Forum discussion tagged with Realtek.
  1. R

    Question Can't fix audio drivers

    Hello, Recently I have reinstalled my Windows and in the process, upgraded to Windows 11. Now, after a few weeks with it, I wanted to talk to someone on Discord and noticed how my headset microphone wouldn't be recognized by Windows and it was using my laptop's microphone. I have an Asus TUF...
  2. Ghajik

    Question Cannot change sample rate and audio bit rate in Windows Realtek(R) Audio

    my audio is stuck at 16bit 44khz, and i need to down it to 16bit 44.1khz because of compatibility issues for a certain task. In Speaker Properties > Advanced, the Default Format is disabled and greyed out, so i am not able to change it. What I've Tried: I have uninstalled the RealtekAudio...
  3. B

    Solved! speakers: "the device you are configuring has been removed" (but it looks like it's there)

    Hi, I've tried everything to fix this. After a Windows 11 update to my Lenovo Thinkbook 14-IIL, Realtek sound stopped working. I did a system restore before the update. Nothing happened. I did the full list of about a dozen items that Windows tells you to do. Nothing happened. I removed the...
  4. S

    Solved! Question Better Audio quality - get external hardware compared to Realtek?

    Hello, I used my onboard Realtek ALC892 for a while and thought the sound was good, but this until this Christmas everything changed when I got both good headphones (Audio-Technica M30x) and a new Apple Macbook Air M1. I noticed I get a better sound quality with the headphones on the Apple...
  5. S

    Solved! Does a software audio driver improve audio in any way or should I avoid drivers altogether (stick to Windows default)?

    So, I recently bought a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro headphones (they are analog headphones, not USB). The headphones sounded perfectly fine with the default Windows audio driver when I plugged them in, but I went to my motherboard's (MSI Z170A GAMING M7) and downloaded the Realtek HD drivers...
  6. Akram Sidena

    Question No Audio Output after plugging Mic in Single Jack Laptop

    I looked up the internet for quite some time now but I can't seem to find a solution to this apparently should-be-easy-to-solve problem. I have a Laptop (Acer Aspire E527) that has only ONE audio jack (for headphones/sets). When I plug in the mic, the mic works as it should, but there is no...
  7. H

    Solved! Realtek Subwoofer Not Working, Missing as "Audio Channels", Only 2 speaker "Stereo" Available

    The subwoofer is not being recognized by the system. There is a small electronic click when you plug it in or restart the PC. There is no other sign of the subwoofer except for a Realtek notification which tells me it's been plugged in or unplugged. Other than that notification, it doesn't seem...
  8. Azraei

    Question No analog button on realtek manager

    I cant click on analog button on realtek manager... whenever i click on analog it takes me to the speakers tab... i need it to change to headset so that i can use my earphone mic.. help.
  9. S

    Question My Lenovo IdeaPad 320 Laptop AMD keeps playing Speaker Audio to the Microphone when I use it on external apps.

    So I've had this issue for a while now and it's really been pissing me off. I recently switched to this laptop and it's been smoother than my old one, but there's still one issue that I can't seem to fix. It only has one audio jack and it detects both the mic and the earphones. I've used a...
  10. adamv2103

    Question No sound from jack

    Hy eveyone. I am having a problem with my onboard audio on my laptop. There is no sound coming out from the 3.5mm jack. Realtek detect when it is plugged in, i can even hear a kind of static noise when i plug it in, but after that no sound at all. It was working before with no issues, it...
  11. A

    Question In my PC the audio is not playing in 5.1 mode

    In my PC I have made the correct 5.1 set up through play back devices and when I click on the Test button all the speaker are actively working. When I play songs, videos only the woofer and front speakers are playing. The real speakers are not at all playing. Behind the CPU I given the...
  12. FuciBaskjat

    Solved! I hear microphone on speakers, but they not working

    I have Windows XP, buyed new headset with Microphone and when i talk i can hear it on speakers and headphones, but when i try to talk on Discord or CS, it dont works. PLease Help if you can!
  13. Y

    Question Headphones and Speakers not showing up seperately under playback devices

    I have a tongfang chasis laptop. I'm using realtek hd audio version Both Headphones and Speakers work however they are not showing up seperately under playback devices(only speakers under playback devices). Thus i cant use seperate setting for them. I also can't play audio from...
  14. J

    Question How can I use my mic jack as a headphone jack?

    My headphone jack recently broke where when I put the headphones in all the way, the audio only plays on one side. To make it normal, the plug has to be very loosely in the jack. How do I use the mic jack as a headphone jack? I know that Realtek HD Audio Manager is able to do that, but I don't...
  15. K

    Solved! Looking for headphones under 50$ for music and gaming

    I'm looking for closed back headphones with a good sound and isolation and i'm going to add Zalman ZM-MIC1 to them. I have motherboard with Realtek ALC887. I mainly play Cs:go and WoW and i listen to rock, pop and metal. I was thinking about ATH-M20X, AKG K72, JVC HA-RX700-E and Samson SR950...
  16. M

    Solved! Audio Technica ATH-A900X / Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus / Sennheiser HD 598 CS / SteelSeries Siberia 650

    Hi fellas, As you can probably guess, I'm wondering which of these headphones to pick. Here's a also a little bit of background. My current setup uses the onboard audio of the Aorus H370 Gaming WiFi motherboard, i.e. the ALC1220 audio chip. I've been using the HyperX Cloud II headset...
  17. K

    My Realtek HD Audio speakers does not play sound....

    My Realtek HD Audio speakers does not work. When i connect headphones it works, but when trying to use the speakers on my computer it does not. Please help!
  18. D

    Solved! earphones have broken inside my audio jack (3.5mm) I cannot change the settings through realtek and have tried changing setti

    I cant get any sound through my laptop no matter what i try?? please help?
  19. W

    Solved! REALTEK - how to stop mono audio from being upscaled to stereo ?

    Hi. I have a Asus z370 motherboard with a Realtek HD Audio ALC1220. I have logitech speakers 5.1. The 5.1 speakers are all working. I get sounds from each speakers when I do tests in windows, and I get stereo and 5.1 audio perfectly. But when I play a movie with a mono soundtrack, the sound is...
  20. M

    I need the Realtek HD Audio Manager for Win 7 x64

    Hi all! I need a link for downloading of the Realtek HD Audio Manager for Win 7 64 bit. Please provide me a link of it. Thanks to all in advance! Best regards.
  21. M

    microphone recording everything?

    my microphone is recording all sounds, output and my voice. i only want it to catch my voice my microphone is a steelseries arctis 5 and i dont use realtek driver, os is win 10
  22. G

    Solved! Splitting a digital jack

    I have an Acer Aspire E15 laptop with a combo jack and an internal microphone. When I plug in a 3.5 mm microphone, I get the popup asking what device was plugged in. I select the microphone option, and everything is working correctly. However, if during the recording the mic comes unplugged, the...
  23. S

    find audio device

    how to find audio device on realtek audio device manager ?
  24. D

    Solved! Logitech Z506, surround system from hell

    Currently trying to hook these things up to a Windows 10 desktop. Testing all of them works fine in the sound settings, however real music and video testing only seems to include the front speakers and sub. I have already gone into the settings to configure them as a 5.1 system, but this does...
  25. M

    proper setting for Logitech 2.1 speakers in Win 10?

    I have a 2.1 system from Logitech and am wondering about configuring my Realtek soundcard settings in Win10. There is the stereo option, which I guess makes sense, but it doesn't mention 2.1. Also, there is the 5.1 option. I can select that, and uncheck all the other speakers besides...
  26. U

    realtek frontpanel not working win10

    already tried ac97, check cable motherboard, reinstall multiple software using asus rampage iv and front panel used to work always and once found a realtek or realtek like software that made it work but after windows reinstallation lost that software and cant find it anywhere
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    Solved! ASUS X541UA wifi card out

    I can't find my wifi card in my ASUS X541UA, even if i look up in network panel, seems like ther is no wifi card. (it's a RealTek 8723BE)
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    i have windows 8.1 pro installed i dont see the relatek audio driver and it doesnt identify my headphones with built in mic wh

    Help please, I recently did a clean install of win 8.1 pro and the issue us my device doesnt identify the headphones wth built in mic when plugged in i tried t get drivers but it doesnt work.What should I do?
  29. D

    Realtek Microphone input too low

    My laptop's microphone has too low input that even with +30 dbs I sound like I am whispering.I have reinstalled realteks drivers 3 times. When I don't have a driver installed and it is working with the Microsoft driver it is better but still not the best it can provide.I am currently using it...
  30. B

    RealTek HD Audio Manager will not recognize headphones

    RealTek HD Audio Manager will not recognize headphones. All the forums say to go to connector settings and uncheck a box that says "Disable front panel jack detection." THERE IS NO TEXT OR BOX ON MINE. Other helps have said to go into the control panel and update the driver. This option is...
  31. B

    cant use mic

    im using a hyperx cloud 2 gaming headset on desktop windows 10 but I cant get the mic and sound to work at the same time I have tried usb and using a splitter but it doesn't work and Realtek audio is confusing af does anyone know how to fix this? im going insane trying to figure this out
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    Realtek HD Audio-Manager: Volume decrease when 2 devices are connected.

    Hey guys, I've searched everywhere online and couldn't find a fix for my problem. I've recently acquired headphones that connect via a 3.5mm jack. Problem is I don't have a 2nd array of outputs in the front so I just connected the jack in the back which makes the audio play simultaneously. I'm...
  33. s.anihilare

    5.1 system dont working

    Hi, I have an Asrock Extreme 3 (990FX) runing on Win10 and Realtek v7560 drivers. Im trying to run an 5.1 speakers set up but RealtekHD dont show the conectors outputs plugged, Win10 do... but not sound also... -What I allready do- Restart. Check one by one 5.1 system Check cables with...
  34. S

    Realtek HD Audio Option for 2nd Output Missing

    Hello, my headphones and my speakers are not split up into 2 separate playback devices. I'm currently using the Realtek HD Audio Manager to try and find a setting to split them but I can't seem to find it. The settings for the audio manager looks like: Weird...
  35. C

    One speaker is louder/quieter than the other

    Howdy! Ok so Ive been having this issue for some time now and I'm unsure when and what caused this to happen. I have 2 logitech speakers with a subwoofer. Use realtek audio and windows 10. When I plug the cord that is directly connected to the speakers into my computer, it sounds normal but...
  36. B

    Realtek sound issue

    My Windows 10 laptop is experiencing crackling and popping sounds. I tried a few things already such as a system restore, uninstalling and reinstalling the Realtek drivers, a virus scan, even restarting my computer several times. Im still getting the crackling popping sounds coming from my...
  37. R

    Headsets using the realtek drivers instead of razers

    Headset issue - So i have a razer headset (kraven v2) but instead of using its audio controller it uses realtek and without realtek controller being on the headsets just dont work in the audio window it shows that audio is getting picked up but it just doesnt work. Realtek also takes over my...
  38. F

    Audio playing through microphone

    Headset: Logitech G230 Realtek Audio When in discord my friends hear ALL audio that I hear. The audio is not going through my microphone. Somehow the audio outputs automatically. I've disabled stereo mix in Realtek and Sound Devices. I've made sure to only have one recording device enabled...
  39. N

    Gain increasing in Realtek

    If I increase the gains in Realtek HD Audio Manger, will this harm or damage my speakers?
  40. Stag1928

    External DAC/Amp for Logitech Z623

    Hi all, Curious if an external DAC/Amp would be beneficial for the logitech speakers I have. I run them from my PC which has a realtek ALC 892 and I think they do sound pretty good already, but perhaps they can sound better? I was looking at the Audioengine D1 or the SMSL Sanskrit 6 but not...
  41. N

    Budget dac for headphones and the vmoda boompro

    Hi, my onboard audio is s*** and mics emmit a loud whining noise when used and without a soundboost on I can't even hear the mic. Looked at a bunch of dacs but all are $100+ or don't have a line in for my mic, the boompro uses a y splitter so they are grounded together and I don't want to plug...
  42. K

    How to install the Realtek driver

    Hi, so recently I've formatted my hard drive and I let Windows 10 install all of the drivers automatically. Unfortunately Windows didn't install the realtek driver, and now I have to do it manually. So I've downloaded the realtek driver from my mobo's website...
  43. M

    Realtek HD Audio Manager makes my headset not work

    I was setting up my headset because I moved my computer and I set it all up and it says my sound is SPEAKERS instead of HEADSET and I cant hear but I can talk because my mic works.
  44. R

    Realtek HD Audio Manager Headset microphone Help

    Hi, I have one headset microphone (Beats pro) connected to a spliter to have the microphone Jack and the headphone jack on my computer. My friend can't really hear me, but he hears everything on my computer. The drivers are updated.
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    Problems with Audio Realtek Windows 7

    My PC recognizes the headphones that i plugged in and when tested, the system shows sound bar spikes but there is no sound coming out from the plugged headphones. Can someone help me with this?
  46. R

    I uninstalled my RealTek High Def. Audio and I don't know how to reinstall it.

    I was trying to fix my headphones, and so Get Help on windows 10 told me to uninstall my audio driver then reinstall it so i searched "Device Manager" in cortana and opened it then went to Sound, video and game controllers then clicked on my audio, Realtek High Definition Audio and opened it...
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    Solved! headphones and speakers play at the same time and more...

    I've been having this problem and its driving me nuts. Device Details Windows 10 ASUS FX53VD Symptoms My earphones and speakers will either : (a) play audio at the same time (b) play audio only through the speaker (c) play audio only through the earphones I find that if I turn on...
  48. L

    ASUS headset problem

    Hello, i recently bought headset and find out that my Asus N551VW can't recognize it as a headset. As Realtek HD Audio Manager pops up i see only three options: Headphones, Speaker Out and Mic In. also on the right side of manager it shows that i have two analog audio ports. I think it's the...
  49. W

    Realtek HD audio not working. Please help

    So today I bought a pair of logitech z313 speakers/sub woofer. I plugged them all in (correctly to the connector and green audio out jack on my pc) And it is the default device. Windows audio test does detect that audio is being played but no actual sound is being played for me. Any help would...
  50. F

    BLUE YETI MIC sounding metalic and echoing

    Hi, everyone, I bought a Blue Yeti mic recently but every time I use it , it makes my voice echoing and kinda metalic. I'm using it on cardioid while i'm streaming but everytime its sounding bad. I tried reinstall/deinstall Realtek sound manager, different levels and gain, disabling all other...
  51. M

    Is Realtek ALC892 motherboard soundcard enough

    I'm looking to buy dt990 pro headphones and wondered if my motherboards soundcard or ports can give enough power for it?
  52. D

    Realtek Audio Manager is missing

    I tried everything, reinstalling, looking in control pannel,... I followed many different ways to get it but without any success. My Motherboard is ASRock Z370 Pro4. I use windows 10 pro. I installed Realtek version from motherboard site Realtek_Audio(v8323_FF00), however, I tried many different...
  53. M

    Solved! Realtek HD audio manager Headset mic not working

    I am using Razer kraken pro v2 and it has a 3.5mm jack but when ever I plug it in Realtek HD audio manager let me choose one option, mic or headphones. For audio splitters they work for me but my friend hear everything happens in my pc because of them , we play video games alot and it really...
  54. R

    Realtek HD Audio Manager

    Hello! I'm a film music composer and I just bought a laptop for composing and the audio quality is so poor on it. On my old PC there is a sound effects option in Realtek which doesn't appear on my laptop and that's what causes the issue. I heard from one of my friends that it appears only if I...
  55. S

    Headphones and Speakers not recognized seperately

    So my setup, I have speakers plugged in the back of my PC with the green audio plug, and it works how it should. I also have headphones and have them plugged into the front ports of the PC, and they work when I plug them both in, the headphones takes over/overrides the speaker audio and does...
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    I updated my Realtek Audio Drivers, and now no sound will come through my headphones/headset

    I recently updated my Realtek Audio Drivers, and when I went to plug in my headphones, no sound comes through them, but instead comes through the speakers. Do I need to restart my computer or how do I fix this.
  57. R

    Headphone mic not registering anymore

    Recently I have attempted to reduce crackling and popping of my laptop speakers so I uninstalled and reinstalled my audio drivers as suggested but now my laptop doesn’t register that my headphones have a mic and only uses the laptop mic. The audio still plays through the headphones and when I go...
  58. T

    Realtek Audio not showing in control panel

    Hello, i must have installed, uninstalled and reinstalled Realtek HD audio like 10 times, in hope that the Audio manager will show up in the Control panel but it never does. i tried going into task manager and finding HD audio and opening the file location and launching it manually, and it never...
  59. S

    Solved! Speakers quiet at max volume on PC

    When I plug my speakers into my phone they are very loud but when I plug them into the front or back ports of my PC they are very quiet. My headphones work just fine and are way louder than my speakers. I'm using realtek HD audio at max volume and have tried Loudness Enhancement with no success...
  60. A

    Speakers on my laptop crackling/popping.

    I own a Dell Inspiron 7567 with Windows 10 64-bit and a couple days ago my laptop's internal speakers started crackling/popping for no apparent reason. The weird thing is that the crackling/popping is present even over headphones/earphones. I'm currently using Realtek Audio drivers. POSSIBLE...