Questions about using headphones with your computer.

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headphones showing up as recording device instead of playback device

When I plug my headphones into my laptop, for some reason they have started showing up under recording devices instead of playback devices, and no sound comes out of them. When I plug my headphones in ...
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Windows 8.1 Does not Detect Bluetooth Headset

I have the Motorola S11 Flex HD wireless Bluetooth headset which I have had connected to a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 machine with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth for Desktop card. This ...
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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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Why the volume is higher when earphones' jack is not plugged in completely?

This is interesting. When I plug in the jack completely the volume is normal as it should be, but the interesting part is that if I do not plug it completely but leave around 2 mm. of the jack ...
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Linux noob trying to get headset to work

I am trying to get my headset (Logitech H390) to work on a new linux installation (centos 6.4). Unfortunately I am unable to hear anything from the headset. I have tried several options from the sound ...
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Windows 7 Headphone Glitch

For some reason, it seems my headphones will not work right in Windows 7. When I plug them in, the built-in speakers (I have a laptop) get silenced, but no sound comes out of the headphones. Windows ...
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How to find wireless headphones in a given broadcast frequency

I have a wireless microphone system connected to an amp, speakers, recording equipment, etc, in a lecture hall. A couple of the students have difficulty hearing (even sitting close to the speakers) ...
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Convert Bluetooth Headset to 3.5mm Stereo Out And Mic In (Duplex)

I know stereo 3.5mm jack to Bluetooth dongles exist for Bluetooth headphones. But what if this is for a Bluetooth headset with a Mic? Are there Bluetooth dongles for line-in also? For example, my ...
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My headset works, but my earphones do not

When plugged into my laptop my headset (cm storm 400 ceres) works. When plugged into my laptop my earphones (apple earpods) do not work. When plugged into my iPod my earphones (the same earpods) do ...
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Swap Left-Right channel for USB headset

I have a usb headset and I need to switch left and right channels. The usb headset (hp h8000) does not have a software (it has drivers but nothing I can set options for). Is there any way? This is ...
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Can I hear myself through noise-cancelling headphones without cranking up the volume all the way?

I'm using the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones with the built in microphone and I'm plugging it into a laptop that has a jack that supports the mic & speaker at the same time. By default, I can't ...
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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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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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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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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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Headphone jack issue on windows 8

Just this morning I was using my computer normally. Then I started having a problem on my laptop, and I am not getting any audio on my headphones or external speakers. Yet, they are detected: when I ...
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Reinstalled Windows 7, sound won't play through headphone jack

So I recently reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition, and though my computer plays sound through the speakers, when I plug any earbuds or headphones into the headphone jack I can't hear ...
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iPod headphone to USB adapter

I have a set of headphones that have controls specifically designed for the iPhone, that is, they send signals through the 3.5mm cable and they are interpreted by the iPhone. I would like to connect ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows makes white noise on headphone jack after startup until first system sound occurs

I have continous white noice on the headphone jack after Windows starts. It goes away after a quite loud bang in my headphones when the first system sound plays, for example when you connect a mouse ...
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Is there a way to pair my PC with 2 bluetooth headphones?

Is there a way to pair my PC with 2 bluetooth headphones? Can anyone list the type of usb bluetooth dongle I would need and type of headphones to do this? Ideally I just want to have one bluetooth ...
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Windows 8 Audio not playing properly through headphones

Very recently, my headphones have stopped playing audio properly in windows 8 (The issue is not due to the headphones as they work properly with other devices, nor should it be the sound card since ...
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Headset microphone's quality is poor only for one computer

Whenever I plug my headset into my computer its microphone quality gets bad. However when I try the headset on other computers/iPads it works fine. The headset is a Turtle Beach Z11 Earforce. My ...
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Bizarre behavior of headphones minijack

I was listening to music, sitting very still, when my headphones suddenly stopped playing on the right channel. I thought to myself: "no, not again" and searched the web for possible software ...
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My headphones for my windows 8 laptop are showing as “not plugged in”, but they are

I have logitech headphones that have two jacks(one for mic and one for sound) but when I plug them in, both the mic and sound show up as not plugged in. I've played sound through a usb port connected ...
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Laptop not playing sound through headphones

Realtek is recognising when the headphones are being plugged in, and the sound is being muted from the main speakers, but the sound isn't being pushed through the headphones. I've verified that the ...
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Headphone Jack Messed Up Audio [possibly jack power supply?]

I'll get right to it: When using earbuds (plugged only into my laptop's dedicated headphone jack), the sound coming out is distorted. Sound cuts in and out and has a strange "echo"-like effect ...
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Can't hear any sound with headphones windows, but can in ubuntu

I have a (Dual booted) Dell Inspiron N5110 with IDT High Definition Audio CODEC and Windows 7. In Windows 7, I can hear sound from the speakers, but when I plug headphones in, I can't hear anything ...
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audio volume sounds not balanced

I just noticed when I plugged my headphones to my acer laptop the volume on the right side is a little lower than the left side. I checked the volume setting in control pannel and the balanced is in ...
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How to stop windows from auto-switch to external mic in combo-jack - windows 7 - Acer Aspire 5750

I have an internal mic, and a mic in my headphones which uses one and the same jack for both headphones and mic (combo jack). When I plug in the headphones, windows automatically switches to also use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows support for headphones pilot

I have Harman Kardon CL headphones with remote made for iPhone. Is there any way I could use this remote in Windows (increase/decrease volume etc.) ?
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Is there way to tweak the headphones/mic combo jack to accept only input?

I have a laptop with 2 jacks: 1 is a headphones jack, and the other is a headphones/mic combo jack. Both 3.5mm. However, I have a headset that comes with 2 plugs, a mic and a headphones plug. So, I ...
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Headset volume control messed up

My headset has Volume Up / Volume Down buttons used to work fine. However, recently, they affect the external speaker volume instead of the headset volume, meaning they don't help at all when I am on ...
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Sound “trying” to go to speakers while headphones plugged in

I know there are an awful lot of similar questions to this one, although either none of the suggestions have worked or the issue I have is slightly different to what I've found. The Problem: When I ...
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Audio Output Through Both Headphones and Laptop Speakers - Dell Inspiron Windows 8

A bit of background - I was watching video online through my headphones a few days ago when a pop-up notification appeared to let me know "Windows can now play sound through this device" (headphones ...
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Nokia/Sony Ericsson 3.5 headphone on Toshiba PC

I've a Sony Ericsson headphone, when I put it on a acer PC, it work nice, the stereo and all. But when I put it on a Toshiba PC (I've test this in 4 different model), If you half plug it, you get a ...
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Using Apple earbud in-line remote functions on Windows 8

Is it possible to use the in-line remote of Apple-compatible headphones on a PC running Windows 8? If this is possible, what hardware/drivers are necessary? It would seem that this is significantly ...
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Use mic from macbook air when iphone headphones are plugged in

My mic is broken in my iphone headphones, so when i'm on my macbook air i have to pull out the headphones so that the macbook mic is selected. Is there anyway i can have the headphones plugged in and ...
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How to make ALL sound go to my head phones?

I recently obtained a new laptop, and I've noticed that some sound comes out of my head phones, some comes out my laptop's speakers, and even sometimes both. I've tried disabling the speakers, ...
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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 ...