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Q: sound come through both headphone and speakers

Hello,I have had an issue with my laptop audio for a while.when I plug in my headphones, the sound came through both headphone and speakers.I have installed latest audio drivers from hp website, but headphone does not shows up neither in playback devices nor in device manager, under audio input and outputs. How can I manage this issue in order to get the sound from the headphones only?

Preferred Solution: sound come through both headphone and 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: sound come through both headphone and speakers

Hello @alirezab92, Try this first : 1. Go into Control Panel, then Sound.2. Look for the Recording tab.3. Select your microphone/headset as the default device, and press OK. If these steps do not work then, I recommend uninstalling and reinstalling the audio driver.Download the IDT Audio installer on the link below.http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63555.exe If this does not work, and you still hear audio from both the speakers and your headphones, please follow the next step. The next step will be to run a diagnostic program Using Automated Troubleshooting (Windows 8). This should help with the audio out issue. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !! **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I have a Windows XP SP3 PC. The sound is only comming out from the headphone and not the PC speaker. However, the "beep" sound works when I am in safemode (The beep warning sound). Also in BIOS, when I hold the f8 key to enter safe mode, the beep sound works. Weird. I have removed Norton and reinstalled the sound driver to no avail (sound does not work even with Norton uninstalled). I have also re-flashed the BIOS as well.

Dell Inspiron E1705
Windows XP SP3
Norton Internet Security 2011
ATI X1400 graphic card

A:Sound only from headphone but not speakers

The beep is coming from the internal speaker, not the external speakers.

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Hi, am currently using toshiba satellite m200 laptop model; windows vista.
There is this problem which i have first encountered where as i am playing a video file or mp3 file, sound do comes out from the laptop speakers but as soon as i jack in headphone, there is not a single sound to be heard from it. Instead the sound is still playing through the laptop speakers.

can anyone help me to guide this through. Help is deeply appreciated.


A:Sound From Speakers But Not From Headphone. Help!


Are you saying that there is sound coming from the speakers even when the headphones are plugged in? If this is the case, the headphone jack is most likely malfunctioning. Are there any obstructions in the socket?

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I have the Inspiron 5755, Windows 10, 2T HD, 12 GB of ram, 64 bit.  A few days ago, a message started popping up on my screen saying that I plugged in a device, and then immediately it would say I had unplugged a device and it would do that over and over.  Now I cannot hear anything from the speakers, but I can through my headphones.  Every now and then I can hear from the speakers for a few minutes.  I have tried about every suggestion that was posted about this problem on the internet, with no luck.  Yes my drivers are up to date.  Any suggestions?  I've only had this since December 2015.  Thank you for any help!
Someone said I could use external speakers but am not not sure what kind to use.


A:Sound out of headphone but not speakers

Hello Debbie. Please see the first section of the Headphone Jack FAQ for a possible cause of the problem. I will post again tomorrow morning with some more information.

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I have got problem with sound in Vista Home Premium. My laptop works perfect till yesterday since I have bought it. Yesterday, I put it into sleep mode and after it resumed, sound is gone either from notebook speakers or the headphone. I checked installed windows update and uninstall them. Moreover, I also make system restore to the day before yesterday. I have already uninstall and reinstall the sound driver (Realtek HD Audio) but the sound is not coming yet. No yellow ? in device manager and everything seems to work. It looks like speakers are working since I can hear some noise whenever it is supposed to make sound. My sound driver is up to date.

My notebook specification are as follows:
Toshiba Satellite A205-S5859
Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (pre-installed in the notebook)
Realtek HD Audio driver for Sound
Toshiba Software Modem

Hope what I have posted have enough information. Please give me some good advise to bring my sound back.


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Hi, i am using Dtell inspiron N 5110.Sound drivers are correctly installed and i am able to listen audio in built in speakers in laptop.
but i am unable to listen audio while plugging pin of speakers/headphones.
anyone please guide????
i am using win7 64 bit and installed sound drivers from dell.com

A:Sound issue on speakers/headphone

Hello. Download and install a fresh copy of the Realtek audio driver. If doing that doesn't fix the problem, switch 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, sometimes you have to restart, sometimes not.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If the headphones still don't work after doing that, it is because of hardware failure.

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hey guys!! so a week ago i was listen to music and that no problem, then that night i ran a windows update to update my whole laptop!! so i did it and when i woke up my sound was gone, from both my speakers and my headphone jack. i still have sound when i plug it into my TV with an HDMI cable, but that is all!! i have tried going one version back on my software and also re-downloading the software. so i am not sure what the problem is anymore. pls help guys!!

A:No sound from speakers or headphone port

Check start/control panel/sound.
Make sure the right output device is set as default.
Updating sound drivers can the default device to change,
especially considering that your video card has onboard sound.
That is probably why you have audio on the HDMI.

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I have my headphones plugged in but sometimes when I open programs and CPU % goes high then sound switches to speakers. It only happens for a short time (under a second).
Please help

A:Sound from speakers when headphone plugged in

The PC sound is NOT the ATI as you have listed. It is IDT audio according to the Dell site.

1. Make sure you have the correct Dell supplied sound driver. Drivers & Downloads | Dell United States

If you are still having problems, repost on the Dell users forum for assistance. There are those there that are familiar with the Dell hardware. Laptop - Dell Community

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I have an HP laptop running 8.1. I did update my computer or I restarted after an automatic update but no sound comes from speakers or head phone jacks. I have checked my drivers and they are working. My sound is not on mute.
Any suggestions?

A:No sound coming from laptop from speakers or headphone jac

Control panel > Sound, are Speakers selected as default sound output ? Often HDMI would take precedence.

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yep, that's about it .... SOUND is not working
I can hear sound if I use headphones... but when I unplug the headphones, I get nothing from the speakers.

This is a Dell Inspiron Laptop E1505 running Windows XP/55G HD/ 1G RAM

Sigma Tel audio - I ran "Driver Detective" driver-scan software, and it says that my sound drivers are up to date.

I've scanned for viruses

I've scanned for spyware w/three different pieces of software (spybot, malware-bytes, adaware08).. all are current

Any suggestions are welcome!!! This is a client's computer and I've already had it several days.... I need it to move!

What am I missing? ( and yes, the volume is up and it is not muted.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Headphone sound works/speakers do not work. Help Please!!

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Basically my laptop fell on the floor with headphones in the jack, and the jack is now jammed up inside the laptop so no sound works. Does anyone know how I get it repaired and how much it will be roughly?

A:no sound works at all (headphone or speakers) as jack is dam...

Hi, you could download the maintenance and service guide from HP.com to see if the connector is mounted to the mainboard and if it would be a difficult repair.  If so, you might use something like the Sabrent USB audio adapter as a workaround.  I have one and it works well.

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I have a ASUS laptop running win 7 64 bit. out of the blue the sound stopped working. no sound will come from the internal speakers, though sound is being registered in the various volume control screens. If i plug speakers into my headphone input, the sound comes out. IVe tried all the various volume/sound settings (the obvious fixes) with no luck. can someone suggest some other possibilities that might cause this problem?

Thanks so much for your time.


A:Got sound from my headphone jack abut nothing from speakers

These systems are auto sensing what is plugged in. You can try reinstalling the sound driver as one thing. Another is a "recycle" of the device - go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the device and then LEFT click "Uninstall" - DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the device. If the status with Windows was corrupt this will fix that.

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Hi! I lost sound from the speakers. headphone works. Please, help. David

A:urgent!: no sound from speakers , headphone works

Try restoring the sound settings to default.

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I've recently bought a laptop online with no OS installed on it. I've installed Windows 7 Ultimate Edition and downloaded all drivers from the manufactures website. Everything works fine except there is no audio coming through the headphone jack or built-in speakers. I have spent majority of today looking online for answers on how to fix this issue and have found nothing that works.

The laptop model is a HP Pavillion dv6-1007tx.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: When I plug in a HDMI cable to the laptop, sound comes through my TV.

A:No sound through headphone jack or laptop speakers

Do you see any yellow (!) in the device manager? Are you sure you have installed the proper audio driver for Windows 7 64 or 32 bit?

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Hi All, I have a HP ENVY Notebook - 17-k200na which runs Windows 10 with Beats Audio As of last night the laptop is refusing to play any sound via the built in speakers.Headphones work fine (both Bluetooth and wired) and it seems that the PC isn't recognising that the headphones have been removed. I'm not sure if its caused by a hardware or software issue. I have updated, uninstalled and reinstalled the sound drivers to no avail.  When searching this issue online most people advise a work around, in which in the playback devices settings you disable headphones and set speakers as default device. However, even with the most up to date drivers my speakers and headphones are displayed as 1 single device.  Further to this I have seen you can disable Jack detection in Realtek HD Audio Manager. Unfortunately, whenever i try and run HD Audio Manager the window immediately closes and Beats opens in its place. Beats Audio (at least my version) has next to no settings and this option is not available to me.  Any advice would be great. A link to a new version of Beats software could be advantageous if one exists. Any other work arounds also welcome.

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Hello all,
New to the board here, and want to say hi
I'm hoping to get some help, I'm pretty good at trouble shooting problems with my comp. but I'm stumped on this one. I've rebooted, checked all volume levels, ran the sound test and sound comes from both speakers as well as the headphones,all drivers are up to date, and there are no yellow exclamation points on speakers or sounds. I have music playing on my windows media player and nothing, you tube ...no sounds. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You...

A:[SOLVED] No sound from speakers or headphone jack

Hi -

Go into Device manager and un-install all devices under the sound tree. Then re-boot.
START | devmgmt.msc

Vista will re-install upon boot-up & logon. Test audio - any difference?

Regards. . .



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I usually listen to music with speakers through the headphone jack. When I unplug the speakers, the music plays through the stock laptop speakers like it is supposed to do.

However, all of a sudden, the sound has only worked through these external speakers. It plays fine through the headphone jack, but when I unplug the speakers, the laptop speakers do not work.

I have restored the computer to an earlier point that I know they were working, but still nothing.

The laptop is a Dell Inspiron E1705.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Sound through headphone jack, but not laptop speakers

I don't know what happened, but they are working now.


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I do not recieve any sound from my laptop. The only device that's enabled is the Digital Audio (S/PDIF), there is no speakers device/icon available for me to select. No sound comes if I play anything with out headphones, and with headphones, still no sound.

A:Sound not working, speakers and headphone jack.

Hi graffar and welcome to TSG. Whats the make and model of your laptop? Go into device manager and see if there are any exclamation marks in the sound devices. Let us know. Right click the start orb \ Properties \ taskbar tab \Notification area \ Customize. Make sure Volume is set for "Show Icon and Notifications" Check and see if the sound isn't muted in the control panel.

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The part where you plug the headphones into the tower broke off into the front headphone jack, I then opened up the tower and pushed it out but there is still no sound coming threw the speakers. Now my question is this, regarding the spring, Does it have to be fully extended for the computer not too think anything is in the jack or not? The Spring is still in, but when looking into the hole there is a metal piece that is push over too the left as in the hold is closed, should it be pushed back? (re-bent) or something too that effect.

And if no body knows the answer too this, any way to just disconnect that whole headphone jack to i can have sound threw my speakers again. Running on a Dell Dimension 4600C

thank you

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I recently had a computer problem and brought it to a computer store to get it fixed.They erased most of my stuff but fixed it.This had also happened exactly 6 months ago cause I see my previous problem was posted in april 15 2009.

Well my sound seems to come out through my speakers and headphones.In volume control the wave seems to affect my volume.If I have volume control muted, and the wave unmuted and high, volume WILL come out.This is verrrry confusing to me.

I dont know if its my audio driver problem.I have conexant HD-audio smartaudio 221 according to device manager.I tried updating the driver but it ended up removing it and saying NO AUDIO DEVICE.I tried rollbacking but it didnt work so i system restored back to the beginning.

So now I am unable to play videos or games because its too loud in my house.Can anyone explain what wave means,suggest the proper sound audio device,explanation as to why sound comes through both speakers and headphones,etc..

Im not really good with tech stuff too and cant be forced to go back to the computer store.I think I fixed this myself last time but forgot what I did.

Btw I have a Compaq Presario C700 Notebook Windows XP

Sorry for the wall of text

A:Solved: Trouble with sound card/headphone/speakers.


Ok for future people(or myself if it happens again) here is how to fix it:
Download SP33867.exe and reboot.Then download audio driver:sp35940.exe

1. Click on Start and select Run. Now type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
2. Right click on "Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" and click Update driver.
3. Select "Install from a list or specific location"
4. Click Next. Then select "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install"
5. Click Next and then select "Sound, video and game controller" from the list.
6. Click Next and then click Have Disk.
7. Click Browse C:\swsetup\sp35940 folder and the double click the V32 folder. Select the .inf file, click open and Continue with the onscreen instructions.

This is for Compaq Presario C700 notebook.

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Hi all,

I just purchased a new soundcard which replaces the original soundcard (on the motherboard)
Installation went fine and I can hear sound via the speakers. The question I hope someone can help me with is how I can hear sound both through my speakers and the headphones at the same time?

I used to be able to do this via my old sound card. I know I can't use the front plugs anymore for my headphones. In the back my new soundcard has several out lines (green black and orange) only the green one seems to work (when putting headphones in that one I hear sound, and when I replace it with my speakers plug I hear sound). Connecting the headphones to for example the black line it does nothing.

Appreciate any help

A:Trust 5100 soundcard -> Sound both via speakers and headphone?

Maybe something wrong with the "headphones" jack. It should have a spring contact on the inside which "cuts" the circuit to the speakers when you push a jack-plug into it's socket. If that's not happening, you will get sound through speakers and headphones at same time.

Either that or you're plugging headphones into the wrong jack.

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Like the headline says, I have a problem with sound on my Toshiba laptop (model is Satellite L755-S5110). Sound just randomly switches to headphones, even though they aren't connected. The sound just stops playing from the speakers, and when I plug in headphones, it plays normaly through headphones, and works fine while using them, but when I unplug headphones, the sound then plays from speakers for some time and then again just stops on its own and if I plug headphones again, it plays through them.
First, I thought it was some driver issue with win 10, so I did clean install of windows 7 (it was first installed when I bought my laptop), then again installed all the required drivers from the toshiba site (I checked in the device manager couple of times if all audio drivers were up to date, tried reinstalling/installing again), and the exact same problem remained. I also tried reinstalling audio driver provided from toshiba site, and used microsoft audio driver, and again the same problem.
Also, for example, when the sound stops playing from speakers, i just open Playback devices (where my default speakers device is listed), and the sound starts playing again through speakers (didnt change anything there, just opened it...)
I'd really appreciate if someone could help me with this issue, since I've already tried everything I could think of, and none worked yet.
I'm also not really good with computers, so if you have any possible solutions, please let the instructions be... Read more

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My Latitude D6430 suddenly has no sound, I also disable the hardware driver and update new one but it refused. Pls help.

A:Dell latitude E6430 no sound from both Headphone or speakers

Hello. Use Windows System Restore. (Type system restore into the Windows search box.) Select a restore point dated earlier than when the issue began. See if that helps.

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Hi everyone,

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, so please feel free to re-direct if necessary.

I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite A665-S9092 laptop that just started exhibiting a weird problem: I get an occasional crackling, popping sound from whatever I plug into the headphone jack. I've tried with my Bose speakers and two separate sets of headphones. It seems to occur whenever the hard drive is accessed: when the computer is idle, I don't hear a peep, but whenever I e.g. refresh my browser or open a program, it starts crackling. The odd thing is that I don't get this from the built-in laptop speakers - only from whatever I plug into the headphone jack.

Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? One of the main uses of this machine is playing music so this problem is putting a serious crimp in my enjoyment...

(Extra info: under "Sound, Video and Game Controllers" in the Device Manager I have 4 instances of nVidia High Definition Audio, and 1 instance of Realtek High Definition Audio. Checking "driver update" tells me the drivers are up to date. Not sure why there are 4 instances of the nVidia HD Audio.)

A:Crackling sound from headphone jack, not built-in speakers?


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Like the headline says, I have a problem with sound on my Toshiba laptop (model is Satellite L755-S5110). Sound just randomly switches to headphones, even though they aren't connected. The sound just stops playing from the speakers, and when I plug in headphones, it plays normaly through headphones, and works fine while using them, but when I unplug headphones, the sound then plays from speakers for some time and then again just stops on its own and if I plug headphones again, it plays through them.
First, I thought it was some driver issue with win 10, so I did clean install of windows 7 (it was first installed when I bought my laptop), then again installed all the required drivers from the toshiba site (I checked in the device manager couple of times if all audio drivers were up to date, tried reinstalling/installing again), and the exact same problem remained. I also tried reinstalling audio driver provided from toshiba site, and used microsoft audio driver, and again the same problem.
Also, for example, when the sound stops playing from speakers, i just open Playback devices (where my default speakers device is listed), and the sound starts playing again through speakers (didnt change anything there, just opened it...)
I'd really appreciate if someone could help me with this issue, since I've already tried everything I could think of, and none worked yet.
I'm also not really good with computers, so if you have any possible solutions, please let the instructions be... Read more

A:Laptop switches sound from speakers to headphone jack on its own

Right click the Sound icon in the Taskbar by the clock
Choose Troubleshoot Sound Problems.
The sensor inside the headphone jack may be failing. Take a Paper clip and straighten it out and poke it in the headphone jack with the computer off, and then try it again.
Reinstall the Audio driver from the Toshiba Support site. Satellite L755-S5110 Support | Toshiba

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I recently did a big update, which involved updating the BIOS (from version 1.91 to 1.93). Since then the speakers on the tablet, and headphones when attached, no longer produce sound. Sound works okay from the keyboard speakers. I've tried updating the driver (intel smart sound technology), as well as rolling back, uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. Nothing has worked so far. My best guess is that the BIOS update is responsible, since the tablet speakers and headphones also no longer work in linux, but did before the update. Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions for a fix to try before downgrading the bios would be highly appreciated.

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Recently, I have been having trouble with my laptop. Let me say this first but my laptop is probably the worst in the world because of the many things it has done to me and also it's small amount of RAM.

Recently, my laptop had crashed probably due to using all it's RAM and when it had finally finished booting up. It was running normally. There was sound coming through the speakers in the front. When I had plugged in my headphones, there was no sound coming through them. Now, I have encountered this problem before and it has fixed itself a couple of days later when I had left it running. In the past and recently I have tried restarting my sound services via Microsoft Management Console, updating my drivers, disabling the speaker and enabling it, and even restarting my computer and nothing works.

Is there a way to fix this without waiting for a couple of days to fix itself or how to prevent this from happening again once it's fixed? I would really like to know.

A:No Sound Through Headphone but Sound Through Speakers

If you go to Control Panel, Sound, Playback after plugging in your microphone, are your headphones shown as installed?

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Hey everybody,

I bought the headsets. They've got a microphone as well.

Now I've got three ports: pink, green and this colorless one.

My regular speakers go in the colorless port, while the headphone microphone goes into the pink one and the headset speakers.

The thing is speakers on the headsets, as well as my regular speakers worked, but the microphone on the headsets didn't, so I tried to fix the problem, and eventually did, that is the microphone works, but the speakers on the headsets don't !

However, by inserting the headphone's speakers into the colorless port (where my regular speakers are put), in that case the headphones work, but why don't they work when I pluck them in the green port? Previously, when the microphone didn't work, the headphone's speakers worked, but after I 'fixed' the microphone problem, the headphone's speakers stopped working.

Please help me, as this is of great importance, and I've been trying to fix this problem for several hours.

A:Headphone mic didn't work - now it does, but headphone speakers don't

That colorless port might be for input devices, that does not include headphones. I had the same problem with my audigy 2 zs, had to plug my headset into a speaker port, its really the only way to get them to work, unless you have front panel ports for headphones.

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Hello Guys, had this problem while,tried many of the solutions to resolve and failed,finally reset the system to factory settings thinking things will be back to normal,but still it exists!!

*Asus g74sx- windows 7 ultimate,Realtek Hd audio.

Just saw the new Realtek Hd audio driver release ,not updated yet,awaiting for your kind advise and suggestion.thanks.

A:Audio coming from both Headphone and Speakers when headphone used!!

thought here; have you checked all the settings to make sure the proper headphone/speaker settings are checked/unchecked?. i would consider updating to that newest driver. If it does not solve the issue you should be able to restore it back to the previous restore point which should undo the driver update.

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Hi everyone,

I've been researching and pulling my hair out, and starting to think what I'm after is somehow not possible to achieve.

My goal is to be able to record my screen, my speakers, and my mic (narration), while also being able to playback ONLY my speakers to my headphones.

Basically, I wish to monitor ONLY the speaker audio, WITHOUT my mic (narration).

I thought I could achieve this by using Realtek HD Audio Manager, which allows you to playback two different audio streams simultaneously. However, it would seem that only certain Windows applications which are written to give you the option of changing the playback device can take advantage of this feature. The particular Windows application which I am recording does not give me that option.

So essentially I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to output to a particular playback device, ie. the Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output. The Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output would play to my headphones (application audio ONLY) while at the same time I would be able to record my screen, my speakers, and my mic all together at once.

I did find this post which broke my heart as it seems this might not be possible due to Windows only providing a single mixer, but wanted to try asking around here too -> Different audio output for certain programs [Solved] - Multimedia - Apps General Discussion

PC Info:
Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1 (64 bit)
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.6Ghz
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A:Record Stereo Mix (mic+speakers) AND output ONLY speakers to headphone

Windows only allows one default audio playback device. There may be some third party program that will do what you want, but not with the default Windows options.

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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
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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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I have Lenovo 3000 Y410 laptop having Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. Realtek HD Audio latest driver is installed. But from the last 3 days, when I connect headphone through laptop, following things happen : -
1) Headphone connected popup doesn't show up.
2) Mic of Headphone connected pop shows up.

3) When I play video, sound coming from both headphone & laptop speakers.
4) When I mute sound by muting sound icon in taskbar, sound then comes only from headphone.

What I have tried?
1) Installed new Realtek HD Audio Manager.
2) Installed OS again.
3) Tried to change settings in Realtek Hd Audio Manager. But Nothing changes.

When I input headphone & mic jacks into laptop, & then check Realtek HD Audio Manager. The following image shows this : -

The green in realtek hd audio manager is for headphone & red is for mic. In the image, it is shown that headphone not connected & mic connected. But even headphone not connected shows up, sound coming form headphone.

I want to get sound from only headphone when headphone is connected. Is this a hardware problem ?

Please help....

A:Sound coming from both headphone & speaker but headphone is not detect

My Realtek HD Audio Manager has more options than yours.

Also, I notice you only have the microphone in the Recording Section of the Sound Panel. RIGHT click in an empty space in that Panel and then LEFT click Show Disabled and Disconnected devices. The Stereo Mix should be shown and you can enable that and make it the default Recording device.

Where did you get the RealTek driver that you installed? If you are not using the Lenovo supplied sound driver, get that and install it as a first step. I have a Lenovo Laptop and it has Stereo Mix and other functions. I haven't looked at the RealTek HD manager so I'm not sure what all it shows.

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when i plug in my headphones i need to restrart the program that using the sound
to play from the headphones
same when i unplug them
is there a way to fix it???

nvm i fixed it
i just downloaded realtek HD audio manager

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Is there any way to make my external speakers and USB headphones work simultaneously, or at least have it where plugging in the headphones makes them work and turns the speakers off?

The way it is right now, I have to open the Sound control panel and click the "Set Default" button to switch between either one.

I'd rather have it where both are on simultaneously, and then I can just use the controls on the speaker them off when I don't want them. If that isn't possible, then how about having it where the I just plug in the USB headphones, and then they work.

Having to open up a control panel every time I want to swap between headphones and speakers is a royal pain.


A:USB headphone/mic vs speakers

Welcome to the sevenforums! gsalter

And welcome to the trip into the CP each time headache. I had that problem plus the mic on a web cam overriding the mic on a usb headset here going back and forth between the default recording as well as default speakers settings. Back and forth and back and forth at first removing the web cam entirely for both Skype and the WLive messenger.

Actually when changing over between speakers and the headset you simply right click on the volume control icon in the system tray there and select "playback devices" rather then the need to open up the Control Panel each time. That's a fast shortcut for resetting the defaults.

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I would like to play music through the speakers and still be able to listen to my headphone; is this possible? Basically, I want to be like my own private DJ. I would like to use the headphone to listen to one song while another different song is playing through the speakers.

I know that someone already asked this and was told that they need two different sound cards, but i do and just dont know how to make it work. I have the sound card that was installed into my laptop and then i have one that bought u-control uca202.
When I try making the output the laptop speakers and the headphone monitor the u-control it just overlaps.

A:How do I use a headphone and speakers simultaneously?

Buy a Y adapter from radio shack, you put that in the hole,, and it has two holes mini jack put your gear in those holes hehe ,, simple very simple! It costs around 3 bucks or 4 bucks or so.. gl

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Heya, I have an HP Pavilion EP dv6 and I have a skullcandy "lowrider" headset, I was messing around with it today because I thought the microphone was broken, but I kept heard like a shuffling noise, and I sneezed and while my face was aiming towards the speakers on the headset, and I heard it!

Why do I have to speak through the speakers on my headset for sound to come out? And even if I have it on my head normally and I talk you can't hear me.


I also have a built in microphone but that doesn't work.

A:Headphone speakers acting like a mic??

Hello and welcome lazaro depending on what sort of headphones they are they can be used as microphones. For example the older moving coil phones used to be able to be used as microphones as they work along very similar lines.
That is because they are activated by air pressure waves in any case. Microphones are activated by pressure waves in and phones by pressure waves out.
Having said that it does of course depend a great deal on how the force of the pressure waves is generated each way but they can be used in reverse of what they are manufactured for.

Anyway try these first in any case


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < DO NOT run on a SSD

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Previously I had Microsoft LX-3000 USB headphone, windows used to recognized those as headphone, but these new

HP USB headphone are recognized as Speakers. How I can I change it ?

A:Headphone recognized as Speakers

Does the headsets work OK? It may just be the way HP has these set up and nothing actually wrong.

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Have  Optiplex 3020 MT service tag
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and getting message
This device is not supported
 Realtek HD Audio Manager
Internal speaker working OK but headphones and external speakers not working
Dell manual says Intel Realtek ALC3220 High Defination Audio is installed
Driver updated by windows device manager to
Real Semiconductor
All help welcomed

A:Speakers and headphone not working

Ship date: June 16, 2015 Country: United Kingdom
OptiPlex 3020

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Hi guys, just reinstalled windows 7. everything works great, then I went to paly a file and to my surprise, no sound. Tested speakers on another device, they work. Sound card drivers are working and up to date.

When I play a media file, I can see the sound gage go. So I went in sounds, playback device, and all I see in there is my sound card, no speakers or headphones icon. Thus no sounds from speakers. Tried other headphones/speakers they also dont work on the PC.

First two screenshots are my Device Manager, third one shows my playback devices.. My wife needs this for her business and I am losing sleep over this for days now I tried everything. Any ideas?



A:Windows 7 SOUND, No Speakers in Playback device, thus no sound from speakers

Hi -

What sound card do you have?

Double-click on the HD audio device in Device Manager - what is driver and date?

Usually there is an audio codec/ drivers, e.g., IDT, Realtek, etc... that must be installed.

What are system specs - exact model number from label on back of PC, please.

Regards. . .



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Hi,I have posted a thread about stereo mixer not working in Windows 7,well it still doesn't.I have tried everything possible (updating drivers and such),I can see it,I have enabled it but there is no sound coming from it,while it works perfectly on vista.I have been working on this issue for a while by installing Windows 7 on a different partition.But today is the day I give up,I really like Windows 7 but I can't use it just because of that minor problem.

While looking for a solution,I have noticed that some people have headphones and speakers as recording device,but I have them in playback section.So I wonder if it is possible to use headphones/speakers as recording devices.Because that would pretty much replace the stereo mixer and I wouldn't have to use Vista anymore.


A:How to set headphone/speakers as a recording device?


If you right-click in Sound and Show disabled devices, you should see Stereo Mix. If you select that as your default recording device, you should be able to record what the speakers hear.

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Dear Friends,
I have HP DV4 Pavillion core i3 with Windows7 operating system.
I would like to know if we could use the inbuilt speakers and headphone simultaneously for example...headphone for voice chat and inbuilt speakers for music playing.
Please advice.

A:Using Inbuilt speakers and headphone simultaneously

Well I know you can use both simultaneously, but I don't know how to have different things playing on each. To at least have both in use at the same time, and there will be a slight half second delay between the two, follow these instructions:

First make sure that your computer doesn't have anything in effect where if you plug in your headset, your speakers will mute. And also make your speakers the default sound device (I think this matters later on).

Go to "Control Panel" and under "Sound" go to "Manage Audio Devices" then click on the "Recording" tab. Then right click on an empty space and select "Show Disabled Devices". "Stereo Mix" should pop up, right click on it and select "Enable". Double click on it and go to the "Listen" tab.
Now I may be wrong here, but select your default sound device in the list, check the "Listen to this device" box above, and click "Apply". You should be hearing the same audio between both devices.

Maybe you can do something with this to hear song A in your headset and song B in your speakers? Or maybe some wise guru will walk in and tell me my idea is stupid and of no use, heh. So be it.

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Can powered speakers with subwoofer be connected to the headphone jack? Computer does not have audio out. HP says yes but did not sound  very sure. Thanks

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A:Speakers connected to headphone jack

Thanks. I have two speakers with a sub woofer that is powered.  So you are saying it should be ok to plug in these speakers

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My Mother board is GIGABYTE - Socket 775 - GA-G41MT-S2PT (rev. 2.1) , Installed Windows 7 64bit , all the drivers installed and sound also plying well the problem is when i plug headphone it not detect as headphone , but sound came from both , i tried to use realtek manager to separate the devices, but didn't work , here is Screenshot. please help , thank you.

A:Headphone detect as speakers windows 7

Hi coolkasun

Please do not create duplicate threads.
Continue replies in your original thread: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1106992-headphone-detect-speakers-windows-7-a.html
Thank you.
Closing thread

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My Mother board is GIGABYTE - Socket 775 - GA-G41MT-S2PT (rev. 2.1) , Installed Windows 7 64bit , all the drivers installed and sound also plying well the problem is when i plug headphone it not detect as headphone , but sound came from both , i tried to use realtek manager to separate the devices, but didn't work , here is Screenshot. please help , thank you.

A:Headphone detect as speakers windows 7

Detection is a driver issue. Try using a different version of the Realtek drivers.

From past experience, Realtek and Win7 don't work well together. Trial and error to find a driver version that will work...if you are lucky. I finally gave up and switched to an addon sound card.

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There is a very strange problem with my friend's PC. He has 4.1 Channel Audio Speakers and a HeadPhone set. Whenever I insert the HeadPhone jack to his Front Panel Audio Connector, the Speaker doesn't mute. Both Speakers and HeadPhone play Simultaneously. The Audio drivers are of C-Media with Windows XP SP2.

I checked nearly everything even "Google" on the same. I also tried to check this on my PC. On my PC it only happens if Heahphone jack is inserted half the way.

Give some ideas. Will very thankful if you update my knowledge.

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My Mother board is GIGABYTE - Socket 775 - GA-G41MT-S2PT (rev. 2.1) , Installed Windows 7 64bit , all the drivers installed and sound also plying well the problem is when i plug headphone it not detect as headphone , but sound came from both , i tried to use realtek manager to separate the devices, but didn't work , here is Screenshot. please help , thank you.

A:Headphone detect as speakers windows 7

Are you plugging in the headphones in the front of the tower or back?

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