Speakers are devices that convert audio signals to sound and amplify it to allow users to hear it.

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Internal wiring on Thermaltake headset?

A while ago I bought a Thermaltake headset with a microphone. I'm not entirely sure what model it is, but it' s red and black and the ear pads are trapezoid shaped. Anyways, recently while taking off ...
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Audio Input and Output problems

There's a problem with my audio that I searched all over Google but never found an answer. So what happens is that when I plug earphones in, the sound would come out from the speaker instead. In order ...
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Is there any difference between computer speakers and a hi-fi?

At my parents house I used my computer hooked up to my stereo, I got my sound through there. It always sounded much better than typical cheap little £20 computer speakers. Now I have moved elsewhere ...
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Three pins, six channels

I hqve a set of Logitech X530 speakers which have 5 speakers and a sub. After moving apartment, I no longer have the two rear speakers, just front left, front right, center and the sub (they were ...
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How to separate Onboard soundcard sound from USB Headphones

I would like to use my onboard soundcard (Realtek) to play music out of for my wife on the speakers, While I use my USB headphones to listen to and play a video game. I know it's possible as I've done ...
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Disable only one internal speaker, but not the corresponding headphone - Linux

Is there a way that I can have sound on both speakers if I plug in headphones but only on the right (internal) speaker if I don't plug in anything? I'm using Debian 7 on a dell xps m1530 machine ...
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The quadraphonic speakers stay silent

So I have two amplifiers set up, one plugged in the normal R/L speaker output and the other one in the subwoofer/center output. I've got speakers connected to each amp and have confirmation they both ...
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Is the 3.5mm audio jack socket on the Fujitsu Siemens 23 3230T monitor a line in or a line out?

I have a Fujitsu Siemens 3230T monitor, which offers HDMI input and can play sound, albeit badly, over internal speakers. There is also a 3.5 audio jacket that I thought was to direct the sound from ...
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How do you connect Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers to a MacBook with one audio output?

I usually connect my Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers to my desktop PC. This PC has rear, front, and center audio outputs in the back, perfect for 5.1 speakers. Recently, this PC started freezing and ...
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Network speaker works fine in AirPlay and iTunes, but does not show in Windows Media Player

Trying to connect to a networked speaker. The speaker appears in the networking list as connected and functioning device, but does not appear in the Sound card under playback devices. BTW, I can ...
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Internal and Bluetooth speaker 'virtual' wiring

I'm trying to run internal speakers and bluetooth speakers at the same time. I have a Samsung ATIV 5 with Win 8.1, and a Bose Soundlink Mini. My Samsung has built in Bluetooth capacity, and JBL sound ...
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How to set up Windows 7 to be able to switch between headphones and 3.1 sound system?

I use the integrated sound system (motherboard) which works with the Realtek HD Audio Manager. I have it set up like this: Note that there is no 3.1 option only Quadrophonic and Stereo I do not ...
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Windows 8: “Listen to this device” under Stereo Mix has no effect

Alright, so background first: I want to put my speakers and headphones on separate devices, but I also want audio to play on both devices at the same time. I plan to do this by enabling Stereo Mix ...
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Windows 8.1 Laptop sound not playing through speakers

My Dell Latitude 6520 is facing the following problem: sound will only play through connected headphones; no audio through speakers, once the headphones are disconnected. I have uninstalled and ...
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How to fool Google Chrome to stereo speaker configuration?

I'm using Windows 7 and my speaker configuration is surround (5.1). I don't have any problem with games or my MP3 player. Games have surround output and it works perfect. MP3 player's output is stereo ...
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Airplay and disconnection: the music cuts frequently

I use my mac (on maverick) with an airplay speaker and I have a some disconnection problems. Frequently, the music is cut and doesn't restart automatically. It's impossible to use speaker with it. So ...
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How to force rear speakers play the same as front ones under Windows?

I have Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H motherboard with embedded audio. I have connected simple desktop speakers to "front" socket and my big stereo system to "rear" socket. On my previous motherboard ASUS ...
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Multiple output bluetooth speakers

I have two Harman Kardon Onyx Studio bluetooth speakers. I want to play audio through both of them at the same time. I try and connect them through Audio Midi on MBP, and make a multiple output ...
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Windows 7 sound output through HDMI and Speaker at the same time

I would like to output the audio of a game through HDMI and through speakers at the same time. I can only setup one default device. A solution I often find on the internet is using Wave Stereo Mix or ...
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Airplay disconnection: port unreachable

I use my mac (on maverick) with an airplay speaker and I have a disconnection problem. Sometime, the music is cut without specific reason. So I do some tests and I found some trails but I don't know ...
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how can I use internal speakers on a thinkpad?

I want to use an external mic (regular headphone jack) and internal speakers. when I connect the microphone, it works well, but then I can't hear a thing (I use Skype). I tried to change input/output ...
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Windows Vista laptop speakers and bluetooth speakers

Can I listen to my laptop radio at the same time as on the bluetooth speakers? Bluetooth is new to me.
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Speakers stops working when volume is turned up to 50% or more

I have a Lenovo G400s laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything's perfect except my sound. The speakers work fine when I play any song and set the volume to 40%, but it ceases to work as soon as I ...
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Can I use my iPad charger to power speakers rated 1.2W? [closed]

They are USB-powered but I want to play music from my ipad which can't supply them with power so I need a power supply. I was wondering if I could simply use the iPad charger to power the speakers. On ...
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External speaker

I have a new Lenovo laptop. When I plug in external speakers or headphones it plays perfectly -- however when I plug in a large external monitor the sounds quits playing in either configuration. The ...
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Left channel sound comes out of desktop speaker and right channel sound comes out of laptop speaker

I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8 and a pair of Bose desktop speakers. When I do tests from the playback devices, the Realtek control panel and a youtube speaker test it will always play the ...
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Windows 7 Free Screen Capture with Audio From Speakers [closed]

I've done some searching and tinkering, and have been impressed with the difficulty of doing something that I think should be standard, built in functionality to an OS. I'm looking for a general ...
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Win7 Audio: save and restore balance/volume profiles (7.1/5.1 speaker setup)

I'm looking for a program or scriptable solution to save and restore audio profiles quickly. Right now i adjust the balance levels manually 1~2 times a day which is a daunting task. I want to have ...
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Stopping laptop speakers from playing alongside headphones

I recently bought a new Acer Aspire V 13. Having problems listening to headphones because the inbuilt laptop speakers keep playing when I plug in headphones, and I want to be quiet. I have Realtek HD ...
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How to balance speakers using a microphone?

I am sure in a past version of windows I was able to balance the left and right speaker by using a microphone. However, in windows 8 I do not see this feature in the sound control panel. It may have ...
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How to test if speaker is playing the sound programatically?

Is there a way to determine if speakers are playing the sound, given that there is no microphone to detect this. I have an embedded system running Linux on ARM target board. I want to device a power ...
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Speaker Buzzing But No Phone Nearby

Speakers buzz when a phone calling or receiving a call is nearby. My phone isn't nearby the speakers nor in a call, and I even tried turning it off. My speakers are still buzzing with that same noize. ...
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Speakers has a lower volume than actual volume output from system

This started happening a while ago. I realized the volume I hear is very low. I opened up the volume control panel and I see the speakers are outputting a lower volume than "System" (it is only ...
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Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?

I have an old Creative Inspire 5.1 surround system hooked up to the computer I use with a movie projector. The speaker system has recently begun to give off a weird sort of discharge sound, and it ...
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How do I enable the integrated speakers on my monitor?

I hope this is the right site otherwise please let me know which site to go to. I have an HP 2010i monitor with integrated sound. Right now I am using normal speakers but I want to switch to the ...
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Linux ALSA: No sound out from internal speaker

There is no audio output when running "Test Speakers" in Sound Preferences -> Hardware -> pcsp. The internal speaker worked fine under Windows. Sound can, however, be heard when headphones or a ...
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How to determine the sound level of computer speakers without external tools?

Is this feasible with some sound program? Sadly, I don't possess the manual or written information. I agonise over ...
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Setting both back AND front end audio as usable…?

OK so I want to have one set of outputs playing on my speakers, and another playing on my headphones. I have both back and front panel audio, so I just figured I could plug my HEADPHONES into the ...
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Sound redirected to speaker output

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755 - 180 laptop with Win7 64-bit. The problem is that when Skype is open (especially during a call) and I start playing a Youtube video all sound is redirected to the ...
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Send audio to all outputs with individual level control

I have some head phones hooked up to the front jack and some speakers hooked to the rear. In the Realtek Audio Manager I disabled front panel jack detection so I get sound out of both. However I would ...
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Is there a limit on an audio file's volume level? [closed]

I'm just wondering, is there a reasonable limit on how loud a sound can be in an audio file? By "reasonable", I mean something that can be hit easily and not a technical limitation of 32-bit integers ...
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Can i use external speakers and built-in speaker together?

I have asus x202e. With built in speakers. I connected through AUX cable mini external speakers. my question is if I can use all the four speakers together to get a better surround sound. Is it ...
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Can i use a Polycom CX100 speakerphone as generic speaker?

I've rescued an abandoned Polycom CX100 from a dumpster, in hopes of replacing my adapterless desk speakers. Unfortunately, the drivers that Windows 7 installed only make it play sound from Lync and ...
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Speakers sound low (lost external controller), any way to make it loud?

I got Philips 2.1 SPA 9300 speakers. Unfortunately, I've lost the external controller which connects the bass and the speakers into one system and then plugs into the PC/Laptop. Having no controller ...
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Certain programs play through headphones, others play through speakers

(Windows 7 home edition 64 bit) I recently downloaded a new audio driver (it was the correct one), and after updating, there is a new option to individually adjust the volume for my computer speakers ...
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Android phone and Toshiba laptop (Windows 8)

How can I use my computer speakers as extensions to my Android speaker phone?
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Blutooth Audio Problems on Mac Book Pro

Music audio plays fine from Mac Book Pro to a Vizio 54" sound bar but spoken audio breaks up...any clues? I've tried moving my computer closer. This only happens when playing back movies either from ...
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Why both headphones and speakers are active on my windows 8.1?

When I plug in my headphones into my laptop, speakers remain active. I have mute speakers mixer so they don't play sounds when headphones are plugged in, but the problem is, some of applications only ...
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Sound management when using multiple displays

I have a Lenovo AIO computer which is connected by HDMI cable to a TV as a second display. The two displays work perfectly visually and have done for months, but I am having problems with the audio. ...
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When switching my default playback device on Windows 7, the programs all change to the newly set device

I had it set up so that if I had my default playback device set to HDMI and then I opened Firefox to play Netflix, I could change the default playback device to Speakers and play a game. Once I did ...