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Usual volume too high for headphones;

Is there a way to change the default volume setting for headphones/line out, i.e. the one you get after plugging a jack in for the first time since you've turned your Mac on and started OSX?

I'm using a 2008 unibody (aluminum) Macbook, running Snow Leopard. And several times I've run the risk of hurting my ears because of that default value (half of the scale).

Potential fix In some cases, this issue can be resolved by clearing audio caches. This can be easily accomplished with a tool like OnyX.

In other cases, resetting PRAM/NVRAM can resolve the issue. In order to reset PRAM/NVRAM, shut down your Mac, then start it back up while immediately holding the following keys: Command, Option, P and R. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the third time.

In still other cases, this issue can only be resolved via authorized Apple repair. Contact Apple support or bring your MacBook Air to a local Apple retail store for assistance.

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If you have the volume icon in your menu bar, hold down "Alt/Option" and click on it, then choose "Headphones" from the resulting menu. If you do not have the volume icon in your menubar, go to "System Preferences" > "Sound" and under the "Output" tab select "Headphones". Please let me know if this fixed your issue.

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Take a look at breakaway. You can write a quick applescript to change the volume back and forth when when the headphone is connected/disconnected, and much more

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