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How do I play audio through a Bluetooth headset in Windows 7?

I recently did an in-place upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 RTM. For the most part, things have gone brilliantly. The only issue I've been facing is regarding my Bluetooth headset, a Dell BH200. The ...
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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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Playing music *from* bluetooth device *to* Mac OS? (Or Linux?)

Strange question, so bear with me. I have a bluetooth device (an Android smartphone, specifically), on which I have a lot of music. I'm wondering if there's a way to pair up the device and my Mac (...
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Can I use my Linux-PC/Laptop as a Bluetooth headset for my mobile phone?

The same question exist for windows but NOT for linux. Is it possible to use my linux-laptop (which has connected a microphone and a speaker per Sound card) over bluetooth as a headset for my mobile ...
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Ubuntu, Bluetooth headset and Skype

I have a nice bluetooth headset Plantronics 590 and I really want to use it in Linux the way I use it in Windows, i.e. listen to music and call through Skype. There's tons of tutorials how to make ...
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Why can't I use my Bluetooth Headset with my laptop?

I just received a new Plantronics M50 bluetooth headset. It works great with my phone, but I can't get it working with my laptop. What are the things I should be checking? Here's what I've done so ...
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Trust Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle and Bluetooth Headset

Firstly, I'm writing this after 5 hours of nonstop struggle to make it work, so I searched into the deepest websites from Google, and tried many things. I have Trust Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter (link)...
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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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Is it safe to use my mobile headset on my PC?

Is it safe to use my mobile headset on my PC or laptop? Will it damage my audio chip or corrupt any driver? In this site it says computers 2 TRS connectors, one for speaker and another for ...
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Bluetooth Headset pairs and appears in Sound Devices, but shows as Disconnected?

Edit: A random crash and a restart fixed this. Probably a restart would have sufficed. I recently got a TrueBlue TB-100T3 and tried pairing it with my computer (Windows 7 64-bit). At first it paired,...
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I have nice headphones. Need a wireless USB microphone so I don't have to switch to a headset to make a call

Right now, I have a pair of Sennheiser HD595 headphones. They are plugged into a DAC/headphone amp. I spend all day listening to music through them and they sound awesome. Then, for making calls, I ...
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2 USB Headsets, 1 PC, 1 Skype account

We use Skype to call our parents overseas to a landline, and would like to use 2 USB Headsets at the same time on our side. Can it be done?
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Why can't I reconnect to my Philips SHB9000 bluetooth headset?

When I connected my Philips SHB9000 bluetooth to my Windows 7 (64 bit) for the very first time, it worked well. I had to manually change the default playback device, but otherwise it worked. Then, ...
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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 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?
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Pairing a Bluetooth headset with Windows PC

I was wondering if it's possible to pair my Bluetooth headset (i.Tech Arrow 2) with my Windows 7, so that I can use it in Skype, for instance? Windows recognizes it, but it fails to find drivers for ...
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Use my iMac as a Bluetooth headset for my BlackBerry

Is there a way to use my iMac as a Bluetooth headset for my BlackBerry? (Using the speaker and microphone or my mac as output/input)
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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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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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Bluetooth Headset drivers on Windows 7

I have a Dell Precision with integrated bluetooth from work. I wanted to connect either one of my two bluetooth headsets (Plantronics UC Voyager Pro v2 and Sennheiser MM450X) in order to make calls ...
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How do I get audio to auto switch between devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changing default playback device on Windows 8 Whenever I'm watching something on Chrome or playing a game and decided to plug a headset in or unplug it and go to speakers, ...
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Does a USB Headset require any Specific Soundcard?

I was going to buy a cheap USB Headset for skyping, and was suggested the Logitech H330 USB Headset. Before buying the headset, I was checking the reviews, and on Amazon, someone has mentioned that ...
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Will a USB headset still work if the sound card in the PC has been disabled

I heard that if I use a headset on a system without a sound card or a disabled sound card it will still work. Meaning that I can hear sound and speak to users through a VoIP service such as Skype. Is ...
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2answers
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Turning on lamp pauses sound in my headset

I have my headset connected to my PC with USB. When I turn on my lamp on my table (fluorescent) the music from my headset pauses for about a second while the lamp powers up. Then it's back to normal. ...
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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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How to switch easily between a 5.1 headset and 2.1 speakers?

I have a 5.1 headset that I mostly use for gaming and watching movies. It is connected using 3 jacks to the rear panel of my motherboard (plus one for the microphone). I also have some small 2.1 ...
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1answer
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Bought a new headset. Headphones work, mic does not

My steelseries siberia v2 headset arrived today. I plugged the headphones and mic into my ASUS VH236H monitor which is connected to my PC via HDMI. The headphones receive sound just fine, but the mic ...
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1answer
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Why can't we listen to audio using bluetooth head set

While this is perfectly OK while I take calls using my bluetooth headset , why can't we listen to audio using my bluetooth Headset ? Does the headset software internally built to function only for ...
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1answer
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Why a bluetooth headset for mobile phones doesn't work on a PC?

Why a bluetooth headset like this one, which works well on a cell phone, doesn't work on a computer? I can pair the headset with my laptop with no problems. And it's even recognized as an audio ...
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1answer
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Settings to use only Mic from a USB headset/mic combo, but not the speakers?

I have a USB headset/Mic combo device connected to my laptop(Vista Home edition). The laptop frontpanel has microphone input and speaker output. While doing a skype call, I would like to use ,my USB ...
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Bluetooth earpiece pairs, connects, but plays no sound.

My earpiece worked fine until BOOM, it didn't. (Suspicion: I had recently run "Driver Booster 2", but I seem to recall the earpiece working after that - at least for awhile...Correlation, Causation)? ...
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Using headset mic for recording screenshot video

I want to use my blackberry smartphone headset's mic for recording an onscreen video but all i can get is the earphones acting as a mic themselves. I don't want that, I want to use the headset mic and ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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1answer
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Struggling with my Sony bluetooth headset dr-btn200 Windows 8.1

I have contacted Sony about it, but they simply say that they do not support windows os as this bt headphone is made for phones. (even though windows is listed here) I have checked this and this (...
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Why/how does switching devices “invalidate” the Bluetooth connection?

Sorry if the title is confusing, couldn't really come up with a more descriptive one. So I have a soundbar (Samsung HW-F450) with Bluetooth. I can and I do connect to it from my laptop to listen to ...
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1answer
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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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Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 Bluetooth 4.0 with Headset

I have a Samsung Laptop running Windows 7 x64 with a Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 Bluetooth 4.0 radio which I have paired with a Motorola Razor Bluetooth headset. Whenever the the headset connects ...
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Software for Bluetooth headset

I recently installed Windows 7 on my desktop and purchased a Dell BH200 headset. The problem is that the software that came with the bluetooth dongle (Bluesoleil 5) is fairly old and isn't compatible ...
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Getting old bluetooth headset out of standby on Windows 7

I think this is the problem, and if not, I'm open to suggestions. I have an old Jabra BT200 that I used to use on my phone. When a phone call was coming in it would beep using its own noises (meaning ...
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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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Do certain usb ports work better on my IBM T60?

I am using a Microsoft wireless phone ear piece and I have had the receiver plugged into the USB port on the Left Hand side. I have been getting intermittent success with the signal. I have recently ...
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skype + 2 headsets on one computer

I want to make this work: - 1 computer - 1 skype account - 2 headsets (for 2 people) It's for making conference call with 2 computers but with 3 people (2 of them in the same computer under 1 ...
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How to connect bluetooth headset via command line on ubuntu 12.04

I want to connect my computer to bluetooth headset. My computer has ubuntu 12.04 64 bits server operating system with no gui. So I must connect my computer via command line. But at internet ...
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Windows 7: How do I listen to music on the computer's speakers, and take calls over a headset, without having to unplug/plugin the headset?

I like hearing most audio over my computer's speakers. I like taking calls using a wired headset. I have a random HP desktop PC that came pre-installed with Windows 7, 64. It has Realtek Audio and ...
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Playing music from the computer on a iPhone Bluetooth Headset

I'd like to use the "iPhone Bluetooth Headset" headseto play music from my OS X laptop. I can pair my laptop and the headset without any problems, but setting the sound output device to the headset ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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How I can prevent my headset's microphone from picking up an echo?

For working remotely, I recently bought a Logitech H390 so that I can communicate with my coworkers remotely from my WinXP machine using software integrated with our company's phone system. ...
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Razer Dark Shark issue with microphone noise and IPhone incompatibility

Ηello I own a Razer Dark Shark headset. Ever since I bought it, I have issues with the microphone which makes a very loud and anoying noise with the slightest of movement. For instance, when I'm ...
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My headset works, but my earphones do not [duplicate]

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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Placing my hand on laptop reduces buzz noise from USB headset mic. Is it safe?

I am using a laptop that I believe is having the ground loop issue. It zaps me if I touch the metallic frame when I stand on my ceramic floor. I have a USB headset and the microphone picks up the ...