Hajo's Headphone Enhancer

How to use Hajo's Headphone Enhancer with Bluetooth, USB or Firewire audio devices.

I'm listening to user feedback. I heard you.. you want to use your cool new bluetooth headphones or that high-end USB DAC with my headphone enhancer app. Real-time virtual 5.1 surround sound on a studio-quality Firewire DAC? It's now possible :)

1. Please ensure that you are using version 1.7.4 or newer. If in doubt, Download for Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.11 and follow these instructions to upgrade to the newest version.

2. Fire up some music :)

3a. Plug in your USB or Firewire DAC
3b. Connect to your Bluetooth headphones

4. You should now hear your music through your Bluetooth / USB / Firewire device, but without the enhancements provided by my software. My app doesn't know yet that you want it to activate for your new device, so it will remain in sleep mode by default.

5. Click on the headphone menubar icon in the top right corner of your screen, then select "Configure USB, Bluetooth & Firewire".

6. You should now see a window like this:

7. Your new device should be in the bottom list. Drag it from the bottom list into the top list.

8. Click "Save". The app will now re-initialize and start to use your new device. From now on, the software will always activate automatically whenever you reconnect these USB or Bluetooth headphones later.

9. And lastly, you might want to set up the custom sound engine if you use a high-power USB DAC.

BTW, if you don't want the software to activate for your Mac's built-in headphone jack and you want to use it exclusively with a Bluetooth / USB / Firewire device, then you can drag "Built-in Headphone Jack" from the top into the bottom list to de-activate the normal headphone detection.

And if you totally screw up the device configuration and nothing works anymore.. you can always reset it by typing "defaults delete me.hajo.Hajo-Headphone-Enhancer DevicePriorities" into a terminal and then restarting your Mac.

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Hajo's Headphone Enhancer is being developed by:

Hajo Nils Krabbenhöft
hajo UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
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24107 Quarnbek

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The app icon contains a modified version of an icon that Kevin Hipke released under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC BY 3.0) license.