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

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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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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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How can I disable the feature where OSX launches iTunes when external speakers are connected?

There is that feature where iTunes gets automatically launched on OSX when an external speakers are connected (Bluetooth or 3.5mm jack headphones). I happen to prefer another application to listen to ...
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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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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 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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Preventing Windows 7 from reverting to stereo?

I have an Intel Sandy Bridge-based Windows 7 x64 machine primarily used as an HTPC connected to a Pioneer SC-1223-K receiver via HDMI audio. When the receiver goes into standby (i.e.: off), Windows ...
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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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Bluetooth audio out of sync with Internal Speakers (OS X)

I have a new Bose Soundlink Wireless 2 Speaker that I've paired to to my iMac with Bluetooth. It works fine, but I'm having some difficulties getting things working the way I want. My main issue is ...
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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 ...
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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 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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How to suppress vibration from computer to speaker?

My PC speaker (Logitech z523) is producing weird buzzing sounds which I think is caused by vibrations from my PC. It's connected to the on-board sound card. I tried putting a 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack ...
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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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Why isn't my audio working?

My audio randomly stopped working a few days ago. I use a Windows 7 laptop. Neither the headphones nor the internal speakers will play any sound from videos or any other audio I've found. ALTHOUGH ...
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how to set up multiple speakers?

I have a pair of active studio speakers and I am looking to add a subwoofer and later 2 more speakers for. I am looking for simpler ways to connect/control the speakers to a computer. The way I ...
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I can't hear my boyfriends speakers when he's sharing his screen to show a video

So ever since the new update Skype has been pretty bad. My boyfriend likes to share his screen with me so we can watch the video together, but now because of the update I can't hear the sound from his ...
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Why do my speakers not mute when I plug in headphones?

For some strange reason Windows 8 'merges' my speakers with my headphones. When I go to "Playback devices" by clicking on the volume icon on the bottom right of my screen, it only shows ...
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How can I separate my speaker and headphones sound?

I am using Windows 7, and I want to separate the sounds of my headphones and speakers so I can talk to my friends on Skype while my parents are listening to music on the speakers. Is there any way I ...
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Playing multiple sound processes through different audio devices

I often watch a live stream on my TV, which I've connected to my Windows 7 PC through HDMI and play a game at the same time on my computer. Now, I'd like the stream-relevant sound (the one coming from ...
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Computer freezes, makes buzzing noise on speakers

My computer has recently been freezing up occasionally (once every one or two days). When the computer freezes I have been playing a game (League of Legends or Hearthstone) or watching a movie using ...
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Front audio jack not working or missconfigured?

I have win xp and asus p5ql-e motherboard. The problem is that when i plug in my headphones on the front audio jack, the computer doesn't recognizes it. They work on the back audio jack but not on ...
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Is it possible to share my speakers between a PS3 and PC?

I own a pair of these speakers. Currently, the PC is plugged in via the PC port (3.5m jack) and this is fine. I have a PS3 connected to my TV as well - the PS3 is beside the TV. Given the ports on ...
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Sound “trying” to go to speakers while headphones plugged in

I know there are an awful lot of similar questions to this one, although either none of the suggestions have worked or the issue I have is slightly different to what I've found. The Problem: When I ...
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No dialogues can be heard in a movie with a 5.1 audio

I recently purchased 'PHILIPS DSP56U' 5.l multimedia system and got it connected with my laptop. All the speakers are connected good and all the channels responded well for the test sounds. The stereo ...
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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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No sound on boot w/ speakers & headphones plugged in

When I boot my pc with speakers + headphones plugged in, they're detected but don't play sound. When I test them, they show that they're playing sound, but I don't hear anything. The strange thing ...
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Audio Output Through Both Headphones and Laptop Speakers - Dell Inspiron Windows 8

A bit of background - I was watching video online through my headphones a few days ago when a pop-up notification appeared to let me know "Windows can now play sound through this device" (headphones ...
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Monitor and speaker setup for Playstation 3

I have ordered a PS3 super slim 500GB console, and I plan on connecting it to my PC's monitor and speakers. The monitor I have is the Acer S221HQBD, which does not have an HDMI port. So I would ...
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How to play same music through computer speakers as well as network audio with Windows Media Player?

I want to be able to use Windows Media Player in the same manner as iTunes using the computer speakers as well as network attached speaker system. When I use the Play To feature this works fine but ...
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Mac sound output doesnt switch to laptop speakers after removing headphones

The system config shows which speaker should be on. But the sound only comes from headphones when I attach them. To use the normal speakers, I have to restart OSX (10.6.8). If I plugin headphones in ...
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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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Use Simple Mic and Speaker at a time Live

I was thinking to use my mic and speakers together as a Live scenarion. I am having laptop (Dell Latitude E6400). First of all is it possible?? If you don't got my point then please something in ...
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MY computer speakers / earphone producing “zzzzh” noise only in windows?

MY computer speakers and headphone producing "zzzzzhhh" noise during using windows. The noise starts when I get into windows login screen but no problems untill login screen. But in linux there is ...
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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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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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Audio issue - Microphone audio enter into Speakers audio

I need help to bring back my audio settings. I have windows 7, 64bit. I was recording an exercise in the website Livemocha. When it ask to Allow the site to use the microphone i press ALLOW, as all ...
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How to connect Samsung Smart TV to Receiver to Obtain Surround Sound

I have my Xbox 360, DVD player, and Satellite Receiver all connected via HDMI to my stereos receiver. From the receiver I have one output cable going into the TV via HDMI. The problem I'm having is ...
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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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Win 8 only mono bluetooth audio, on stereo bluetooth speaker

Battling with weird issue where my win 8 device, Samsung Ativ, connects and forces my bluetooth stereo speaker into mono lowest quality audio. The audi quality option is disabled, but set on mono. I ...
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No surround sound in windows 8

I have been looking everywhere for a while now, trying to set up my laptop to transmit complete surround sound. However, it never works. Here is what I am trying to do: I want to play music from my ...
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Is it possible to switch between earphones and built-in monitor speakers?

When I plug my earphones into the front panel of my CPU, I get sounds from my earphones. When I unplug it, it goes to the default built-in speakers of the monitor. Is it possible to set through a ...
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Quicker way to swap microphones & speakers in Windows 7?

I have a headset with a built-in microphone, and a set of speakers with a Blue Yeti microphone, all connected to a Windows 7 PC. I'd like to be able to switch between the headset mic/speakers and the ...
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ACS5 computer speakers not working correctly

I have a Dell Latitude D531 laptop with Windows 7 and I tried to connect ACS5 computer speakers to it, but no sound is coming out. I cannot seem to find the problem. I tried to: plug speakers into ...
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Sound has randomly stopped working on my laptop

I have a Dell Vostro 3500 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I put it on sleep earlier, but after booting it up again, I found that the sound is now longer working, either through the built in ...
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How do I use an external speaker and mic?

I need to attach a mic and a speaker to my Macbook for a conference at work so that multiple listeners can hear, this rules out a headset. Can I attach both through one jack?
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Two different speakers setup

I have two different speakers, and they are different brands. They both work on my desktop. I can plug both of them in but the sound only comes out of the one I set to default through Playback ...
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How to get my speakers and headphones to play audio at the same time?

My speakers have a port to plug my headphones into. Whenever I plug them in, I only hear sound through my headphones, and not through my speakers anymore. I would want to hear sound through both of ...
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Audio working on linux but not working on WIndows 7

I'm using a USB powered speaker on my desktop computer running on an ASUS PG5C MX/1333 motherboard. Initially I was using Windows XP during which time the speaker was working fine. Recently I upgraded ...
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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 ...