Questions about using headphones with your computer.

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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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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 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 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 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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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 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?
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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 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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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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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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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)
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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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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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How to use both the mic and headphones on Creative Wp-350 Headset?

I have had a Creative WP-350 Headset for a while, and the bluetooth and headphone quality are great. My problem is that I can't use the headphones and microphone at the same time without having the ...
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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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control itunes with headphones push to talk button

As you're probably aware, there is the possibility on an ipod to skip to the next/previous song or pause/play a song with the button available on some headphones. So now i was wondering whether the ...
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Headphone isn't detected by Win7 but will on Ubuntu (on dualboot)

I got a computer that is on dualboot (Win7 and Ubuntu (14.04)). Here is my problem. When I am on Ubuntu and I plug my headphones on, it works. BUT, when I'm on Win7, the HP aren't detected. I get no ...
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Bluetooth headphones: great quality on iPhone, poor quality on notebook and PC

I recently got a new pair of Sony MDR-1RBT Bluetooth headphones. On my iPhone 4, they sound fantastic. But when I try to use them on my Windows PC or 2010 Macbook Pro, the sound quality drops ...
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Razer Carcharias Headset not detected in Windows 7

Today I got a shiny new Razer Carcharias Headset for X-Box and PC. When I tried plugging them into my laptop however, Windows seems simply not to detect them. All the lights come on on the headset, ...
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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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No sound coming out of headphones

After installing Windows 8 there is no sound coming out of headphones in Windows, but it seems to work fine in Ubuntu (dual-boot). In Realtek HD Manager it shows that headphones are connected: ...
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Win 7, Dell; no sound to headphones when on vimeo or youtube, vlc works ok

I'm running Win7 on a Dell. I have sound working to headphones on vlc but no sound when on Vimeo or YouTube. Before a system reinstall by a professional due to a virus I would be prompted to ...
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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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What is typical notebook/laptop headphone jack power rating?

I recently got a Sennheiser HD201 Headphones. I am not sure to whether my laptop is good enough to drive these headphones. I have an Acer V5-131 laptop with Realtek audio. I don't like my music loud. ...
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USB Gaming Headphones Vs. Traditional [closed]

I have a new Creative Labs Sound BlasterZ sound card and just purchases the Plantronics Gamecon 780 USB 7.1 gamer headset. I play Battlefield 4 primarily with headphones. Now my questions are: Am ...
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Laptop does not detect headphones when plugged in

Possibly a hardware issue: I've tried it with Windows 7, Windows 8 and all kinds of drivers. The speaker volume is nice and loud and plays no problem. However when I plug in my headphones, the sound ...
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Front Panel Audio is not working in windows 8

I currently upgraded to windows 8 and my asus A45V laptop's audio front panel is not working.The sound driver is Realtek. So,I downloaded the windows 8 driver from Asus website and installed it.Still ...
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How do you enable speaker output while headphones are on for SELECT programs?

For example, I like to game with headphones on, I listen to music with headphones on and more. I keep the headphones on for many reasons such as not disturbing the neighbors. I don't like to unplug ...
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Can I have my sound muted when head phones are not plugged in? [duplicate]

On my Macbook, I could have different "audio profiles" depending on whether or not headphones were plugged in. I'd have my speakers on mute, and when I plugged in my headphones it would unmute. This ...
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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. ...