Headphones plugged in but still sound is coming from the speakers in my Dell Windows 10 laptop

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Taranis00

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Go to the control panel, then to the Hardware and Sounds, Then, to Manage Audio Devices and select the one you want to use. I translated all this from my PC because it's not in English, so the names may be a little different for you.

If your headphones don't show up there, your headphone jack might be broken.
 
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Taranis00

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Go to the control panel, then to the Hardware and Sounds, Then, to Manage Audio Devices and select the one you want to use. I translated all this from my PC because it's not in English, so the names may be a little different for you.

If your headphones don't show up there, your headphone jack might be broken.
 
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If you right click the little speaker icon on the bottom right of the desktop and select playback devices you can get there a little quicker.
 

Taranis00

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Yeah you're right, I forgot about that one. Long time since I had to change audio devices.
 

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Try going to Task Manager>Startup
& enable WavesMaxxAudio. Reboot & insert your headphone/headset. You will see a popup asking which device you plugged in. Verify it! Hopefully it helps
 
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This thing worked for me - right click volume icon on the task bar -> playback devices -> unselect independent headphones option.
Also make sure speakers/Headphones is the only default device enabled.

Hope this helps!
 
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