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    Getting my headphones to work on PC? Any ideas

    Just trying to get my headphones to work on my pc.

    I currently have my speakers plugged in, so have plugged the headphones into another audio input on my PC.

    Cant seem to get any sound from them though. Is there anything i have to do on my PC/iTunes to get them to work.

    Or do i have to unplug the Speakers first before it will let me?

    Pretty confused, i just assumed they would work if i plugged them in, cant be bothered unlugging my speakers every time i want to use my headphones if you get what i mean.

    Just curious if there is something really obvious i am missing?

    Cheers, ste

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    The fact you have your headphones plugged into an INPUT is probably where you are going wrong.

    You will only have 1 output on your PC (where the speakers are currently plugged in)... so if your speakers dont have a headphone socket then you will need to unplug them from the PC and replace with your headphones.

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    chester123;5208548

    The fact you have your headphones plugged into an INPUT is probably where … The fact you have your headphones plugged into an INPUT is probably where you are going wrong.



    i just plugged it into the green hole on my pc, is that right?

    Never really thought about this before i'm feeling like i sound pretty dumb.

    Original Poster

    Just looked and my speakers are powered into my PC power socket. As an attachment so they arent going into the green socket.
    https://www.onlineshoppingcart.com.au/shop/images/40upsiec1.jpg

    Ive tried to plug my headphones into the green headphone socket looking like this:
    http://i.pricerunner.com/images/i/tv-buying-guide/headphone-socket.png

    So you only have a power cable connected to the speakers and you're getting sound through them?

    Are you sure?

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    Xb0xGuru;5208701

    So you only have a power cable connected to the speakers and you're … So you only have a power cable connected to the speakers and you're getting sound through them?Are you sure?



    Sorry mate heah, getting confused all these wires at back of PC.

    I've got 2 of those green sockets on my PC so took out the speakers that were plugged into one and put the headphones in its place.

    Was just wondering if there was any way so save me the trouble of getting around the back of the pc. By having both of them plugged in and somehow select them on windows or the control panel maybe?

    you need to look at the properties page for your sound card and enable headphones. aux 2 or whatever your card calls them

    As you don't seem very computer literate (no offence intended) i'd recommend just buying one of these;

    Ebay -120416296298

    Plug that into the back of your Pc where your speakers currently are and then plug your speaker cable into one of the wires coming from it and your headphones into the other.

    It will save a lot of hassle

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    RedIron;5208881

    As you don't seem very computer literate (no offence intended) i'd … As you don't seem very computer literate (no offence intended) i'd recommend just buying one of these;Ebay -120416296298Plug that into the back of your Pc where your speakers currently are and then plug your speaker cable into one of the wires coming from it and your headphones into the other.It will save a lot of hassle



    Im decent with computers, can change hard drives and motherboards etc. but have just never though about the audio of my PC. The speakers have just been there working but now i want to use headphones was curious how to get them working without taking out my speakers.

    Anyway cheers for the input guys was appreciated.

    You will get sound from that port.

    You will have to enable it via the sound properties as its not doing it automatically.

    What OS are you using?
    WinXP/Vista?

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    deathtrap3000;5208947

    You will get sound from that port.You will have to enable it via the … You will get sound from that port.You will have to enable it via the sound properties as its not doing it automatically. What OS are you using?WinXP/Vista?



    using XP Service pack 2. So there is a way to have both of them plugged in and be able to switch from one to the other, rather than take out and replace one for the other?

    Just another side question, ive heard of people 'breaking in' their headphones so would it be worth leaving sound blasting through them for a few hours?
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