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Sometimes when I plug in my headphones, OSX will change the volume to halfway. This is too much. How can I make it so that when I plug in my headphones the volume is lower?

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Mac OS X uses the volume you set your headphones to when you last unplugged them (try for example plugging them in, muting the sound, and then plugging them out and - after a moment - back in: the sound should still be muted). So you will have to tune down your volume manually after plugging in to avoid hurting your ears.

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Yes, I did notice this before. But for some reason sometimes it puts it in the middle even though I didn't put it there before. –  tony_sid Feb 7 '11 at 0:52
    
Are you using iPhone/iPad headphones (the ones with a remote) by any chance? –  Asmus Feb 7 '11 at 9:04
    
No, I'm not using those. –  tony_sid Jul 30 '11 at 3:09
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