Headphones plugged in but Audio still plays for .5 seconds on laptop speakers before switching to headphones

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Random Musings

Alright, this problem has been driving me nuts this week.  My headset is plugged in, audio is working fine, mic is detected but whenever I play audio, be it through winamp or youtube there will be a slight delay where it plays through my laptop speakers for about .5 seconds before switching over to my headset.

No idea why this is happening, tried unplugging and plugging it back in again, rebooting,etc etc but the ultimate solution is just wonky.  The way to fix this, with as little sense as this makes is to into your recording devices screen(right click on the speaker icon in the system tray or go into control panel->sounds), select the Microphone that is associated with the headset, at least in my case as selecting any mic might work, go into the listen tab, check the ‘listen to this device’ box and hit apply.  You should be able to hear yourself in your headset blowing or tapping on the mic yea?  Good, now uncheck it, hit apply again and the problem is solved.

Does this make any sense whatsoever? Nope.

Do I care? Nope

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