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Solved: Headphones Not Working in Windows 10 (No Sound problem)

Here how to fix If you don't hear any sound from a set of speakers or headphones connected to the Windows PC's headphone jack

Can’t hear any sound when the headphones are connected while Speakers are working perfectly? A few numbers of users report Headphones are detected but no sound after the latest windows update. If you are also having a similar problem ” can’t hear any sound through your headphones” here we have listed a few solutions to fix the problem.

Troubleshooting Headphones and Earphones

  1. Make sure your audio source is on and the volume is up.
  2. If your headphones have a volume button or knob, make sure to turn it up.
  3. If you have battery-powered headphones, make sure there is enough charge.
  4. Make sure the headphone jack is firmly plugged into the correct audio jack.

Whenever a new device connected windows 10 automatically detects the same, but still you need to check the headphone detected or not.

  1. Click the speaker icon in the system tray.
  2. Look at the device name that’s listed. If it doesn’t show headphones in the name, click the arrow button on it.
  3. Select your headphones from the list that opens.

Check Device and app volume

Connect your headphones and play sound, and then check if the volume is enabled and turned up for both.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the System and select the Sound tab.
  3. Under Output, make sure the headphones are connected and the volume slider is not set to zero.
  4. Scroll further down, and select Advanced Sound Options.
  5. Make sure the headphones are selected and the volume slider for the app you’re trying to use is not set to zero.

Run audio troubleshooter

Try running the sound troubleshooter. It can find obscure settings that need to be changed for a device and set them correctly on your system.

  1. Open the Settings app and go to System
  2. Click on sound then click the Troubleshoot (Refer the image below)
  3. And follow on screen instruction that automatically detects and fixes problems causing the issue..

Audio troubleshoot

Restart Audio Service

If you are not able to listen to system audio as well, it’s probably the Audio service that has the problem.

  • Press Windows + R, type services.msc and click ok
  • This will open windows service console, scroll down and locate windows audio service,
  • Right click on windows audio service and select restart,
  • If the service not started, double click on audio service select properties, and change startup type automatic.
  • Restart your PC to apply changes and check if headphones working as expected.

Start Windows Audio service

Update Audio drivers

It is possible that your audio drivers are not up to date. Often, if you use Realtek drivers, or a Realtek audio chip, not having the right drivers can cause lots of devices to not work.

  1. Open Device manager using devmg.msc.
  2. Expand Sound, Video, and game controllers.
  3. Right-click your sound card/device and select Update Driver.
  4. Install any drivers that are available.
  5. Restart your system.

Update audio driver

Set headphone as default device

This may happen when you have the external speakers set to default. Perform the task mentioned below to set headphones as default:

  • Open control panel and then Hardware and sound option.
  • Click in Sound, then a new window will open up.
  • In the new windows click on the tab “Playback” and right click in the window and click on Show Disabled devices.
  • Now check if headphones are listed there and right click on it and choose to enable.
  • Highlight that headphone and click on “Set as Default”.

Disable audio enhancements

Audio enhancements aren’t available for all audio devices. They make the sound better but they can also cause problems.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Hardware and Sound and select Sound.
  3. Double-click your headphones on the Playback tab.
  4. properties window will open. If it has an Enhancements tab, select it and disable everything.
  5. Click Ok, and restart the system for good measure.

Disable exclusive mode

Headphones that have a mic with them are often set as the default communication device. This might prevent other apps from being able to use it.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Hardware and Sound and select Sound.
  3. Select the Playback tabselect your headphones, and click the Properties button.
  4. In the Properties window, go to the Advanced tab.
  5. Under Exclusive Mode, uncheck both the options that you see.
  6. Disconnect and reconnect the headphones.

Check app settings

Some apps, particularly those that record audio, or that are chat applications, have their own sound settings. Under these settings, an audio device can be selected, and their volume can be set. Check the app’s sound settings, and make sure the correct device i.e., your headphones have been selected, and the volume is not set to zero.

Did these solutions help fix Windows 10 Headphones/Sound Issues? Let us know on comments below.

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