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Windows 7: Speakers and headphones play at the same time?


09 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 
Speakers and headphones play at the same time?

I think it was working fine yesterday but today both are working at the same time.. I've tried rebooting but the problem still happens.

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09 May 2009   #2

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
This sometimed happens with Realtek HD sound cards when the sound card is integrated into the Mobo.

Download and re-install the driver AND HD audio application.

(even if your sound card is not a REALTEK one I'd still re-install the driver (from the MOBO driver set / sound card CD) AND THE APPLICATION -- most of the sound card driver software usually has an application as well (such as a mixer. graphic equalizer etc).

Cheers
jimbo
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09 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Installed the latest drivers but the problem is still here.
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09 May 2009   #4

 

Check to see if your headphones are set to be used as the default *Communication* device instead of the default device, or if both devices are set to default. If so, make the headphones default, so that Windows will use them only when they are plugged in.

Another problem may be that your RealTek HD Audio device might not be auto sensing the jack insertion of your headphones, see the topic at the top of the forums....
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09 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 7229
 
 

You can also try disabling whichever one you don't want to be playing.
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09 May 2009   #6

 

enabling them after they have been disabled is a PITA in Windows 7 - it is easier to go with the above methods I mentioned....*especially* with the making of the headphones default, b/c when ht headphones are not plugged in then it defaults to your speakers....
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17 Jun 2009   #7

 
 

I did the same thing by disabling the speakers. Not a good plan. In Sound just change the default from speakers to headphones. Just above the OK Cancel buttons and easy to swap. I am sure that a software fix will be done by the sound card people.

Update: If you right mouse click on the sound icon you can pick from the task bar Playback Devices. Not perfice but works.
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13 Jan 2010   #8

windows XP
 
 

i've got a similar/the same problem on an HP compaq 615
i had a problem with my audio quitting on me after the laptop went to sleep (which required a reboot) so i reinstalled the drivers (IDT HD)
now my laptop speakers are set as the default audio device and my headphone jack is set as the default communications device .. what kind of nonsense is that..
anywho.. all efforts trying to tell the pc i want the headphones as default speakers were in vain... it won't change any settings
simply disabling the speakers isn't a real solution either because i would still like to be able to use the media keys on my keyboard to adjust the volume.. i can't use them on a device that isn't the default however
i tried reinstalling the drivers aswell with no results

any ideas what i could do about this?
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28 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kehool View Post
i've got a similar/the same problem on an HP compaq 615
i had a problem with my audio quitting on me after the laptop went to sleep (which required a reboot) so i reinstalled the drivers (IDT HD)
now my laptop speakers are set as the default audio device and my headphone jack is set as the default communications device .. what kind of nonsense is that..
anywho.. all efforts trying to tell the pc i want the headphones as default speakers were in vain... it won't change any settings
simply disabling the speakers isn't a real solution either because i would still like to be able to use the media keys on my keyboard to adjust the volume.. i can't use them on a device that isn't the default however
i tried reinstalling the drivers aswell with no results

any ideas what i could do about this?

Hi I've got the Compaq 615 and am unable to swap headphones to defailt either. Did you ever find a solution? It's so frustrating!
Cheers
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19 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 
Fixed it!

Go to the Control Panel then click on Sound. You should see the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon there. Click on that. When it loads up, double click on the two jack images below "Analogue" and you'll get a choice of headphone or line out. Choose headphone.

Problem solved.

I had mine set to line out so I could use some external speakers and had totally forgotten about it. It might also be a default or something that just happens when you use certain devices? I'm not a techy, I wouldn't know. But I definitely fixed mine
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