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Can't listen via headphones on my laptop

I've just upgraded to the latest Traktor 3.7.0 336. When I'm running Traktor on my laptop direct (not using the S4 controller) I can non longer listen to tracks using just my headphones. Only via the laptop speakers. Can anyone help?


  • zephry
    zephry Member Posts: 258 Saw

    First check your audio output settings in Traktor. Make sure the master out is selected correctly. After a new install it might not be selected.

    Depending on what drivers are available, you might need to select a different driver in Traktor audio preferences.

    Or you might need to switch what is playing on the laptop see if you can change the sound output down in the right corner where you adjust volume.

    I have noticed output between speakers and headphones and also switch to microphone input isn't as simple as it used to be the last couple years on newer laptops. Updates? I'm am not sure what changed.

    Another option I use is Asio4all. You can download free at https://www.asio4all.org/. This is what most people use when dealing with unreliable drivers.

    When you select Asio4all you can change output to headphones there.

    On my laptop that I use for editing without my S4mk3 connection, I use windows Wasapi for laptop speakers and Asio4all for the headphones.

    Also if you get strange slowdowns or horrible sound when you select a driver that plays. Always change the bitrate to 41000 or 48000. For some reason it sometimes defaults to the highest bitrate.

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