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

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Change headphone output to mono in Windows 8 [duplicate]

So one of the earbuds in my headphones recently broke so I can only hear audio from the right. I was checking around to see if there was a way to output mono audio to the headphones so I can hear both ...
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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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Speakers are playing music, but voices are muffled

I was messing around on a game and I fiddled with the RealTek Audio Manager and with the actual speakers themselves (I moved them forward a bit, I thought I felt a yank but nothing came out). After I ...
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Why only the left speakers are working?

I've just bought a 5.1 speakers and only the left side speakers and the center are working. If I plug in the speakers to my mp3 player than each speaker is working, so the speakers are good. I have ...
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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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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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Asus Gaming Laptop Speakers buzzing/humming

I have had my laptop close to 2 years now. I never had a problem with my speakers before. I recently started playing Grand Theft Auto V and had no issues, but now today when I get on the speaker buzz ...
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Asus laptop makes weird sound when touched

I've had my Asus N56VV-S4021H for about 1 year and a half. It runs Windows 8.1. Recently, it started making a sound every time I touch it. Whenever I type, knock on the laptop's case, touch the ...
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How to amplify sound of satelite speakers without subwoofer

I have 2.1 Intex 2000w speaker. Unfortunately I dropped subwoofer and its no longer working. I want to use only satellite speakers with my computer. I bought a converter which allow me to connect 2 ...
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controlling headphones jack

I have problem with my laptop which is it doest recognize my headphones whenever i plug them in , but sound as in music or games go through both speakers and headphones at the same time . is there any ...
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How to turn off a bluetooth speaker on windows shutdown?

I bought these bluetooth speakers and have been listening to music via these from my Windows 8.1 Dell Laptop on Winamp. I presently turn on the speaker and it connects to my laptop and streams music ...
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Audio on headphones not playing when plugged in

I just wanted to leave this for future reference so other people that may end up with this problem can fix it. I upgraded to the MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming motherboard and when I plugged in my headphones to ...
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Sound on 2 asus MX279H Monitors from imac 27" (Late 2013) osx 10.10.3

I am planning on ordering 2 Asus MX279H monitors along with a 27" imac. I found out that the 2 monitors each have a pair of 3-watt speakers. Can OSX 10.10.3 Play audio from the monitor's speakers as ...
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Buzzing noise feedback from speakers when large amounts of text present on monitor?

This is quite possibly the most ridiculous question I've ever asked. I'm not a tech novice by any means whatsoever, but I'm also definitely not crazy. This has been going on for quite some time now ...
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Only one sound source set,output on multiple devices

I am running Windows 7 and have two devices connected to a Asus Xonar DX: 1) a set of speakers via an amplifier to the analog output of the soundcard 2) headphones connected to the digital toslink ...
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5.1 Speakers to Motherboard

I bought a motherboard that has 5.1 surround sound output (Optical, spdif, 3.5mm: C/S, L/R, SL/SR) I have an old surround sound DVD player with NO digital inputs :( [panasonic 950t] I'm thinking of ...
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FFMPEG: commandline options to recording audio from mic and speakers

I am using ffmpeg version 2.4.7 on Fedora-21 workstation. I want to record audio, simultaneously from microphone and speakers as separate streams. I am using the following command for it. ffmpeg -f ...
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Connecting a laptop to a home theater system sub-woofer

I have a Sony DVD Home Theatre System (DAV-DZ340) and an Asus U47A laptop. I want my laptop's audio to come out of the 5.1 home theater sound system instead of the laptop speakers. Can I somehow ...
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No 3.5mm jack shown under playback devices

I'm trying to repair my friends sound problem in Windows 7. The computer is a HP Media Center PC with Asus M2N68-LA motherboard and onboard audio. I've set up the drivers and the sound card is shown ...
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Automatically limit playback volume only over headphones

There is a closely related question for windows 7, though 8 has a lot of changes, so I am hoping things may have changed. My laptop speakers need to be at 100% and still it would be nice if the sound ...
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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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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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sound through both speakers and headset

I share my room with my roommate and both of us have different taste of music. I have a Bluetooth headset, an earphone and in-built speaker in my laptop. now i want to play song of my choice on one of ...
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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 audio damage?

When I plug-in my speakers and forget to turn off the system before (Edifier S730), I get some kind of VERY high-pitched and loud noise, which starts when the cable is very near from the audio port. ...
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Automatically reconnect to Bluetooth speaker

I have two laptops, one runs windows 8.1 (Lenovo) and one runs windows 7 (Dell). I have a Bluetooth speaker: ...
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Headphone Jack Has Fallen Silent

I have an odd problem, and I'm stumped--which doesn't happen often :P The short version is that the headphone jack on my laptop (Dell Precision M4500, running Win8.1) is not outputting any sound. ...
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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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Every 3 minutes or so, my external sound card in Windows 7 stops working and I have to manually reset sound output

I am using Windows 7 want to hear all the sounds through my speakers connected with the red and white cables which are connected to my external sound card; a Roland UA-25EX. But it stops working every ...
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Is there a way to enforce shuffling / randomizing of mp3s on a usb stick, without of shuffle support from the playing device?

I have a sonivox speaker for travelling... it can read USB sticks and memory cards. But: Whenever I enter the USB stick, it will always start with the same song. Changing a song takes about 4 seconds. ...
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Getting multiple simultaneous audio outputs from a computer

Brief: My laptop has a 3.5mm audio output jack and I've attached 2 usb sound cards to it. This would avail 3 playback devices on the computer. Is there a way (with any OS - windows/ubuntu/mac) that ...
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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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Use speakerphone as computer speaker

I have a ShoreTel 230 speakerphone sitting on my desk. I just discovered that I can play back voicemails (via Outlook 2003) on the phone's speaker without needing to touch the phone. Now I'm ...
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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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Simultaneously record microphone and speakers

Ok, I know this has been asked multiple times on every website imaginable but I've still never been able to get an actual answer, so I'm hoping my asking this won't be a waste of time. I have a ...
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Will my speakers be damaged if I play extreme frequencies through them?

I noticed my laptop struggling to play low frequencies and unsmooth periodic functions like square and sawtooth waves. Instead of low noises it sounded like a cell phone vibrating on a hard table. Is ...
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Mint 17 with Gigabyte motherboard: no audio from rear audio port

I just installed Mint 17. I'm having an issue getting audio from the rear audio port. When I plug either my headphones or speakers into the front port on the case, the audio works fine, but when I ...
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Laptop speakers stop working after a time, work again after inserting and removing headset

I have a very weird problem. Toshiba laptop, running windows 7. So I can put on a youtube video and it works for a while, after a few minutes, the audio stops playing through the speakers...its ...
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My headphones are now recognized as “side left” and “side right” rather than “left” and “right.” How can I fix this?

I was watching a YouTube video and suddenly the sound cut out. I did some debugging and I thought my headphones broke. I plugged them into every port but none worked. Then when selecting the ...
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Direct left channel to right one due to left headphone not working

My left headphone is no longer working. Is there an easy way to direct the left channel to the right one so that both channels stream through only the right headphone? Muting the left side doesn't ...
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How to setup a multi-room speaker system on a mac mini

I have a mac mini setup as my home theatre. I would like to connect about 4 sets of speakers to it for a multi-room speaker setup where I can enable and disable certain speakers easily. I have done a ...
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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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Easily switch between a Front Headset and my Rear plugged in Speakers without physically unplugging my headset?

I have a PC running Windows 7. My Lion Li case has a front jack for a headset (headphone speakers and microphone plugins). I have a phone number connected with a Skype account and use Skype as my ...
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External speakers make buzzing noise when laptop is plugged in

Any powered external speakers I connect to my laptop make a buzzing noise when my laptop is plugged in. I also have battery-powered noise-canceling headphones that make the buzzing if noise canceling ...
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How to connect Creative 5.1 woofers with mobile?

I have a Creative 5.1 woofer. I want to play it using my mobile 3.5mm jack but my woofer has 3 input cables how can I resolve this?
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How to connect my speakers to my computer and produce 5.1 surround audio output?

So I have a Logitech X-530. There is an audio adapter in which I had the input and ouput connected (jacks and plugs connected by color). In that case I could not experience 5.1 surround audio. But I ...
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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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If I add two arbitrary speaker to an existing 5.1 sound system, can I get the equivalent of 7.1 sound?

I am planning to get a new computer and thinking about to go for 7.1 sound. I already have a 5.1 speaker system and it seems wasteful (not to mention expensive) to go for a computer 7.1 speaker ...
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Windows 8.1 plays only 2 speakers of 5.1 system

I used Windows 7 until this afternoon and my 5.1 sound system worked just fine. My motherboard is a Gigabyte B75M-D3H. I have 3 inputs on the back panel: Line-In Line-Out Mic I was able to ...
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How to couple connector and speaker wire?

I have a creative sbs380 2.1ch speaker, rat has bitten the green connector plug which is completely damaged I have a 3.5mm audio jack of headset& the two red and green connectors of a headphone. ...