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Works with a ear bud headset but not a fancy gaming headset with microphone

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rgb192Asked:
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Turn off the left or right channel in the audio settings in the OS.

Alan.
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi,

Did that work?

Alan.
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rgb192Author Commented:
Works with a ear bud headset but not a fancy gaming headset with microphone
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AlanConsultantCommented:
LOL - Sounds like Apple hardware - Looks good, but won't actually let you do what you want to.


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rgb192Author Commented:
I cant use one piece headset with this

is there another place to change other than
audio settings
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
I think you are dealing with a hardware problem related to the pinout of the jack.  There are several different standards for the headset jack's pinout and the device you are plugging in has to match what you plug it into.
There is a picture of two pinouts about halfway down this page:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Unable-to-use-headphones-and-microphone-with-splitter-cable-on/td-p/2191950
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Does the fancy headset work on another device? What headset is this about anyway?
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rgb192Author Commented:
an earbud headset works
but an earbud headset does not need to work because all I need to do is disconnect one ear and then I will only hear one ear

but if I am using a fancy gaming headset I am forced to use both ears

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changing settings does not change ears
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi rgb192,

Up top I suggested you turn off one channel or the other (one ear or the other).

You said that works for the earbuds, but not your fancy gaming headset.

What did you mean exactly?  Are you saying that changing that setting has an effect (of turning off one earbud), but it has not effect on the fancy gaming headset?

If so, maybe the fancy gaming headset is defective?

Alan.
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Solutions offered, but if still not working, please post back, or start another question.
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