Windows 10: headphones not being detected

Discus and support headphones not being detected in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a problem with my headphones where they are plugged into my pc, but they don't get detected. Sometimes it will work, but only for a few minutes... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by QutadaAl Eid, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. headphones not being detected


    I have a problem with my headphones where they are plugged into my pc, but they don't get detected. Sometimes it will work, but only for a few minutes before they disappear and audio starts playing out of my speakers. When I try to go back to change the output device, my headphones don't show up. Also, when this problem first happened, I sometimes wouldn't even be able to open up the sound settings. I've tried updating drivers, uninstalling the device, and nothing has worked so far. The problem isn't my headphones because they work fine on my phone. Another thing to mention is that when I am in the sound options, The output device will sometimes flicker from headphones to speakers as if my pc is detecting my headphones for a second, but then rapidly switching back to speakers. I thought this might have been something to do with a USB drive, as I was getting an error message saying the last USB drive you inserted malfunctioned, but I believe that has been taken care of and I'm still having this problem. I believe that this problem is also connected to another problem, I'm having with the led fans in my pc. They are on and spinning, but the lights won't turn on, and they too are not getting detected by their icue software. The problems both occurred at the same time, and when it first started, my fans started flickering colors, before they just stopped being detected from the software.

    :)
     
    QutadaAl Eid, Apr 13, 2021
    #1

  2. Headphones Not Detected

    Wasn't sure what topic to put this under.

    Windows 10 refuses to detect my headphones from my headset. The mic is fine. The computer even recognizes when I plug the headphones of the headset in. But it refuses to detect them. I can go into my Sound in Control Panel all day, and there will NEVER be any
    headphones in that list. So, no, I cannot click headphones, just making that clear before someone suggests clicking on headphones.

    How do I force Windows 10 to detect the headphones that I have plugged in, so that they will work? The jack is working fine. When I plug them in it gives me the pop-up letting me know that I plugged something into the jack. But that's the end of it. It will
    not detect the headphones. Nothing comes out of them. There are no headphones in the Sound list. There is nothing. Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Why does it register something is plugged in and then refuse to detect it?

    Someone please figure out why Windows 10 simply cannot detect headphones and help me fix this so I can use my headset.
     
    MorgothBauglir1, Apr 13, 2021
    #2
  3. Ryan Fra Win User
    No Speakers or Headphones detected

    Hi,

    This issue may have been caused by a corrupted Audio driver or defective audio port.

    To better understand this concern please answer the following questions:

    • Are you still able to play music using a built-in speakers?
    • Have you tried using other headphones or external speakers?

    We also suggest that you run audio troubleshooter by following these steps:

    • Type "troubleshooting" on the search box.
    • Select Troubleshooting on the result.
    • Click View all.
    • Choose Playing Audio then follow the instructions.

    If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to post back.
     
    Ryan Fra, Apr 13, 2021
    #3
  4. headphones not being detected

    Headphone Connection

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10!

    I understand that the headphones are not working when you connect then through the jack on your Windows 10 operating system. I will certainly help you with the query. I would appreciate if you could help us with more information


    • Have you checked plugging the headphone to a different jack on the same computer?

    • Have you checked if any other sound device work fine when plugged to the problematic jack?

    This issue might be occurring due to incompatible drivers or broken jack. There might be a possibility that the headphone is not compatible with windows 10 operating system. Hence I would suggest you to follow the below mentioned
    steps and check if that helps.

    Method 1:
    Hardware and devices troubleshooter


    The built-in hardware and devices troubleshooter can automatically detect and fix most of the incorrect settings and errors that could cause issues with hardware. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if there is any issue with
    the display adapter. Refer top these steps:

    • Open Control Panel
    • Click on Troubleshooting and select the view all option on the left pane.
    • Click on Hardware and devices troubleshooter and follow the prompts.

    Try method 2, if the issue persist

    Method 2: If the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter do not fix
    the issue then I would suggest you to uninstall the drivers and reboot the computer to get the updated drivers installed for the headphone. Please follow below mentioned steps:

    • Open Control Panel
    • Click on Device Manager and select the audio input and output drivers
    • Right click on driver that appears after plugging the headphone and click on uninstall
    • After uninstalling, unplug the headphone and restart the computer
    • Plugging the headphone again and the computer will detect the updates drivers automatically.

    Now check if the headphones work on the computer or not.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please write back to us if you need any further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Neha.Gupta, Apr 13, 2021
    #4
Thema:

headphones not being detected

Loading...
  1. headphones not being detected - Similar Threads - headphones being detected

  2. Headphones not being detected

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    Headphones not being detected: I've recently had a problem with my new headphones' midrange sounding really unclear. Apparently, it's a common flaw in cheaper headphones. So I went ahead and ordered myself a new pair of headphones (it's on the way rn) But I noticed something before that, my headphones...
  3. Headphone jack wont detect headphones being plugged into it.

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Headphone jack wont detect headphones being plugged into it.: My headphone jack wont detect any headphones being plugged into it. Ive tried my headphones on other computers so i know these work. When i plug them in i get Line In Realtek audio coming up as an input device but the headphones wont show up in output devices. Please...
  4. Help with headphone mic not being detected?

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    Help with headphone mic not being detected?: So I have Sennheiser HD 598 CS headphones that I use with my win10 pc. Back in Feb, I accidentally broke my headphone cable and bought a replacement. I didn't try to use the headset on my computer again until around July. While trying to join a work meeting, I realized the...
  5. Headphones not being detected

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Headphones not being detected: I am on a Windows 10 and my headphones were working perfectly fine yesterday but today it stopped working and I can only use speakers, I've tried fixing it and going through tutorials like going to Device Manager and other things but the device wasn't even there which is why...
  6. Headphones Being detected, but no sound appears!

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Headphones Being detected, but no sound appears!: My laptop runs the latest windows 10 and recently, my headphone doesn't work on my laptop anymore. I thought it was the audio driver that was not working but reinstalling it has showed that the problem persists. The Bluetooth headphones that i use work just fine, even the...
  7. Headphones Being detected, but no sound appears!

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Headphones Being detected, but no sound appears!: My laptop runs the latest windows 10 and recently, my headphone doesn't work on my laptop anymore. I thought it was the audio driver that was not working but reinstalling it has showed that the problem persists. The Bluetooth headphones that i use work just fine, even the...
  8. Headphones not being detected

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    Headphones not being detected: I'm kind of at my wits end with this problem. I tried several different computers, several different headphones, different combinations of headphones on computers, but all they have in common is that they run Windows 10. In all of these scenarios, when I plug my headphones...
  9. Headphone Jack not working or being detected

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Headphone Jack not working or being detected: My headphone jack stopped working after the last windows 10 update. When I plug in my headphones (known good) or a line out nothing happens. I know my computer used to detect the headphone jack and switch from built in speakers to the jack but now it does not detect anything....
  10. Headphones Not Working Or Being Detected

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Headphones Not Working Or Being Detected: Hello! I've been having some problems with my headset of late. Specifically, it's not being detected as an audio output device. I've done everything I've seen on other threads about this problem, including un- and re-installing the audio driver, but nothing seems to work....