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Sound playing through both laptop speakers and headphones

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Sound playing through both laptop speakers and headphones


    I bought the plantronics .Audio 335 studio headphones, but when I plugged them in, it screwed up my sound. My compute'rs sound is now playing through both the headphones AND the laptop speakers. After unplugging it and trying again a couple times, I gave up and decided to just use my old headphones.

    Except for the sound still played through both the headphones and laptop speakers.

    Distraught, I restarted my computer. When that didn't work, I restored my system to a point I made yesterday. Still no luck. I've been scrounging google for a few hours now, and nothing is helping. Any ideas? I REFUSE to refresh my system and reinstall all of my programs again.

    This is urgent. I'm a freelance musician and require headphones for my work.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Have you tried with and without the microphone adapter? In your sound device manager see if there is a setting you can change when the headphones are plugged in.

    Something in settings like this:

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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Have you tried with and without the microphone adapter? In your sound device manager see if there is a setting you can change when the headphones are plugged in.
    Yeah, I've tried that.

    Like I said, it still plays through both sources when I use my other headphones.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by larynachos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Have you tried with and without the microphone adapter? In your sound device manager see if there is a setting you can change when the headphones are plugged in.
    Yeah, I've tried that.

    Like I said, it still plays through both sources when I use my other headphones.
    Sorry, I missed the part about it happening with different headphones. It could be a jack problem. Have you tried spraying it with a can of compressed air? Is it a desktop? The jacks on those are much easier to replace than on a laptop.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Sorry, I missed the part about it happening with different headphones. It could be a jack problem. Have you tried spraying it with a can of compressed air? Is it a desktop? The jacks on those are much easier to replace than on a laptop.
    It's an hp pavillion sleekbook 15 (laptop). I tried compressed air, but nothing changed.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Sounding more and more like the jack is bad. About the only other thing you could try is delete the audio devices in Device Manager and reboot, see what happens.
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Sound playing through both laptop speakers and headphones
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