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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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Can I use my Computer as a Headset for another device?

I have another device with a standard headset jack (TRRS), but I'd like to use the microphone and speakers on my laptop as the headset - audio conference style. I have an interface to connect that ...
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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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USB Device causes others to malfunction

When I plug my new USB Headset (Logitech G635) into one of my three front USBs, the devices plugged into the other two ports start malfunctioning. These devices are my WIFI stick and my Webcam. The ...
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Force BT "headset" to use stereo on Windows 11?

Whenever I sync my Jabra 65t earphones to my Windows 11 laptop, they successfully sync. When playing media immediately after syncing, for a short time the audio will be at full quality, then cut for a ...
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USB headset volume low on some ports

I have a Plantronics USB headset that I have been using on a number of computers for several years with no problems. I have had a new laptop (Dell Latitude 5520 running Windows 10 Enterprise Version ...
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Microphone input volume gets lowered whenever it detects noise

I have a Windows 10 laptop that's been encountering an issue for the past 2 months. My mic volume will automatically lower when I speak into it while the mic was in use in another program (chrome, ...
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How to eliminate crosstalk in my headset

The mic in my headset picksup sound that comes from the headset speakers. I checked if stereo mix is on but no its off. Its an issue with headset itself. I desperately need a fix for it.
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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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How can I mute my microphone while wearing a Bluetooth headset on macOS Big Sur?

I own a bluetooth headset(Bose QC) which is connected to my MacBook and would like to mute and unmute my microphone during a call by touching "play/pause" or another headphone key. This ...
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Windows Server 2019 Bluetooth Headset Hands Free Not Working

Boundary Conditions: Computer Make and Model: Acer V3-772G Laptop Operating System: Windows Server 2019 Standard (Microsoft Windows Server Version 1809 OS Build 17763.1852) Bluetooth Adapter: Asus ...
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Audio Peripheral Splitting Issue - Mixing 4 and 3 Lines

I have one Headphone jack on my computer. I want to use one Headset and Speakers on this one jack. I want to use one splitter (yellow) to make two 4 line jacks out of the one 4 line jack on my ...
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No surrond audio with my Logitech G430

Recently, I've had a problem with my Logitech G430 headphones. Sometimes the surround sound is turned off. This happened to me recently when I launched the OBS streaming software. I had solved the ...
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Wireless earbuds (Oppo enco X) sound terrible with distortions only on my primary Windows 10 machine

The wireless earbuds in question is connected to my primary Windows 10 machine using Bluetooth and sounds Terrible. I can hardly make out anything from the sound. I have a Gigabyte B450 Wifi ...
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Disable Bluetooth headset for some users

In our family, we have a few Bluetooth headsets. We also share a family Windows 10 pc (a surface pro) that we all have a personal account on. I want to prevent (for example) my headset from connecting ...
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Camera turning on when plugging in headset

I have a Predator Helios 300 laptop and a Mpow Air Pro headset. My headset works just fine on my desktop, but for some reason when I plug it into my laptop it turns on the camera. This is obviously a ...
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Why don’t wireless gaming headsets have bad audio when the mic is connected?

I recently just received as a gift a JBL Tune205BT. For my surprise, I discovered the world of problems that comes with headset bluetooth devices on Windows 10: When the bluetooth is connected, ...
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Microphone not working with headset jack splitter

I am trying to connect my headset to my computer and I am having problems with the microphone. My headset is a Sennheiser MOMENTUM 2, which has a 4 pole jack. My computer has separate connectors for ...
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My laptop isn't recognising my headphones

My laptop doesn't recognize my headset. When I plug it in it asks me what audio device I plugged in, I choose headset then click OK. But no sound plays while it's plugged in and Playback Devices says ...
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I want to make my headphones set both default playback device and default communication device. How?

I have this kind of a situation here. I've received a headset for Christmas because of the online learning due to Covid. I have these questions: Can I somehow make my headset BOTH default (output) ...
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Powerbeats 3 can connect to windows 10 but set as speakers instead of headset, but the sound still on pc speaker

My Powerbeats 3 (wireless headphone) can connect and works property as Bluetooth headset as named as "Powerbeats3" previously. After I formatted and replaces hard disk in my laptop, my ...
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How to know which version of the hands-free profile is supported by Bluetooth adapter?

This excellent question shows how you can know what version Bluetooth your adapter supports. However, something that is important for wireless headsets is the Hands-Free Profile (HFP) version. HFP 1.5 ...
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Single Bluetooth headset detected as multiple devices; not all of them function

A single Treks Air Bluetooth headset paired to Windows 10 appears as several devices. I wouldn't mind this if they all worked, but many times only one of them works. And it's hard to tell which one ...
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My windows 10 computer won't recognize a gaming headset

I have an Acer aspire vx laptop with a single 3.5 mm combo (audio/mic) jack, I just bought a Corsair hs35 headset to use but when I plug it in the mic on the headset won't work. I can hear very quiet ...
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Ubuntu - Mic. Mute notification pop up random

laptop dell with ubuntu 18.04 upgraded to 20.04 but the issue is still appearing. I changed a few headsets but this mute pop up notification is not disappearing, and continue showing randomly on my ...
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How do I connect or share one USB headset with two laptops running windows?

Looking for a solution to share one USB headset between two laptop computers running windows such that I can attend meetings on both the computers without plugging in and out the USB headset.
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Corsair HS50 microphone attached to headset not working properly

I just got a Corsair HS50 headset, which is a set of headphones with a detachable microphone. The microphone connects to the headphones via an ordinary 3-pin jack. There is only one wire coming out of ...
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PC uses speaker of headset instead of microphone

I need to record voice on my old desktop PC (Asus P5B-SE - Windows 7). There are three lines on back panel: two with speaker icon and one with microphone icon. Also there are two lines on front panel (...
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Audio cracking whenever I'm inside a Discord call (only happens on my wireless headset)

I'm having a problem with Discord - everytime I join a call, any audio that's playing gets cracking noises. It doesn't matter where the audio is coming from - Discord or not, cracking noises are heard....
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Can't use headset mic on windows 10 (3.5 mm jack)

I have headset with micro on it, but windows can't use it for some reason, instead it uses my laptop micro. I have installed linux on the same machine and it has no problems with mic. I've tried to ...
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When adding Bluetooth to a PC, what is difference between TX and RX?

I'm looking to connect a Bluetooth headset (with mic and headphones) to a PC. Problem is the PC doesn't have Bluetooth so I need an adapter. I'm confused by the TX/RX switch on most adapters: wouldn't ...
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Possible to use Bluetooth headset in Stereo mode with Mic at the same time?

I would like to ask if there's any dongle out there to achieve HQ sound and mic at the same time. My father just gave me a pair of pods a few days ago and I wanted to use it for calls on my PC. Now I ...
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Headset somehow inputs the audio i hear in my headphones, even when the microphone is not plugged in [duplicate]

I noticed that when I'm in a Zoom online meeting, and have audio playing on my computer (i.e. a YouTube video), everyone in the meeting can hear it with crystal clarity. I tried to do a test meeting ...
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Call button on headset defaults to skype. How to make it work with MS Teams?

I am using a headset which has 4 hardware buttons: Volume + Volume - Microphone mute/unmute Call While my company worked with Skype this headset worked out of the box without the need to configure ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 KDE Plasma Headset Microphone marked as "unplugged" until manually selected

When connecting a headset with a combined audio+microphone 4 pole connector to my laptop (XPS 15 9570), I cannot get KDE to automatically switch to the headset microphone. When connecting the headset, ...
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Windows 10 can't select bluetooth headset as audio output device

I have a Windows 10 PC and Bose Soundlink 2 headphones, that have an inbuilt mic. I have paired the two, and my headphones appear as both stereo (no mic) headphones and a mono (mic) headset. I ...
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Have to "Test" audio devices before audio starts playing

I recently got a new headset for my PC (an Astro A40 w/ a mixamp.). It connects to the PC via USB and optical. It is exposed to Windows as 2 playback devices Astro MixAmp Pro Game for game and Astro ...
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Sony WH-CH500 Bluetooth headphones don't work in headset mode on Lenovo T480 laptop

I am trying to use a pair of Sony WH-CH500 bluetooth headphones in headset mode with a Lenovo T480 laptop. They work perfectly fine in stereo headphone mode but the moment I enable the headset from ...
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Is there a driver that should be installed for a Logitech G332 SE Gaming HEADSET?

I purchased a LOGITECH G332 SE gaming headset from Vatan Bilgisayar, Ankara, Turkey today and I want to ask if it has a driver which should be installed.
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USB headset audio stops when headset mic is on

I am not sure how this happened but before I was able to simultaneously use the microphone and listen to audio on the same headset. Now whenever the microphone is on either via Discord or even the ...
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I'm having issues with a computer headset

I just got a new pair of wireless headphones for Christmas. It's the HUHD HW-K5U Wireless 2.4GHz Gaming 7.1 Headset. It came with a transmitter USB stick that I plug into my computer so it doesn't ...
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Dualboot Windows/Ubuntu - No sound on headphones USB (HyperX Cloud)

I really tried to look everywhere to find a solution but there is nothing. My problem is the next one : Today I decided to go on my Ubuntu (installed in dual boot), once I finished what I wanted to ...
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No sound in bluetooth headset when OS access its microphone (Win 10)

It used to work properly until recently, but now I can't make calls over Skype or Viber. When a call starts all audio on my end disables (but the interlocutor does hear my mic). Audio also turns off ...
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No sound unless I have the sound settings window open

App: Itunes Platform: Win 10 Headset: Plantronics 8200 UC w/BT600 dongle While playing audio, I have no sound unless I open the sound setting. If I close this window the app continues to play, but ...
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JBL Bluetooth headset sounds bad on Windows 10 when using it with Skype

I have problems using a JBL TUNE 500BT bluetooth headset with Windows 10. The headset works fine with my phone but not working with Windows 10. After searching the net all solutions are talking ...
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3.5 mm 4 pole cable works with headset and smartphone but not with laptop

I recently got a 3.5mm 4 pole cable for my Turtle Beach Stealth 400 headset cause I lost the one it came with. It works fine with the headset and my smartphone but it doesn't work with my laptop. ...
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Jabra Evolve 65 headset speakers only work when connected via USB cable

I have a Jabra Evolve 65 headset with Bluetooth dongle: One year or so it worked perfectly, then I stopped using it for a long while. Today I tried them again and they had the following problem. ...
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Gaming headset 3.5mm TRS mic plug pinout

It seems many PC gaming wired analog headsets have two separate 3.5mm "TRS" (3-conductor Tip, Ring, Sleeve) phono plugs: One for stereo audio output from the PC to the headphones. One for ...
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Use speakers while headset is plugged in

I want to use my laptop's built-in speakers while my headset is plugged in (because I need to use my headset's microphone). My laptop doesn't separate my headset from my laptop speakers when it is ...
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Realtek HD Audio, Using Both Internal Mic And Headset Mic

So my issue is that my Sager laptop came preinstalled with Realtek High Definition Audio manager. This manager is the problem, as it won't allow me differentiate between the headset microphone and the ...
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