PC Headphones Detected No Sound Fix

Having trouble with your PC headphones not producing any sound? Here’s how to fix it.

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Utilizing the Troubleshooting Tool

To utilize the Troubleshooting Tool for fixing the issue of PC headphones detected but no sound, follow these steps:

1. Right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar and select Troubleshoot sound problems.

2. Follow the prompts to identify and fix any issues with the audio output.

3. Check the volume levels on your PC and make sure it’s not muted.

If the Troubleshooting Tool doesn’t resolve the problem, try updating your audio drivers. You can do this by:

1. Go to Device Manager by typing “Device Manager” in the search bar.

2. Expand the “Sound, video and game controllers” category.

3. Right-click on your audio device and select “Update driver.”

If updating the drivers doesn’t work, try restarting your computer. This can sometimes resolve software glitches that may be causing the issue.

If you’re still experiencing problems, consider reaching out to the manufacturer for further assistance or seeking help from online forums like Reddit.

Updated: April 2024

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Managing Audio Drivers and Sound Settings

Next, update your audio drivers to ensure they are compatible with your headphones. Go to the Device Manager by pressing Windows key + X, then select “Device Manager.” Expand the “Sound, video, and game controllers” section, right-click on your audio device, and select “Update driver.”

If updating the drivers does not work, try uninstalling and reinstalling them. In the Device Manager, right-click on the audio device and select “Uninstall device.” Restart your computer, and Windows will automatically reinstall the drivers.

If you are still experiencing issues, try troubleshooting the audio services. Press Windows key + R, type “services.msc” and press Enter. Locate “Windows Audio” and “Windows Audio Endpoint Builder” services, right-click on them, and select “Restart.”

Adjusting Default Sound Options and Formats

  • Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Windows search bar.
  • Click on Hardware and Sound and then Sound to open the Sound settings.
  • Under the Playback tab, select your headphones and set them as the default playback device.
  • Go to the Recording tab and set your headphones as the default recording device.
  • Adjust sound formats by right-clicking on your headphones and selecting Properties.
  • Go to the Advanced tab and select a different format, then click Apply and OK to save the changes.
    Adjust sound formats by right-clicking on your headphones and selecting Properties.
Go to the Advanced tab and select a different format, then click Apply and OK to save the changes.

Addressing Other Common Sound Issues

If you are experiencing sound issues with your PC headphones even after checking the basics, there are a few other common problems to address.

First, check the audio settings on your computer to ensure that the correct playback device is selected. Sometimes, the headphones may not be set as the default device, resulting in no sound being detected.

Additionally, make sure that the headphones are properly plugged in to the correct audio jack on your computer. Sometimes, a loose connection can cause sound issues.

If you are still experiencing problems, try updating the audio drivers on your computer. Outdated drivers can cause compatibility issues with your headphones.

If none of these solutions work, it may be helpful to test the headphones on another device to determine if the issue lies with the headphones or the computer.

FAQs

Why does my computer say my headphones are connected but no sound?

Your computer may say your headphones are connected but have no sound because the mute button on your headset may be active, the connection may not be correct, or the microphone/headset may not be set as the default recording device on your system settings. To check this, go to Start, then select Settings > System > Sound.

Why are my headphones plugged in but no sound?

Your headphones may not be producing sound even though they are plugged in. Start by checking for any possible damage to the cable or headphones themselves. Test the headphones with another device to see if the issue is with the original device. Make sure the headphones are fully inserted into the sound jack of the device.

Why do my headphones work but no sound from speakers?

Your headphones work, but there is no sound coming from your speakers. Check all wires for damage and plug the speakers into a different device to see if they work. If they still don’t produce sound, the speakers may be broken.

Why are my headphones plugged in but not working PC?

Your headphones may not be working on your PC because the drivers could be outdated or incompatible, there may be an issue with the headphone jack, a bug in the software, or incorrect settings. To resolve the problem, try updating your audio drivers, checking the headphone jack for damage, and adjusting the audio settings.

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