I have a new headset and a relatively new inspiron 3583 with a headset combo jack, but it only recognizes it as headphones. I looked up many different solutions to this and all of them need dell audio manager, which I can find no where on my computer, not in the ^ in the taskbar, or control panel. I tried reinstalling Realtek audio driver multiple times and no change. what do I do???
Along with the Dell supplied Realtek audio driver (only use Dell supplied driver) you also need Waves MaxxAudio app for proper jack detection.
Here is the link to the Dell downloads to download and install MaxxAudio (and if you don't have the Dell Realtek driver, download and install that first).
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I have the waves installed, but there’s no pop up or notification that asks me whether I’m using a headset or headphones.
Please follow the below steps and check if it helps.