Questions about using headphones with your computer.

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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 ...
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Drivers for headphones with in-line mic and remote control

Is there a way to get the in-line microphone and remote controller on headphones to work on Windows? I've got Koss iSpark designed to work with iPhone, but also other smartphones. It has in-line ...
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Beep in headphone when usb-mouse is plugged in or moved

I have installed debian (wheezy) on my laptop. Previous OS was ubuntu. I get a beep each time I plug in my (wired) USB mouse and every time I move it. An older wired USB mouse does not have this ...
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Nokia/Sony Ericsson 3.5 headphone on Toshiba PC

I've a Sony Ericsson headphone, when I put it on a acer PC, it work nice, the stereo and all. But when I put it on a Toshiba PC (I've test this in 4 different model), If you half plug it, you get a ...
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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 ...