Headphones are a set of two speakers placed over the ears to hear sound from the computer without disturbing anyone else. Headphones are connected to a computer or other audio-playing device by a jack on the end of the headphone cord or wireless.

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How can I debug why Sound keeps playing sound through Headphones although they are not present?

Sound keeps playing sound through Headphones although they are not plugged-in. How can I debug this problem?
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control Youtube in Google Chrome with bluetooth headphone buttons

Following the answer here I am able to control the Ubuntu (14.04) default Videos application with my bluetooth headset play/pause, forward, reverse buttons. I have tried Streamkeys and Key Socket ...
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Sound output device is not automatically switched when pluging/unplugging headphones

I have a monitor with speakers connected to my Intel NUC via HDMI. I also sometimes plug in my headphones with the 3.5mm jack. I want to set it up such that the sound output device is switched to the ...
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Can't configure usb audio output to 7.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 [on hold]

I have wireless, 7.1 headphones which are connected by usb. The problem is that I can't select from "Sound" to be a 7.1 output instead of Stereo. Anyone who knows how to do it? Thanks.
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How to permanently set the 'Internal Microphone Built-in-audio' as the default Sound Input device

I recently moved to Ubuntu 16.04 from Windows 10 for various reasons. A major hiccup which I faced in the transition was the audio device compatibility which magically disappeared after I tried a few ...
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Headphones doesn't give sound when lid is closed and opened

My laptop stopped giving sound from headphones when lid is closed and opened. After running: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install pavucontrol linux-sound-base alsa-base ...
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How can I reflect the volume control in the bottom panel to speaker's volume?

I'm using Lubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and I'm a new user in it. My speakers have a USB cable for connecting to the computer. The volume controller that pops up when clicked on the speaker icon in the right ...
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Continue to use Line Out audio port when headphones are plugged in (disable front panel jack detection)

When I plug my headphones in, I want to continue using the rear line out audio port for my speakers. Can I?
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Problems with alsamixer config [closed]

Every time I reboot my Linux Mint, my headphones are placed in "mm" in alsamixer. On every system restart, I have to reconfigure alsamixer.
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Audio issues in Ubuntu 16.04 with Speakers and headphones

While using this guide on the forums, https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2036044, I used the fixed as posted and my laptops speakers audio channels are fixed however when headphones are used ...
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Jack audio suddenly does not work on Ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Audio was working perfectly, even jack, I was able to listen to music using headphones or external speakers. Today I tried to install tuxguitar from its .deb installer and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Headphones not detected

I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 last night and when I tried to use sound today it didn't work. I've tried all the things I can find online. Including force restarting pulseaudio and als, rebooting. ...
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Headphones not working on Alienware15(2015)

Headphones are not working on Alienware 15 (2016) running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS(64 bit) and windows 10 in a dual boot configuration.The audio PulseAudio Volume Control detects the headphones when plugged ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 headphones not working

I have just installed Kubuntu 16.04 in a Alienware 15 R2 laptop. The sound card seems to work properly as I'm able to use the laptop speakers normally. Also I'm able to use usb headphones. However ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Asus UX501VW headphone and touchpad issues

I'm new to the Ubuntu and I'm trying to get it working on my Asus Zenbook UX501VW. I have everything mostly working except for a few things. I am currently on kernel 4.6.4, but I am still having ...
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Sound coming from both the headphones and speaker on ubuntu 16.04

When I plugin my headphones through the front jack in my desktop my speaker does not auto mute and sound comes from both in Ubuntu 16.04. When I open the alsamixer program through terminal, I see ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 constant noise problem with headphones

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 on my xps 13, it is working fine except this problem. When I plug headphones in then a constant noise starting and never go until plug headphones out. I read about this problem ...
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Headphone Jack causes immediate shutdown

Every time I plug in my headphones into my laptop, its seems to power-off immediately after about 1.5-2 seconds. I have tried this with several other Linux distributions and they have all failed, so I ...
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Sound on speakers, but headphones don't work on Asus X553M [Ubuntu 14.04.1]

I'm having a big problem with my headphones on partner's notebook: it's running on dual boot (Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04.1) and although sound works fine on speaker, it doesn't work on headphones. I've ...
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Headphones without sound

I install ubuntu-restricted-extras to solve a problem to read mp4, but with this install, my sound of headphones not works. How can I solve this?
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Bluetooth headset problem in Ubuntu (Ausdom m04 with bluetooth 4.0)

I have a bluetooth headset (Ausdom m04). At first, I couldn't set up the device as the laptop couldn't find the device. Then, after a couple of hours, I managed to connect it but there was no sound. ...
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Headphones automatically mute when plugged

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I have the following problem: When I plug in the headphones they are muted and to resolve this I have to un-mute the "speaker" in alsamixer, as seen in the ...
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Headphones not working on Ubuntu 16.04 installed on Alienware 17 R3

I own a Sony MDR-XB450 headphones and it is not being detected. Sound keeps playing through external speakers Alsamixer gives the details as below Card: HDA Intel PCH Chip: Creative CA0132 I can mute/...
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Sound problem in ubuntu (16.04)

Currently, i have ubuntu 16.04, and when i plug in my turtle beach z60's, it says it is plugged into the game audio part of the headphone, the one that is not low quality,the chat line. however, ...
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Issues with headphones

I'm fairly new to Linux and seem to be having an issue with my headphones. I have a HP Probook 4540s with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. No matter which headphones I use, only the left ear-piece works. I ...
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No sound from Bluetooth headphones since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have Nakamichi bluetooth headphones that have synced successfully with the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS OS on my computer. The playing mode even comes up as A2DP in the sound options. When you try to test sound ...
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No Sound from Front Headphone Ports

My Front Headphone port has stopped working on its own recently as in no sound is coming from them. It was working fine till last week after I applied some fix I found on Google. I am sorry but I don'...
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Headphones not detected by Ubuntu 16.04. Output of Alsa info in the details

I own an alienware 17 R3. Eversince I installed ubuntu, I have been facing one or the other driver problems. First it was WiFi. I updated the Linux firmware to 1.158 and WiFi started detecting ...
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Configuring automatic Bluetooth audio output via ALSA & command-line

I've got a Ubuntu 16.04 box on an Intel NUC for HTPC purposes (running Kodi). Most of the time it's outputting audio to the TV via HDMI (one day will be via a receiver) however occasionally I'd like ...
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No sound in headphones. After change in mixer no saved setting

Haven't sound at front output and have sound only rear side In mixer stand mute at headphones for default and no saved, after changes and reboot ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04 Package: ...
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Problem with bluetooth headphones

I have a set of bluetooth headphones I would like to connect to my computer, but whenever they are connected, all I am able to hear is a feedback from a microphone (I believe the microphone that is ...
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16.04 Can't use bluetooth A2DP headphones, pairs but does not connect. Logs inside

First of, I have tried following both of these: https://vilimpoc.org/blog/2016/04/30/ubuntu-16-04-bluetooth-speakers/ and PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10/16.04 When I try to connect my ...
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Headphones Issue

I got a new computer several months ago (MSI Ghost Pro GS60) and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. The whole time I've been using it, I've had some issues with the headphones that I haven't been able to ...
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No sound from speakers after headphones have been used - Ubuntu 16.04

I boot Ubuntu 16.04; speakers (plugged into read analog audio output) work fine. Audio configuration after boot - speakers work: Then, I plug in headphones to from headphone jack; speakers stop ...
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hcidump: “Exit Sniff Mode .. Command Disallowed” with Bluetooth headphones

I just bought a pair of wireless headphones with hardware media buttons. They seem to work just fine for a while, but when they are left without any input signal, they suspend themselves (or ubuntu ...
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HDA Intel PCH with Realtek ALC1150 no working sound

I recently installed latest Ubuntu ver. 16. Everything is working fine except the sound through the headphones. I tried checking a youtube video to test sound and nothing. I checked around and saw ...
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When I plug in earphones or HDMI, I have to manually change the speaker settings

Whenever I plug in my earphones or HDMI cord, the speaker settings don't automatically change to output from them. I have to go into the sound settings and manually choose them and then do a speaker ...
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Default headphone device when plugging in unknown audio device

My laptop has a single mini-jack that handles both headphones and microphone in one port. Every time I plug in my headphones I get the following asking me what kind of device I've plugged in. I'd ...
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Problem using Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm having trouble getting input or output from my firend's Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm setting up a studio system for him, and didn't expect this much trouble. I installed QJack and ...
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Can't switch headphones and speakers [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu 16.04 with windows 10. The pavucontrol can't get started. Error on pavucontrol: If I plug out the headphones in middle of some video I don't get any sound from the ...
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A2DP is broken after system update

I have Bluetooth Headphones that used to work with my Ubuntu 16.04 but stopped working after the system update. Now my headphones are working only in headset mode, but when I trying to switch to A2DP,...
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Prevent pop up every time I plug in headphones in 16.04

Every time I plug in headphones, this pops onto my screen: I will never, for the rest of my life, use a headset. I have no interest in this option. Clicking "Sound Settings" does not provide the ...
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Headphones not working in 16.04

I have spent some time searching around the various threads relating to headphone issues in Ubuntu and none of the answers seem to resolve my issue, so I will post it here. This problem started a ...
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ASRock asrock H110M-ITX/ac Audio Issue

I'm Patrick I'm fairly new to computers as I'm only 16 and just built my first computer. It is a mini ITX build using an asrock h110m-itx/ac motherboard and I use it primarily for coding, schoolwork, ...
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Sound stopped through headphone socket

I have this problem too with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 on Dell XPS 15 9550. All was working fine, then one day it goes silent when plugging in my speakers to the headphone socket. Looking at pavucontrol ...
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16.04 Headphones detected, but not switched on automatically after startup

I have this issue since 15.10, but it started to really grind my gears after making an upgrade to 16.04. Let's say that I have headphones plugged in. I reboot\relog on\boot to ubuntu, and play the ...
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Why is my audio device switching?

My computer keeps switching the audio device from "headphones" to "speakers", even though the headphones aren't plugged in. I rebooted the computer but the problem kept happening even while the ...
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Laptop headphone jack produces no sound

The headphones are detected, because when they are plugged in, they appear in the sound settings. The problem is that they just don't output any sound. Laptop speakers output sound just fine. I'm ...
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Headphones no longer detected in 16.04

When using Ubuntu 15.10, my headphones were auto-detected properly. Since upgrading to 16.04, that is no longer the case. I can force output to them using either pavucontrol or indicator-sound-...
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Headphones randomly turn off and music dies

I have been experiencing a strange problem with my Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth Headset. I will be listening to music or watching YouTube or something and Randomly the audio will just cut out and all videos ...