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Headset detected, not working (2nd headset)

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

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

What do I do?

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

What do I do?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help provided!

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

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

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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 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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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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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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My ideapad 110 doesn't detect my headset's microphone. The headphones play sounds normally when plugged in but the microphone doesn't work and doesn't show up under the sound section of the Control Panel. The laptop is running Windows 10 and it is a Gioteck XH-100 headset (http://www.gioteck.com/stereo-headsets/xh-100). I have reinstalled the audio drivers downloaded directly from the Lenovo site and the mic still doesn't work. The mic works on other laptops that I plug the headset into.

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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 there, so I have a gaming PC and I play a game called Day Z (the Standalone version, not the mod for Arma II). Anyways, there seems to be an issue where whenever I am using the microphone to chat whilst playing the game such as through Teamspeak or Steam Voice Chat, the whole headset stops working and becomes undetected by the PC. I have to fully close the game and the application that I am using to talk to my friend, in order for the headset to be detected again.
However, today closing the game and restarting the application did not fix the headset, and it is still undetected. I have unplugged the headset and plugged it back in to several different USB ports (It is a Siberia Elite gaming headset that plugs into its own sound card which plugs into a USB slot) all to no avail. This so far seems to only be an issue with Day Z in particular, as I haven't had problems speaking to people whilst running Minecraft, Battlefield 4, Skyrim, and various other games on my PC.
Typically I would just file this in the Day Z forums, but this appears to be more of a Win-7 Related issue.

A:Headset not detected after launching Day Z

Does plugging it into another pc cause it to be detected?

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I have a Toshiba Portege R835 with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I am using a Medialink BT Adapter 3.0+HS Class 2 specs. I am able to pair with my Nokia C3 00 mobile but my BH 503 headset cannot even be detected by my laptop. Please advise what drivers need to be downloaded for my BH 503 to be detected.

A:BH 503 headset cannot even be detected by my laptop

You can refer the following link
Connect nokia bh 503 with laptop or desktop PC - Engineer Philosophy

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Hey all

I just upgraded from xp to 7 and it stopped detecting my headset. It worked fine on xp 2 days ago and i already tried to see if it wasnt broken or anything and its not. My headset doesnt come with any cd for driver installation or anything

My sound card is a SB audigy from creative.


A:Headset isnt being detected

Are the soundcard drivers up to date? W7 installation can't always be trusted to get it right!

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Hello everyone! I recently got a new "Creative Fatal1ty" Headset and it doesn't seem to be detected at all! I have 2 cables to plug in to the laptop, 1 for audio and 1 for microphone, but on my HP laptop there is only one hole for a cable! I plugged in both cables at different times but neither of them seem to be detected at all. I tried on my family's public pc, which is a dell, and it works perfectly fine. What is the problem here? I payed some money for this headset and laptop and this is quite annoying. Please solve this. 

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Hey, yesterday i bought a new turtle beach PLa headset for a PS3, but on the back it said that they are PC compatible. When i plugged them in, they worked fine for the first night, but the next morning, my computer doesnt detect the headset being plugged into the usb port, I've updated, and re installed the drivers with no success, and when i go into the sound icon for playback devices, theyre are shown but underneath it says Not plugged in, i have no idea on what to do, so any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

A:New Turtle Beach PLa Headset not detected

I did a computer restore after a while, it seems to have fixed the problem, my computer wasnt recognizing my mouse either so i panicked and did a restore. I think i may have installed/downloaded something dodgy

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Hi here,

I just got a new computer with Vista. I'm trying to get a headset that I used on my old computer to work. The headset is a free one that came with some language learning software so there's no driver. In the sound manager, Vista detects the microphone as being plugged in - as a "Microphone/Line In - SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC", but no program notices any sound coming from it. It is set as the default microphone and it's enabled. It works on my old computer still. Is there anyone that could help me get this working?

Many thanks,


A:Headset microphone detected but won't work

Hi tjm, welcome to the vista forums

may seem a bit basic but have you checked the levels, right click on the sound icon in the tray and select recording devices - click on your microphone and check on the levels tab.

hopefully it's that simple have seen new installs with either very low or muted mic channels

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I have a Microsoft headset which I have been using fine until today. When I attempted to use it today the computer shows it as unplugged. The interesting thing is that when i unplug it it shows as plugged in :s

Any help on solving this would be appreciated.

A:Microsft headset not being detected when plugged in

ok it started to randomly work all of a sudden... however now it says my speakers are unplugged which they are not

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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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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 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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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 G35 headset and I plugged it in the back of my computer. Now, when I start Windows, its not detected until I re plug it in. Its only with this headset, nothing else too. The USB works because I re plug it in again and it detects again.
I have no idea why it is doing this. My sound card is Realtek.

A:Headset isnt detected when I start windows

Um maybe its something having to do with windows 10 drivers for that headset or maybe the USB port faulty.

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Ok I know this sounds crazy but i received 2 new Creative Fatal1ty headsets in the post yesterday. Proceeded to turn off my 2 Gladiator Titan Systems ( both running Win XP Pro Sp3 btw (i forgot to include that in my details when i registered)) and pluged in the new headsets. When i came to turn the systems back on BOTH systems wouldn't boot both showing an identical couldn't find system disk message. Checked in the BIOS and neither is detecting the HDD's. Both PC's were running perfectly up until i pluged in the new headsets, in fact I shut them both down to plug them in so the fault wasn't there up until that point.
If anyone has any ideas what could have caused the problem or how to remedy it i'd be most appreciative.
Thanks In Advance


I should probably add that the BIOS still detects the optical drive just not the HDD.

A:Solved: Sata drive no longer detected after conecting headset???

After a lot of reading i'm guessing i've contracted a BIOS virus (never even knew you could get a virus that effected the BIOS).
Working on steps to remedy this now, ie
1/.remove M/B battery discharge power
2/.Replace battery
3/.flash bios
4/.Format MBR and delete partitions
5/.Reinstall everything

Obviously won't be doing steps 4 & 5 unless i get to see the HDD again after the 1st 3, but heres hoping.

I'll post the results of how it turns out as soon as i know.

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

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

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

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

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

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

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

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

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

A:USB Headset Not Working

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

What is everything?

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

A:Headset is not working?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461593 MB, Free - 151974 MB; D: Total - 15041 MB, Free - 1669 MB; G: Total - 99 MB, Free - 84 MB;
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A:USB Headset Not Working

Hi DKong27 and welcome to TSG.

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

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

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

A:New headset - mic not working

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

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

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

Any ideas anyone?

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

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

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

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

A:My headset is not working

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

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      So I can hear everything clearly through my hyper x cloud stinger headphones but for some reason my mic isn't even showing up in the recording devices tab.  But when I plug my headset into the mic tab for my pc it shows my mic but
It can't really hear my voice.I think I can solve this by getting a splitter but I just want to know if there is another solution. Please help!

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HI all

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

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

I dont really know where to go from here.

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

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

A:headset mic not working

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

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

A:Usb headset not working

Quote: Originally Posted by rapstarrr91

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

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

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

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Hey every1.

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

(im not that into drivers and so on)

A:My headset isn't working

cocobjorn said:

Hey every1.

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

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

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

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

The headset is found here with all it's details: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIABRY4YW7133

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

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Pls help me, when I put on the headset on the socket, the headset is not working fine. I already tried t in three different headphones. what seems to be the problem with these? at first, it is working fine but after some time, 2 weeks i think, the headphone is not working anymore. everytime I put it on the socket, windows can detect it because it says "A jack is plugged" on its tray.

please help me, do i need to update the driver? but the drivers are all installed and not corrupted or damaged.

my audio manager is Realtek HD Audio Manager with ALC 883 something on its version.

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Using an SB X-FI Xtreme Audio sound card, windows 7 professional, Turtle Beach (x12) headset.

Months ago my microphone stopped working on my pc, then eventually sound also stopped working. I replaced my sound card with another (SB X-FI Xtreme also) and sound once again worked. However I cannot get my Turtle Beach headset microphone to work, the sound works fine.

What I've tried to resolve the solution:
*Checked to make sure it was in the right hole, of course.
*Downloaded recent device drivers for SB X-fFI Xtreme and install.
*Gone through looking for something that might have muted the microphone;

^ I've been trying to check playback using sound recorder.
*Both this headset and another headset that don't work on my pc are fully functional on my laptop.
*Attempted to uninstall device drivers and reinstalled, also didn't work.

A:Headset microphone not working

Where are you plugging in the mic? On the front panel or the mic jack on the SoundBlaster sound card rear I/O panel?

Also, you should set the "What You Hear" as the default recording device. That will allow you to record streaming audio from the internet and also whatever is connected either to the mic or line in will record (assuming all is well). I don't see the What You Hear in your Recording pane. RIGHT click in a blank area in that panel and then LEFT click to show Disabled and Disconnected devices. The What You Hear (what Soundblaster calls the System Mixer or Stereo Mix) should now be shown and you can enable it and make it the default recording device.

As you have a separate sound card, make sure the integrated audio on the motherboard is disabled in the BIOS so it does not conflict. You can only have one default playback device.

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Hey everyone,

Last week i bought a new Rig 500 gaming headset from EB Games. I went home and read the quick start guide which basically said "If you are using this for a PC, plug it in and your all good to go." So that's what i did, i plugged the jack into the headphones port on the front of my PC (note: there is only one jack). I found that the sound was amazing but when i tried to test the mic on skype it did not work (note: the mic is part of the headset). So, i unplugged the jack and put it into the mic port on the front of my PC. Now the mic did work but the headset sound did not.

So in conclusion only the mic or the headset sound will work at one time instead of both at the one time.

Please help and thanks for reading,


A:Rig 500 headset and mic not working properly?

I did a quick search on your headset and from what I can tell there should be a Y split cable included in the box. This cable would split the mic and speakers into two plugs so you could put one in the mic & front speaker ports. From a video unboxing I saw, it seems the cable is located at the button in some cardboard. Where the warranty card and other papers are located.

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