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Mutes automatically

Disconnecting your headphones or speakers from your Mac automatically selects the Internal Speakers. Any sound that was playing before is now shared with everyone around you.

Your Cyndi Lauper playlist? Yea, that's no longer a secret.

Rely on Relax

It monitors your default audio output and takes action when it notices you switch back to your internal speakers. Whether it's dead batteries, wired or wireless.

Sits in the menu bar

Relax is a small menu bar application that's tucked away at the top of your screen in your menu bar.

It's not in your way, but never out of reach.

Just what you need

Relax focusses just on your internal speakers. If you change back to your comfortable headphones, or Bluetooth speaker Relax does nothing and lets you easily switch to a private listening session.

It's just when you switch back to your Mac's output that the sound gets cut and the supported players are paused.

A screenshot showing Relax' menu bar menu.

Works with wireless and wired headphones 🎧

Even Apple's AirPods are supported. If any output device gets disconnected Relax has got your back.

Battery dies halfway through your Dubstep set? Relax makes sure your disco stays private.

Pauses music and video players

A screenshot of Relax' actions settings

Besides muting the volume, Relax can pause playback with Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and VLC.

Instead of pausing players only when switching to the built-in speaker, you can choose to always pause players when the default audio output changes. Don't miss a second of your favorite song or podcast ever again!


  • Mutes internal speakers when headphones disconnect or unplug.
  • Pauses Spotify, iTunes / Apple Music & VLC automatically.
  • Works with wired and wireless headphones and speakers.