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

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Use all 5.1 speakers with a 2.1 audio source

I just bought a 5.1 surround sound speaker set for my computer in my bedroom. The rear speakers are next to me in bed while the front speakers are at the other end of the bed at my feet. While I enjoy ...
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How to get headphones and speakers working at the same time?

I have a Gigabyte P55-UD3 motherboard which comes with a Realtek sound card and audio header for the front panel. My headset is permanently connected to the front panel (mic in, headphones in) and I ...
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How do I swap audio output of the left and right speakers?

I have two speakers stereo speakers but when I use the sound control panel applet to test my audio configuration I get sound in the right speaker when the user interface indicates the right speaker ...
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There appears to be a poltergeist in my speakers (no, really)

I've no idea if there's a suitable Stack Exchange for poltergeists. It appears to be software, hardware or virus related, so I thought I'd try here, seeing as Ghostbusters is just a film, so I can't ...
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How to output microphone directly to speakers?

I want my microphone to directly output to my laptop's speakers. I'm able to do something along these lines by recording then playing, but I want to do it live. Any suggestions how to do this?
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How to repair Creative Inspire Speakers 2.1 Volume Control Wheel?

Due to dust or so, the Volume Control Wheel does not work properly. Volume goes to one speaker, and other gets muted. Vice versa. When I carefully turn the wheel sometimes the Volume works properly or ...
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Direct sound from speakers (output) to mic (input)

This is an attempt make Skype and Ventrilo more fun/easier. I'm essentially looking for a method/hardware/application that does essentially the same thing as me physically moving my speakers to beside ...
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Hook two computers to one speaker?

Is it OK to take the line-out from the audio card on two computers, hook them up to a y-adapter that finally goes to a single pair of speakers? I would just go ahead and try it, but don't want to ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to play only through headphones?

Okay to make things clear; I'm going to give a step by step of what happened. I've got a brand new laptop, and while installing stuff everything was fine. When I'd plug in headphones in the 3.5mm ...
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Zeppelin Air speakers causing interference on wireless network

My dad recently bought the new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air speaker system. They allow you to stream music from a computer and other devices to the Zepellin without the need for wires. ...
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How to listen to music while my speaker plays something else [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7 I want to listen to music via my headphones while the speakers play something else. I've searched the Internet but couldn't ...
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speakers muted automatically for some reason

i have this weird problem that i'm not sure is specific to me, but more of a windows 7 or Lenovo laptop, so any help would be appreciable. the problem is as follows: Whenever i use skype, msn or any ...
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Change audio output depending on which one is on

I have a PC that is hooked up to my HDTV (via a long hdmi cable) and to a monitor, which is in another room. I have speakers directly plugged to the PC audio out. The PC is next to the monitor and ...
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How do I create a WAV file that only plays on rear speakers?

How do I create or convert a WAV file to play only with rear speakers. What Windows/Linux software could I use to do that? I tried to use Audacity but with no results.
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How to stream music from notebook to speakers via wi-fi?

I have a Windows 7 notebook and speakers in some rooms of my house. I'd like to stream music from notebook to speakers over wi-fi or bluetooth. I don't want to use wires between notebook and speakers. ...
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Only to Turn off builtin speakers?

Is there anyway to disable/turn off the built in speakers in the motherboard. Because most of the time I use headphones with high volume. Sometimes it gets pulled out and disturbing others.
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how to hear mic sound over speakers- Ubuntu karmic

I want to hear the sound that goes into the notebook's mic from the notebook's speaker itself. I am on Ubuntu 9.10
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Static noise from speakers when computer is off

I have a rather old set of Creative speakers called Inspire 2.1 2400. The original cable that connects them to the computer was of poor quality, and at some point I had to replace it. The original ...
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How can you change the default audio output in VLC to 5.1?

Is there a setting in VLC to change default audio output to 5.1?
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External speakers no longer working

We have a Windows Vista laptop. On Monday we hooked it up to external speakers, as we always do, and they worked fine. On Tuesday, we did the same but then the speakers did not work. Weirdly, the ...
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How to Record Both Mic Audio and Speakers while using headset

I'm trying to record my screen with sound at the same time, but right now, my jack stopped working (it's with the red light) and I have to use a headset so that I can have sound on my Mac. So my ...
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Dual output speakers and headset [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7? This is going to sound kind of strange, but I assure you my purpose is non-nefarious. :) I have video conferences ...
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How to send Bluetooth audio to non-Bluetooth speakers?

In short, I am looking for a Bluetooth->3.5 mini stereo converter. What is this type of device called, and what are some of the best models (is there a difference in audio quality/lag)? I wish to ...
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how do I make my computer only play through my speaker even if headphones are plugged in?

My mini-jack input is broken, so my computer(HP pavilion dv6 Notebook) thinks there is headphones plugged in at all times. If I physically press lightly on the headphone intput location, speakers ...
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How to play the sound from the microphone?

I would like to amplify my voice using the computer. My Windows won't play the audio from the mic by default. How to configure it to do so? Should I use some app? Which one?
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PC as Bluetooth speakers

I know that: There are Bluetooth speakers for my phone and for my iPod My desktop computer has Bluetooth dongle My desktop has speakers attached to it;) So, my question is: can I use my desktop PC ...
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HDMI to DVI audio problem

I have a Samsung T220HD LCD with integrated speakers. When I connect it to my video card via VGA cable, the speakers works fine. But, I recently bought an DVI to HDMI cable, (my video card has dvi ...
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How can I get Windows 7 to switch audio from a monitor (with built-in speakers) to headphones when they are plugged in?

I have an HP dv5t laptop running Windows 7 64 bit with an Acer H235H monitor connected to it via an HDMI cable. The monitor has built-in speakers, which are a huge improvement over the laptop's ...
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Play audio through another computer's speakers

I used to have Bluesoleil bluetooth bundle and I was able to play audio through my desktop computer from my laptop. Is there any alternative software bundle that will do the same purpose but over ...
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Heavy static with specific laptop + speaker combo

I just got a new ASUS laptop. Plugging it into a friend's stereo with a 3.5mm->RCA adapter, I got constant bursts of static drowning out the sound whenever it got a little bit of bass in it--say, an ...
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Computer sounds, not music to headphones and computer speaker at the same time?

I'd like to have the windows sounds output to the computer's speaker and to headphones, but any other media to output sound to headphones only (when they're plugged in). Is this possible?
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Is there any way to automatically decrease subwoofer volume at night?

I'm using both Windows and Ubuntu, so a solution for either (or both!) would be great! I live in an apartment complex, and love to listen to bassy music and watch movies. My neighbors are fine with ...
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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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Laptop speaker cord broken, how bad is it?

About a week ago, I was changing the thermal compound from my laptop's (ASUS N56VZ) CPU and GPU, and while disassembling the case I broke a small cord that goes from the speakers to the motherboard. ...
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Computer speakers receive radio station signal

I have a set of Logitech 5.1 speakers where each speaker and the source plug into the subwoofer. I'm using a Griffin Firewave with output from my MacBook Pro, and output from my custom-built desktop ...
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laptop internal speakers work but not external

Hello I have a toshiba satellite laptop and the external speakers do not work no matter which speakers I attach none of them will have sound however all of the external speakers work when I plug them ...
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Headphone no sound in Windows 7

It worked fine for two years, but the Windows 7 on my laptop no longer plays sound through headphones. When plugged in, the speakers stop (I've read that some people's speakers play instead of ...
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Speaker sound volume drops when microphone is active

Whenever the microphone is used by some application, the speaker volume drops about 50%. Even if I open the sound device settings, the volume drops because the microphone will be activated. I already ...
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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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Letting my Windows 8 PC turn screen and speakers on/off

I use Windows 8 Pro, 64 bits. My computer is a desktop one, with both screen and speakers as separate pieces. A few months ago, I was in awe when I discovered that you can make it so that the ...