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Sound coming from headphones is different from sound coming from speakers

This just started happening. All my games play normally through the speakers. However, half the background instruments and sound effects are missing when playing through my headphones. They're in all the way, the sound is up, and i've used different pairs. I can hear stereo sounds. It's just that some sound effects etc don't play through the headphones. What is up with that? Do I need to have it repaired? As I said before, it happens with many of my games. So far, in fact. every one i've tried has the symptom. INCLUDING the system menu.

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Re: Sound coming from headphones is different from sound...

Make sure you set the sound in-game to head phones. Look in the game's options.

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