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

    Is you're sound card a realtek onboard sound card?
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  3. Posts : 3,303
    10.5 Home 1803 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.
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    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.
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  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.
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