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These tutorials will help you fix problems with headphones using Windows 11 computers. Make sure your computer’s mute is off before you proceed. You can increase or remove the sound output volume by pressing the volume button.
A loose connection can cause a problem with wired headphones. Check that your headphones are properly plugged in to either the USB or headphone port. You should also clean out any foreign or dirt particles from the audio jack. You can also check for other contributing factors Windows headphone malfunctions You can find outdated sound drivers and incorrect volume settings. There are also audio enhancement issues. We’ll now move on to the solutions.
When you plug your headphones into your computer, Windows will automatically route the audio to them. Make your headphones the main output device if audio is not being played through other devices or the speakers built in to the computer.
You headphones might not be able to produce sound output when it is disabled as an input device. You should check the settings of your computer to make sure that headphones can be turned on for audio output.
Check if the headphones are working by playing audio and watching videos on any of our apps.
Windows will automatically apply sound effects on your headphones in order to increase the audio output. This is a great feature but can cause problems with some models of headphones. Turn off audio enhancement, and then check to make sure your headphones are working properly again.
The magic happened when you turned on the audio enhancement Some Windows 11 users . . Turn on the audio enhancements feature on your computer if it isn’t turned on.
Mono audio, a Windows function that mixes audio from headphones and creates a single channel, is called mono audio. Mono audio enhances the sound quality of your headphones and makes it more easy to hear.
Enable mono audio if your headphones produce crackling noises You may not produce any sound or make no sound.
Go to Settings > System > Sound Click on the toggle button Mono audio.
Sometimes it is the app playing the audio that could be the problem and not the headphones. VLC or iTunes have built-in volume control that is independent of the output volume. You should check the volume settings or control of your app to ensure that audio outputs are not muted or at the lowest levels.
Also, we recommend that you test the headphones in multiple apps. Close the app and then reopen it again to see if the headphones are not working. You might try updating the app to fix it.
Windows audio troubleshooter is able to diagnose and correct problems related to your headphones. Then connect the headphones to the computer. Follow these steps.
Troubleshooter will inspect the computer and suggest possible solutions. For example, on our test computer the troubleshooter suggested that audio enhancement be disabled.
Windows Audio and Windows Audio End Point Builder are two system services that provide power to audio devices running on Windows computers. If one of these services is unavailable or disengaged, your headphones will not work.
It is possible to restart both of these services Windows fixes problems related to wired and wireless headphones.
Play an audio file or video in Windows Services, then close it and verify that your headphones are working correctly.
If you use your headphone model as a recording device, some models of headphones won’t work with Windows 11. Some Windows 11 users You can get your headphones to work by disabling the recording function.
Note: Windows can capture audio from your computer’s microphone or external microphone if you turn off your headphones recording function.
If your computer’s sound drivers are outdated or bugged, headphones will stop working. Make sure to connect your computer to an internet connection and to update the audio driver.
Windows searches the internet and your computer for new versions of your headphones’ driver. Close the window and uninstall the driver (see step #4) if the Device Manager says it’s up-to-date. Windows will automatically reinstall a fresh copy of the sound driver when you restart your PC.
It is also a good idea to visit your headphones manufacturer’s site in order to see if they have updated the driver for your model.
Windows Updates can sometimes include new versions of audio drivers. Update your operating system, install build releases and your headphones could have improved audio quality.
Go to Settings > Windows Update Choose and Download & install all.
The firmware of high-end Bluetooth headphones and headsets as well as earphones may be outdated. Another reason your headphones won’t function is hardware damage. Upgrading the firmware of your headphone, If the problem continues, you can reset the device to the factory setting or call the manufacturer for assistance.