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 to automatically change volume level when un-/plugging headphones?

What I want is the following: When I plug in my headphones, I want the sound to be un-muted and set to a specific volume level. When I unplug my headphones, I want the sound to be muted (or set to ...
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Sound from both headphones and speakers

I guess this question already had the answer here but I can't find it. I'm using 12.04. Update: The problem is that I can hear the sound from my laptop's speakers even I plugged in my headphones. ...
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restore speakers / headphones option

When I plug my headphones in after upgrading to ubuntu 12.04, it no longer mutes by speakers,and I also do not have a headphones output as I did previously. I recall having to go into a conf file and ...
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Automatic Mute Speakers When Headphones are Unplugged

I listen to music almost any time I am on my computer. I often accidentally unplug my headphones. This has resulted in disturbing others around me. Does any one know of a way to mute the speakers (and ...
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Use Computer headset like a hands-free for cell phone

Is it possible (and how) to use a computer headset (or speakers+mic) as a hands-free device for my mobile? I bought a bluetooth-dongle but I couldn't get it to work yet. I think I already set this up ...
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Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in [closed]

I was rocking out to a crazy remix with my headphones plugged in, and someone sitting next to me informed me that the music was also coming out of my speakers. How do I make it so that when I plug ...
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Analog and digital audio output at the same time

My speakers use a digital input, but my headphones use an analog input. I have them both plugged in, and when I want to use the headphones I just turn off the speakers and switch on the headphones. ...
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headphones not working on Windows after installing Kubuntu 12.10

Sound was working fine on Windows, but yesterday after installing Kubuntu 12.10 the headphones in windows stopped working. The victim is an Asus N53SN laptop. In Kubuntu sound works like a charm, but ...
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Sound problems after upgading to 13.04

After my recent upgrade to 13.04 I am experiencing background crackling noises, particularly noticeable when using my preferred listening over headphones (Grado SR80's). The noise is only evident when ...
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Why are my speakers working but not my headphones?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed on my Asus G50VTX5. Sound works for the speakers but there's no sound from the headphones. Headphones are working fine in other devices.
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Speakers and headphones at the same time when using a DV6-2170

I am on a HP Pavilion DV6-2170US, running 32-bit Ubuntu 12.10. When I plug in my headphones the speakers AND the headphones play sound at the same time. The speakers should stop playing and send all ...
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Dual sound from headphones and speakers

I have tried everything from this question and this question and I have nothing. I have an asus K50IJ and I just can not seem to get head phones working solo. According to lspci I have 00:1b.0 ...
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Headphones not working in Ubuntu 12.10

I've tried multiple ways to solve my problem as described in other topics in this forum, but none succeeded. The Headphones sound worked when I first installed Ubuntu 12.10, but after a few updates it ...
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No sound output from headphone jack Ubuntu12.04

I have just bought a new ASUS u47vc computer. I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on it alongside windows 7 with no problems what so ever. Howevr, there is one issue that must be resolved. I can not get ...
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Is there a way to disable auto-switch output channel when I connect headphones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are my speakers working but not my headphones? It kicked in after upgrade to ubuntu 11.10 when I connect headphones, output channel (observed through control panel ...
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Is it possible to switch between headphones and speakers?

Is it possible to switch between headphones and speakers by software control? I'm disabled, and plugging and unplugging my headphones is rather difficult for me. I'd rather just press a button and ...
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Want sound only to headphones, when it plugged in, and in speakers else

I installed 12.04 today. It worked on 11.10. Now if headphones was plugged in on startup, they works, but if I unplug it, speakers don't work. If headphones wasn't plugged before startup, sound is in ...
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Would anyone know why when I plug my headphones in, my speakers don't turn off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in any ideas, thoughts or suggestions
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Headphone output is far too loud

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), with a "Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)" sound card. When I plug headphones into the front headphone port, the sound ...
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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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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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How can I get sound on headphones without switching back to 'Speakers' manually?

On my Notebook (with Realtek ALC269VB) the sound over speakers works well until I plugin the headphones, Speakes get muted as expected but no sound on headphones. I noticed that as soon as I plugin ...
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Sound from both speakers and headphones. Bug with Soundcard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in I just wanted to listen some music on my Notebook (Ubuntu 11.10), so I connected Headphones, and ...
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Does Ubuntu have support for the Apt-X codec for bluetooth audio?

I cant find any confirmation anywhere. Does anyone know? If it is not supported, is support planned?
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Mute sound on Headphone unplug?

Is there a way of muting sound from my computer everytime I unplug my headphones (Like a phone does) to stop sound then playing out of my speakers?
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Headphone not working in Lubuntu 11.10 [closed]

The problem was not resolved, but I went back to 11.04 1. Description of the Problem The speaker works. When I plugin the headphone (tried 2 types), both the speaker and the headphone mute. ...
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No sound for headphones

I was trying some of the solutions published in this forum for the same problem, but just one in particular work for me: add the line of code in the file alsa-base.conf. This just works for a few ...
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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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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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Does anyone know how I can set the safe-volume for headphone in KDE?

I dont even know if this is the right term "safe-volume"....but I have just changed to KDE and before I used MATE. In MATE when I plugged in my earphones.....the system immediately set the volume to, ...
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Sound issues after trying everything

I cannot get my sound working properly, no matter what I do, there's always some problem. It's very annoying as it's the only thing preventing me from making Ubuntu my main OS. At the moment my sound ...
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Is there a way to make the speaker silent while the headphone-jack keeps working? 12.04LTS

The PC I am working on is in a loud environment. If I need sound, I use the headphone. On my own account this is easy: I mute the speaker in the sound-setting. I am not the only user, others use the ...
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Headphones not working. Realtek ALC270. Asus K55VD-DS71 laptop. Ubuntu 12.04

I helping my friend to setup ubuntu who is a first time user. It's an ASUS K55VD-DS71 laptop. Following codecs are being reported on the system when I issue the command cat ...
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Headphone Jack has no sense [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in How can I mute the speakers when the headphones are plugged in? I have searched all over the internet ...
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No audio with headphones, but audio works with integrated speakers

My speakers work correctly, but when I plug in my headphones, they don't work. I am running Ubuntu 10.04. My audio card is Realtek ALC259 My laptop model is a HP G62t a10em In another thread someone ...
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Problem with skype and usb headset

I have a problem trying to use my Senheisser USB headset with Skype, if I set my default output in my Sound Preferences to use my USB headset I hear everything in my PC through them including Skype ...
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No Sound with Headphones but Sound with Stereo

I have a dell studio 1749. I just installed 12.04 on a dual boot with windows 7 (The stereo sound and headphones work perfectly when booted into windows, sound turned up before booting into Ubuntu). ...
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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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Headphone jack disabled in windows, after using Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Alienware M15x-R1 and love it, but whenever I properly shut down or reboot from within Ubuntu, when I access Windows my headphone jack doesn't work, it reads headphones ...
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no sound in headphone

Ubuntu 11.10, kernel 3.0.0.13. Netbook medion AKOYA 1210. There is no sounds comming out the headphones. I have to go in the sound applet menu and switch off and on the sound card. After that, sound ...
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Stream Mixxx headphone output via IceCast

Just like the title. Is it possible to configure Mixxx and Icecast in such a way that the headphone output is streamed? (Instead of the master output) How? My laptop has only one sound card. I ...
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No sound from bluetooth headset, but its detected

I have an bluetooth headset connected to my computer, the buttons play/pause/volume are working fine, but i have no sound in the headset, but in the speaker of the computer. In fact i played with the ...
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Headphone jack does not cut speakers in 12.04

When I connecting my headphones to laptop, the speakers is still working. Where is the problem?
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Sound coming from both headphones and speakers on Lenovo G460

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 yesterday on Lenovo G460. I'm unable to fix this problem after lot of tries in changing model in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf to thinkpad/auto/lenovo and many things. ...
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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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How do I stop sound coming from my speakers with a faulty headphone socket?

On my laptop, I have a faulty headphone socket, so when I insert headphones into it, the speakers do not mute. I can confirm that this problem is caused by faulty hardware and not software as when I ...
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Sound comes from both headphones and laptop speakers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in When I plug my headphones into the headphone jack and start watching video or listening to a song, not ...
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Independent volume for headphones

I have an Asus K52Jc and in sound configuration there is no independent sound device for the headphones, and so there's no way to have independent volume for speakers and headphones. Is there a way ...
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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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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 ...