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Sound does not go through headset. A headset is not working.

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Sound does not go through headset. A headset is not working.

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So basically, will this headset work with windows 7 ?

Answer:Tritton AX 720 Gaming Headset with 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Headset

Yes it will. Google for reviews.

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I have tried 2 different headsets using front ports of my computer. The headsets are detected by the computer and I can hear fine out of them, but no voice is detected. I have tried numerous tests and other small things, but nothing seems to work. The headsets are supposed to be working properly according to the system.

What do I do?

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I have 2 headsets both from different companies, one from Andrea the other from Altec Lansing. I have them plugged into the front ports of my tower. My computer detects them both and says that they are working. However, I can hear out of them, but I cannot say anything. It does not hear me at all. I've tried various testing procedures and it doesn't detect anything.

What do I do?

Answer:Headset detected, not working (2nd headset)

Hi Cdn, The Vista default setting under audio and microphone is rear line in. Right Click the speaker
icon in your task bar or system tray. Click on the Recording tab at the top. Make sure that Front Mic.
is enabled and has a green check mark next to it. Click Apply and Okay. Try it now.

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So I got this headset about 2 weeks ago, and it was working fine since last Friday, I believe. Whenever I am playing my games, every sound will stop and I will have to unplug the USB headset and plug it back in for the sound to work again. Now, this gets extremely annoying when Im on ventrilo or listening to music. I have read some places that it could be a Ventrilo bug, but Im not sure about that, and I reinstalled vent twice, with no changes. I know my drivers are up to date(Im pretty sure) since I went into Device Manager and it checked for me. Anybody know why this could be happened? I'm thinking it could be my headset that is the problem, but I am unsure. Im going to look for an old headset and see if that one cuts off like this to see if it is just the headset.

Im running Win7 64bit by the way.


Answer:Sound randomly stops working with USB Headset

Do not let Windows find you an update. Go to the website of your manufacturer.

I think your sound it switching over to your headset automatically, unsure.

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I could use some help here my old headset had given up on me the last ear phone had blown out, so I decided to buy a new headset now this headset has the Green and Pink cables, My old headset had USB and I have tried so many things to try and get this to work but to no sign of it working I have almost given up,

It just does not detect the headset at all nothing Ive tried device manager or what not, I have checked my sound card and I am getting really frusterated with this headset,

I really need help I want to be able to use at a headset in game,

I have a LivCON MM30

Does this have anything to do with my sound card plus when you search LivCON MM30 you won't get much.

Answer:Headset not working relating sound card?

Assuming onboard audio, is it enabled in the bios and are the drivers for it installed? Checked in the Vista audio playback and recording settings that the sound card (and not the USB headset) are both set as the default devices?

One thing you need to remember is that a USB headset in no way whatsoever makes use of a sound card (either onboard or an actual card), as it usually has its own DSP and drivers (or depending on the headset, just use Windows own USB drivers).

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My gaming headset mic isn't working in ventrilo or in the windows sound recorder. However it does work in a free sound recorder program I downloaded and when I set up the windows speech stuff it works. It is the default already. Any one know why it won't work in some programs?

Answer:gaming headset mic not working in vent or sound recorder

It is a plantronics brand headset if that helps

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I have plantronics headset that works on a laptop OS win 10 64bit.
But it doesn't work on my desktop PC OS won 10 64bit.
downloaded and installed the latest drivers.
It's a plantronics legend UC headset
on the audio device manager there are no bars next to the headset device.
See screenshot.

any ideas how to fix this?

Answer:headset connected but not working / can't test sound of audio device

Hi Tom Degang. Welcome to the TenForums.

If you click on device will it allow you to configure? (Lower left) What does it have under properties, lower right.

Could you share what type of sound card you have. With Realtek there is Realtek Audio manager with a separate set of settings.

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Good night, this problem is very annoying:
I bought Logitech Headset F540, when I connect the base to my computer with USB, first I can hear a noise in the sound, then after X minutes the sound stop working.

I sent an email to logitech support and they said to me that there is no problem in their drivers (Because they don have), I tested the Headset on Linux and there was no noise and I was able to hear my music a long time. There is no problem on the headset hardware.

So, I searched a lot, I found some posts here on sevenforums, but I do not find any solution to the problem, I saw too that this problem is not only on Logitech but Sennheiser and ClearChat.

I found a post on Microsoft site to trace USB events (USB Event Tracing For Windows). I launched this commands:
C:\>Logman start Usbtrace -p Microsoft-Windows-USB-USBPORT PowerDiagnostics -o usbtrace.etl -ets -nb 128 640 -bs 128
El comando se complet? correctamente.

C:\>logman update usbtrace -p Microsoft-Windows-USB-USBHUB -ets
El comando se complet? correctamente.

C:\>Logman stop Usbtrace -ets
El comando se complet? correctamente.

And the output is a capture file containing information about USB events, I made this while plugin the base via USB and when the error is present I stoped the utiliy.

With Microsoft Network Monitor I am able to see what happen, but I can not find the solution for the issue:

87 11:23:15 p.m. 17/03/2012 1.8251883 (10824) USB Hub Past Exception Logged USBHub ... Read more

Answer:USB Headset problem on W7 - Noise in sound, stop working after x mins

Please remove any driver from device manager for it and reinstall

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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

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?


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Hi All, I have Nokia BH-900 bluetooth headset and X60s laptop, how to use the headset for VoIP calls? The OS is Windows XP. So far I have added the bt device to the device list, but for some reason the device connection does not activate, ie the headset keeps blinking green, not blue. And I can not find the bt device from any settings. I already tried the search on this forum, but the given instructions did not seem to match my case, or I did not understand them  BRJorma

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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 

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So three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.

The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.

This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.

I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.

Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.

I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.

Thanks for any help provided!

EDIT: Can be closed as I found the win 10 forum after I made the thread. Sorry!

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HelloSo three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.Thanks for any help provided!

Answer:Headset microphone not recording when headset is default audio device

Hi iBSOADed and welcome to TenForums,

First of all, you shouldn't have had to worry about installing any drivers after installing Windows 10 as Windows should do that automatically.

Have you tried using the Corsair Gaming Headset Setup program in the Downloads section of this page? Vengeance® 2100 Dolby 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset

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HelloSo three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.Thanks for any help provided!

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I have an Acer Aspire V 15 (V5-591G-55pv) laptop. The laptop has a HEADSET jack (it shows a little symbol next to it referring to a headset with mic and headphone) and i have a headset that has 2 wires. 1 is for the headphones and the other is for the microphone, so i am using a headset adapter that came with the headset itself. I have used the microphone and the headset adapter on my PS4 controller and it works so the microphone is not defected. my computer does not detect my headphones but still plays audio through it, and the microphone is not detected. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

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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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I can't figure out how to fix this. I noticed that, when I'm watching a video, my headset's mic will relay the audio coming into my headset. Disabling Stereo Mix doesn't fix it. The physical controller that's on my headset cable doesn't stop it from happening, as even if I turn the volume knob all the way down and flick the mute switch, it's still picking up the audio. Muting my headset from within the computer stops the mic from hearing it, as does switching to my speakers that are plugged into the front jack. My headset is a 3.5mm jack type plugged into the back of the computer, directly into the motherboard.

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I am knew on the board. Greetings

I installed a NEW Logitech USB Headset 350 onto my Winows XP Service Pack 2 generic 'puter.

I now have no speaker sound and no option shows except the headset and "Modem #1 line ".

It sorta looks like I have no speaker drivers .

Unplugging the headset does not help.

Anybody know how to fix this problem so I am not forced to wear a headset for audio ALL OF THE TIME ?



Answer:Installed new USB Headset NOW no speaker audio even if I unplug the headset

Yeah, my USB headset was a little weird at first as well.

Try going into your volume control (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Volume Control):
1. Click Options
2. Properties
3. Change the mixer device from the USB headset to your speakers.

Should work.

Also should note you can change the output settings in most audio software (for example: Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc.) so if you can't hear anything from your speakers when using those programs, try fiddling with those settings as well. I know for Winamp it's Options > Preferences > Plug-ins > Output > double-click the plug-in you use (mine is out_ds.dll) and again change it to your speakers using the drop down menu.

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With my old headset i used to have a blast recording sounds/music coming out of my comptuer directly using wave out. Often for MSN voice clips and such.

I haven't changed anything, but now that i have this new headset, the only recording i seem to be able to do is voice recording in sound recorder, i can't seem to record wave out mix on sound recorder, and can't record anything whatsoever in msn voice clips.

I can hear voice clips sent to me though, strange thing is, when someone invited me to an audio conversation earlier, i got the annoying ringing noise alright , but i couldn't hear anything.

I checked my volume controls nothing is muted.
Any help would be fantastic! Thanks in advance

Answer:New Headset dilemma (C-Media USB Headset to be precise)


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Ive got an Logitech 250 headset USB, And i have a stereo soundsystem. So i wont be using the headset, but only the microphone. Is there anyway to 'split' the microphone from the headset, like with a software or something, Cause i dont want to hear everything on the headset when i plug the usb in, but i want to hear it on my soundsystem.

Any help? Without ripping my headset apart? :b

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I have a almost broken headset, but the microphone still works fine, The microphone is connected on the wire right before the headset, Its not actually touching the headset itself.

Would this microphone still work if the headset was cut off?

Sorry but I can't manage to take a photo but

Answer:Will a Headset microphone still work if I cut it off the Headset?

Is the microphone actually supported by the headset, by that I mean when the set is on your head is the microphone carried close to your mouth so you have both hands free. If this is the case then cutting off the headset will mean the microphone will not have any way of being held near your mouth.
If you cut it off you will have to be very careful you don't cut the wires for the microphone & it's possible that there is a common return wire for the earpieces & the microphone in the form of a shielded cable, so it would be very difficult, but if you have skills in this area it could be done.

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I've searched around a lot about this topic, but after hours and days of searching, I've found nothing to fix my problem. I have a headset that has speakers and a microphone (3.5mm jacks) that work fine, except when I'm trying to talk to someone using the microphone, they can hear the sounds coming from my headset (youtube videos, game sounds etc). I've tried installing the Realtek HD Audio Codec but it disappears after it finishes installing and after I restart (although it still remains in the Programs and Features uninstall page), the program files for it is empty with the exception of RtlUpd64.exe which doesn't do anything when executed and a few other files.
In device manager, the things I have under sound, video and game controllers are Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus and the Intel Display Audio. I've updated everything to the latest. Also, I recently system restored my computer and before I did I had IDT High Definition Audio Drivers, but after updating they were changed.
I think the problem is that stereo mix is enabled somewhere or something to do with my drivers as when I tried plugging my headset into my brother's computer, it worked fine (he has the Gigabyte Realtek Audio Manager thing and was able to adjust the stereo mix settings).
If there's a program or workaround to this, or how to disable the stereo mix like through registry or something, please let me know.
My computer is a HP Pavilion dv6-7040tx running Wi... Read more

Answer:Headset mic recording sounds through headset?

You are correct, that is the usual cause of this problem. And aside from being set in the drivers, it can sometimes be set in the application (used for the communication).

That model does appear to use the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio chipset. The problem is likely in the fact that you upgraded to Win10 and I don't see that HP supports nor supplies drivers for Win10 (I only see drivers for 7 and 8). Which means you are using generic drives supplied by Windows. The generic Windows drivers often work well enough to get hardware functional, but quite often don't support all hardware or all features of all hardware.

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I've been using a pair of Grado sr60i ( for a few years now. I replaced my old USB gaming headset ( with them. My grado's died and I wanted to use my old USB headset, however when I plug them in there is no sound. I installed the newest software and updated my mobo sound driver. Checking under device manager it says that the device is working properly. It is set as my default playback device. The volume controls on the headset are responsive. When I mute then windows mutes as well. The volume buttons change the volume indicated by the volume mixer. I don't know what else to do. Are there conflicting drivers I should know about? I'm at a loss. I've been searching the internet for a solution for hours now to no avail.

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R Mobo

List of drivers displayed by Driver Sweeper:

Also, I just got an Nvidia video card, do I need that AMD display driver?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:USB Headset recognized and "working properly" but no sound.

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Question: Headset sound

I have an Inspiron 640M. I can restart and my headsets work. If I unplug the headsets they will not work until the system is reset.

Answer:Headset sound

Try updating and/or manually reinstalling the audio drivers. You can get the drivers from the Dell website. Search the support page using the Service Tag number from the sticker on the case or by using the model number.

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I have Windows XP and Realtek HD audio manager, I did try everything to get sound in my headset, but still no result! Please, help me to fix it.

Answer:No sound in my headset

Update Realtek audio drivers -

Go into Realtek Control Panel and adjust settings.

Regards. . .



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I bought steelseries siberia v2 non USB and when I got them they haven't been working. Microphone or sound. They do work on my ipod at least! I'm running windows 8. When I first plug them in, my computer doesn't recognize them. To at least get SOMETHING to recognize, I have to go into my realtek audio driver control panel, and CHECK [disable front jack detection]. After I check that, my computer recognizes a (SPEAKERS) and (MICROPHONE) from realtek, both of which play nothing. I have tried reinstalling drivers, reverting drivers, new drivers, I have tried plugging into different jacks, I have tried making it my default device, I have tried everything I can think of. Can you help me

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Hi, my TV is hooked up to my computer, and is running a cloned image of my LCD 24" monitor.

I want sound to come through the TV speakers that is hooked up through an hdmi cable, at the same time as my headset speakers. How do i do that? I can only get 1 of them to play at any one time.

I am using Realtek.

Answer:Sound through headset and TV

Sound is either one or the other, not both.

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So i've been browsing forums for a while now and can't find out what's going on. I have a sound card with Realtek HD Audio. Recently, I connected a PCIM cord to my motherboard so I can have sound on an HDTV, which works fine. SINCE then, this problem started. The front ports for MIC and sound don't work at all, I don't get an "audio device detected" message. If i plug my headset MIc and Sound into the back of the PC, i hear the sound but so does everyone else instead of my Voice. I can tell this i whats happening because when I right click on recording options i see the bars on the mic moving with my sounds. Now if I unplug the sound portion and leave the MIC in, it does pick up my voice as normal. I can even plug in my speakers and they will play sound and it will work that way. not really ideal for a headset however, I'm not sure what setting to change or what to do to get this to work. Also the headset does not show up in playback devices, i have show hidden and unused checked. I tried to update my drivers but when I try to install them windows gives me a "untrsuted" pop-p that re-appears not matter how many times I select allow. any ideas?

Answer:My sound is going through PC instead of the MIC with headset

When you are using HDMI, that becomes the defaul audio playback device. In order for the PC sound system (including headphones) to work or properly work the "Speakers" (your sound card) must be set as the default audio playback device.

Windows only allows you to have one default audio playback device, e.g. HDMI OR Speakers but not both.

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I have a job interview tonight and have a new computer. I need the headset to work for the interview. I have a Dyson usb set and a Lenovo T530 computer.

The computer is recognizing the headset and when I look at the volume control for the usb in the volume controls I see the movement going up and down in the bars. No sound though.

My headset is not muted and the sound is up. Headset does work in one of my older computers. Need to use the new one though because it has the specs required for the interview using a specialised software.

Any help would be Greatly Appreciated!!!!!!!!!



Answer:No sound from usb headset - help!

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Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 IE9

Brief history.....
I re-installed Vista from scratch 2 days ago.
From Vista iso > bootable DVd > reinstall > updates > Sp1 > SP2.

details of my adventure can be read in this 2 links :
vista iso
unable to create Visa recovery disc

Now everything is back to normal EXCEPT there is no sound. There was no sound since I re-installed. I let it slide and continued on to SP2 installation and IE9.
There is no Windows sounds, and no sound in playing music UNLESS I plug in the headset.

I have checked ....
the volume, of course
the level settings in Playback, Record, on the Speakers. They are on high.
Microsoft Fix It appliction on No Sound. No help.

Any ideas ?


Answer:No sound unless I use headset

Oh, I did go to Device Manager and checked the Sound, Video and game controllers section. All updated. No yellow exclamation marks.

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Hello. I am new to this. I am a medical transcriptionist. Our jobs have gone to online voice recognition in these past 2-5 years. I have had jobs where I can hear the doctors reports just fine in my headset. I started a new job and the audio is terrible, to the point where I will have to quit. A man from India downloaded a system MP3 player yesterday and it fixed most of the static and audio problems however, when I started up my computer today the noises and static were back. Please please help, I have been without a paycheck because of this! Thanks, Susan

Answer:bad sound on headset

Yesterday my company downloaded mp3 software but today, when I started my computer, the static and bad audio in my head set is back. I type medical reports and have never had this problem before. I really need to hear to get a paycheck, please help me?

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I am using a turtle beach headset plugged in through my xbox 360 wired controller. The device displays in the sound area but does not produce any sound when i try and test it. It doesn't even act like the test is being sent to the device. The mic however does work just fine. Anybody have any suggestions?

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ok i use a turtle beach headset for pc , i have on board sound on my mother board it uses realtek hd audio manager i use a programme called (teamspeak) when i am on a game and i talk through my headset people can here my ingame sound and not here me speak ! i dont no what is wrong maybe the setting on realtek are making it that way. (also) i tryed to get my friend to help by using remote assistance it wouldnt work even with the fire wall off . please can someone post here trying to help or give me a link where people will its realy annoying thank you .

Answer:My headset sound please help

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I just bought a X1 carbon. When I plug in the headphone, there is no sound from it. And the system shows that the headphone is not plugged in, even if I did.  The Realteck manager didn't detect the device either.   I've tried to update the sound driver, but this didn't work. What should I do? Many thanks.

Answer:Headset plugged in, sound still comes from computer speakers, no sound in headphone

Hi Wandou,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
Open Realtek HD Audio Manager on the top right corner click on ?Device Advance Setting? and select the option use ?Multi-Stream Mode?.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Hi all,

I have a new custom computer since one year (description bellow) for which I have a 2-usb pnp sound device (headset: steelseries 3H). Since the beginning the sound in the headset is really absolutly high. I need to put the overall sound of my computer (via volume mixer) to about 2 to ear at normal volume (while for the rest of my device, sound is perfectly normal at 100). This is anoying, but I was living ok with it. But since two days, I cannot control the main volume of the system (via volume mixer) anymore when I plug the headset. When I take down the volume it automaticaly get back to 100 and its destroying my ears as the volume is freakin absolutly to loud. When I unplugged the headset and plug it back, sometimes it allows me to take the volume down, but with no advertisment it get back to 100 destroying my ears. I have update my sound driver but didn't change anything. I have uninstall battlefield 3 beta about the same time the problem started although it might not be link.

os: windows 7 home premium 64 bit service pack 1
intel core i7 cpu 950 3.06ghz
motherboard asus rampage III gene intel x58 / ich10r
video asus radeon eah5850

help would be much appreciated

Answer:uncontrollable sound when using 2-usb pnp headset

Problem solve, it was caused by a stock key button on my headset. Sorry everyone.

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when i connect my headset to my laptop , just one of it's embranchments gives me sound...! what should i do???!

windows 10
headset is fully working(i tested it in another devise)
by the way : today i connected an AUG cable from an amplifier to my lap top setting did to my lap top since yesterday


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Hi guys,

Im new on the website and I would appreciate some help. Basically for some reason starting last night only one side (the right side) of my headset works with my PC. I have tested the same headset with my iPod and both sides work, even further I used my iPod earphones with the PC and the same results - only the right earphone works.

I have tried google search to see if anyone had a similar problem but most of the replies are "Oh it must be your headset or check the audio/stereo settings"

Before one side of the headset stopped working, literally 20 minute before it stopped I was listening to music on YouTube and everything was working. I did not pull any cables nor dropped the PC lol and I didnt even turn the PC off.

Im not great with handling PC's so you tell me what information should I provide. To start with I am using a 32bit Windows XP and here is some info I got from EVEREST:

? CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3200+
? Motherboard Name ECS RX480-A (3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
? Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200P, AMD Hammer

? Audio Adapter ATI SB400 - AC'97 Audio Controller

I presume I will have to buy a new motherboard or sound card; I am not sure if a have one or an inbuilt one, you tell me =] Thanks

Answer:Headset only gets sound on right side

if you're settings are correct, i guess the onboard sound probably have been busted, considering the age of the AC97 itself.

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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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Ok...So i just bought the Fatal1ty usb gaming headset HS-1000...And get it home...Install disk and then plug it in and guess what happens? No sound...Period..except for its sound check which says "Channel right...Channel left." Or some static sound check...Other than that. No youtube videos or anything else. PLEASE help!!!

Answer:No sound on BRAND NEW headset....

right click on ur speaker in ur task bar, and go to sounds. then in there u need to set ur headset as default.

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My headset Armageddon Fuze 3C.
I just bought it and the first day i use it, its work
the second days i use it again and i want it more louder. Installing the driver of the headset and then thats make my headset doesnt give me sounds.
So, im trying to uninstall driver of that Headset and it still not works.
So, i decided to try my headset on another PC, still no sound.
Help me to fix this

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I'm running windows XP.
As far as I can tell I have an NVidia NForce Sound Card which, though somewhat strange, has run fine for some time now. I found, however, that for certain functions, I needed a headset. So out I went to Fry's and got a USB headset. My speakers are already using the little plugs on the sound card so this seemed logical. Windows recognized the device right away and they work very well.

The problem is my speakers no longer work.

Both Speakers and headset have volume control on the device so I really just want both outputting at the same time. Is there a way to get both Headset and speakers to work at the same time? If so, What should I do please?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Sound Card vs Headset. Want both.

Windows XP is not capable of handling two sound devices at a time.
you should consider upgrading to 7.
maybe it can fulfill your requirement

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Win7 sees my bluetooth device. It shows the services as available and (via checkmarks in the boxes) selected for use. But my headset never shows up in the Playback devices and no sound comes through the headset.

Any ideas?

Answer:No sound from bluetooth headset - Bluetooth Software Download

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Hey I wanted some info on something, I used to use a program called "Onlive Traveler" where I could use my headset mic and speak to people. Well last week I plugged it in and went into a sound recording program through windows to test it out. Whenever i'd record and speak into the mic it wouldnt pick up my voice or do any sound waves showing its working... My drivers are fine, Its plugged in properly, I've tried it with 2 mics and it still wont work! I went on yahoo to chat with a friend and if i have the mic to my mouth and am speaking loud my friend is BARELY able to hear me. How do i get this fixed to where i can speak into it at a normal level, I love using my headset w/mic so i hope i can get this fixed Ive searched alot of forums/sites with no luck

Answer:Problems with Sound using my Headset w/mic

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I have a Matrox Wave Device onboard my 6-year old MSI motherboard and whilst my mono headset speaker is working fine, the microphone playback is both low and very scratchy.

I've recently purchased a new replacement headset and that is no better.

I'm pretty sure everything is set up OK in audio devices and I've checked the jack plugs.

It could be a driver issue and I would like to contact Matrox on the subject. I believe C-Media may also be something to do with Matrox and therefore do not know who to contact.

Can anyone help with the problem or provide contact details? Thanks

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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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i'm in need of a good idea concerning my bluetooth headset.

using skype i bought a plantronics voyager 520 to use it also for my mobile. vista ultimate 64 nicely installed the device, broadcom is also on the system , rights fo connection were given - well the system worked well until - i have no clue. I did not chage anything but wenn I start skype and mybt headset it is recognized, the software is installeb, sound is on, mcrophone and earplug is checked in the bt device manager. wenn i start the skype test i hear a beep and then background noise but no voice or sound. sound and mic monitors are moving - it seems as if that something in the system blocks the noise.
has anybody experienced that problem or - even better - any ideas about a solution?
thanks in advance

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Hello all,

I am on laptop using Windows 7 home premium 64bit. There is sound when nothing is plugged into the audio jack, but when something is plugged, there is no sound.

I am using also Kubuntu on the same laptop, and the sound works perfectly even when a headset is plugged in the audio jack. So apparently the problem is with the driver.
Also the headset does not appear in my Playback devices at all (neither as disabled/disconnected) (although a notification comes up when I plug a headset in saying that something was plugged into it).

I've been searching for this problem for a long time, and could not find a solution for it.
I tried downloading the driver from, I even tried re-installing windows all along. Nothing works.

After using windows for the first time after re-installing it, the headset worked properly (even without the official driver installed), but it stopped working upon a restart, which is when I tried installing the driver from which didn't work.

Please help, this problem is driving me crazy..!
Thanks a lot,

Answer:No sound when headset is plugged in

If you mean there is no speaker sound when a headset is plugged in, that is the normal configuration. Some PC sound systems have an option to either mute or not mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in. Depending on what sound you have and the control panel for it that may or may not be an option.

There is a Dell "N"5030 and an "M"5030. Which do you have?

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I just bought a new computer and when i enter a game i hear a buzzing sound, sounds realy like a shaver or something.
When i talk to people on skype they also hear the sound, and its quite annoying.
I'v tried many things, updated my drivers, checked the wirerings and such.

my soundcard is a creative PCI Express X-Fi Titanium,
Please help

Answer:buzzing sound in the headset

Try connecting the headset to the back of the case if you're using the front connections now.

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Here are the particulars. Dell 4600 with XP Home OS. Desktop speakers (Bose) work fine with CD ROM. However I have a mic'/headphone combo(Cyber Acoustics) with USB input. I can hear my self over the mic thru the headphone but cannot hear the CD etc., just when I speak into the mic. Have unplugged the desktop speakers. No change. Suggestions? more info? Computer says hardware (usb sound hardware working properly). Thanks,


Answer:Headset sound problem..........

Look in settings for your audio application.Maybe it's not cofigured properly within the app.

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I recently switched from using an analog headset to a USB headset. Everything works great but when I want to listen to music in a chat room or something like that i dont have an option on the USB headset to switch to stereo mix at all. The soundcard states that stereomix is working but when i switch it over no one can hear the music or they say it sounds like there a driver for this that i can install manually?
My headset is the Plantronics Gamecom 777 5.1 Surround USB Headset.

Their webpage does not have drivers and the headset did not come with a disk.

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Hi TG's,

I wonder if you may help me. I have just bought my second pair of SIGNALEX SK810 COMPUTER EARPHONES with microphone and they still are not working.

My laptop (Acer Aspire 5720z) definitely recognises them when they are plugged in and I have checked all the levels (I think) in the sound section of the control panel.

The settings does insist on making the USB speakers or built in speakers of my laptop the default sound output route, but I caould always disable them. I just can't get any sound to go in or out via the headset though!

Please help TechGuys!!

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I have a problem with my headphones w/ mic that's been driving my crazy forever. For some reason, every time I buy a new headset, it works for a month or two and then all of a sudden starts dieing. My first ones, Plantronics over-the-head headphones w/ mic started to lose sound in one ear. I would hear sound cutting in and out and it made an annoying staticy sound. For some reason, changing the position of my head or moving the inline volume control would always change it, but one position would never last.

Eventually I had to trash them and buy another, this time a behind the ear headset, again from Plantronics. It worked for a month or two, but then the mic started to die. Other people would hear me really crackly, like there was some kind of noise in the background.

Finally, I moved on to my present headset. This one is from Logitech, but now it's starting to show the same problems as the original Plantronics one. A few days ago I started intermittently losing sound to my left ear. For some reason, it came back whenever I lifted the inline volume control above the the headphones. If it was an inch under them (in distance from the ground) I would get no sound, and an inch over would give me sound again. Needless to say, it was annoying trying to hold up a wire to have sound in both ears, but now even that doesn't work.

I'm wondering if anyone knows what I could do to fix this headset problem besides buying a new one every month, it's driving my c... Read more

Answer:Headset Problem: sound in only one ear

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About a year ago I had a headset I used for gaming and whatnot. It was a piece of crap, but it worked fine. It was a USB one. Before that, I had one that went into the sound card, and it also worked great.
Well recently (yesterday) I bought a new, and the I couldn't get the mic to work. I could hear music and sounds, all that, but the microphone wouldn't pick up my voice. I spent about an hour trying to configure with it, inside and outside the game, but to no avail. I went on the manufactures website, and found that many people were having the same trouble with he same headset.
So today, I took it back and got another. Well, this one does the same thing. I now believe it's my computer that's producing the problem. Both the ones I bought are both Logitech.
Please help?


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I'm having a problem with the sound from headsets.

I currently have 2 Logitech USB headsets, both of which are different models.

For some reason, neither one of them will play sounds correctly. Some sounds will play crystal clear, while others are extremely quiet and almost impossible to hear. One example of this is in songs played on youtube or iTunes, I can hear some background music and background singing clearly, yet main vocals and some instruments I'm unable to hear at all. Another problem I'm having is not being able to hear voices in Ventrilo, but I can hear the Ventrilo sounds when I enter a server.

This problem started randomly yesterday, and was not triggered by any sort of update or download that I know of. My computer's speakers work fine if I unplug the headset. Since, I have gone through window updates, tried plugging them into different ports, and I've tried going to the Logitech website, but apparently the driver is a default windows driver.

I'm completely lost as to what I can try next to fix this problem.

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I have my xbox 360 sound plugged into my pc's sound input. I can get the sound out of my speakers fine, but I want it to come out of my usb headset, and no matter what settings I change around no matter what it still only comes out of the speakers. Is this even possible? I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work, but I can't get it to. Any information would be helpful at all.

Answer:Pc sound input to usb headset

Can't you just connect your headset to the XBox?

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I getting really desperate I cannot figure out what is causing my head set to create horrible sounds. I know that is a horrible description but it creates massively distorted repeating sounds, my head set also breaks up usually as a prelude to the horrible distortions.

Its brand new headset (usb), but while using ventrilo, it randomly either transmits what people hear as static or robot noise. It also creates random repeating sounds on the speaker part of the headset that forces me to relog ventrilo in order to stop it. The repeating sound is usually tends me to the first syllable of the last word i hear on vent.

I've been looking on the internet for anything that might help with that, and while it does seem like people are having this the problem there really isn't a fix for it. At least nothing I could I find. I do believe it is not headset but some setting on the computer, I unfortunately only use the headset for ventrilo, but I did get the repeating sound once when I accidentally set in game sound to the headset.

My headset is plugged into a port in the back of my machine, I've tried up dating the drivers for the headset, updating my mobo drivers, its a nvidia nforce 680i sli mobo. It is a Cyber Acoustics USB one ear phone / mic combo headset. I've tried plugging it into various different slots.

Is there any possible suggestions, the only post I've seen is using about the USB bus. Also its worth mentioning that Mac users hav... Read more

Answer:USB Headset Repeating Sound

What about the sound card driver? On Vent I use Speex codec at 32khz so you might lower it and use the test to see if you can hear the problem, duplicate it and test different settings.

Try output device as default direct sound, then other settings.'

Check your mike settings via Ventrillo and see if you can modify the quality.

Overall voice will sound fine even on lower settings, so it is worth a shot.

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hey i am currently using ventrilo. its like xfire. i talk to people on other comps using my headset. Problem is, my headset's microphone is playing the sound from my headset speakers right through to the other comp. I dont no how to stop this, hopfully you can help.

i am currently running windows xp

Answer:Sound, headset problems, need help

First thing to do would be to try another headset,that would rule out a problem with that ...or not ....

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Hiya, I just got theses new G-3 Headphones for Christmas, Pluged them in, And they Can play sound but its Way to hard to hear, its all fuzzy and cracking sound.

I tried to contact customer support but they are useless.Getting me to email a bunch of people who don't reply back, its a big pain.

I tried everything i could think of. I Reinstalled my os, updated my pc and sound drivers,Disabled Realtek From device manager, Mest with all the settings, Plugged them into all my usb ports onto my pc, All types of stuff but nothing.

I added my Dxdiag.txt too the post but here is the audio part.
Also They work fine on another pc, like my borthers windows vista. I have no clue why they are all fuzzy and crackling for my pc.
Sound Devices
Description: Realtek HD Audio output
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0883&SUBSYS_1509E601&REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6257 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 11/30/2010 20:06:04, 6261352 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry... Read more

Answer:G-35 Headset Crackling, Really Bad Sound.

wow noone knows?

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I am using the Tritton Ax720 headset and everything has been fine and dandy on my windows 7 PC. It is connected by USB to my computer. Today the sound just stopped functioning right and I didn't change anything, it went from normal to extremely low and fuzzy. I do not think there is anything wrong with the headset itself because I plug it in to my PS3 with Optical cable and it works fine.

Answer:Problem with sound and headset

read the online manual, post in their forum, email their support. TRITTON Technologies Inc. - Powered By Kayako SupportSuite

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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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Hello! I am trying to do some recordings of video games for my friends videos but I am having issues with recording desktop sounds (in other words the game itself) anything I do doesn't work. What I am wanting to do is have stereo mix as my default recording device and have my headset as the communication but my stereo mix is currently unavailable while my headset is default. If my stereo mix is default then it works and my headset is currently unavailable. I really don't understand what is going on. Everywhere I look to fix the problem has nothing for me. I am using Windows 8.1 and have an HP Envy Laptop. I have specs written in my profile. Please help.

Here are some screenshots of the problem.

Answer:Sound Mix conflicting w/ Headset

Normally, when recording system sounds. sounds from programs or streaming audio from the internet - basically what you hear on the PC's speakers or headphones, you need the Stereo Mix and whatever program that you use to recording must be set to record from Stereo Mix.

It sounds like you want to do two different things at the same time, record PC sounds, but also have your gaming mic enabled. May not be able to do that. One or the other.

Maybe someone in the Gaming section of the forum has some input on this.
Gaming - Windows 8 Forums

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I have a bluetooth headsetit is succesfully added to bluetooth problem is , there is no sound  when I play music. As for bluetooth driver, it is downloaded from hp website. here is an images might give you hints     

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I just got the Razer Chimaera 5.1... the sound works but the surround sound doesn't work. When I play surround sound tests I can't hear where the sound is coming from it is just both sides. I have Windows 7 and I am using the onboard sound card(Realtek HD audio). And yes I got the latest drivers.

Answer:5.1 Headset, no surround sound

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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 would like to ask if anyone knows why is it that headset sound quality is defaulted to the lowest telephone quality, and the dropdown menu to change it is inactive? In Win7 I could change it to better (or it was deafult the best, I don't remember), but now the sound is just abysmal. I used to listen to music on my Philips SHB6110, but now it just chirs and whistles.

Any ideas how to change the settings?

Thanks in advance!

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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 , 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,


Answer:Sound from headset and speakers?

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

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Hi all,

I have a new custom computer since one year (description bellow) for which I have a 2-usb pnp sound device (headset: steelseries 3H). Since the beginning the sound in the headset is really absolutly high. I need to put the overall sound of my computer (via volume mixer) to about 2 to ear at normal volume (while for the rest of my device, sound is perfectly normal at 100). This is anoying, but I was living ok with it. But since two days, I cannot control the main volume of the system (via volume mixer) anymore when I plug the headset. When I take down the volume it automaticaly get back to 100 and its destroying my ears as the volume is freakin absolutly to loud. When I unplugged the headset and plug it back, sometimes it allows me to take the volume down, but with no advertisment it get back to 100 destroying my ears. I have update my sound driver but didn't change anything. I have uninstall battlefield 3 beta about the same time the problem started although it might not be link.

os: windows 7 home premium 64 bit service pack 1
intel core i7 cpu 950 3.06ghz
motherboard asus rampage III gene intel x58 / ich10r
video asus radeon eah5850

help would be much appreciated

Answer:uncontrollable sound when using 2-usb pnp headset

I do not think this thread needs to be in this section. You should post in the audio section, as this problem is not leading to system instability or bsod, right?

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All sound from the PC fades out over the course of ~2 seconds only to instantly return when a new (loudish) sound is made. It almost feels as if the headset is raising its baseline of noise after a bit and things the normal sounds are just nothing until a loud sound comes in and makes it realize there is still noise to be played. Best way to describe it is having poor thresholds set to a VoIP voice detection, you make a loud noise and it will kick on and detect lower noise for a bit before shutting down again.

Headset is a Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Headset USB plugged directly into MoBo

I have not had this issue happen when using my monitor's speakers (HDMI into GPU)

There is no sound card on this PC, and I've not been able to find any sort of software to control the audio processor outside of the windows playback enhancements.

Windows Communications volume attenuation is set to do nothing, VoIP programs are off as well so as to rule out those. No enhancements are on in windows playback enhancements.
Gigabyte B85M-DS3H
16 GB 1600 DDR3 1600
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
EVGA 01G-P4-2753-KR Nvidia GeForce GTC 750
Intel i3-4160 3.60GHz
Windows 8.1 64bit

Answer:All sound fades until loud sound is played USB headset.

When you use a USB connected headphone (wired or wireless) you do not use the PC's sound card, The USB system does the conversion from digital to analog audio. Thus the problem is somewhere in the USB headset system.

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I just bought a Logitech Premium Stereo headset (the 3.5 plug one, not the USB) and only just a few minutes ago tried them, plugged them in the soundcard in their corresponding slots, yet they don't work, not even after reinstalling updated drivers. I've been told that they might be faulty, but when I ran a test for them, mic and headphones both registered sounds, but I couldn't hear them...

I got a Creative Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 soundcard, which is quite old, and a really old MB, Via KuDo something...

Any ideas anyone?

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I just bought a Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset and the microphone does not seem to work. The headphones themselves work fine though and I get great audio. I plugged them into a different computer and the mic and headphones worked fine. My computer is using a Asus M2n32 SLI deluxe mobo and does not have a seperate sound card. I have made sure the mic is on, plugged in right, and not muted. Also Im using XP 64 bit

Update: I got the mic to work, but instead of being clear and nice like on the laptop, I have to talk loudly and there is a LOT of static and random noise.

Update 2: I plugged a MP3 Player into the microphone jack using a 2 way connector and hit play. I have to max out the MP3 Players volume to hear it and also the recorded audio is terrible also with a lot of static.

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I am having issues with my usb headphones. I normally used them all the time but I didn't over the weekend. Now they are not working.

HP Digital Stereo Headset, model VT501AA, plug and play. I have had them for quite some time and have never had issues. Some of the audio plays fine. The best explanation is that while playing music, the background comes through fine, maybe even a bit loud, but the vocals are almost entirely muffled in comparison. Questions I saw while looking into the issue say to move it around, but of course that doesn't work with USB like a traditional headset.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver several times. I tried it in other usb ports and tried my usb mouse in that usb port.

Another detail, the headset no longer makes the "beep boop" when plugging in or removing like it did.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461593 MB, Free - 151974 MB; D: Total - 15041 MB, Free - 1669 MB; G: Total - 99 MB, Free - 84 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1693
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

Answer:USB Headset Not Working

Hi DKong27 and welcome to TSG.

Any chance you can try the headset on a different computer ? That should determine if it's the headset or your computer that's having a problem.

I assume yours is an HP laptop, what model is it ?

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Hey every1.

I got a problem. I have a Dell XPS 420 (born with Vista 32-bit).
I installed Windows 7 64-bit on the computer and every thing works perfect. BUT it cant find any recording device. (Sound works fine)
I have tried to find all kind of drivers on the web and so on without any luck. I just wont work.
Can any1 help me? =) or is it simply because there isnt any driver for Windows 7 audio for my computer?

(im not that into drivers and so on)

Answer:My headset isn't working

cocobjorn said:

Hey every1.

I got a problem. I have a Dell XPS 420 (born with Vista 32-bit).
I installed Windows 7 64-bit on the computer and every thing works perfect. BUT it cant find any recording device. (Sound works fine)
I have tried to find all kind of drivers on the web and so on without any luck. I just wont work.
Can any1 help me? =) or is it simply because there isnt any driver for Windows 7 audio for my computer?

(im not that into drivers and so on)Click to expand...

Have you tried going to the manufacturers website for the drivers? Thats your best shot.

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Hey i recently found back this old headset while i was cleaning up my house a bit, well it isnt really old just 2 months old. So anyway i hooked it up and tried talking to my buddy on skype but it turns out he could not hear me while i can hear him, i double check making sure everything was working and the headset works fine i can hear sounds from it for example: watching youtube videos i just cant get it to work with skype so should i just throw it away or what?

Answer:Headset is not working?

Check your skype settings for default device...make sure your headset is plugged in when you check.

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HI all

I used to use a USB headset and the sound and mic worked fine. But alas, the headset kicked the bucket and died last week. I bought a bright shiny new expensive headset, the Carcharias by Razer.

Well, this headset has the mic and audio jack and not a usb. I plugged it in.... the audio sounds great but for the life of me, I cannot get the mic to work. I have it plugged in the back of my PC right into the sound card. Pink in pink, green in green. LOL But it wont work.

I dont really know where to go from here.

I have gone to the control panel - sounds - Audio tab, In sound recording field, the drop down box doesnt show anything other than SB XFI Audio which is my sound card.

Same thing in the Voice tab under voice recording. Just my soundcard. No option for the headset.

Answer:headset mic not working

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:Error: Not recognized I bought a new gaming headset but the problem is, it's not working.

The end of trhe cable is not the regular 3.5 mm plug.

Answer:Usb headset not working

Quote: Originally Posted by rapstarrr91

:Error: Not recognized I bought a new gaming headset but the problem is, it's not working.

The end of trhe cable is not the regular 3.5 mm plug.

What type of cable is it? If you had to get a adapter of any sort in order for it to plug into your sound card jack on your system; there is a chance that windows might not be able to pick it up.

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I recently reinstalled windows 10 and my headset mic stopped working. Was working fine before the reinstall. Even after updating the Realtek drivers. It is detecting that its plugged in just fine. The headset is not usb.

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My headset broke so I decided to buy the razer carcharias headset, so I got home and plugged it in but the sound and mic didn't work so I tried it in my Ipod and it worked fine, later I asked my friend whos good with computer to help me sort this out but we only had time to do the sound part, we messed around with some options and then after I restarted PC sound was working fine, but mic wasn't ( Yes I've made sure that mic is enabled in sound options etc) And I really have no idea what to do and I hope I can get help from here =)

Answer:New headset - mic not working

What is the headset's make and model, that isn't working?

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I bought a Natec Genesis HX55 USB headset. The first time I plugged it in I heard audio which was quite loud and clear. A few minutes later it got quieter and more static'y. Now there is absolutely no sound. I have contacted their customer support to no avail. It shows up in my list of playback devices and when I play a video or some music the little green bars move to show there's sound but absolutely nothing is coming through the headphones. Pulling my hair out over this as I can't find any help or solutions and I need it for work. Some assistance would be greatly appreciated.
I'm running Windows 8.1 x64(Unfortunately).

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Okay. There is a Dell computer that is connected to the linksys router, broadband cable and the logitech headset, all of this means that the cable comes into the home to the router it splits to the computer and the ps2. Here's the problem. The headset does not work on any of the ps2 games. The headset is brand new. Walk me through step by step on how to make the silly thing work. I know nothing of computers or routers, and all this other stuff. So if you have ideas or help please please please make it step by step basic stuff. Thanks.

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I recently got a new headset to replace my broken one and noticed that the only cords on this headset are a 3.5mm green audio cord and a usb. I figured that the recording device would be the usb since there's no mic in, but I'm having issues making this work. As far as I could find, there's no drivers for this headset posted anywhere online or on any official site.

The headset is found here with all it's details:

I should note that the audio works fine and it's just the microphone isn't getting picked up.

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I have Windows 7 64 bit. It is up to date. All drivers are up to date. All sound works. The issue I have is that out of nowhere my headset stopped working. Its functional. I have tested it. I cannot work out why it stopped picking up on this PC.

I have tried everything. I will say this again. I have done everything to make it pick up. Someone please help. I am desperate to get this to work. The last thing I want to do is to reinstall Windows.

Answer:USB Headset Not Working

I have tried everything. I will say this again. I have done everything to make it pick up.

What is everything?

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when i used my audio in headset is not working but when i change it in speaker is working but the headset is still working in other computer and its all new.. and i insert in correct position..what is the problem with that and how can i solve it plsss...thanks a alot

Answer:My headset is not working

More details please... Things like headset model and make and model of your computer would help us help you

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I have a Creativ(E?) Fatal1ty
I've updated to the latest drivers, nothing 'happening.

People seem to be able to hear my computer sound, but not the mic itself, and I've tested the mic on another computer and it's working just fine there.
What can the issue be?

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

After some research, it could be the driver that's corrupt
Is there any FREE program that could fix this?

Answer:Headset - Mic is not working (With SS)

thats the same card i had in my pc it thinks the mic in put is a line in. if you plug your mic into your onboard sound you get your mic working i still have not bin able to get mine working just like you

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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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W7 x64 SP1.

Not sure if its hardware problem or software or drivers, but anyway.

Was running a maintenance on my V-Card, unplugged everything from the pc. After i was done, i plug everything back in, turn my PC on, and hope to check out YouTube, but all i hear is some screeching when i watch videos.

I downloaded and installed latest Realtek HD drivers, and after that situation improved a bit, but still unbearable. Now i hear sounds but shifted and corrupt. Even on max sound, voices can barely be heard, but other sounds sound even louder. I.E. Machinima logo screen sounds loud and shifted, but voices are barely hearable.

It all happened in a matter of minutes. I unplugged, and then plugged back in. Done that a thousand times, but now this crap happened.

Any suggestions?

Answer:After restart headset sound messed up.

what "maintenance" did you do? Did you try rolling back the system to before it happened?

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I have a headset and two computers. Old PC, Acer. Current PC, Cyberpower. Headset, Humlin.
A few days or so ago I plugged my headset into my current PC and it recorded fine and clear. However, the sound suddenly came out the speakers at full volume and it said the headphones jack had been unplugged. It hadn't and it was still in. I twisted it a little and it said plugged back in. I started recording again but had issues with both mic and headphones with the computer telling me they'd been unplugged and plugged back in, but the jacks never moved. Each time the speakers went to full volume. It was fine for a bit and then when I unplugged the jack the speakers went to full volume again.
I plugged the headset into my old computer the other day and it all seemed fine. Did it again a day or two later and it wouldn't record but I had sound. It also took my volume up to full when unplugging the headphones jack, but it's been the one and only time it has done that. Then the next day I could record but had no sound.
I was using the front ports so switched to the back ports and both mic and headphones seemed fine. I recorded what I wanted to today (after double checking mic and headphones, both seemed fine) and then went to listen to the audio on my laptop and there's a really loud constant buzz.
I've plugged my headset back into my current PC and there's no buzz when playing back the recording, but it did say unplugged jack (headphones) and turned... Read more

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Hello! I just bought a brand new headset and the volume is really loud on my computer... I set the volume to 1 and everything but youtube is loud as heck. The inline volume control just adjusts the windows volume so that does not help. Any programs that can make the volume like 0.1 % ?

Answer:Windows 8.1 sound below 1 (Loud Headset)

What type/model headset? If its a USB connected you are not using the PC sound card, it has its own built in and where the amplification is.

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I have a laptop and I'm using Razer Kraken Neon Pro. Microphone takes everything from headset, that I can't play games and talk through skype with my friends. The sound is just too high for them. My brother got Razer Kraken Neon Pro too, but on desktop pc, still the same problem.

Windows 7 my pc, Windows 8 my brother's pc. I have IDT sound device.

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Hello guys i have a Bluetooth Headset (Xtreme XM-1200)
i have connected it with my Laptop Toshiba C660-A048

but it got sound loop after 5munite when i play music, what to do ?

Answer:Bluetooth Headset Sound Loop

anyone can help ?

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