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How do I make the sound from youtube page play on the speaker which has already bluetooth paired?

I have bluetooth paired my speaker, but safari won't play the sound to it. Safari (Chrome too) still uses my macbook to play the sound. But if I use a headphone, Safari can play the sound to the ...
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2021 M1 Max MacBook Pro: Left Speaker Popping/Crackling/Sound Distortion. Sound is also very right-heavy. macOS 14.3.1

This seemed to be a massive issue a couple of years or so ago, as it kept popping up on Reddit's MBP sub. Then it must have been fixed in an update (intimating that it's software-related), but it ...
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How can I create an audio device that will be my speakers by default, but switch to headphones if they are plugged in?

A semi-recent update has made it very easy to output audio to both headphones and speakers independently on Mac OS. The drawback is that all my audio programs (DJing, DAWs) now are unable to do the ...
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Preventing Jabra speakerphone buttons from changing build-in speaker volume

I'm using a MacBook Pro with a Jabra Speak 410 for video calls in Teams. I've generally set the build-in speaker of the MacBook as the main/active speaker in the MacOS settings so that I can mute the ...
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Why is Sibelius causing audio crackling from the internal speakers of the 2023 M3 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro?

I have recently completed the setup of a new 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max (14/30 core distribution). Today, for the first time, I noticed that the notification sound from the Mail and Messages apps ...
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Mac Pro no longer shows "Headphones" in sound widget

I have a 2013 Mac Pro (trashcan) running 12.6.8. I have a set of speakers plugged into the headphone port on the back. I've used this successfully for a decade. Sometime in the recent past, I think ...
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macOS: How to identify the Built-in audio output device? Can I rely on the UID(BuiltInSpeakerDevice)?

I am trying to figure out which device is the built-in output device on my Mac using switchaudio-osx? when I use exec -a -f json in the list I can see {"name": "MacBook Pro Speakers&...
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IPhone 13 does not ring thru speaker with bluetooth connected

I have an IPhone 13 When I am at work I am allowed to wear ear buds, but my phone does not ring thru speaker when the ear buds are connected. When i take them out for something i am not hearing my ...
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How do I make it so that my iPhone plays all audio through it's speakers by default?

I recently bought an Amazon smart watch and I really love it. I can make calls and receive notifications through it, so it's always connected to my phone by default. The problem I'm having with it, is ...
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Macbook sends audio to internal speakers no matter which device is selected

I am running macOS 10.12.6 on a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro. I can connect to my television (via HDMI) and my headphones (via Bluetooth) just fine. Video is sent to the TV correctly. However, no matter what ...
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Is it possible to tell my Siri to connect my iPhone to a bluetooth speaker? "Hey Siri, play some Jazz on the SoundBot Bluetooth speaker!"

Note that my SoundBot Bluetooth speaker will not be connected beforehand to my iPhone. It will be on, paired, but not connected. I want to tell my iPhone Siri to connect to and play on the bluetooth ...
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Short glitch sound when skipping to next song

I have a Macbook M1 Pro 2021 with Monterey. Sometimes, when I skip to the next song, a short glitch sound comes from the speaker. It doesn't happen always. It happens sporadically. I couldn't find the ...
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Why does my 2020 M1 MacBook Air play both channels of audio out of the left side?

My late 2020 M1 MacBook Air has picked up a new quirk: audio from both the left and right channel is only coming out of the left side speaker. What's odd about it is that if I play a "stereo test&...
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How to programmatically change audio output to built in speakers ALWAYS [duplicate]

I've seen answers like these but what I'm trying to do is programmatically ALWAYS set the audio output to built-in speakers regardless of which row item the Mac is currently tuned to. In the code ...
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How to delay the internal speaker of a MacBook to sync with an external speaker with larger latency?

With the "Multi-output device" feature in audio midi setup in macOS, we are able to use a MacBook's internal speaker and an external Bluetooth speaker simultaneously to play the same music. ...
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Change bluetooth device type from headphones to speaker?

When I'm connecting my bluetooth speakers to my iMac they connect as headphones. This leads to a restricted volume which I can't get around either. For instance on iOS the option to change the ...
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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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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 (with phone vertically oriented), and I expected that iPhone would automatically pick speaker mode rather than assuming I'd be holding the phone against my ear. Is ...
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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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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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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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