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How to enable my laptop speakers and headphones at the same time

Q: How to enable my laptop speakers and headphones at the same time

Ok i am back again with a problem, actually not a problem. Do any one of u have any idea how to enable my laptop speakers and headphones at the same time. I mean both should make sound simultaneously.

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A: How to enable my laptop speakers and headphones at the same time

I don't believe it is possible. As far as I know, the sound card can only output one channel at a time. I don't know to much about the specifics of audio cards so I am assuming.
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I've been through some guides on internet and the problem is that my headphones are being detected as speakers even though I tick the square that stands for headphones (pop-up window then device is pluged-in).

What I wanna do is that I want to hear voice from speakers and headphones at the same time. I can't do that and if I want to switch from one device to another I need to unplug headphones (or plug in).

A:Can't enable both headphones and speakers at the same time

Mark them as separate playback devices. That's about all I can say based on what little info you have provided.
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I have Realtek HD Audio with Vista 64 bit.

Is there any way to get it back to the way it was?

A:Laptop speakers and Headphones at same time

Go to Control Panel - Sound - and explore all possible settings ("configure" and "properties").

I think the switch is a part of the connection, and something in the headphone jack is loose or broken, but it's worth looking for a setting. I didn't find any such setting on my Vista, but I have a different sound card.
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Hi guys,

I was wondering if there is a way to play sounds using both the built in speaker and the headphones at the same time?

I am using an Acer aspire 4736Z with windows vista home basic.

A:How to play on laptop speakers and headphones at the same time

its impossible technically.

but some soundcard has the stupid ability to do it. for acer aspire series. i think mostly they use realtek HD audio as their onboard chip. dont think it could happen. u can try doing though

it happens to a hp laptop, when something wrong, i cant mute the internal speakers when using hdphone
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My mic port shorted out, so i got the new PCI sound card.

Now i'm wondering if I can do the same thing on the new sound card. I'm afraid to test it since I don't know the reason my old card shorted out.

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A:Headphones and speakers at the same time?

ok im confused do u have the speaker system and the headphones plugged into the same port at the same time? are u using a splitter? go a little deeper in your explanation please
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A:Speakers AND Headphones At the Same Time

Nope, as soon as you plug into your headphone jack, it's going to disable your rear jacks. The only way I know of is using the "Y" cable you referred too.


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I googled it, and i only found results where the users wanted to get rid of that.


A:How do i use both headphones and speakers at the same time?

If you are using HDMI for the TV, you can only have one default audio playback device. Either the HDMI output or your "speakers" (PC sound card) which would allow you to use headphones.

This comes up frequently and I don't recall any posted way to get around this.
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A:How do I use speakers and headphones at the same time?

Onboard sound is both a blessing and a curse at the same time. Im assuming you are talking about the onboard chip on your board and not a pci card.
Mic - Audio in- and a line out. Its been a while - I think thas close.
I remember I had a ac97 compliant integrated chip a while back.
I didnt have much of a prob with it besides the cpu cycles it ate.
I think you will need some form of pci card (turtle beach or soundblaster) or a soundsystem that offers a port for your headphones with a seperate volume control otherwise your headphones will be blaring the same decibel as your main speakers and be blown apart in a few hours if you do not have an inline volume control on your headset. most models of logitech or klipsich speakers offer headset ports in the main volume control module - however there are much much cheaper options out there then those.

Hope this helps
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i was wondering if there is a way to play headphones and speakers at the same time?

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A:Playing headphones and speakers at the same time?

not realy unless you're prepared to modify the headset plug.

the plug on the computer has a switch that operates when the headphone jack
is inserted; it disconnects the speakers.
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A:Headphones and speakers playing at the same time

Plus, I've reinstall my drivers and they are up to date!

and On the internet I've also found a thread where they told me to check the Analog Cog settings on realtek but there isn't even an option to do it. The analog device buttons are un-clickable.

Even in the advanced settings on realtek there's nothing but "recording device" settings.

Here's what's on my realtek
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The speakers are built into my monitor, plus they're playing with the headphones plugged in, so there definitely isn't anything wrong with them.

I've tried messing around with Realtek and just a simple restart/shut down, and nothing has happened.

A:Why are the speakers and headphones playing at the same time?

when you right clik on the speaker icon in system tray and select 'playback devices', which is set to default?
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A:Speakers and headphones play at the same time?

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).

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A:DOes anyone know how to have speakers and headphones play at the same time
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What would be even better, but probably not possible, is if I could hook the pc speaker's subwoofer up to the stereo system but thats probably a lot of trouble..

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A:How can i play through headphones and speakers at the same time?

You plug the stereo system into the rear channel and the PC speakers to the front channel (or vice versa) - that's what i have set up and it works just fine.

You need to fiddle with your soundcard settings to get it to run in 4 speaker mode.
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When I plug in my headphones, my speakers just keep on playing(although the headphones also play the audio). The headphones won't show up under audio devices, and I've tried two different sets of headphones.

Does anyone know how to stop this? It was working fine yesterday....

I use Windows 7.


A:Headphones and speakers playing at the same time?

Hello OctoberOwl and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since everything was working fine yesterday I'd try using system restore to return my computer to a date/time prior to when the audio problem first started.

System Restore

If system restore doesn't help you might have to go into control panel > sounds to see what your default settings are. There are several previous forum threads that provide possible solutions. For example:

Speakers and headphones play at the same time?

Selecting headphones or speakers as default

And a couple of threads from the Microsoft Answers forum:

Headphones + Speakers at the same time - Microsoft Answers

Audio playback through headphones and speakers - Microsoft Answers
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A:Headphones and speakers playing at same time HELP!

What sound do you have? e.g. Realtek, Conexant, etc?

Realtek has an HD Control Panel and there is an option to mute the speakers when a headset is connected or as yours is doing not mute the speakers. I don't have anything except Realtek but I know some of the other sound hardware's have similar settings.

The Realtek is located in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound.
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A:Headphones and Speakers will work at same!

This might help explain it. AC'97 and HD audio front panel layouts
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A:Why are the speakers and headphones playing at the same time?

Check for a setting in the audio. Many, have an audio configuration panel and an option to mute the speakers when the headphone is connected or not.

I don't have IDT so I can't say exactly where that is at.

Another option, if it worked yesterday and not today, use the System Restore and restore the PC back to an available restore date when it did work correctly. (System restore will not delete any user data). System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.
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A:Headphones and speakers play at the same time

With no system specs specified we can't say exactly. But, in newer HD audio sound systems they autodetect when something is plugged in. If you have one of these devices it is either the driver or there is a hardware problem with the sound chip.
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A:Headphones and speakers playing at the same time

It would appear from your description that you have a mechanical fault with the headphone jack. When you insert the plug into the socket there is a contact that is switched telling the system that something has been inserted into the socket - this signal is used to switch off the speakers.

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A:sound plays through speakers and headphones at the same time

Realtek AC97 is very old audio. What is the model of your PC or motherboard? Did you install a Vista/Windows 7 sound driver?
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A:Sound from speakers and headphones at same time, uninstalled...

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A:Sound coming from headphones and speakers at the same time

Update your Realtek Audio Drivers -->

Go into Realtek Control Panel and check settings.

Regards. . .


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A:Laptop speakers arn't muting when headphones are in

Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Does the driver you're using have its own control panel and settings?
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I have checked the following
1. Volume control in that i have removed all mute tick including Microphone also but does not worked.

2. I have checked in the My computer->Manage->Device Manager->sounds, video and game controlling on that there is 'X' mark and yellow mark.

Can anyone please help.


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Welcome to TSF,

Pretty basic questions from me to start with....Have you got the volume on your speakers turned up?

Are you sure your speakers are plugged into the right port? More details of your system would help, but until then, this may assist you.

Let us know,

kind regards,
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my laptop is Studio XPS, and since morning I've had the same problem!
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Welcome to the Windows 8 forum.

Unfortunately you didn't fill in the "My System Specs" so we don't know what hardware we are dealing with (and which version of Windows 8).
Some PC sound chips, such as RealTek, have an option on whether to mute or not mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in. See screenshot below on the RealTek HD Audio Manager and the option that it has.
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Some PC systems have a control panel for the PC audio, such as the RealTek HD Audio Manager, and in that panel is an option to either mute the PC speakers when a headset is plugged in or to not mute the speakers.

I have a RealTek HD Audio Manager that is located in the Control Panel/Hardware and sound. Other audio such as IDT, Connexant, or whatever may have similar panels.

Without more information we are guessing. Please expand on the My System Specs, such as the specific HP model number you have and the sound device, if you know it.
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Hardware fault. Either with the audio circuitry or the speakers themselves.
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If the issue still persists try creating a New User account. You can refer to the URL mentioned which will guide you in creating a New User account:
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I wasnt quite sure where to put this so sorry if this is the wrong place. I have some pretty good 5.1 speakers and i was thinking about getting some 5.1 headphones. Has anyone had any experience with these are they worth it? I found some kinyo ones for 50-60 bucks that had good reviews.
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I'm running Windows XP.

For the purpose of online gaming, I recently grabbed a pair of old Logitech USB headphones with a built-in microphone. However, they're old and the sound quality is mediocre at best. I also have a set of Logitech speakers for my desktop, but whenever I plug in my headphones, the headphones automatically take up the role of playing sound, and the speakers go mute.

Is there any way that I can set my sound options so that the headphones will serve only to record what I'm saying, and my speakers will handle the job of playing sound?


If the cord is in 2 parts you could try to figure out which of them that is the microphone and which of them that is sound and then cut one of them. Worked for me
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Hello Okay so here is the issue I would like to have my headphones and speakers playing at the same time but for different applications For example I would like to use my Razer Carcharias headphones for applications such as TeamSpeak or Hangouts so that others in my house hold cannot hear others in chat from Headphones Speakers Seperate I also have speakers in which I would like to use for the audio of Pandora or even video games I know there is a way to do this by going into my sound settings for Seperate Speakers from Headphones Windows The Seperate Speakers from Headphones real issue lies in selecting the playback device in the Stereo Mix Properties The drop Seperate Speakers from Headphones down menu only shows the speakers I figured it might be a driver issue with my headset however Razer options in the Synapse show the only selected audio source option as Speakers Realtek High Definition Audio I know of someone that used to have it set up the same way with their headset and speakers so I know there is a way but I am now lost on what needs to be done It may also be helpful to know that my Speakers mentioned are only Water Speakers so they do not have a specific driver associated Thank you in advance Krumpuppy nbsp

A:Seperate Speakers from Headphones

not all audio chipsets allow what you are asking....whats the make and model of your PC?
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I have an Acer Aspire 5630 Notebook. My speakers and headphones play at the same time. This was not always the case, and I want my main speakers to mute when I plug the headphones in. All my drivers are up to date, and my computer has HD Realtek manager audio. Any suggestions?

A:Headphones and Speakers both play

Try uninstaling your sound drivers and reinstalling them
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I m don't speakers mute Headphones in, on my Phillips Laptop and it s been through a bit of a saga after a failed installation of ubuntu I had to do a clean install of windows xp sp Headphones in, speakers don't mute and then get all the bits and pieces working again The audio has been my biggest headache Headphones in, speakers don't mute and now this is the situation After installing realtek ac audio driver and realtek HD audio driver the sound came through speakers hooray Now whenever I plug in my headphones the speakers don t mute There is sound coming through both the headphones and the speakers When I plug in the headphones the realtek audio manager which I would Headphones in, speakers don't mute like to be rid of without losing my audio but for some reason do this recognises that the headphones have been plugged in with a popup so sound comes through the headphones but the speakers don t change volume at all I ve been looking round the internet to try and find a solution to this to no avail I ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the audio drivers countless times going into audio properties and changing the speakers to headphones nothing has worked so far Really hoping someone here might finally have a solution nbsp
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I'm hard of hearing and our TV sound isn't the greatest, so I struggle to hear what's being said when watching shows. I enjoy using headphones, but that only works when I'm not watching with my wife.

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I have WIndows 7 with smart audio...


A:Headphones & Speakers simultaneously

Ok normally this depends on the sound driver. Try downloading the latest driver for you laptop and check if it works, if not come back.
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ok i have windows 7 64 bit, before i updated my sound card my headphones would crackle with music, movies, any sound, now they don't crackle but the most annoying thing is when i unplug my headphones i have to click on the via hd sound deck icon at the bottom and click make speakers default, if i plug in headphones i have to do the same for the headphones in order for sound to work through which ever device i want. Imagebin - A place to slap up your images. how do i fix this where it works normally like its supposed too?

A:I need help with my audio, headphones and speakers.

Where did you get the driver update? From ASUS for your specific PC model? or from some other source? If it wasn't from ASUS, that may be the problem. Non-Vendor specific drivers may or may not work properly.

If it was from ASUS, there may be a Windows/sound driver corruption. First thing to try is go to the Device Manager. There should only be the entry for the VIA sound and possibly an HDMI audio (if you have that). If there is any other entry, such as HD Audio Codec, RIGHT click on that entry and then LEFT click Uninstall. Then restart the PC and see if that fixes it. If not, go back to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the VIA sound and then LEFT click Uninstall. DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the VIA sound. Check to see if it is now working OK.
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My grandmother's computer doesn't play sound from speakers, headphones and whatever.
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Well I really need your cube-side to help me, AS FAST AS YOU CAN, because she's about to pay the technician guy.

Any solution? I've got to fix this quickly, but as you read I probebly don't know how. By-the-way, I HAVE SOME expeience with computers. (a lot)

A:No sound through speakers and even headphones

And you've updated all the drivers and everything for your speakers?

(I'm assuming you've already checked to make sure it's not on mute, right?)

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I have sound through my headphones but not through my computer speakers. The speakers work fine as I tried them on another computer.... Checked the sound properties...nothing is muted and all sound is where it should be. Device manager says everything is working properly. They were working properly until a couple days ago.
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hello i d jus made a very long explanation about my query and clicked submit button and it went to could not find page i can t b bothered to write it all again so using + simultaneously headphones speakers i l b short when i went korea i went my cousin s house and discovered that he could use his headphones and his speakers the same time back then i was dumb enough not to find out how he did it nor did i check if he had two soundcards he could control the volume of both sound devices with one volume adjusting control using headphones + speakers simultaneously i have two soundcards and i have some random spearks and sony using headphones + speakers simultaneously headphones wut i want to do is be able to listen using headphones + speakers simultaneously to both sound devices well not really but i want to b able to switch from speakers to headphones simply by switching my speakers off without havin to manually switch cords which gets realli annoyin coz i do it lots any suggestions nbsp

A:using headphones + speakers simultaneously

Plug your headphones to the rear output channel of your sound card if it exists.

You can also use an adaptor to split the speaker signal coming out of your sound card.
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When I plug my headphones in sometimes random things don't play through them. For example atm I'm talking on skype and I can hear my friend talking to me but if I play a youtube video the audio from the video comes out through the speakers. How do I make everything come through the headphones?

I am using an HP pavilion dv7 laptop.

I have tried making the speakers the default sound device
I have tried making the headphones the default sound device
I have tried disabling the speakers while the headphones are in
I have tried updating both drivers via right click>properties>drivers>update driver

Any help would be much appreciated

edit: just discovered that if I am not in a skype call all of the audio comes from the headphones. So it has to be something to do with skype I guess

A:Headphones & Speakers problem

I need to know your sound card, the I might be able to help. Anyway here is what usually helps:
Download the software of your sound device (e.g. Soundblaster X-FI Gaming edition). Usually the software provides a way to configure each (I do not know the English word), the things where you can plug in audio devices. You can tell the software to switch the ports of you can disable ports and so on.

With this software you can tell your computer, that if you plug in a jack in device 1, than disable all other inputs.

Got the problem with a Medion laptop, and it happens quite often, that devices are wrongly configured. Your PC does not recognize when you plug in headphones. So you need to tell him what to do.

Download the software and configure your device. It is easy.