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Windows 7: CPU says sound coming through speakers, but its coming via headphones

22 Jun 2015   #1
nvd88

Windows 7 x64
 
 
CPU says sound coming through speakers, but its coming via headphones

Hi everyone. I have my headphones plugged in and am getting poor sound quality out of them. My computer says that the sound is coming through my speakers, but its not (its just coming through the headphones.) I've attached a picture of what the comp's showing me for reference. I've tried going to the Sound menu and making the headphones the default device, with no luck. This issue seemed to happen after I was done using Google video chat with my headphones plugged in. I am trying to get the sound quality in my headphones back to normal. They work with every other device. Please help!


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23 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you try re-plugging the headphones yet? Is it jacked or USB?
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23 Jun 2015   #3
nvd88

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yes I've replugged them a bunch, still nothing. They are jacked
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23 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What happens if you manually set the headphones as default in Playback devices?
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23 Jun 2015   #5
nvd88

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It will not let me make the headphones the default device manually, even if I select the headphones and select "Default Device." For some reason, it only makes them the default communication device when I do that. I've attached a picture for reference.


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Also, I have a volume control switch on my headphones that will not control the volume on my computer when the headphones are plugged in, although it will control the volume on my smart phone. A very strange occurrence!


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