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

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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 ...
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Direct an Application's Audio to Specific Monitor / Speakers

I have 2 monitors, both with built in speakers and am using Windows 7 Home Premium. I've plugged the audio for one into Front Speaker Out and the other into Rear Speaker Out. I also have a front ...
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How do I create a WAV file that only plays on rear speakers?

How do I create or convert a WAV file to play only with rear speakers. What Windows/Linux software could I use to do that? I tried to use Audacity but with no results.
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Good quality audio conferencing without a headset

I work at home and am doing a lot more video conferencing than I used to. I also use a softphone on the computer for most of my phone calls as well. Particularly when video conferencing I would like ...
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Laptop Speakers rattle?

I have a Dell XPS 15 l501x, its known for its excellent JBL speakers and the sound is truly tremendous and impressive. However when I crank up the volume more than halfway the right speaker starts ...
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Possible speaker damage because of MP3 file?

I came across this voice-record from Madonna, which upon playing, made a terribly loud cracking sound. After I played this, I'm pretty sure that there was some damage to the speakers since I'm very ...
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How should I position a subwoofer that is part of a 2.1 computer speaker setup?

I have just bought a 2.1 speaker kit (Corsair sp2500), but I've never had a ".1" kit before and so I have a couple questions about the subwoofer. Is it supposed to actually make music, or just a ...
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VLC Sound boosting

VLC Media Player is one my favourite players. When I had a talk with my friends, they said that it will make damage with laptop speakers. They claim that VLC uses some boosting techniques that is ...
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Software-based Static in Speakers

I've been having this problem for quite a while and it's driving me crazy! There is a steady stream of static that comes out of my speakers whenever I play music or videos. There's no static when ...
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Test laptop speaker hardware

I bought a used laptop on Craigslist (a Toshiba Satellite M115), and promptly wiped the drive and installed Ubuntu 11.4 (Natty). (This was a big deal for me, since every computer I've ever owned [20+ ...
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Why are my speakers crackling?

In April I bought these speakers - http://www.ebuyer.com/94472-logitech-x210-2-1-speakers-970191-0120 - The speakers connect to the sub-woofer and the sub-woofer is connected to the mains, the audio ...
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Popping noise from Asus G60 laptop speakers

Speakers make a popping sound when Windows 7 starts from the Login page and throughout the time it's on. Music and application sounds do not work. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Use external speakers with laptop hooked to separate monitor?

I have a laptop with a set of external speakers hooked up to it on my computer desk. The speakers use the standard 3.5mm audio (headphones) jack. The speakers work fine, but I've recently added a ...
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Send sounds from 2 programs to 2 different jack outputs

Here is my setup: - My sound card has several jack outputs (2 green, 1 blue and 1 black). - I have 2 devices that makes sound: a headphones and speakers. - I'm running Windows 7 My problem is as ...
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Why is my laptop only producing sound when the headphones should be active?

I think Skype may have corrupted my laptop speakers somehow. The other day I was listening to music on my headphones when a coworker started sending me IMs. Whenever the alert sound played, the music ...
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How can you change the default audio output in VLC to 5.1?

Is there a setting in VLC to change default audio output to 5.1?
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Is it possible to change the name of the speaker/microphone on windows XP?

I am currently developing some software and am working with an audio related API which has an odd quirk, if a microphone and speaker have exactly the same name, the API fails to load them properly. In ...
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Why only the left speakers are working?

I've just bought a 5.1 speakers and only the left side speakers and the center are working. If I plug in the speakers to my mp3 player than each speaker is working, so the speakers are good. I have ...
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How to listen to music while my speaker plays something else [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7 I want to listen to music via my headphones while the speakers play something else. I've searched the Internet but couldn't ...
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Laptop is treating speakers as headphones

Up until recently, whenever I plugged in my headphones, the sound would switch over from my laptop's speakers to my headphones. Now, plugging in headphones only results in the speakers becoming lower, ...
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How to get Quadraphonic audio channel option in Speaker Setup?

I recently installed Windows 7 as the OS for a PC that I'm using as a media center running XBMC. Initially I only put in 2 speakers. Now I've added rear speakers. The soundcard is a SoundBlaster Live ...
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HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop: No sound coming from speakers

I have face problem with my laptop (HP dv6000), ? i am wonder with this problem, because the system working fine with Headphones but no sound it all with speaker, even the system volume bar is also ...
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How to feed my speaker to my microphone?

I am chatting on gtalk and want the following things to happen: I am listening a song in Windows Media Player and I want my friend on the gtalk to hear what I am playing on my PC simultaneously I ...
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Heavy static with specific laptop + speaker combo

I just got a new ASUS laptop. Plugging it into a friend's stereo with a 3.5mm->RCA adapter, I got constant bursts of static drowning out the sound whenever it got a little bit of bass in it--say, an ...
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Windows 7: How do I listen to music on the computer's speakers, and take calls over a headset, without having to unplug/plugin the headset?

I like hearing most audio over my computer's speakers. I like taking calls using a wired headset. I have a random HP desktop PC that came pre-installed with Windows 7, 64. It has Realtek Audio and ...
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How to stream music from notebook to speakers via wi-fi?

I have a Windows 7 notebook and speakers in some rooms of my house. I'd like to stream music from notebook to speakers over wi-fi or bluetooth. I don't want to use wires between notebook and speakers. ...
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Using earphones with speakers also connected

On my new computer, I have speakers plugged into the back of the computer. However when I plug in my earphones into the slot on the side of the base tower, there is no sound!! A few weeks ago they ...
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How to get sound/audio in the rear loudspeakers when using Adobe Flash Player?

When playing sound within Adobe Flash Player there is no sound in the rear speakers in a 5.1 setup. I am aware the output is only stereo encoded (2 channels). What I am trying to achieve in Flash is ...
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How to auto-pair a bluetooth speaker with a mac?

I bought a bluetooth speaker (Creative Inspire S2). It connects to my Macbook Pro, but I have to manually pair them every time (say if the machine wakes up from stand-by/sleep mode). Is there a way ...
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Why do I hear static when I adjust the pcm volume control to above 80%?

Either on linux or mac when I adjust my pcm percentage to over 80% I begin to hear static during audio playback. I have the asus p7p55-m motherboard which has the VIA VT1708S audio chipset ...
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Is it safe to keep speakers behind a monitor

Currently my Computer is kept on a small table. The Speakers are kept behind my monitor (LCD). So is it safe to play a song or something on high volume (with high bass) ? Will it affect my LCD ? My ...
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Using 2.0 speakers in 2.1 sub-woofer can this be done?

I am having a speakers 2.1 i.e. it has a Sub-woofer and two satellite speakers with it but the problem is that one of my satellite speakers out of two is not working can I use 2.0 speakers with the ...
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Windows 7 Audio tracks messed up

I'm not an audio guy so it might not be the most articulate description of the problem I'm having but it seems like ever since I went to Windows 7 some video (netflix and some youtube) the background ...
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Wireless Speakers For the Whole House - Do they exist?

Does anyone know if there are speakers that you can hook up to a HTPC\Media Center and then take the speakers anywhere around the house to listen to them? Basically, what I've found has either been ...
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Do I need a headset? Or can I use a microphone at the same time as my 5.1 speakers?

Basically, I'm concerned that if I use a microphone---or, the microphone function on a headset---the speaker-sound will feed back in to the microphone as well. Use case: playing computer games with ...
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Desktop PC Speakers are Humming/Buzzing

My Logitech Z313 speakers constantly emit a low audible hum. It's constant and not relative to the volume level. There is no noise if I connect headphones to the computer and it doesn't go away in ...
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Computer speakers receive radio station signal

I have a set of Logitech 5.1 speakers where each speaker and the source plug into the subwoofer. I'm using a Griffin Firewave with output from my MacBook Pro, and output from my custom-built desktop ...
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Why does my 5.1 surround work in testing only?

I've got a 5.1 speaker setup. In both this SoundMax utility (I think it came with my motherboard), and in the Windows 7 sound test, all 5.1 speakers work properly, but that's the only time that I can ...
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Is there a way to hook my computer speakers up to my tv? [closed]

There is probably some cable to do this?
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External speakers no longer working

We have a Windows Vista laptop. On Monday we hooked it up to external speakers, as we always do, and they worked fine. On Tuesday, we did the same but then the speakers did not work. Weirdly, the ...