Headsets are a combination of headphones and at least one microphone. Includes wired (analog or USB) as well as wireless or Bluetooth headsets.

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Logitech USB headset not working on 12.04

I've looked around for answers to this question, But none of them seem to work for my particular problem. Obviously my USB headset isn't working, But I might as well share the scenario. I am running ...
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How can I make usual phone calls using a connected mobile phone?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed as a desktop OS and a Symbian-based smartphone (Nokia N79). How can I use my desktop system with a headset to make and receive usual mobile phone calls using a connected ...
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How can I automatically switch to USB headset when plugged in?

Whenever I plugged in my old audio jack headset, sound was immediately diverted from my speakers to the headset speakers, and the microphone was immediately available. When I plug in my new USB ...
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No A2DP streaming audio from 12.04 to Bluetooth headset [duplicate]

I want to listen to streaming audio from Ubuntu using headset (Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2). Although Bluetooth connection is established, I haven't been able to hear anything via the headset. How ...
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Why did my Bluetooth headset disappear from Sound Settings and how can I get it back?

Kind of similar to this, I paired my Bluetooth headset (Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5) in Ubuntu and it at first showed up in "Sound Settings" after pairing. It was not initially working, so I started ...
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No sound on USB headset. How to manage soundcards and audio devices?

I had a fresh reinstall of Lubuntu 13.10 and my USB headset seems to be not working. I looked for solutions in some forums, but these didn't work for me. My headset is a Genius Wire Gaming headset. ...
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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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Redirect only Skype audio to Bluetooth?

I have bluetooth headset Nokia BH-104 and bluetooth on my laptop. How can i set, that all sound from skype I can listen on headset, and all other sounds (not from skype) i can listen from laptop?
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Buttons on my bluetooth headset aren't working

I have noticed, that although my "Bluetooth Headset" works perfectly fine, buttons on it, like Previous, Next, Play etc do not. Why is that?
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Using your laptop as loudspeaker for your mobile

I'm thinking on how to use my laptop running Ubuntu (with its loudspeakers) as "headset" for my Android mobile. For instance: I listen to some music on my mobile and I want to connect my laptop as a ...
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Plantronics Blackwire C220M microphone is not working [closed]

Using a full updated Ubuntu 12.10, my USB Plantronics Blackwire C220M headset's mic isn't working. I've plugged it in and the headphones started to work immediately but mic wasn't detected. Reboot ...
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How do I connect to my Bluetooth headset?

I have an ACER C7 Chromebook with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Also I have two apps installed Bluetooth Manager and Bluetooth. I am trying to connect MEElectronics AF9-BK Air-Fi Stereo Bluetooth ...
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Strange Issue! Red light coming out from Headset jack

It is a very strange issue. This issue exists since I use ubuntu. In ubuntu 10.10,11.04, 11.10 and even in the latest beta of 12.04 has this issue. The jack has red light light coming out. Although ...
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Microphone not working with Steelseries 5HV2 Ubuntu 12.10

I have recently updated my Packard Bell Easynote LM-81 to Ubuntu 12.10 32-Bit. I tried to start a Skype conversation (installed from the software center, without problems), when I found that my ...
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USB Headset Output Suddenly Stopped

I have been using my USB Headset with no problems up to about a week ago. Ubuntu registers that the device is plugged in and I can select it in the sound menu for output or in PulseAudio Volume ...
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Issues with Bluetooth Connections in 11.10

I'm having a couple of issues that I did not have in 11.04 or 10.10. The first issue involves connecting to my bluetooth headset. I am able to successfully pair and connect to my Samsung headset for ...
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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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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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Accidentally disabled my Samsung HM1200 bluetooth headset and can't enable it again

So I was setting up my bluetooth headset to my Ubuntu 12.10 desktop just for kicks, and I made a mistake. In Sound Settings under the Output tab, I changed the "Mode:" to "off". The headset has now ...
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arctic p311 bluetooth headset crappy sound

i connected my new arctic p311 bluetooth headset to my laptop. I can hear and speak as expected. But the sound quality of what i can hear is really bad. When i change audio hardware setup in phonon ...
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Why does the bluetooth indicator not show?

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit $ psg blue simon 2852 2713 0 15:15 ? 00:00:00 bluetooth-applet root 4143 1 0 15:17 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/bluetoothd $ gsettings get ...
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How to set 5.1 surround in the Sound Settings?

I have a logitech G35 headset which should allow even up to 7.1 dolby surround but the sound settings identify it as a stereo only device. I configured the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf by setting the ...
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Sound over bluetooth to transit to several blueooth headsets [closed]

I would like to watch movies using Ubuntu PC, and use a bluetooth USB adapter (it's a desktop PC) as the sound output. Then if two or more people come, they can connect with their stereo bluetooth ...
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Configuring a 7.1 Surround Sound USB Headset?

I recently purchased G35 Surround Sound headset from Logitech. I would like to enable 7.1 surround sound for it, but haven't been able to find a method that works. It works correctly under Windows 7 ...
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Getting my USB headset to work with ChrUbuntu kernel

I just want to make an audio call on my brand new Ubuntu 12.04 ChruBuntu kernel from my Chromebox. For that purpose, I am trying to use 2 devices: A logitech headset H555: ...
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Sennheiser MM 400: How to use headset controls

I've successfully connected my Sennheiser MM400 bluetooth headset, and it's playing everything over them. Now I'm using spotify to listen to music, and I tought it would be nice to control spotify via ...
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Sennheiser MM450-X Bluetooth headset connected but not working

Sennheiser MM450-X Bluetooth headset gets recognized out of the box in Ubuntu 12.04 beta 64-bit. I used this workaround to get past the reconnection problem: Issues with Bluetooth Connections in 11.10 ...
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Headphones with built-in mic

I have headphones that appear to have some kind of built-in mic, as well as a volume control and small button that may or may not control said mic. My machine has a headphone jack and a mic jack. When ...
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Non working microphone with smartphone headset

I plugged in my Samsung smartphone headset on my Lenovo Thinkpad W520 and although the sound that comes out from the earbuds works properly it seems that the microphone is not working at all.I looked ...
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Would this headset work with Ubuntu?

This one, by Rosewill. It doesn't mention Ubuntu/Linux compatibility, only Windows. Does anyone know if it works?
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Bluetooth headset without crystal clear sound

I've started using Kubuntu 12.04 1 week ago, and i'm having a little issue. I can connect my bluetooth headset without any problem, but the sound coming from the headset isn't crystal clear. I can ...
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Installed 12.04 and my head set mic is not recognized

The mic was recognized in the earlier version and I was able to use it. But after the upgrade, I have not been able to use my head set mic. I went to the sound settings for input and it is not listed ...
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Is it possible to use a bluetooth-enabled phone as handset?

I'd like to use my mobile phone (Nokia E71) as a handset for incoming calls in Skype/Empathy. I know this basically means that I have to configure it as a PulseAudio device, but I wasn't able to do ...
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How to keep my logitech headset configuration persistent?

Hello dear Ubuntu people, I have a Logitech H390 usb headset. I plugged it into my laptop with KUbuntu 14.04. It took some work to have Ubuntu recognize it correctly, but eventually it did. However ...
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Headset Mic not working on Desktop

I have Philips SHE 3575 Wired Headset. The headphones are working fine. But there is only one jack, and the mic is not working. The options I see in Sound->Input are Rear Microphone and Front ...
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Slight sound “crackle/pop” in 14.04

I have a slight sort of crackling noise coming through my headset when I play, well, anything. It doesn't seem to happen if I just open a youtube video and let it play, not touching ANYTHING else. But ...
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I want to use Ubuntu, but I have some issues with hardware peripherals

I'm really interested in Ubuntu, but I've always run into a constant blockade that prevents me from moving forward; lack of driver support for the devices I use. Below is my current mouse and headset, ...
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Bluetooth headset not recognized in Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Samsung BHS3000IBECINU Bluetooth Headset with Ubuntu 13.10. But it's not being recognized as an audio device. Installing pavucontrol didn't work. How can I get my headset working?
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how to prevent output volume popping back to 100%

The output volume in Ubuntu normally can go up to 100% unamplified. It is possible to go beyond this to amplified levels using settings in the interface of gnome-control-center sound. However, when a ...
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Will proprietary software-based sound enhancements work with Ubuntu? (BeatsAudio, Dolby)

This question is targeted at mainstream or gamer-grade software-based audio/sound enhancements, found in highly integrated computing and entertainment systems like laptops, tablets and smartphones. ...
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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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Awful sound quality in Razer Megalodon

I have a Razer Megalodon USB Headset that is producing extremely crackly sound in Ubuntu 13.04. I've generated an alsainfo file to try to find out what the problem is, and it seems it's only ...
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Can't connect the second bluetooth headset ( Ubuntu 13.04 64)

I upgraded from 12.04 and lost the ability to connect multiple bluetooth headsets to watch movies with my wife and not disturb the neighbours! Any headsets that connects the first will remain the ...
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Bluetooth recognized but cannot establish connection on Lenovo G460 laptop [closed]

/ I have a lenovo G460 laptop. After enabling bluetooth in my system, it does recognize my bluetooth headset. Pairing status also shows YES but connection status always shows as OFF Please help me ...
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How do I get my Turtle Beach Ear Force Z1's to work? [closed]

I recently deleted windows and installed Ubuntu and now when I try to use skype (or any other app) my mic does not want to pick up my voice. I tried fixing the issue in the system settings but when I ...
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How to have sound go to a usb mono headset? [closed]

I have a new usb mono headset. I want to know how to make all of the sound go to the mono headset...I already set that up for Skype but other than that, it goes to the speakers instead of the headset. ...
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How can I get my bluetooth headset's microphone working? [closed]

I have a Neurosky Mindset that doubles as a bluetooth headset. Bluetooth picks up the device fine and I have audio working. In sound preferences for input devices the headset isn't listed so I'm ...
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Logitech USB Headset not working

When I plug my USB headset in, it does not appear as hardware device within the sound preferences. However, it is present in lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:0a14 Logitech, Inc. It works fine in ...
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Headset appearing as only input, tried so many things to fix and out of ideas. ubuntu 14.04

I have searched googled for a very long time, I am about ready to start pulling my hair out. I have headset with built in mic, no matter what USB port I use it only shows as a Mic in Sound Settings ...
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USB headset not working on skype on Xubuntu

I've experienced some issues using Skype on Xubuntu. When trying to make/ receive calls, I've noticed that there is no audio, and I'm not entirely sure if my mic is working either. The headset is 100% ...