Questions about using headphones with your computer.

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Internal wiring on Thermaltake headset?

A while ago I bought a Thermaltake headset with a microphone. I'm not entirely sure what model it is, but it' s red and black and the ear pads are trapezoid shaped. Anyways, recently while taking off ...
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How to separate Onboard soundcard sound from USB Headphones

I would like to use my onboard soundcard (Realtek) to play music out of for my wife on the speakers, While I use my USB headphones to listen to and play a video game. I know it's possible as I've done ...
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How to get two headphones working at the same time using Beats Audio Control Panel

I want to use two headphones: one in the front, one in the back. My PC doesn't have RealTek. I installed it, but there is no control panel, so that didn't work.
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Headphone jack apparently not working Acer Laptop [duplicate]

I can’t hear out of the left speaker of any headphones/earbuds unless I push down the jack connected to the computer. The mixer doesn’t work for the left ear too unless I hold the jack down.
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Can I use wired and wireless headphones in the same time?

I have a bluetooth headphones which work with my windows 8 machine. I want both: wired and wireless headphones to work in the same time. But if wireless headphones device is connected to a machine, ...
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Windows 8: “Listen to this device” under Stereo Mix has no effect

Alright, so background first: I want to put my speakers and headphones on separate devices, but I also want audio to play on both devices at the same time. I plan to do this by enabling Stereo Mix ...
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How to echo microphone with certain delay on macbook

I want to play the input to my macbook pro's microphone through headphones/speakers after certain delay(5 seconds). I have been doing this on ubuntu for years, using a variation to the answers of this ...
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Disk Memory 100% Asus after removing item [closed]

After removing a stuck headphone jack from the inside my disk usage is 100%, it was always around 10%. Is it possible they screwed up something? I let a computer company do this.
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Windows 8 . Headphones detected but no sound

I have a big problem with sound on my computer. I have Realtek High definition Audio sound and it is not working ok. Here is the situation: On device manager I can see (under Audio inputs and outputs) ...
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Use Microphone and Headphones on a splitter

I bought this thing: http://www.dhgate.com/store/product/3-5mm-1-male-to-2-female-earphone-headphone/157719473.html From a shop.My laptop have only a jack port and i don't have Headphones with ...
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Is there a way to play audio and output them to 2 separate devices?

For example a movie playing on the speakers and another video playing (on a possibly different player/program) on my headphones. Is it possible to do this in Windows 7?
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Windows drivers/app for apple/android headphones with remote

I just got a pair of Bose QC15 that have an apple-compatible mic and remote. The remote has 2 volume buttons and a play/pause button I'd like to use them on my laptop (Dell Win8.1) which has a ...
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Wired headphone buttons on Windows

I got a new, shiny pair of Sony MDR-10R headphones and the detachable cable comes with a Play/Pause button. Is there any way to make Windows (or any media player in Windows) recognize these button?
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How to swap stereo channels? [duplicate]

I have a USB 7.1 sound device and it is inverting my headphone sound, I have this because I broke my headphone port on my laptop. Is there any way of inverting sound? Through different ears, because ...
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How do I force audio to play through headphone jack?

My laptop has a slightly damage headphone jack preventing automatic detection of headphones. Other than that, the jack is fine. In Ubuntu, it is possible to force audio to play through the jack (Shows ...
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Stopping laptop speakers from playing alongside headphones

I recently bought a new Acer Aspire V 13. Having problems listening to headphones because the inbuilt laptop speakers keep playing when I plug in headphones, and I want to be quiet. I have Realtek HD ...
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No sound through headset - only mic is working

I noticed that no sound is being played to my headphones. The laptop has a conexant sound card together with the sounds apps provided. But the thing is that I also noticed that now instead of one ...
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Can bluetooth USB adapter affect sound quality of headphones?

I have SB EVO Wireless headphones, and a cheap $2 unnamed bluetooth USB adapter in my desktop PC (I know, funny combination, but the USB adapter worked with no problem (i.e. with cell phone) until I ...
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Sometimes no sound over headphone jack on Dell E6530 on Windows 8.1

I have a Dell E6530 Laptop with Windows 8.1 64 Bit and the newest sound driver installed (IDT 92HD93 High-Definition Audio Driver 3330_Audio_Driver_C6HVR_WN_1.0.6491.0_A08). Sometimes after booting I ...
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Audio from headphones is muted after screen is locked or sleep mode (Windows 8.1)

FINAL SOLUTION Apparently installing the Hotkey utility from CLEVO (which can be also found on Sager's drivers page) is enough. Latest version is 8.0100. I still have to find a way to fix the problem ...
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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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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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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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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 ...