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

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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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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 experiment)....
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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 "Speakers/...
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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 ...