A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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Are there compact external USB audio interfaces which are better than a on-board sound?

I am asking this for a friend. He loves his voice recognition software and dictates a lot of text using a headset. Now he has a new laptop, which only has a combined mic/headphones output, and wanted ...
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Sharing soundcard to network

Let's suppose I have a laptop (L) and desktop PC (D), both with Windows 7 onboard. It is SB X-Fi extreme soundcard with rather good 5.1 home theater connected. But it is not comfortable to watch ...
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Terrible noises from subwoofer of ACER Aspire 6930 with Realtek sound chip

After approximately 5-15 min of listening to music my subwoofer begins to make terrible noises. He's just "coughing". That began after 6 months I had this computer. Now I found out, that I can ...
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Re-enabling audio on an iMac

I know Super User is not a 'tech support' forum, so I will try to make it short: my computer's sound does not work anymore. I have asked for support on the Apple board but I feel a bit on my own. To ...
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Finding the model of sound card?

I have a pc and I want to find the model of its sound card to download its drivers, I lost the CD came with the system. I use windows XP. Is there a way to find this info inside the system?
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sound clipping in windows 7 64bit

something is up with 64 bit version of windows 7. i have 2 (good pro-sumer) sound cards which i've used in other version of windows 7 w/out problems, but now it is causing severe clipping noise ...
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Sound problems in Windows 7

I hope I reached the correct forum for this question. I have a media computer with a third party audio card (Soundblaster audigy SE) I use a coaxial digital audio cable connected to a Onkyo TX SR508. ...
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No sound Ubuntu 10.10 (have SB Live! card)

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and I just installed 10.10 on my Dell Desktop PC that was running Windows XP. The PC is about 5-6 years old and the sound card it has is a SoundBlaster Live! card. The Sound ...
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Share a USB sound card over a network/bluetooth (Mac & PC)

I've been wondering how I can stream audio to an external Edirol USB sound card, wirelessly, on both Mac and PC. I'm not looking for high quality transmission, just to play mp3s from my Mac laptop to ...
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Automatic switching between “digital output” (HDMI) and built-in speakers in Vista

We occasionally connect my wife's laptop, which runs Vista, to our TV. Whenever we do this we have to manually switch the default audio output to "digital output" for the sound to go through the HDMI ...
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No sound coming from laptop speakers

Recently, my laptop's speakers have stopped producing any sounds. Its a very weird problem. 1) The internal/built in speakers used to work fine, but now no sound comes out. 2) If I put in the ear ...
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Stream Soundcard to Squeezebox

I'm looking for a way to transmit what's being played by my soundcard directly to my squeezebox. The goal is to be able to having anything music that's being played (whether it's from myspace or ...
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Can't change volume of sound card

I got a new external USB soundcard. It's a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II. It was a simple plug-and-play thing. I'm using Windows 7. The moment I plugged it in, Windows recognized it and I ...
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what creative card is better for audio/midi creation

I have a little question. A friend of mine is making music with ableton live 8.1 and reason 5. First, he had a Creative Audigy 2 (with midi gameport) internal card. I replaced he's card for a Creative ...
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What sound card is better and what should i take into consideration to consider it?

I have a Sound Blaster Live ! 24-bit 7.1 and a onboard sound card Realtek ALC889A codec High Definition Audio 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel that comes on my gigabyte motherboard. What should i take into ...
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the blue port on the sound card

my microphone sometimes works sometimes not, i read that the blue port is used as an input for audio devices, can this blue port be used for voice input using mic? and "without the use of mic?"
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Why does most on-board sound worse than dedicated sound cards?

I'm interested in determining what factors lead to on-board sound on motherboards sounding worse than dedicated sound cards, and how one could predict whether certain motherboards would sound equal or ...
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EAX sound effects and hardware acceleration of old games under Windows Vista and Windows 7

I've read that Windows Vista and 7 stopped supporting hardware acceleration (which included support for EAX sound effects) of DirectSound/DirectX Audio. Many of the old games (most of them released in ...
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Is it possible to play two different sounds through two sound cards at the same time?

Is it possible to play two different sounds through two sound cards at the same time? For example: Media Player audio through sound card one and GOM Player through sound card two at the same time?
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Sound card is switching output (headphones/speakers)

I have HP ProBook 5320m with Realtek Sound Card. I'm running here Windows 7 64bit. Everything seems to be fine until I start using 2 or more apps, which plays any sound to soundcard output. My ...
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No digital audio output with Asus Xonar DG

I've purchased an Asus Xonar DG as replacement for faulty onboard audio in a Medion 8822 as it has an optical output which is all I really need to feed my HTPC. I uninstalled the previous ...
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How can i connect my amplifier output to my PC

I would like to know whether it is possible to connect my Yamaha amplifier to my computer. I'm very scared to do this, because some say that the output from my amplifier would cause my sound card to ...
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No sound from my Windows XP computer

I am not getting any sound from my computer (running Windows XP). I tried to turn up the volume from the start menu but it will not let me do anything. Why is this? I am unsure if I have any sound ...
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Sound Card max volume

I bought a new computer equipped with an integrated Intel® High Definition Audio sound card , im using Windows 7 and the volume is set on its max, im also using the same speakers i used on my old ...
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SoundBlaster Live! Value drivers for Windows 7

My Dell Dimension 8200 came with Windows XP and a SoundBlaster Live! Value card. I have just installed Windows 7 32-bit, but it does not recognize the card. I have tried using the original ...
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will adding a Sound Card enhance sound quality ? How to get more Bass?

Do I need to install a Sound-Card to enhance the sound quality (or music quality) over my Intel in-built sound card. Do I need to Sound card when I have Big Hi-Fi 5.1 channel Speakers (or above). For ...
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Does a USB Headset require any Specific Soundcard?

I was going to buy a cheap USB Headset for skyping, and was suggested the Logitech H330 USB Headset. Before buying the headset, I was checking the reviews, and on Amazon, someone has mentioned that ...
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Which Linux directories to backup for sound

One time my sound card was no longer detected and the only way to get it working again was to reinstall Linux. I want to avoid having to do this by backing up important files for sound so that if the ...
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Is ALSA responsible for detecting sound cards?

I installed a sound card which is not detected by my Linux installation, but it is detected and working when I boot off the Live CD. I have tried to do all kinds of things with Alsa to get it to work ...
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Make linux detect sound card

I installed a sound card but when I go to System->Preferences->Sound and go to Hardware it's not showing anything at all. If I boot from the Live CD then it will show the card and it works. How can I ...
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sound card in linux

How can I see hardware information for my sound card in Linux?
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What soundcard should I use for cross-platform professional audio software development?

So, someone stole my sound card. It was a beautiful Terratec PHASE 26 USB and I liked it a whole lot. Except it was rather clumsy to work with in a Win/Mac environment for MIDI development, since MIDI ...
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Scratchy sound output on windows xp sp3

My computer is Dell optiplex 380, OS is windows xp sp3 with lastest update. Driver details: Title: Audio: Realtek ALC269 HD Audio Driver Version : A02 OEM name : Realtek OEM Version: 5874 The ...
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Can I use two of the same type of PCI Sound Cards in one computer?

I recently purchased two Rocketfish 5.1 PCI Sound Cards from Best Buy. These are going to be used for audio production and radio broadcasting, so one card can handle live audio, the other can handle ...
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finding audio driver

I have a soundcard in my new PC at work that does not have the right driver installed, and I'm not sure what the manufacturer is. (it's a generic PC running Windows XP) Is there a way to figure out ...
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No audio device detected [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound card problem, no audio device detected My computer has no audio. It says NO AUDIO DEVICE. I already installed Realtek AC97 and Realtek High Definition Audio ...
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No audio device detected on new sound card

I bought a new sound card because my built in sound card did not function. When I open YouTube, Media Player or anything that can create a sound my computer will hang up and sometimes when I start my ...
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How can I pipe output from my local sound card to MPD?

I would like to "Pipe" the output of my local sound card to MPD on a networked music server. Anyone have any suggestions how to go about this? I'm thinking maybe i can make a live MP3 stream? maybe ...
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Micro sound breaks/interrupts on Windows 7

I've been experiencing strange behavior recently. When listening to mp3 or watching movie or whatever that uses sound, I get micro breaks in sound. It's like it hangs or cuts a fragment for about ...
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Windows 7, Conexant High Def Audio drivers not working on Lenovo R61i

I just installed Windows 7 ultimate on my Lenovo ThinkPad R61i. Driver update says I have the latest version installed but there is no sound from the loudspeakers. My question is: What can I do to get ...
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Running Jackd on Ubuntu for my External Firewire Sound card

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I have an external Sound card: Phonic Firefly 302. I've connected the device, installed Jackd, added the lines: @audio - rtprio 99 @audio - memlock 500000 @audio - ...
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Sound card doesn't work and yet does

I have a really weird one tonight. Today we had a LAN party and all of a sudden the sound on a couple PC's stopped working for programs like the games, windows media player, etc. However, when errors ...
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No Audio from Windows XP after formatting

I have reinstalled in my Windows XP machine. After it is re-isntalled the audio in my machine has failed. I have installed all the device drivers in my mother board. The Realtek Sound driver is also ...
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5.1 Sound Card with digital input for Ubuntu

I have a Intel Atom PC that I'm shoe-horning into a role as a media server. I have a 5.1 surround sound speaker set that works pretty well. I want to be able to take the optical out from my cable ...
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No Audio Output Device is installed

this is an intermitent problem in my Sony Vaio model PCG-5K1L. I keep on getting a "No Audio Output Device is installed" when hovering my loudspeaker icon in Windows Vista. I have tried System >> ...
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How to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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X-FI optical output not being recognized

I have an issue and I don't know what to do! I have a SoundBlaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer, which has a spdif mini-optical output. I have it connected to a home theater, via a toslink cable and an adapter ...
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USB sound card with 6.3mm jack output

I have a pair of Sennheiser 555 semi-professional headphones. These have a 6.3mm jack and a 3.5mm jack adapter. I wish I could buy an USB sound card for my laptop that would have a 6.3mm output not ...
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Will An External Audio Interface Reduce CPU Load?

I am considering buying a very-low-latency audio interface like this one. One question is if it will reduce CPU load (I'm at about 60%+ and my Macbook has 2.4ghz and 4gigs ram) during intensive audio ...
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How to boost playback volume in real time on media recorded with a very low volume

I have never heard a satisfactory answer to this often misunderstood question, let me explain. Lets say I have a sound card and earphones/speakers that can play back audio loud enough in most cases. ...