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

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

Hey,

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

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

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

Thank you

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

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

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

Any help please?
 

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Hello..

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

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

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

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Sorry for my english btw

A:Problem with speakers and headset..

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

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

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

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

This worked brilliantly.

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

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

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

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

A:Problem with Speakers/Headset

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi All,

I want to know in Vista,

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

Three things all Going at once?

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

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?

Steven

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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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Hello

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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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 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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HELLO TO ALL !

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 ?

HELP !

(ME)
 

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

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

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

A:Speakers & Headset?

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

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Hello.

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

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

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

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

Is this possible at all?

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

A:Headset/Mic + Speakers Together?

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

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

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Good Afternoon!

Firstly I need to say I am running ME.

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

I would appreciate your input. Thanks!
 

A:Headset vs. Speakers

Try control panel - sounds and audio - Audio tab.

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

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

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

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

This thread sounds(pun intended) similar:

Sound trough speakers AND headphones

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

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this has to be the dumbest question ever posted --

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

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

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

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

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

thank u,
joy
 

A:does a headset require my speakers?

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

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

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

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

Is your post related to the video glitch problem thread?

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

Thanks,
~Da Bob~
 

A:Headset & Speakers is it possable?

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Hi,

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

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

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

Many thnanks
 

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Hi there!

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

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

Nick

A:Headset / speakers conflict

Welcome to the Win 8 forum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

A:Sound through speakers, but not through headset.

Hi Brennen, welcome to TSF.

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

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

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USB headphones = Logitech Clearchat Pro

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

Drivers = standard vista usb audio drivers v 6.0.6002.18005

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

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

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

any/all suggestions welcome, and thanks for the input

A:USB headset recognized as 2-speakers

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

T.I.A

A:Headset & Speakers both as default??

See if the posts on this thread help any:

Audio playback through headphones and speakers

A Guy

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

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

Thanks
 

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Here's my problem.

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

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

Any solutions?
 

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

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

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

I would appreciate any help, thanks.
 

A:Using a headset and speakers at the same time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I no idea what to do.

A:Install Speakers and Headset

Hi debo and welcome to the forum

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

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this has to be the dumbest question ever posted --

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

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

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

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

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

thank u,
joy
 

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

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

Thanks.

Jim

A:Headset vs External Speakers

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lykele


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

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

Thanks.

Jim


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

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

I hope this helps

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

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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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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.

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

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

A:headset/speakers config

Hello,

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

Regards,
George

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

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

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

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

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

A:Switching between speakers and headset (simply)

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

Pretty simple

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

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

A:sond is coming from both speakers and headset

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Hey all!

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

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

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

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

A:Front headset and speakers at the same time?

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

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

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

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

A:Spliting Sound between Speakers, and Headset.

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

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

Does anyone know how to do this?

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

A:Splitting sound with speakers/headset

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Independent Headset/Speakers - Realtek

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

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

Newegg.com - usb sound card

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Hi,

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

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

please help me. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Sound from headset but not laptop speakers

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

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