Questions about using headphones with your computer.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

6
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
818 views

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 ...
12
votes
8answers
12k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
497 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
831 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
99 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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?
2
votes
3answers
2k views

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?
1
vote
3answers
430 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
142 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
13k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
7answers
111k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
7
votes
6answers
9k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
6
votes
5answers
29k views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
4k views

Graphics card causing interference in Headphones

On my computer, when I plug my headphones into my rear headphone port I get great sound quality but when using the more accessible front panel headphone port I get a lot of interference. After a bit ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

Can somebody recommend a simple usb soundcard/key - something that can drive a mono headset…?

I'm looking for a decent, and well supported (probably from a big peripherals brand) USB soundcard to drive a headset. The headset will be used with X-Lite (for VOIP). The headset has a two standard ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Can Bluetooth headphones (Jabra BT 8010) be used as PC microphone

I'm planning to buy a bluetooth headset (Jabra 8010) for chatting on PC. Can anyone confirm whether bluetooth headphones will work as microphone with PC. I just want to have wireless voice chat on my ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Is it possible to boost Windows' sound volume to a higher limited value?

I often listen to Last.fm with my headphones on, but sadly, some songs are recorded with a bit lower volume than the other. Even when maxing out all my audio settings, I want more. Is there any way ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Usb headphones/mic turn the speakers off

My brother just bought a pair of usb headphones/ mic to play a game. He really only wants to use the mic portion of the unit and leave the speakers. Does anyone know of any setting that would could ...
0
votes
2answers
537 views

How do I assign different audio sources to different outputs?

XP Pro Thinkpad t60 I have recently started using voip and for that purpose I bought a cordless headphone/mic. It works very well, but when I have it on, all audio goes through the headphone. I ...
0
votes
1answer
161 views

Can anyone recommend a good pair of comfortable, DJ-style bluetooth headphones? [closed]

I'm looking for a really comfortable pair of Bluetooth headphones that I can wear for 8 hours strait at work. I've found the Sony MDR-XD200 headphones to be really comfortable, but I'd like to get rid ...
0
votes
3answers
204 views

What kind of headphone is best in a noisy bus? [closed]

What is the best ear-bud headphones that would best isolate outside noise so I don't have to turn up my headphones that is around or less than $50? (Noise-canceling, noise-isolating, etc)
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How to turn off laptop speakers when headphones plugged in on Debian?

I'm running Debian Lenny on Toshiba P200-10C and whenever I plug in the headphones small laptop speakers won't turn off. Kernel version is 2.6.18-5-686, alsa version is 1.0.16-2. Speakers turn off ...
-1
votes
4answers
2k views

Ultra-low profile headphone jack? [closed]

I just got my zune HD and I'm trying to save it from the fate suffered by my 30 gig. It dropped and hit the ground on its headphone jack, which broke some of the solder joints on the board. I'm ...
8
votes
1answer
7k views

Automatically mute speakers when headphones are unplugged

I was wondering if there is a "software" solution to automatically mute the laptop speakers when the headphones are "unplugged"? OS : Windows XP SP3 Laptop : Dell Vostro 1510 Audio Drivers : RealTek ...
4
votes
11answers
564 views

What are good noise reducing earphones for use with a PC? [closed]

I need a pair of noise reducing earphones (you know, the small ones, that you put inside your ear) what will work with my PC and that I can carry around with me to work and back.
1
vote
1answer
512 views

Audio default randomly switches to output that doesn't have anything plugged into it

I have 2 audio devices on my computer: an S/PDIF output and headphones. The headphones are the device i want it to output through, but it will randomly decide to set my default audio device to the ...
1
vote
4answers
9k views

Why is VLC only playing audio when I'm using headphones?

When using VLC media player in my Windows 7 (RC), the audio works only if my head phones are connected. Without the head phones, the audio is not heard at all. Other players deliver the audio ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Is it possible to play audio to my bluetooth on iphone?

I would like to listen to my podcasts through my bluetooth headset and then be able to answer calls when they come in. Is this possible?
1
vote
7answers
7k views

3.5mm headphone jack -> component video?

I have a strange cord that has a male 3.5mm headphone jack on one side, and some component video and audio outputs on the other. When I plug the headphone side into my computer, and the other side ...
5
votes
4answers
7k views

Bluetooth Headphones sound terrible on Mac OS X?

I got a pair of Plantronics bluetooth headphones. Work great with my iPhone. Sounds terrible with my Mac, cuts out, sounds choppy, sounds mono to me. A co-worker tells me he has the same problem. ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Desktop speakers with headphone port and separate volume controls [closed]

I currently use the excellent Logitech X-230 desktop speaker/subwoofer set, which I love for the volume dial on the front which gives me a nice, quick, tactile control of my sound without requiring a ...