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SOUnd Form Speakers Not Headphones

By Ifrit68
Jun 1, 2005
  1. Hello I have Sound Comming Form My speakers and wanted to hook up a headphone set (with mic) to use but so sound comes form them when there hooked in i bought them they day i tried and even tryed a 300$ sony stero headphones i no work and nothing i have tried many sets and stil lnone have worked suggestions?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Where are you plugging the headphones to? hat happens if you plug them to the same place as your speakers? You may have to enable the specific jack you are using for the headphones in your soundcard control panel.
     
  3. Ifrit68

    Ifrit68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    that is were i plug them in to i have no other plug in for headphones anywere
     
  4. JustinPS

    JustinPS TS Rookie Posts: 28

    So you only have one "jack" to plug in the speaker cord? There aren't any around it? I would hope that there are two others right next to it, maybe different colors?

    How old is your computer, and what are its specs (things like processing power and memory)? Also, what kind of speakers are you using?

    -JustinPS
     
  5. Ifrit68

    Ifrit68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh umm i have 2 diffent color ones one is 4 the mic um mnot taht old a 2004-2003 upgraded for gamming
     
  6. JustinPS

    JustinPS TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Have you tried plugging the mic into the pink-colored jack? If not, that's the one you should be plugging it into.

    If you are plugging it into the pink-colored jack (or whatever color your mic jack is), then try going to Start, then Programs, then Accessories, then Entertainment, then Volume Control. In the Volume Control, click Options (in the upper left) then Properties. Scroll down the list (make sure that the box next to Playback is checked) and check the box next to Microphone. Click OK then make sure the volume slider under Microphone is turned up at least halfway. This may help, although I'm not sure how...maybe the mic is interfering with the headphones, and turning up the mic volume will turn on/up the headphone volume.

    -JustinPS
     
  7. Bobcat1132

    Bobcat1132 TS Rookie Posts: 94

    check all of your volume settings to make sure that none of them are muted anywhere
     
  8. Ifrit68

    Ifrit68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ive done all this i believe my sound card may be blown (little brother )

    (sound is very low form the speakers i tried a few setson it)
     
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