Questions about using headphones with your computer.

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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 ...
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Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless audio interference

I just bought a set of Turtle Beach PX5 headphones, which use the 2.404-2.476GHz spectrum for multichannel audio output, and Bluetooth for audio input. The sound is great until I start using the ...
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My Logitech G35 headphones aren't very loud on Linux (fedora 14) why?

I have recently purchased a set of G35 headphones. They seem to be very loud when I use them on Windows, but when I try and use them on Fedora 14, they are very quiet and I can't seem to make them ...
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Audio lags when headphones are plugged in

I have a laptop HP PAVILION dv6-3126er with Windows 7 Home Edition installed and whenever i plug in any headphone and trying to play some music it randomly lags. It may play okay a few seconds and ...
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Bad sound quality of 3.5mm headphone with mic on laptop

I have a set of headphones that have a built-in mic for hands-free calling. They work great on my Sony Ericsson Cedar cellphone. The problem is that when I connect headphone to my Dell N5010 laptop ...
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How do I auto use Bluetooth head phones in OS X when connected?

I have a pair of Bluetooth headphones that I have successfully paired with OS X. When I connect them I can select "Use Headphones" to switch the routing of audio from the headphone jack to the BT ...
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using two USB headphones simultaneously

Using Windows 7, on an older Dell, I want to be able to use two sets of USB headsets simultaneously for watching Hulu/etc. for me and a friend without waking up my roommate. Can I just put the second ...
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Annoying sound when I connect my bluetooth

Whenever I connect my USB dongle near the port where my headphone is plugged, I hear some disturbing , annoying sound from my headset. Why is this happening ?
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Looking for Headset to 2-in-1 adapter [closed]

I'm looking for an adapter that lets me connect my Headset (1 headphone connector, 1 microphone connector) to my laptop, which has headphone/microphone combination connector, like it can be found on ...
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How to adjust default sound settings in OSX for headphones

Sometimes when I plug in my headphones, OSX will change the volume to halfway. This is too much. How can I make it so that when I plug in my headphones the volume is lower?
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Computer sounds, not music to headphones and computer speaker at the same time?

I'd like to have the windows sounds output to the computer's speaker and to headphones, but any other media to output sound to headphones only (when they're plugged in). Is this possible?
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bad for headphones to be attached magnets?

Is it bad for magnets to be attached to magnets? Will it damage them and make the sound quality worse or something?
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Is there an adapter for using USB headphones with a 1/8“ (or 1/4”) plug?

I have the Creative Labs Arena headphones, and I want to use them with other devices than my PC. The only problem is that they are USB. Is there some kind of adapter that I can use to change the USB ...
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Are USB headphones/headsets inferior to regular ones?

Some headsets use an USB connection instead of connecting to the motherboard's regular audio output jack. Does that make them inferior in any way to other headsets? What about USB 2.0? I'm looking for ...
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usb headphones only playing certain audio

I've got some usb headphones with mic (Logitech clear chat USB (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/webcam-communications/internet-headsets-phones/devices/3621 actually, the version before this one, but ...
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Can a (notebook) hard drive be affected by magnets, such as those in a headphone or a cell phone'?

I would like to carry the notebook computer around, together with the ear-bud headphones and the cell phone. But since ear-bud headphones have magnets into it, can't it affect the notebook's hard ...
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How do I get rid of fan or hard disk noise through headphones?

I've recently bought Sennheiser HD-215 headphones to replace Senheiser PC Headphones. With the new headphones I hear a lot of fan or hard disk noise coming from the headphones themselves. The older ...
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How can I use iPhone headsets as a computer microphone?

iPhone headsets have both microphone and headphone functionality using 1 jack. However, my computer has two jacks for two different things: Microphone and headphones. How can I use it for both on my ...
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Can the volume change when I plug in headphones?

I want the volume to change when I plug in headphones, because my netbook's speakers are really quiet but the earbuds I have are really loud when I plug them in. I'm running Ubuntu Lucid Netbook ...
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Set a keyboard shortcut to switch between headset and external speakers (Win XP)

I have both external speakers (plugged into the 1/8" jack on the back of the PC) and headphones (in 1/8" jack on the front of the PC). My computer automatically mutes the speakers when I plug in the ...
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How can I lower the volume of my USB headphones?

Yes, I really am asking how to turn down the volume. But first, some more detail: My headphones are http://www.edimensional.com/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=122 They are really loud. I ...
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Internal speaker is not muted with plugged-in headphones [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: linux speakers and headphones play together I recently bought some headphones for my laptop (HP/Compaq nc4200). To my disappointment the internal speaker is not muted ...
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How can I use the “Windows Live Call Button” on my headphone to answer a call with Skype?

Webcams and headphones from Microsoft (like for example the LifeChat ZX-6000, in my case) have a button which can be used only with Windows Live Messenger, to answer a call. There is no option ...
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erratic audio levels on windows vista

I'm somewhat hard of hearing. I've been listening to my windows Vista machine with a pair of headphones so I don't annoy the others. I have 2 issues: 1) the volume varies enormously depending on the ...
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Echoing the microphone input

I'm using Windows XP. I have plugged in a microphone, and I need to send the input immediately to the headphone for all the time the microphone remains active. How can I do this?
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Bluetooth to 3.5mm audio jack

I want to connect my laptop's (and cellphone's) bluetooth to an audio jack. Of course there has to be some sort of receiver on the audio jack side. Are there any devices for this?
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iPhone Docked Playing Through PC, Buzzing

I have an iPhone that I fit into an Apple dock. There is an audio cable from dock into the line in on my sound card. My headphones are plugged into the line out. I get this really quite buzz that is ...
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How is a headset that does not have a band around the head called?

How do I search in the leading auction site for the PC headset (earpiece + microphone) that does not have a band to go around or over your head - instead it is entirely like a cable, with the ...
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3.5mm Headphone and Mic --> 3.5mm Headphone and 3.5mm Mic

I am looking for a way to take the plug from an ear bud and mic set (e.g. the VModa Vibe Duo) and split it into separate headphone and mic 3.5mm plugs so that I can plug them into my computer. Has ...
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Pairing Sony bluetooth headphones with my PC, under Windows 7

I have the Sony DR-BT50 wireless headphones. I've been able to successfully pair them to my iPhone and play music through them, but no such luck with my PC. I can add it to the bluetooth devices, ...
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Ubuntu 9.1 - Audio coming from both speakers and headphones

I have an HP Compaq nc8230 that has an annoying little problem with it's audio devices in Ubuntu 9.1. When I have the headphones plugged in, the audio continues to play simultaneously through the ...
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How to get headphones and speakers working at the same time?

I have a Gigabyte P55-UD3 motherboard which comes with a Realtek sound card and audio header for the front panel. My headset is permanently connected to the front panel (mic in, headphones in) and I ...
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Sound quality in bluetooth headphones doesn't change to high

My Bluetooth headset Philips SHB6610 has several profiles. It can work as low-quality sound headset (HFP) and high-quality sound headphones (A2DP). Typically whenever I start to play the music in my ...
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Are Noise-Canceling headphones effective?

I work in a pretty noisy environment, lots of noise near me like the TV and people yelling and talking in really loud voices. It makes it really hard to concentrate and since I can't really move my PC ...
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Audio jack not working properly in Ubuntu

The audio jack on the front panel of my HP TouchSmart IQ770 is not working correctly in Ubuntu (9.10 and 8.04). When I connect a headphone or a speaker to the jack, Ubuntu plays sound in both speakers ...
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How can I configure dual headphones under Windows 7?

Some laptops - in particular my Dell Studio XPS - have two headphone ports. Under Windows 7 currently the last pair of headphones plugged in begins to accept the output. Is there something special ...