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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
3answers
670 views

Possible speaker damage because of MP3 file?

I came across this voice-record from madonna, which upon playing, made a TERRIBLE loud cracking sound. After i played this, i'm pretty sure that there was some damage to the speakers since i'm very ...
4
votes
2answers
9k views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
168 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
645 views

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+ ...
2
votes
4answers
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
295 views

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?
1
vote
3answers
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
565 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
32k views

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?
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
8k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
440 views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
355 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
307 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
350 views

How to auto-pair a bluetooth speaker with a mac?

I bought a bluetooh speaker (Creative Inspire S2). It connects to my Macbook Pro all right. The only problem is, I have to manually pair them every time, say, the machine wakes up from stand-by/sleep ...
0
votes
2answers
529 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
5answers
426 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
230 views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
-5
votes
1answer
7k views

How to turn up the volume of a laptop manually on the body of the machine? [closed]

Where is the tuning knob on the machine?
-2
votes
1answer
411 views

Is there a way to hook my computer speakers up to my tv? [closed]

There is probably some cable to do this?
3
votes
5answers
928 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Direct sound from speakers (output) to mic (input)

This is an attempt make Skype and Ventrilo more fun/easier. I'm essentially looking for a method/hardware/application that does essentially the same thing as me physically moving my speakers to beside ...
2
votes
1answer
300 views

Imbalanced speakers, static from one, sound from other, while on UPS

I have a pair of creative 2.1 speakers, which developed some problem with the 3.5 mm pin. So I chopped it off, and soldered my own. Now, whenever there is a power loss, and the UPS picks up the slack, ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Computer sounds, not music to headphones and computer speaker at the same time?

I'd like to have the windows sounds output to the computer's speaker and to headphones, but any other media to output sound to headphones only (when they're plugged in). Is this possible?
0
votes
1answer
419 views

What is the optimal volume when using external speakers with my Mac?

I was wondering whether there is an optimum volume I should set on my Mac when using an external pair of speakers. Should I set the Mac's volume to the max and then control volume with the knob on my ...
0
votes
1answer
258 views

Sound system not working

I've recently installed my new system. But my sound is not working. I'm on windows xp and I've logitec's Speaker System Z323 On my other os (windows server 2008) it's working fine, but on windows xp ...
2
votes
1answer
177 views

Skype breaks when I remove headphone jack

I have my laptop connected to my speakers via a headphone jack. Every time I receive a skype call I pull out the headphone jack (or the sound's too echoey), but then skype is unable to use the ...
4
votes
2answers
14k views

How to play the sound from the microphone?

I would like to amplify my voice using the computer. My Windows won't play the audio from the mic by default. How to configure it to do so? Should I use some app? Which one?
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Do Wireless Speakers Have Poor Sound? [closed]

I searched for wireless speakers which work with PC and Mac, and came across some articles. I read that wireless speakers are poor sound. Is that correct? Why would wireless speakers be any ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Can I make my laptop speakers sound any less crappy?

I'm not an audio-geek by any stretch, but the sound quality on my laptop speakers is pretty awful. Are there any settings I can tweak to get a better sound?
0
votes
0answers
373 views

How to make Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook output to internal speakers with latest drivers?

Just what the title said. There was a utility on the driver CD which had a setting to redirect output to internal speakers, but it's quite old and is installed as a part of old drivers, so I'd like ...
1
vote
2answers
767 views

Redirect sound from PC to PC

In my home network I have laptop and desktop computers. Speakers are connected to the desktop, but I want to manage music from my laptop. Is there any other way to redirect sound from laptop to ...
1
vote
2answers
16k views

How to reverse left right sound channels? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I swap audio output of the left and right speakers? New computer came with realtek hd audio and headphone speakers are wrong on all times of headphones, left is ...
25
votes
5answers
878 views

There appears to be a poltergeist in my speakers (no, really)

I've no idea if there's a suitable Stack Exchange for poltergeists. It appears to be software, hardware or virus related, so I thought I'd try here, seeing as Ghostbusters is just a film, so I can't ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

Any way to make AirPort Express speaker available as just a speaker so I can stream the sound from a movie as well?

This might sound crazy, but I wanted to ask anyway. The idea of having to play mp3s through iTunes only is crazy (too closed). Yes, Linux has another player which can go through AirPort Express. But, ...