4 Solutions To Fix Headphone Sound Issues On Win 10

4 Solutions To Fix Headphone Sound Issues On Win 10

December 13, 2017 by Mixcder

After you upgraded to Windows 10 or perform a Windows Update, if you can’t sound from your headphone, don’t worry. You can get the sound back with one of the solutions below. 


There are four solutions you can fix the problem. You may have not to try them all. Just work your way down until you find the one that works for you.

Solution 1: Set headphone as default device
Solution 2: Updating audio driver
Solution 3: Change the settings in Realtek HD audio driver

Solution 4: Uninstall IDT audio device


Solution 1: Set Headphone as default device


After you plug the headphone to your computer, the device may not be set as default device automatically. Then you could not hear sound from the headphone. In this case, you need to set it as default device manually.

Follow these steps: 

1) Press Win+X (Windows logo key and X key)  at the same time.

2) Select Control Panel in the pop-up menu. 



3) View by “Category” and click Hardware & Sound.



4) Click Sound.


5) Select Headphones and click the Set default button at the bottom.


 

In some cases, there is no headphone option alone but Speakers/Headphone. If that’s your case, select that and click Set default button at the bottom.


 

5) Click the OK button.

If this solution doesn’t work for you, proceed to solution 2.


Solution 2: Updating Audio Driver


The problem would cause if there is problem with the audio driver. You can update your drivers manually, but if you don’t have time, patience or computer skills, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.


Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.


You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.



3) Click the Update button next to the audio driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).



 

 

Solution 3: Change the settings in Realtek HD Audio Manager


Incorrect configuration in Realtek HD Audio Manager may cause headphone no sound issue. Changing the settings may resolve the problem. 

Note: This solution only works when you have installed Realtek HD Audio Manager, which comes along with Realtek audio drivers.

1) Open Realtek HD Audio Manager.

2) Click the small folder icon in upper right corner.



 

3) Tick the box next to “Disable front panel jack detection“.


 

4) Click the OK button.


Solution 4: Uninstall IDT audio device


Note: This solution only works when you have installed IDT audio device.

1) Go to Device Manager.

2) Select Control Panel in the pop-up menu. 

3) View by Large icons and click Programs and Features.



4) Uninstall IDT Audio Driver from the program list. 

5) Reboot your PC.


 Original Article: Easy to Fix Headphone Not Working Issue On Windows 10