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

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


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 ?



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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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I bought a Logitech USB headset/microphone for playing games with Teamspeak.
When I plug in the USB adapter, the headset audio works great. The audio from my speakers stops working.
I am assuming XP is redirecting the audio streams to the headset/mic, but I wondered if there is some way I can have audio out on the speakers and on the headset ?


Answer:No speaker audio if USB headset is plugged in

Does this help?**&p_li=&p_topview=1

EDIT: I did a bit more Googling during lunch and could not find a better answer. It looks it is an either/or situation between headset or speakers if you want everything to come from one or the other.

Not sure if this VOIP telephony solution works for a gaming application:

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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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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!

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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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Logitech USB headset, model A-0374A.
Windows XP Pro SP3 + all updates.
NVidia Foxconn C51XEM2AA, nForce 590a SLI, AMD X2 system

Windows installs automatically and uses default WinXP drivers. There are NO specific drivers for this headset. FYI, USB headsets in general are 100% separate from sound cards.

If there are any other USB devices plugged in already, I get no sound from the headset, but the mic still works. According to the test feature built into Windows, the mic seems to register sound and the bar for the output matches what I should hear... but there's no actual sound.

If I remove all USB devices, then plug the headset in.. viola, sound! I can then plug in the other USB devices with no problems until I reboot.

I've tried uninstalling using programs like USBDeview, cleaning the registry, uninstalling all USB devices including the USB root hub itself, cleaning all drivers, uninstalling the motherboard and chipset drivers, then completely reinstalling everything. Nothing seems to help.

I did have some other strange conflict where an old USB webcam that I no longer had would prevent the use of a Dell A940 all-in-one printer/scanner (made by Lexmark), but I found the obscure offending registry entry and deleted it. So... that's probably irrelevant, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

Logitech tech support is a joke. Basically they always say "it's broken, take it back", to which you reply "there's no warranty&qu... Read more

Answer:USB headset, Must unplug all other USB first!

Still the same. The headset works fine on another computer that doesn't have any other USB devices on it, so the headset should be good.

It has to be a software, OS or driver issue. Any ideas? =(

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When I jack in my headset, the sound is still same as the speaker's... how to make the sound decrease automatically when I jack my headset? It's really annoying...

Answer:Speaker to Headset help..

I would like to know too. There must be a software tool or built-in windows feature that can do this.

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Vista Home Premium with SP!

I decided to use USB headset and have been using for awhile. Now I want to go back to my speakers but when I pull the USB I get no sound. How do I switch between the two?

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on the ps3 when I have the Blue-tooth headset on all the voice come through the headsets and not the TV speakers but the sound goes through the speakers is there a way to do this for a PC game like say playing bf bc2 and using vent or just do it within the bf bc 2 game itself?

Answer:Headset/speaker like ps3

no one has and info?

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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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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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Hi AgainI have just noticed in an old argos catalogue that plantroniscs do a unit that you plug both headset and speaker into the unit, then when you want to change you just flick the switch, looked everywhere for one but nobody seems to have them now.can anyone recommend a similar unit or where can i purchase the plantronics unitThanks John

Answer:Headset / speaker switch

click here I think this is the one you meen. j

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Hey all, I'm new here but it seems like a good place to get help with this problem.
I've been running my speakers and headset together using the headset for first person shooters and speakers for music and such and its been running fine for weeks.

Last night while on teamspeak and playing an fps my headset would begin to fade in and out and after going through my audio options/properties many times and looking for new drivers the problem is still here. I have the headset plugged into the green port (rear) and mic in the pink port (rear) with the speakers in the headphones port (front) and it was working fine until last night.

Now, whenever I have them both plugged in and try to play an fps, sound only comes out of the speakers...and if I unplug the speakers then a very faint sound comes out of the headset even when the volume is at max. I've tried different combinations like putting the headset into the headphones port but the result is still the same. I also tried this with a different pair of headphones and the sound output to that is still very faint and not audible. Weird thing is, is that this only happens on will play fine on the headset but during gameplay (more than one game) the sound just dissappears and all the game settings are fine.

Im on a Dell 8200 series running XP Pro with intel integrated sound AC'97 (on board)..i know its not great but its fine for now...any suggestions are welcome.
Thanks for the help
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Answer:Headset and Speaker Problem

sorry to hear about your problem probly to do with ac97 as they have bad rep. i would try to uninstall the sound device first and reinstall it and see if that cant fix the problem then i would work on getting a new sound card. let me know if you have anymore questions bobcat

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Hey, I got this problem here. Normally when we plug in our headsets / earpiece to our laptop / desktop, the speakers would switch off and the music or sound would be played through the headset right.

However, my problem is when i plug in my headset, both the speakers and headset worked at the same time, which means i hear both the music playing thru the speakers and headset. How do i solve this issue? I wanna only listen to my headset when i plug them in to my computer but not the speaker.

Answer:Speaker/ Headset Problem . .

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I am trying to get normal sounds from games etc i.e music, soundeffects comming through my speakers and having conversations with people using my USB headset comming out the earphone.
My motherboard uses VIA HD Audio Deck as standard which is where most of the functions of sound are. The problem is i have absolutly no idea what half of them are or what they need to be set at to get the desired effect.
I am fairly certain that what i want can be done as it is a general thing. Could anyone please help me get thsi to work?


Answer:Speaker Headset issue

Did you try browsing the manufacturer's website for support?

I would try tinkering with the Sound options in Control Panel to see what works or not.

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I just downloaded Vonage's Softphone service which allows me to make and receive calls on my computer. I've got a Compaq nx6120 laptop, and I purchased the Logitech ClearChat Stereo PC headset.

My problem: The headset and microphone only seem to work when the laptop's speaker is enabled. This allows anyone else in the room to hear my conversations. I'd like to be able to mute my laptop speaker and still have my headset and microphone work so I may make and receive calls without broadcasting them to others in the room.

Any ideas/assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Headset vs. laptop speaker


Try dropping into your 'Control Panel' and opening up 'Sounds and Audio Devices'. Once in there, click on the 'Audio' tab and check your 'Sound Playback - Default Device'. Just a note that before you do this, make sure your headset is plugged-in! You may be able to drop it down to 'Logitech' or similar and not have it blaring out of the speaker at the same time!

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Hi, I've just purchased this Logitech z313 speaker system product and have a question. not sure where i can get my answer.

The speaker system works great. I love it!

Only problem is that I'm wondering if i can hook my headset up and am able to quickly switch back and fourth.

I have a headset that is connected in the back of my PC with the regular jacks.

I have the speaker system hook in by its jack on the front port of my PC.

Hopefully someone can help me out.

Clifton Wade.

Answer:Help With my Headset and speaker system!

There's a headphone jack in the volume controller of the speakers so yes, unless your headset is more than stereo and uses multiple plugs, in which cause you could buy 3 sets of splitters and connected them both at the same time and just turn off the speakers when they are not in use.

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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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whenever i plug my tritton headset with mic in my laptop windows says it is a speaker and because of that the mic doesnt work but when i try it on another laptop it does show up as an headset and the mic works.

i think when the poppup came up when windows asks what you plugged in i clicked wrong and hit remember s there a way to get that poppup back.

i already tried restarting and show disabled devices and disabled devices

kind regards,

Answer:windows thinks headset is a speaker

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I have a ThinkCentre A60 headset. Recently, the foam ear comforters on the headset wore off and flaked off. I used the headset without them for a while, but then I remembered I had another spare headset with cloth ear rings that I could take off and put on the A60.  So I put the foam ear comforters on the headset, and it was great for a while. I could tell that the ear rings were putting stress on the speakers, but I didn't think it would be anything bad. After about an hour, the left speaker (the one farthest from the microphone) stopped working. No sound comes out of it, at all. How do I fix this?

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I bought a bluetooth speaker (shoXspin) which works fine with my phone and other devices but NOT with my Dell.
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I am using a Dell Latitude E6540 and Windows 7.
Please help me getting this issue fixed.

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Hey, was looking for some new speakers and a headset for christmas.

The speakers need to be better than my current altec lansing 2.1's that I got with my dell, but very affordible, I'm talking under $80. I was looking at those ~$60 5.1 and 6.1 logitech systems on newegg? BTW my sound card is a creative labs audigy 2zs.

As for the headset, I need something that will still give me good sound and also give me good voice reception (HF2 hehe) my old plantronics broke .

P.S. Thanks to everyone who helped me pick out parts for my first computer during the summer! It's quite a piece of art if I do say so myself!

Answer:Speaker/Headset Ideas For Christmas?

aww man I can't help but link this:

It'd be freakin perfect for you if they put in a microphone too, Ultimate headset and pretty cheap

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Hello there, this is realy bad and ridiculous that I have to unplug my headset in order to listen through the speaker! I mean, there must be a way for this to get it done by just some clicks or hot keys on my SL410 (Win7 64bit Ultimate)! Could someone help me out please?   Thanks

Answer:Switching between Speaker and Headset in SL410

Hi, karma
I am slightly confused, unfortunately. What type of headset are you using, and what type of connection does it have to your computer? Lastly, must this be connected and then disconnected for sound to come out of your speakers?
Thanks in advance,Adam

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anyone having the same problem? when i plug in my headphone still the speaker is making a sound.

Answer:NB 520 unable to disable speaker while on headset

Are you using HDMI output?

Have any Audio settings been changed?

Have you tried reinstalling the Audio Driver and updating the BIOS?

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Thank for taking your time to read my situation.

This problem occurred to me yesterday when I purchased a new headset for my PC. When I got back home and tried to headset out it worked perfectly fine however later that day, when I tried to fix the wiring that was tangled up by taking out the headset from the jack, I plugged them back in only to see a the speakers option at the bottom right hand corner saying that "No speakers or headphones are plugged in". At this time I went and got my old headset and plugged that in however the same problem occurred.

I have looked at many ways to fix this problem however none work for me. Any solutions or advice would be very helpful!

I am running Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Answer:The Speaker, Headset or Headphones is unplugged.

Some System Specs would help. Please fill in the "My System Specs". Without that we are guessing (e.g. is this a desktop or laptop?). Is the headset a USB connected or analog that connects to the headphone jack?

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i just wonder is there any possibility to hear music from speaker and headset at the same time? i got a headset now, but i also want to use the speaker to listen the alarm sound.
Thank you for viewing this tread and also any advise will be appreciated.

Answer:speaker and headset operate at same time

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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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Hello. I have a gentleman I work for who has Muscular Dystrophy, and as a result, he only has very limited use of his hands. He has a Bluetooth headset, a microphone, and speakers that he wants to use all at the same time (once his morning help leaves...he can't turn off the headset to use the speakers) He really likes to hear his music through his speakers...but he likes to use his Webcam and headset for MSN Messenger. Best Buy told me to get a UPS, and that would get rid of feedback...but I'm of the mind that will not work. Does anyone have any ideas? I'd really appreciate it!

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Hi, I play music for my shop via the headset jack on my Dell "All-in-One" connected to an amplifier. We just got a wireless Bluetooth speaker to sell in the shop, and I am trying to figure out how to use BOTH the wireless Bluetooth and the headset jack at the same time. As soon as I connect the wireless speaker, the headset jack shuts off. Anyone know how/if to configure this setup? Thanks!

Answer:Bluetooth speaker and Headset output simultaneously?

Quote: Originally Posted by PTTodd

Hi, I play music for my shop via the headset jack on my Dell "All-in-One" connected to an amplifier. We just got a wireless Bluetooth speaker to sell in the shop, and I am trying to figure out how to use BOTH the wireless Bluetooth and the headset jack at the same time. As soon as I connect the wireless speaker, the headset jack shuts off. Anyone know how/if to configure this setup? Thanks!

Hi PTTodd,

Welcome to the Sevenforums.

As designed it can produce sound either from headset or speakers. In most system if you connect headset then speakers won't work and vice versa.

If headset is connected then preferred audio output would be headset. Once headset is disconnected it would automatically switch to speakers.

Hope this information helps.

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Is it possible to get mic in from a Bluetooth headset, live play it through Laptop speakers/External USB Speakers?

I'm trying to make a mic-speaker combination which works without external power supply!

Also, are there any software which will simplify the whole process?

Answer:Bluetooth Headset mic to External Speaker via Win 7 Laptop

To me the laptop would have to be Bluetooth enabled which if it was then you could play the sound through the laptop speakers.

Adding a set of active powered speakers would then produce what you are saying on the headset.

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Ok, so been using a dell XPS 13 2015 edition for about a month now.
An hour ago I tried playing some music and it wasn't playing. This led me to clicking the volume icon in the system tray and the following popped up: . Sometimes the "looking for errors" screen turns up instead, and it find something along the lines of "driver malfunctioning". I don't know the specific drivers for my sound card. Anyone suggesting something?

Answer:No sound: plug in the speaker, headset, or headphone

Open device manager, right click on the audio device, click uninstall, tick the box to remove drivers. Let that uninstall.

Download and install this driver: Dell XPS 13 2015 Audio Driver (Win 8.1 x64)

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I had following audio set up on my PC - Logitech Z4 speakers and headset plugged at the back of PC in Realtek integrated sound card. As Realtek offered at that time connector re-tasking option, I was able to use speakers and headset in the same time without loss of volume and quality (at least for my ears). Than I build a new system on Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 motherboard also with internal  realtek sound card. But connector re-tasking is gone. I have bought two internal sound cards from Creative (gone now) and Asus Xonar DG 5.1. assuming that all external cards have those options - well, obviously not. I am completely unaware about sound card options and what it all means, so can someone help me please to find sound card which can allow me to use headset and speakers at the same time from the back of PC, not using front jacks. Or explain what I need. I have cable splitter at the moment, but loss of sound is 50% on each - headset and speakers. My budget is around 50 pounds and I am running windows 7 64-bit. On Asus Xonar DG 5.1. (PCi), there is additional line out jacks, but when I plugged headset or speakers in - nothing happened. I have looked for sound cards for some time now, but jack re-tasking is not mentioned in specifications, and as I have bought two cards already without success - I don't know what to do, but that set-up is important for me. Any advice would be appreciated

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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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This seems a bit unusual to me. I've got Altec Lansing mini speakers with a sub-woofer thing which gives great sound for gaming, music and so on. Recently, the left designated speaker just stopped audio output. I've checked all the wires and all that and can find nothing untoward. I assumed that as the speakers are bit on the old side that was the problem. Time for some new ones. The output from the other (right) speaker is fine. I've just noticed that if I'm wearing a headset (Creative HS-900) that I'm not getting audio output in the right earphone, which has worked fine in the past.I've got no idea if these things are connected and if so, how to go about figuring it out. I'd be grateful for an ideas or suggestions anybody may have. Thanks.

Answer:One sided speaker & headset earphone sound loss

right click on the volume icon near the clock and open the sound properties. If not showing get to sound system via the control panel. You might find that one of the options has moved completely to one side. If not you may have to reinstall the sound driver that came with either your motherboard or sound card. If it is a separate sound card it may have slightly moved in the pci slot which would mean opening the case and lifting the sound card out and then putting it back in again.

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I have just bought logitech clearchat headset with a mic.
However it is a usb connection and plugged it in and got no sound
followed the manuals instructions - go to audio devices and select the headset as sound playback It them works fine But I now have no sound coming out of my speakers!
I had a different connection on my old faulty speakers and could hear sound from both help please

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Recently purchased Yoga 3 Pro (Windows 8.1) from Lenovo website (2 months ago).The speaker has been working fine until yesterday. All of a sudden, the speaker stopped working, after I used the headset. Now, only headset works, and no sound can come out of the speaker. I've updated the speaker RealTek driver to a newer version 9/2014. It did not help. Does anyone have any idea on what might be the cause and how to fix it? Thanks!

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Answer:Yoga 3 Pro: Speaker stopped working (headset jack ...

Is your headset still connected?
Right click on volume icon in the system tray (Bottom RIght) and select PlayBack devices.
Check that the laptop speakers are selected as Default device. (Tick Mark)

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I can get it to pair and says it is paired but it says it is disconnected in the playback and recording settings dialog box. Is it possible my devices are too old the Bluetooth dongle is BT2.0 and the headset is a MotorolaT225 hands free speakerphone for my cellphone which works fine. If they are then what headset does work with win10 out of the box?

Answer:Can win10 use my bluetooth headset as my microphone/speaker device?

After you have it paired, click on search and type sound. Click to open the sound settings and see if your Bluetooth is listed. You may have to make it default to work. There you can also click and test it to make sure it works.

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Hi - I have a Lenovo T440P and I was able to install my Bose Bluetooth speaker. But it doesn't play through them even though it shows Speakers as the default audio device. I called up Bose and they told me to check and install A2DP bluetooth drivers. Can someone help me get the required drivers. Thanks

Answer:How do I pair my Bluetooth Headset with laptop ( Win 8) . Speaker is A2DP supported

Hi Abhitarang1,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue Bluetooth audio on your ThinkPad T440p.
Please check with the below link it might be helpful for your issue.
Hope this helps. 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Answer:On my Nokia Lumia530 when playing fm radio sound comes from phone speaker not the headset, why?

Tap 3 dots on the bottom and tap on switch to phone speaker.
That should do it!

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

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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'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 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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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 just installed 64 bit ultimate. Installed the vista drivers for my sound card from the disc that came with my Sound Blaster x-fi Fidelity

Sound is fine, but my mic isn't working.. I've tried sound recorder and nothing shows up..

I right clicked my volume panel and hit recordings, Line-In, What U hear, Microphone and digital-in out show up, all using Creative Sb X-Fi.

I turned off what-u-hear and line-in and my mic still isn't working.

Whats wrong :@

Answer:Headset Mic not working?? Just installed 64 bit Ultimate

hi try the mfr website for your card and see if they have an update for your driver

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I've been having trouble getting clear audio consistently with my new headset on my laptop which is currently running Windows 7. I have tried reinstalling the driver, restarting my laptop, combinations of restarting and reinstalling driver, replacing the headset (before I realised it was a computer problem), even flashed the BIOS to see if that would help, also tried using different USB ports, nothing has fixed it and if it does it lasts 5 minutes before it starts to crackle and sound quality degrades again. I cannot think of anything else that I can do to fix this. I have looked for a fix on Logitech's website which directed me to Microsoft but none of the solutions posted has fixed the problem. Headset works perfect on boyfriends computer, also running Windows 7, and my boyfriends headset (same as mine) has the same problem when plugged in to my laptop. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Having trouble with audio on my Logitech ClearChat™ Pro USB Headset, distorted audio

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Hello all

I've just installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit onto my machine this morning and am encountering a few problems. Right now my biggest problem being my headset is not working properly. It worked fine yesterday when I had XP installed, but since the installation of Vista there's been problems. I can hear out of it just fine, but the microphone does not work at all. I have no idea why....I've checked all the settings and don't see why it isn't working. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you correct it?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Just installed Vista, USB headset microphone not working

A lot of people seem to have problems with Microphones in Vista.

Right click the speaker icon in your taskbar and click on Recording Options and see if Microphone is listed, if it isn't, right click anywhere in Recording Devices and select "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices", if microphone is there now, right click on it and click "Set as Default Device".

If it's still not working, double click on it and go to the Levels tab and make sure it's not muted.

Also, just to be safe, if your microphone has an on/off switch on it, make sure it's turned on.
Usually the problem is it's not set as the default device.

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The main question is... Where the hell does Vista download drivers ?!

Now if you want the details keep reading, but that's mostly what I want to know...

This is it Trust - USB Headset HS-4100; now here's my problem...

When I put the headset in the usb port vista automatically downloaded and installed the drivers for it. I found out later that any half-intelligent human being would configure vista to ASK before doing such a horrid thing; unfortunately I'm a troglodyte and didn't do so from the beginning...

The problem with the driver vista found is that it recognizes my headset as a stereo system, when in fact it has that nice surround chip inside. The trust drivers would let me configure my mike and my headphones to my heart's desire too. Alas, I can't install the drivers unless I put the headset in the usb.

So... I disabled the auto-download driver policy windows has, prompting it to ASK me before it does so; after I uninstall the driver from the device manager and try to install the TRUST drivers, the moment in which I plug the headset in the usb, vista starts installing it's ALREADY downloaded driver FASTER than the trust driver installer can install his, so mid-install it tells me "installation failed", since the vista driver got installed quicker.

The way I see things with my limited common-sense, the problem is this, windows will ask me if I want to install a driver only if it's not found locally, since the driver it found earlier ... Read more

Answer:Trust USB headset; windows installed driver automatically, can't get rid of it...

Originally Posted by Zex

Where the hell does Vista download drivers ?

Probably from the,


folder. From having a quick look at the manual I think I can understand why Vista is installing C-Media drivers though,

Also not sure what drivers you are trying to install unless they are the XP ones, which in all likelihood won't work anyway. Something else I noticed on the download page for your headset,

Windows VistaFor this product, no special Trust driver is needed. This is because either the product does not need a driver in order to function properly, or the default driver from your operating system should be used. If available, check the manual of your product for further instructions.

Now with saying all that if you know which C-Media chip is in it,

USB Audio | C-Media Electronics

it is possible that you could get the drivers from C-Media. All C-Media products use C-Media reference drivers, only difference is that they are modified by the end manufacturer; custom applications, their own name showing in the control panel, etc. There is only one small problem with that at the moment though,

Due to the expiration of Sensaura license, the driver download site will be temporarily suspended. We will reopen the download site when the new driver is available.

Drivers | C-Media Electronics

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I want to connect my Creative set on the laptop. At first everything worked very well. After a while there was no sound anymore. Also when i use a headset there is no signal. Later it was working again but i did nothing special i remember. On this moment it there is no sound. I try anohter headset, try out my Creative set with a I pad and it worked and change the wire. Also i go to the control panel to try something but i don't know exactly what i can do. Can you help me please? Kind regards, Cor2

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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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Greetings, this is my first time posting here but hopefully I can find some aid. I've looked through similar topics but not sure that any directly address my problem.

Anyway on to my problem. Until a few days ago I was fine, but now i'm having some strange goings on. Everyone on ventrilo, or other voip (like MSN etc) seem to be able to hear all the sound coming into my headset. My headset is all I use for sound, no speakers hooked up.

My soundcard is an Analog Devices Soundmax HD integrated soundcard. When talking on ventrilo or voip people can hear any music I have running, and any game sounds from whatever I maybe playing as well. I have my microphone muted on the playback side of things according to my control panel along with stereo mix on the record side, yet for some reason all the sound still seems to be coming through. Mic sensitivity isnt all that high either

I installed Skype a few days ago, and promptly removed it after one use. I dont believe it started right after that, but its all I could think of being the problem. I tried a system restore to before I installed skype to be sure tonight, along with reinstalling my sound drivers from my motherboard disk, but still the problem persists. I've been over every option and setting I can find relating to sound, but still people can hear what I hear in my headset

Any help or insight would be appreciated, this is really getting on my nerves

Answer:Headset Audio Problem

First, check the motherboard or PC manufacturer's download/support page to be sure you have the latest driver version for your on-board sound (even if you do, there's no harm in doing a reinstall in the event the current driver is corrupted).

Did the problem start after an automatic update of Windows or your VOIP software? If so, use System Restore to roll things back to before the problem started. If the rollback solves the problem, reinstall any updates one at a time until you find the culprit (and find a way to block the offending update from reinstalling itself).

Finally (although unlikely), it could be the headset itself. If possible, borrow a different one and see if it works better.

Good luck -- hope these tips help.

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After updating my audio drivers, I get a VERY noticable popping noise whenever I'm using Skype or listening to music, I haven't tried using Driversweeper to remove the Drivers completely but I did try doing a system restore to two days ago and didn't get anywhere with it.

Answer:Audio popping from headset

I'd revert to the previous drivers. Perhaps the new codex are not good.

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Anyone know how to copy a directory structure without the files inside.

Lightroom has made






folder structure for me of raw files and I want to keep direvateives seperatre but in an exact matching structure. t is very labourious to ask lightroom to generate all this for the derivatives. Must be a simple way to copy my fiolder structure without nthe files.

Vista 64 bit


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Ever since I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10, I've been experiencing brief audio popping/cracking noise. Sometimes I could go an hour and not hear anything, other times I hear a pop every 30 seconds. There has to be sound playing for the popping to occur. Its brief, but can get annoying when listening to music.

I have tried many things including:
-Updated drivers (Realtek HD Audio)(AMD GPU drivers)(Realtek Network Card)
-Tried disabling Realtek HD Audio since it doesn't effect USB audio
-I do not have a WiFi card so its not that
-Its not a DPC Latency issue; No spikes from LatencyMon
-Disabled sound enhancements from playback devices
-Its not the headphones themselves as they work fine on other sources
-I tried an old set of ear buds that weren't USB and they seemed to work fine so it may just be USB audio.

I do have a Dell XPS 435t/9000 that's about 4 years old with some hardware changes like PSU/GPU etc., maybe its the motherboard? (Though that's kind of a stretch). Dell says that certain computers don't support windows 10 upgrade, but I feel like that's just so they don't hold you responsible if you do upgrade, as everything else works perfectly.

Regardless, I'd appreciate any help with this issue.

Answer:Audio Popping USB headset

Anyone at all? I'd appreciate anything.

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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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I'm trying to send audio out from my computer to the transmitter for the Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 Headset. It works perfectly with my ps3, but I can't get it from the computer.
I've got an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Motherboard, and I'm using the optical audio out port with an optical audio cable into the optical in port on the transmitter. I'm not getting any sound in the headset. Any ideas?

Answer:Audio from PC to Ear Force PX5 headset

Problem solved. Audio driver update did it.

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My Plantronics RIG headset has been working fine since I bought it. However, yesterday when I left my laptop (HP - Pavilion) and returned to use it I couldn't hear any sound coming from the headset. I plugged in my other headset to see if my RIG was broken, but I couldn't hear any audio from this one as well. Since my headset is a RIG, I plugged in my iphone and I could hear my music playing. I feel like my headsets are working but there is an issue else where.

I have already checked the 'sound' options if the wrong device was set as default. I have the proper options set up in the 'Sound' options and everything is plugged in fine. I have tried the other USB ports, but no luck. The speakers on my laptop work fine. While I in 'Device Manager' I could hear the 'Beeping' sound play through my headset. Restarted my laptop, shut it down, updated my HP - Pavilion drivers. The microphone works fine as well.

Also just to point out in my 'Sound' options that the 'AMD High Definition Audio Device' is NOT PLUGGED IN.

Thank you very much in advance for any help, P4nnywise.
Also, sorry if this thread is in the wrong section.

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Hi all. From some days my right audio box and my right earphone don't work, i assure you i'm not deaf
Anyway I think it's a software problem because it concerns both the hardwares.
Thanks for the attention.

Answer:Audio right box/headset disabled itself

any suggestion?

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Since upgrading our Fujitsu Siemens Amilo PI1505 to Windows 7 in the past few days I've only been able to get sound through a headset and not through the speakers. Not particularly having a clue what to do I've tried installing the original audio drivers but can't do so as Windows tells me that more up to date drivers are already installed. Details below:

Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 13/07/2009
Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows

Any ideas on how to resolve this problem and if indeed it is a driver issue any ideas how I can get the old driver to replace the new without Windows reinstalling the latest ones on Restart.

Any help appreciated.

Answer:Audio only works through headset

Hi SteveBC

Check your speakers set up.

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I frequently use my USB headset (Razer Kraken Chroma) to talk with friends over Teamspeak. We play games with my PS4 console but I can only use either machine at one time due to the headset only having a USB output. Is there a adapter or some method I can use to allow me to still use my USB headset to talk and listen to my friends while being able to hear the game audio from my PS4 console?

My old headset had both USB and a 3.5mm jack where I could just plug in the USB my computer and the 3.5mm to the back of my monitor, but my new headset, like I said, only features one USB. I thought about maybe having the console audio play through my PC via Line-In and just have my headset pick up that as well as my Teamspeak audio.

Answer:How to use multiple audio signals with one USB headset

The Line-In method sounds plausible depending on the line level output of the console. You can't just use the console speaker jack and plug it into the Line-In jack on your PC. Check both your console and PC for the line level specs.

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a big hello from the UK to all the members. I hope to get to know a few of you better as my time on these forums increases.
Secondly, a story and a problem for you to feast on.

One day during some gaming my microphone on my headset stopped working.

Now I proceeded to do all the usual troubleshooting. From physical connections to reinstalling the sigmatel audio drivers or even updating the drivers.

The present norm: Every time I plug the mic into my microphone slot a pop up window appears. Now it always used to be microphone by default. Now it is line in.

Problem is: even when i choose microphone it stays on line in.

Is there any way to solve this problem? Perhaps by disabling the line in to make the microphone on the only possible outcome?

I run Windows xp with SP2.

any help will be very much appreciated!

Answer:The story of Sigmatel audio and a headset mic

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I just upgraded my Y40-80 with Windows 10.  Initially, when I plugged my earbuds w/mic into the audio jack, it works.  However, that stopped to work for no reason.  When I use my normal earbuds without mic, the audio jack works.   Now, the only thing I could think of is Google Chrome prompted a message telling me to upgrade to a new version.  After the upgrade, the audio jack failed to work with earbuds w/ mic.  I'm not sure if that's the culprit. I downloaded the lastest audio driver from Lenovo and still doesn't work. Any thoughts?  Thanks.

Answer:Y40-80 audio jack not working with headset with mic

Hi Wilsonlee,
Welcome to the Forums  
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with audio jack in your Lenovo Y40-80 laptop.
Try to reinstall the operating system once and check for the issue, please take a data backup before reinstalling the operating system.
Best regards,         

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Hi, I am currently using HP Envy 13. I am not able to connect my wireless bluetooth headset to the laptop. The Laptop is not detecting the audio device.Bluetooth hardwares are working fine in the laptop, as I am able to other devices like my mobile to the laptop. The Audio Device is also working fine as the same is getting paired with other laptops or to a mobile. The issue is with the connection between the HP Envy and the audio device.Kindly provide me with help here.

Answer:Connecting Audio Headset through bluetooth

 Hi @Shanhadeep, Welcome to the HP Support Community! I read your post about your HP Envy 13 Notebook not detecting the Bluetooth Headphones. Here is a link that shows you how to check that Bluetooth discovery settings are turned on and file sharing is also turned on. If you need additional assistance please include your Notebook Model number and type of Headphones.Please let me know how this goes. To express appreciation for my post please click the Thumbs up icon.  Thanks.

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I have an Asus Intel core i5 laptop with Windows 10. I use a GXT 784 headset. While talking with friends, my headset suddenly stopped working and they couldn't hear me. After checking everything I could, I figures out that the headphones are working and I could hear things. However, despite being enabled, not muted, and at 100% volume, no green bars were appearing in the microphone section of the sound panel. I really have no idea how to fix it

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Ok, here it goes.

I have an HP Pavilion XT993...specs here

I just bought a headset. There are three slots off to the left in the back of the tower (like usual I believe)

Green "out" slot
Blue "in" slot
Pink "mic" slot with mic logo

To the right of these, however, this is a orange slot with a speaker on it. I believe it routes directly do the soundcard in my system (which I believe is VIA AC97 (WAVE) according to my research). I can plug my headphones in and get sound from the orange slot, but not from any of the other slots. Also, I cannot get my mic to pick up in any of the slots.

Can ANYONE help me? I'm willing to give you money for crying out loud. Just PLEASE help! :cry

Answer:Need help badly with audio/headset problem.

Sound works but not MIC?!

Just bought a headset and have been trying to get it to work. The headphones work, but for some reason when I plug the mic input in I can't change the "recording" volume in Volume Control, I can't hear myself, nor can the computer recognize my voice (DXdiag says I failed the voice test gracefully?).

Please help. Is there anything I can do to make this work!?

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Since upgrading to Windows 10, 64-bit, I have no audio on the headset. Also, speakers are not muted when headset is plugged in.
Headset checks out O.K. on sound test.
HP Pavillion 500-249 Desktop.

Answer:No audio on headset. But sound test O.K.

summerray, welcome to the forms. Try right clicking the speaker icon it the lower right side of the taskbar, choose recording devices, the right click the headset and set as default.

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So I recently got my computer fixed and I am trying to talk on skype because I record youtube videos. Up to now I've been using my Turtle Beach X32's as my headset and I just had an additional cord I purchased for $10. Now that I'm back my headset won't work. I can hear through it but I can't speak to it and I have both cords plugged in the right place. I do think it's a setting that you need to change... help?

Answer:How do I change my audio settings to headset?

Welcome to Seven Forums Matt123321. Easiest is right click the speaker icon in the system tray and click on Open volume mixer> Make sure the mic isn't muted.

If it isn't, try some troubleshooting:

Right click the speaker icon in the system tray> Click Recording devices> Does it show the microphone with a green check mark and default device?

If not, highlight microphone> Click on Properties> Does the Jack information show the location you are plugged into (IE: you have it plugged into front, does it list rear panel, etc.)

If the mic is detected and default, highlight it and click on Configure> Click on Set up microphone> Click on type of microphone (headset?), and click on next> Follow the wizard

If needed, post some screenshots of the sound screens. I don't use a headset myself, but I'm sure many who do can help if my suggestions don't.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

A Guy

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I can pair this thing to my T61, but i cannot get it to play Audio. I have searched until my eyes bled and can't get this to work. I do not have a "My Bluetooth Places" icon, I do not have an option to change the Audio Gateway (that I can find), and when I go to Sounds to change the device, there is not Bluetooth option. My only option is the SoundMax HD. For specs on my OS, see the title. Please help, I don't want to go back to best buy to return this.  Thanks! 

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I just bought a new gaming headset and it has an audio and mic coord. Thing is that my pc dont have have the mic slot. So i was wonder if there any program or trick i can do to get the mic working for the headset. If i have to buy something i got no problem.(well depends how much it is haha)

Answer:Headset has a audio and mic coord but pc dont

There are many different HP 15 Notebook models. What is your exact model number so I can check to see what it has.

You may want to consider a USB connected headset instead of the traditional analog type.

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Whenever I try to use my Logitech Premium USB headset 350, all the sound is highly distorted and sounds tinny/robot like. I thought that it was the headset, so I tried it on another PC, just to make sure. On my friend's, it seems to work perfectly fine with no distortion. Could this mean that maybe the drivers for the headset/soundcard are messed up in some way? I have tried installing the new realtek audio driver and numerous other things, but nothing seems to work and my headset still remains distorted. Speakers however seem to work fine on my PC. Please help.

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I am trying to hold an audio conversation using MSN Messenger. I can hear the other party but they cannot hear me. I'm using a mono headset and mic.; they are using their web cam mic.

I'm using Windows XP Home Edition as are they. The video/audio test in MSN was OK. My Sound card is a C-Media 18738/C3 DX PCI Audio wave device on my main board.

Any ideas please.

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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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Hello,I've got problem with Dolby Audio on Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17ISK Win10 x64 Pro. Dolby Audio works fine with speakers and headsets connected via microJack, but does not work with my bluetooth headset (Bluedio Hurricane Turbine T2+). When I connect these via bluetooth, Dolby Audio shows "Please connect speakers or headset to turn on Dolby Audio". How can i solve that problem? 

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I use Audacity and I would use WASAPI and did not need Stereo Mix enabled with my old headset. Now with my new headset I have to use Stereo Mix, WASAPI won't work anymore, pretty weird issue to say the least. I installed Asus Realtek Driver I record in Mono. My mic boost is at +0.0db. I plugged in green jack in headphone port to record system audio and it does not work. I had no issue with my old headset recording system audio. Now I have an issue with this new headset. Any help woukd be appreciated. Here is the new headset I bought from Amazon. If you want to buy this headset for yourselves I highly recommend them, they sound great and mic picks up sound really well. [2015 New Version] eTopxizu ET2000 3.5mm Plug Wired Gaming Headphone with Noise Canceling & Microphone for PC Games Black Blue: Computers & Accessories

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I have a new headset which i bought today, and the audio out of the headset doesn't seem to work. The mic does though.

This is the headset,en

thinks to note are that i have 2 ports on my computer, one to the motherboard and one on the front panel of my computer, i have tried it in both several times, fiddled with the mic settings, i've also set the vista sound to headphones out as default but nothing works. No matter what i do i get no sound through the headset. I am using the 3.5mm plug in things, pink and black, as the usb converter did not come with my headset.

what the hecks wrong? im on vista.

also, even when it is not plugged in, in the vista sound options Headphone and mic are in still there.

makes no damn sense whats wrong, it also makes a huge screeching noise instead of actualy recording my voice.

Answer:New headset, audio out doesn't seem to work.

when i plug the headset in the back on my computer my Vista sound control says ive plugged speakers in not a headset. and then no sound comes out.. halp!

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I use Audacity and I would use WASAPI and did not need Stereo Mix enabled with my old headset. Now with my new headset I have to use Stereo Mix, WASAPI won't work anymore, pretty weird issue to say the least. I installed Asus Realtek Driver I record in Mono. My mic boost is at +0.0db. I plugged in green jack in headphone port to record system audio and it does not work. I had no issue with my old headset recording system audio. Now I have an issue with this new headset. Any help woukd be appreciated. Here is the new headset I bought from Amazon. If you want to buy this headset for yourselves I highly recommend them, they sound great and mic picks up sound really well. [2015 New Version] eTopxizu ET2000 3.5mm Plug Wired Gaming Headphone with Noise Canceling & Microphone for PC Games Black Blue: Computers & Accessories

Answer:My new headset not recording System Audio Help.

If you want to RECORD you use the PINK mic jack for the microphone part of the headset. The GREEN Jack is the Speaker out (for connecting a headset or speakers).

A computer mic requires +5VDC to operate. Only the PINK mic jack has the +5VDC on the "Ring" connection.

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I bought a Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 320 yesterday, and I have a major issue with the surround sound. Whenever I play a game, audio that is coming from the front is very quiet. For example, when I play Skyrim, and someone is talking to me, I can only hear them properly, if I turn my back to them, so that their audio is coming from the back, because it is too quiet from the front.
I tried to reconfigure my headset, by going into the sound options (I have Win7) and changing it from 7.1 surround, but the audio is still too quiet. I tried messing with this step of the configuration:

But the front audio is still very quiet. I noticed, however, that when I clicked on the speaker circled in red, the noise that was played was much quieter, than the ones played if I clicked on the other speakers
I hope that was enough info, but I can provide more if needed

Answer:The front audio of my headset is very quiet

I messed around a bit in properties, and found, that if I turn Dolby off, the front audio is even quieter

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I just bought a turtle beach x11 headset and when I plug it in all PC sounds play through the headset as they are suppose to. But when I open a external program such as mumble or ventrillio any voice over ip all sound stop playing in my headset and starts playing out of my pc. Is there anyway I can make it so all pc sounds come through my headset instead of my laptop when I open a voip. Also for some reason i cant use th mic on my headset all games and voip programs automatically use my intergrated laptop mic.

Answer:How to make pc audio play through headset

Change the settings in your VoIP applications so they know to use the headset, they don't normally re-route the mic/speakers in VoIP apps in order to make you not go crazy.

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Upgraded to Windows 10. Headset Mic not working. Internal is fine. Updated Realtek Drivers. No Result. Ensured all Dell Updates applied. No Result. Uninstalled Realtek Drivers and re-installed. No Result. Anyone else faced the same problem?

Answer:M3800 Audio - Headset Microphone not working

I have the same problem, did you ever resolve this problem?

Any standart headset (non-usb) with 3.5 mm jack have the same problem. The mic don't work.

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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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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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hi, i just recently ran into this problem. I am running windows XP sp3, and for some reason my realtek audio jack is not recognizing my plugged in headset. it had been working fine a month prior. Sometimes the headphones on my headset work, sometimes when they do, the sound only comes out of one ear. the same story for the mic part, only it rarely works and whenever i am in a voice chat, the person on the other line can hear my audio, but not my voice.
Please help as this is an issue that i have been looking to resolve for a almost a week.
Edit- I was ment to say that i BOUGHT the headset a month prior, and before that i used a standard mic which worked fine.

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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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hey all, not 100% sure where this should be posted..

Anyhow, i use a logitech G930 headset for gaming, and i use speakers for music/movies etc..

My question is, is there a way to make my wireless headset become my default audio device only when it is turned on. so when it is turned off, my music will come through my speakers, and when it is turned on all my sounds will come through the headset only without me having to change the default device from my headset to speakers and vice-verca?

Answer:Wireless Headset/Desktop Audio question

I would suggest that you set your headphones as default playback device in control panel -> Sounds. Im not sure whether the system will be cleaver enough to activate your desktop audio when your headphones are off. it might just say device not available and give no audio

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Model 27-k150xt (HP Envy 27) with IDT High Definition Codec.

I updated to Windows 10 pro from Microsoft when the upgrade was free about 5 months . version 1607 build 14393.576. I never noticed the issue until yesterday.

Plug in a headset known to be working fine on other Windows 10 devices, but sound continues from desktop as well as headset. Other headsets produce the same results. I know this was not an issue when desktop was windows 7.

* Tried steps online for setting default to headset. No luck.

* HP site says my drivers are up date.

* I've tried installing a driver for IDT I found online, but says I'm already up to date
when I run it or that not compatible with my hardware.

* Windows Update is current.

Worth it to pay for HP support?

Any help or ideas is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Audio comes out from both speakers and headset after windows 10 update

Welcome to the Ten forums.

This article talks to your issue or your machine, yes it is labelled Win 8. The error described in article is more to do when your headset has a mic and you talk the sound comes out both places.

It specifically mentions, when hearing sounds from both Headset and Speaker, going into recording tab and unclicking "Listen to this device".

You didn't mention if your headsets had mics. Might be worth a peek.

HP PCs - Resolving Headphones and Headset Problems (Windows 8) | HP(R) Customer Support

Re the sound driver updating. I would get it from HP, which you said was up to date. If you uninstall device there is an option to uninstall software. If you decide to explore this route, create a restore point and have a copy of a "Working driver" on hand so you can return.

Can't comment on value of HP support but they likely have a forum that deals with your family of machines.

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