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Audio jack giving out muffled, bad quality sound

Q: Audio jack giving out muffled, bad quality sound

This has been a problem for me for a few months now, but it's just getting unbearable.
So, here's the situation:Oftentimes, my headphones give out muffled audio. It makes it virtually impossible to make out human speech, and just generally isn't very good. In the past, I could fix this by adjusting the headphone jack somewhat, but over time I've had to do it more violently and I'm concerned at this point that I'll harm the computer if I continue doing it. Now, whenever it happens, I have to wiggle the jack around with a decent amount of force to get it to work properly.
I'm not particularly good with computer hardware, so I'm not entirely sure what the exact issue could be. If you need any more information, just ask. I'd be happy to provide it. Any help is appreciated.

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A: Audio jack giving out muffled, bad quality sound

Nevermind. I just hooked up a pair of speakers with audio ports of their own into the back, and it works pretty well.

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READ FIRST:: I posted this on the wrong board. Somebody please move it. ThanksI use an HP Pavilion Slimline s5213w.Previously I owned only a pair of Sony Studio Monitor headphone made in the late 90s, with the heavy curly cord and large steel plug. So long of using it in the front headphone jack of my pavilion must've pulled at something a little too hard because the sound it now gives through the headphones is weak and muffled, which is the only way I can describe it.I now have a pair of Bose TriPort headphones that will not pull at the headphone jack, but the problem's already been caused.The sound returns to normal if I lightly push the headphone plug so it's at an angle to the jack, though I know this can't be good for it. Now the damn Studio Monitor Headphones have caused this same problem on previously owned computers, always fitting the above description, and I know there has to be many others who've experience this problem as well.I would like to know--if anyone has this information--exactly what causes this problem. I would like to know if this can be fixed at home, or at any small street corner computer repair shop.It'll probably be the shop because I have very large hands that I don't trust to work with very tiny things.

A:PC Headphone Jack giving weak/muffled signal


The pins in the headphone jack are most likely mess up and bent, it will most likely need a new jack for it. Take it to the shop and see how much they want to charge you and you are in the right forum I believe.

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The audio for all media through the speakers will become muffled every few seconds, then revert back to normal quality only to become muffled again. This happens only with the speakers, though, as headphones seem to work fine.

A:Audio on inspiron 13 7000 windows 10 fades in and out, with a muffled quality

 I think I found a fix!

Right click on the speaker icon on the lower right part of your screen (sorry, can't remember the English name for that) and choose "Playback Devices", so you'll get to the Sound menu. Click on the Communications tab. There you'll find a set of options to "When windows detects communication activity:"
Choose "Do nothing".

This solved for me, hope it helps you guys too. Sorry about my English, I am not a native speaker.

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As my title suggests, whenever I listen to music, play games, and so one, my sound is horrible. I want to know if there is some way to set everything to default, or is there some other method of fixing this?

It's a pain, because I personally can not play games with this kind of sound, and no, it is not my speakers, because my headset does it too.. So if you guys could help, I'd appreciate it.

A:Getting a horrible muffled sound with my audio!

Try re-installing the audio driver or get the newest driver.

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I recently bought an Altec Lansing FX5051 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker set and have discovered that, when listening to Itunes, the sound coming from the rear speakers is really bad quality (like 16kbps). It sounds alright when im sitting im my chair and the front speakers drown it out and I still get the effect of surround sound, but its still really annoying! How do I fix it?

This is only when im using Itunes. On Win Media Player, RealPlayer, VLC etc its all good and the quality is great. So im guessing I have to do something in the quicktime Control panel but i jsut cant figure out what.

I have a Dell XPS 420, Service Tag: 4WS2S3J

Thanks In advance

A:Solved: 5.1 Rear Speakers Giving Bad Quality Sound

I changed the sample rate from 44.1kHz to 192kHz and that seems to have done it, anyone else verify thats a good idea?

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and I have a problem with sound. When I plug my speakers in front panel I have output audio, but in back panel I don't.

My Audio Manager looks like this, but front panel is enabled and back panel is disabled. It does not recognize back (ANALOG) jack.

I tried with settings in this manager but without success, I cheked Control Panel > Sound and followed instructions but still no sound if speakers is in back panel. What to do?

Sorry for bad english

A:No sound in back audio panel jack - Realtek HD Audio Manager

What is set as the Default Playback Device? If "Digital" or "HDMI" is set as default you will not get any sound from rear audio connections. "Speaker" must be set as Default Playback Device/

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Stereo mix IDT Hi Def audio bad quality sound recording The sound quality when recording Stereo Mix (IDT High Def) is really poor and "tinny" soundingAppreciate anyone with solution.

A:stereo mix IDT Hi Def audio bad quality sound

Hi @chris2001net, Thank you for joining the HP Forums!  I saw your post on how you are getting bad quality sound with your HP Envy 15-j144na Notebook. I am happy to help you with this issue!  Please try the steps within this guide, No Sound or Distorted Sound from Speakers (Windows 10). And, let me know the results!  If this, or any of the posts on this thread, has helped you to resolve the issue, please click on Accept as Solution on said post. To show that you 'like', or are thankful of my post, kindly click the thumbs up below. If there is anything else I can do to help, please be sure to let me know! Hope this guide helps, and thank you for posting!

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I just purchased a new notebook, and I have a bit of a problem. When I plug headphones into the side headphone jack, the sound quality is downright terrible. Very shortly I noticed that it didn't sound as good/decent as my older notebook.
The speakers seem to sound fine, well you know - as good as laptops can sound. 
Right now I have two notebooks side by side: 
a friends Samsung Series 3 (NP300E5C), with Windows 8 (upgraded from W7) / Microsoft High Definition audio
my Toshiba L50 Windows 8 / Realteck High Definition
I dont have my older notebook anymore, but I do remember it sounding better. Comparing this Toshiba to the Samsung (both sitting on the desk side-by-side), the Toshiba sounds a little better through the speakers, but there is no comparison with the headphone - The Samsung is pretty decent while the Toshiba makes me cry. 
Now granted, I'm not expecting a symphony, but if I cant solve this I'm going to have to sell the Toshiba.
I've tried uninstalling Realtek, but I couldn't get the sound to work.
Re-installing Realtek solved nothing
One thing I noticed, there is no 'headphone' icon in the device manager (Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound / or simply right click the audio icon in the taskbar). Are the headphones not high definition or something?
screen capture: http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7956/chm5.png
The above link show the speakers playing, when I actually... Read more

A:Unacceptable headphone jack sound quality - no headphone icon

Well, I just went to Realtek's official website and installed their audio driver - still no luck.

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My audio sounds slightly distorted (especially the high frequencies) while listening to MP3's at a normal listening volume. (and thereís some air noise, only when a song is playing)

A) The Source CD had copy guard protection, which distorts sound quality when transferred to a computer.

B) The songs were recorded at too low of a quality, because the person who made them was frugal with HDD space.

C) The sound card is of poor quality, and isn't "rendering" the sounds correctly.
If "C" is correct as I suspect, what sound card would you recommend?

I listen to Music, and watch DVD's on my system. I'm not really into gamming. I'm looking for high quality, and willing to pay a little more for it.

I would like Dolby 5.1 SS support.

I have heard that Audiogy (SP?) is pretty good.... thereís like 8 different grades of it though, so Iím a bit unsure of which is right for me.

Any help is greatly appreciated as usual.

A:Poor audio quality - Is it the sound card?

You probably can't go wrong with the Audigy cards or any of the middle to top end Sound Blasters. The cheaper SB's give distortions- that you may be experieincing- on some mother boards. I have a little machine in the bed room with one in there and the voices sound like robots many times.

Check out Turtle Beach. They have good cards for a little money and the sound control software is pretty cool. They usually ship with mixers and custom stuff in the software bundle. I have a old Quadzilla 2 in the game machine here and it's still kicking. This one doesn't do surround sound from the CD player but the new ones do. My neighbors can hear Godsmack from across the street when I wind this one up.

Bottom line. Stay with the well known sound guys and you should do ok without having to hire a research team to compare products. Be willing to drop a couple hundred geeta on a card and you'll be in business.

Don't forget to have good speakers.

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So I just recently uninstalled some unwanted apps and services on my laptop, when I was done I noticed the sound quality was awful for my music (It sounded perfect before this).  After trying to figure out what was wrong i noticed my beats audio wasnt on my task bar anymore.  So i searched for it in my computor and noticed it was gone.  I believe this is why the sound quality is so bad.  I have been trying to find a driver for this on google and couldnt find anything.  I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to get this back.  Thanks for any feedback!

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Hello guys! In the other forum that I do participate, I found a tutorial about the Realtek HD Audio (RHDA) chipsets. Making the long history short, all RHDA have a paid driver for the Gigabyte mobos that makes then emulate a X-Fi sound card. Of curse, it is not a quality of a real X-Fi, but I could see a small change in the sound quality.

The original post:
Apr 24, 2009
Realtek (R2.22) / VIA HD Audio driver for X-Fi MB Software
Can't believe how stupid some people are.

X-Fi MB is much like a Winamp audio enhancement plug-in and provides better effects than Realtek. It does improve your sound experience.

However, this is not a hardware upgrade, does not improve RMAA tests and won't make the built-in DACs better.

Don't you believe me? Get a loopback cable, disable all effects, configure the mixer accordingly and do the tests yourself.

If you still cannot understand this, sorry for you. Some people are so easy to cheat.

Read reviews, learn and (maybe) some day you'll understand.

Finally, the X-Fi MB costs $30, way expensive for an audio plugin.

For $35 @ Newegg, you can buy an Audigy SE and enjoy incredibly better sound than a codec can provide.

EDIT, for a good laugh:

Mussels, Aussie Moderator @ TPU Forums:

"Yes its true it wont do any hardware changes or any big upgrades... but if you're changing the sound profile via EQ's and the equaliser, i'm sure the RMAA results would change somewhat."

OMG! LOL! Do you even know what RMAA is for?

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A:Improve Realtek HD Audio Sound Quality!

The link doesn't works:

Please read all the docs at http://audio.rightmark.org/download.shtml.

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Does anybody know if Alienware audio program is suppose to have an equalizer or sound adjustments, all I have is a setting for stereo sound, quadaphonic, 5.1, 7.1 sound. My old XPS had Maxx Wave and worked great for my speakers. My computer is a new Aurora R6 desktop with Windows 10, any help for better sound quality would be appreciated.

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I have a self-assembled desktop PC - full specs in the signature below, but in short, it has an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor on a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P mainboard, which uses a Realtek Azalia ALC887 on-board sound system. I have no loudspeakers and listen to the computer sounds exclusively through a Microsoft LX-1000 headset. I also have a Logitech C270 HD webcam that has its own microphone. My PC has 16 GB RAM, a SSD and a large HDD. It runs Windows 8.1 Update 1 with all Windows updates (Patch Tuesday was this week, but my problems had started before that and I'm sure they're unrelated).

Everything is working fine, except the audio, which started behaving strangely a few days ago for no apparent reason. The problems started suddenly and I can't think of anything that could have caused them. There were no hardware changes or any intervention in the hardware, nor did I install any new software that could have messed up things.

When playing music, it sounds muffled, with the volume very low and the voice and several instruments muted, while other instruments in the background arrangement sound relatively louder. No graphic equalizer is on, and this happens with any player software (Windows Media Player, VLC, Media Player Classic, etc.), and any source (MP3 music, audio CDs, DVDs, videos, etc.). There appears to be no hardware problem with either my headset or the onboard audio: when I run both Windows' native and Realtek's driver sound output tests, the test tune comes out... Read more

A:Realtek audio, Gigabyte mobo: muffled audio, no mic input

This is a duplicate of what is posted on the Seven Forums.

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I have a portege R500 with Windows Vista Business operating system. Up untill just recently I was able to play music via Windows Media Player to my external speakers plugged into the headphone jack and powered from the USB port. I have updated all my drivers with Driver Detective. I don't know where to start looking to fix this problem

A:Audio Jack - No sound

This problem is now fixed at the same time as my Display problem was fixed
Refer to my solution described there

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About one week ago from today's date my computer automatically updated from W8.1 to W10, and since then the audio speaker sound quality has noticeable dissipated.  Previously, I enjoyed a listening to music with a stereo sound quality, and since the update the sound quality mimics a transistor radio (AM).  I have went into the device manager; scanned for hardware updates; uninstalled and reinstalled the driver; changed the sample rate and bit depeth within the Playback devices tab; reached out to MS for answers.  Unfortunately, nothing is working and I believe the solution is to update the sound card from the Manufacturer.  I have input my model type in the HP support and driver download section, but I do not know which specific software to choose?  Also, I have referred to my HP assistant icon and it tells me everything is update to date for my device.  Hopefully, someone out there with experience can give me the proper directions to solve the issue. I have searched the HP support forum, and I see there are others who have had a similar experience.  Thank you in advance. JS.  

A:Windows 10 Upgrade / Audio Sound - Terrible Quality

Hi: Here is the link to the W10 audio driver from your PC's support page.  Install and restart the PC. This package provides the Tempo High Definition Audio Driver for supported desktop models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp71717.exe

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I have a Toshiba satelite A30 with a Realtek ac97 audio device.
The audio has been working fine for a few years now, but has recently been producing poor quality sound, like it is saturated.
I have been playing with sound volume, have reinstalled the latest drivers as well as the latest version of directX, but still experience the same problem.
I have also checked if there was a hardware conflict, but nothing shows...

can it be that the hardware is damaged, and i need to buy an external sound card or can this be solved otherwise?

thanks for anyone's help.


A:Realtek ac97 audio - poor quality sound

impossible to buy an external sound card for a laptop. Did you recently update any software or drivers?

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Hello, I recently bought a new PC and I've immediately run into an audio problem that I can't figure out. I'm getting no sound at all from the rear audio jack. I'm getting sound from the front jack, and the rear mic jack works. When I plug something into the rear jack, a message pops up acknowledging that there is something there. When I've checked the sound settings while plugged into the rear jack, the equaliser is moving, indicating that it IS receiving sound. But nothing is coming out when I plug headphones or speakers in. I can rule out a fault with the speakers and headphones, since they work just fine coming from the front. All of the drivers are up to date. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:No sound from rear audio jack

Hi there @PrimoFigs, I hope you find your Support Forum experience a positive one! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are not getting sound from your speakers when plugged into the rear audio out ports. I am happy to give you a hand with this. Have you tried to connect another device to that port whether it is a different set of speakers or ear buds , headphones just to test if any of them work? Is anything plugged into the front port at the same time? If yes, then disconnect that device, and try the back port again, and let me know if there is a change. Also give this a try: HP Desktop PCs - No Sound from the Speakers (Windows 8). Please let me know whether any of hose suggestions work for you, and if one does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j160nr Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR)Model #: E8A06UAWhen Windows was giving a free Windows 10 upgrade from 8, I upgraded.Since then, I have had very low sound from only the front speakers near my wrists, and low quality like they are from a really old game boy.Beats Audio does not work, and there are no drivers for it.I have scoured the internet for a solution to my problem, but I have not found one. I have checked every other week researching. I've been in the properties and drivers, I even did a Windows Update at the time of installation and have kept it current to see if there is a fix; to no avail! HP Doesn't find any updated drivers for my computer for audio. Beats Audio has no software or drivers for my computer either.Again, I have not found the same problem with a solution. None have worked so far!Please help

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i've run out of space in my pc and flash drives to store anymore files so im using my mp3 player. question is, will storing tehm in it lower the sound quality when i move the audio files back on my pc?

A:Can storing audio files on a mp3 player lower the sound quality?

If the files are simply copied across without any conversion, then no, you won't lose any quality.

If the files are converted to a lower quality format when they are transferred to the mp3 player, eg .wav files to .mp3, or high bitrate mp3 to lower bitrate, then the sound quality will be lower, and cannot be recovered from the converted files if the higher quality originals are deleted.

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Hi All

i am at the end of my tether with this machine. the sound quality is terrible. the only way i can hear anything is if i am in a silent room and then its difficult to hear. i bought the laptop brandnew so i doubt its the speakers as the sound as always been this bad. i have updated my drivers and still my audio is woeful. please help!



A:poor sound quality Lenovo Ideapad Conexant Audio HD

Originally Posted by mightycee79

Hi All

i am at the end of my tether with this machine. the sound quality is terrible. the only way i can hear anything is if i am in a silent room and then its difficult to hear. i bought the laptop brandnew so i doubt its the speakers as the sound as always been this bad. i have updated my drivers and still my audio is woeful. please help!



Welcome to the forums, you could try installing Dolby Home Theatre 4, installation instructions are in this link:https://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/attach...eater%20v4.pdf

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hi, i am using Dell Inspiron N4050 , i am having problem with my audio jack. their is no sound coming from my audio jack in windows , i tried every solution available on Google but None of them work.. first i thought that it's an hardware issue, but now i think it's software/driver related issue, because jack is absolutely working fine in ubuntu without causing me any problem... i am also using the latest IDT drivers available for my hardware. my Audio device is IDT High Definition audio Codec .. Hope SomeOne tell me Working Solution, ... Sad Sad i am Using Widnows7 32Bit all Drivers are UpToDate.... (Sorry For My Bad English)

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The driver claims to be installed properly but there is no sound coming from the speakers or headphones, except, inexplicably, the beeping noise when you set it on the dock. The beep comes from the laptop speakers on undock and through my plugged-in desktop speakers on docking. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver manually, I have let Windows reinstall the driver on reboot, I have tried the alternative Dolby driver but nothing is working. It installs the driver, says it happened correctly, the on-screen volume overlay pops up when I use the volume controls, but there is no sound. The mixer shows all volume sliders at max, nothing muted, and of course I've tried toggling and untoggling all of them. muting system volume does mute the docking beep.  This just started out of the blue when I turned the machine on today. I've been using it for over a year without any issues. What do I do? how do I troubleshoot this? I tried the windows troubleshooter which was obviously no help. The Thinkpad T420 is a model 4177 QKU. Dock is a 433715 mini dock series 3. I've been using the Conexant audio driver for over a year without problems.  

A:T420 no sound from speakers or audio jack.

If you right click on the speaker icon in the lower right near the time, and select "playback devices", your speakers should be shown with a green check mark; and if you right click on the speakers, you should be given the option to test etc.      What happens when you do that, do you see the speakers set as default, and can you test and hear sounds successfully? 

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When I connect my speakers (or spare speakers, or headphones) to the rear line out (green) audio port, I hear nothing. The Asus software also says it is a "stereo line in" device. Even if I change it to manual and set it to "power speaker" I hear nothing. I have attempted installing the latest drivers from the Asus web site, to no avail.

I do get sound from the audio-out jack on my PC case though, and that's what I'm using at the moment. However, I really want to know why I'm not getting any sound from my back port!

I'm using just two normal stereo speakers connected via one jack, and I have the speaker configuration in the Asus audio software set to 2CH speaker, which I believe is right. (I've also tried Headphones).

Also, the software seems to think the following is connected (it's not):

Rear speaker connector (Grey): Power Speaker
Side speaker connector (Black): Stereo headphone/passive speaker
Center/Subwoofer connector (Orange): Power Speaker

I'm using an Asus P5N32-SLi Deluxe SE motherboard, running Windows XP Pro.

A:No sound coming from motherboard audio jack??

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Hi, I'm usually a computer intermediate, sometimes a computer beginner, but for this instance, i'm computer illiterate. I've had this computer for about 1 year now, it is a Windows Vista, (I'm not sure about anything else about this computer.)

Recently, I bought a headset named the "arena soundblaster." The problem I've been having with this headset is that if I put the USB thing into the computer after the computer turns on, the sound still comes out of the speakers above me. So what I did is I looked at the bottom right corner of my screen, at the toolbar (I think that's what it's called,) and looked through all the icons and found one entitled "audio jack" (beige redish with little semicircles coming off of it, like the volume button.) So I pressed I right clicked it, and pressed on the second thing down. I noticed that it said that the sound was coming out of the speakers, instead of my headset, so I clicked disable on the speakers, thinking that that was what I needed to do to switch it to my headset, then press set headset as default. Now, I can't switch it back to the speakers, because the option of it is not availabe, nor is the icon on my taskbar anymore.

Please help me!

A:Audio Jack? Sound not coming through headset?

You should be able to get back to that menu by going to Control Panel and clicking on "Sounds and Audio Devices" Also does your computer tell you anything when you plug your headphones?

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Since upgrading to windows 10, the rear audio jacks does not work. Since this is a media computer, not having the surround sound system working is frustrating. The left front jack works. The rear jack stopped with Windows 10

A:No sound from rear audio Jack since Windows 10

solution accepted 

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When I plugged in the headphone into the audio jack, there is no sound.  The sound is coming from the internal speakers.  I just installed System Mechanic and ran a system analysis.  I don't know if the registry was changed or what.  There is not a problem with the headphone; I tried another headphone and have the same problem.  The laptop detects the headphone, an icon shows in the Notifications area saying a device was plugged in.

Inspiron 15 series 3543
Realtek HD Audio Device

A:No sound when headphone is plugged into audio jack

Hello. See if it will work when you switch from the Realtel driver to the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.
[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]

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I built a barebone kit and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, I installed all the drivers correctly but for some reason Windows keeps detecting the front audio jack as if someone is repeatedly pushing in and out headphones(no pun intended). Audio doesn't work at all through front and back audio jacks, only HDMI. I only get static from the audio jacks.

A:HDMI Sound Works but Audio Jack Doesn't

Possibly defective front panel headphone/mic connector/cable or problem with case front panel. Most cases have both an HD audio and an AC97 connector for the front panel, that plugs into the motherboard. Normally, the HD Audio should be used. If you are using the HD Audio connection, try the AC97. If you are using the AC97, use the HD Audio instead.

If neither of the connectors change anything, and the audio works OK with the rear connections (with no front panel connection to the motherboard), the problem would appear to be in the case front panel assembly.

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My system used to recognize headphones plugged into the audio jack on the left side of my all in one. It used to be that when I plugged the headphones in, a message popped up. Now, nothing and the sound comes through the speakers. I've gone through the Windows troubleshooter, the HP guided support, etc., and followed the steps. I've followed a couple dozen steps, actually, and nothing. I know the headphones and jack work. And I used F2 to check the components and the headphones worked fine for the test. And the system keeps saying there are not errors with the heaphones. They are enabled, etc.  One thing I can't find anything about: when the troubleshooter tries to set the headphones as default, they can't. Not sure if they need to be or...?  Help?

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Internal speakers work but no sound when headphones are plugged in. mr fix gives a clean report and controlpannel/sound vol level indicator show sound present but no sound on 3.5 mm audio jack vista 6.0 home basic acer travel mate 2480 laptop.

ive seen this to be a common problem and have tried everything short of putting my comp or aux cabel in the freezer to fix it, allthough i did have an old pair of computer speakers that power of the headphone jack in my garage in -30 and a cold 3.5mm jack did not help.

Newest realtek sound driver and running acer audio manager everything seems fine all levels on and un-muted nothing disabled
Control pannel/sound/speakerproperties lists
controler information
Realtek High Denifnition

jack information
LR 3.5 mm Jack (will dissapear if headphones\aux cabel not plugged in)

no levels are muted
advance tab all defaul settings
24bit 48000hz studio quality

exclusive mode boxes checked (when unchecked no sound was heard)

Information pops a jack has been pluged in and when unpluged.

the computer know its their and it shows its working but ive tried several pairs of headphones including the new ipod ones with the remote i tried an old pair of speakers that have no power source other than 3.5mm cord all of witch work on my i pod i also tried pluging in a splitter first and also a adapter to use a guitar amp cord pluged into another apapter to step back down to 3.5mm kinda silly an... Read more

A:No sound out 3.5mm audio jack on Acer Travelmate 2480

same same


Hi there I have EXACTLY the same problem, right down to the line-in being permanently lit up.

Was working up until about a week ago now it won't work under either XP or xubuntu.

Smells like hardware to me.

Acer TravelMate 2483WXMi

Windows XP Home Edition
Xubuntu 9.04

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I've been finding a solution for days now and I still haven't found for this. I am using windows 7. I can clearly hear music from my 2 speakers, but when I plug my headphones into the front jack inputs......no sound! in the playback devices,it shows my headphone is not plugged in!! The mic works fine. I have DL'd the latest realtek drivers and made sure all mute's are off but still nothing. If anyone knows how to fix this, you will be a better man than I. thank u in advance

A:No Sound From Headphone Jack With Realtek Hd Audio Device?


Was your PC built for you or did you buy it in a shop?

If it was built for you, you might want to check that the front panel connectors are connected to the motherboard. I have seen many people forget to do this.

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I'm here wondering if there is a known issue with the headphone jack for the XPS 9560.
The speakers seem to work OK.
The rest of the laptop seems to be mostly problem free with the exception to the Wifi card. I am currently troubleshooting the wifi issue with tech support.

With regards to the audio from the headphone jack, I seem to be hearing a slight static sound intermittently when using the headphones.
It doesn't matter if the audio is set to 2% of 100%, the hissing sound, when it appears, is always just as loud. I've done most of my testing at volumes between 2% and 10% (100% would really hurt my ears when listening to music).
In either case, static sound, from the headphones seems to appear from time to time, and lasts anywhere from 30 seconds -2 minutes with pauses between 30 seconds and 2 minutes as well.
It appears with the power adapter, the TB16, or simply on battery.
The hissing sound that appears really makes using the laptop an unpleasant experience.
When I use my headphones with the TB16, the hissing sound does not appear.
Is there a known fix for this issue?

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Hi guys,

I was wondering how I would do a 5.1 surround sound set up using only the microphone jack and headphone jack on my laptop - without utilizing an external sound card.

What I am interested in is:

would it be possible to reconfigure/reassign the role of each audio port and how would I do that?
How would I physically connect a front left/right, rear left/right and sub-woofer cable, to two ports available on my basic laptop? do i have to strip some wires and "piggy-back" the wires.

Is what I am asking for possible? I know, the easy thing to do is to go and buy an external sound card like the Zalman-RSSC V2 5.1ch USB sound card, but I already have a desktop with an adequate sound-card for the purposes stated above and I want to try something challenging, which brought me to this forum for help.
I hope someone out there can give me some ideas.


A:Setting up 5.1 surround sound using only red and green audio jack.

I know on some audio cards when you plug a device into the port it gives you the option of assigning what you just plugged in, though for laptops they often don't support surround sound. As for the subwoofer I would suggest just getting 2.1 speakers for front and then specifying in Sound setup that you don't have a subwoofer attached but the front speakers are full range. Then you may be able to (depending on sound card and drivers) set up the Bass Management enhancement to crossover bass frequencies from the rear speakers to the front speakers.

What brand is your onboard sound card?

Hope this helps

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I just bought the Y50 yesterday with the GTX 960M. Unfortunatly i noticed while playing that the left speaker started to do a clicking noise, in addition the sound became muffled. When i tilt the laptop the problem is resolved i.e. the clicing stops and the sound returns to normal. After a few minutes the same problem returns until i tilt the laptop or lift it again.
Please help.
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A:Y50 clicking sound from left speaker and muffled sound

Hi Goldenbird,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with left speaker in your Lenovo Y50 laptop.
This might be issue with the speaker cable which is not seated properly, please visit the nearest service center fo further details
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure
they will be a great help.
 Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists!
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OK, I recently re-installed Windows XP. Naturally, I downloaded and installed all of the display and sound drivers, amoung other things.

Now however, only the headphone jack on my PC works. The line out (2nd audio output jack) and microphone jack aren't working. I have tried installing the latest drivers but I still get the same results.

What can I do to get my microphone and line out jacks working?


512 MB RAM
ATi Radeon 9250 128 MB AGP Gfx card
AMD Sempron 3000+ 2.0Ghz PRed @ 3.0Ghz
C-Media AC97 Onboard Sound Card
Windows XP SP2

A:Audio Jack Problem on My CMedia AC97 Sound Card

Have you checked all the basic Windows settings / levels / muting etc?

Go to the "Sound and audio devices properties" window, located in the "Control Panel".....
Work your way through all the tabs and advanced menus.

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MODS: I post this thread to isolate the most important problem from my previous thread and to make it clearer and easier to answer. I hope that's alright.

I have this on onboard Realtek HD audio card. And no matter if I connect the AC'97 or HD audio adapter to the motherboard, the sound that comes out of the frontjack is cracking. I have no phones or anything the like near my pc, the speakers are turned off and I reinstalled the drivers. Still I have this sound. Any suggestions how to fix it?

Thanks in advance

A:Realtek HD audio - Front jack makes cracking sound

If you really want a better sound output, check if your speaker or headset are plugged tightly.

But you can also lower the sound quality in the settings but this can eliminate the crackling sound. First, close the programs where sound comes out such as media players. Believe me, I had this problem on Realtek in Windows 7 too but I lowered the sound quality to 16 bits 44100 Hz, CD quality and the crackling sound was gone. I posted a screenshot. After you are done with that, refresh the desktop and play an MP3 file and hear if the sound got any better.

But if you really want some better sound, you need to buy a sound card that is fully compatible with Windows 7.

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I have a HP Pavilion 32bit Windows 7 laptop which worked fine yesterday. I have installed no new software in the last couple of months. So, Windows Media Player has become silent (max sound on, still nothing). However, playing the same musics with VLC player works fine. Then I just realized that plugging the headphone jack in the headphone inlet does not transfer the sound into the headphones but still leaves the loudspeakers on. This was not like that yesterday. Any idea is welcome before I fix this with a hammer. Cheers

A:WMP lost sound, headphones in audio jack leaves loudspeakers on

Hi try system restore to a point when it was working

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Hi, I'm not sure how to properly describe this, but I've only ever had this problem with Lenovo Laptops. Consider the following, You plug in your headphones to an iPod or your phone, or a Desktop computer, and by default, you hear nothing. Just silence, like in real life, until you turn the volume up to maximum and you start to hear that weird sort of low staticy sound that sounds like a blank recording. The problem I am having is as follows. When I plug my headphones into my Lenovo Laptop, no matter the volume, that sounds always persists. If I have my volume set to 0, the sound goes away, but as soon as I set it to 1, the sound comes back. It doesn't go up or down depending on the decibel level, just stays the same. It aggravates me because I don't have this problem with any other audio device in my home. Only the laptop. I have created an example of what it sounds like. listen with headphones and turn the volume up so you can hear it. https://app.box.com/s/kdlpgpt08v5yfklk96z8 Anyone know any reasong why my audio jack sounds like this? There must be a solution if that sound isn't audible on any other of my devices. Help?

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A:Static-like sound coming from audio jack when headphones plugged in

I have this problem too on my Lenovo Z500, it sounds exactly like yours.I've looked all around and couldn't find an answer. I even bought new speakers on ebay and replaced them myself and still heard the sound.

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Hello, I am looking for help.The speakers have deteriorated after upgrading drivers from the Lenovo website.Does anyone know how to undo this update?

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Nevermind. Issue resolved. Please close this topic.

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So I've had this problem for a while now, with multiple headsets.
If I'm say, listening to music and on teamspeak or skype at the same time, the audio will kind of muffle, cut out the one ear or the other, and just generally go a little funny. Also sometimes when streaming with xsplit.
I have a Lenovo G560, and the headset I'm currently using is Steelseries Sibera V2, plugged into the audio and mic jacks.
If I have the microphone disabled via sound, the issue still occurs
I don't have this issue with USB headsets.

The devices for the audio are:
Conextant SmartAudio HD (driver:
Intel(R) Display Audio (driver:

Running Windows 7 64 bit.

Please help! I've had this issue for months and it's frustrating me to no end.

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Pretty much as the title states. I very recently bought a Yoga 720 15 and whenever I plug in headphones I only get sound from the left bud (headphones work fine with other devices). When I tried troubleshooting I realised that Windows 10 is not recognising the headphones, as only the speakers appear in the audio manager. I tried updating both the Realtek audio drivers in the Audio Inputs and Outputs and Sound, video and game controllers headings in the device manager but it made no difference. I've also tried adjusting volume settings, such as panning etc. and when I pan everything to the right I'm getting nothing through the bud (whereas I get it all loud and clear when panned to the left). Do people think this is a software or hardware fault? As far as the two are related, speakers otherwise work fine, I'm only having issues when using headphones.  Any solutions would be greatly appreciated! 

A:Problems with audio jack - windows 10 not recgonising device and only sound from left bud

UPDATE: So I've figured out that by fiddling with the input jack and having the headphones only in a certain amount I can get sound coming through both left and right, but the sound is like I'm in a swimming pool. I guess it's a faulty headphone jack then. I've only had the laptop for three days so it'll be getting sent back! 

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My system specs are on my profile.

My integrated audio is: Realtek ALC898

I have used both the R2.71 driver from Realtek directly and Realtek High Definition Audio Driver from MSI both are the latest drivers available for Windows 8 64bit.

When playing music from any media player WMP, VLC, Winamp, etc.. The vocals are very muffled and the bass is way too high.

I have no options of lowering the bass. Changing the Equalizer in the Realtek HD Audio Manager to Treble helps out a little making vocals a tad clearer and dropping the bass.

My speaker system is a Altec Lansing 2.1 external speaker set using auxiliary.

I did not have these issues on Windows 7 64bit. Only experienced the problem on Windows 8.

Any suggestions or ideas?? I am running out of hope! I would prefer not to have to downgrade or get a dedicated sound card.

A:Audio Muffled & Bass too High

Win 8 uses the same drivers as Win 7 and should work the same.

What is "Altec Lansing 2.1 external speaker set using auxiliary"? You should be connecting the speaker system to the GREEN speaker jack only.

Do you have any Sound Effects enabled (in the RealTek HD Audio Manager)? Disable any if you do.

Did you install the Intel motherboard chipset drivers? The drivers need installed for proper operation, as one of the main things the drivers do is properly identify all the devices on the motherboard.

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Hello, my friend recently got a new computer and ever since he got it he has been getting an annoying problem with recording audio. His old computer was about 4 years old and had Realtek AC,97.But now his new computer will not work on anything other than Realtek High Definition Drivers. He really hates it because he cannot record audio anymore or use his microphone.Let me explain what is happening for him, He downloaded fraps and got into Half-Life 1 to see if everything was working, sadly it was not. Everything was very loud and distorted, something like this: . But a little less loud...He was able to fix it but now all he gets is an annoying muffled audio track every time he records.He messed around with settings for about 2 weeks, He has also tried it with both Fraps and xFire with same results. It's not the programs its his drivers or audio settings.He has tried to uninstall the HD drivers and install AC,97, but his computer refuses to accept that. He is very tired of it and desperate for help.Here are his audio settings: His computer specs are (If they really matter):Os: windows Xp Home editionCpu: Amd Athlon 7850 Dual core processor2.80 GHZ, 3.25 GB of RAM (He actually has 6, hopefully nothing is corrupt)Motherboard: JetwayVideo card: Ati Radeon 4850Please help him, He loves making videos!

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I have had this Inspiron 15 7559 laptop for over a year now and the audio has been fine, besides the odd crackle or pop here and there. However, after a Windows update, the audio has since become "muffled" whenever I try to watch youtube or movies, listen to spotify, or play any games. It's like the sound is very distant or like it was being played underwater, if that makes any sense. From what I can tell, Windows notification sounds appear to be unaffected. Audio works fine when I use headphones.
I have seen frequent directions on this forum to open the Device Manager and expand the "Sound, Video & Game Controllers" section, then right clicking on "Realtek High Definition Audio". But I do not see that present there, instead I see "Intel Display Audio", "NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM), and "Realtek Audio" (unless this one qualifies?).
I am not sure whether I have made things more difficult trying other solutions posted on this forum and other troubleshooting forums, which has resulted in the Realtek High Definition Audio" disappearing or something.
In any case, I'm at my wits end here and would greatly appreciate any directions you can give me to find a solution to this problem.

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Hi every one i am new at this i might carry on please forgive me if that happens.
i am having this Realtek HDMI+NVIDIA =No Sound issue + if i connect back to my rear audio jack with my speakers its fine to listen music but it freeze the screen during game play and gives out a loud buzz sound than i need to reboot to start the pc. it could just be a simple thing but i just cant get it fixed, did find out that if i use razer audio surround it works fine, i dont like to be bully the in that way, did uninstall all razer audio product, just can not get the sound through the HDMI connection, please help

A:Realtek HDMI+NVIDIA = no sound+frezze screen using pc rear audio jack

Please clarify, are you using HDMI connection to your display monitor and audio? Or are you using a standard DVI or VGA PC monitor? And, are you using the RealTek PC audio to speakers? Or are you using the HDMI connection to speakers?

If you are using the RealTek, your "Speakers" should be set as the default audio playback device. If you are using HDMI connection (or have an HDMI cable connected to the PC) Windows will automatically default the playback device to HDMI and if you are using the PC's RealTek you will have to manually change the default playback device.

The problem with freezing and buzz with game play is not an "audio" problem. The buzz is just the result of the freezing which is some other PC problem. Either a Video issue that is causing the PC to hang, or some other hardware problem that is causing the PC to hang.

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