limited playback options

Just downloaded Audacity 3.1.3 onto my new Macbook Pro and I can’t seem to get it to play thru the headphones - was never an issue on my last macbook. Any suggestions?

Bluetooth headphones are known to often have problems with programs like Audacity. Wired headphones are recommended.

using wired headphones, so that can’t be it!

Check that you’ve selected the correct playback device in the Device Toolbar.

yep…headphones do not come up as an option…only mac speakers

OK, so you need to work out why that is. Perhaps something you can configure in “Apple menu > System Preferences > Sound”.