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How To Play Sound on Headphones And Speakers At the Same Time In Windows 10

1.Check your speaker output

If multiple audio output devices are available, check that you have the appropriate one selected.  Here’s how: Select the Speakers  icon on the taskbar. Next, select the arrow  to open a list of audio devices connected to your computer. Check that your audio is playing to the audio device you prefer, such as a speaker or headphones. If this doesn’t help, continue to the next tip.

9. Restart Audio Services 

In the search box on the taskbar, type services, then select it from the results. Select each of the following services, right-click, and then select Restart: Windows Audio Windows Audio Endpoint Builder Remote Procedure Call (RPC) If restarting these services doesn’t resolve your issue, see the next sections for more troubleshooting.


How to Turn Off Windows 10 Audio Enhancements

Just like you did before, open the Sound Control Panel by right-clicking on the speaker icon. Click on Sounds, followed by the Playback tab. Right-click on the Speakers option and click on Properties.

Once you’re in the Speakers Properties, click on the Enhancements tab, and check the box for the option that says “Disable all enhancements.”

If you’ve connected your device and the sound is not working, click on Cancel, and you should be taken back to Sound Properties. Click on the Playback tab, choose a different default device and don’t forget to select the “Disable all enhancements” box.

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Using A Hardware Solution

All of the above involves some mildly technical messing about with software settings and devices, but what if you just wanted a way to use both your speakers and headphones at the same time, playing exactly the same audio with 100% reliability and no messing about with software? The answer is super-simple. All you need is a headphone splitter!

These are exactly the same splitters you would use to connect two headphones to the same audio jack. People use them all the time when, for example, two people want to watch the same movie on an airplane.

The only difference here is that you’re plugging a set of speakers into one jack on the splitter and headphones in the other. Instead of two pairs of headphones.

When you want to use headphones, simply turn the volume knob on your speakers down to zero and put on your headphones. If your headphones have in-line volume controls, you can do the same there. This is probably the easiest way to duplicate an audio source. Especially on a laptop that only has a single headphone output.

Set Default Speakers, Disable Those You Don’t Use

If you have multiple output devices connected to your PC but don’t plan on using some of them—like the speakers built in to your monitor—you can disable them in software so Windows doesn’t automatically switch to them. 

Right-click on the sound icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen, then select Sound Options (or, if you’re on Windows 7, search for Sound in the Start menu). In the Playback tab, you’ll see a list of all connected sound devices. You can set your default speakers by selecting them from this list and clicking the Set Default button.

Then, to remove any device you don’t want, right-click on it and choose Disable. Windows shouldn’t switch to that output anymore, and it won’t appear in the Sound menu on the taskbar. If, at any time, you decide you want to use that device, you can return to this menu, right-click it, and re-enable it.

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How to Adjust the Volume for a Particular App

Giving the apps you’re using their own personal volume level is an easy and quick task. Right-click on the speaker icon, select the Open Volume Mixer and the volume level for the apps you have open will appear. Just adjust the slider for each app accordingly, and enjoy your new volume settings.

How to mute

Mute in Windows

In Windows, click the sound icon in the Windows No

In Windows, click the sound icon in the Windows Notification Area of the Taskbar that looks like a speaker. In the small window that appears, check the Mute box or click the sound icon (shown to the right) below the volume to mute the sound. To un-mute it later, you can follow the same procedure.

Mute in the software program

If you only want to mute a movie, sound file, or audio in programs, most programs include a configuration option to mute the audio through the program or audio player. Look for a sound icon and click the icon to open the sound properties or mute the sound.

Mute on speakers

Look for a mute or power off button on your computer or speakers as another alternative.

Mute on headphones

Some headphones and headsets have a button on the cord that connects in-between the headphones and the computer. Pressing this button may mute the sound.

Mute on laptop

Some laptops have buttons that control the audio. If the laptop has buttons similar to those shown below, press the crossed-out speaker button to mute the laptop speakers. If your laptop does not have these buttons, look for an Fn key combo to mute the speakers. The Fn key combination is specific to your laptop brand or model, so examine the keyboard or check your laptop documentation.

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