Windows 10: Can't set headphones as Default Device?

Discus and support Can't set headphones as Default Device? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So I just encountered a problem yesterday, I'm unable to change my headphones to the default device. I can only set them to Default Communications... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by hudzell, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. hudzell Win User

    Can't set headphones as Default Device?


    So I just encountered a problem yesterday, I'm unable to change my headphones to the default device. I can only set them to Default Communications Device or not default anything. Here's a picture of my playback devices tab

    Can't set headphones as Default Device? [​IMG]

    The communications headphones is the headphone jack, and the speakers just don't work anymore for some reason. Oh, also my volume mixer is empty

    Can't set headphones as Default Device? [​IMG]

    I noticed the problem when I saw that my mixer was empty, and I had League of Legends muted before it started, so now I can't unmute it. It's really starting to bother me. If there's any more information you need, I will try to provide it.

    :)
     
    hudzell, Aug 27, 2015
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  2. can't set headphones as default device

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We understand the inconvenience caused and will assist you.

    To which programs the Headphone are not working?

    I suggest you to connect the headphones and then Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    Follow these steps to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.

    1. Press Windows key + S and type troubleshooting.

    2. Select Troubleshooting.

    3. Select View all on the top left corner.

    4. Click Hardware and Devices.

    5. Follow the on-screen instruction to run the troubleshooter.

    Reference:

    I would also suggest you to refer the section Set default device from the windows article link below:

    Fix sound problems

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/fix-sound-problems#v1h=tab04

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Suvarna Govinda, Aug 27, 2015
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  3. can't set headphones as default device

    I'm trying to set my headphones as the default but it will only change if i select default communication device. Nothing will happen if i select set as default but when it is a communication device it docent work for most programs
     
    Brandonlookalan, Aug 27, 2015
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  4. Can't set headphones as Default Device?

    that's a known issue with IDT... especially if you have a single jack instead of separate mic and speaker ones... mine was the same way when i upgraded to 10 tho I'm fortunate hp came out with a modified driver for mine... i cant make the headset a default device but when i plug it in sound comes thru the headset instead of both laptop and headset... check with your pc maker and see if they have any drivers for windows 10.... that's what i had to do....

    also if your laptop headset jack is a single jack make sure the headphones is for a cell phone i forget where i seen a diagram of the plug but modern laptops are moving to the cell phone type jack.... that could be an issue it was with me as well...

    i had an older headset with built in mic single plug but i could only hear out of one speaker and the mic didn't work at all...
    so i went and bought a headset for a cell phone... and now it works like it should
     
    icpwolverine, Aug 28, 2015
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