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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 get headphones and speakers output from the rear panel?

I just want to be able to switch to headphones and speakers, for example in daylight I dislike headphones but in the night I would like to wear them. I could do that, simply plugging headphones to ...
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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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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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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 does my 5.1 surround work in testing only?

I've got a 5.1 speaker setup. In both this SoundMax utility (I think it came with my motherboard), and in the Windows 7 sound test, all 5.1 speakers work properly, but that's the only time that I can ...
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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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Sound only from the right speaker

I'm using S/PDIF and I only get sound from the right speaker plus the subwoofer. I've checked the balance settings: Adjusting #1 does nothing. Adjusting #2 affects the right speaker. I've also ...
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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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Disconnect from bluetooth speakers on sleep, reconnect on wake

I have bluetooth harman kardon soundsticks. They're great but they stay connected to my macbook air during sleep. This means I can't pair my iPhone with them when my MacBook's sleeping. Is there any ...
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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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Why are my XPS JBL speakers crackling (static sound)?

I own a XPS L502X laptop which has inbuilt JBL 2.1 speakers. I use Ubuntu 12.04. I regularly use this ear training software called GNU Solfege. The issue is that my speakers make a static sound a lot ...
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Computer wakes up after turning off speakers

Windows 8, PC. I found solutions for when computer wakes up itself because of special network packets. This can be turned off in the device manager -> network devices -> power managment. The same ...
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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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External speakers don't work in Windows 7

I'm having a peculiar problem. There is no sound coming from my external speakers. I have an Asus EeePC 1215B with an external set of speakers. And while the onboard speakers of my laptop work ...
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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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Logitech LS21 recognized as 2.0 system

Got my dad a Logitech LS21 system for Christmas. It's a 2.1 system, but it's recognized in Windows 8 as a 2.0 system (it says there is no subwoofer connected). How would I go about getting the sub ...
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Thinkpad speaker turns mute - Linux Codec issue?

At some point a few days ago the speakers on my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 (Model number: 2537A11) suddenly stopped working randomly. This error happens every time I watch a video or listen to a music file. ...
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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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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 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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Split audio output between USB headphones and analog subwoofer

I have a wireless USB headset. It has good mid- and high- range quality, however lows are obviously bad. I also have analog speaker set with a subwoofer. Since I don't need to "hear" subwoofer, but ...
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Are there any known ways to combat involuntary volume fluctuations in speaker hardware?

My logitech X540 system is occasionally having its volume fluctuated - at random without my doing and this happens regardless of what device is streaming music through it. In a Logitech forum, one ...
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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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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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The internal speakers of my laptop stop working after an hour or so

Lenovo, Windows 7. It works again after restart ... for now. It sometimes happens after I use the headphones, so I tried to force disable them from registry ("ForceDisableJD"), as described in ...
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How to get Quadraphonic audio channel option in Speaker Setup?

I recently installed Windows 7 as the OS for a PC that I'm using as a media center running XBMC. Initially I only put in 2 speakers. Now I've added rear speakers. The soundcard is a SoundBlaster Live ...
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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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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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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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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 ...