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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Ubuntu affects Windows headphone

I am dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 I went to listen to my headphones in Windows and could hear nothing. I could hear through the speakers fine. I plugged the headphones in, Windows ...
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Headphones not working in ubuntu 13.06 - mac laptop

I have a mac laptop with ubuntu installed on it. The version of the ubuntu os is 13.06. It is an old generation mac book. The mic and the speaker works fine but when I plug in the headphones, no sound ...
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Sound jumping between speakers and headphones when volume is high

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, but had this problem on previous versions of Ubuntu. When the volume is higher than 45% and I am playing music the sound switches between head phones and speakers, but there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in headphone mode (no sound through speakers)

The basic symptom I was having is that sound was not working in Ubuntu 14.04. However, I had recently used the front headphone jack, and after unplugging the headphones, I noticed in the sound ...
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HP Compaq TC4200 problems

I have a hp compaq tc4200 and the headphone jack doesn't work it acts like nothing's plugged in. I've tried any solution i could find and most did nothing at all at best and some forced me to ...
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Bluetooth earphones Jabra Rox Wireless not recognized under Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to connect my bluetooth (4.0) earphones (Jabra Rox Wireless) with my Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. If I activate bluetooth, set it to visible and start pairing mode on the ...
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How to map volume buttons on Apple EarPods

I cannot control volume using Apple EarPods's buttons. Is there any way to do so? My system: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit.
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Strange noise in headphones when no sound is played

There is a strange noise coming out of my headphones on my Lenovo T440. The sound is like when you tune your radio, but you get a wrong frequency and you hear unpleasant noise. Well - that's the same ...
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14.04 Headphones do not appear as an output device

I installed 14.04 yesterday. I always leave my headphones and speakers plugged in together, so I know I have them in the right ports. Sound came though the speakers just fine, but nothing came ...
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How to deactivate headphones output

I've got a broken piece of jack stuck into my headphones output : I cannot get any sound from my laptop speakers. I've tried many things (using alsamixer, pavucontrol, checking the different mute ...
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Headphones test fine but give static during actual use

I'm using a pair of simple headphones connected to the audio jack of my Hp 2000 laptop running ubuntu 13.10. I've been having trouble with my headphones ever since I got them. Today, they just gave me ...
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No sound output both speakers and headphone toshiba satellite m55 Xubuntu 12.10

I am running Xubuntu 12.10 and I was trying to repair the sound on the headphone jack since I had sound output through there and now I have no sound what so ever. So I think I made things worst. No ...
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Crackling and sound interruptions - speaker/headphone switching [closed]

Continuous crackling from moment Ubuntu starts up. When playing sound gives interruptions. I didn't experience any sound problem in Windows before I installed Ubuntu (ubuntu is great btw). ...
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Headphones do not working on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm an user in Ubuntu, and I have a problem with my headphone. The sound is good but it's not working when I use headphones. I make sure that headphone is good to use. Can anyone help me with ...
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Set headphones as default sound output (defaults to HDMI)

Ubuntu 13.10 on Lenovo U410. The screenshot explains it best after every reboot HDMI is selected as output device. I always have to switch to Headphones (which in fact are speakers and not ...
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Bluetooth headphones won't connect

I have tried and tried to connect my headphones to my laptop, to no avail. everything else connects with no issues. the laptop finds the headphones, but will not allow me to connect to them. any ...
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How can I restore my audio to menu bar? [duplicate]

I'm having problems with my headphones not working all of a sudden on Ubuntu 13.10. I tried fixing it by changing a bunch of files, removing alsa-mixer and pulseaudio and reinstalling. Still haven't ...
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How to make aptX-capable Bluetooth equipment work with Ubuntu?

I have an aptX-capable headset and I want to use it to play music with the highest possible audio quality the headset can technically provide in Ubuntu. How can I do that? While A2DP supports a lot ...
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Headphones noise, turning on and off

I have a Dell XPS13 9333 running Ubuntu 12.04. Speakers are working ok, while there are issues using headphones. Headphone are muted when there is no audio playing (that's ok), than when the audio ...
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Headphone jack physically broken and that automute the speakers after about 1~2 minute

I have a annoying problem in my Asus X52F laptop running raring Ubuntu. My headphones jack had physically broken last mount and after this event the audio output automute after 1 to 2 minute of ...
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition + Ubuntu 12.04 + Bluetooth Headphones = Choppy Sound

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, the second version (one with full hd graphics) ,running "stock" Ubuntu 12.04 (the one that came installed on the machine). When I connect bluetooth headphones ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: I still hear sound from laptop speakers when headphones connected

When I connect headphones to laptop with 13.10 I hear sound from speakers and from headphones at same time. How to fix this? 64bit, lenovo y570
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Automatically switch equalizer preset based on audio output (internal speaker or external)

The facts below come from experience with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 64-bit laptop. Context/problem: bad speakers As many people know, laptop speakers have "highly unequal frequency response" as audio ...
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Headphones not detected in 13.10

I'm new to Ubuntu, running 13.10 on an Alienware M14x R2. The laptop comes with a "Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller" sound card (for which I couldn't find a Linux driver). ...
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Sony Walkman 3 in 1 and Ubuntu [closed]

I'm considering buying Sony Walkman 3 in 1 (headphones with included MP3 player in them), to be exact the name of model I want to buy is Sony NWZ-WH303. I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.04 and I ...
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No sound from headphones ubuntu 13.10 on iMac

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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No sound from external speakers/headphones (jack)

I've got constant problem, after instaling Ubuntu 13.10. I get no sound from the audio jack (speakers, headphones etc) but my internal speakers work right, playing sound as they should. Tried many ...
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Headphone jack port stopped working after opening Audacity

On my Asus F201E with Ubuntu 13.10, I have used headphones without problems until a few days ago, I opened Clementine and Audacity at the same time, and now my headphone port does not work anymore. I ...
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Headset mic not being used

I have an ASUS 1015E laptop that has a single 3.5mm audio combo port for both mic and headphone (TRRS connector plugs go in there). So I use headsets that come in a single wire which has both ...
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Sound switches to headphones after random time

On my laptop (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) arose out of the blue the following problem: After seemingly a random number of seconds the sound switches to the headphone jack and switches off the speakers. If I ...
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headphones not working but external speakers working

I'm running ubuntu 13.10, and my headphones have randomly stopped working - sound plays from the laptop speakers when the headphones are unplugged, but no sound comes through the headphones. The ...
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How to switch between headphones and speakers manually from command line

What if I want to write a script that switches audio output? How can it be done under Ubuntu? (There is a related question on Ask Ubuntu: How to switch between headphones and speakers manually) Here ...
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13.10 headphones no sound

I've tried the alsa force-reload, uninstall, re-install with pulseaudio, killall pulseaudio, the sound setting output configuration, alsamixer enable/disable automute, alsamixer output selection. ...
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Headset doesn't work at all in 13.10

So I fresh installed 13.10 and it seems fine enough as far as the lastest ubuntu goes, except my headset doesn't work (it plugs into headphone and mircophone). While on my machine the microphone ...
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How to disable headphone detection?

In Windows there is an option to disable auto detection of headphones so speakers won't auto mute but I am unable to find such option in Ubuntu. How can I activate such feature?
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Speakers and Headphones play at the same time. Lenovo ThinkPad

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. They worked fine until just a couple hours ago, and I see the other threads but they don't have solutions. None of 20 I must have looked at. I looked at Alsamixer, but there is no ...
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headphones not working in 13.10 after update on my AW m17x

My headphones is not work on my Alienware M17x after recent update from 13.04 to 13.10. In the Sound window no headphones option. H/W path Device Class Description ...
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No sound from Ubuntu 13.10 after selecting output

Hello I have headphones that I plug and unplug from time to time because I talk on Skype. When I unplugged my headphones from my keyboard there was no sound from my speakers while I was playing music. ...
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Headphones not working in 13.10 after update

I'm still unable to get sound to my headphone jack on my IBM ThinkPad T61 after a recent update to 13.10. When I plug the headphones into the jack, there is sound for about 1 second and then it cuts ...
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Having several sound issues with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm not exactly describing one problem, because I feel like solving it would be useless. In the last 3 months I had a HUGE amount of problems with my headphone jack / speakers. I am using Ubuntu ...
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Headphones microphone is not working

I'm trying to use my headphones with my Ubuntu 13.10. My headphones are Nokia BH-905i, which can be connected via Bluetooth or green+pink wires. If I use bluetooth, voice quality is terrible or ...
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Logitech G930 under Ubuntu (Crackling noises)

I own the wireless headphone Logitech G930 and i have been using it under Windows without any problems. Unfortunately under Ubuntu (12.04 as well as 13.04) it has really poor audio quality: Crackling ...
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Sound board beeping compulsively after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Packard Bell EasyNote MV85-100 that was previously running WinXP. Pretty swift and no errors during install, but as soon as Ubuntu loads the sound board goes ...
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How to force audio from speakers and headphone

Im looking to install ubuntu on my laptop, problem is that I damaged the headphone socket and it thinks there is always headphones plugged in. I know in windows I can force audio to play from both the ...
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no sound via headphones with ubuntu 13.04

Hopefully I am not asking a duplicate question, but all the answers I found so far did not help me. Alsamixer channel is not muted and when I switch to headphone output via pulseaudio there is still ...
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Why do the headphones not work on my HP Pavilion DV6?

Headset does not work on Ubuntu, but works on Windows and other distributions of Linux. I have HP Pavilion DV6
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Headphone not working? Ubuntu 12.10

Okay, so I just installed Ubuntu alongside windows 7 and my headphones dont seem to be working, when I plug in my headphones the sound continues to come out of the speakers built into my laptop.
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Can't hear sound from headphone jack

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit desktop. I can't hear sound from headphone jack in my pc while speakers are working perfectly. I am very new to linux and I dont have any idea about the ...
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Headset Sound not Working [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64 bit Dell Machine. My speakers are working fine, but my headphone jack just isn't making any sound. I am dual-booting with Windows 7 using Grub as the boot-loader. The ...
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No sound in headphones

I have a lenovo g700 model, and recently installed ubuntu 12, but there is no sound in the headphones, though the laptop speakers are working fine. Sometime I got sound in headphones and laptop ...