. When headphones are plugged in, at times the audio suddenly becomes clear of its own ...
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Macbook's right speaker generating cracking voice

I tried this solution to sort out. IT does seem a software problem because now my left speaker having cracking sound. But since the answer does not tell how to fix it so I am asking again.
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Does plugging iPhone into speakers shorten its life span?

I yearn to play music on my external speakers that can be connected to iPhone or $50 USD 256 GB USB flash drive. I'm assuming that both's life time will shorten. But which to use? I'm guessing USB, ...
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Mute single speaker?

The left internal speaker on my 2018 MBP fried (sounds annoying common). I don't really want to take it in to get it fixed, and I'm hoping I can just disable the left one and use the right one. In ...
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Connect select bluetooth speakers when bluetooth headphones are connected

My morning routine is to have a call using bluetooth headphones on my MacBook Pro, then after the call I connect the bluetooth speakers and want to play music, but when I select the speakers, it ...
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Use iphone as speaker with old unibody white Mac

I have a very old Mac, white Unibody 2009. High Sierra 10.13.6 with upgraded 8GB and SSD. I also have a iPhone SE. The speakers on my old Mac are past their best and the volume from my iPhone can ...
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Setting system volume in macOS when an external display with speakers is connected

Recently I purchased an external display for my MacBook Pro (2017). I chose an LG 27UK850. The display has built-in speakers and is connected to my MacBook via USB-C port. The speakers are working ...
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Multiple Apple devices/One Bluetooth speaker

I have my iPhone synced to a Bose bluetooth speaker. I would like to sync my MacBook Pro to the same speaker. When I open "Bluetooth" on the Mac, there are no options to add another device, and I'm ...
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Speaker malfunction (crackling) on Mid-2014 MacBook Pro Retina

My laptop has a crackling sound in the right speaker. Using the post (link below), I was able to isolate that the problem is a software one (e.g. swapping channels made the problem affect the left ...
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MacBook Pro 15 speaker wattage

I am interested in knowing the technical specifications of the speakers supplied with the 15 inch MacBook Pro (2018). They sound distinctively more loud as compared to any other laptop on the market. ...
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Sound in Ubuntu not in Mac OS

I broke the headphone jack. Internal speakers disabled in Mac OS. However when installing Ubuntu the speakers work normally. Can I somehow install the Ubuntu drivers into Mac Os or something? to make ...
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Prevent external speakers in monitors connected via HDMI being used

I sometimes run into an issue where I connect an external monitor via HDMI, and my Macbook Pro's sound is now routed to the monitor instead of my headphones or the internal speakers. Worse, sometimes ...
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Is there a way to mute internal speakers on startup without unplugging headphones?

Some backstory: I use my MacBook at odd hours and don't want to disturb anybody with the loud startup chime. As you may well know, you can mute that by pressing the Mute key before shutdown with 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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Microphone issue on an iPhone 7 Plus

There's an issue with my iPhone 7 Plus where the speaker and microphone don't seem to work. When the phone is restarted, the audio usually works for one call and then stops working again. Apple ...
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How to pair a Boxanne Bluetooth speaker

I was given a Boxanne bluetooth speaker as a present and have been trying to pair it with my Mac but have so far been unable to. I just get a message saying: Couldn't connect to the device Is ...
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Crackling/Popping Right Speaker on Mid 2015 15" Macbook Pro

I've only began experiencing this issue this morning, I first noticed it at around 4 AM. Its 1 PM now. What I've done so far: Reset PRAM & SMC Switched Left & Right Speakers. The right ...
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What do these Bluetooth icons shown in iOS status bar mean?

I have two Bluetooth speakers from the same brand. They both have a mic and a call answer button as well as media playback control. When I connect to one of them I see the following icon in the ...
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Fix for 2018 MBP internal speaker noise bursts?

I have an issue with my 2018 15" MacBook Pro where the internal speakers will start to emit loud periodic bursts of noise after I've been using them for a seemingly random amount of time. If I use an ...
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iMac Speakers don't work

Looking for a little bit help here. I've searched everywhere and couldn't find an answer. My 2013 27" iMac doesn't play sound with the speakers (movies, youtube, itunes, etc..) but when I go to "...
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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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Launch AppleScript when bluetooth device is disconnected

Spotify continues playing on my Mac when my bluetooth headphones are disconnected (when they go out of range or lose battery for example). I have an AppleScript to pause Spotify, and I want it to be ...
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How do I use a Mac as a wireless speaker for an iOS device? [duplicate]

I know it’s possible to do this when the device is wired to the Mac (using Quicktime’s record audio), but I haven’t found a way to do it wirelessly.
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How can I use my Bluetooth speaker for 2 Apps Spotify + Microphone Apps at same time?

I would like to play the music on my Bluetooth speaker while singing over the music played from another application such as Spotify or YouTube. (Microphone Apps can be downloaded from the Apple store ...
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How to do speaker correction on a MacBook Pro Retina

On a MacBook Pro 15inch Retina I find the sound output from the internal speakers to be quite 'strange'. It is like there is too much bass from where the spectrum starts and then as if there are some ...
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AirPlay audio output

Ok, so I'm working in a new classroom with the following scenario I'm trying to solve. I have a MacBook Air connected to a ceiling projector using AirPlay. The thing I don't like with this is that ...
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Macbook Pro speaker gets muffled

Macbook Pro 2016 15" model. The speakers often go from perfectly clear to very noticeably muffled when adjusting the volume. It often happens when turning the volume up - but it'll still be at ...
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Used Audio Midi Set Up to use two audio outputs at once but now am unable to control the master volume of my MacBook Pro?

I am able to control the left and right speakers on my MacBook Pro in Audio Midi Setup, but the master volume is completely disabled, as in I can't use the keyboard or audio window in preferences to ...
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Using a MacBook as a Bluetooth speaker for a Windows PC

I was wondering if it would be possible to use the Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro as a Bluetooth speaker for another computer? The MacBook could act as a Bluetooth speaker that plays the other computer’...
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A1342 MacBook distorted speaker motherboard issue

I have an A1342 MacBook I cobbled together from spare parts. It works perfectly except the rear speaker atop the optical drive outputs distorted audio. The two speakers underneath the keyboard work ...
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Sound default problem (can't mute internal speakers)

Basically, I am having problems with the sound always finding a way to come out of the speakers, which is annoying, in a work environment. I've removed all external audio devices and set the volume ...
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Audio output gone, “internal speaker” device disappeared [closed]

A few days ago, my MacBook Air (13", mid-2011) running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 (17E199) would no longer produced any sound, neither through its built-in speakers nor the headphone jack. Pressing ...
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Set audio output device hierarchy?

Is it possible to set a hierarchy for audio output devices? I have a home and work office and move my MacBook Pro (13", Touchbar) between them. When I'm at work, I connect to an Apple Thunderbolt ...
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iMac 27" model 2010 - speaker weird after exchange of logicboard

I exchanged the logicboard and now the speakers don't work well. If plugged in both on the logicboard then the right speaker (the one without the subwoofer) makes distorted sounds. If I plug out ...
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Can I use a hotspot without data to connect to a wifi speaker?

I recently bought a WiFi speaker that needs to connect to a WiFi connection to play music from my phone. I also travel out of the country a couple times a year but do not have a data plan for out of ...
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How loud is an iPhone 6 in dB (unweighted)?

How loud is an iPhone 6 is if you make an unweighted measurement in dB? I found this, but they use a pop filter on the microphone. How loud is it really?
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iPhone X Bottom Speakers Not Working?

I recently got an iPhone X and noticed it has the same issues with its speakers at the bottom of the device as my older iPhone 5s. On both sides of the charging port there are grills for the speakers,...
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Dust went into my MacBook left speaker

So last night when I finished using my MacBook and then I noticed the left speaker had some small ball of dust. So I thought of taking it out in the morning tomorrow. So then when I tried to take it ...
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Airplay Yamaha CRX-N560d speakers working on iPad Air 2 but not on Macbook Pro 2017

Good morning everyone. I own a Yamaha Net HI-FI, a CRX-N560D that has airplay capabilities. I couldn't get my new Macbook Pro 2017 - High Sierra 10.13.3 installed - to stream audio to airplay ...
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Poor audio in one speaker - Mac

I have a 2016 Macbook Pro 15" running macOS Sierra. The left speaker sounds muffled (it isn't outputting any treble) while the right speaker sounds perfectly fine. For some casual debugging, I've ...
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Does the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 have better speakers than the 2015 iPad Pro 12.9

I recently had the opportunity to try playing music on the internal speakers with both models, although in different stores, and I've noticed that the older iPad's internal speakers are either quieter,...
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MacBook Pro Touch Bar pops and right speaker gets disabled

I have a strange issue with my MacBookPro 14,3 (Touch Bar), a 15" model. Whenever there is a loud sound or a change in music dynamics (e.g., the start of a loud chorus in a song, an explosion, the “...
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Speaker and camera of my MacBook Air aren't working after installing windows

Yesterday I installed Windows 8.1 on my MacBook Air on the partition that contained macOS, so the only OS that exists on my laptop is windows. With addition I had also installed BootCamp drivers on it....
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Display takes a while to come on after sleep and No sound from internal speakers in OS X, but everything is fine in Ubuntu

My Hardware Macbook Air Early 2008 (MacbookAir1,1) OS X Lion 10.7.5 Problems 1) Display backlight is off for minutes after waking. When I wake up my MBA from a longer sleep or after being off ...
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Is there a faster way to change my sound inputs and outputs?

I use multiple sound inputs and outputs. For example, for outputs I have my internal speakers, Air Parrot, and Bluetooth speakers. For inputs I have my internal microphone, Line In, Air Parrot, and a ...
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Can playing music at full volume on a 15" MBP (2017) damage the speaker irreversibly?

A few weeks ago, the left speaker on my MacBook suddenly "popped" when I received a notification. The volume was not high and no music was playing. It seems that the speaker was overdriven and pretty ...
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Some audio (but not all) coming out of MacBook speakers instead of Display speakers

My 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is connected to my Apple Thunderbolt Display via a genuine Apple Thunderbolt to USB-C adapter. The audio from the MacBook is piped through to the built-in speakers in ...
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Volume on MacBook Pro low after disconnecting from Bluetooth speakers

As the title suggests, I am having issue with the volume of the internal speakers from my MBP after I disconnect from the Bluetooth speaker. This doesn't happen always, but it seems to happen with ...
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Sound from the speakers of my MBPro with Touch Bar degrading

I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch bar. When I play loud music or watch a movie in which there's a noisy action scene for instance, the speakers' sound quality suddenly degrades. Sound continues ...
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Waterproofing the iPhone 7 Plus for use in sea water

I use an iPhone 7 Plus with an Overboard waterproof bag. I take a lot of photos and the waterproof bag is very cumbersome. I've noticed the only holes in the iPhone are the charging port and the ...