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

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Sound not playing after mobo swap

I've tried on both Debian & Windows 7 now and cannot get sound to come out of my Logitech 2.1 stereo speakers. Both OS recognise and have the up to date drivers installed but when I test sound via ...
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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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How to disable audio jack in Windows 8?

My Asus laptop fell on its side while the headphones were plugged in. It landed on the jack side first. Now, I cannot get any audio output unless I use the headphones (the speakers don't work when the ...
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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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Switch between sound output devices without changing standard output device

I've got the following setup (Win 8.1): My laptop is connected via HDMI with an external monitor which has an external speaker connected via jack plug. This is my usual standard sound output device. ...
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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: ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to amplify 3w 4ohm speaker using any software?

My PC has integrated sound card. The interface of Audio output is "Realtek". my speaker is "DAIN 4ohm 3watt" https://www.adafruit.com/product/1314 and it has a controller with few capacitors, few ...
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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 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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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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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. ...
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Horrible noise coming from right speaker

I am not sure what happened, but my right speaker seems to have acquired some demonic possession and is making a horrible high pitched squealing noise. Funny thing is any sound Windows makes sounds ...
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I can only get either the back or front speakers to play on my computer

I just got new speakers, and I can't get them to work properly. My sound card has a blue, green and pink port. The wires from my speakers are black and green. If I plug one or the other into my ...
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Bluetooth speaker cuts out when no audio is being played

Windows 8.1 Bose Soundlink Mini I have a Bose soundlink Mini paired with my Windows 8.1 computer. It works great for music, but if no sound is played for a few seconds then the speaker turns off ...
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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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What does Mono Mix in Windows 7 do?

When you right click on the volume icon, select playback devices, and click properties on "speakers and headphones" and go to levels, there is an option called "mono mix" which only has the mute ...