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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

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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,
 

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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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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?

Thanks

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.
http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/al...nual_en-us.pdf

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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

Jillian
 

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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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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 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?
 

A:Speakers/Headphones

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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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,
 

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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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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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826159412

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 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
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 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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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?

Thanks
Peg
 

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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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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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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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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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Hi, I am having an issue with my laptop where the sound is coming from both my laptop speakers and my headphones. Before when I would plugin my headphones the sound would stop coming from the speakers and only come from the headphones. But after upgrading to Windows 10, this no longer happened. I have tried all the solutions I have found online. I installed the latest audio driver for my specific machine from the HP website (IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver 6.10.6425.0), I have tried uninstalling and reinstlling this driver, I have tried using the generic windows audio driver and now I have even downgraded to Windows 8.1 (clean install) but nothing has worked. In the playback device list there are two options, "Speakers/HP" which seems to cover both my laptop speakers and headphones, and a second device "Communication Headphones"  which is enabled but when I test it no sound comes from my headphones. I seen a solution online using the IDT Audio Control Panel however the control panel does not seem to come with the IDT CODEC I mentioned above. Any help would be much appreciated as I have been trying to resolve this for the last week to no avail.  Thanks,TheOriginalDrNo

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I recently bought a new headset and desktop. I just tried out the headset and found it to be amazing, but I was wondering how I could get sound to go through both the headset and speakers on my speakers system. The desktop is in Windows 10, and it's a Lenovo, and I can provide the system information if needed, as well as any other information. Thank you for your time and responses.

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Just update my system from win7 to win10. Currently ound isthe s coming out from the speakers and the headphons on the same time, plus when I want to here music from Youtube the system does not recognize the headphons when pluged in. Thx.

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I have quite an odd problem which I am stuck with. For some reason my laptop doesn't play any kind of sound out of the laptop speakers but works fine when I use heaphones. I have checked all the speaker settings and I can't figure out how it's happened. If I click on the sound icon whilst playing a song in itunes it shows the audio is being played, it just doesnt play through the speakers.

Any ideas or suggestions would be really helpful because i havent got a clue!

Thanks
 

A:Headphones work but speakers don't!

Hi Now you try control panel/sound/speakers/properties/advanced/restore defaults

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-perfo...9526-no-sound-laptop-but-headphones-work.html
 

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I have a Windows XP operating system. I do not get any sound out of my speakers or my headphones. I did a troubleshoot but it reaveled nothing. The other day I had system sounds coming through my speakers but today that dosen't even work. I checked to see if there was any conflicts after going into device manager. There were no conflicts at all. My sound device is on my motherboard. I do now have a seperate sound card. I have an Intel(r) 82801AA AC'97 Audio controller. In device manager it also states that I have Legacy Audio Devices. In device manager it also states that every thing is working properly. Everything I have checked verifies that the sytem is completely set for sound. I also went into setup and sound is on as well as speakers. I am sort of confused right now as to what I can do to regain sound iin my system. I hope someone can help me. Thank you.
 

A:No sound from Speakers or headphones

Try this:
Open control panel , click on Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices, then choose sounds and audio devices,
Click on the sounds tab, under the sounds tab, you will see a box under sounds scheme, click on it and choose windows default.
Now restart your computer for the changes to take effect..
Hope that works right for you...
 

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helloWhen i plugin my headphones and play an audio then sound come from both the headphones and speakersso please guide me how to solve this problem this problem arises when i reinstalled windows 10 on my laptopthanks

A:audio come from both headphones and speakers

Hi, Try the following. Depending on whether you've installed the anniversary update of Windows 10 or not, download the relevant Realtek HD Audio installer on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. Windows 10 Windows 10 Anniversary Update When done, hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the Realtek device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the relevant Chipset driver on the following link. Windows 10 Windows 10 Anniversary Update When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the Realtek insta... Read more

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When I plug in my headphones the sound from the speakers does not turn off. HP Envy 23.  Bose headphones.  Sure don't like those Beats.

A:Headphones don't turn off speakers. Win 8

I found a document that may help:  Sound is coming from the headset and from speakers when I use microphone





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Hi.I have my headphones connected to my front panel audio(but from my front panel,there are 2 white cables that are connected to the back of my motherboard,i called someone to do this for me,and he said that my case is not original,and he cant connect the pins to the motherboard,because in my motherboard manual its different pins and my case its not original) http://i.imgur.com/BQCD8qq.jpg
And as you see its speakers,i want to be headphones,but i dont know how to change it,i have my latest drivers.Can you help me ? I can listen to music,but i use the headphones to listen to Binaural beats and i dont want the sound to be distorted by the speakers.Actually i dont even now if the speakers as output distorted the sound,but i think it will be better if its set to headphones.

A:Headphones working as speakers

If the case does not the required "HD Audio" connector for the front panel headset/mic connections, you can buy a separate I/O panel that will have the correct connections. That may be your best option.

Here is one example. Amazon.com: Jmt Desktop Computer Host Case Front I/o Panel USB 2.0 Audio Mic Headphone 3.5mm Plug Pc Cable Cord: Computers & Accessories

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:wave: Hi all, I am at my wits end trying to figure out why my speakers suddenly stopped working! I do still have sound when I use my headphones though. I did download Everest and ran it, but thats about it, I don't know what to do from there. If you can tell me what I need to post to help figure out what I need to do, I would greatly appreciate it!

THANKS!!
 

A:No sound through speakers only headphones

Ok, I have checked all my connections...all were fine. The fuse in my sub is fine, everything I have checked says it is working properly and I still have no sound, well I have a tiny amount of sound coming from my 2 front speakers. I plugged my headphones into the back and sound is working through them. Any suggestions?
 

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When i plug in my headphones they are detected as speakers. They share the same playback device icon as my actual speakers. I am plugging them in at the green jack which is in the front of my case. I have a realtek soundcard and drivers are updated.

A:Headphones are detected as speakers

Could be the driver update has messed it up, so try rolling back to the previous driver in Device Manager (right-click > properties > driver - roll back)

If still no change, try System Restore. Choose a restore-point that predates the start of the problem.

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I have no sound...

My microphone is showing lights in the mixer ; I'm getting input numbers in WinAmp. But No Sound!

I am running Windows XP on X-Technology custom built ..

I replaced the HDD -- they reloaded XP, I have downloaded the drivers for Creative SB Auidigy 2Z
I used that diagdx -- I have no sound... My microphone is showing lights in the mixer ; I'm getting input numbers in WinAmp. But No Sound!

Maybe my sound card is hooked up wrong?
 

A:No sound in headphones or speakers

Right-click on "My Computer" and select Manage.

Then click on Device Manager does your sound card appear in there? Or is there any question marks or red crosses?
 

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Hi iv had this problem for about a month now every time i want to use my sound it just says 'No Speakers or headphones are plugged in'
I have tried everything
- system restore
- plug my headphones in but it does nothing
- uninstalling it/ re installing it
- keeping it up to date
and i tried a few other stuff which didn't work for me if anyone has recommendations or can help i will be very grateful.

A:No Speakers or headphones are plugged in

Please fill in the "My System Specs". then we will know what PC/hardware we are dealing with.

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Hi,
At the moment I have speakers plugged into the green port/audio jack and a headset plugged into the purple port/mic jack. I use TS3 a lot so what I do when I need to communicate, is I put some headphones into the speakers, and wrap the headset around my neck so I can use the mic.
This is getting really annoying and I have cords coming out of everywhere, but I can't buy a simple green/purple headset because then my speakers would be unplugged (constantly changing them is a problem because I bought a desk that limits my access to the back of the tower :|), and I switch between the two about ten times a day.
My goal would be to have a headset that I could maybe plug into a USB port or into some new speakers if the option is there, but I don't know if that's possible. Any help is appreciated.

A:Speakers/Headphones/Mic issue

Oh yes...usb headsets with mics are a plenty and can be found just about at any retail store you like. The beauty of those is the simple plug and play....no drivers to mess with.

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I'm on my Phillips Laptop, and it's been through a bit of a saga after a failed installation of ubuntu, I had to do a clean install of windows xp sp3 and then get all the bits and pieces working again. The audio has been my biggest headache, and now this is the situation. After installing realtek ac'97 audio driver, and realtek HD audio driver, the sound came through speakers, hooray! Now whenever I plug in my headphones, the speakers don't mute. There is sound coming through both the headphones and the speakers. When I plug in the headphones, the realtek audio manager (which I would like to be rid of without losing my audio, but for some reason do this) recognises that the headphones have been plugged in with a popup, so sound comes through the headphones, but the speakers don't change volume at all. I've been looking round the internet to try and find a solution to this, to no avail. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the audio drivers countless times, going into audio properties and changing the speakers to headphones, nothing has worked so far. Really hoping someone here might finally have a solution.
 

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I have an Acer Aspire 5630 Notebook. My speakers and headphones play at the same time. This was not always the case, and I want my main speakers to mute when I plug the headphones in. All my drivers are up to date, and my computer has HD Realtek manager audio. Any suggestions?
 

A:Headphones and Speakers both play

Try uninstaling your sound drivers and reinstalling them
 

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Hello,

I have a new Twinhead Durabook D15TS running Windows XP Pro, with a Realtek audio device.

When I insert the headphone plug into the jack, my speakers continue to play. This defeats the purpose of headphones.

I called Twinhead (now Gamma Tech). The tech tested his headphones on a laptop identical to mine and it worked properly. This was no help.

I've tried 4 different sets of headphones, all do not mute the speakers. I've searched the web, and I can see this isn't a random problem, it happens quite frequently, and no one's been able to fix it.

I'm curious as to what the genius' here think. Thanks for your time.
 

A:Headphones don't mute speakers

There is a set of contacts inside the headphone jack that are supposed to disconnect the internal speakers when you insert the headphone plug. Your laptops jack may be defective or damaged...
 

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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 have sound through my headphones but not through my computer speakers. The speakers work fine as I tried them on another computer.... Checked the sound properties...nothing is muted and all sound is where it should be. Device manager says everything is working properly. They were working properly until a couple days ago.
Thanks for any help you can give me.

Molly

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