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Topic # 27465 27-Oct-2008 11:02
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I've got some DRBT21GB headphones which I've managed to pair with my computer but I can't get any audio out of them. I'm aware there's some issues with A2DP not being available in older dongles but should I be able to get at least mono sound from the headphones?

How do I change the sound output device to the headphones? There's only 1 option in control panel > sounds, and that's the sound card (it says SB Audigy 2 ZS)

thanks for help!

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  Reply # 174351 29-Oct-2008 13:13
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firbird,

This is a common question, you're not alone!

Now that you've paired the headphones, you just need to set them as the default audio device.  Until you do that, you won't even got mono sound.

If the headphones aren't listed in the audio devices window, make sure you have installed the drivers as Windows might not have them by default.

Windows XP: Control Panel -> Sound and Audio Devices

Windows Vista: Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Sound: Manage Audio Devices

If you have any more questions, just reply!

All the best,
- Tyler



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  Reply # 174560 30-Oct-2008 09:01
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the drivers for the headphones right? they're non existent on the Sony website....

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  Reply # 174564 30-Oct-2008 09:09
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You shouldn't need any drivers for the headphones themselves. If your machine is using the Windows default Bluetooth then it should be automatically installed when you connect the first time. If your machine is using a third party software then you have to make sure the software supports A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile). If it does then it should have the drivers there.

You should pair the devices and before you start the program you want the sound redirection from you have to connect to the Bluetooth headphones - usually by right-clicking the icon corresponding to the device and selecting the proper service.

Doing this should automatically chang the default sound device from your sound card to the Bluetooth service. If if does not then you have to open the Control Panel and manually change it.

Only then you can start the program or load the page with video/audio. If you start the program before you connect and switch the audio defaults then you won't get any sound on the headphones.




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