Windows 10: Headphones are being recognized as speakers.

  1.    12 Aug 2017 #1

    Headphones are being recognized as speakers.

    So i have my headphones pluged in at the front. The sound comes out of headphones but headphones get recognized as speakers. People in skype or teamspeak can hear everything i lisen to or my game sounds like i woud be playing with speakers i dont how to fix plz help.
    Last edited by BenjIii; 12 Aug 2017 at 12:30.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
       12 Aug 2017 #2

    Is you're sound card a realtek onboard sound card?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 3,113
    10.4 Home 1709 x64
       12 Aug 2017 #3

    Click on Recording tab, next to Playback, what is your default recording device?
    Most likely, it is something like this, so it plays, what you are listening to.
    Change your default recording device to something else, or disable all.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails capture_08122017_200352.jpg  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 638
    Windows 10
       12 Aug 2017 #4

    Does not matter, I use headphones with speaker icons, use same settings on headphones as external speakers anyway.
    If you want, select the Speakers(greentick circle) on the left > Properties > First Tab > Change Icon (headphones) > Apply > OK > OK.
    The Realtek HD Audio Manager on mine just shows speakers for either. Nothing to fix, nothing is wrong.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    13 Aug 2017 #5

    The only way computer can distinguish what's plugged in is device's impedance which should be different for speakers and earphones but if they are close enough they can't do that. Most earphones have higher impedance than amplifiers and speakers connected to them but if they don't or computer doesn't have appropriate sensor it'snot possible to do that.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


Related Threads
Solved No sound from speakers/headphones in Drivers and Hardware
Hi, I have the Dell XPS 8300 with the onboard Realtek HD Audio. I can't get any sound from speakers/headphones using any of the ports at the back and the front audio jack. The speakers are fine as I have tested them on my mobile. I have...
I recently bought a new headset and desktop. I just tried out the headset and found it to be amazing, but I was wondering how I could get sound to go through both the headset and speakers on my speakers system. The desktop is in Windows 10, and it's...
I started up my laptop a while ago to play some music while i do work but when i plugged in my headphones there was no music. The music plays on the speakers but headphones nothing....i have tried many headphones on my laptop and none worked but...
Hello everyone I upgraded to windows 10 yesterday, and since i did my internal speakers and my headphones are not working anymore. I have a microphone called blue yeti wich can be used as an output. It's the only output that works for me. If i go...
Hello, I'm having an issue with my sound, when I have my headphones plugged in both my speakers and the headphones generate sound but I only want the headphones to generate sound. It is simple plug and play headphones. Would anyone know...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03.
Find Us