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In order to change the sound output on a Mac, click the Apple icon Click "System Preferences" Click "Sound" Click "Output" Select an output device Customize your device settings. Note: You'll need to have another output device connected in order to change to any option other than the default speakers.

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  1. 1
    Click the Apple icon. It's the Apple logo in the top left corner of the menu bar.
  2. 2
    Click System Preferences.
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  3. 3
    Click the "Sound" icon. It looks like a speaker.
  4. 4
    Click Output.
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    Click on an output device from the list.
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    Customize your device settings.
    • Click and drag the white notch under "Balance" to adjust your balance settings.
    • Click and drag the white notch under "Output volume" to change volume settings.
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    Click the red "X" button. Your sound output changes will be made!
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