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How to listen with headphones instead of speakers?

by meesh / November 3, 2004 3:28 AM PST

We have Compaq Deskpro PCs at work, and I would like to listen to internet radio without bothering my co-workers. However, I cannot seem to figure out how to use the headphones! There are no external speakers to unplug. There is no sound in either ear when headphones are plugged into the headphone jack on the CD drive.

Is this possible?

Thanks!
Michelle

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Re: How to listen with headphones instead of speakers?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 3, 2004 3:41 AM PST

Is there a socket at the back of the computer for headphones?


Mark

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Re: How to listen with headphones instead of speakers?
by billzhills / November 3, 2004 11:25 PM PST

to add

You can use the speaker jack but that may
require a pre-amplifer.

Also check your speakers some models have head phone.

Bill
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Re: How to listen with headphones instead of speakers?
by meesh / November 4, 2004 12:28 AM PST

Thanks, Mark! Worked like a charm. Not sure why I did not think of this in the first place.

I checked the Control Panel and unfortunately there was not an option for speakers/headphones.

Can't really expect much from a work PC, I guess.

Thanks!
Michelle

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Re: How to listen with headphones instead of speakers?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 4, 2004 12:00 AM PST

Michelle,

In addition to the other good suggestions....Sometimes the speaker settings have to be adjusted in the Control Panel. Open the Control Panel, double click on the "Sounds" or "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon. When that loads, click on the "Volume" tab. (If it's there) If there is a Speakers" section in this window, click on the "Advanced" tab and change the "Speaker setup" options to "Stereo Headphones".

Hope this helps.

Grif

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