Setting the default headphone volume level?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LoneWolf121188, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    I normally have my MBP on full (or mostly full) volume, but when I plug in headphones, I drop it down to the absolute lowest (or one up from that) level. Anything higher than that is deafening with my headphones. Normally my MBP automatically dropped it down to about that level whenever I plugged in headphones, but recently its only been dropping it down to the halfway point. This causes momentary deafness as I hit play on my iTunes, forgetting its only halfway down, and additional deafness from the clicking as I frantically hit Fn-F4 to lower the volume. Is there a way I can set the default level that OS X drops the volume to when I plug in my headphones?
     
  2. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. compg318 macrumors regular

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    To change the volume plug in your headphones, go to Sounds in the Settings area (Spotlight is easier to find it). Then go to output and drag the slider to where you would like it. It will save.
     
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  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    Turn off "feedback when volume is changed" for a start - especially with headphones on that can be quite nasty on the ears.

    Try resetting your Mac's PRAM - it stores the speaker levels, and it is possible that maybe it has got corrupted.
     

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