headphones on macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by odahumanity, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. odahumanity macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011
    Headphones for Macbook
    Hi there,
    I am fairly new user of macs. My first one I got at the beginning of this year.

    I've been having an odd problem.

    The ONLY headphones that work on my macbook are the Apple white headphones from my iPhone.... y'know, plug it in, it takes a few seconds, then switches to headphones.

    I hate the apple headphones, though.

    I have excellent Grado headphones and an amp, too. But whenever I plug anything (other than apple headphones) it just doesn't switch to headphones! stays on speakers....

  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario

    my klipsch work fine so its not an apple only thing
  3. odahumanity thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011
    what troubleshooting measure can I take?

    I want my headphones working :(
  4. altecXP macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    I'd take it to the Apple store and show them the problem, maybe they can change it out for you or fix it.
  5. odahumanity thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011


    only apples white earbuds work.

    I need to work my grado's....
  6. altecXP macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    Does reading my post above not work for you?
  7. warvanov macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2011
    What other headphones are you using that don't seem to work?
  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Make sure the plug on the Grados are fully seated. They're not making contact if sound is still coming through your speakers.
  9. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Ok here's what you need to do to get it working! Go out and buy Beats Studio by Dr. Dre or Bose headset! :D
  10. Gillespie81 macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2011
    i have a few sets and external speakers and have no problems. i agree that you should take it to apple and show them what it is doing
  11. ljonesj macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Kingsport TN
    Make sure you have your headphones fully seated into the socket. I noticed my apple headphones seat easily but my speakers that i have for my macbook when its at home require a little more force to make sure as i have pushed the plug in then open iTunes and still get laptop speakers i go to my speaker plug and push just a little bit more and bam it starts playing music through the speakers

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