Headphone problems.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by OCDMacGeek, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. OCDMacGeek macrumors 6502a

    OCDMacGeek

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    Is anyone else having problems using their headphones with the Macbook Air? My Shure E500 headphones have a loud hiss and instead of playing music properly, the music is filled with odd bleeps and bloops. I have a similar problem with my Etymotic headhones. I *think* the standard iPod headphones worked fine, but I no longer have them on hand to test.

    Is anyone else having problems?
     
  2. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Are you sure they are being plugged in all the way? The Air's got a pretty slim opening for the jack and some headphones don't have a narrow enough plug to make the fit. The Apple phones are pretty skinny and will work. I have a set of Sennheiser's that I have to use an extender to get plug in all the way.
     
  3. Frozonecold macrumors 6502

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    I have the same problem when using my sony headphones with my iPhone. I can get it to work with a good push though.
     
  4. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Yes, that's exactly right. There have been numerous instances with headphone plugs that don't fit. They make a nice little extender for an easy fix.
     
  5. queshy macrumors 68040

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    I have the SE 210s. Whenever playing a quicktime video on the MBA through the headphones, the sound is fine, but whenever I pause it I hear a weird beeping whiny noise for a split second. This is only when I use the Shures...when I use the iPod buds the sound isn't there. I suspect the shure jack is not making full contact because my headphones don't do that when plugged into my iMac. So I don't think the computer is broken, it's just that there isn't enough space for the headphones.
     

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