USB headphones, help needed

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by aidenzralka, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. aidenzralka macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    About six months ago I got the end of my headphone stuck inside my headphone port on my macbook. (13" late 2008 unibody, Mountain lion)

    I havent had any sound since and I have spent countless hours researching and trying to get the stuck jack out using paperclips, matchsticks etc. But it is well and truly stuck.

    From reading through many forums I have also come to conclusion that there isnt any way to switch off the the headphone port so the audio comes out of the external speakers only.

    So I resorted to using airfoil which aloud me to stream audio from my macbook to my iphone (with a slight delay) which helped.

    My problem is now that I have lost my iphone so I have no way to play sound. So now Im gonna try go down the USB route which I heard may work, but Im struggling a bit.

    I have a USB to 3.5mm male adapter, which is then plugged in to a double end female 3.5mm adapter, with the other end of this adapter going into a standard pair of apple earphones. Trouble is when I go to my sound preferences the usb headphones arent showing up. What am I doing wrong ?????

    Thanks

    Aiden
     
  2. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

    rocknblogger

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    I just tried this and it worked for me. I think your problem is the USB to male adapter. I have a Logitech USB dongle that has both a mic and headphone inputs. I plugged in the dongle and and a headphone into my MacBook Pro and I was able to switch back and forth between the two.

    This is what I have,

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  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried opening up the MacBook to see if the plug can be pushed out from the inside?
     
  4. EricT43 macrumors regular

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    Also, Option-click the volume icon on the menu bar, that will allow you to change to the speakers even if you have headphones plugged in.
     
  5. aidenzralka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info got one and im all good now :)



     
  6. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Awesome!!! Glad it worked out:)
     

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