Windows 10: Making speakers/headset swappable in Windows 10 (not plugging/unplugging)

Discus and support Making speakers/headset swappable in Windows 10 (not plugging/unplugging) in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello, I have had the same issues for years. I have a nice gaming headset (Steelseries Arctis 3) and some crappy logitech Speakers. I want to be able... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by copet, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. copet Win User

    Making speakers/headset swappable in Windows 10 (not plugging/unplugging)


    Hello,


    I have had the same issues for years. I have a nice gaming headset (Steelseries Arctis 3) and some crappy logitech Speakers. I want to be able to swap between the two without plugging in or unplugging them.


    I've seen in the taskbar that on other computers you can switch the playback device by clicking the sound icon. My issue is that nothing gets recognized. Whatever is being 'heard' at the moment always shows up as "Speakers."


    Here is a screenshot of what I'm talking about (My taskbar, Playback Devices, and Realtek HD Audio Manager).


    Despite both speakers and headset being plugged in, I can only have it come out of the headset...


    Can anyone help me set it up so I can swap between the two easily? Right now the speakers are plugged in the back, and the headset are plugged in the front port. Swapping areas does not help my headset get recognized.

    :)
     
    copet, Sep 5, 2018
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  2. gdepreux Win User

    Switch back to speakers not working after unplugging my headset

    Hello,

    Can someone explain me how is this still possible with a recent OS (Windows 10)?

    Issue:

    Step 1: I plug my heasdset -> the sound is switched correctly from the speakers to my headset.

    Step 2: I set my computer to sleep mode.

    Step 3: I unplug my headset.

    Step 4: I wake up my computer. (my headset is not plugged anymore)

    Result:

    I have no more sound without headset, the sound output is stuck to the jack plug.

    Apparently, Windows 10 doesn't check the status of the different I/Os when getting out of sleep mode. (I hope there is another reason, but if this is the case, it is a shame)

    So, how do I get my speakers working again, without restarting my computer, please?

    Thanks for your help.
     
    gdepreux, Sep 5, 2018
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  3. Audio playback, speakers vs headset conflict


    Hey guys, first time posting here so if I'm in the wrong category, I'll make the appropriate switch.
    Anyways, so I'm running Windows 10 and have Realtek Audio manager installed. I've had no issues so far, until I recently purchased a headset for gaming. My issue is either the PC itself or Realtek will detect the headset and mic, but if my speakers are plugged in, the speakers over-ride the headset and the sound comes through them. The microphone works as expected. I cannot seem to find a way to make my headset the default playback device, or to automatically over-ride speakers when plugged in. I have to unplug the speakers for the headset to work properly.
    It's not a crippling issue, just annoying. I'd imagined both speakers and headset could be plugged in and I could disable/enable them in the Sounds menu/Realtek at leisure depending on the situation. If anyone has an idea about how to fix this it would be appreciated. Thanks guys
     
    slipknot603, Sep 5, 2018
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  4. cadaveca Win User

    Making speakers/headset swappable in Windows 10 (not plugging/unplugging)

    Good surround sound headset

    I know you say you're not that guy, but stepping into the $250+ range really brings a change in build quality that might have you never having to buy another set. Otherwise, getting 6 speakers with decent sound in a headset is hard, and that's what you are asking for, and I have no suggestions, but just a bump up the list. *Stick Out Tongue Making speakers/headset swappable in Windows 10 (not plugging/unplugging) :p
     
    cadaveca, Sep 5, 2018
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