Windows 10: Headphones not showing in Playback Devices

Discus and support Headphones not showing in Playback Devices in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; So I've just finished installing the creators update and only Speakers are showing in Playback Devices. I've tried updating my sound drivers as well as... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by frank1985, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. frank1985 Win User

    Headphones not showing in Playback Devices


    So I've just finished installing the creators update and only Speakers are showing in Playback Devices. I've tried updating my sound drivers as well as selecting 'Show Disabled/Disconnected Devices'. I've also run the troubleshooter. Headphones do not appear as an option in the Levels tab also. Is anyone else experiencing this issue?

    :)
     
    frank1985, Jul 23, 2017
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  2. Audio plays through headphone and laptop speaker

    Hi Colin,

    If you plugin headphones to a built-in headphone port then in the Playback devices will not show as a separate headphone device, instead its integrated within the default Speakers/Headphone devices which shows up in the Playback devices. If you plugin a
    USB external headphone then it will show up in the Playback devices as a separate device.

    Hope the above information was helpful. If you need further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.
     
    Ashwin V S, Jul 23, 2017
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    Headphones not showing up in Playback devices

    Hello,

    I am sorry to know that you are unable to hear sound from the Headphone.

    Did you connect the same headphone with a different computer?

    Remove and re-insert the headphone after restarting the system.

    Try to run Hardware Troubleshooter. It checks for common issues and makes sure that any new device or hardware attached to your computer was installed correctly.

    a. Press Windows Logo Key+X then click on
    Search screen.

    b. Type “Troubleshooting” without quotes and click on
    Troubleshooting.

    c. In the new window, click View all on the left pane.

    d. In the list of options, click on Hardware and devices.

    e. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.

    If the issue persists, then try the steps provided in the link below.

    Fix sound problems:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/fix-sound-problems#v1h=tab01

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Arul_D, Jul 23, 2017
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  4. frank1985 Win User

    Headphones not showing in Playback Devices

    Solved: Uninstalled the sound device from the device manager (not the driver), then restarted.
     
    frank1985, Jul 24, 2017
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  5. ACE911 Win User
    Heyy frank1985 ,
    I am facing the same problem as the one you faced, I want to do what you did to solve it, however, i didn't understand what you meant by uninstalling the sound device, not the driver. whenever I try to uninstall the device it uninstalls the driver and it does not solve the problem. can you please elaborate more on your solution. thanks
     
    ACE911, Apr 5, 2018
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