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

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Speakers will not work after I use USB Headset

I am trying to configure my SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost USB Headset to work with my 2.0 speakers using a jack. My goal is to find a easy way (no restart) to switch playback from my headset and my ...
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Which connector do I need for a “line level” subwoofer?

I've got a separate pair of speakers and I'm looking at adding a subwoofer (this, specifically). I noticed on the detail page it's inputs are listed as such: Inputs: Speaker level, line level If ...
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Strange sound from Laptop, Microphone, Speakers or Soundcard?

I have recently purchased a second hand computer. There didn't seem to be anything wrong with it on purchasing, however recently I have noticed a small issue. Any time I play sound or listen through ...
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How do I get audio to auto switch between devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changing default playback device on Windows 8 Whenever I'm watching something on Chrome or playing a game and decided to plug a headset in or unplug it and go to ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon, Win7 - speakers do not mute when plugging in headphones

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon running windows 7. When I plug in headphones the internal speakers do not mute. Also, the mic input seems to come from internal mic, even when a headset is connected. The ...
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240v speakers into 110v outlet

Can I plug a pair of 240v computer speakers into 110v wall outlet? Plugging in the reverse (110v speaker in to 220v wall outlet) I assume would destroy the device in question but if I provide lower ...
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How do I force Windows to play sound through the speakers only when a USB headset isn't connected?

I'm using a speaker set connected through the green audio jack and a headset which I connect through USB. My problem is that every time I connect/disconnect my headset, I have to go through a lot of ...
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Two different subwoofers aren't working on my machine or my phone

I have speakers that come with my computer. Two small desktop speakers and a subwoofer with a base volume control on the back. It's worked for years. I was listening to Spotify on my speakers as loud ...
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How to stop videos on news sites from overriding my speaker mute

Just recently I have found when clicking on news stories that their advertisement and news videos start up automatically and that if I have set the speakers to mute that it overrides this. I then ...
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Play microphone through computer speakers Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I redirect sound coming in from the mic to the speakers output How to output microphone directly to speakers? I would like to play sound from microphone ...
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How can I easily connect and disconnect my bluetooth speakers in windows 8?

I have a bluetooth speaker system in my windows 8.Is there any other way of connecting and disconnecting without re-adding the device with its drivers/going out of range and turning off bluetooth in ...
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How to turn off the computer's built-in speaker [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Only to Turn off builtin speakers? I have a Dell computer and I use ear phones to listen to music. Sometimes I turn on the music and forget to plug my ear phones in and ...
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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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How to repair Creative Inspire Speakers 2.1 Volume Control Wheel?

Due to dust or so, the Volume Control Wheel does not work properly. Volume goes to one speaker, and other gets muted. Vice versa. When I carefully turn the wheel sometimes the Volume works properly or ...
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A way to change program audio output based on what monitor it is on?

The question in short: is it possible to have application independent audio output depending on what monitor the application is currently on, and change it automatically on the fly without manual ...
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Over-Amplification of Volume in VLC or any Media Player harmful to speakers or a myth?

On a laptop purchase from a reputed store, I was instructed not to use VLC Media Player volume more than 100%. I come across this statement very often. I actually see Over-amplifying the volume as a ...
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External stereo receiver and speakers on desktop PC work during test but no other time

I have a desktop PC running Windows 7. I have connected an external stereo receiver and speakers to it and everything works fine when I test it in the Realtek Audio Sound through the control panel. ...
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How can I set up a house-wide sound system?

My house has 2 bedrooms, a living room and a studio (Room for a computer, shelves, etc., don't know how it's called in the US), each one with a RJ-45 connection (LAN, Internet). I want to install ...
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Laptop speakers don't work

My laptop speakers make a sound when I power on the laptop, but in windows it doesn't make any sound. However, when I plug in any headphone to it, the sound comes out from the headphones. I tried ...
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How do you disable speakers but enable headphones in Windows 7?

My computer has internal speakers. I want it to never play sound from the speakers, but I want my headphones to work. How do I do that?
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How do get headphones and speakers output from the rear panel?

I just want to be able to switch to headphones and speakers, for example in daylight I dislike headphones but in the night I would like to wear them. I could do that, simply plugging headphones to ...
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No sound from subwoofer but 'test' sounds work

I have a pair of Creative T40's plugged into the green port (front speakers out) on my motherboard's (P5Q-SE) intergrated soundcard. I also have the subwoofer only from a set of Logitech Z-2300 ...
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Dual output speakers and headset [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7? This is going to sound kind of strange, but I assure you my purpose is non-nefarious. :) I have video conferences ...
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Why are my XPS JBL speakers crackling (static sound)?

I own a XPS L502X laptop which has inbuilt JBL 2.1 speakers. I use Ubuntu 12.04. I regularly use this ear training software called GNU Solfege. The issue is that my speakers make a static sound a lot ...
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Activate USB Speakers in KDE after login

I have some USB speakers that I use with KDE under linux. If they are plugged in when KDE starts, all works fine. If I plug them in while KDE is already started, they are recognised by the system, ...
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Sound from laptop goes to speakers after idle

I have a new ASUS G55VW laptop and had the issue since purchase (some week ago). I always use headphones when listening to games/music. If I put the headphones in the jack the sound exits the ...
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How to make ALL sound go to my head phones?

I recently obtained a new laptop, and I've noticed that some sound comes out of my head phones, some comes out my laptop's speakers, and even sometimes both. I've tried disabling the speakers, ...
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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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No sound in precise after kernel upgrade

In Ubuntu 12.04, after performing an upgrade that included a kernel update, I no longer have any sound. The sound worked fine before the upgrade. Oddly enough, if I plug in headphones I do get sound ...
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Sounds come from only one speaker

I have a DVD which contains a movie, while I'm hearing to title menu's music everything is OK. But as soon as playing the main movie, the sounds come only from one speaker, I try headphone too, only ...
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Device to become bluetooth?

Is there a device where I can plug in non-Bluetooth capable devices so that they would be capable of becoming Bluetooth devices? I can only find devices that are already Bluetooth by themselves and ...
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Skype is causing sound to come from different audio source

I'm running Spotify for music as well as Skype to chat with a friend, and for the duration of the Skype file transfer start/end sounds audio will play out my speakers if I have headphones plugged in. ...
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Computer not acknowledging sound card after move

We just got our computer back from having moved and when I tried to hook our speaker system, the computer keeps telling me that I don't have a sound system installed. It's a Dell computer with the ...
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Can broken speakers damage a sound card?

I built a new computer about a month ago, and I noticed that my speakers (which are old and malfunctioning anyway) made a disquieting static noise every time I turned my system on or off. I googled ...
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Zeppelin Air speakers causing interference on wireless network

My dad recently bought the new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air speaker system. They allow you to stream music from a computer and other devices to the Zepellin without the need for wires. ...
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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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How to use my laptop as a loudspeaker?

As the title mentions, I want to use my laptop as a loud speaker. I would talk using my mic connected to the laptop and the sound should come from the speakers. I have Windows7 home edition on my new ...
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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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how can I connect the same speakers to two different computers?

I have two computers, and I want to connect the same set of speakers to both of them. Is that even possible? I hope this is appropriate for superuser, I see most questions here are software ...
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Volume control for Windows 7 not fine grained enough

I have a 5.1 surround system that doesn't have its own volume control, meaning it relies entirely upon the computer to modulate that. The speakers always give maximum output. This works great in Linux ...
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Do integrated speakers exist?

This is probably way off-topic, but do integrated pc speakers (not the "beep" kind..) exist for desktop PC's? I'm building a "mobile" box, and the only cables I need so far are power and monitor ...
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Audio output for my new HP Pavilion DV6 just stopped working

The speakers just stopped working for my HP Pavilion DV6, and I'm not sure why. I think it's got do with the audio output, my headphones don't work for those outputs either. Can anyone give me ...
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Can 4.1 speakers work with a sound card that only has one line out port?

My friend just purchased a Dell Inspiron 620 desktop that has integrated 5.1 channel audio. On the back of the computer where all the plugs/ports are, there is only port for a line out for audio. ...
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How can I connect a JBL Cinema 300/500 to a PC?

Pardon my noobness, but I got tired of hunting the market for a good set of 5.1 PC spekears and I decided to go high-end. I'd like to buy a JBL Cinema 300 or Cinema 500 but I don't know how to hook ...
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WiFi Static Noise Through Speakers - N only

I replaced my G wifi card for an N card and now I have static through my Creative 4400 speakers. Any idea how I can solve this without changing the speakers? Strange that the shielding works with G ...
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Wireless headset deactivates sound from my speakers

When I plugin the USB-Stick for my Asus Travelite HS-1000W Headset the sound for my speakers is deactivated. Is there a simple solution how to hear the sound from my speakers and my headset ...
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How to get Dolby/Surround from laptop?

I have a laptop with a regular mini-jack output and a HDMI output. I use my computer to view movies, and as I have a really expensive sound system I'd like to take advantage of the Dolby features. The ...
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Normal Stereo Output to ALL Speakers

I have headphones and some simple AmazonBasics stereo speakers (like $13). They both work great. The AmazonBasics speakers are amplified, powered by USB or batteries. The headphones (Razer), ...
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My PC Speakers/Sub Stopped working

I have a simple setup 2 speakers and a sub. Just recently the volume control led wouldn't show up and when i tried playing music through my computer nothing happened. The only way i can play music is ...
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How can I test my chassis speaker on Ubuntu?

I have an Asrock AD525PV3 with a chassis speaker connected. I want to test it, but have no idea how. I have Ubuntu Server installed and tried to use espeak, but it failed with an error: ALSA lib ...