Switch Between Speakers And Headphones Windows 7

Posted By admin On 26/11/21

I don't know of such a switch - that doesn't mean there isn't one. The original 'Realtek Audio Manager' had an advanced section where one could manually select between speakers and headphones, but probably too many clicks to get to it to be practical. The Dell version of it, 'Dell Audio Manager' left out that feature. This is a quick fix to a problem that I had, and you may have. This is a neat little program that sits in your task bar and allows you to easily sw. Both the headphones and speakers use the same solution. You can set the Realtek software to disable the sound to the speakers when you plug in your headphones, or just disable auto-detection. To make it possible to switch between speakers and headphones, follow these steps: Run alsamixer. If necessary, select your sound card with F6. Navigate to “Auto-Mute” with the right arrow →. Disable it with the down arrow ↓. Press Esc to exit. Or you can do all these steps with one command: Open terminal. Launch “Realtek HD Audio Manager” from the Start Menu and go to “Device advanced settings” at the top right corner. Under the Playback Device options, you can choose between “Mute the rear output device, when a front headphone plugged in” or “Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously“.

If you have a laptop, there’s a good chance that you take it with you on the road. When you do, you probably like to connect headphones to it while you are using it. Whether you are watching movies, listening to music, or just trying to get a little work done on the plane, you don’t want to disturb other travelers around you. By using headphones, you can listen to your laptop’s sound without the whole world seeing it.


Why You Need It

Now, in most cases, when you connect a pair of headphones to a Windows 10 laptop, it switches the audio to them automatically. In practice, this works pretty well. However, sometimes, Windows 10 fails to make the switch. I can’t really tell you why, just that it doesn’t. In this case, you will have to manually make the switch in order to start listening to your audio through your headphones.

Sometimes, you may want to keep your headphones plugged into your laptop but for whatever reason you want to switch to your speakers and not use them. If you want to do this, you will have to manually switch them.

Switching Between Speakers and Headphones

Both of these scenarios are handled by the same audio control panel in Windows 10. To switch between speakers and headphones in Windows 10, just follow this short and easy to use guide.

1. Plug your headphones into your laptop.

Change Speakers To Headphones Windows 10

2. Right-click on the audio icon in your system tray (bottom right corner).

Toggle Between Speakers And Headphones

3. Select Playback devices.

4. In the list, you should see your headphones and speakers. There will be a green check mark beside the one being used. Verify that you see all the devices you are currently using for playback.

Switch Between Speakers And Headphones Windows 7 Usb

5. Click on the one you want to use and select Set Default or highlight the one you want to use to select it for one play session.

6. Click Apply, then click OK.

That’s all there is to it. Now that you know how to do it, you can easily switch back and forth whenever you want. Alternatively, if you want something that isn’t quite as a clunky to use, you could try a third party piece of software such as Audio Switch. It’s free software and will allow you to easily switch back and forth at will. If you have multiple playback devices connected to your laptop, this is the best way to do it.

Pc Speaker Headphone Switch

Parting Thoughts

In most cases, Windows 10 does a pretty darn good job of switching back and forth between your playback devices, especially when you connect headphones. However, sometimes, it just decides not to do it or you may want to keep your headphones plugged in but use your speakers. When this happens, you will need to manually switch the playback device so you can listen through the speakers or headphones you choose. Overall, the process is quick and easy, and you shouldn’t have any trouble making the change.

Switch Between Speakers And Headphones Windows 7 Media Player

Do you change your playback devices on Windows 10 yourself when you plug in headphones or do you let it make the switch for you? Tell me about your experiences in the comments below.

Hi, I have an HP G60-230US laptop with Windows 7 x64. Previously on x86, Windows would detect when I am using the headphone output and when I am using the laptop's internal speakers. This way I had the headphone output running my monitor's speakers at the maximum level so I could adjust on the monitor's speaker bar itself. Then when I would unplug it, it would mute the internal laptop speakers. That way there are no surprise startup noises in a very quiet room!
I have downloaded the drivers from HP for Win7 x64 for the audio, but this did not solve the problem. Is this just a 64-bit Windows bug or is there something I can do to fix it?
Thanks for any help