Questions about using headphones with your computer.

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Can headphones with neodymium magnets damage electronics? [on hold]

I just got a pair of headphones and in the description it says they have neodymium magnets in them. Is it safe to place them on or near electronics like my phone? I don't want to damage my phone in ...
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Which pair of headphones to choose with a <100$ price tag? [closed]

I have a question regarding the choice of a middle class headphones, in the <100$ price range. I have done a steady research over the Internet and came across diverse models. However, at the end I ...
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Audio from headphones is muted after screen is locked or sleep mode (Windows 8.1)

TL;DR (temporary workaround) If your headphones/Line-out don't work after sleep mode or locking the screen and you have a VIA sound card just download CLEVO's hot keys manager and run the file ...
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Send audio to all outputs with individual level control

I have some head phones hooked up to the front jack and some speakers hooked to the rear. In the Realtek Audio Manager I disabled front panel jack detection so I get sound out of both. However I would ...
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My bluetooth headset just wouldnt connect to my desktop PC

I am using XTREME technology branded bluetooth headset. Though I am able to successfully pair and connect this headset with my mobile, I am unable to do the same with my XP desktop PC. I have inserted ...
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auvio pearl buds mic isn't working in the PC

I have Auvio Pearl ear buds which have a combo jack (microphone and headphone). When I tried them in my Toshiba laptop, the sound and mic work fine on the headphone jack. When I plug them into the PC ...
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Will magnets in headphones damage my laptop in the long run?

Can I put my headphones on my laptop or will it damage it in the long run due to magnets etc. in the headphones? (I have normal nothing fancy headphones but laptop is expensive)
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Headphones stopped working in Windows (working fine in other OS)

All of a sudden, my headphones stopped working with windows 8 in my laptop. Sound plays fine through built in speakers. Its not a problem with the hardware, because, I dual boot ubuntu and sound plays ...
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How to use both the mic and headphones on Creative Wp-350 Headset?

I have had a Creative WP-350 Headset for a while, and the bluetooth and headphone quality are great. My problem is that I can't use the headphones and microphone at the same time without having the ...
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control itunes with headphones push to talk button

As you're probably aware, there is the possibility on an ipod to skip to the next/previous song or pause/play a song with the button available on some headphones. So now i was wondering whether the ...
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Headphone isn't detected by Win7 but will on Ubuntu (on dualboot)

I got a computer that is on dualboot (Win7 and Ubuntu (14.04)). Here is my problem. When I am on Ubuntu and I plug my headphones on, it works. BUT, when I'm on Win7, the HP aren't detected. I get no ...
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Razer Carcharias Headset not detected in Windows 7

Today I got a shiny new Razer Carcharias Headset for X-Box and PC. When I tried plugging them into my laptop however, Windows seems simply not to detect them. All the lights come on on the headset, ...
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USB Gaming Headphones Vs. Traditional [closed]

I have a new Creative Labs Sound BlasterZ sound card and just purchases the Plantronics Gamecon 780 USB 7.1 gamer headset. I play Battlefield 4 primarily with headphones. Now my questions are: Am ...
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What is typical notebook/laptop headphone jack power rating?

I recently got a Sennheiser HD201 Headphones. I am not sure to whether my laptop is good enough to drive these headphones. I have an Acer V5-131 laptop with Realtek audio. I don't like my music loud. ...
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Laptop does not detect headphones when plugged in

Possibly a hardware issue: I've tried it with Windows 7, Windows 8 and all kinds of drivers. The speaker volume is nice and loud and plays no problem. However when I plug in my headphones, the sound ...
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How do you enable speaker output while headphones are on for SELECT programs?

For example, I like to game with headphones on, I listen to music with headphones on and more. I keep the headphones on for many reasons such as not disturbing the neighbors. I don't like to unplug ...
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Can I have my sound muted when head phones are not plugged in? [duplicate]

On my Macbook, I could have different "audio profiles" depending on whether or not headphones were plugged in. I'd have my speakers on mute, and when I plugged in my headphones it would unmute. This ...
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Rear audiojack not working with any audio device (need for headphones)

I'm having some trouble with my audio here. My old headphone jack broke inside the front audio input (I've long since given up on fixing that) so I'm merely trying to use another set of headphones in ...
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Trouble with the headphone jack

My Vaio Sony laptop has the two connections (for the Headphone jack and the microphone input).However, the one for the headphone jack is blocked. There is something in it, like a little bulb without ...
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Win XP Realtek Audio HD Manager Set Headphone as Default

I mostly use headphones instead speakers in PC. So each time I start my PC I have to change Audio I/O as Headphone from 2CH speakers. How can I set headphone as default or is there any other software ...
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Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000 - remote doesn't work on Windows

I've tried using the remote (+ volume, -volume, pause) control on my headphones, but it doesn't do anything. I've tried on both Windows 7 and Windows 8. How can I fix this?
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Avoiding headphone jack issues

I want to listen to white noise using headphones to help concentrate while coding, but I've been constantly plagued by crappy connectors which end up losing contact and muting one of the sides (or ...
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Mac mini 2012 audio “pulse” head phone jack

Whenever the sound is on and headphones (or external speakers) are plugged into the headphone jack, a loud static-like pulsing comes through the right phone/speaker. Any clue as to what is going on?
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Windows support for headphones pilot

I have Harman Kardon CL headphones with remote made for iPhone. Is there any way I could use this remote in Windows (increase/decrease volume etc.) ?
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Bluetooth headphones with iPhone 5S

I bought these bluetooth headphones, http://www.amazon.com/iSound-DGHP-5600-BT-2000-Bluetooth-Headset/dp/B00AHOG8S2/ They have not been shipped yet but my question is, will iPhone 4/4S compatible ...
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Is there way to tweak the headphones/mic combo jack to accept only input?

I have a laptop with 2 jacks: 1 is a headphones jack, and the other is a headphones/mic combo jack. Both 3.5mm. However, I have a headset that comes with 2 plugs, a mic and a headphones plug. So, I ...
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My Headphones only work halfway plugged in

My earphones only work when I plug them halfway, but only on the laptop. When I do that on my Iphone 4s there is no sound and If I plug the whole thing in I only hear the background noise. I think its ...
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Bluetooth headphones not working, randomly disconnect

So I've spent quite a bit of time trying to get these headphones to work. They're a pair of iKross foldable Bluetooth headphones, seen here. In order to get them to work with my computer, I also ...
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Why do my speakers not mute when I plug in headphones?

For some strange reason Windows 8 'merges' my speakers with my headphones. When I go to "Playback devices" by clicking on the volume icon on the bottom right of my screen, it only shows ...
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Windows 8 recognizes Sennheiser XSW wireless presentation set as headphones

I'm trying to connect Sennheiser XSW 12 wireless presentation set to an Asus S56C laptop running Windows 8. The laptop has combo mic/headphones input and recognizes the device as 'headphones' however ...
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Why my SOL and SoundMagic headphones work only if they are halfway plugged in

My issue is when I fully plugged the earphones in my laptop I hear only the background voice with awful sound, but when I plugged them a little bit without pushing the headphones to the jack itself I ...
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Headset volume control messed up

My headset has Volume Up / Volume Down buttons used to work fine. However, recently, they affect the external speaker volume instead of the headset volume, meaning they don't help at all when I am on ...
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How can I separate my speaker and headphones sound?

I am using Windows 7, and I want to separate the sounds of my headphones and speakers so I can talk to my friends on Skype while my parents are listening to music on the speakers. Is there any way I ...
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Front audio jack not working or missconfigured?

I have win xp and asus p5ql-e motherboard. The problem is that when i plug in my headphones on the front audio jack, the computer doesn't recognizes it. They work on the back audio jack but not on ...
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Sound “trying” to go to speakers while headphones plugged in

I know there are an awful lot of similar questions to this one, although either none of the suggestions have worked or the issue I have is slightly different to what I've found. The Problem: When I ...
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Use USB headphone along with traditional headphones at the same time

My headphones plug broke into two pieces, one with me and the other inside the jack in my laptop. Now, I wanted to ask if there is any way to use a usb headphone and use both the devices at the same ...
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Music but no voices on headphones

I have a laptop with Windows 7 and I have headphones for a couple of months, and only recently they started to play only the music, while the voices are there, but just very faint. I tried to connect ...
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Headphones provide only background sound

This is actually a bit weird problem. Whenever I plug in my earphones on my PC, I hear only the background sound. But if I press and hold the receiver button on my earphones, I hear both vocal and ...
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Audio Output Through Both Headphones and Laptop Speakers - Dell Inspiron Windows 8

A bit of background - I was watching video online through my headphones a few days ago when a pop-up notification appeared to let me know "Windows can now play sound through this device" (headphones ...
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headphones showing up as recording device instead of playback device

When I plug my headphones into my laptop, for some reason they have started showing up under recording devices instead of playback devices, and no sound comes out of them. When I plug my headphones in ...
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Headphones not recognized [duplicate]

Please people help me. My laptop no longer recognizes headphones.. I tried it in Linux and they work. However in windows 8, the sound panel only recognizes speakers and microphone. No headphones. I ...
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Can headphones damage flash memory or other electronics? [closed]

Well, I am currently out of town and my sister left my Playstation headphones sitting on top of my Wii and three USB flash drives. Can the magnets in the headphones damage anything? She returned home ...
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Can OSX remote control input be captured and remapped?

For instance, play on my headphones will launch iTunes. If I disable com.apple.rcd, the controls stop working altogether, which leads me to believe the change needs to take place around rcd. Are there ...
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Why the volume is higher when earphones' jack is not plugged in completely?

This is interesting. When I plug in the jack completely the volume is normal as it should be, but the interesting part is that if I do not plug it completely but leave around 2 mm. of the jack ...
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Win 7, Dell; no sound to headphones when on vimeo or youtube, vlc works ok

I'm running Win7 on a Dell. I have sound working to headphones on vlc but no sound when on Vimeo or YouTube. Before a system reinstall by a professional due to a virus I would be prompted to ...
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Linux noob trying to get headset to work

I am trying to get my headset (Logitech H390) to work on a new linux installation (centos 6.4). Unfortunately I am unable to hear anything from the headset. I have tried several options from the sound ...
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Headphones volume is turned all the way down, however I can still hear audio?

I recently purchased Plantronics .Audio 355 I am having an issue with the volume. There's a volume adjuster on my headset, but when I turn it all the way down, I can still hear sound? The only way to ...
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No sound coming out of headphones

After installing Windows 8 there is no sound coming out of headphones in Windows, but it seems to work fine in Ubuntu (dual-boot). In Realtek HD Manager it shows that headphones are connected: ...
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How much audio latency is noticeable by human brain? [closed]

I am choosing a wireless headset for my PC (I hate cables) and am looking at Sennheiser RS 170 / 180. They supposedly sound great, however, there is a 25ms audio latency. I've heard that this is OK ...
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No sound in headphones in windows 7

My headphones with built-in microphone don't work. System doesn't recognize my headphones for listening to audio, but it recognizes my headphones' microphone for speech. My sound settings ...