Questions about using headphones with your computer.

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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 ...
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How can I get a headset's microphone to work on a laptop's combo audio jack?

I have an Asus laptop (K42JP to be more specific), running Windows 7, that has a combo audio/microphone 3.5mm jack. When I connect either the iPhone's headset or a Nokia headset, I get a pop-up asking ...
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USB headset doesn't work unless I restart. Why?

I have a Plantronics USB headset plugged into a ThinkPad running Windows 7. Every once in a while - in particular after my computer awakes from Sleep Mode - my USB headset stops working. In fact, all ...
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USB headphones are very loud at lowest windows volume setting. Any way to attenuate?

At the lowest volume level, my USB headphones are very loud. Ridiculously loud. I checked with the manufacturer (Plantronics) for drivers, but this seems to be a generic usb headphone driver. Is ...
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Ubuntu doesn't allow headphone-only audio output?

The audio works well and my laptop speakers as well as the headphones get the output from the system. However, when I go to Sound Settings and try to set "Analog Output" as the Connector, there is ...
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How can I set sound to mute by default, but automatically “un-mute” when I plug in headphones in Windows 7?

I want my Windows 7 machine to autmatically un-mute when I plug in headphones, and then return to mute when i unplug them.
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How to use Nokia headphones for voice chatting?

Is it possible to use Nokia headphones for voice chatting ? If yes then how ? The headphones I am using look like this :
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Merge stereo channels into one side?

I'm listening to stereo music albums in a pair of stereo headphones. The left speaker of the headphones is not over my ear (I can't hear the left side). The right speaker of the headphones is over ...
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Use internal speakers without unplugging headphones?

At work I have a Lenovo X220 in a docking station running Windows 7. I have my headphones plugged in most of the time. Occasionally I want to enable the speakers so a co-worker can hear something. To ...
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Better volume adjustment for headphones

I have wired headphones (3,5mm) which I have connected to my computer. The problem is that I have to set 2-3% in the speakers control to get a decent volume (way too loud otherwise). Even that is too ...
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Skype blocks the audio of other applications during call with headphones

I am trying to play a sound and talk on Skype at the same time. The problem is that Skype seems to be blocking the line, so when I am on Skype talking to someone and playing a game, the sounds from ...
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Logitech USB headphones detected and selected in Debian Squeeze but sound still coming from speakers

I have a pair of Logitech wireless USB headphones that work with Ubuntu Natty but aren't working in Debian Squeeze. When they are selected as the default audio output, the sound comes out of the ...
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Audio in screencast recordings out-of-sync when using USB Headphones

When I record screencasts on my laptop with USB headphones, the audio increasingly lags behind the video. However when I record with my built-in laptop microphone, there is no lag. I have tried ...
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How do I force single (only) channel audio in youtube/flash videos to play in both (left/right) channels?

Occasionally, I find Youtube videos that have only one audio channel (only left or only right); example video (left channel only). This is quite annoying, especially with headphones on, as I hear ...
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Music but no voice on headphones [duplicate]

I have normal stereo headphones which work fine On a specific PC running Windows 7 the external speaker and USB speakers work fine too But when I plug in the headphones, all I hear is muffled music, ...
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Realtek HD Audio, low bass quality

My sound device card is a Realtek HD Audio. I got the latest drivers from Realtek's official website - I'm using Windows 7. The problem is that when I listen to the music on my headphones ...
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Script to disable audio devices

Is there any way to quickly enable/disable my headphones using a script? Basically, it should 'emulate' this functionality. If you disable the speakers then the users will not be able to hear any ...
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Laptop sound stuck displaying both Headphone/Non-headphone mode

I just unplugged my headphones from my laptop, and the Win7 sound tool gives me 2 separate volume bars. One for headphone and one regular one. The only time I've ever seen this happen was when having ...
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How to use analog headphones and USB headphones on a computer at once?

Is it possible to use analog headphones (in the regular headphone jack area) and USB headphones at once on a windows computer? Every time we plug both in the USB headphones override the analog ...
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Connecting Sony Wireless BT Headphones DR-BT101 to Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium?

I'm looking for a way to connect Sony Wireless BT Headphones DR-BT101 to Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium. The headphones are detected by Windows, but they appear with a yellow troubleshooting icon, and ...
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Is the sound quality of wireless earbuds inherently limited? [closed]

There are many different types of devices that emit sounds directly to the ear, ranging from the wired headphones often used by audiophiles —I presume— to the wireless earbuds often used ...
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(Windows XP) Play sound from both front and rear headphone jacks

Is it possible to configure my computer such that it will play music from both the front and rear headphone jacks?
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What are headphones with 6mm adapters called?

I'm looking for a headphone with a 6mm adapter. I have a lenovo thinkpad and it doesn't recognize regular headphones with 3.5mm adapters. I've called the tech support and they told me to get a 6mm ...
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Set the default headphone volume on OSX?

I've tried googling this but without any success. Everyone seems to be telling stories like the one below: So tonight I was about to watch a new promotional video, but I forgot to turn down the ...
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Send sounds from 2 programs to 2 different jack outputs

Here is my setup: - My sound card has several jack outputs (2 green, 1 blue and 1 black). - I have 2 devices that makes sound: a headphones and speakers. - I'm running Windows 7 My problem is as ...
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Can I setup my Sennheiser RS170 headphones to auto switch audio when turned off/on?

I'm using the on board audio on my Asus P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard, green line-out goes to Creative Labs speakers. When I plug my Sennheiser RS170 headphones into the headphone jack of the speakers, ...
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How to listen to music while my speaker plays something else [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7 I want to listen to music via my headphones while the speakers play something else. I've searched the Internet but couldn't ...
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Laptop is treating speakers as headphones

Up until recently, whenever I plugged in my headphones, the sound would switch over from my laptop's speakers to my headphones. Now, plugging in headphones only results in the speakers becoming lower, ...
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Noise cancelling headset picking up laptop noise during recordings

I am using a normal headset + mic for recording my screencasts, but it always picks up the noise of my laptop processor or fan. Is there any way to kill that noise, or do I have to switch my headset ...
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How do I adjust the Windows 7 volume control over a smaller range?

I am currently using the Microsoft High Definition Audio driver provided with Windows 7 rather than the Realtek driver. When playing sound through my computer speakers (plugged into the rear panel ...
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Windows 7 front panel audio, without bloatware?

Asus P8H67 motherboard (not sure it's very relevant, I have had this happen with other systems as well) -- I can't get the front panel 3.5mm jack to work. I know that it works, because I've tested it ...
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Anyone know of a program that will mute sound if my headphones are removed?

It really annoys me when my headphones get pulled out and my sound blasts through the speakers. I'd like it to just automatically mute. Does any software exist that will do this? I'm running ...