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

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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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Microphone and Speaker set up for conference calls [on hold]

I frequently conduct conference calls with people across several locations via MS Lync. I would like to make it so that for the people in the same room as me, we can have, say, three microphones we ...
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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?

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 ...
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Connecting to two identical bluetooth speakers at the same time

I own two JBL Flip Speakers. They both are able to pair individually via Bluetooth and perform well. When I attempt to make them perform at the same time via the Audio/Midi Setup tool on my Mac ...
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Play from both headphones/line-out and speakers

I have two displays, each one has a stereo speaker. I have connected my main display to the speaker jack, and the other display to the headphone jack on the front. But I discovered only the default ...
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Dual Speaker audio output using realtek

Last night, I was trying to use my woofer as my speaker, but it does not quite do the same thing as a normal speaker can, its full of bass. So, I thought of tweaking Realtek, and saw a setting in ...
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Speakers and Audio Jack not working on windows 8

Computer: Asus S56C- runs windows 8.1 So a few months ago my cat knocked over a cup of milk on my laptop, and I quickly removed the battery and took the computer apart to dry, etc. and everything was ...
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How do you connect a bluetooth speaker to use as the main audio on Windows 8?

I am having a problem getting my bluetooth speaker to work with my Windows 8 laptop. In the bluetooth settings menu I can see the device and it asks to pair, states it is connected and then loses ...
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Sound is lost until I play high volume file

I have this wierd issue for some time, and I have decided to deal with it but I could not find any information on similiar problem like I experience: I am using Windows 7 with AEG DVD4621 Home Cinema ...
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How do control audio output via S/P DIF & Headphones jack on DELL Laptop?

I have a DELL XPS Laptop. It has 3 audio ports: 1 microphone output 1 Headphones Output 1 S/P DIF output. *I'm not using Microphone, so that port is not being used by anything / no wires to *I've ...
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Using 5.1 surround to play back 3 independent stereo streams

I built a small home server recently. It runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 and has a sound card (Via VT1708) with 3 audio jacks - which I want to use as 3 independent stereo outputs to play back (potentially ...
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Difference between “hardware volume” and “software volume” on a computer?

I have looked into this and see that the volume of the speakers can be adjusted various ways. Assuming you agree that a CRT TV is also a "computer" somewhat (it has a microprocessor), specifically ...
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PC Speakers, misplaced power adapters

The goal: I need to be able to play sound on some computers, but the quality doesn't matter much. The situation: Somehow in our office move, the power adapters for two different sets of speakers got ...
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No sound coming from laptop speakers, possibly failed sense pin?

I've got a dell latitude e6520 and recently I believe the sense pin failed, because I can use headphones just fine but cannot play sounds out loud any more. I've tried everything including ...
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Water speakers without the sound output?

I'm not sure if I'm asking this in the right place here, so please forgive me if not. It's a bit of a strange one. I have a set of water speakers, which I absolutely love, and I'd like to be able to ...
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External Speakers panned to the left and no spdif output displays in the playbacksound

I have a massive problem. My external speakers panned to left, no sound is coming out of the right speaker. I've tried EVERYTHING. Believe me I have done everything you recommend and nothing works. ...
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Automatically switch on speakers when there are Alsa clients

I want to connect a relay to one of the GPIOs of my Raspberry Pi. This relay supplies power to the speakers. I would like my speakers to be on only when there is sound activity. I am looking for ...
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Audio not playing from speakers

I'm having a rather strange problem where sound won't play from my speakers. If I insert something into the microphone jack, and remove it, I get about half a second of audio playing. At times, it ...
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New MoBo, Internal Speaker broken or mis-connected?

I have a new motherboard, MSI H81M-E33. The new case (cooler master elite 110) came with one of those tiny 4-pin speakers, as shown in my picture. Everything seems to work fine, a fresh Win 7 ...
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Stereo mix only works through internal speakers?

I'm using Aeon to visualize my music. I have Stereo Mix enabled and everything works great if I use my internal laptop speakers. But if I set the HDMI TV to be the default audio output, Stereo Mix ...
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Wifi noise interference in speakers

Is there a way to fix the noise interference I get from the wifi in my speakers ? I tried to change channels, change the transmission from long to short and vice versa, ferrite cores around the ...
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Strange speaker bug

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755, with a Intel i3 processor. It came with Windows 7 and, since purchasing it, have installed Windows 8 (upgraded to 8.1) and Ubuntu 13.10 (it's tri-booted, so I have all ...
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Why do speakers synchronize with mouse/scrolling/other OS actions?

Whenever I move my mouse, my speakers emit a very tiny but audible high pitched noise; whenever I scroll they emit a lower frequency noise; overall in all my custom builds, unless the speaker is ...
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Is there a way to use integrated speakers and auxiliary speakers at the same time? [duplicate]

I have a laptop with integrated speakers, but I want to use auxiliary speakers too at the same time. Is there a way to do this? I have a Acer Aspire 5733Z Laptop. NOTE: None of the answers from How ...
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USB Speakers for Desktop: A Good Idea? [closed]

I'm not a good at hardware questions and often bought stuff and that seemed useful in the description but turned out to be less than optimal. Recently, my old PC-Speakers started humming quite ...
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How do I disable my front panel jack detection?

I have some problems with a faulty speaker system. I've read somewhere that it's possible to disable the front panel jack detection so rear and front plugged in speakers would stream simultaneously. ...
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Random Sound Fuzz

When I am trying to play anything out through my speakers, I will get random little bits of fuzz, with the rest being fine. I am using windows 7, fully updated, on a dell inspiron laptop. All ...
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Can I have my sound muted when head phones are not plugged in? [duplicate]

On my Macbook, I could have different "audio profiles" depending on whether or not headphones were plugged in. I'd have my speakers on mute, and when I plugged in my headphones it would unmute. This ...
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How to tell software which output to use?

Anyone know of some software that'll let me set the default sound device for individual software? When I'm on Ventrilo playing games with friends I have voice chat play through my headphones and all ...
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How can I disable the feature where OSX launches iTunes when external speakers are connected?

There is that feature where iTunes gets automatically launched on OSX when an external speakers are connected (Bluetooth or 3.5mm jack headphones). I happen to prefer another application to listen to ...
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Turn off subwoofer through Windows

I have Logitech Z313 speakers which include a subwoofer. My question is is it possible to turn off the subwoofer (or heavily mute it) using settings in Windows 8.1? I am using VIA HD Audio, but there ...
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Volume normalization

I'm having a a problem with my audio setup. I've used to connect my external speakers (stereo setup consisting of two speakers) to a USB DAC which was connected to the onboard soundcard (Realtek) of ...
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How can I hear music through my notebook speakers when the earphones are plugged in

I have HP folio 13-1020us with original windows 7. When the earphones are plugged in. music played on the web goes to the earphones. I want it to go to the speakers. I know its possible because when ...
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Preventing Windows 7 from reverting to stereo?

I have an Intel Sandy Bridge-based Windows 7 x64 machine primarily used as an HTPC connected to a Pioneer SC-1223-K receiver via HDMI audio. When the receiver goes into standby (i.e.: off), Windows ...
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MacBook: 12-channel phono output to speakers

I need to output audio from my MacBook on 12 channels, independently, to 12 mono speakers. I need speakers to be lightweight so that they can be worn on a hat (it is a surround-sound type ...
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Bluetooth audio out of sync with Internal Speakers (OS X)

I have a new Bose Soundlink Wireless 2 Speaker that I've paired to to my iMac with Bluetooth. It works fine, but I'm having some difficulties getting things working the way I want. My main issue is ...
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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 ...