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Bluetooth wireless headphones are not showing up in the bluetooth devices list

Yesterday I have purchased the Sennheiser Momentum 4 headphones (Wireless), it works fine with my mobile phone and with my desktop PC as well. However, it is not showing up in the list of availble ...
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How to send commands to a set of headphones via USB?

I recently bought the Edifier W820NB Plus headphones, and they're great. However, there's one major problem: the software. The only software these headphones have is the Android Edifier app (which BTW ...
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Microphone being recognised as a Headphone

I have tried attaching this microphone (3.5mm audio jack) to my android to see if the device was the issue, but it still is not detected. On windows, it comes up as a headphone rather than a ...
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USB C headset (Huawei) only recognised on Windows 11 once after PC restart, after subsequent unplugging and plugging in not recognised anymore

I encountered a most peculiar problem. I have a Huawei USB C headset (don't know the model, bought it second hand). It works fine with my Fairphone 4, sound, mic, volume keys, everything. On my ...
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Headphones/splitter issue: Sounds okay in the right ear, but it is extremely low in the left ear

I have some headphones which work just fine on my PlayStation, computer, etc. However, when I plug them into my splitter (and another device was connected), only half of it was working. It sounds okay ...
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Computer Isn't Detecting Sony Headphones Microphone

I have a pair of WH-1000XM4 headphones that when I connect to the computer it does not detect the Microphone. The output is perfectly fine but for input there is no option to select the WH-1000XM4 ...
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Aggregate audio device can't record voice call

I am using Blackhole on a Mac. Typically I wear headphones during a Zoom meeting or a voice call (like WeChat). Wired or wireless headphones do not make any difference as far as I have tried. In the ...
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Delay in audio signal being sent to headphones (Windows 10/Realtek Audio/3.5mm jack)

When I first plug in headphones (any headphones) to the 3.5mm jack, the sound is very tinny and distant with no bass; after maybe 30 seconds it corrects itself and the normal signal with the bass ...
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win 11 how to sound through speakers without removing headphones

In my win 11 system>sound both my speakers and headphones play through "speakers", realtek audio. The speakers are plugged into back, and headphones into front of machine. I used to be ...
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Headphone volume randomly jumps

I've had the following issue that has happened for the last year or so off and on, but has gotten much worse recently. I'm running Windows 11. I have a set of headphones that has no volume control. ...
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What kind of material is used to ground the inside of the laptop?

When I cleaned my laptop there was some "dust" at the area as specified at the image below. I removed it thinking that it was dust. Later on I bought a new headset and the microphone is ...
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Bluetooth headphones paired, and yet, system sound is partly played through the main speaker. How to get any system sound only in the headphones?

This is needed since in a calm room with other people, you do not want to have the system sound popping up as soon as you press a key that is not allowed at that time. On Windows 10, with Bluetooth ...
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Headphone volume extremely loud before adjusting

If i close or suspend my laptop without headphones plugged in, and then plug headphones back in through the audio jack after turning the laptop back on, the volume of the playback will be abnormally ...
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Trying to narrow down the cause of a Bluetooth headphone app-specific sound issue

So before I go on in length let me just say that this problem has been fixed on a practical level. The reason I'm still attacking the problem is that the fixes make absolutely no sense to me and I'm ...
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Bad sound quality through headphones with Dell Precision 5570 laptop

I was hearing flat, tinny, poor-bass, just terrible sound quality, after switching to a new Dell Precision 5570 workstation with Windows 10 64-bit. I use Jabra Evolve2 40 headphones that plug directly ...
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Set default volume for bluetooth speakers upon connecting

I am using bluetooth headphones on a Windows 10 computer. The problem i am facing is that whenever the bluetooth headphones connect to the computer, their volume in the Windows Sound Settings is reset ...
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Force Windows to re-check the headphone jack without a reboot

Misbehaving headphones appear to be a common problem with Dell Inspiron laptops and generally with Windows computers. My headphone jack is working correctly, but only if the headphones are plugged in ...
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The Stereo Mode of my Headphones Can't be Activated on Windows 11

I have a problem since I installed Windows 11. The sound of my headphones suck. So I looked at a lot of forums to understand the problem. What I understood is that on Windows 10 there were like two ...
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How do I make Windows 11 automatically switch to headphone audio when I plug them in?

This used to work fine not sure what happened. I used to be able to unplug/plug in my headphones and the audio and volume would change accordingly. It was like it knew the headphones were in and ...
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Bluetooth Headphones get Paired but don't Autoconnect on Windows 11

The Problem My Bluetooth headset is enabled and shows as “Paired”, but it does not autoconnect. The device is Sony WH-CH510 headset and my machine runs Windows 11. Headphones autoconnect just fine ...
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My headphone only shows connected voice

It doesn't show voice and music , which means I cannot connect to stereo. img2 But sometimes I still see it. Whenever I want to use stereo I have to turn off and on my headphones many times, but it's ...
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How to disable inline headphone controls on Windows 10/11

I have a pair of (3.5mm) headphones that work fine but send erroneous headphone control signals (i.e. raising and lowering the volume, skipping/pausing). Personally, I never use inline headphone ...
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Earbuds only work after restart

I'm having a wierd problem with my laptop not recognizing when I plug my earbuds into the jack unless I restart first. If the computer is already turned on when I plug them in, nothing happens - sound ...
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What happens when enabling different "spatializing audio" sofware at the same time?

For example: If I enable spatial audio from windows settings: , from logitech(gaming headphones company) ghub application: and dolby atmos in the game(overwatcH): what will happen with the audio? ...
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Can a Headset (microphone+audio) work with a USB soundcard?

I see most USB sound-cards have 2 inputs (audio and microphone) but I have a headset (2 in 1). What can I do?
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Why when Earphone is plugged in the headphone front panel, its shows a converse status?

Problem When AUDIO port is not connected to Motherboard (not using headphone front panel) When I plug in the Earphone at the rear panel -> rear panel has sound (everything is fine) When AUDIO ...
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Buzzy noise on headphones from laptop

Audible buzzy noise in headphones (Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black) plugged in by wire into a (Dell Latitude E5470 laptop. Noise volume lessens if my hands are ...
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Do Bluetooth headphones record phone call audio to themselves or to the paired computer or phone?

Do Bluetooth headphones like galaxy buds or surface headphones record audio from phone calls to the headphones themselves, or to A location/buffer on the paired phone or computer? Thanks!
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How can I get Windows 11 to show both headphones and headset as separate devices in playback devices for my Bluetooth headset?

In Windows 10's "Playback" tab in the "Sound" window, I would get two devices listed for each pair of Bluetooth headphones I would have connected. For my ear buds, we first have ...
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Both headphone audio channels are played in one ear

I've been using my Superlux HD 681 headphones normally for a while but suddenly, one of the ears no longer works. After testing by playing audio through each channel separately, I found out that both ...
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Laptop doesn't recognize headphones plugged into the headphone jack since W10 upgrade

Since I upgraded to Windows 10, my laptop no longer recognizes any headphones plugged into the headphone jack. It just plays audio from the speakers - before this, it would switch automatically. I've ...
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My Bose headphones (both QCII and Soundsport) have an echo

I have no idea what to do to fix this issue. When I search for Bose and Echo, I get a ton of articles on how to connect Bose headphones to Amazon Echo. I don't want that. Both sets of my headphones ...
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I can't use "type-c" earphone as a headset(stereo) with laptop, but only in hands free mono mode(low quality)

(bad English, I've searched on google for 4 hours, there were few things..) I just bought an earphone from Samsung AKG, EO-IC100. And I am using Lenovo thinkbook 16p, the laptop. When I connected the ...
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How to make internal laptop speakers and headphones two separate playback devices

Currently, my laptop (MS Windows 10 Home) has one playback device - named "Speakers, Realtek(R) Audio" in which accounts for both the internal speaker sound as well as the sound when ...
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Sony WH-H910n not recognized as a headphone in Windows 11

I have sony WH-H910n headphones, I am not able to connect them to my pc through Bluetooth, When I try connecting it, the device name appears but not as a headphone. I have tried updating the drivers, ...
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If some headphones have "Bluetooth 4.2", and my computer has "Bluetooth 4.0", will they work?

I have looked up the specs for my family member's computer and my new headphones. The computer has Bluetooth "4.0". The headphones state Bluetooth "4.2". Will they work together? ...
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Windows keeps muting all sounds when detecting communication

Whenever I join discord voice call, Windows keps muting all my sounds. I did set it, so Windows does nothing when there is communication active, however it doesn't work and all results on the internet ...
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Bluetooth headphones audio degrade when connected to Computer but only while (5Ghz) Wifi is on

My question is regarding what seems like interference between my Bluetooth headphones and Wifi on my laptop. The Wifi works fine but my heaphones end up crackling worse and worse after a bit of ...
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How Do I Disable a broken Headphone jack Without Reconizing the Headphone name?

I've tried previous methods to try and revert the headphone jack to the system speakers, but the system does not recognize that headphones identification. however, the jack is still active. I have to ...
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Front Panel Jack Also Getting Detected As Speakers

I just recently installed realtek audio drivers on my windows 10 PC and since then my PC is only detecting my speakers. I have my speakers plugged into the rear panel. When I plug my headphones into ...
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How to mute specific audio on headset but not on laptop/tv speakers?

I am using PS4 Remote Play on my laptop that is also plugged into my TV using an HDMI cable. I have the audio coming through the headset which is plugged into the laptop via headphone jack and through ...
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Add a delay to the screen for Bluetooth headphones

I have Bluetooth headphones (xiaomi airdots 3) that are connected to a computer. When I watch video there is a delay (which is of course normal because it's Bluetooth). I know that in VLC it is ...
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If a Bluetooth device "features" Bluetooth 5, will it still pair & work with devices that only support an earlier version of Bluetooth?

If a set of earphones / headphones "features" Bluetooth 5, will they still pair and work with devices that only support an earlier version of Bluetooth? If an example product is helpful to ...
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Microphone not functioning properly / not functioning at all

I'm currently running Windows 11 and The microphone was working fine when I first updated, fast-forward to now, I put my computer on sleep mode then come back the next day to find my microphone not ...
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Headphone's speaker and microphone not working simultaneously?

My Bluetooth headphone's speakers work when connected. Mic works too when connected(tested using an online service) but it doesn't play any sound when mics are connected.
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How do I use Bluetooth earphones as a high-quality stereo audio device in Windows 10?

The device that I'm using is the Signature-VMB47. My Bluetooth 'headset' has these services enabled: Now, through Googling, I've come to know that I need to enable Audio Sink for my device to ...
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How to set up headset to work properly with bluetooth dongle?

I recently bought JBL Tune 750BTNC and tp-link ub400 bluetooth adapter. Unfortunately when I try to use it to communicate on Microsoft Teams, Skype or Zoom sound is really bad. There are two modes of ...
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Headset mic not working (or detected) in PC

I bought a headset with built-in mic today. It does its main job of listening to audio. However, the built-in does not work in PC. However, it does work in mobile and laptops. The only difference that ...
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Problems with powering on the "Taotronics tt-bh085"

I hope this is the right forum, otherwise please tell me and I will take the post down. I have had the above-mentioned overear headphones for almost half a year and so far they have actually worked ...
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Bluetooth speakers also connecting as headset

I have a bluetooth speaker that I use with my (Win 10) laptop for listening to music. I also have a headset (not bluetooth) that I use for Teams calls, etc. However, the speaker seems to be ...
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