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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How to pause VLC playback when the headphones are disconnected?

How is it possible to pause the playback of VLC when my headphones are plugged out? I can mute the speakers via ALSA, but I want to use the plug trigger to stop the playback, as it is usual in ...
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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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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 playing music with my headphones plugged in. The music was coming out of the headphones, but I also noticed that my speakers were playing the same music. Why is this, and how can I fix it?
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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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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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How to make volume levels universal

I have noticed that my volume level is device-specific. For instance, I have 100% volume before plugging-in my headphones. After plugging my headphones in, if I change the volume down to 40%, the ...
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Noise from headphones

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I plug my headphones in I hear an annoying noise . The noise is not influenced by the volume level as well as the software used. It is just always there. Any ...
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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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What code is executed when headphones are disconnected?

I want to execute a script on headphones disconnect but I resent the idea of constant polling of the status when there is already some code executed when it's changed.
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Headphones are playing a local radio station

Before you even think about saying "fake" or something like that, I swear on my life this is real. I am sitting in a hotel room in New Orleans right now, with my headphones on. Instead of hearing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Headphones don't work after update

I updated to Ubuntu 15.04 from Ubuntu 14.10 a few days ago, and now my Logitech G230 headphones don't receive any sound. How can I fix this? PulseAudio Volume Control detects my headphones, and says ...
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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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No sound from internal speakers in Ubuntu 15.10

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 version on my Asus V1jp. Everything works just fine, except the sound system. There is no sound at all from the internal speakers. Sound from headphone seems to work ...
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Sound problem on both Speakers and HeadPhones

I know there are a lot of questions like this here, but I tried them all and I couldn't make them work. I have a HP dv6-2190ep laptop. My sound card is HDA Intel IDT 92HD75B3X5. My Ubuntu is ...
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Headphones not working after update Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have tried all the forum threads here concerning this problem, none of the provided solutions worked (some even made the problem worse). I have an Asus x551m Laptop with SonicMaster audio. Ubuntu ...
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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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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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Audio Playing on Headphones and Speakers (Ubuntu 15.04)

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04. The upgrade went fine, except that now audio plays from the headphones and the speaker at the same time. My speakers are plugged into 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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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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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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snd-hda-intel and the HP Envy 17

So I know that other people have had issues with audio on Envy Series Notebooks. However there's very little out there in terms of the HP Envy 17-3200 (4 speakers and a woofer). In light of this, ...
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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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Sound only out of internal speakers, never headphones (Alienware laptop, Ubuntu 15.10)

Alienware 17 r3 laptop, internal speakers work fine, headphone jack(s) seem to be ignored, so I can't get sound to an external speaker. (The Alienware has a second "microphone" jack, which apparently ...
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H800 Logitech headphones not working properly

So, I bought these headphones, and I'm trying to use it with Ubuntu. Using it to listen to music (A2DP profile) works perfectly. However, when I try to use them with Skype, Google Hangouts, or ...
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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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Distorted sound from headphone jack Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I am reaching out for a help to diagnose and to fix the problem I am having on my Ubuntu box. The OS: Linux 3.16.0-51-generic #69~14.04.1-Ubuntu x86_64 GNU/Linux Desktop with default Unity Desktop ...
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Why does my computer try to shut down when I plug in headphones?

Using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Noticed that when I plug in headphones, a menu appears asking if I want to "lock, suspend, restart, or shut down." Is this normal? How do I fix this if it isn't normal?
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Internal microphone becomes unavailable when plugging in headset

Upon plugging in my AKG headset, PulseAudio automatically changes to the external microphone. However, my headset has no external microphone, and I want to use my laptop's internal microphone - but it ...
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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 ...