headphones not recognised [SOLVED]


Just got me an iMac and trying to set up Audacity - not clever enough to switch to Reaper yet!
Audacity has recognised my microphone without a problem, but will not give me the output option to use my headphones; although they work perfectly for everything else.
I’ve gone into sound settings on the computer & selected the headphones as output but Audacity continues to show only “built in output” as the only output. In “Preferences” also.

Any help would be greatly appreciated & thanks in advance…

Please, see the pink panel at the top of the page and tell us what version of Audacity you have (all three numbers).

It always helps to give us the makes and model numbers of the equipment you are using.

If the headset connects via USB, Audacity will not see it automatically if you connect it after Audacity was launched. In that case, try using Transport > Rescan Audio Devices in the Audacity menu bar.


Problem solved…thanks