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Headphone recognized as Speakers

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    Headphone recognized as Speakers


    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 ?
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    Does the headsets work OK? It may just be the way HP has these set up and nothing actually wrong.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    yes, and no.

    Sound is Ok, but it affects the behavior of Skype, I can't use it skype, as it think it a speaker and start ringing in it. With LX-3000 it Skype used to use Laptop speaker for ringing and headphone for conversation.
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    I don't know how you would change it. It looks like a function of the HP driver for the USB headset.
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    Windows 8


    I remember, in Windows XP or earlier you had the option to choose what type of audio device is connected. Headphone or speaker.
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    Now without any reason, it is recognizing it as a headset So there must be some way to change that.
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    I bought a set of Skype headphones, really excellent quality, but do not plug them in until required, rest of sound is fine.
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