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Game Audio Not Playing through Headphones

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    Windows 8

    Game Audio Not Playing through Headphones

    When my Turtlebeach x12 is plugged into my computer (runs Windows 8) and I try to launch some steam games the audio plays through the built-in speakers rather than my headset. I've played around with default devices and disabling/enabling different devices, but nothing has worked. In some games like Planetside 2, the in-game option to set the output device to the headphones works perfectly, but in most other games (e.g. Left for Dead), audio still plays out of my speakers. When I disable the speakers there is no game sound at all. This also wasn't an issue on my old laptop that runs Windows 7. Is there any way to here the game audio from my headset? Any help would be much appreciated

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    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    Do you plug in the headset after you start the game?

    Try plugging in the headset before you start the game and see if that helps..

    In your sounds setting do you have an option for "speaker and dual headphones"?

    Heres a link with that issue and how it was resolved.

    Sound won't play through headphones - Forums - StarCraft II
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