Questions about using headphones with your computer.

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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

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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)
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.