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Using a headset and speakers at the same time

Question: Using a headset and speakers at the same time

I would like a usb headset to function at the same time as a pair of speakers. The speakers plug into a 3.5mm jack. And I would also like a microphone, that plugs into a jack, to function at the same time as the microphone on the headset. I have Windows 7. My intention is to allow another person, with whom I am talking on Skype, to hear audio of a video that I will play. There are Youtubes on the subject, but they have not helped me.

I would appreciate any help, thanks.

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Answer: Using a headset and speakers at the same time

Have you considered using the swap screen function in Skype? It allows the person you're chatting with to view your computer screen and (I could be wrong) hear its audio.

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Here's my problem.

I have speaker that I use for music and a USB headset for games.

I'd like to make it so I can just turn the volume down on one and just use the other for what I desire, instead I have to open my sound settings and switch the default every time.

Any solutions?
 

Answer:Trying to run a USB headset and Speakers at same time

ok so u want to be able to listen to music through the headset while your speakers are on as well?
theres the problem
your computer has one audio out (which is hooked to your speakers) the reason the usb mic works is when that out is disabled it goes to your next default, your usb port.
so basically sound can only come out of one place at one time from ur comp.
i hope i helped
-rok
 

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Hey all!

I am trying to get my headset (which plugs into the Front-Green-Out) to work along side of my speakers (which plug into my Rear-Green-Out).

Both are being recognised and both work, but not at the same time. That's because in the screen where you manage your Audiodevices you can only have 1 "standarddevice", which it uses to play the audio.

Is there any way to have more than 1 standarddevice? (or another way to make both work at the same time).

EDIT:
By the way, for anyone using the same motherboard as me: Asus is not supporting it anymore =/. I use the P5K-EPU sounddrivers. Also, if you want the front jacks to work you have to set them in the BIOS to AC97, not HD-audio.

Answer:Front headset and speakers at the same time?

I know on mine when I plug into the front panel it disables my rear inputs. I don't think there is a way to do that using the same driver. What I do though is use a sound card for my speakers/monitors and use the onboard for my headset. I have WMP set to my sound card so I can listen to DVD/music through my monitors while gaming through my headset simultaneously. Helps when the Mrs is scrapbooking and wants to listen to music.

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I have two audio jacks in the back of my computer. I just bought a headset today and no sound is coming through them and I just want to be able to play sound through the speakers and the headset at the same time. I'm using windows 7. Can someone please walk my through the steps and help me with this! Thank you!

Answer:Hooking up my Speakers and Headset at the same time?

Depends on your PC and what audio I/O jacks you have. The GREEN jack is the Speaker (or can be used for headset or line out). If there is a second Speaker/Line out jack you could use that, however most new systems only have extra output jacks for surrond systems and that won't do you any good.

If you have a headphone jack on the front of the PC, and again depending on what you have, some systems have a sound control panel and allow configuring either both the front headphone and rear speaker are both active or the headphone jack cuts off the rear speaker (usually the default mode).

Post some system specs, or better yet fill in the My System Specs so we know what we are dealing with.

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Hello,

I just bought a new pc and received it today, and i plugged my headset in to check if i hear audio from both speakers and headset but its not working. When i plug my headset in i only hear audio from my headset and not the speakers. Ive been googling and found something about it but with the newest realtek hd audio i dont have the Playback Device there, only the Recording Device. In this picture it has both the playback and recording device.

Answer:No Audio coming from speakers and headset at the same time

In the Playback Device section of the panel you have displayed. Check the Make front and rear output devices playback tow different audio streams simultaneously and see if that does it for you.

The usual default mode on PC sound cards is to mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in.

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i have a compact presario C700(CND8094VHY series number). when i plug my headset into the headset jack, i recognized dat d sound plays in both device(headset and speaker). how can i solve this problem.. i want it only plays in headset when i plug it into headset jack.. and wen i unplug d headset, i want d sound plays in speaker as normal.. can anyone help me out.. thanx

Answer:headset jack and speakers play sound at the same time

In device manager what sound card do you see listed?

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Hi all,

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 8.1 using the same hardware as before, and have encountered a strange problem that I can't find the solution to.

I'm using an Alesis IO|2 usb audio interface (which my speakers are connected to) and a Razer Megalodon usb headset. Both are completely functional when used independently (ie. if I'm not using my headset, everything plays through my speakers fine, and vice versa).

However, there are many situations where I'm used to having audio coming through my headset and speakers at the same time. For example, if I'm on a Skype call I'm used to having the call audio coming out of my headset while still being able to play music etc out of my speakers.

The problem: Since using Windows 8.1, when trying to do this, both my speaker and headset audio breaks down completely into sporadic glitchy & loud crackles. If I want to listen to music while talking on Skype I have to disable my speakers (in windows playback devices screen) to force all audio out of my headset.

Neither of my USB devices has drivers associated with them, and I have the latest firmware on both, leading me to believe this is some problem with Windows. Has anyone got any ideas? I've spent hours trying to resolve this and have yet to even find someone with the same problem...

Answer:Broken audio when playing sounds through speakers and headset at the same time

bump

I guess this problem really is a rare one huh?

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I have a newer Dimension 8500.  Cant get audio to come thru external speakers and headset simultaneously. Seems like have always had issues with this in my Dells.  In previous models there Realtek drivers also came with a REALTEAK AUDIO MANAGER app that had some hidden setting that you could select to do both.  Now, it was always hard to find this software, but you could always make it work.  Now the Realtek software seems wrapped in a Dell Audio Manager shell without this option.  My device manger shows an Nvidia HD audio manager and the Realtek HDA.  Tried every realtek driver I could find, got the latest from Dell, and tried to find older Realtek KHA manager app.  Cant find it anymore. 
Tried every combination of rear and front jacks and most of the solutions I found online under Sound Mixer options.  But no love.
My neighbor has a very basic HP and if I plug my headphones into the rear of his both his speakers and my headset audio work plug and play.  Why is Dell so difficult?  Sure it may be User Error, but ....
 
 
I went to a newer HP and it fires right up.

Answer:Always an issue with Dell/Realtek: Audio from speakers and headset at same time

Hi, 

Did they ever work simultaneously before??
Have you tried working on the stereo mix options under recording options. 

Regards

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On Lenovo Thinkpad x1 3rd generation with windows 10, i'm pluging in my iPhone headset (I also tried with my samsung headset and one plus headset), but it will not recognize the mic. the headphones speakers works just fine, but the array mic stays on and no indication on windows, what so ever, that a mic was plugged too. Thank you for your assistence Idan 

Answer:Thinkpad x1 iphone headset plugged. headset Speakers works but not the mic

I'm not sure, but I think that this answer, about enabling multi-stream solved the problem https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Audio-coming-from-headphone-and-speaker... 

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Hey,

the topic pretty much says it. I bought myself a new headset(C-media headphone set or something) which uses a USB-port instead of an original sound-port-thing. The problem is, whenever I plug the headset in the USB-port pretty much nothing happens and I can't get the sound in the headset, it just stays in the speakers...

It used to be no problem when I used a headset with the sound-port on the motherboard to just change it. Anyone have any suggestions on what I might do? :(

edit: forgot to say that it works just fine after rebooting the computer.

Thank you

Answer:Problem with USB-headset(Can't switch between headset and speakers without rebooting)

Hi Foonksh,

Try going into the Control Panel and go into Sounds and Audio Devices. From there you can pick the default device for recording and for playback. In the playback section, set the headset as the default device instead of your speakers.

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Hi All,

I want to know in Vista,

At the Same time,
How to get the Head Phone Front Jack on, output
the Rear output for the Speakers -5.1 Surround
a USB Headset for another Mic ONLY that is USB.

Three things all Going at once?

Is it possible,
I cant even get the Headphones front output-pink and the rear speakers playing at the same time
Thanks

Answer:How to use front Pink Headset, USB Headset, and Rear Speker outputs atthe same time?

Hi Dash,

I know its possible with Realtek HD devices...What type of device do you have?

Steven

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Question: Headset + Speakers

I have a PC and a headset and am wondering whether I can configure sound to come out of the speakers and voice to come out of the headset.I have 3.5mm plugs and the mic works fine but I have no idea where to put the headphone socket.I have a soundblaster 1o24 Live! I think!It has 4 speakers, 1 mic and one digital out. Is that where the headset goes. The cable does not reach the headset on the front by the drives and my mobo does not have any ports.HELP PLS

Answer:Headset + Speakers

Bump any help

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For Christmas this year hubby bought me a headset for my computer...that's cool BUT I have surround....So my question is...can I have the headset connected and working the same time as I have my speakers connected?

I am running Windows ME...there are 3 holes in a series back there...one houses the mic ...the other the headphones...the 3rd one?

If anyone can at least tell me if this is possible. My thinking is to leave the speakers plugged in and exchange this headset for one with a USB connection as I have extra's. Whatdoya think?
 

Answer:Speakers & Headset?

.oO(mmm..i guess this was just too dumb to even ask)
 

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Hi, I use Skype and a headset,it works very well,clear etc,now all my sounds come through the headset,is there any simple quick way of switching to speakers when wanted?thanks andrew

Answer:using headset & speakers

if you unplug the headset sound should be restored to speakers, (may need re boot)johnny.

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I just purchased a NON usb headset. I had a usb headset yesterday and was able to run speakers and the headset at the same time. The headset was just used for ventrilo and the speakers for everything else. So my question is how (if even possible) can I get my speakers to work with a non usb headset. When a plug in the headset the speakers turn off and the headset turns on. Any idea?

Whoops i may have put this in the wrong spot sry! I cant delete it either can someone do that for me?

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i have recently bought a headset to use with skype.
it has 2 jackplug connectors 1x Mic and 1 x headphone.
currently my 5.1 surround speakers are connected to my soundcard at the back of my tower by 2 colour coded jacks (green and pink)
the only way i can seem to get my headset to work it to disconnect my speakers altogether and plug in my headset ...access to the back of my tower is a pain to put it mildly so this cannot be the only option to switch between speakers and headset....please advise it is doing my head in...thanks in advance.

Answer:headset and speakers

Do you have the green and pink connectors on the front of your tower also? Are these not working?

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I recently purchased a USB Headset/Microphone. When I plug in the USB connecter, it cuts out my pc's speakers. Is there any way to use both the pc's speakers and the USB Headset at the same time?
 

Answer:USB Headset vs Speakers

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Is the only way to restore my speakers to unplug my headset every time? Does anybody else have any other ideas

Answer:Headset and using speakers

A little more detail needed; are you experiencing a problem after using a headset of some kind?If the socket that you are using - which one? - is designed to over-ride the speaker output, then this behaviour would be normal.

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Hello.

Does anyone know if it is possible to have the speakers on and working, but also have headphones plugged in too?

Basically, I want to set up Teamspeak to run on just the headphones/mic. I know it is possible to choose what device TS comes out of (speakers/headphone/etc.). But I want TS to to be the only thing that runs on the headphones.

In addition to this, I would like my speakers to be working at the same time, with everything but TS running off of them.

For those who know, it's the same setup as the headset on the Xbox 360. It only handles people talking in multiplayer, but the game you are playing still comes from the TV speakers.

Is this possible at all?

I am running Vista Ultimate x64, I have the speakers plugged in the motherboad, and my headphone/mic plugged into the sockets on the front on my PC case.
 

Answer:Headset/Mic + Speakers Together?

I thought I would take the opportunity to bump this by saying that I have had a look into it, and I think if I buy a headset with a USB adaptor on it, they have a soundcard built into them, so I can plug that into my computer and use that as a 2nd soundcard just for the mic.

With that in mind, I purchased this on Ebuyer.com, I think it should suit my needs.
 

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Good Afternoon!

Firstly I need to say I am running ME.

I got a fabulous new headset for Christmas this year ~ Cyber Acoustics USB headset with microphone....They work great; however, I can only use my speakers when I disconnect the headphones...is there a way I can set my computer up to allow me the option to use one or the other without crawling under my desk to disconnect the headphones? (am anxiously awaiting a new computer with front end usb ports...would make life alot easier!)

I would appreciate your input. Thanks!
 

Answer:Headset vs. Speakers

Try control panel - sounds and audio - Audio tab.

Under the "sound playback" setting, you may be able to manually select which device to use (I can in Windows XP)

Exact wording may differ in ME, have not got it installed to advise.
 

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My hp laptop does not go off even after the headset is connected.please help.

Answer:speakers does not go off after headset is on

Probably need to reinstall your driver again.How to update a sound card driver in Windows Vista and in Windows XPhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/166774Resources for Troubleshooting Sound Problems in Windows XPhttp://www.computerhope.com/issues/...http://www.tinyeye.com/avsetup/soun...http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top...http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top...http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307...http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262256Windows XP KB Articles About Working With Soundhttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...How to Fix Problem with Volume Control: There are no active mixer devices available error in Windows XPhttp://www.pchell.com/support/no_ac...

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I use a headset with microphone and I'd like sound to also come out of my speakers. The headset connects into the front of my computer while the speakers go into the back.

Answer:How can I be able to use my speakers and headset?

This thread sounds(pun intended) similar:

Sound trough speakers AND headphones

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Hello,

I am currently working on a homemade project in my free time called Project Surround. I am trying to get a full surround sound setup in my room. I have 2 wired speakers in the front and a Bluetooth speaker in the back. The problem is I need both the wired and Bluetooth speakers to play at the same time. Any way I can do that?

Answer:Play Audio from Wired Speakers and Bluetooth Speakers at the same time

Windows only allows one default audio playback device, thus unless you can find some third party app that will allow both, you won't be able to do that. You will need a full surround PC sound system.

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Using a 3.5mm stereo mini phone plug to RCA jack adapter I have managed to connect my comps sound to the radio and it works. However, due to a fit of stupidity I have overlooked the fact that only either the radio's speakers or the computer's speakers can be connected to the computer's sound output at once.

I am wondering if its possible to have both my radio's speakers as well as my computer's speakers play at the same time because I would like to achieve a surround sound effect because of the way my room is made. My computer has a jack slot behind that looks like " (<-->)" , almost like that ordinary output one which looks like "(<-). Can that be used as an output slot as well? Cuz when I tried putting the radio into the (<-->) slot and the comps speakers into the (<-) or vice versa, only the one put into the (<-) will play.
 

Answer:How to make radio speakers and computer speakers play at the same time?

Go get a splitter. I have my audio output setup using a splitter and it works fine. You can hook up both devices to the 1 output jack on your pc.

http://www.weisd.com/store2/CABAUD-3000.html
http://www.proporta.com/F02/PPF02P05.php?t_id=1193&t_mode=des
 

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Initially i looked up a way to use both Speakers and a headset at the same time without having to unplug and plug them in each time i wanted to switch. The first and quite popular answer i got was to use some sort of Y connector.

After searching some more i was able to find another answer which was to put in the speakers into the Green jack and put the headset into the Orange jack (for audio with mic in pink ofc).

This worked brilliantly.

Problem now is that, it is not working for me anymore, kinda...

So the speakers in the green jack work but the headset audio wont work at the same time..... BUT i downloaded Realtek HD Audio Manager just to try and fiddle with stuff (not that good with settings and advanced user stuff but thought id mess around with some simple things), and i found out that when i did the AUTO TEST, i was able to hear through my headset ... but JUST for the test and for no other time.

Firstly let me say that i have upgraded to Windows 7 64bit and added 4 Gb of RAM (total of 6now). Hopefully that might help.

So is it possible that anyone might no a solution? I will try and provide more information if necc. if asked. Thanks for the time and effort.
 

Answer:Problem with Speakers/Headset

Sorry for the Double post but this is a slightly major update for me :

Playing more with the Realtek HD audio settings, i checked the Disable Front Panel detection (fine because i dont use anything there (doesnt work i dont think)). After this i was able to hear out of the headset but it was verryy soft.

Next i went and checked Speaker Fill... Immediately i could hear normally out of my headset but only out of 1 "ear." Checking the settings it seemed that the Orange port was for the Center/Subwoofer speakers and the left "ear" corresponded to the Center Speaker while the Right was for the Subwoofer. If i ticked the Swap Center / Subwoofer Output it does just that and both ears swap so i can hear perfectly out of the right (Subwoofer) but not the left.

Amused and happy with the progression i tried plugging the headset into the Black jack (Rear Speakers). For this one the left rear was the left ear and right was right.

Tried it and for the Auto Test it worked perfectly but when i went to normal music/audio the sound WOULD come out of both sides BUT it would be heavily distorted. (Same problem with trying the Side speaker jack (Grey)).

So 2 ways to progress now would be to fix the distortion or to enable the Center/Subwoofer to work simultaneously or something like that (possible to compl. Disable the Center OR Subwoofer so audio comes to both ears?).

Thanks for all the help and hopefully we can solve it fully!
 

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Hello..

I have a hp laptop, and i have a problem when im using my headset.

I can use the headset for music and gaming, but the problem is that when, for example, im running Teamspeak and playing CS:GO, the sound from the game comes from my laptop speakers, i find this very annoying since i want to be able to get all the sound through my headset, i've had this problem for a while and nobody knows what i can do about it.

It's the same problem when i use my headset for skype calls, and i want to listen to music or watching a youtube video at the same time, the skype sound comes from my headset and all other sound, music for example comes from my laptop speakers.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Sorry for my english btw

Answer:Problem with speakers and headset..

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Go to the Playback settings by right clicking the speaker icon in the bottom right. Then make sure your headset is set to the default playback device.

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I turned my PC on a couple of days ago and my headset was being detected as speakers, No sound coming from them at all, Yes my drivers are up to date, Yes I have it plugged in correctly, I've tried windows FixIt and still nothing, I tried troubleshooting audio and it didn't detect anything, I've tried SFC /scannow and still nothing, Its strange since I turned my PC off working perfectly and the next day I have these problems, I didn't download anything prior to this happening except a game update, Also I've made sure it isn't my headset that is broken, Even when I try talk with its built in mic, It doesn't pick up anything I say, I have literally tried so much stuff and nothing works... Please help

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I use a wireless xbox 360 headset, And i record games. well the sound quality isn't the best so i have all sound come threw speakers and voices from steam come threw headset. Well Since FRAPS wont record steam calls, i was going to have everything come threw speakers. (if there's a way to make everything come threw speakers including steam calls and have the steam calls come threw headset at the same time. be amazing) but If i make everything come threw speakers and he talks i can barely hear him. He has it so it all comes threw headset and fraps record that, but his headset IS his speakers. but how do You make it so it all comes threw speakers, But when he talks the sound gets a little quieter?
 

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Hi,

Im using a Creative SB X-Fi sound card which up until now when i want to use my headset - I have to keep plugging in the green 3.5mm and unplug the current speaker setup I have.

My MB's audio panel doesnt work either (never did since i build it, do you need to plug something in?)

Is there a way to configure my sound card to accept both audio outputs and choose from winsows (10) which 1 i want - can this even be done? do i need a new sound card or perhaps a audio slitter ??

Many thnanks
 

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okay, so i was changing the volume of a audio device, and so i did something(donno what) and then the volume only comes out of my headset and not my speakers and my headset, it came out of both before. i cant system restore because i forgot to activate it. i have my headset coming out of my front port and my speakers coming out of the back port.

idc if you use computer jargon because i have my A+ Essentials.

Answer:audio out of both headset/speakers

Check the audio properties first : start => run => mmsys.cpl. Check all the settings there : advanced settings, speakers volume, ... In the playback control tab click options => advanced to have more options.

Have you tried unplugging/replugging your headset and speakers ? Does some program popup when you plug the speakers (soundmax of whatever) ? If so check the settings in that program as well.

Is this on an XP system ? You profile says you have Vista.

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Morning Chaps, I've received one of those headsets for PC thingies, which works fine - I can now make phone calls via the PC. Thing is though, as I've plugged it into the sound card on the back of the tower, I don't now get the sound(of music for example, no! NOT The Sound Of Music the movie...)through the speakers. So, is there maybe a 'doubler' connector as it's a bit of a pain having to scrabble around behind the tower to disconnect the headset plugs when I wanna listen to music. Ta muchley,AngeTheHippyxx

Answer:HeadSet into Soundcard, but no speakers!!

Yeah you can defo get a splitter, however I suspect you may be plugging into the wrong port on your soundcard.

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Hey,
 
I have some crackling from my headset and speakers that just started happening.
 
I tried a number of different things online that I have read with no avail.
 
I tried uninstalling drivers etc but it still is happening.
 
Anyone able to help me?  Does this ever happen because of a virus?
 
Thanks,
Andrew

Answer:Crackling from speakers and headset not sure why...

Is your post related to the video glitch problem thread?

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Okay, I just did a re-install of Windows XP. I got everything all set up, I had a snag with my sound but I finally got it sorted out. But, now I have a new problem and I can't figure it out.

My speakers, (JBL Creature Speakers) work fine. I have a USB headset. There is a button on my Speakers that when you press it, the sound goes from the speakers to the headset, so if I want to be on Skype or something I can have privacy. However, whenever I press the button, there is no sound on the headset. I've tried looking around control panel and what not, but I can't seem to figure it out.

I'm sorry if that was really bland, or if you need more information, if you do, just post and I'll try to be more detailed.

Thank you.

Answer:Sound through speakers, but not through headset.

Hi Brennen, welcome to TSF.

Are you sure you have installed the software and drivers.
USB devices such as what you describe often need drivers or software for Windows to recognise it, and the features they have - i.e sending sound to headset at the push of a button.

It's common in the OS installs to forget such things, so I'd like you to rule this out first.

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this has to be the dumbest question ever posted --

we have a new kitten. it's wreaking havoc with my computer cords, i think.

i use a headset with a built-in microphone. i never use my speakers. the cords to the speakers just hung down in lieu of the headset. i'm physically disabled with very little movement. now, my headset-microphone is screwed up. .

yesterday, the unused speakers and cords were removed off of my computer table. now, my headset has no sound whatsoever. the person who was straightening up the table doesn't remember unplugging anything.

i have a dell dimension 2300 pc that included the speakers when i bought it from dell.

help!
do i need those speakers plugged in somewhere in order to use the headset-mic? if so, how?

thank u,
joy
 

Answer:does a headset require my speakers?

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Basically i want to know what will be best, a decent set of headphones(must have a mic) or some 5.1 speakers. I would probarbly spend about 80(around $105).
I want to know how to spend that money, weather i should spend almost all of it on some nice speakers and then buy a cheapy headset, or spend like 50 on some nice headphones and then 30 on a avarege(probarbly 2.1) speakers? or somewhere in the middle? I could get both but then i would be spending a lot less on the speakers, is a decent 2.1 set or a cheap 5.1 set better?

I will be playing quite a lot of games(mostly what the pc will be built for) and i will also be listening to music frquently, I will also be watching a few movies.

The headsets i was thinking of are the sennheiser 130,135,150 or 155(do any of these sort of close your ear into them rather than sitting on your ear?) Is there any difference between the 0 and 5 models apart from the usb thing?

Where should my money be spent?

Answer:Decent Headset or 5.1 speakers

i would personally buy headphones, because everybody in my house gets ****ed off if my speakers are even quiet. So headphones are better in my case.

If you get some Sennheiser or Sony headphones, they should be good.

Make sure they are the huge ear-muff kind, because the bass is trapped inside your ears, so its better sound.

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this has to be the dumbest question ever posted --

we have a new kitten. it's wreaking havoc with my computer cords, i think.

i use a headset with a built-in microphone. i never use my speakers. the cords to the speakers just hung down in lieu of the headset. i'm physically disabled with very little movement. now, my headset-microphone is screwed up. .

yesterday, the unused speakers and cords were removed off of my computer table. now, my headset has no sound whatsoever. the person who was straightening up the table doesn't remember unplugging anything.

i have a dell dimension 2300 pc that included the speakers when i bought it from dell.

help!
do i need those speakers plugged in somewhere in order to use the headset-mic? if so, how?

thank u,
joy
 

Answer:does a headset require my speakers?

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Would anyone know of a way that I could leave my headset plugged into the computer and toggle the output sound to external speakers or the headset?

The computer itself is in a room where some else might be watching television. Of course, I can find my headset and plug them to keep the sound from coming out of the external speakers, but instead of this constant plug in/out a toggle of some sort would be quicker.

Thanks.

Jim

Answer:Headset vs External Speakers

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lykele


Would anyone know of a way that I could leave my headset plugged into the computer and toggle the output sound to external speakers or the headset?

The computer itself is in a room where some else might be watching television. Of course, I can find my headset and plug them to keep the sound from coming out of the external speakers, but instead of this constant plug in/out a toggle of some sort would be quicker.

Thanks.

Jim


Hello Jim.
Start, Control panel, Hardware and sound Right click on Sound and select make shortcut.

This will put a sound shortcut on your desktop which you can use to select the output device

I hope this helps

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As of about one year ago the audio system in my computer was working fine. My speakers were hooked up to my Creative Soundblaster Live Series audio card and they were working properly.

But at that time I decided to buy a headset so I could talk to my friends online through programs such as Ventrilo. Since I also have a Playstation 2, I bought one of the Logitech Playstation 2 Headsets that connect by USB.

I hooked up the headset and after a little playing around (restarts) I got the headset to start working. I used the headset for the new half a year before I realized there was a problem with the computer. Whenever I would unplug the headset, the speakers would not work. I checked everything: changing default devices under the audio and voice settings, checking to make sure the speakers were plugged in properly, restarting the computer without the headset then plugging the speakers in, restoring the audio card's default settings, etc.*

However, after this entire year I have still not managed to get the speakers back and working again. I pondered that the speakers may have died, but I hooked them up to another computer and they work fine.

The reason why I have dealt with this problem is because I had no real reason to get rid of the headset and a computer with speakers was not that big of a hassle. But now I won't be using the computer anymore and the future user will more than likely want the speakers to work. And I do not want to hook the he... Read more

Answer:Headset, Speakers, Audio Oh My!

check the playback preferences in control panel. Go to audio>options>properties> and make sure the your sound card is chosen. Or check for any device conflicts under system manager.
 

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On my Toshiba Satellite laptop when I plug in external speakers or my headset they don't work. They did before. I plug them in using another computer they work. Any Ideals? Vista.. thank You

Answer:speakers or headset do no work

If the built-in speakers work the output jack or wiring is bad.

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Hello,

I recently upgraded to Windows 8. Previously on Windows 7 I was able to switch between speakers and USB headset on the fly by clicking "set device as default" in windows sound options, without closing media player.

Now that I'm on Windows 8, I can't do that anymore: whenever I make another device default, there is no sound.

Is there anything I need tick or change in order to get ability to switch between listening devices again?

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Hi there!

I've just finished building my first PC, but I have some sound problems.
I want to have my speaker set as the main audio output, so I've plugged it in the back of the PC, in the audio outlet of the motherboard (Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5). But when I play a game, I want to use my headset, so I plug it in the front of the PC, into the audio outlet of the case itself (CM 690 III).
When I plug in only the headphones or only the speaker set, there is no problem at all. But when I plug in both, things get weird. The audio switches correctly to the headphones, but then stops after a few seconds, and when I take out the headphones plug, the sound doesn't return to the speakers. This happens both in games and on YouTube videos (page refresh doesn't help either). However, the "test this audio device"-sound from Windows does play when I test it, so.. yeah...

Can anyone help me set this up correctly? I would be very grateful!!

Nick

Answer:Headset / speakers conflict

Welcome to the Win 8 forum.

Sounds like a possible problem with the case front panel jacks or cabling. Many cases have two audio plugs for the front panel headphone/mic jacks, an "AC97" and an "HD Audio" connectors. Use the HD Audio Connector.

But, it still sounds like a problem with the front panel jacks or cabling.

I've built several desktop PC's and have had problems with several front panels.

Also, please fill in the "My System Specs". Helps us to try and help you.

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Hello, somehow my speakers are playing off my headset settings. They are extremely quiet with super bass. The headset still sounds fine of course.

Anyone know how I can get my speakers to use the default settings?

Thanks
 

Answer:Speakers using headset settings

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for some reason when i hooked my desktop up again. I got the Logitech speakers 2.1 and a logitech usb headset w/ microphone. I had it set up before where I could hear sound from the headset and speakers at the same time. I could then turn down the speaker to just use the headset or vise versa.

Now for some reason, half of stuff i run like WoW play over the speakers and other only play over the headset. I was wondering if there is something I am missing to set that correctly.

Answer:headset/speakers config

Hello,

With your Headset and Speakers plugged in can you open the Audio Control at the bottom-right hand side of your screen and see if anything is muted?

Regards,
George

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Initially i looked up a way to use both Speakers and a headset at the same time without having to unplug and plug them in each time i wanted to switch. The first and quite popular answer i got was to use some sort of Y connector.

After searching some more i was able to find another answer which was to put in the speakers into the Green jack and put the headset into the Orange jack (for audio with mic in pink ofc).

This worked brilliantly.

Problem now is that, it is not working for me anymore, kinda...

So the speakers in the green jack work but the headset audio wont work at the same time..... BUT i downloaded Realtek HD Audio Manager just to try and fiddle with stuff (not that good with settings and advanced user stuff but thought id mess around with some simple things), and i found out that when i did the AUTO TEST, i was able to hear through my headset ... but JUST for the test and for no other time.

Firstly let me say that i have upgraded to Windows 7 64bit and added 4 Gb of RAM (total of 6now). Hopefully that might help.

So is it possible that anyone might no a solution? I will try and provide more information if necc. if asked. Thanks for the time and effort.

Answer:Problem with Speakers/Headset

Ok try this leave the speakers in the greeb port take the headphones cables and plug them up to red port.
Most new Realtek audio sound cards don't 2 devices in one port not unless you have a splitter.
I think this should come in handy on what you want to do:
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I went back to a restore point .Now I have no playback device other than my headset . It has sound on my headset but not through the speakers.and this comp. has a built in speaker and used to play, when I go to device manager under sound,I see my headset and 4 Nvidia High Definition Audio nothing wrong with any of it..I tried to update the drivers but it said they were all updated ... what am I missing?
 

Answer:Sound from headset but not speakers

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
Attach it to your next post by clicking the Upload a File button

 

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I want to permanently set certain programmes to use my headset instead of the default speakers but I'm unsure of how to do this.Eg: I always want ventrillo to output sound through my headset while my default setup is for my speakers to be used.

Answer:speakers/headset configuration

I'm not sure if that can be done but if it can I would first check each software application for custom settings. Next you may want to check the sound card hardware settings to allow applications to take control of the sound card settings. You can access the sound card setting by right clicking on the speaker icon on the taskbar...all the best,myspace.com/davedeveloper

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I would like to hook up a headset with my speakers on my desk top PC.

There are 3 holes on the back, (one pink--I think Mic,) ( One green, I think audio out,) and (one blue- I think audio in.) On the back on the pc.

The headset has two cords on it. One is labeled Mic.

When I was trying to read how to have both my speakers and headset connected, it said I need a Y adapter. I have one.

But now I can't find out how to use the adapter with the mic cords and the plug-in sites on the pc.

I tried just hooking the headset to the front of the unit, but nothing happened. So, I guess I need to hook it up through the rear of the PC.

I no idea what to do.

Answer:Install Speakers and Headset

Hi debo and welcome to the forum

If the headset has two chords, as you say, them mic = pink and the other (speakers) = green
Blue = aux in
Also check the mixer volume control to make sure that the mic is not muted. Sometimes it is.
You were correct as you stated above

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USB headphones = Logitech Clearchat Pro

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/we.../3622&cl=US,EN

Drivers = standard vista usb audio drivers v 6.0.6002.18005

I have spoke to several other vista users with various USB headphones and it seems to be a consistent problem.

The problem is that vista is recognizing my headphones as:
"speakers
4 - logitech USB Headset
working"

This means that when opening the properties, vista only offers the standard 2 speaker enhancements rather then the headphone ones. Also, all applications auto set the audio configuration for 2-speakers rather then headphones. This means it doesnt offer HRTF, as stated from Audio Innovations in Windows Vista - Windows Vista Team Blog - The Windows Blog:
"This function can only be enabled by indicating that the user is listening with headphones, as shown in the following screen shot."

any/all suggestions welcome, and thanks for the input

Answer:USB headset recognized as 2-speakers

sorry mods for the (potential)multi posting of this thread,

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I just started using Skype today. Got all the settings correct for the headset/mic and all was fine. After Skypeing, I unplugged the headset/mic and plugged my speakers back in and now they won't work.

Then, I went to Skype some more later and I could hardly hear the other person through the headset. I have checked all my settings and they seem correct. But, I get garbled sound from the speakers and low sound from the headset.

Any ideas what's going on?
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hey, jus wonderin if there was any way to play sound through my usb logitech headset and my speakers at the same time, thanx in advance.
 

Answer:Sound through headset and speakers?

Hay UP

I had the same problem and didn't find any way of doing it I've just put a shortcut to Audio properties on desktop and keep swapping between headset and speakers
 

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I'm an X-Lite user... VoIP. I would like to keep my headset plugged in i.e. for communication, and have the ringtone for X-Lite (and any other audio I'd like the whole world to hear) come through the speakers too. In essence have both devices as default (audio coming through both) ^^ seems it would have been simpler to have this as standard i.e. if you only want audio to come through via headset just turn the speakers down/off...

T.I.A

Answer:Headset & Speakers both as default??

See if the posts on this thread help any:

Audio playback through headphones and speakers

A Guy

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I have a sound blaster Audigy 2 zs and i would like to know it it is possable to have my speakers hooked up and have a headset work at the same time. So that i wont have to unplug one or the other and use them.

Thanks,
~Da Bob~
 

Answer:Headset & Speakers is it possable?

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Hi, now I am not too sure if this is the correct section for this to go in as it may fall under hardware too.

I am wanting to be able to use my headset on Skype at the same time as playing music through pc speakers. I have a Sound Blaster X-fi fatal1ty. Now with this soundcard you get a little drive bay, like this http://www.aimcomputer.ca/images/Creative_FiTFC.jpg , as most of you may of seen before.

Anyway I plug my headset into the slots onto that bay and use a usb mic I bought separately as the mic, when using Skype. However I am somehow looking to be able to play music on my computer, at the same time as using Skype, just with the music coming out of my computer speakers and NOT the headset. I have read a couple of dated forums where some people have said it is possible but sadly I couldn?t follow their instructions.

I was hoping that somebody here may be able to shed some light on this issue or possibly come across if themselves so can advise me on what is best to do.

Also, I am running Windows 7 (32bit)

Thanks in advance,

Luke
 

Answer:Sound from headset and speakers?

Can this post be bumped into the hardware section since no responses from software?
 

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Okay, so I was stupid and set my headset where my dog could ruin it... He only chewed off the speaker parts though, the microphone still seems to work. I was wondering if there was possibly any way I could use another set of headphones or even my speakers while still being able to use my microphone from the half broken headset.

The headset is a usb logitech one, and my speakers and headphones use the green jack in the back of the computer. Thanks for the help~
 

Answer:Headset + speakers or headphones?

Assuming Windows XP, if you go into the control panel and choose Sounds and Audio Devices, you can choose what you want to use for microphone and speakers.
 

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Just got some nice new headsets for gaming, and now I'm trying to figure out if there's a faster way to change the default output of sounds by switching from speakers to headset. I know you can do this from the "Sound" window, but is there a faster way than having to do this all the time?

Answer:Shift between speakers and headset faster?

No. That is the only way of changing the output.

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Ok, so I bought a nice USB Headset, it works GREAT. But, I would like to be able to use the speakers when I turn the headset off. Is there any option for this in Windows 7?
Everything I've seen so far says that the headphones/headset has to be wired, and then when the computer recognizes that you have unplugged it, then it will switch to the speakers.
Thanks in advance guys.

Answer:[SOLVED] Switching from USB Headset to speakers

Why would you want to leave the headset playing while you listen to the speakers, wouldn't they be slightly out of sync as they go through different decoding processes, resulting in the sound getting confused?

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Basically, I want to hear music/other stuff through my speakers but talk on Ventrilo and hear other people through my headset.

I have an analog headset that is plugged through the front panel with my speakers through the back panel. Sound card is Realtek and I've tried to mess with the front/back panel settings and switching it up from headset to front/rear speakers etc but it still doesn't work.

Does anyone know how to do this?

PS: I know I should have bought a USB headset but I've already bought an analog one and I don't want to waste money by buying a USB one now, so if there's a way to do it with an analog mic, I'd be really happy to know.

Answer:Splitting sound with speakers/headset

The best you can do in your case is this (screenshot below). Your soundcard being duplex will allow you to play 2 different audio streams "simultaneously" or "together". This means your external speakers will play your "rap music" AND the person you are talking to on Ventrilo at the same time. If you jockey your volume settings you will probably be able to tolerate the confunsion while under the headphones. Of course all others in the room will hear who you are talking to. Not very private. So much for multi-tasking.

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Hi.  I tried to post on someone else's thread that had the same problem but no one responded.  I attempted to connect my AC411 Speakers but in the control panel, it is telling me that they are aheadset and will not connect with them.  NO sound.

Please advise and see post  here:  

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I can't seem to get rid of an awful background noise when I have the volume turned up. When I connect the headset to use the mike for internet phoning I have the same problem. When I say I have the volume up, I mean turned on but not playing anything through the speakers.I've gone into the sound system to see if I could adjust it by changing the volume levels etc. but it doesn't seem to work. The only way to stop it is to turn the volume virtually off on the PC (acer laptop)which means you can't hear any sound at all. When you play music the sound is ok, the speakers seem to be set to the correct levelOperating system is Vista and the PC is an Acer aspire 5630.

Answer:problems with internal speakers/headset

Turn down the mic gain control as causeing feedback with the speakers and headsetYou will have to adjust the volume control and the mic control untill you get a good mix where you can here and the other party can here youAlso check the options in the sound setting in control panel playback/recording if any mic boost is switch on

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This is a new pc with Windows 7.. This is my first attempt to 'fix' anything in Windows 7. When I plugged in my headset, primarily to be able to use Skype, it didn't work. I did get the headset to work, but then both the speakers and the headset developed a major echoing problem. Prior to this, the sound was normal. How can I remove the echo? Incidently, in my attempts to get the headset to work I tried to open my 'Entertainment' folder from " Accessories' for the first time and found out that it was 'empty'! I don't know if these two problems are related?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Headset and speakers echo.

I think I solved the problem..... I unchecked all of the 'enhancements'
 

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Set up - Soundblaster Audigy Gamer. Latest Drivers 2.18.0017
USB headset Latest Drivers.
Speakers Set to Default audio device.

So I installed the new headset, and that works fine.
Also the speaker are set to the default sound device.
So Vista recognizes that there is audio and shows the audio levels fluctuating in the Audio Console.

But there is no sound coming out the speakers. And any device set to use the USB headset works fine, as if everything is set up correctly.

So what could be wrong? I have updated every driver and messed with every setting, I even checked the bios. It states the speakers are working just fine and still no sound. (I also checked all connections to the speakers and tested them on another computer they are operational)

Thanks in advance

Answer:USB Headset works, Speakers dont.

This suggestion is so lame, I'm almost embarassed to make it --- except that it worked for me, so here you go: Have you tried shutting down your system and rebooting after you using your headset? Many systems are set up to require that you have to do that in order to get the sound back to your system's speakers.

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im using a HP notebook ..spearkers are still playing the audio while headset is connected.. its using realtek hd audio..i hav tried many seeting but nothing gave a result... please help me out with this

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Hi all im hoping you can help, I just got a new L70-C and imhaving a problem were when i plug in my headset it still plays through my speakers and headset at the same time, all i want is it to just play through my headset, i am also running windows 10.

Any help would be amazing

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and when mute the sound in the speakers, the headset audio is also getted muted 

Answer:sond is coming from both speakers and headset

Dear Customer, Please reinstall Audio Drivers from this link:  sp75513.exe       Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hi all, Hopefully there is someone that could support me. Since yesterday there is no sound coming from my laptop anymore, not through the internal speakers nor when I plug in a headset in the audiojack.  I've tried to uninstall/reinstall the drivers, disabling/enabling them and a hard reset. Nothing seemed to have worked. No changes have been made to the laptop in the recent weeks. One thing I noticed though is that I only have HP Wireless Audio Adapter and not the IDT high defination audio anymore in the device manager.Anyone some more tips?

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I have just installed Vista Home Premium and noticed that I cannot do dynamic switching between headset and speakers.

Previously, my system would play sound normally through the speakers, and if I plugged my headset in, the sound would then play through the headset. If I unplugged the headset, the sound would again play through the speakers.

My motherboard is an asrock a780gxe. It has audio output on the back, which is where I have my speakers plugged in, and another audio output for the front, which is where I plug the headset in.

I have messed with setting the speakers or the headset as the default audio device. I have noticed that if I make the headset the default device, and play a game or MP3, if I unplug the headset, I simply get no sound. If I check the sound device properties, it indicates that the headset is unplugged.

So, I just want to figure out if there is a way to have the system do dynamic audio switching.

Thanks,

Answer:headset/speakers dynamic switching

hi have you tried an update of you driver this may help

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Hello!

I was wondering about something.
I just got a new 7.1 Siberia SteelSeries USB headset, that I want to use in parallell with my 5.1 speakers.

The idea is that there is always sound playing in both devices, so that I can just mute the headset when it is not in use.

Now I have to change default device everytime I want to change which devcie is active. This is obviously very inconvinient.

I googled it a bit, but there are so many solutions, so I'm not sure what to do!

Any suggestions?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Simultaneous sound in speakers and headset

No-one knows? :/
 

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On my W510, I would like to set the volume on the internal speakers to "mute" while setting a different volume on the headset jack, in windows 7 This is so the laptop will not play any sound when the headset is unplugged, but work normally when headset is plugged in. Normally I can find 2 different audio devices in windows, and control them separately. Does the thinkpad support this?  Do i need special drivers?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Mute internal speakers while using headset?

Solved! I un-installed the special lenovo drivers, and use the default windows settings. Now the internal speaker = 0 volume, and the headphones get a higher volume

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Hey there, after i got a blue screen my speakers and headset stopped working. No sound is produced by them and i have unplugged them and plugged them again. I can't figure out what the problem is Thanks in advance.

Answer:Speakers and Headset wont work

  
Quote: Originally Posted by HugMePl0x


Hey there, after i got a blue screen my speakers and headset stopped working. No sound is produced by them and i have unplugged them and plugged them again. I can't figure out what the problem is Thanks in advance.


Hi HugMePl0x,

Please follow the article for posting BSOD information:

BSOD - Posting Instructions

Also, you might need to update the sound drivers for your system. Kindly update your system specs here by following this.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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Hi, I bought a new headset today, identical to that of my sister, which is very loud ( in a good way). So, when I plugged the set to my speakers I was disappointed because it was lower than that of my sister's. But then I thought to plug it to front green panel of the unit and boom!!! the sound was crystal-clear as my sister's. The question is: why that happens and how can receive the same amount of volume from both inputs?

Answer:My headset has low volume when plugged in speakers

If you plug it into a jack on the speakers, the speaker system determines the volume. When you plug it into the headphone jack on the PC the sound chip and system volume control determine the volume.

The Impedance of the headset can also affect volume level.

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As everyone knows tax time is rolling around and it's time for "Adult Christmas". Well one thing I was looking into buying was a good headset, speakers, and a sound card for my rig. But the one thing I've come increasingly concerned about is playing games, and rocking out to my favorite music. While playing games, BF:2, WoW, FFXI, and all the likes.. I often use Team Speak, or Ventrillo server for communication *It is key!* Well, the main thing that I am looking for is a method to split the audio. I would love to be able to make all sound coming from TS, or Ventrillo (Maybe, even other applications) to come strictly through my headset, and then all music to go through the speakers.

Looking for any advice on this matter. I haven't bought anything just yet, but what combination of things would I need to accomplish this? Sound Card, Speakers, yada yada?

Also, about the only thing I like for Vista is the new audio control where you can change the volume per application, instead of for the system as a whole. Anyone know of something like this for WinXp?
 

Answer:Spliting Sound between Speakers, and Headset.

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Hello fellow community, I've been having trouble since about 2 days back, my headset and my speakers worked just fine till i shut the computer down for the night. then the following morning there was just no sound, I kinda tried everything these days but nothing works...Anyway, I got a steelseries 3h VR headset and some kind of speakers, I know that they both work ( I tried it on my dads computer) so there's no problem with them i guess. I got windows home premium 64bit, Please post on this thread if you think you might know the problem!

(I will also post more information about the computer if you need any)

Thanks! ~~Smutshoran

Answer:Help, I can't hear sound from my headset nor my speakers.

download drivermax from here :
DriverMax - CNET Download.com
scan your system for driver updates.....and update the driver " High Definition Audio Controller "
i had same problems...but this worked !!

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Although there are similar threads they don't seem to be quite the same so here goes...

I have speakers plugged into my integrated sound card, and a USB headset. To switch between them I have to manually access my Playback Devices and set one or the other to the Default Device.

Previously when I used XP, my speakers seemed to work as the default device but then when I switched them off (using the volume/off knob on the speaker) the sound would automatically be switched to the USB headset.

It was so simple - switch the speakers on and get sound through the speakers - switch the speakers off and get sound through the headset. Is there any way to get this same scenario working in Vista?

OR... I guess it would work just as well to have BOTH the speakers and headset working all the time - so I can simply switch the speakers off when I just want to use the headset.

Answer:Switching between speakers and headset (simply)

The way mine is set up I plug Headset in and speakers auto matically turn off....unplug headset, speakers turned on.

Pretty simple

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I have standard desktop speakers with the 3.5mm jack, which I use for music, movies, etcI recently bought a headset which I use for skype, also 3.5 mm (with split mic and sound inputs. )When I plug the headset jacks into the front inputs, the speakers go out and all the sound goes through the headset. I understand that this is how it works, but is there a workaround that will allow to use both at the same time? Will a USB adapter for the headset (2-prong) allow me to circumvent this? thanks

Answer:Playing both 3.5 mm headset and 3.5 mm speakers - Windows 8.1

No. It is not that hard. You can use a splitter for 3.5 mm stereo cord  to allow two devices to be feed from one jack.http://tenettech.com/product/366/audio-splitter-35mm-6inThe above link has a photo. But the price is way too high.Amazon price is better.http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Audio-Splitter-Speaker-Headphones/dp/B005GNQNHUNotice that these are specifically marketed for what your want. So it must work. 

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Hello All,
*Sorry for the long post, I tried to include everything I have tried and seen regarding this issue...

I have a Plantronics USB Headset that I have used many many times on this Windows 7 Guest OS, for things like the Cisco IP Communicator. This has worked just about everytime I have connected it to the Win7 VM without problems until a few weeks ago
(*not sure exactly when or what caused it to start doing this).
Once the USB headset is connected to the VM the speaker Icon in the notification area of the taskbar gets a red X thrown over it, and hovering the mouse over it, it says
"No Output Audio Device is Installed". If I unplug the Headset the red "X" disappears from the speaker icon instantly.. However, sounds through the regular speakers seem to work just fine
(*i.e. sounds from the Win7 VM) whether the headset is connected or not. 
                                    

If I right click the speaker icon with the X and go to the Playback Devices menu
(*screenshot below), I can see my Speakers and the Headset listed there. Right-clicking the laptop speaker icon and clicking
"Test" successfully tests the speakers and I can hear the sounds from the laptop's speakers. Then, doing the same for the headset does nothing, don't hear anything. Also, ... Read more

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I bought a Crystal USB headset yesterday, it came with no directions, no disc, no drivers, there's not even a website listed. A few hours searching online didnt provide much help either.

When I plugged it in Win 7 detected it as USB speakers. Even at 1% volume it is LOUD, I had to wear my earphones on my cheeks! I tried playing with the volume mixer, but even setting other applications at 1 didnt help. Those programs (games, etc) that had additional volume control inside the application were able to turn the volume down enough to use, but any additional sounds (system sounds, etc).

Is there an additional USB driver I havent found for Win7? or is there a way to force the OS to recognize the USB as a headset instead of speakers?

Thanks

Answer:USB Headset showing as speakers, LOUD!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by twofeets


I bought a Crystal USB headset yesterday, it came with no directions, no disc, no drivers, there's not even a website listed. A few hours searching online didnt provide much help either.

When I plugged it in Win 7 detected it as USB speakers. Even at 1% volume it is LOUD, I had to wear my earphones on my cheeks! I tried playing with the volume mixer, but even setting other applications at 1 didnt help. Those programs (games, etc) that had additional volume control inside the application were able to turn the volume down enough to use, but any additional sounds (system sounds, etc).

Is there an additional USB driver I havent found for Win7? or is there a way to force the OS to recognize the USB as a headset instead of speakers?

Thanks


I'm having the same problems with my speakers (Their digital speakers)

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 Hello I bought a Y510P laptop (Windows 7 x64, chipset Intel HM86). Unfortunetely, I have a huge problem with the sound. When I plug in my headphones, computer doesn't see them (they don't appear in any sound manager). At the beginning, in the headphones there was no sound at all. Then I reinstalled the drivers from the Lenovo's website... and I have the sound both from the speakers and headphones at the same time   I tested 3 different headphones, they work well with the other devices. These are my sound managers when the headphones are plugged (sorry, it's in Polish, but I hope you know these anyway)  As you can see, it looks like there are no headphones plugged, even if they are indeed and the sound is coming out also from them.I can't give my computer back to the shop as I'm abroad for 2 months. Please help me. Best wishes, Joanna 

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Today it just suddenly became popping sound whenever I play a round. From volume control and YouTube and any application.

I've tried uninstalling restart then reinstalling driver but to no avail. I doubt it's an hardware issue because even when I plug in or on bluetooth it still sounds this way.

Dropbox - Voice 001.m4a

System is a Asus ROG GL552V Australia set. There's possibly no warranty as I've brought it over to another country

Answer:Popping sounds from speakers or headset

I don't have a google drop box account so I can't listen to your sample.

Download and run the Resplendence Latency Mon program. That may help to pinpoint what is causing the problem. Popping, crackling, dropouts were common on Windows 7, but I haven't seen much posted about the problems on Win 10. Have you recently installed anything or updated anything? But run the Latency Mon program and see what it shows.

http://www.resplendence.com/latencymon

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I bought a new computer today, and am having a major issue trying to setup my sound so that it functions the same as on my old system. I see a lot of people here who want to be able to play sound through their speakers AND headset, and just mute them individually.

I want to be able to redirect sound, on a per-application basis, to my headset (Logitech ClearChat PC Headset/Mic). For example, in Ventrilo.

The problem I'm having, and I don't know if it's a Win7 problem or a Realtek problem, is that no matter which jack I plug the dang "headphone" connector in to, it's not being recognized as a Headset - just as another speaker.

So on my previous computer, I could set my speakers as my "default device", and have iTunes and browser sounds play through there - and I'd setup Ventrilo so that any Ventrilo sounds were played through my headset. I could do the same with some games, also.

I just can't get it to work on this PC. My headset isn't being detected at *ALL*. It doesn't show up in the "Playback" devices tab, and doesn't show up as a device in the Realtek HD Audio Manager. So sound will play, the jack works, the headset works, Win7 and/or Realtek just aren't recognizing it as a device separate from my speakers.

I've checked-off "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices" in my Playback devices tab/listing

I've tried checking/unchecking the Realtek HD Audio Manager's "Disable front panel jack detection... Read more

Answer:Independent Headset/Speakers - Realtek

No idea why your headset isn't working, but if you end up being forced to get something USB, you should know that you can just buy a USB sound card and keep your current headset. If your headphones are nice ones then it's worth it, otherwise you might as well invest in the usb headphones. Keep in mind though that USB Headsets use their own sound cards so you dont want a cheap set.

In terms of something comparable to the Realtek sound card, I think the steel series or turtle beach would be close. If you want something nicer, go for the Sound Blaster, if you want studio sound just get a new sound card.

Newegg.com - usb sound card

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I just got a new headset, the logitech G330, since the side jacks on my tower don't seem to work, im using the USB adapter it came with. It works great, just one tiny issue.. The sounds that the mic picks up are routed through the headset speakers, so I hear my breathing, my voice, how do I disable that?

Answer:Mic sounds coming through headset speakers

Go into Control Panel\Sound on the "Recording" tab click "Microphone" then Properties, then click on the "Listen" tab and Make suer that "Listen to this device" is uncheaked.

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Hi,

Just few days ago I upgraded my laptop from windows vista to windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. Everything works fine except audio. When I plugged the headphone it sounds, but without headphones I cannot hear any sound from my laptop.I followed these steps:
List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
and my problem devices are listed out.
Base System DevicePCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_01F31028&REV_12\4&20402523&0&0BF0 THE DRIVERS FOR THIS DEVICE NOT INSTALLED.

please help me. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Sound from headset but not laptop speakers

Well im guessing outdated drivers that dont work with W7 and Also just a tip Please don't steal topics!
 

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I cannot, for the life of me, get my speakers to mute as they should, when I insert my headset jack (one for the mic and one for hearing).
I have googled everywhere. Left a request on their "support" board, nothing. I keep reading about Realtek hd audio manager, but it does not seem to be installed on my computer.
I have a Satellite laptop C50D - A - 13G
On a sidenote, the keybaord is genuinely, really rally, unbelievably poor, sorry for the typos.Very very very diappointed by Tohiba on this one.

Answer:Speakers do not mute when headset jack plugged in

In control panel do you have Realtek Audio Manager? If so try this, open the manager and in the speaker tab you should see " Device advanced settings", click on that and tick the button for "Mute the rear output device, when a front headphone is plugged in".

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WinXP Pro SP2
For some unknown reason it has quit changing from sending sound to the speakers to sending it to USB when I plug my USB headset in. Or vica versa when I unplug the headset.

I had this once before and the only solution that worked was to boot into safe mode and select "Open last configuration that worked". However, this time it did not fix the problem.

I have checked the obvious like making sure that nothing was set to mute, or making sure that the headset was working by doing the sound and microphone check.I don't know what to do next.

Any help please?
 

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Hey guys, first time posting here so if I'm in the wrong category, I'll make the appropriate switch.
Anyways, so I'm running Windows 10 and have Realtek Audio manager installed. I've had no issues so far, until I recently purchased a headset for gaming. My issue is either the PC itself or Realtek will detect the headset and mic, but if my speakers are plugged in, the speakers over-ride the headset and the sound comes through them. The microphone works as expected. I cannot seem to find a way to make my headset the default playback device, or to automatically over-ride speakers when plugged in. I have to unplug the speakers for the headset to work properly.
It's not a crippling issue, just annoying. I'd imagined both speakers and headset could be plugged in and I could disable/enable them in the Sounds menu/Realtek at leisure depending on the situation. If anyone has an idea about how to fix this it would be appreciated. Thanks guys

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Hey guys, first time posting here so if I'm in the wrong category, I'll make the appropriate switch.
Anyways, so I'm running Windows 10 and have Realtek Audio manager installed. I've had no issues so far, until I recently purchased a headset for gaming. My issue is either the PC itself or Realtek will detect the headset and mic, but if my speakers are plugged in, the speakers over-ride the headset and the sound comes through them. The microphone works as expected. I cannot seem to find a way to make my headset the default playback device, or to automatically over-ride speakers when plugged in. I have to unplug the speakers for the headset to work properly.
It's not a crippling issue, just annoying. I'd imagined both speakers and headset could be plugged in and I could disable/enable them in the Sounds menu/Realtek at leisure depending on the situation. If anyone has an idea about how to fix this it would be appreciated. Thanks guys

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Hi, I'm having a really bazzare problem with both my pc and my blackberry I'm hoping someone out there will know what's causing it. I got a new blackberry for christmas and tried using the headset that came with it ,, the sound came from the speakers on the blackberry and only though one side of the headset. In an effort to troubleshoot weather the problem was the headset or the blackberry I plugged the headset into my audiojack on my laptop ( which had been working perfectly not 5 miniutes earlier) I had the same results with the laptop,, sound blasted though the speakers and though the headphones. thinking now that it was simply a problem with the headset I unplugged the blackberry headphones and plugged in my usual pc headphones and tried to listen to music again,,only the sound started blasting though both the speakers and the headphones again. ever since I plugged the blackberry headphones into the pc it doesn't matter what headphones I try in the pc I get the same results. I have no idea how a set of headphones could possibly have done this,, if anyone has any ideas I would really appriciate some feedback ,,TY Ty !!

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It's kind of hard to explain but when i disable my headset sound to enable my speakers the volume on google chrome stops working until i re-enable my headset all other sounds on my computer work in both headset and speakers except for in chrome with the speakers, this issue was not an issue until today and i have been using the same method to enable my speakers everytime.

Hope someone here has had this issue or can help me fix it, below will be a screenshot of where i disable/enable my speakers/headset usually

Screenshot by Lightshot

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How do I set up Stereo Mix in Windows 10? In Windows 8.1 I used to set my speakers as default playback device, then enable Stereo Mix and set it to listen to my headset. Then I would get two volume controls in taskbar, one for speakers and one for headset. But now, in Windows 10, when I set it up like that, nothing happens, as Stereo Mix has no function.

Answer:Set up Stereo Mix: audio playback on both headset and speakers

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My brother just asked me to help him setup the audio on his computer, he wants only the game audio to play on his 2.1 speakers and he wants only ventrilo chat to be heard over his headset. I've never tried to setup something like that before as I've always been more into console gaming where this issue doesn't come up so I'm hoping someone here can give me a quick instructional on how to do this.
 

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