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

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

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

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Hi Guys, I am having trouble with some Bose QC35 headphones. They have been working fine until a short time ago, nothing has changed as far as I can tell
Now I only have sound when the headset is connected as a headset, but not when it is connected headphones. This is a problem becuase the microphone turns on so I get feedback from surround sounds and the ANC on my headset turns off. When I go into the control panel and try testing the sound, the green bars move up and down for both headphone and headset, but I only actually hear sound from the headset. 
I have tried updating firmwares, turning computer and headphones on and off, repairing the headphones, checked all the volume selection spots I know about and as far as I can tell, there should be sound coming from the headphones
Computer is a lenovo P50 running windows 7
Anyone got any suggestions?
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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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?

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

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

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

I have a LivCON MM30

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

A:Headset not working relating sound card?

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

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

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

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

It is a plantronics brand headset if that helps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please remove any driver from device manager for it and reinstall

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Hi All,

I want to know in Vista,

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

Three things all Going at once?

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

A: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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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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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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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

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

Hi Foonksh,

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

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

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I am knew on the board. Greetings

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

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

It sorta looks like I have no speaker drivers .

Unplugging the headset does not help.

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



A: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 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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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

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


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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

A: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

A: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've been using a pair of Grado sr60i (http://www.gradolabs.com/page_headphones.php?item=f4ba8830232696b5f580bd531134b668) for a few years now. I replaced my old USB gaming headset (http://www.tek-republic.com/th-pro.html) with them. My grado's died and I wanted to use my old USB headset, however when I plug them in there is no sound. I installed the newest software and updated my mobo sound driver. Checking under device manager it says that the device is working properly. It is set as my default playback device. The volume controls on the headset are responsive. When I mute then windows mutes as well. The volume buttons change the volume indicated by the volume mixer. I don't know what else to do. Are there conflicting drivers I should know about? I'm at a loss. I've been searching the internet for a solution for hours now to no avail.

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R Mobo

List of drivers displayed by Driver Sweeper:

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

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

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

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

I am using Realtek.

A:Sound through headset and TV

Sound is either one or the other, not both.

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Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 IE9

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

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

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

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

Any ideas ?


A:No sound unless I use headset

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

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

A:My headset sound please help


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

A:Headset sound

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

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

A:No sound in my headset

Update Realtek audio drivers - http://www.realtek.com.tw/Downloads/

Go into Realtek Control Panel and adjust settings.

Regards. . .



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

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

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

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



A:No sound from usb headset - help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:bad sound on headset

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

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


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

A:5.1 Headset, no surround sound

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

A:Problems with Sound using my Headset w/mic

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

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Hi TG's,

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

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

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

Please help TechGuys!!

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

windows 10
headset is fully working(i tested it in another devise)
by the way : today i connected an AUG cable from an amplifier to my lap top ...no setting did to my lap top since yesterday


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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

help would be much appreciated

A:uncontrollable sound when using 2-usb pnp headset

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

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hey, jus wonderin if there was any way to play sound through my usb logitech headset and my speakers at the same time, thanx in advance.

A:Sound through headset and speakers?

Hay UP

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?

A:No sound from bluetooth headset

Broadcom.com - Bluetooth Software Download

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Headset Problem: sound in only one ear

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I went back to a restore point .Now I have no playback device other than my headset . It has sound on my headset but not through the speakers.and this comp. has a built in speaker and used to play, when I go to device manager under sound,I see my headset and 4 Nvidia High Definition Audio nothing wrong with any of it..I tried to update the drivers but it said they were all updated ... what am I missing?

A:Sound from headset but not speakers

List any Problem devices

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

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


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Hello all,

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

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

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

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

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

A:No sound when headset is plugged in

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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