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Extremely low volume in headphones/speakers

Q: Extremely low volume in headphones/speakers

Good day,

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

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

I appreciate your help.

Sincerely Wulfrich

Preferred Solution: Extremely low volume in headphones/speakers

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Extremely low volume in headphones/speakers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Headphones plugged to speakers,extremely low sound.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Volume through headphones and speakers.

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

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

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

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

I appreciate any help you can give.

Thank you

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

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

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

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

Can anyone help?


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

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

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

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

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There is no sound from speakers or headphones(Bluetooth or headphones jack).I tried several things:  installed the latest driversReset every setting related to speakers.Reinstall sound driver.  Any suggestions? ***I am not sure if it is related but at the same time that the sound stopped working the FN keys stopped working as well***

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With Dell Support Assist microphone test -- earphone playback is good, on-board speaker is terribly scratchy. The sound card lists as "ATI high Definition Audio Device" and "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC."
The laptop is Dell Studio 15 (1555) running windows 7 Professional, 236GB used, 214GB free space, Intel P8700 2.53 GHz Processor, 64 bit OS, 4GB memoryThe built-in speakers used to sound good but now they are too scratchy to understand. However the headset and external speakers (both 3.5 mm jack interface) sound good and a HDMI connected projector sounds good.
I will appreciate advice.

A:On-board speakers are scratchy but external speakers & headphones sound good?

Hello. As a test, switch from the IDT audio 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 "IDT High Definition Audio Device".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 IDT driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If you get the noise while using the native driver then it is not a driver issue, which would mean there is a strong chance of speaker failure, particularly since the noise is not in headphones. If you would like to replace the speakers I can point you to the service manual.

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Hi, hope I'm posting in the right place.

I had a set of GE 2.1 speakers working well with my Sony Vaio for about a year. Recently the sound started to go in & out, I had to move the wire around a lot and tape it or hold it in a certain spot to get them to work. Then one day they stopped working altogether. Assuming it was the speakers, I went and bought a new set from Best Buy. Took them home, plugged them in... and nothing, nothing at all. So I tried the OLD speakers in another desktop computer, and they worked perfectly.

So I assumed my headphone jack was broken and was going to go about trying to get a new piece and solder it and all that, but then I'm sitting here and just realized my headphones work perfectly.

What's wrong? How come the headphones work, but 2 pairs of external speakers don't?

Thanks so much


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Is there any way to hook up both my speakers and my headset with microphone at the same time so I can use whichever one I want without having to unplug and plug into the back of my computer all the time?


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i want my headphones and speakers to play at the same time... i have one plugged into the line out slot and one in the speaker slot, but only the one in the line out slot plays i want to be able to play both, and alternate volume control between both is this possible, and how do i do it.

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i guess the lack of response is that its not possible, or noboy knows?

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hi everyone,

whenever i want to listen to my speakers i have to unplug my headphones jack,

is there a way i can hear the speakers without unpluging my headphones jack ?

i have a compaq pressario from 2004,

A:Speakers or Headphones

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hey i am asking all u hardcore gamers.....for my new system should i get speakers or headphones and if speakers should i go with 2.1 5.1 or 7.1 as of right now i am getting these headphones


but if there is better for the price lemme kno i do not want to spend over 100$ on headphones or speakers and for your info i am getting a dfi lanparty mobo with integrated 7.1 if needed

one more thing for gaming will i need a headset with a mic?

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I would liek to know if I can have my mic, headphones and speakers going at once.
I have ac97 audio
2000xp home, sp 2
amd athlon 2600
1.8g cpu
1g ram
80g h/d
Raedon ATi 9550 Vcard

I brought a headphone with mic to game with but would like it to come out my speakers also, im having trouble with the configuration

Thanks in advance

A:Mic, headphones & speakers at once help

Sometimes plugging in a mic disables sound, try hooking the headphones to line out, I'm not sure if performance will be desireable tho.

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I wasnt quite sure where to put this so sorry if this is the wrong place. I have some pretty good 5.1 speakers and i was thinking about getting some 5.1 headphones. Has anyone had any experience with these are they worth it? I found some kinyo ones for 50-60 bucks that had good reviews.

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i have pentium 4, windows 2000 xp pro, using onboard sound card Realtek AC 97. i am using a software called Virtual Dj. i can use either the headphones or the speakers, but not both of them simultaniously. what should i do in order to be able to use both at the same time? the line out that goes to the speakers goes first to a stereo Marrantz amplifier. if an extra sound card is requiered, can you please recommend one that has a good sound but costs around 30$ (if something like this exists at all...)? THANK YOU.

A:how can i use both the headphones and the speakers on my pc?

Another sound card won't help you at all since most programs can output to only one device at a time.

Your best bet would be a simple Y splitter,

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I get sounds from my headphone but no sound to the speakers. The troubleshooter says the speakers not plugged in, but they are. Plug and receptacle colors match.

I remove the speaker plug and touch it with my hand and the speakers hum, so I know that from the jack through to the speakers are OK.

Disable the sound card and no sound from the headset, so the sound card is OK.

A:speakers/no Headphones/yes

Do they work if you plug them into the headphone socket? Conversely, do your headphones work when plugged into the speaker socket? If you get sound when using the headphone socket but not the speaker socket, then you might need to check the internal wiring, in particular the connection from the headphone socket to the motherboard or sound card.

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Hi guys long time no see. When i cant figure it out I go to you guys. Ok 4 days ago my power supply failed so i ordered a new one and all was good until I turned it on. I have absolutely no sound. The vid card has digital audio drivers but I dont use that aspect of the software, I just need the vid drivers. I always have realtek Hd audio drivers that are used for this computer. The computer is not seeing the on-board audio chip because i dont use a sound card. When i click on the speaker icon the troubleshooter starts and then says that it can not identify the problem. When I right-click the speaker icon i select playback devices. It shows the hdmi audio from the vid card but not the speakers. The hdmi shows its not plugged in. I also selected show all connected and/or disabled devices it shows no speakers at all. so i went into the bios and there is no sound category. Also, in the system info in the bios it says Audio: none. Ive tried installing the realtek audio driver but its not finding the hardware. Do you think the integrated sound chip is fried? And can I possibly put a sound card in if thats the case. Sorry for the long story. Please advise

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
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Graphics Card: NVIDIA NVS 310, 512 Mb
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I want my headphones to override my desktop speakers so that when I plug in the headphones the sound comes through them and not the speakers. When I plug my headphones in, sound comes out of both the headphones and the speakers at the same time. How can I override the desktop speakers? I have Windows XP SP 2. I have my desktop speakers plugged into the back of the tower and the headphones plugged into the front.

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I just got my new XP so I don't know where anything is or where the options are. Is there any way to do this?

The headphones plug cancels the speakers automatically.

A:How to run both speakers and headphones

Not sure why you would want to run them both together....can you tell us.

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Hey, I was trying to get Skype to play through my headphones and Spotify to play through my speakers. I have tried everything, using realtek manager to set the headphones as "Headphones" and my speakers as "Front Speaker Out".

I downloaded the trial CheVolume, which looks pretty useful however in my sound setting I only ever have "Speakers" I never have Headphones.. is this a problem and how do I fix it?

Current setup with both headphones and speakers plugged in:

Setup with only speakers plugged in:
Any help would be really appreciated thanks!

A:Speakers and Headphones?

Windows only allows one default audio playback device. Thus everything will come through whatever is the default device. Unless you can possibly find a 3rd party program that will route things differently you will have to live with the Windows limitation.

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I have a Thermaltake Xaser III V2000A Aluminum Series (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product/Chassis/fulltower/xaser3/2000a.asp)

With a GigaByte 2004 GT Motherboard (http://www.giga-byte.com/MotherBoard/Products/Products_GA-8IG1000-G.htm)

Ok, well now that you know what I'm working with what I want to do is set up my headphones so that I can hear people on Ventrilo, but now through my speakers ( I want my game to play through my speakers ).

The thermaltake Case comes with a 2 USB, IEEE 1394, and MIC/HEADHONES connections. Well what you do is hook those connections up through some wires ( provided by the case ) to your motherboard, and then you can plug your peripherials into the top of the case.

So I have done this and I have my MIC/Headphones hooked in to the top of my case. I have also updated all of my MB/Sound drivers via giga-bytes web site.

A:Speakers & Headphones

You'd probably need an external mixer. Mostly what happens is there is a cable from the headphone jack that, when active, disables sound to the speakers. When you plug in your headphones, no sound from the speakers. Also, your soundcard isn't going to separate the audio into two channels like that. Maybe if you had a midi interface or something like a Digi 002. What might also work is having two sound cards, but that only works with onboard sound disabled, so you'd need two pci cards, and I've heard that can be really finicky.

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I'm running Windows XP.

For the purpose of online gaming, I recently grabbed a pair of old Logitech USB headphones with a built-in microphone. However, they're old and the sound quality is mediocre at best. I also have a set of Logitech speakers for my desktop, but whenever I plug in my headphones, the headphones automatically take up the role of playing sound, and the speakers go mute.

Is there any way that I can set my sound options so that the headphones will serve only to record what I'm saying, and my speakers will handle the job of playing sound?


If the cord is in 2 parts you could try to figure out which of them that is the microphone and which of them that is sound and then cut one of them. Worked for me

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

A:Volume low when using headphones

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

A:Low volume when using headphones

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

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

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

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

Hope that helps

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This problem is not new, I have had it for several months now. On my 5 year old Dell Inspiron E1505 I have sound through my speakers but not through any headphones, I tried 3 sets of headphones in all 4 USB ports and in the pin type jack, nothing. I tried everything I know of by downloading the latest Sigma Tel Driver from Dell, going into properties, disable, then enable after reboot, select headphones over laptop speakers, etc.

Anytime I would plug my headphones in, it would automatically switch over but it just stopped all of a sudden. However I do have a conflict in my Device Manager under Network Adapters called Other Devices with a yellow question mark with a file name underneath called BCM2045 with a yellow question mark that I disabled. This showed up shortly after my headphone problem started, not sure that would have anything to do with my headphones but it seems odd.

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Hi there,

I have read through the forums on this issue that I can see others are also having. I have uninstalled and re-installed drivers, checked that the audio is enabled in the BIOS (Only options are Disabled or Auto) Tried both green jack outputs (front panel and back) and have tested the headphones in other devices and tried two different sets of headphones and still I'm getting this message.
I have the same issue as others that have posted previously, where when accessing the Sound>Manage Audio Devices, it only shows AMD HDMI Output (Not plugged in) which is correct as I am no longer running this PC through an AV unit with HDMI, it is now VGA to monitor and no sound .
I went to open my Windows 7 software case only to find the disk is no longer there! So the option of doing a fix via the OS disk is currently unavailable. I have recently moved house (hence changing the set up) so will probably come across it as I unpack eventually however would really like to find a simpler and more expedient solution before then!!

I really appreciate anyone's help here, sorry if it's an obvious one and I can't see the wood for the trees!

Many thanks, Amy

A:'No Speakers or headphones are plugged in' but they are!

As the sound device, whatever it is (you didn't list it) is not listed, that is the reason there is no sound.

Please list everything that is displayed in the Device Manger, Sound section. Also what sound device that you have, such as RealTek, Conexant, etc.

Whatever drivers you need are available on the Gigabyte downloads for your motherboard, you don't need the original install disc (in fact there may be later drivers on the web site).

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When I plug my headphones into my front jack, HP m1180n desktop, they work fine however sound keep playing in my speakers as well.

How do I prevent sound from coming through both headphones and speakers at same time?

A:Sound comes through headphones & speakers - why?

You will have to reconfigure your motherboards sound configuration. The Audio header has to be configured for HD (Hi-Definition)... You may have to contact HP tech support to do this

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playback option AMD High Definition Audio Device Not plugged in

A:No speakers or headphones are plugged in

Hi: Did you install the IDT audio driver?  The AMD device is just for the HDMI port. This package contains the driver that enables the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp59001-59500/sp59154.exe

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Small problem. My gf has a Vaio laptop and everytime we plug headphones into the jack we no longer get sound out of the speakers. we still get sound out of the headphones just not the speakers. She found a setting once that was set to headphones only and she changed it back to speakers and they worked again but now she doesnt know where that setting is anymore. Im alot more comfortable on a desktop and have never seen this setting and i have gone through just bout everything in audio settings but still have not found this. TY in advance to anyone who can help.

A:Sound from headphones not speakers

do you have the make and model
from this site you can get a manual - it may tell you there

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I have a problem with my computer. I am running xp and my headphones which use a USB work fine, but my speakers that use the onboard jacks do not work. They dont work in either the front or back of the computer. The speakers have power, they work on other computers, they have a usb and a jack that you plug in to make work. I tried other headphones that plug into the jacks and they do not work. can someone please help me?

A:Headphones work but speakers do not

Did they ever work on this system? If so, what is new or different since the last time they worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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I have an Asus EEE PC netbook and for some reason when I plug in my headphones the speakers won't turn off. I pretty sure it used to, but I can't get it to now. The headphones work while they're plugged in, but the stupid speaker won't turn off, so there's no point.

Please give me any suggestions, Thank you.

A:My speakers won't turn off when I have headphones in

Have you tried another set of headphones?

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hello, i'd jus made a very long explanation about my query and clicked submit button and it went to could not find page. i can't b bothered to write it all again, so i'l b short. when i went 2 korea i went 2 my cousin's house and discovered that he could use his headphones and his speakers @ the same time. back then i was dumb enough not to find out how he did it, nor did i check if he had two soundcards. he could control the volume of both sound devices with one volume adjusting control. i have two soundcards, and i have some random 2.1 spearks and sony headphones. wut i want to do is be able to listen to both sound devices, well not really, but i want to b able to switch from speakers to headphones simply by switching my speakers off without havin to manually switch cords, which gets realli annoyin coz i do it lots. any suggestions?

A:using headphones + speakers simultaneously

Plug your headphones to the rear output channel of your sound card if it exists.

You can also use an adaptor to split the speaker signal coming out of your sound card.

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Hi,I seem to have symptoms which are pretty common but am unable to find a cure which works! So am hoping someone can pick this up and help me to resolve.When I turn on my pc it all seems to start-up ok but It looses audio and will not play any sounds out of the speakers (which are in built into the monitor) or the USB headphones (Plantronics Audio 500).Having looked at various help sites I have learnt to run the Services.msc command and look at the Windows Audio status in Services. When I first look at this, after starting the PC, it shows that the startup type is 'automatic' but the service status is 'stopped'. Also when I look at the Sounds and Audio Device Properties it shows that both audio and voice default devices are listed as 'Modem #0 Line Playback' with no other options available (i.e. USB Audio Device - Plantronics Audio 500 or Avance AC'97 Audio for VIA ® Audio Controller).When I click on Service Status 'Start' in the Windows Audio Status, the Service Status changes to 'Started' and the audio and voice default devices in properties, change to 'USB Audio Device'.This is about as far as I've got but, even though the audio status tells me the default device is the USB, I still cannot hear anything and, when I restart the computer, it goes back to no audio devices being detected/selected.I'm a reasonable novice where PCs are concerned so apologise if this is either confusing or lacks the correct info. I have run HJT and have added the results below, apart fro... Read more

A:No Sound From Speakers Or Headphones

I do realise that the people who offer advice on this forum are extremely busy but I would really appreciate some guidence on this most frustrating problem I have with sound.

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I have an HP 550 laptop running Win XP SP3. I use the headphones most of the time. Recently I found that when I plug the headphones in, the speakers keep playing and there seems to be no option anywhere to turn them off. The volume control only lists a single wave output device and Device Manager has no option or tab which differentiates between speakers and headphones. After 10 minutes of chasing my tail on the HP customer support site, which demanded an "SKU" (no description of same or information on where to find it, the link just goes back to the main support page and I'm having to start over from scratch picking my device type), or a product number and which wouldn't accept the P/N I entered ("more than 500 hits, please narrow the search" and back to the beginning we go yet again) - bearing in mind that I'm having to turn a plugged in, running laptop upside-down in order to find the label on the bottom of the machine, while I'm currently online and on the HP website trying to get help on the issue - I gave up looking for a BIOS update. My question is this: Is there any solution to the problem other than sending the machine in for repairs? And if there is a BIOS update, is there a direct link that doesn't involve surfing in circles on the HP support site, which seems to have been deliberately coded with the single purpose of driving innocent people insane?Thanks.

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I have a problem where my laptop speakers stays on when i plug in my headphones. It seems like a common problem with my laptop, but i googled, and still can't find a way to resolve it. I have window xp sp2 laptop: Lenovo 3000 n100. any help would be appreciated.

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I've been using auto hotkey with the following script

Run, mmsys.cpl
ControlClick,&Set Default

Run, mmsys.cpl
ControlSend,SysListView321,{Down 3}
ControlClick,&Set Default

Is this the best way to this? Is there a program that also does this. Autohotkey is fine but i often have to press the hotkey like 3 or 4 times before it switches. The sound menu will always pop up but sometime it wont change the audio output. I have to press it a few times.

Any other ways to do this?

A:Is this the best way to switch between headphones and speakers?

Werm mate some more system specs would have been helpful System Info - See Your System Specs

But anyway I don't know if this might be what you are after now just as precaution with all this freeware best save it to downloads scan it with the security you have then backup your registry (always a good idea after a new installation and before you tweak anything) Registry - Backup and Restore

If all clear with the scan - run it

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So i have this issues where my pc thinks that my headphones are speakers and since i play cs go this is pretty bad for me i have no clue or idea how to fix it i tried to search this up but that didnt help me If you guys know how to fix this that would be great

Headset's i use: Hyperx cloud core, Razer kraken 7.1 (mic use only)

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I'm having trouble getting my computer to recognize any kind of audio device.
I'm on a dell inspirion 3847, running windows 8.1, which I've just factory reset earlier today.
Whenever I plug in an audio device, and the. Double click the volume button in the bottom right, it says checking for problems and then says there isn't an audio device plugged in. Even though I've tried this with both my headphones and speakers...
I've completely factory restored everything back, and I'm still having the same issues. I've checked device manager, it says realtek audio is enabled, and all the drivers are up to date and such .
I'm not sure what else to do, I don't currently have internet access to my computer (I'm posting this on my phone) so I'm limited to what I can try
Any input would be appreciated, thank you.

A:Cant get pc to recognize speakers, headphones, etc.

Also I think it might be a hardware issue.. I'm not the best with hardware, but I feel like there might be something missing from back here ?

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OMG!!! I just installed windows 7 and I cant hear nothing, I have this problem
"no speakers or headphones are plugged in"
I tried 1000000 type of drivers, and nothing
I wonder what is the problem???
I never had this probleem with my old vista

A:no speakers or headphones are plugged in

Babo welcome to SF,
Have you looked to see if your device manager under sounds to see if your sound card drivers are loaded and updated?

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I like to use speakers for listening to music/radio and I like to use headphones when playing games (TF2, Counterstrike, etc). It would be really nice if I could swap between the two easily, but I can't seem to sort this out. Before I moved to Vista I could get a signal to both my speakers and headphones at the same time. However, when I upgraded to Vista x64 I also upgraded my motherboard (to a GA-P35C-DS3R) and it now provides Realtek HD audio. However it seems my case only supports AC97.

What I would like is either:

1. A physical switch to switch between them (preferred)
2. Both playing audio at the same time

I want to buy some Creative Gigaworks T40s to replace my old speakers. Also my old headphones have recently broken so I need to buy new ones. I am looking at some decent gaming headphones - either Medusa 5.1 ProGamer or maybe Sennheiser PC161. (Any better suggestions?). However, the switching thing is the real problem. Considering I am shelling out for new headphones and speakers I don't want to spent a huge amount beyond this - maybe another ?50.

So, is there some box I can buy? Would moving away from onboard realtek HD audio help? maybe getting a Creative X-Fi card?

thanks in advance,


A:Swapping Headphones and Speakers help?

Not sure which country yu are in but in Australia we have electronic stores where you can buy kits to make switches.

A couple of years ago I built a switch for a my headphones but it was either one or the other...it was fun to make.

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First let me say that I saw the guide stickied at the top for how to properly post a request for help. But I don't know how to classify this.

The problem is I have no sound on my computer from either the speakers (part of the monitor) or the headphones. And my microphone doesn't seem to be working, but I think these two are related. I want to hear sound.

So I'm not sure what to say. I have Windows 7. I have an HP Pavilion Slimline s7320n desktop PC. My monitor is an SVA, model number 7005L. Maybe SVA isn't the brand, but it has those letters on the front.

I have tried plugging the cord that normally handles the sound into all of the jacks in the back of the tower. But I keep getting told that "No audio output device is installed." Maybe I did this simple process incorrectly. I am willing to retry it with help. I can't adjust the volume from my keyboard. Not that it matters because no sound is coming from the computer.

I'm not sure if this problem is hardware or software related. I called tech support for Windows and HP. They both wanted to charge me for them to take the equipment and repair it. But I don't think it's an equipment problem because everything runs just fine. I just can't hear anything.

I recently had a new hard drive installed. As a result, I ended up being upgraded from XP to Windows 7. The sound worked with XP.

A:No sound from speakers or headphones

They would try to make you pay for that...

Let's take a look in the Device Manager. Open it up using the instructions here if you need help: http://cid-120d9bfa03f629fd.spaces.l...29FD!151.entry

Do you see any yellow !'s or red X's?

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I don't know if what I want is possible. Or what my options are. So that's why I'm here.

I have logitech USB headphones. and a set of logitech speakers. and I use them both regularly. In fact so regularly, that I am tiring of right clicking the speaker icon on my taskbar, going to playback devices, setting one as default, and hitting ok.

Is there a way to make more of a toggle switch? Like a one button press. Either icon for my desktop, toolbar for my taskbar, script that I can program into my G15 keyboard?

I'm open to all ideas.

A:Speakers to Headphones Shortcut

Hello Static,

It's not a toggle switch, but this shortcut below to open Sounds directly to the Playback tab may make it easier for you to do this. You can pin it to the taskbar or move where you like for easy use if the shortcut.

Sound Shortcuts - Create

Hope this helps,

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