Laptop won't work with any audio devices

I just started having this annoying problem where only the default speakers in my laptop work. I have plugged in many different headphones/speakers and none of them work. I have updated drivers, updated windows, tried switching around my devices through device manager to try and get something to play through any device, and I have also tried multiple different settings with realtek audio. I don't think its a hardware issue though because the default speakers on my laptop stop playing after I plug in any outer device which should mean the laptop is detecting the headphones. If someone could help me fix this problem I would be so grateful.