The configuration of the audio devices within the Windows 10 operating system can be somewhat complicated. There are several problems that can cause the sound not to be heard through our headphones, such as a conflict in the audio drivers themselves, as well as an incorrect configuration of the audio output, among many others.
Check that the headphones are configured correctly
The first step you should take to try to fix the problem that is preventing sound from being heard through your headphones is to check that they are set as the default audio output on your computer. This is something that you can do very easily, you just have to click with the right button of the mouse on the sound icon in the Windows taskbar, and select the option " Open sound settings ".
This will bring up a new window from which you can select the default output device of your computer. All you have to do is select your headphones, this way whenever they are connected to the computer, Windows will use them as the default audio output source.
Fix problems with sound drivers
Windows 10 emits a very characteristic sound when a peripheral is connected via USB, or another type of interface such as the 3.5 mm connection of the analog headphones.
If you hear this characteristic sound when you connect the headphones to the PC, it means that they are working correctly at the hardware level, and it is only a software problem that is preventing the sound from being heard through them.
A fairly simple trick that you can use is to use the Windows 10 Device Manager to try to solve any problem with the audio driver of your computer.
You can access the Device Manager very easily, using the search engine that is integrated into the Start menu of the operating system.
Once inside the Windows 10 Device Manager, you just have to find the audio device that you have installed on your computer, and click on it with the right mouse button .
With this you will see that a drop-down menu opens with several options, what we recommend is that you first try to update the driver to solve the problem. If this does not work, you can use it option to uninstall the driver as this way Windows will detect it and reinstall it again.
Modify the default format of the headphone sound
The last trick that we propose to try to solve the lack of sound in the headphones of your computer, is to modify the default sound format on that device.
To do this you need to access the Windows 10 Control Panel. Once inside you have to go to the sound section and then click on the option " Manage sound devices ".
A new window will open showing all the sound devices configured on your computer. You have to click with the main mouse button on your headphones, and select the " Settings " option .
Next, go to the " Advanced options " tab , and you will find the options that you can modify in "Default format".
Here ends our article on how to solve the lack of sound from your computer in your headphones, we hope you find it very useful.