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

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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 ...
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Duplicate Front Boxes sound onto Rear Speakers [duplicate]

I am currently using foobar2000 which has the ability to "Convert Stereo to 4 Channels" by simply duplicating the Front Speakers output to the Rear Speakers. This Sounds really great opposed to the ...
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Samsung NP-100SP No sound from speakers

I have serious problem, I bought Samsung NP-N100SP notebook I installed windows 7 and all drivers. But there is no sound from the speakers, when I put headphones I get sound. The driver (Realtek ...
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Windows 7 use remote PC as speakers?

Is it possible to "export" all sounds from one PC to another so it would act as a remote speaker? I have a media PC connected to my TV and surround system. I'd like to be able to play games, watch ...
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Sound goes through speakers eventhough headphone is plugged in on HP notebook

I have a HP Pavilion dv4-1101tu notebook. Currently it is running on Windows 7. All devices are installed correctly with their driver softwares. When I make a call over Skype with my headphone ...
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How to set up VLC, MPC-HC or KMPlayer to use 5.1 speaker system?

I don't understand why these software do not automatically detect your speaker system and use that or assume 5.1 as default. I imagine most people have 5, 6 or 7.1. In the very least, is there a way ...
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No 3.5mm jack shown under playback devices

I'm trying to repair my friends sound problem in Windows 7. The computer is a HP Media Center PC with Asus M2N68-LA motherboard and onboard audio. I've set up the drivers and the sound card is shown ...
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How can I disable only the left speaker on a Macbook Air?

My left speaker is busted and distorts like crazy. I have gone into System Preferences -> Sound and balanced the sound to the far right. That works, but then when I plug in a USB audio interface or ...
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Can I play audio on my speakers and headset at the same time?

I was wondering if it is possible to use both my speakers and headset at the same time, but for different programs. For example, I would like my headset to be on skype, but i'd also like my speakers ...
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Can I use my iPad to as a speaker for my laptop?

My laptop sound card is not working and I will use ipad's speaker for my laptop with bluetooth pair. For example when I'll watch movie on my laptop, its sound play with my ipad until I fixed my laptop ...
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Headphone jack issue on windows 8

Just this morning I was using my computer normally. Then I started having a problem on my laptop, and I am not getting any audio on my headphones or external speakers. Yet, they are detected: when I ...
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Connecting a JVC home theatre speaker to a computer

I am using a JVC sound system with my TV, and I recently bought a new center speaker to the JVC. I love using spare gadgets to create something, so I decided to use the replaced center speaker with my ...
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Thinkpad speaker turns mute - Linux Codec issue?

At some point a few days ago the speakers on my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 (Model number: 2537A11) suddenly stopped working randomly. This error happens every time I watch a video or listen to a music file. ...
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Will “stereo mix” work with an amplifier?

I have realtek sound card, and trying to record sound with Java sound API. My PC's speakers are connected with an amp. and my mic is connected with amp. Now, if I play an audio file, and sing through ...
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How do I configure what connector maps to which speaker?

I have a Medion Erazer X6811 laptop running Windows 7. I'm trying to plug in this 5.1 channel headphone which works like 5.1 speakers. I plugged the 3 connectors into the laptop, and set the computer ...
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Whine emanating from soundsystem, independent of volume, on Ubuntu 12.04

When ever I plug in my headphones in to my computer's headphone jack, on Ubuntu, I get a constant whine that is independent of volume or any other modification I make on alsamixer. I do not have a mic ...
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how do I make my computer only play through my speaker even if headphones are plugged in?

My mini-jack input is broken, so my computer(HP pavilion dv6 Notebook) thinks there is headphones plugged in at all times. If I physically press lightly on the headphone intput location, speakers ...
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Why is the volume mixer showing no sound?

My computer's sound worked perfectly yesterday. I locked the computer, went home for the night, came back today, and now this. NO SETTINGS WERE TOUCHED. If I open playback devices, the little meter ...
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How to prevent unauthorized access to bluetooth speakers?

I have the Soundsticks Wireless speakers. They support bluetooth but also have a regular 3.5mm audio jack. My issue is that neighbors can pair with the speakers and play audio and I don't know how to ...
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Sound only from the right speaker

I'm using S/PDIF and I only get sound from the right speaker plus the subwoofer. I've checked the balance settings: Adjusting #1 does nothing. Adjusting #2 affects the right speaker. I've also ...
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Sound - headset not toggling between default Speakers to Headphones when present

In my asusg75vw Republic of Gamers laptop (win7-64bit ultimate) my laptop is not sensing when there are headphones present. In other words it won't toggle between the default speaker settings and the ...
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Is it possible to sync the timing of music to airplay with local speakers?

I want to buy some speakers and an airport express, or some airplay speakers and stream stuff like BBC Radio to the speakers, while also playing it on my own system. First of all, I understand I need ...
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Replacing broken internal notebook / laptop speakers

I have a laptop with broken internal speakers. It is out of warranty. How should I proceed in order to replace them?
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Altec Lansing VS4121: Dismantling the satellite speaker

Does anyone know how to dismantle the satellite speakers to a VS4121? I need to replace the coaxial cable, and I can't find any screws to unscrew. I've managed to pry off the speaker grill, but not ...
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What kind of cable is this and how far can it be extended?

I just bought a 5.1 surround sound system for my computer and need to extend the speakers so I can have some behind the couch. They look like this: I'm pretty sure its RCA, but I've never messed ...
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External speakers make buzzing noise when laptop is plugged in

Any powered external speakers I connect to my laptop make a buzzing noise when my laptop is plugged in. I also have battery-powered noise-canceling headphones that make the buzzing if noise canceling ...