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macOS: Auto-switch to a different microphone when using AirPods


I work fully remote and spend a lot of my day in videocalls. Over the time, I've created a setup that works quite well for me:

While it works quite well, there is a slight annoyance: Every time macOS connects the AirPods, they automatically become the microphone as well, even though they have a worse quality. Also, using AirPods as pure speakers also increases their sound quality.

In this post, I'd like to show the small solution I built to solve this for me.