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Using Apple earbud in-line remote functions on Windows 8

Is it possible to use the in-line remote of Apple-compatible headphones on a PC running Windows 8? If this is possible, what hardware/drivers are necessary? It would seem that this is significantly ...
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Connecting headphones to TV to hear sound from PS3 [closed]

I am seeking information regarding whether this is possible. Here is the current set-up: Sony TV (I will get info regarding model) connected to PS3 via HDMI. Sony TV has a headphone jack. What I ...
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How can I increase the volume in my headphones past what is put out from my laptop

I have a HP Pavilion DV6 and I need more volume than what my laptop's integrated/default sound card and software offer. Will an external USB soundcard resolve this and/or do I need to upgrade the ...
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Headphone jack issue on windows 8

Just this morning I was using my computer normally. Then I started having a problem on my laptop, and I am not getting any audio on my headphones or external speakers. Yet, they are detected: when I ...
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Bluetooth headphones: great quality on iPhone, poor quality on notebook and PC

I recently got a new pair of Sony MDR-1RBT Bluetooth headphones. On my iPhone 4, they sound fantastic. But when I try to use them on my Windows PC or 2010 Macbook Pro, the sound quality drops ...
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Why do I just get background music if I plug my headphones halfway in?

This is weird. I plugged my headphones into the soundjack on the side of my Mac Air. I then go to Youtube and listen to a song, which sounds fine - I hear both the background music and the singing. ...
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Reinstalled Windows 7, sound won't play through headphone jack

So I recently reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition, and though my computer plays sound through the speakers, when I plug any earbuds or headphones into the headphone jack I can't hear ...
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Do sony headphones work on dell inspiron laptop? [closed]

I have a dell inspiron laptop and a sony ericsson xperia x8. I am looking to buy earphones/headphones which are compatible with both and give good sound quality. I have always found sony earphones to ...
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iPod headphone to USB adapter

I have a set of headphones that have controls specifically designed for the iPhone, that is, they send signals through the 3.5mm cable and they are interpreted by the iPhone. I would like to connect ...
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Windows 7 Headphone Glitch

For some reason, it seems my headphones will not work right in Windows 7. When I plug them in, the built-in speakers (I have a laptop) get silenced, but no sound comes out of the headphones. Windows ...
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Headphone jack not working in Windows 7

My headphone jack doesn't work under Windows 7 64 bit. I tried the following things: 3 different headphones speakers 2 different versions of the Realtek driver (2.7 / 2.6) Standard Windows 7 ...
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How to find wireless headphones in a given broadcast frequency

I have a wireless microphone system connected to an amp, speakers, recording equipment, etc, in a lecture hall. A couple of the students have difficulty hearing (even sitting close to the speakers) ...
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Why can I hear only vocals when listening to music with my Nokia headset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bad sound quality of 3.5mm headphone with mic on laptop I'm using a Nokia headset made for mobiles. When plugged into my computer, listening to songs on YouTube, I can ...
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Front Panel Audio is not working in windows 8

I currently upgraded to windows 8 and my asus A45V laptop's audio front panel is not working.The sound driver is Realtek. So,I downloaded the windows 8 driver from Asus website and installed it.Still ...
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Sound - headset not toggling between default Speakers to Headphones when present

In my asusg75vw Republic of Gamers laptop (win7-64bit ultimate) my laptop is not sensing when there are headphones present. In other words it won't toggle between the default speaker settings and the ...
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Window 8 x64 bit - Sound does not come through Headphone

I have installed Windows -8 64 bit about a month ago. Yesterday it shows an unusual behavior. Some time sound come from laptop speaker only after connecting headphone and some time sound comes from ...
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Bluetooth headset for Lenovo Thinkpad T420

I want to buy a headset which could connect wirelessly with Lenovo Thinkpad T420. I want to know if any bluetooth headset is compatible with it, or whether there is some technical specification I ...
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Sennheiser 151 headset; microphone not working when using the native connector (without USB adapter) - why?

when I am directly connecting the headset (Sennheiser 151) with my Dell XPS 15 laptop without using the little plug-to-USB-adapter (SpeedLink SL-8850-SBK VIGO USB Soundcard (is what the tiny label on ...
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Use mic from macbook air when iphone headphones are plugged in

My mic is broken in my iphone headphones, so when i'm on my macbook air i have to pull out the headphones so that the macbook mic is selected. Is there anyway i can have the headphones plugged in and ...
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Convert Bluetooth Headset to 3.5mm Stereo Out And Mic In (Duplex)

I know stereo 3.5mm jack to Bluetooth dongles exist for Bluetooth headphones. But what if this is for a Bluetooth headset with a Mic? Are there Bluetooth dongles for line-in also? For example, my ...
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How do I troubleshoot static noise in headphones connected to a computer that persists even after replacing the sound card?

I have an Asus P6T based system. I was using the on-board sound (plugging in Logitech X-230 2.1 analog speakers in the green "front speakers" 3.5mm analog output, then plugging in my headphones in ...
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How do I get audio to auto switch between devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changing default playback device on Windows 8 Whenever I'm watching something on Chrome or playing a game and decided to plug a headset in or unplug it and go to ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon, Win7 - speakers do not mute when plugging in headphones

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon running windows 7. When I plug in headphones the internal speakers do not mute. Also, the mic input seems to come from internal mic, even when a headset is connected. The ...
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I have nice headphones. Need a wireless USB microphone so I don't have to switch to a headset to make a call

Right now, I have a pair of Sennheiser HD595 headphones. They are plugged into a DAC/headphone amp. I spend all day listening to music through them and they sound awesome. Then, for making calls, I ...
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Laptop audio only in one side of headphone/earphone

I plugged in a pair of earphones into my laptop’s audio jack and the audio is only coming from one side. Here are the tests and results I tried: Tried a different set of headphones with the same ...
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How to set Bluetooth headset microphone as recording device?

I've got these Bluetooth headphones I have connected with my computer. The deal is, I can either choose them to work as high quality audio output OR a VoIP device in "Bluetooth devices" window. If I ...
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How to set bluetooth headphones as default audio output?

My computer is a laptop Dell Inspiron N5110 with built-in Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 3.0 + High Speed Adapter. I want to use my new Bluetooth headphones Sennheiser MM 500-X as default ...
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TurtleBeach PX5 - is it possible to use it wired? How bad is it to recharge?

I am thinking about buying a TurtleBeach PX5, and so far everything speaks for it. What I was not able to find out were two things: Can I use the XBox-Connector to directly plug-in some audio-device ...
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Computer sporadically not recognizing when headphones are plugged in / unplugged

I have a computer with a headphone jack in the front and about half of the time when I plug in headphones it does not recognize that I have done so (i.e. it doesn't play audio through them, doesn't ...
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Can I connect my ipod's earphones to my computer?

My computer (recent model Dell z600) has 2 input devices on the front of the computer, 1 has an icon of headphones and the other is a Mic icon. When I plugin my earphones to the input device that has ...
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How to avoid wireless headphones picking up white noise after x minutes of silence?

I own a set of Sennheiser wireless headphones (hdr120) and after a period of silence the transmitter seems to shut off and the headphones pick up white noise. Is there a way to disable that? ...
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Volume changes when uplugging headphones

When I play some music in my system with headphones on, I get some level of volume and when I plug it out, the volume either goes up or down. Why is that so?
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Headphones are 'turning on' with awful noise

Headphones do awful noise for 3-7 seconds after some application starts to use them. For example, when I start a computer game or open Youtube video. After the noise they start to sound normally. When ...
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How can I get the headphone playback device back?

In Windows 7 64 bit, in my playback devices, I used to have Stereo for speakers and headphones. I upgraded my drivers to RealTek's latest, restarted my PC, and I lost the headphone playback device. ...
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Is there an USB device to allow a computer to be used as a phone?

We have a Windows computer (touch screen) to be installed in our factory but no telephone lines. Is there a simple way for the guys who are stood next to the computer to speak with IT? The computer ...
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OS X Headphone jack issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Optical Audio out stuck on on a MacBook When I plug my headphones into my iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011; OSX 10.8.1) and try to adjust the volume, the volume popup shows a ...
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What affects the performance of an audio player and headphones?

A nice auditory experience comes from high quality music files good earphones a powerful audio player Sometimes I feel I need to evaluate the quality of an audio player since it makes a world of ...
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How do get headphones and speakers output from the rear panel?

I just want to be able to switch to headphones and speakers, for example in daylight I dislike headphones but in the night I would like to wear them. I could do that, simply plugging headphones to ...
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USB headphones: how to use it correctly (streaming to usb-socket)?

I have a headphones with mini-usb plug. So, how to correct use it? I need wire: audio - mini-usb. After that i need to choose it as default sound-output device, am i correct? Is it possible to ...
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3.5mm Analog Audio vs. Bluetooth Audio Quality

I want to buy a wireless (bluetooth) headset, but I am worried about the sound quality when it's connected to Bluetooth. All other things being equal (e.g. the quality of the headphones themselves is ...
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How to make the mute sound button mute both speakers and headphones?

I want to make it so whenever I press the Mute speakers button in Volume Control or press the mute sound key on my keyboard both speakers and headphones get muted. This is what it was like when I had ...
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What is a laser tuned driver?

Hunting for microphones with a good frequency response, I encountered USB headsets. These headsets apparently come with 'laser tuned drivers'; is anybody aware of of what a laser-tuned driver is in ...
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Headphones built in Mic doesn't work

I got Beats Studio, They work just fine except the mic which doesn't work at all, My pc asks me what did i plug in so i have to choose one thing: But then as i said the mic doesn't work, even if i ...
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Sound from laptop goes to speakers after idle

I have a new ASUS G55VW laptop and had the issue since purchase (some week ago). I always use headphones when listening to games/music. If I put the headphones in the jack the sound exits the ...
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My stereo headphones cable is broken, what can I do? [closed]

I have a pair of stereo headphones, I got them on Amazon. Now, the right headphone stops producing sound. To fix that I need to move/shake the tip of the cable (the one before that part of tip which ...
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How to make ALL sound go to my head phones?

I recently obtained a new laptop, and I've noticed that some sound comes out of my head phones, some comes out my laptop's speakers, and even sometimes both. I've tried disabling the speakers, ...
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Auto stopping windows media player when headphone is unplugged

Is a way to configure windows or at least the windows media player to auto stop playing when the headphone is unplugged from the jack ?
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Way of hearing myself in my headphones when talking on Skype? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to listen to the input sound on Mac OS X? Is there a way of hearing myself in my headphones when talking on Skype? Essentially intentional feedback. The ...
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Skype is causing sound to come from different audio source

I'm running Spotify for music as well as Skype to chat with a friend, and for the duration of the Skype file transfer start/end sounds audio will play out my speakers if I have headphones plugged in. ...
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Headphones override usb dock speakers

I recently needed to re-install Windows 7 (x64 pro), and everything is working great now except for one feature relating to sound. I have a USB dock which has speakers plugged into it, which I use ...