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Extremely low volume on headphones but high volume on speakers

Q: Extremely low volume on headphones but high volume on speakers

y0 I got this other problem i really hate. The most. Please jonathan_king, zigzag reply please. I beg you, i got this problem that i plug in my headphones and its extremely low volume. It use to work fine, but now nope. I tried the jacks on the front, back and my monitor. Please help me.

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A: Extremely low volume on headphones but high volume on speakers

Just so you know, Ken and I aren't the only members of this site. We have 200+ active, knowledgeable members, many of which I'm sure can figure out your problem. Ken and I just roam the Crashes section.

Have you tried a different set of headphones? Have you tried those headphones in another machine?

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Good day,

I'm using a fairly new HP Mini netbook and ever since I got it I have this problem of low volume in plugged in headphones and speakers. The netbook speakers themselves are pretty fantastic, but if I plug in headphones or speakers, it seems that the computer lowers the volume substantially to the point that I can't even use speakers for listening to music or watching movies (on full blast, you might be able to make out speech on a film for example, but not from very far away; that's how low the volume is).

I've gone through everything I can think of, checked all the various levels in the volume mixer and audio hardware options, made sure everything is to the max, re-installed my IDT High Definition Audio CODEC driver, all with no results. I also have tried out the speakers both with the Loudness Equalization feature enabled and disabled with no noticeable effects. I've also tested the computer with different sets of headphones/speakers and so it must be some properties of the computer that are the issue here.

I appreciate your help.

Sincerely Wulfrich

A:Extremely low volume in headphones/speakers

Welcome Wulfrich to SF,
When you insert the headphones and or external speakers the main speakers are supposed to mute.

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I had this problem before but forgot how i fixed it.Well sound comes through my laptop speakers and headphones.It is definitely not the headphone jack problem.I have conexant hd-audio smartaudio 221.Everytime I increase the wave, it doesnt matter if i mute all volume cause sound still comes out.

I have a Compaq Presario C700.I tried updatin it but it messed up and the volume icon disappeared so i rollbacked it.Not good with tech stuff but help would be appreciated,

A:Volume through headphones and speakers.

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Under the volume mixer, it shows "Speakers and Headphones (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC). Everytime I plug in my headphones after listening to the speakers a bit loudly, the headphones still have the same volume as the speakers did, making the headphones blare very loudly. I want to figure out how to separate the speakers and headphones' volume control so that when I plug in my headphones, it'll have a different, lower volume than the speakers did (my desktop computer does that). Please help, thank you.

A:Headphones and Speakers don't have different volume controls...

MexTwin1 wrote:Under the volume mixer, it shows "Speakers and Headphones (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC). Everytime I plug in my headphones after listening to the speakers a bit loudly, the headphones still have the same volume as the speakers did, making the headphones blare very loudly. I want to figure out how to separate the speakers and headphones' volume control so that when I plug in my headphones, it'll have a different, lower volume than the speakers did (my desktop computer does that). Please help, thank you. Hello...I have the same question...How the IDT Audio Control Setting can be configured to allow independent volume control setup between normal speakers and independent dual headphones? The setup is very confusing as there must be a way otherwise why it is called independent and the icons show up in that fashion,,,, may be HP customer support would like to explain..Hope to get an answer..Thanks..

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Does anyone know how to fix the audio on a Win 7 machine? I have no sound on my speakers or with my headphones. I have powered the system off and back on with no success. I have looked in my services and do not see any audio services running or stopped. (not sure what to look for there anyways) I have unplugged the speakers and plugged them back into a different USB port with no success. Headphones not functional in the only place I can plug them in.

I appreciate any help you can give.

Thank you

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Hi, I`ve updated my t440p to windows 10. And one of the many issues is autoswitching of headphones and speaker volumes. In windows 7, when I plugged my headphones volume level was automatically changed. For example, for speakers volume level is 0 and for headphones is 60 and, if I plugged headphones volume level was 60 and when I unplugged vol. level was 0 accordingly. But it doenst work in windows 10. Can it be fixed? Thank you for helping. 

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Hi, recently i bought a Natec Gaming HX66 Headset.


THE SOUND IS WAY TOO LOUD even on The lowest volume (1%).

I tried reinstalling the drivers. (The headset came with a driver on a cd, i tried dowloading from the site... but still it's loud).

When i turn the sound to 100% the headset turns into speakers...

I need to lower every game to the lowest sound possible to enjoy and not hurt my ears...

What can i do, please help... i am desperate.

Using Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bits.

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I'm getting only minimal sound from the internal speakers of my Latitude E6420. The volume is very low, even though it's set to the highest level. Also, the sound is tinny. It's similar to what you hear from headphones at a distance, like when someone near you is listening to headphones at a high volume, or if you take off your headphones while the audio is still playing.

Whenever I listen with headphones, the sound is great, but with the internal speakers the audio is practically nonexistent.

I've set the internal speakers as my default speakers, I've adjusted the loudness equalization, and I've reinstalled the audio drivers. I've even tried wiggling a toothpick inside the speaker jack, but nothing has resolved this issue.

Can anyone help?


A:Very low and tinny volume from internal speakers, but headphones work

Are you using the IDT driver from Dell? If not, here is the link to the Win 7 64 bit driver
Product Support | Dell US

Could be the speaker connection is bad (need reseated?). The speakers are connected by a plug in connector according to what I find in the Dell manual. That would be my "best guess" as the problem. Reseating the connector (unplug then plug back in) would be a good first start. Looks sort of complicated though.
Here is the Dell manual and it details how to access it.

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The other day I realized when listening to audio that the volume on the left side was significantly lower through the headphones on my U400. I checked and this problem also exists through the computer speakers. It does not appear to be a problem when I tried it using the hdmi port to my TV as a test.I've played with every audio setting I could find in Windows 10 and have uninstalled and reinstalled numerous audio or audio-related drivers. I've also tried different audio programs (iTunes, Skype, Media Player, etc.). Nothing seems to have had much effect on the issue. I've tried settings such as the volume equalization, changing the balance settings, disabling and enabling enhancements. The only thing that appears to somewhat address the issue is when I lower the volume on the headphones (with the volume control on the headphone set). At some point that seems to allow both sides to be equal, but the volume is much lower than I'd like. Any thoughts as to what the problem might be related to would be much appreciated. I find it interesting that the problem doesn't appear (to me) to be related to the external jack because the same problem occurs with the computer speakers. However, there is no problem as far as i can hear when I use the digital hdmi connection.Thanks

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I'm not sure if this happened with 5.55, but with 5.56, when I hit the volume up or down on my keyboard to turn the sound down for everything, it turns down winamp's volume bar too. Sometimes I can move winamp's volume bar up and down and it won't even be working. What causes this? It's pretty annoying for the music to turn down twice as fast or winamp's volume bar to not even work at all.EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

A:Volume keys turning down computer volume and winamp volume at the same time?


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Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \\?\Volume{X}Can Not Read

Found this in my Event Viewer on each start/restart. I don't have any Volumes that I have encrypted. Is this malware? I've run everything prior to noticing including Windows Offline Defender.
Not sure if this is even the correct area to post this!

A:Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \\?\Volume{X}Can't read

I'm going to take a guess, please upload a screenshot of the disk manager (Windows Key+R to open the Run dialog, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter).
Posting the actual entry from the Event Viewer can help.

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I have plugged the headphones to my speakers but the sound is extremely low.
I have tried different headphones it is the same low sound.
These headphones in other devices work perfect.
The speakers also work perfect.What is the problem?Any suggestions?
I have a desktop

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
CPU:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
GPU:AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series

RAM:4.1 GB
Sound Card:AMD High Definition Audio Device

A:Headphones plugged to speakers,extremely low sound.

Are you plugging in the headset to a "headset" jack on the speakers? More on exactly how you are doing it.

Second, AMD High Definition Audio Device is NOT your PC's sound device. The AMD is for HDMI audio.

Your PC sound card would be something such as "RealTek", "Conexant" or similar.

Filling in the "My System Specs" helps us to try and help you.

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just got my new pc hooked up. and everything is working fine. except the volume. i can hear but its not very loud. i tried going into the settings but nothing i do makes it louder. it dont have a sound card. but it still has realtek hd audio. i even went in that settings but i didnt see any place to where i can boost the volume. any help would be great?

A:Volume low when using headphones

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Greetings, I recently purchased a pair of Phillips SHP2500 headphones. I do not have a headphone jack available on the speakers, so I plugged them directly into the sound card. Problem is, the volume is relatively low even when everything's maxed out. This might occur because of the fact that I have an onboard sound card (biostar a880g), I'm not sure. I'm using Realtek HD drivers and W7 32 bit. Hope you can help me

A:Low volume when using headphones

I've been having headphone issues with my new Dell, and discovered there are ton of places that sound controls hide.

If you left-click volume in the system tray and get the volume meter, did you click on Mixer to be sure that nothing is muted in there?

If you right-click the same icon and choose Sound, you can get to all of the sound tabs. I would think you need a "headphones" item in Playback. If you don't have one (I didn't) you can add it by following instructions that I got here:
The Well-Tempered Computer
Scroll down to Drivers and he tells you how to replace your sound drivers.
System: Make a restore point so you can roll back
Device manager: deinstall and remove the driver
Programs - remove the driver if needed
Reboot and Win7 installs the MS High Def Audio Device.
For me, that replaced my Conextant drivers with the Win7 drivers, and my system at least now knows that I have headphones. And sounds just as good.

I also found that the Properties for each device contains a Levels tab which was low and in some cases muted by default on my system.

Hope that helps

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Hey guys first time poster.

I have read lots of info on similar problems but never managed to sustain an answer that was relevant to me. I bought new headphones, which are clearly meant for other use than listening through a laptop, but anyway. The problem is in the title as it where. Ive seen lots of people babble on about realtek audio drivers, but suffice to say the only info i have about my sound card is thats its a High Defintion Audio Device Driver. I know computers a bit, but im also a bit of a moron.
Anyhoo, is there and solution to go into the driver and enable it to be configured as headphones(i heard that somewhere) as speakers is the only option there. Or is it simply just to fork out on a new sound card, or even better a new pissing laptop!

So i have read that back and it is very cluttered heh, but if anyway can understand my half English i would be very much obliged.

A:Low volume through headphones on laptop

Have you tried going into the configuration(s) for the audio to see if you can somehow raise the volume?

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Running Windows 8.1 64-bit

The volume is too low when using headphones. I've tried earbuds and two different types of over-ear headphones, both with no result. Desktop volume is set to maximum, as is iTunes and VLC.
I also have DTS enabled, which has slightly boosted the volume, but it's still too quiet.

Google search has suggested something called "Loudness Equalisation" (Playback devices > Properties > Enhancements > Loudness Equalization), which seems to be the generally accepted solution to the problem, but this hasn't helped me at all.

I'm a music student who does a fair bit of audio processing so having good sound is important to me, and this is driving me insane, does anyone have any suggestions?


A:Satellite L50-A - headphones volume is too low

Huh it is really difficult to say what is wrong there. As far as I know there is no big difference in way how it works with internal speakers or connected headphones/headset.

I have two Toshiba notebooks and there is absolutely no any kind of difference. When I change sound level it reacts as usual, no matter if headphones are connected or not.
When you start certain application open volume mixer and check if sound level is identical with sound level for speakers.

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my headphones r connected at the back of the CPU but i am getting the sound from the speakers too and if i mute them then the sound through the headphones vanishes too.there r no controls on the speakers itself what do i do?
pl help

A:adjust volume through headphones

Sounds like you got the wrong headset for the PC or the audio card is messed up. When you plug in the headset, it should open the connection to the speakers and mute them. Has it ever worked correctly??

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I've got an HP Pavilion dv6736nr with Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 and whenever I use headphones on it, regardless of the media player or the headphones the volumes in my music are equalized, the soft parts are just as loud as the loud parts, the loud parts are just as soft as the soft parts. This of course totally ruins the songs. This also includes system sounds. Anytime there's a click sound, warning, or what have you any other sounds or music running gets dampened to equalize the volume. Is there anyway to turn this off? I'd like to listen to my music the way it's supposed to sound.

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I've been experiencing issues with low volume on/off since migrating to Windows 7 as well as overall poorer sound quality it doesn't feel rich in bass and sound quality. I'm not an expert but I get much fuller sound when connecting headphones to different devices then when playback is through headphones on Widows 7.

I never experienced these issues with Windows XP. It is highly annoying and sound quality through speaker playback seems absolutely fine. I've tried searching for solution on Google which it seems to be a common problem but haven't came across a solution.

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
Headphones: Logitech Ultimate Ears 400vi (In-Ear)
Speakers: Logitech Z906 (5.1)
Audio Driver: Realtek High Definition Audio 2.71 Vista
Equalizer: SRS Audio Sandbox v1.10.2.0
Music Genres: Trance and 2Pac
I have tried playing around with SRS and can usually tweak it to satisfaction but recently I find I need to keep adjusting/trying out different presets etc due to the on/off experiencing issues with volume. Any help with resolve would be great as 90% of the time I use headphones and it really lacks the fullness.. even when turning the volume high up

Edit: I don't experience no crackle or distortions just really lacks fullness.. especially as my headphones are In-Ear you really expect fullness. I'm not the type that loves loud music but the overall quality just lacks

A:Headphones Low Volume Issue

What I did was install dolby advanced audio on my computer because the sound that was given to me by Lenovo wasn't cutting it for me so after I installed it the sound seemed a lot louder here is a link to Lenovo's website and you should be able to download it let me know how it goes

Dolby Advanced Audio V2 User Interface Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad L430, L530

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Hey so I have (what I think) is a basic question.

I listen to the radio on my work computer.
What I am trying to do is have it so the volume is on mute all the time, but when I plug in my headphones it un-mutes. Then if the cord comes out by accident it goes to mute without playing any sound.

I hope this makes sense and that someone can help.
It is a realtek audio, and I am using the front audio port (if that matters).

A:How do I make my volume mute when my headphones come out?

To the best of my knowledge, there is no function for this native in windows. This function does exist in things like iPods via programming.

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This through my speakers , i plug my headphones through the audio jack on the "SoundForce Vivo 2.1" by Trust company

Things i have tried:-

Updating drivers (there is none for my speakers)
updated system (onboard) sound card drivers.
all my lines in/out are at max volume
all my system volumes and system tray volumes are at maximum

the sound plays back just very low, i have to turn my speakers up full on the volume dial for any form of playback.

any solutions or suggestions? :S

EDIT: Also i have tried plugging my headphones into the rear audio jack and removing my speakers (frustrating at the least) but low playback through that entrance as well.

EDIT 2: I have an Acer Aspire M1640 running Windows 7 Premium

A:Low sound volume Playback through Headphones

Your onboard sound, I assume is Realtek.
You can give the sound an overall boost be enabling the Loudness Equalization.

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Windows 7 64-bit Professional
Intel High Definition Audio

I usually have my headphones at 14 or 12, because the volume is very loud in them. However, I'm fine with this.
Today, I went to watch a video and I couldn't hear anything. I looked at my headphones, turned them up to 100, and I could then hear it. When my headphones are at 100 now, it's like when they were at 12 before. Is there any way I can make it so that whatever volume 100% currently is could be set to 12%?

A:Headphones volume suddenly decreased?

Hello Alpha mate what are you driving the phones from - the board? if so have you checked the drivers are up to date an d have you checked the sound in the notification area of the taskbar and in Control Panel.

Just sounds (no pun ) simple but have you tried cleaning the jack contacts too?

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When I connect my headphones to ipad or any other devices, It works fine but when I connect it to my PC at rear green port it gives me low volume and mic doesn't worked and recognised too.

I got ports at rear of my cabinet only.

Please give me solutions.

A:Beats by Dre headphones with mic volume low and mic is not working.

Please post screenshots of the Device Manager, Sounds section, Sound Panel Playback section and Sound Panel Recording Section.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I just installed 7 64-bit from Vista 32-bit on my Dell Vostro 1500. 7 automatically supported my Sigmatel sound card with Microsoft's High Definition Audio Device driver; Dell Support don't have any compatible audio drivers for my new OS.

Sound works well through the speakers, but when plugging in headphones into the jack, the system's volume jumps to a different value - usually to a higher level when lower beforehand, and vice versa. Upon removing the heaphones, the volume returns to its original value.

Is there anything I can do to keep the volume constant?


A:Volume jumps when plugging in headphones

Hi wassupjg and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Did you have the same behaviour when you had Vista? I suspect that it is a driver issue. The MS drivers are OK, but they only provide basic functionality. Other features, such as equalisers, etc, are only available by using device-specific drivers.

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Hi all,

Running Windows 7 64-bit (up-to-date) on an Acer Aspire 6930G here with RealTek HD audio (driver up-to-date). When I plug in my headphones, I'd like the sound level to be low (around 2 or 3), but when using the built-in laptop speakers the volume needs to be at around 50.

Is there any way to make the volume behave the same way it does on an iPhone or iPod Touch when plugging in headphone?

For example: When you plug in your headphones in an iPod Touch, you can set the volume to, say 50%. Now when you unplug your headphones you can change the volume level to 100%, now when you plug in your headphones again the volume will be 50% again.

Sorry if this question has been answered before, I've tried the search function, but did not find the answer.

Thanks in advance ,


A:How To Let The Volume Change When Plugging In Headphones?

Hi qwaszxqwaszx welcome to Seven Forums.

I must admit, I am not familiar with the Realtek sound program, as I use the default Windows one.

However, on my machine at least, when I click the "volume" icon on the bottom right hand corner (next to the clock) it remember's different settings for headphones and speakers, the two are completely independent. Is this not the case for you?

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Well here is the thing, I have bought JVC HA-M5X before let's say 1 month, so I have tested them on iPod and on another Machine but when I plug them in my PC they seem awfully low. They are 2 or 3 times louder on iPod or the another PC I have tried, they sound like I've plugged em in my phone. Here is a video and I'm sorry for my poor quality.

A:Windows 7 headphones volume problem

I have same problem.. with razer tiamat 2.2 and xonar dsx... very low output volume... I have tried many things to resolve but nothing has worked very well although I have seen best results using 16 bit, 44k to 48k sample rate, and I couldnt see in vid but if you have a digital output in playback tab leave it enabled and unmuted with speakers..., and in recording tab only have microphone and stereo mix enabled, disable the rest. also under communications tab change it to 'do nothing' option... I have found the front panel jack outputs much louder volume but doing that I dont beleive it takes advantage of the op amp in my xonar dsx sound card ... im still searching for a complete fix for this problem though.. hope this helps a bit atleast

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I recently purchased Plantronics .Audio 355

I am having an issue with the volume. There's a volume adjuster on my headset, but when I turn it all the way down, I can still hear sound? The only way to completely get rid of the sound is by turning it all the way down in the volume control options. I'm wanting to be able to adjust the volume FULLY with my headset itself. (sync issue? not sure)

I've been searching around the internet but haven't found anything. Hopefully one of you can be some help. Thanks!

A:Headphones volume is turned all the way down, however I can still hear

Does it not have a mute button you could also use?

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Whenever I plug the headphones into the jack on my PC or remove them the volume changes to 67 everytime.

The actual volume doesn't change but the value displayed in the volume control in the notification area does. However, then if I change the volume using the twister-thing on my keyboard the actual volume suddenly jumps up to around 67 and I hurt my ears . It's really annoying.

It doesn't matter what headphones I use it always happens.
Thanks in advance...

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My HP Pavillion dv6-6c10us Entertainment PC volume is so low that I can hardly hear it! Listening to music and looking at videos or movies is extremely frustrating because I can barely hear the sound. I have done an extensive sound check. All of the sounds  are at maximumsettings. Is there some type of flaw with the sounds  on this laptop? When I purchased it  about 6 months ago, I did expect to be unable to barely hear from the speakers. I need help, this very, very frustrating!!!!!

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A:My volume on my laptop is extremely low!

Hi, One thing can help is the following.  Right click the speaker icon in the Taskbar and select 'Playback Devices'.  Left click the default device once to highlight it ( it's usually 'speakers & headphones' ) then click the Properties button.  Click the Enhancements tab and put a tick in the box next to 'Loudness Equalization'.  Click Apply to save the change and then click OK in all remaining windows and see if this has helped at all. Regards, DP-K

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Every so often I just listen to my music (iTunes) and the sound becomes ridiculously low. Even if I turn up my speakers to max, I can barely here the music. I make sure the sound on my computer is also turned up. The only way to fix this is to restart the computer.

This doesn't occur too much, but I would just like to know why this happens. It's pretty annoying

I use SoundMAX and Windows XP.


A:Sound Volume Becomes Extremely Low

Are you turning the speakers up using a volume control on the speakers -- or from the volume control options on the computer?

When this kind of thing happens to me, it is either because the physical connection of the speaker plug is dirty or not well seated -- or I have used some application in which the sound configuration was reset and not returned to its previous setting when closing the application. Effects on the "wav" volume control are usually the culprit here.

Once in a while for unknown reasons the sound will not reach its proper setting unless I actually open the sound properties for the sound card and then it kicks in.

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Hi All

I have a 2.1 Stereo System with 2 normal laptop speakers and a small sub. Now the system comes with a control knob where you can plug your headphones into. Problem is, with the headphones plugged in, the max volume (maxed out in Sound, Media Player and on the headphones them self) is too soft...

How can I increase the volume on the headphones? Software? Drivers? or do I need a better sound card?

I have a standard Microsoft High Definition Audio Device Sound Card (Came with the MSI motherboard - onboard)

Thank you

A:2.1 Stereo System - Using headphones ->volume is soft...

I have a standard Microsoft High Definition Audio Device Sound Card

Visit MSI and get the proper sound driver instead of the default Windows driver.

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This has been annoying me for quite some time now.. Whenever I plug in headphone to my Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD, the Realtek Audio Manager does pop-up an annoying message that I connected headphones, but it does not adjust the volume accordingly. It's slowly driving me insane that I cannot find a solution to it. To my knowledge it has been default since a few years that laptops recognise and memorise different volumes for the headphone-jack or the internal speakers. I have found several topics on this, dating back to 2013 already even (like here), where this was possible with a single click in the Realtek Audio Manager. But then, years later, in this topic of 2018 it seems it is not possible anymore? I cannot find any of the suggested settings in the Realtek Audio Manager, nor in the Sound or Device settings. Under "Device advanced settings" I do have an option to separate the inputs as different devices, indicating to me that it is possible for the outputs as well! Does anyone know how to solve this once and for all?

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I'm using Intel Audio Studio - Sonic Focus 7.1 - Sigma Tel
I have Soundblaster 7.1 desktop powered speakers with a wired/remote on-off switch
with volume and bass controls.
Out of the clear blue, I can't adjust the volume for my headphones with the Soundblaster controls. When I unplug the headphones, the Soundblaster volume control works fine thru the speakers. I get sound ok when the headphones when they're plugged in, but the Soundblaster volume control does nothing. The system volume control, and WMP volume controls work fine on the headphones. It's just the controls on the Soundblaster that have no effect on the headphones.

A:Cant adjust volume on headphones Sonic Focus

You need to re-install the sound drivers
I couldn't find the exact drivers, except for a page here: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SO...gmatel-STAC-92XX-Audio-Drivers-006-5682.shtml

If it is an addon sound card just search and download from the manufacture
If it is intergrated into your computer, just search your motherboard drivers

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I have a dell windows 8.1. Everything has been fine for a long time and now... no sound. I must admit to never really understanding how sound works on my laptop. After some fiddling around I managed to get some sound - but only when speakers are plugged into the headphone socket. Now my PC controls make no difference to the volume. I think the ss below suggests that I want the sound to go through the 'speakers headphones' but the sound level meter says its using the communications headphones.
This is what I have for my sound card.

The same happens when I stream audio - only works if headphones connected and no control over the column from pc.

Lastly, when I right click on the top one and click test it says 'failed to play test tone'

Can anyone help please?

Many thanks


A:sound only works with headphones - no control over volume

The first thing I see is you do not have the correct sound driver. You only have the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec (Driver).

First step is to install the correct hardware sound driver. Not enough system spec's provided so I can't research what you need. If its a factory built PC, go to the PC vendor and download the Win 8.1 driver. If its custom built, go to the motherboard vendor for the driver.

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So here?s my problem. WHen i use my computer speakers the green bar on the volume settings goes to 100%. When i plug any headphones the green bar only goes pretty much up to 50 or 60% up. I?ve tried windows media player, vlc, games, youtube it happens everywhere.
Can anyone help me?

A:when i plug headphones sound volume drops

More information is needed. Please fill in the "My System Specs" as it helps us to help you. Also what type of headphone are you using? A USB or standard analog?

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EDIT: I just found out that this is most likely because my driver thinks the speakers are plugged in and lowers the sound. I tried on another computer, once in the speaker jack (it was low), then in the headphone jack (it was high). Would it work if I made the speaker jack a headphone jack by remapping the outputs in the registry?

Hi there! I recently upgraded my motherboard to an ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX and did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

After installing all the drivers, I noticed that my sound was playing extremely low in my headphones (I don't have speakers). I did not have that problem with my old motherboard. When I open the volume control, the meter is at maximum but the green line only jolts up a little bit.

I should also mention that I plug my headphones in the rear green jack. There are 3 audio jacks on my back panel (blue line-in, green line-out, red mic-in). There are no audio jacks on my front panels (the jacks are there, but are not and will not be plugged in my motherboard). On my last motherboard I just plugged my headphones in the rear green jack and everything worked fine.

My headphones are recognized by Realtek and Windows as speakers, perhaps because they are plugged in the rear jack instead of the front jack. Not sure if this is related to my problem. I'm pretty sure the same thing applied on my last motherboard.

What I already tried:

- Reinstalling driver directly from my motherboard's site, then from Realtek directly.
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A:Volume extremely low, found no fix via google

The rear speaker jack (Green) or the front panel heardphone jacks are basically the same thing. There is no danger in connecting the front panel headphone (and mic) jacks to the motherboard. If your case has an HD Audio connector use that, otherwise the older AC97 will work (but there won't be some auto sensing as there is with the HD Audio Connector).

The "Speakers" (the RealTek sound) is the proper default audio playback device. However, you should be using the AS Rock supplied RealTek drivers as non-vendor drivers many times will not work or work correctly. I just built a new system using an ASRock Z77 Professional motherboard. After installing Windows 7, I installed all the drivers on the ASRock supplied CD.

Check the Recording section of the Sound Panel, the "System Mixer" should be set as the default audio playback device. If it is not set, do that and then see if that makes any difference in sound level.

Also, in the Playback section of the Sound Panel, click the "configure" button and set the speaker type for "Stereo" and test the "speakers" (your headset) there to see how the sound is.

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Hello, I have just reformatted my Acer Aspire 5920 laptop to its factory default settings and now my microphone output levels are not working properly.

I had to download audio drivers after reformatting because there was no sound output at all, but I did that and have the audio output working fine now. It's just the mic that I'm having the problem with, and I'm wondering how to get it back to the way it was before the reformat.

I have been using the built-in mic on my laptop perfectly fine for about a year so I know it isn't broken. I use Skype nearly every day and need this to work again.

The input levels of the mic when I speak into it are extremely low, with next to know sound being detected. When doing sound recrodings I can't hear anything. When doing test calls on Skype, it says it can't detect any sound. And when it does, it is extremely low. Configuring the mic settings for speech recognition on my computer also doesn't detect any sound.

I have looked at all of the sound and volume settings on my computer and the mic is NOT muted, and its volume is at maximum. Mic boosts also don't seem to help it at all.

I'm stumped as to what to try next. I've tried downloading Realtek drivers and installing them but they don't seem to do anything. The mic levels remain as they were. I have also tried using a desktop mic that goes into the mic jack, but it's exactly the same. So it's something that needs to be fix... Read more

A:Another microphone problem - Extremely low mic volume

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I recently updated my Bios, and now I get this nasty high pitched whine from my PC speakers and Headphones.

However, it has some triggers.

If the computer isn't doing anything and I am not touching the mouse, the sound is barely audible. Yet, as soon as I move the mouse it comes in and out as the mouse moves.

Similarly, if I open an internet window of a program the whine gets persistent and will not go away until I close the web browser.

System spec's:
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
ATI Radeon 4870 X2 HD
Core i7 920
Windows Vista 64

I have had this computer for a while and no such problem until I updated the Bios in an effort to fix an issue with CoD:MW2 (Which I am beginning to regret buying)

A:High Pitched Whine from PC speakers and Headphones

Have you looked at this thread?


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Hello, I have a Probook 640 G1 notebook running Windows 10.The audio on speakers is extremelly low, on the other hand, volume on headphones is so high I have to lower it to about 20~30%. Any hint what can be done? Thanks !!!! Cassito

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All of a sudden no volume coming from my Dell computer integral speakers. Checked all mute buttons on keyboard and on control panel sound devices are not muted.
Any ideas

A:no volume from speakers

I've had a problem like this before. My problem the first time was that was that one of the bars in playback control were all the way down.(If you click on the speaker in your task bar then open volume control.) The second time was when i was in the same thing in playback control click on advance in the volume section then uncheck the digital output only then my speakers worked. Also if that dosn't work try reinstalling your driver for your sound card.

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no error messages appear.when i plug my headphones in it makes a sound indicating it is plugged in then for about 10 to 15 minutes afterwards the sound repeats itself despite nothing being changed or unplugged. no difference in effect whether something is already playing or not. ran through all diagnostics, troubleshooting, updates etc and it still freezes the task bar, unresponsive to mouse or screen touch and the physical volume buttons dont respond. the same thing happens when I unplug the headphones. after 15 minutes it seems to work as normal. so annoying, whats going on? 

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Everytime I plug my logitec headphones in to my laptop the beats audio logo comes up with the volume changer and constantly is spinning but not changing the volume. It stops when I unplug the usb cord. I've reinstalled the IDT sound driver with beats audio as well as the usb driver for the headset and that didn't fix the problem either.

A:USB Headphones Causing Beats Audio Volume Change

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Bit of a weird one here...within the last week - I installed a fresh copy of Win 7 x64 SP1 on a new office workstation. I am using the Logitech K800 keyboard and J.River Media Center for media playback.

NOTE: I am using the Gigabyte EP45-UD3R motherboard and it's onboard Realtek Azalia HD audio chip. I am NOT using the Realtek drivers (more on that in a moment) - I am using the built in Windows 7 HD Audio drivers.

Long story short - I discovered some conflicts with the internals of the motherboard where the front panel headphone jack of my case (Antec P182) would exhibit static in the phones if moving the mouse on screen. Traced that to some weird issue with the USB ports so I had to install a separate front panel insert into the case and attached JUST the audio cable so I could get static free headphone listening.

Now the issue. When using J.River Media Center (and WASAPI Event Style from within Media Center) and I select "speakers" under it's Device Output area - I am able to use the Mute, Volume Up and Volume Down hot keys on the K800 to control the audio level that comes from the speakers.

But - if I change the Device Output to Headphones - using the exact same audio device - suddenly the three audio buttons (upper right of the keyboard by the Calculator button) suddenly do not work.

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A:Volume controls on K800 Keyboard do not work with Headphones

In most cases the vendor's (Gigabyte ) sound driver should be used. The Windows installed HD Audio Codec are a "basic function" sound driver.

I would start with the proper sound driver and work from that. If the Antec front panel headphone/mic connection has an HD Audio connector use that, otherwise use the AC97 however that may be some auto detect functions that won't work.

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The volume of audio in my headphones is very low, even when it is set to maximum on the audio controls, in the app I am using (tried Spotify and YouTube videos) and on maximum when you open the volume mixer.  It is almost like there is a governor on the sound, because (i) I do not have this issue when I use the headphones with other devices, and (ii) the green audio bar in the volume mixer will only go up to about 60% of the maximum volume even though it is set to 100%.  Frustrating.  

A:Low audio volume when using Bose AE2 SoundLink Bluetooth Headphones

Sorry, forgot to include that I have Windows 10 installed on an X1 Carbon 4th Signature Edition.

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Everytime I plug my logitec headphones in to my laptop the beats audio logo comes up with the volume changer and constantly is spinning but not changing the volume. It stops when I unplug the usb cord. I've reinstalled the IDT sound driver with beats audio as well as the usb driver for the headset and that didn't fix the problem either.

A:USB Headphones Causing Beats Audio Volume Change

Hello, I am unsure if it is malware... So  lets run these and see how it is after. Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size. Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed. >>>>>Please Download TDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan results.  Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.•Close all open programs and internet browsers.•Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.•Click on Delete.•Confirm each time with Ok.•You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.•Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.•You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.>>>>Now I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on this link to open ESET Online... Read more

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