Questions about using headphones with your computer.

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...