A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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How to use USB Speakers with 3.5mm Aux Speakers at the same time? [duplicate]

I have the Bose Companion 5, and recently got a Bose SoundLink mini bluetooth speaker as a gift and I want to be able to use them both at the same time, preferably having the mini speaker as the ...
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creative sb audigy se doesnt play sound

the pc of my girlfriend doesn't play sound, she changed the sound card from Realtek to Creative sb audigy se and everything seems okey, when you go to windows sound properties. on playback devices ...
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How to suppress vibration from computer to speaker?

My PC speaker (Logitech z523) is producing weird buzzing sounds which I think is caused by vibrations from my PC. It's connected to the on-board sound card. I tried putting a 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack ...
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Are USB audio-adapters any good? [closed]

I’m running Windows XP SP3 and have an AMD CPU and on-board audio. I don’t know what went wrong, but my sound is no longer working. I checked the volume and Control Panel settings, but everything is ...
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Second set of speakers only plays audio from line-in

I have two computers working at the same time, using Windows 7. I also have 2 set of speakers, each one of the sets has a normal 3.5mm jack. I wanted to have audio from both computers playing on all ...
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Clarify misunderstanding about USB hosts and IRQs

I have a long-suffering usb sound card (Creative X-Fi HD). Its manual said the following: Ensure that the headset/soundcard uses a USB Host that is on an individual IRQ slot. This means that no ...
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How to find out which application uses speakers?

Some application sending short beeps at random times after windows is returned from hibernate and sleep states. Is there any way to track down this program? Update: Problem solved by closing all ...
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Windows 7 - People Sounds are muted

So this is a first for me, I am a programmer at a company and I was presented with a A/V problem. A conference room with ceiling mics in not outputting audio from people in videos, but it outputs ...
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How to detect sound card name?

I have a laptop HP Probook 4740S and I can't seem to find which sound card I'm using. I want to download a sound driver for linux, but don't know which drivers I should download. In the Device ...
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How can I limit the volume of audio on Windows by decibel level?

I enjoy listening to music at high volumes, but I'm concerned about possible long-term hearing loss. Articles covering this question suggest limiting audio volume to under 85 decibels. Is there: A ...
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Virtual ALSA Device for redirecting Output to physical input

I am trying this for over 10 days now, several hours a day. i have a ubuntu 12.04 server box, no x-server. on this machine runs a ruby application, and a C application, both bought from an external ...
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identify which process is outputting sound

My computer periodically makes a random ding (among other sounds), and I can't figure out the source. Suggestions on SU include using bar indicators in the volume mixer to look for the source. ...
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Disable a linux sound card

I have updated to Kubuntu 12.10 from 12.04 and my sound stopped working ... I think because of I have two soundcards in my system and I think that disabling one of them shouldsolve the problem. Here ...
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I can hear my computer, Why is that [duplicate]

My computer is wired to my audiomixer and then to my headphones. If i turn the volume off my mixer up i can literately hear my computer(if my computer is'nt playing audio ofcourse). I can hear it ...
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Echoing Clicking Noise on Windows 7 through two different soundcards

I have a Windows 7 SP1 System on an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard. Whenever I output any sound I get a clicking, echo over the output. I output sound through a cheap pair of logitech speakers ...
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No sound output or hardware to choose from in gnome sound settings

There is no sound output when I try to play music or videos etc. When I run $ speaker-test I get speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 ...
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Unable get sound form fedora 19.?

I just switched from windows to fedora 19 as my distro. It's running fine but I am having issues with my sound card i.e i am unable to hear anything. I Googled for a fix or procedure on how to ...
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How can I check the output sampling frequency of a sound card in windows7

I have a USB sound card that claims to accept 192kHz as an output sampling frequency. When I connect it, a status LED shows 192kHz is active. How can I check if windows7 is sending a 192kHz signal ...
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No sound on boot w/ speakers & headphones plugged in

When I boot my pc with speakers + headphones plugged in, they're detected but don't play sound. When I test them, they show that they're playing sound, but I don't hear anything. The strange thing ...
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SoX on 64-bit Windows - how to chose output device

I have created 3 virtual sound devices using VAC and now i want to start 3 sox instances and make every instance use a seperate sound device for output when playing a wav file. Command sox.exe ...
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Sound Blaster 5.1 VX, line in and mic issues

I have a Sound Blaster 5.1 VX audio card. The card has one 3.5 jack for audio ingress that is used both for mic in and line in. I need to use it as mic in but I can't find a way to tell the audio ...
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How to restart audio without rebooting (USB soundcard) - the nasty case

I have a very similar problem to this: Is there a way to restart audio without restarting windows 7 computer? I've got a USB external sound card (Line6 UX1, the older one), the OS is Windows 7 x64. ...
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Surround Sound with an External Sound Card on Mac

I have a macbook and a Creative Sound Blaster Live 24-bit External sound card connected over USB. To this soundcard, I've connected a set of Creative Inspire T6160 speakers (5.1 surround) that I've ...
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Sound card problems

My dolby soundcard is broken but i can still get sound through the built in windows output, some programs like skyrim, google chrome and VLC still run with sound but the majorty of games and programs ...
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MY computer speakers / earphone producing “zzzzh” noise only in windows?

MY computer speakers and headphone producing "zzzzzhhh" noise during using windows. The noise starts when I get into windows login screen but no problems untill login screen. But in linux there is ...
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No sound from the subwoofer

I'm running windows 7 Ultimate x 64, have a brand new soundblaster Z 5.1 surround sound audio card. Computer is a Gigabyte Z86 based mobo, Core i7 CPU, 16 Gb RAM. When I run the speaker test ...
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Sound Card not detected

My brother just gave me his old PC, but he reconfigured it to Windows XP (earlier it was Windows 7) Now its saying there is no sound card. I was trying to play Grand Theft Auto IV and it said it ...
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Why the volume is higher when earphones' jack is not plugged in completely?

This is interesting. When I plug in the jack completely the volume is normal as it should be, but the interesting part is that if I do not plug it completely but leave around 2 mm. of the jack ...
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Recording “Stereo Mix”

I am trying to record my Stereo Mix into Adobe Audition and I cannot get it to work. All I hear is a hiss from the Stereo Mix. When I choose listen to device in settings all I hear is a hiss and it ...
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How get video from video card and sound from sound card into HDMI cable?

I have a video card and a sound card. My Monitor has a audio jack which just forwards the audio signal from the HDMI cable. But the cable is connected to my video card and for sound, only the onboard ...
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Microphone not working on a Dell (Windows 8) not even with an external sound-card

My microphone doesn't work on my Dell Inspiron 17 laptop. The microphone is a beyerdynamic (dynamic singing) microphone. I've tried the following things: - Bought an external sound card (Terretec ...
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No sound and every game crashes on sound issues (but everything ok in device manager)

My brother uses this Lenovo G780 laptop with Windows 7 64-bits running on it. Recently, there's no sound coming out of it anymore. There used to be a ! in device manager, so I reinstalled the ...
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Unable to hear any sound through speakers or any other device

I am unable to hear sound from my speakers which are plugged in to rear panel of my PC, all was working fine (even I didn’t had Realtek installed) but suddenly it stopped giving any sound, than I ...
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How to make Alsa pick a preferred sound device automatically?

I bought an USB sound card. I'd like to set up my Linux desktop so that it prefers the USB device, if it is plugged in and automatically switches as the device is (un)plugged. Is it possible, and how? ...
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Soundflower with FireWire soundcard transmits on all output channels

when I try to use Soundflower together with my external 12ch FireWire sound card on a MacBook Pro, I get the same signal (left and right channel combined) on all of the output channels. If you know ...
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Sound cuts out for entire system after using application with sound

I've got a 7 month old Dell Vostro laptop running Windows 7 with a Core I7 and an nVidia GTX 630M. For a while now, the sound on my computer has been all jacked up. Sometimes I'll open a Youtube ...
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Monoing the output of the audio jack in Mac OS X

I am using an audio mixer which only accepts mono inputs and I want to send the output of my MacBook Pro to it. I just wonder if it is possible to convert the stereo output of the audio jack to mono? ...
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Record line-in audio from two applications using Alsa

Im currently working on an small application which runs on a cubieboard (ARMv7, rasp-pi-like). What I really need to do is, accessing and recording the line-in audio-signal from two different ...
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Use rear speakers as front speakers?

Hello dear helpful people! I'm having a problem with my reaaaally old "5.1" system (it's a subwoofer with plug slots for 5.1 surround, but I'm only using two speakers). Basically, I plug my speakers ...
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Use laptop as an external sound card

I'm interested in audio mixing and want to try to be a disc jockey. I downloaded Mixxx to mix different tracks, but to do it the best I should have two separate audio outputs to play headphone and ...
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How to stabilize PCIe sound card in its card slot?

I have a Soundblaster Recon 3d Fatal1ty sound card and randomly every once in a while my computer won't recognize it. I am almost 100% sure it is something to do with its PCIe slot. After I turn off ...
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How to get good sound recording quality?

Here is my current recording setup. I run a mic and a guitar line into an Alesis Multimix 6 mixer and from there, a USB goes into a Sound Blaster Recon 3D Fatal1ty sound card. I am using Audacity to ...
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Dedicate more CPU to external sound card

So I recently got an external sound card/audio interface to use with my laptop (Edirol UA25 if you'd like to know). Now, after installing the drivers and setting it up, I've found that occasionally, ...
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How to get my speakers and headphones to play audio at the same time?

My speakers have a port to plug my headphones into. Whenever I plug them in, I only hear sound through my headphones, and not through my speakers anymore. I would want to hear sound through both of ...
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Updating my graphic card firmware to latest version but my sound card disabled and won't work

I have below device: CPU: Intel 3570K RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600 Mainboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe (with latest version of BIOS) Power: Green 685 VGA: AMD 5970 When I changed BIOS of graphic card (AMD ...
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Reconfigure line-in as analog-out

I am trying to reconfigure my "line in" as another "analog out" and use it alongside with the default analog out port. I am using an onboard realtek sound card. It is very simple to do this in ...
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Connecting a Razer Tiamat 7.1

I have a box with a AsRock z77 extreme4 motherboard. Just got a new headset, which is a Razer Tiamat 7.1. Both devices state they support 7.1 channel surround. There is however a mismatch between the ...
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Need sound card for gaming, not PC

I recently bought a Turtle Beach PX21 headset and also a GTX 650 TI. Do I still need to get a separate sound card for better gaming sound and performance or is there a sound card component in the GTX ...
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Asus Xonar DSX causing freezes

I have an Asus Xonar DSX sound card installed in my system that has been giving me grief lately, and Asus support and Google searches have been no help in figuring out what's wrong with it. The ...
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aoss is preventing file logging - logging argument commands

I am using an application which requires aoss. The results are required to be appended to a file. When I write these commands, the file is always empty: aoss multimon -a DTMF | tee test.txt aoss ...