There are a lot of connections with the headphones. These connections help us to enjoy the music and television. There are some types of Sony headphones out there. You can connect them to your iPhone, Mac or your Android device. If you want to know how to connect Sony headphones to Mac then you should read this guide.
Most people find it difficult to connect Sony Headphones to Mac because of the complicated connection process. I have to admit; it is a bit complicated to connect a Sony Headphone to any Mac device. But that won't stop me or you to do it anyway.
So if you want to know how to connect Sony headphones to Mac, you are in the right place. Here I will show you two methods that you can use to connect your Sony headphone to Mac. So let’s proceed.
Method 1: Using The Bluetooth Explorer Tool
- First of all, you will need some tools for XCode that you can download from Apple Website.
- After downloading the ‘dmg’ file, click the file to open it. Then go to hardware.
- There is an ‘Applications’ folder in your Macbook. Drag and drop the “Bluetooth Explorer” in that folder.
- Double click on the “Bluetooth Explorer”. There won’t be any dialog or anything but you will notice the explorer at the top of the toolbar.
- Go to ‘Devices'. A drop-down menu will appear. From there go to "Low Energy Devices”. A dialog box will open.
- From the dialog box, start the scan option to locate your headphone. When you find it, click connect.
- At this point, the headphone is connected. But the headphone itself cannot configure that it is connected to a device. That’s why you will see that it can be connected to other devices as if it were not connected to your Mac device at all.
- Your headphone will also be shown under the “Bluetooth Preferences” section of your Macbook. But you will not hear any sound from it.
- So now you have to open the ‘Tools’ option from the “Bluetooth Explorer” and select “Test Bluetooth UI Panels” from the drop-down menu. Then you have to select the ‘Pairing’ option. Here you will find your headphone in the list. Double click on the name of the headphone to connect it.
- You can now connect to your headphone from here. It will be found in “Sound System Preferences” of your MacBook. You have to wait a while after double-clicking on the headphone name in the “Pairing…” dialog. Now you will hear the sound on your headphone.
Method 2: Directly from System Preferences
- Different Mac computers have different by default Bluetooth options. In some MacBooks, the Bluetooth is on by default. Check if yours is on or not. If not, you have to manually turn it on by clicking the icon.
- Keep the speaker mode ON to hear sound from the headphone. If it is off, you won't hear anything.
- If your computer is in sleep mode, wake the computer up.
- Turn on your headphone.
- In general, you have to hold the power button of your headphone for a few seconds and it will turn on.
- When the headphone is on you will hear “Power On” or something like this.
- If your headphone was connected to any other device before, it will automatically connect to that device if that device is on and nearby. If this happens turn off the Bluetooth of that device.
- Now go to the “System Preferences” of your MacBook and choose ‘Bluetooth’ from the menu in the bottom right part of the screen.
- Click on the name of your headphone and at the same time press the “Control button” on the screen. Now choose the ‘Connect’ option from the menu.
- Next, click on the “Speaker Icon” that is found on the upper right side. Now select the name of your headphone and you are done.
Summary: Connect Sony headphones to Mac
- Turn on your headphones.
- Connect your headphones to an available USB port on our Mac using the USB cable that came with the headphones.
- Click the Apple icon in the upper left of the menu bar and select System Preferences from the drop down menu.
- Select Sound from System Preferences window.
- Select Output tab from Sound settings window and select Wireless Headphones from the list of possible outputs.
- Play some audio to test your Sony headphones connection to Mac.