Questions about using headphones with your computer.

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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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I can't set up default speaker [Win 8.1]

I couldn't find a question that matched my problem here, so if ther is already solution here, sorry for opening new thread. I baught recntly new stationary computer with windows 8.1 and one of the ...
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Why my Headphone's not working properly?

I am facing headphone setup problem in my laptop. I can hear sounds from youtube with my head set. But, i can't hear sound from music files in my computer. I am using windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. I have ...
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How to set bluetooth headphones as default audio output?

My computer is a laptop Dell Inspiron N5110 with built-in Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 3.0 + High Speed Adapter. I want to use my new Bluetooth headphones Sennheiser MM 500-X as default ...
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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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disabling default device makes some programs stop outputting sound

I have an hp laptop with windows 8.1 installed and I have noticed that every time I disabled my default device, I have to restart Terraria (one of my favorite games) to get it to start outputting ...
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Headphones not working on Ubuntu 14.04

My headphones are not working on my Ubuntu 14.04 partition, but they work on my Windows 7 ones. What happens is once I plug my headphones in, they are detected by the OS, but I can’t hear a thing. ...
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Bluetooth headphones connected to PC via cable (music) AND to my phone via BT (answering calls). Is it possible?

I am unable to google anything about following scenario, so I am asking here: I am looking for bluetooth and cable headphones (with microphone). I will connect them to the PC 3,5mm audio jack via ...
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Internal wiring on Thermaltake headset? Now with pictures

A while ago I bought a Thermaltake Shock headset with a microphone. Recently while taking off my headset, the screw on the microphone side broke. The headset still functioned, however the mic/ear pad ...
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3.5mm headphone to USB adapter not working

I recently purchased a 3.5mm Headphone & mic to USB adapter by 3d sound. Although the device has no printed model number, educated guesswork leads me to believe it is the "C-Media USB 3D Audio ...
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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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How to separate Onboard soundcard sound from USB Headphones

I would like to use my onboard soundcard (Realtek) to play music out of for my wife on the speakers, While I use my USB headphones to listen to and play a video game. I know it's possible as I've done ...
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How to get two headphones working at the same time using Beats Audio Control Panel

I want to use two headphones: one in the front, one in the back. My PC doesn't have RealTek. I installed it, but there is no control panel, so that didn't work.
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Headphone jack apparently not working Acer Laptop [duplicate]

I can’t hear out of the left speaker of any headphones/earbuds unless I push down the jack connected to the computer. The mixer doesn’t work for the left ear too unless I hold the jack down.
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Can I use wired and wireless headphones in the same time?

I have a bluetooth headphones which work with my windows 8 machine. I want both: wired and wireless headphones to work in the same time. But if wireless headphones device is connected to a machine, ...
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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 8: “Listen to this device” under Stereo Mix has no effect

Alright, so background first: I want to put my speakers and headphones on separate devices, but I also want audio to play on both devices at the same time. I plan to do this by enabling Stereo Mix ...
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Laptop audio only in one side of headphone/earphone

I plugged in a pair of earphones into my laptop’s audio jack and the audio is only coming from one side. Here are the tests and results I tried: Tried a different set of headphones with the same ...
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How to echo microphone with certain delay on macbook

I want to play the input to my macbook pro's microphone through headphones/speakers after certain delay(5 seconds). I have been doing this on ubuntu for years, using a variation to the answers of this ...
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Disk Memory 100% Asus after removing item [closed]

After removing a stuck headphone jack from the inside my disk usage is 100%, it was always around 10%. Is it possible they screwed up something? I let a computer company do this.
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Windows 8 . Headphones detected but no sound

I have a big problem with sound on my computer. I have Realtek High definition Audio sound and it is not working ok. Here is the situation: On device manager I can see (under Audio inputs and outputs) ...
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Can I connect my ipod's earphones to my computer?

My computer (recent model Dell z600) has 2 input devices on the front of the computer, 1 has an icon of headphones and the other is a Mic icon. When I plugin my earphones to the input device that has ...
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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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How to swap stereo channels? [duplicate]

I have a USB 7.1 sound device and it is inverting my headphone sound, I have this because I broke my headphone port on my laptop. Is there any way of inverting sound? Through different ears, because ...
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Use Microphone and Headphones on a splitter

I bought this thing: http://www.dhgate.com/store/product/3-5mm-1-male-to-2-female-earphone-headphone/157719473.html From a shop.My laptop have only a jack port and i don't have Headphones with ...
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Is there a way to play audio and output them to 2 separate devices?

For example a movie playing on the speakers and another video playing (on a possibly different player/program) on my headphones. Is it possible to do this in Windows 7?
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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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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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Windows drivers/app for apple/android headphones with remote

I just got a pair of Bose QC15 that have an apple-compatible mic and remote. The remote has 2 volume buttons and a play/pause button I'd like to use them on my laptop (Dell Win8.1) which has a ...
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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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Wired headphone buttons on Windows

I got a new, shiny pair of Sony MDR-10R headphones and the detachable cable comes with a Play/Pause button. Is there any way to make Windows (or any media player in Windows) recognize these button?
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How do I force audio to play through headphone jack?

My laptop has a slightly damage headphone jack preventing automatic detection of headphones. Other than that, the jack is fine. In Ubuntu, it is possible to force audio to play through the jack (Shows ...
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Sometimes no sound over headphone jack on Dell E6530 on Windows 8.1

I have a Dell E6530 Laptop with Windows 8.1 64 Bit and the newest sound driver installed (IDT 92HD93 High-Definition Audio Driver 3330_Audio_Driver_C6HVR_WN_1.0.6491.0_A08). Sometimes after booting I ...
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No sound through headset - only mic is working

I noticed that no sound is being played to my headphones. The laptop has a conexant sound card together with the sounds apps provided. But the thing is that I also noticed that now instead of one ...
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Stopping laptop speakers from playing alongside headphones

I recently bought a new Acer Aspire V 13. Having problems listening to headphones because the inbuilt laptop speakers keep playing when I plug in headphones, and I want to be quiet. I have Realtek HD ...
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Can bluetooth USB adapter affect sound quality of headphones?

I have SB EVO Wireless headphones, and a cheap $2 unnamed bluetooth USB adapter in my desktop PC (I know, funny combination, but the USB adapter worked with no problem (i.e. with cell phone) until I ...
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Audio from headphones is muted after screen is locked or sleep mode (Windows 8.1)

FINAL SOLUTION Apparently installing the Hotkey utility from CLEVO (which can be also found on Sager's drivers page) is enough. Latest version is 8.0100. I still have to find a way to fix the problem ...
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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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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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How to set Bluetooth headset microphone as recording device?

I've got these Bluetooth headphones I have connected with my computer. The deal is, I can either choose them to work as high quality audio output OR a VoIP device in "Bluetooth devices" window. If I ...
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Send audio to all outputs with individual level control

I have some head phones hooked up to the front jack and some speakers hooked to the rear. In the Realtek Audio Manager I disabled front panel jack detection so I get sound out of both. However I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Headphones stopped working in Windows (working fine in other OS)

All of a sudden, my headphones stopped working with windows 8 in my laptop. Sound plays fine through built in speakers. Its not a problem with the hardware, because, I dual boot ubuntu and sound plays ...
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auvio pearl buds mic isn't working in the PC

I have Auvio Pearl ear buds which have a combo jack (microphone and headphone). When I tried them in my Toshiba laptop, the sound and mic work fine on the headphone jack. When I plug them into the PC ...
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Will magnets in headphones damage my laptop in the long run?

Can I put my headphones on my laptop or will it damage it in the long run due to magnets etc. in the headphones? (I have normal nothing fancy headphones but laptop is expensive)