Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: cant use headphones with computer, pretty sure its not the headphones.

07 Apr 2014   #1
theweasels1

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
cant use headphones with computer, pretty sure its not the headphones.

Hello all, I'm having a problem with my turtle beach x12's, and just headphones in general in my computer. i got turtle beach headphones quite a while ago, and i haven't needed to use the mic until now. before i have tried using it, but it has never worked. i dismissed it as a problem with the headphones, but didn't care because i didn't really need to use the mic. no i would like to talk to my friends in-game, but my headphones still don't work. i tried plugging them into the ports on my case and motherboard but to no avail. then, i tried to use some old crappy Logitech headphones to see if it is a problem with my PC, and they didn't work either. the nature of the problem is as follows: i know its not a mic problem, because i can hear myself fine when i flip the little switch. when i plug my headphones in, it doesn't show up in the recording devices, even with show disabled/ unplugged checked. i don't really know how to troubleshoot beyond that so i would appreciate your help. thanks in advance, Theweasels1.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Apr 2014   #2
theweasels1

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

UPDATE: I installed skype to see if i could get it to work, and it said could not detect sound card. i have a really old mobo, so could it not have build in capabilities for recording? do i need a sound card?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2014   #3
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theweasels1 View Post
UPDATE: I installed skype to see if i could get it to work, and it said could not detect sound card. i have a really old mobo, so could it not have build in capabilities for recording? do i need a sound card?
yes you could need a new one. If you have a really old motherboard as you say you do; chances are that it might not have on board recording capabilities. Plus imo the aftermarket add on sound cards I think are better in a lot of ways such as sound blaster, etc. Thats what i did with my custom built system. Even though my mb has on-board audio; I went with the existing sound blaster card i had in my previous system. In short yes you are better off getting a separate sound card.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 cant use headphones with computer, pretty sure its not the headphones.




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Computer Detects Headphones That Aren't There
Hello, I have a Toshiba satellite running windows 7 home premium (64 bit). For quite a while I've had an issue where my sound would randomly cut out. I recently discovered (after much trial and error) that the cause of the issue is that my computer is detecting something plugged into the...
Sound & Audio
No USB headphones work on this computer, they ARE in playback devices
The headphones all work for other computers. When I open playback devices, the headphones appear as "speakers", "USB PnP Sound Device", and "Ready". Where there is usually a volume bar is blank, no bar. I am unable to set the device as default, when I select that option nothing happens. I know...
Sound & Audio
Computer thinks it has no sound card unless headphones plugged in
Unless I have speakers or headphones plugged in, my computer gives me the red "X" over my sound icon in my system tray, and anything that involves sound won't work. This is annoying because I don't always want to listen to sound at work, but I still need to be able to play things that have sound...
Sound & Audio
My new computer will not detect any headphones plugged in
I recently got a new computer. a windows 7 x64 bit When i plug in any headphones (they all work perfectly), windows does not detect them as headphone but as speakers. i can still hear everything fine but the audio is just not right, even my ipod, using the same headphones has more bass and clearer...
Sound & Audio
Headphones Plugged in And Sound coming Out of the Computer
i dont know why but it happened like this morning or yesterday sounds coming out of my computer even when my headphones are plugged in i have checked my playback devices but the speakers from the laptop and default devices and my headphones are communication default i tried to set it and default...
Sound & Audio
Two headphones different sound for each headphones?
Hello, In my computer i had plugged in two headphones. One is for my brother, and one is for me. So sometimes we used to hear speeches,music etc... at same time. But sometimes i could feel to play football games. And its sounds will be disturbance for him. So any solution for this?
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App