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    When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
    « on: September 28, 2011, 07:13:19 PM »
    Hey so heres the deal,
    I have a Lenovo Y550P and i never had a sound problem but minutes ago i realized that when i plugged the headphones in the sound quality dropped very very low, what should i do, cause i always use the laptop with headphones plugged, please please help meeeeeeeeeeee, its not a problem with the headphones cause i tried several ones and they all have the same problemmm, Thanks very much, Marc

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    Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
    « Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 07:29:48 PM »
    Define "very very low" quality. Is it crackling? Static? Signal loss?

    Is the quality ok with just the laptop speakers?

    With the headphones plugged in, try (very gently) rotating the plug in the jack. Does it crackle or change when you do this?

    If you've tried more than one pair of headphones, it's possible the jack itself is damaged. This can happen over time. It can also happen if the plug its knocked too hard while plugged in, causing it to damage the jack. Certainly wouldn't be the first time I've seen that with a laptop.

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      Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
      « Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 07:33:42 PM »
      its like a bit crackling and for example when i listen to a song or play a game the voices are very low and the rest is much louder

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      Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
      « Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 07:39:01 PM »
      You only answered the first question. What about:
      Is the quality ok with just the laptop speakers?

      With the headphones plugged in, try (very gently) rotating the plug in the jack. Does it crackle or change when you do this?

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        Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
        « Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 07:40:48 PM »
        yup with just the speakers the quality is just fine

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        Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
        « Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 07:42:46 PM »
        The headphones you are trying this with - are they wired or wireless?
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          Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
          « Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 07:45:14 PM »
          The headphones you are trying this with - are they wired or wireless?

          wired both of which ive tried it with

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          Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
          « Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 07:48:50 PM »
          Have you tested the headphones on something like a stereo, just to troubleshoot the headphones.
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            Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
            « Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 07:56:13 PM »
            hmmm no i havent how do i do that? sorry im kind of new =/

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              Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
              « Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 07:58:04 PM »
              Have you tested the headphones on something like a stereo, just to troubleshoot the headphones.
              How do i do that? im kinda new =/

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              Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
              « Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 07:59:59 PM »
              Just plug the headphones into the headphone jack on the stereo, or maybe even another computer.
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                Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
                « Reply #11 on: September 28, 2011, 08:06:15 PM »
                Just plug the headphones into the headphone jack on the stereo, or maybe even another computer.
                w0000t, could it be that my pc is messing my headphones up cause i got one that worked on my sisters pc just now, plugged it in my laptop, it had the same problems and then i plugged it in my ipod and the same problems happenn

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                Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
                « Reply #12 on: September 28, 2011, 08:08:40 PM »
                The only way your PC could damage the headphones themselves is if it is sending out a post amp signal instead of line level signals.
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                  Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
                  « Reply #13 on: September 28, 2011, 08:09:03 PM »
                  Just plug the headphones into the headphone jack on the stereo, or maybe even another computer.

                  im quite sure its the laptop that has the problem

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                  Re: When i plug my headphone sound quality drops
                  « Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011, 08:10:17 PM »
                  Well, let's go from certain to absolutely positive.
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