Windows 10: Adjusting headphone volume Solved

  1.    28 Sep 2015 #1

    Adjusting headphone volume

    I hope this is the correct forum...for the first time I used headphones in Windows 10 Pro, and I found the normal Fn-F6 and Fn-F7 that adjust speaker volume do not work to adjust headphone volume - nor does the slider in the task tray. I can go into Control Panel and find the speakers and adjust them, and they are set as default. But it seems to me that in past versions (I came from Windows 7) when headphones were plugged in, the audio slider in task bar adjusted them - when headphones were not plugged in, it adjusted speaker volume.

    Do I have to go into Control Panel every time I want to tweak headphone volume? What am I missing?
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  2. Dude's Avatar
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       28 Sep 2015 #2

    Try settings your headphones as the default device, it should work then.
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  3.    29 Sep 2015 #3

    That fixed it, thank you Dude!
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  4. Dude's Avatar
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       29 Sep 2015 #4

    You're welcome, glad it worked.
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  5. Almighty1's Avatar
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       30 Sep 2015 #5

    How does one set their headphone as the default device?
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  6.    30 Sep 2015 #6

    What I did was when the headphones were plugged in, go to Control Panel/Sound/Recording tab and right click on your headphones entry, I saw an entry to set them as default.
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  7. Almighty1's Avatar
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       30 Sep 2015 #7

    Mines only has Microphone under Recording and Speakers under Playback. This is using RealTek HD Audio sound, it does change from Virtual Surround to Headphone Virtualization Surround depending if the headphones are plugged/unplugged.
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