Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

SADES series of gaming headphones and headsets provide an immersive experience while gaming. Their uncompromising attention to hardware styling is top-notch. While in use, users report issues about the headset like SADES headset not recognised by Windows 10. Some users also reported this issue when they bought their brand new headphones and SADES headset does not exist issue occur. If you are searching for how to troubleshoot this error before asking for a replacement, then you are at the right article. Sometimes, errors in Windows can also cause a headset to not work. In this article, you will learn about troubleshooting methods to effectively solve the problem.

Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

How to Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

Before we see the fixes, let us see some of the causes of the issue at hand.

  • Conflicts with Cortana
  • Headphones disabled
  • Driver Issues
  • Conflicts with Exclusive control
  • Audio Enhancements Issues
  • Sound Format Issues
  • Realtek Application Issues

Note: The given methods involve making changes to the audio drivers. Before uninstalling any audio drivers or modifying/reinstalling them, please create a system restore point in case any issue occurs.

Method 1: Basic Troubleshooting Methods

You can try implementing these basic troubleshooting methods to resolve the issue.

1A. Clean Dust Particles

Sometimes, dust particles can interfere with making a successful connection to the computer. You can clean the headphone Pin with isopropyl alcohol. In the case of a 3.5mm audio port, try using compressed air to clean the port. If you don’t have a compressed air can, you can clean it with a cotton swab gently.

headset
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1B. Replace Damaged Cable

Windows cannot recognize headphones if the cables are damaged. If the headphones support detachable cables then you can replace the cable to see if it fixes SADES headphones not recognised.

1C. Try Another Headphone Port

If your computer has dual audio ports, you can try to connect to the other port to see if it solves the problem. If the headphone works on the new port, then there might be a problem with the old audio port. If you don’t have another audio port don’t worry, you can use USB to audio port connectors in which you can utilize your USB hub for the audio port. There are many USB to audio connectors available on market to buy.

1D. Check if Headphones are Disabled

If somehow, your SADES headset was disabled then this issue can occur, check if your headset is disabled by following the below steps.

1. Connect your headphones to your laptop or PC.

2. Now, right-click on the Speaker icon in the right-side corner and click on Sounds.

open Sounds setting. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

3. Navigate to the Playback tab to see the devices connected.

click playback

4. If there are no devices enabled or present a message No audio devices are installed will be displayed. In this case right-click anywhere on the screen and click on the option Show disabled devices.

right click empty space in playback tab and click Show Disabled Devices. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

5. The disabled devices will be displayed, right-click on it and click Enable to enable the device.

right click audio device and click enable

6. Then, click OK to exit.

click on OK. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

Also Read: Fix Windows 10 No Audio Devices are Installed

1E. Run Playing Audio Troubleshooter

An inbuilt Windows troubleshooter is present which can guide the user through the troubleshooting process and fix SADES headset not recognised by Windows 10. Follow the steps below:

1. Open Troubleshoot settings by typing in the Windows search bar. Click on Open.

Open Troubleshoot settings

2. Scroll down and select the Playing Audio troubleshooter.

3. Click on Run the troubleshooter button.

run playing audio troubleshooter

4. Wait for the troubleshooter to detect issues if any.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to apply the fix.

1F. Update Windows

You can also eradicate software side bugs in your computer by updating your Operating System. Always ensure if you have updated your Windows Operating System and if any updates are pending in action, use our guide How to Download and Install Windows 10 Latest Update

Update Windows. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

Method 2: Download SADES Headset driver

By default, SADES drivers are installed automatically the moment they are plugged in, in case you have an inserted an old device then SADES headset not recognised by Windows 10 could occur. You can download drivers for the headset by following the official link.

1. Visit the Sades Headset driver official page.

2. On the webpage, different SADES headset series will be present. Find the one that is suitable for your headset.

3. Click on More below the headset.

Click on More below the headset

4. Finally, click on the download arrow to download the driver.

Click on the download arrow to download the driver. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

5. Install the driver and this will solve SADES headset does not exist.

Also Read: How to Fix The Audio Service is Not Running Windows 10

Method 3: Disable Cortana

SADES headphones not recognised can also be fixed by hiding Cortana from the Windows taskbar or by disabling it. Follow the steps below to do so:

1. Right-click on your taskbar and click on the Show Cortana button.

2. Make sure the option is unticked to hide Cortana from the taskbar.

right click task bar and click show cortana button

3. Now, check if the issue has been resolved.

4. If the issue persists, you can try disabling Cortana and see if you experience SADES headset not recognised by Windows 10.

Select Disabled to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

Method 4: Turn Off Exclusive Control

Sometimes, applications can take exclusive control of any driver including the audio drivers; this can also lead to the headphones not being detected. We can re-configure the driver to prevent exclusive controls from applications.

1. Hit the Windows key, type control panel and click on Open.

open Control Panel

2. Set View by > Category, then click on Hardware and Sound setting.

click hardware and sound. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

3. Click on Sound to open the properties related to Sound.

click sounds

4. Navigate to the playback tab right click on your active audio driver and then click on Properties.

navigate to playback and right click active audio driver and click properties

5. Navigate to the Advanced tab and make sure the checkbox Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device is unticked.

untick allow applicationsto take exclusive control of this device. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

6. Finally, click on Apply and then click OK.

click apply and click ok. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

Also Read: How to Fix Audio Stuttering in Windows 10

Method 5: Turn Off Audio Enhancements

Audio enhancements are a set of features first introduced in Windows 7 which improve some aspects of audio. There are various known issues with Audio enhancement which will conflict with SADES headphones causing them to malfunction. Try turning Audio enhancements off.

1. Launch the Control Panel app.

open Control Panel

2. Click on Hardware and Sound to open hardware-related properties.

click hardware and sound

3. Navigate to Sound and click on it, this will open Sound properties.

click sounds

4. Right-click on the active audio driver and click on Properties.

right click active audio driver and click properties

5. Now, click on the Enhancements tab.

click enhancements tab. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

6. Under that tab, tick the checkbox reading Disable all sound effects.

click the checkbox disable all sound effects

7. Finally, click on OK.

click ok

Method 6: Change Sound Format Quality

Windows automatically assigns a default value for the sound format quality. If the sound format quality is not correct or isn’t supported by SADES headphones, then SADES headset not recognised by Windows 10 issue can occur.

1. Open the Control Panel and go to Hardware and Sound setting.

click hardware and sound

2. Click on Sound, this will open sound properties.

click sounds

3. In the playback tab, Find the active audio driver.

4. Right-click on the active audio device and click on Properties.

navigate to playback and right click active audio driver and click properties. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

5. Navigate to the Advanced tab, here under the Default Format there will be a drop-down box for choosing sound quality.

speaker properties

6. After choosing sound quality click OK to save changes.

Also Read: Fix Zoom Audio Not Working Windows 10

Method 7: Update Realtek HD Audio Driver

Sometimes the issue SADES headset does not exist because the driver is not updated. To update the Realtek HD audio driver read our guide on how to Update Realtek HD Audio Drivers in Windows 10.

right click the active audio driver and click update driver

Method 8: Rollback Driver Updates

If you have an old SADES headphone and the Windows update causes the driver to not recognize your device then you can try to roll back the device update to the previous version through the device manager. Read our guide on how to Rollback Drivers on Windows 10.

click rollback driver. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

Method 9: Reinstall Audio Drivers

Corrupt audio drivers can cause SADES headset not recognised by Windows 10. You can try reinstalling the drivers to fix the issue. Windows will automatically install the audio driver after a simple restart. Read our guide on how to uninstall and reinstall drivers on Windows 10.

uninstall device. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

Also Read: Fix Windows 10 Audio Error 0xc00d4e86

Method 10: Disable Front Panel Jack Detection (If Applicable)

In case you have Realtek audio driver installed then you can disable the front jack detection to solve the issue. There are known issues with Front jack detection.

1. Launch the Control Panel and go to Hardware and Sound setting.

click hardware and sound. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

2. Now, click on Realtek HD Audio Manager.

click realtek hd audio manager

3. Go to Connector settings.

4. Make sure the checkbox for disable front jack detection is ticked.

Method 11: Enable Multi-stream Mode (If Applicable)

Windows users reported that the headset was detected when they enabled Multi-stream mode and got their headset to get detected when SADES headphones not recognised.

1. Go to Hardware and Sound settings.

click hardware and sound

2. Now, click on Realtek HD Audio Manager.

click realtek hd audio manager. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

3. Click on Device advanced settings and enable the Multi-stream mode.

4. Finally, click OK to save Changes.

Method 12: Choose Correct Audio Device

When you plug a device into your computer, Realtek HD audio driver fails to recognize the device. Because of this, it automatically assigns itself a default playback device. You may need to manually detect it by going through the settings and making sure the input is set to headphones.

1. Launch the Realtek HD Audio Manager.

click realtek hd audio manager. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

2. Click on the front socket at the bottom of the interface.

Note: The Realtek HD Audio Manager shown here is a custom version modified by the manufacturer ASUS. It is based on the motherboard. The Realtek HD Audio Manager will be different for you depending on your motherboard.

click on front analog

3. Select Headphone and click on Next.

select headphone

4. Now, click on the icon shown below and then click OK.

click headset icon and click next. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

Also Read: Fix Realtek Audio Manager Not Opening in Windows 10

Method 13: Change Speaker Configuration Settings

There is another known issue that occurs when inserting the headphones which cause SADES headset not recognised by Windows 10. When set to stereo, the headphones not detected issue can occur. So, follow these steps to fix this issue.

1. Open the Realtek HD Audio Manager app.

click realtek hd audio manager

2. Click on the Speaker configuration dropdown menu.

Speaker configuration. Fix SADES Headset Not Recognised by Windows 10 Problem

3. Select the 7.1 Speaker and save the changes.

select 7.1 speaker

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Why my headphones are not working when plugged in?

Ans. The problem could be due to a faulty audio driver, sound format, etc. Read the above guide for full details.

Q2. How to make Windows 10 to detect my headphones?

Ans. Try changing audio ports if you have two audio ports or try running the audio troubleshooter to make Windows find issues and automatically fix them.

Q3. How can I install SADES driver?

Ans. Visit the SADES website to download the drivers. Install the drivers. Read the above Method 2 on installing SADES driver.

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We hope the extensive guide on SADES headset not recognised by Windows 10 was helpful to you and you were able to fix the issue. Please let us know which method we listed worked for you the best. If you have any suggestions or queries about the article please feel free to share them in the comment section below.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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