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

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Windows 7 sound output through HDMI and Speaker at the same time

I would like to output the audio of a game through HDMI and through speakers at the same time. I can only setup one default device. A solution I often find on the internet is using Wave Stereo Mix or ...
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Airplay disconnection: port unreachable

I use my mac (on maverick) with an airplay speaker and I have a disconnection problem. Sometime, the music is cut without specific reason. So I do some tests and I found some trails but I don't know ...
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how can I use internal speakers on a thinkpad?

I want to use an external mic (regular headphone jack) and internal speakers. when I connect the microphone, it works well, but then I can't hear a thing (I use Skype). I tried to change input/output ...
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Windows Vista laptop speakers and bluetooth speakers

Can I listen to my laptop radio at the same time as on the bluetooth speakers? Bluetooth is new to me.
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Speakers stops working when volume is turned up to 50% or more

I have a Lenovo G400s laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything's perfect except my sound. The speakers work fine when I play any song and set the volume to 40%, but it ceases to work as soon as I ...
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Can I use my iPad charger to power speakers rated 1.2W? [closed]

They are USB-powered but I want to play music from my ipad which can't supply them with power so I need a power supply. I was wondering if I could simply use the iPad charger to power the speakers. On ...
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External speaker

I have a new Lenovo laptop. When I plug in external speakers or headphones it plays perfectly -- however when I plug in a large external monitor the sounds quits playing in either configuration. The ...
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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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Win7 Audio: save and restore balance/volume profiles (7.1/5.1 speaker setup)

I'm looking for a program or scriptable solution to save and restore audio profiles quickly. Right now i adjust the balance levels manually 1~2 times a day which is a daunting task. I want to have ...
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Stopping laptop speakers from playing alongside headphones

I recently bought a new Acer Aspire V 13. Having problems listening to headphones because the inbuilt laptop speakers keep playing when I plug in headphones, and I want to be quiet. I have Realtek HD ...
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How to balance speakers using a microphone?

I am sure in a past version of windows I was able to balance the left and right speaker by using a microphone. However, in windows 8 I do not see this feature in the sound control panel. It may have ...
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How to test if speaker is playing the sound programatically?

Is there a way to determine if speakers are playing the sound, given that there is no microphone to detect this. I have an embedded system running Linux on ARM target board. I want to device a power ...
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Speakers has a lower volume than actual volume output from system

This started happening a while ago. I realized the volume I hear is very low. I opened up the volume control panel and I see the speakers are outputting a lower volume than "System" (it is only ...
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Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?

I have an old Creative Inspire 5.1 surround system hooked up to the computer I use with a movie projector. The speaker system has recently begun to give off a weird sort of discharge sound, and it ...
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How do I enable the integrated speakers on my monitor?

I hope this is the right site otherwise please let me know which site to go to. I have an HP 2010i monitor with integrated sound. Right now I am using normal speakers but I want to switch to the ...
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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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How to determine the sound level of computer speakers without external tools?

Is this feasible with some sound program? Sadly, I don't possess the manual or written information. I agonise over ...
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Sound redirected to speaker output

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755 - 180 laptop with Win7 64-bit. The problem is that when Skype is open (especially during a call) and I start playing a Youtube video all sound is redirected to the ...
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Send audio to all outputs with individual level control

I have some head phones hooked up to the front jack and some speakers hooked to the rear. In the Realtek Audio Manager I disabled front panel jack detection so I get sound out of both. However I would ...
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Is there a limit on an audio file's volume level? [closed]

I'm just wondering, is there a reasonable limit on how loud a sound can be in an audio file? By "reasonable", I mean something that can be hit easily and not a technical limitation of 32-bit integers ...
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Can i use external speakers and built-in speaker together?

I have asus x202e. With built in speakers. I connected through AUX cable mini external speakers. my question is if I can use all the four speakers together to get a better surround sound. Is it ...
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Can i use a Polycom CX100 speakerphone as generic speaker?

I've rescued an abandoned Polycom CX100 from a dumpster, in hopes of replacing my adapterless desk speakers. Unfortunately, the drivers that Windows 7 installed only make it play sound from Lync and ...
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Speakers sound low (lost external controller), any way to make it loud?

I got Philips 2.1 SPA 9300 speakers. Unfortunately, I've lost the external controller which connects the bass and the speakers into one system and then plugs into the PC/Laptop. Having no controller ...
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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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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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Why both headphones and speakers are active on my windows 8.1?

When I plug in my headphones into my laptop, speakers remain active. I have mute speakers mixer so they don't play sounds when headphones are plugged in, but the problem is, some of applications only ...
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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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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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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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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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Audio not playing from speakers

I'm having a rather strange problem where sound won't play from my speakers. If I insert something into the microphone jack, and remove it, I get about half a second of audio playing. At times, it ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...