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

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Sound only coming from 2 speakers (5.1 set up)

I have 5.1 surround sound speakers set up. When I use the 'test' in the sound configuration (Windows 10) all speakers make sounds at the correct time. However, when playing music, watching a film et,c,...
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Sound from laptop's speakers goes off intermittently

Suddenly my laptop's speakers have started showing a really odd behaviour. :) When I turn the laptop on, the sound seems to be working, but after I open Media Player and say start playing a song, only ...
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Force audio device to be detected as Stereo (Win7)

I have a G930 headset with the latest drivers installed. The headset has a software-based 7.1 surround sound option that I never use because I think it doesn't sound that great. This conflicts with ...
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Is it possible to split audio input into speakers and Google Hangouts?

This is for a mac mini OS X yosemite. I have a microphone plugged into the line in and speakers in the line out. For conferencing purposes, I'd like the microphone to go out of the speakers (like an ...
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Speaker turns into default communication device when plugged into front audio panel

After installing windows 10 I encountered a problem with my audio. In windows 8.1, my speaker when plugged into either rear or front audio jack, would be registered as "default device" I in ...
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Internal speaker silent but headphones work

I re-installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 on my Lenovo Thinkcentre M57, but since then, the internal speaker remains silent(but headphones work). I tried to install various drivers (AC'97, etc...), ...
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Installation of Asus Xonar D2x sound card drivers on opensuse 13.2 gnome

I'm running a vmware session of opensuse 13.2 gnome on Windows 8.1, which will soon be windows 10; at least until I get this problem fixed. I've successfully install vmware-tools (the closed source ...
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Audio Not Playing? - Failed to play test tone

So, randomly today my speakers stopped playing sound out of them. Tried everything from unplugging them and trying it in a different audio jack, restarting my computer and even tried some stuff I ...
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Very low sound in Windows 10

Been googleing around for a few days now on that problem, nothing seems to work. The sound coming out of the speakers is very, VERY low. It does so since I updated to Windows 10 and then resetted to ...
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hdmi output to yamaha receiver

I have my hdmi output from a gtx 680 connected to a yamaha rxv665. In the audio playback control panel it is detected properly and lets me configure the 7.1 speaker setup. As soon as I switch on the ...
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How to change audio port types on Realtek ALC892

I'm running Realtek HD Audio Manager ALC892 v6.0.1.7525. I want the Rear Speaker Out (black) to be treated as Front Speaker Out (green). There are examples on the internet showing to how do this ...
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Windows 10 - Headset and speakers show as one sound device (have to unplug headset)?

Just finished installing Windows 10, and the only issue that I'm encountering pertains to my audio. I have a USB headset and also have USB speakers. Before, I could leave both of them plugged in and ...
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Upmix 2.0 stereo sound to 3.0 (left, front-center, right) sound?

My AV receiver can upmix 2.0 stereo to 5.1 surround. However, I am not interested in doing this. I don't want 2.0 tracks to have rear surround audio. 2.0 stereo is assumed to be heard in a one-...
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Advanced 2 speaker configuration, Windows8

I've just got a 5.0 home theater, which became 2.0 x2 because of the layout of my room. The speakers are laid out like so: C and D are 3-channel (= element) speakers for watching TV, A and B are 2-...
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How to make 4 channel “3.1 surround” WDM work with Winamp?

I'm using an external audio interface (Reloop Play). This supports 4 channels and ASIO. ASIO wise it works perfectly fine and is how i use it for music production or dj-ing (with Traktor). For normal ...
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Is there a way to have all sound output be converted to 5.1 channel?

So, here is my setup. I am running a Dell XPS 720 desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 with a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer PCI Audio Sound Card. Model Number: SB0770 I recently purchased a Logitech ...
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How Does an Operating System send Sound to its Speakers? [closed]

I'm doing a task for an assignment and have come across this question which I have found the internet has not answered for me(so far that I can find). I thought I might ask it. The answer does not ...
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What adapter can I get to separate 3.5 mm mic+earphone bundled to mic AND earphone (2 cables) [closed]

Right now, I have a Sony microphone+earphone 4-position plug. My PC has two separate ports for mic and speaker, so I have to buy a separate mic. It would be good to have a 4-position to 2x3position ...
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How I tell my Realtek HD that what I plugged on my laptop is NOT a headphone?

I have a really cool set of speakers. when I plug them in completely on the laptop, they sound muffled and weird, when I remove just a tiny bit of the jack, it sounds really, really, really good. ...
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Speaker sound coming from right speaker connected to monitor, but others are fine

I recently purchased a Dell 2240L and a Logitech z200 Speaker. The monitor has a headphone jack on the back so I connected the speaker to the monitor. It was working fine until the next morning when I ...
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White noise from speakers (and plugged in headphones)

My Logitech Z-2300 speakers have white noise. I have to crank up the volume to 70%+ to hear it, and I never need it above 40%+. So the speakers in are fine as is. The problem is when I connect my AKG ...
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Audio hacked. System may be compromised?

My speakers are making a sound like someone talking from other computer. Like the sound that online game players do. It's only noise, strange microphone noise. Have I been hacked? I checked all ...
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Windows: Toggle front or back audio jack using software?

I have a Lenovo desktop PC running Windows 8.1. I have two speakers plugged into the audio jack in the back and a pair of headphones plugged into the audio jack on the front panel. Is there a way to ...
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Speakers not playing under Windows 7 even though it is recognised

Recently I had to swop out my motherboard but kept everything else. I then reinstalled windows 7 (new install), installed WiFi, downloaded from windows update, downloaded AMD catalyst control centre &...
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Can I set windows audio to Stereo while VIA driver is 5.1?

I have a 3.1 audio setup (2 front, 1 center, 1 subwoofer) and I want to use only these in games - but what happens is the games are sending audio to the Rear channels which are disconnected, therefore ...
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My analog speakers are picking up radio [duplicate]

This has been happening for a while, and it's starting to drive me up the wall. It is very quiet, but can still be heard. Is it possible the speakers are picking up radio, because they are older (...
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Static coming through speakers

I'm having issues with a static noise coming through my speakers. The noise is in general quite quiet, and most of the time cannot be heard unless no other sound is playing through the speakers. It ...
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Switch audio between headphone and speaker

I have one audio output in my pc, I have attached an audio splitter and attached my headphone and speaker ports to that. now when I play audio both of my headphone and speaker play the audio. because ...
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can i connect my usb powered speakers to my phone charger? [duplicate]

I have got a 2.0 USB powered speakers which are supposed to be connected to the PC USB port. But that port creates noise in the speakers and is not very convenient. I have a phone charger of output dc ...
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Use all 5.1 speakers with 2 channel audio sources [duplicate]

I would like to upmix 2 channel audio sources such that they use all of my 5.1 speakers. I have a realtek sound card (with updated drivers) and Windows 7. Here's what i've tried: Using the "...
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Logitech Z506 connected to 2 devices

I wonder If I can have my Logitech Z506 connected to 2 devices - 1. my monitor (for xbox gaming) and 2. my desktop PC (unfortunately I can't connect my PC with the monitor using HDMI - no sound ...
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Using Bluetooth speaker with wireless mouse dongle

I just bought a Bluetooth speaker. It works fine with my smartphone and I want a way to also use it with my desktop PC. I have a dongle for my Microsoft mouse. Will these dongles serve as Bluetooth ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JZVPGD6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=...
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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 ...