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

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USB-Powered Speakers

I use a set of external USB speakers at the office which have no power-source other than my laptop USB port. Sometimes they're silent, and at others it sounds like an electric moth is fluttering ...
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Why do computers have internal speakers?

Why do computers have speakers inside of them that are pretty much only used for stuff before the OS boots? Are there other uses? Why were they added? Do newer computers still have them?
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Are there any 5.1 surround audio switches on the market? [closed]

(Somewhat related to this question) I have a set of Logitech 5.1 surround speakers, which use three stereo 3.5mm TRS connectors (minijacks) to transfer the audio (the typical green/black/orange audio ...
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Ubuntu 9.1 - Audio coming from both speakers and headphones

I have an HP Compaq nc8230 that has an annoying little problem with it's audio devices in Ubuntu 9.1. When I have the headphones plugged in, the audio continues to play simultaneously through the ...
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How to get headphones and speakers working at the same time?

I have a Gigabyte P55-UD3 motherboard which comes with a Realtek sound card and audio header for the front panel. My headset is permanently connected to the front panel (mic in, headphones in) and I ...
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What's a simple & inexpensive device I can use to connect unpowered stereo speakers to my PC?

I have two unpowered stereo speakers on my porch that I'd like to connect to my computer somehow. I understand I need a receiver/amp to power and convert the signals from my PC to the speakers, but I ...
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speakers dont work in macbook pro [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Macbook Pro - Sound doesn’t work and there’s a red light coming out of my headphone jack. I have a macbook pro but my Built-in stereo speakers don't work and ...
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Silencing the Kubuntu PC Speaker beep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to turn off the Ubuntu beep permanently? My Kubuntu installation makes me jump every now and then by emitting a hideous beep - generally when I ...
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Anyway to display speaker output volumes on an LCD display?

I use a 6.1 system at home, outputting from my HTPC via optical (SPDIF). I also have an antec fusion case, and I wanted to know if there was a way to display the speakers EQ levels on the LCD ...
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Routing PC-speaker sounds to the sound card

Well, my computer didn't come with a stock PC speaker I noticed also that laptops tend to not have PC speakers either, but they make bios/beep sounds through their normal speakers. How can I ...
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PC speakers: Digital Vs analog input

I'm looking around for new set of high-end speakers for my PC e.g. something like a pair of Audioengine A5's. These have an analog input (3.5mm jack), but not a digital one. What I'm wondering here ...
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Use all 5.1 speakers with a 2.1 audio source

I just bought a 5.1 surround sound speaker set for my computer in my bedroom. The rear speakers are next to me in bed while the front speakers are at the other end of the bed at my feet. While I enjoy ...
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Suggest me a music-player with “Global Hot keys” and “mono-stereo sound output toggle” features

I am searching for a player which has mono-speaker-sound output feature as well as Global hot keys .. I tried using wmplayer .. which has global Hot keys support but I can't set mono-speaker output ...
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how to hear mic sound over speakers- Ubuntu karmic

I want to hear the sound that goes into the notebook's mic from the notebook's speaker itself. I am on Ubuntu 9.10
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Good Audio Splitter

I need to get audio from my computer's headphone jack and push the output to 2 sets of speakers. I have tried using a cheap splitter from Fry's, but one set of speakers ends up acting as a microphone ...
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My desktop speakers make noise when they are ON and not used

I have a 2.1 Creative speaker system. While I'm happy with the sound quality, there's a small amount of noise or cracking sound being produced when the speakers are not in use (ie. no audio being ...
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How do I hook up my computer speakers to my Playstation 2? [closed]

The speakers have a cable with 3.5 mm TRS plug; the cable is directly going into one the speaker boxes, so it cannot be detached. The A/V cable coming from the console has an S-Video Mini-DIN plug and ...
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Hook two computers to one speaker?

Is it OK to take the line-out from the audio card on two computers, hook them up to a y-adapter that finally goes to a single pair of speakers? I would just go ahead and try it, but don't want to ...
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Listen to an internet radio station without a computer

I would like to listen to SomaFM using the 2.1 speakers at my home .. but without using a computer. Is this possible?
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Static when metal USB plug touches my case, and other electrical problems

I have an aluminum PC case. Whenever the metal USB plug from my external drive contacts the front, I get crackling from my speakers, which are connected to an external USB soundcard. (This crackling ...
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How to configure the microphone to use the output of the speaker phones on vista [closed]

i don't have a microphone with me right now. however i want to install a virtual microphone that can use the speakers output as input. i want to test some speech recognition using this. how to do ...
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To control decibels in speakers by Ubuntu

I need to load the module pcspkr to Linux kernel often by sudo modprobe pcspkr. It sometimes happens that something goes totally wrong such that I cannot stand the amount of decibels in my speakers. ...
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Did volume control just mess up my volume buttons?

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 and when listening to music I usually just turn the volume up and down with the buttons on my PC. Tonight however, I found out that my headphones I've had for 3 years broke ...
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Usb headphones/mic turn the speakers off

My brother just bought a pair of usb headphones/ mic to play a game. He really only wants to use the mic portion of the unit and leave the speakers. Does anyone know of any setting that would could ...
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How to turn off laptop speakers when headphones plugged in on Debian?

I'm running Debian Lenny on Toshiba P200-10C and whenever I plug in the headphones small laptop speakers won't turn off. Kernel version is 2.6.18-5-686, alsa version is 1.0.16-2. Speakers turn off ...
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Only to Turn off builtin speakers?

Is there anyway to disable/turn off the built in speakers in the motherboard. Because most of the time I use headphones with high volume. Sometimes it gets pulled out and disturbing others.
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How to stop the 'live' mic sound playing through the speakers?

I have an old Toshiba Laptop (Satellite 1900-03) running Windows XP. I recently bought a little microphone to plug into the mic port but discovered that the sound is being fed live through the ...
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New MacBook Pro speakers not as loud as older series - how to confirm?

I just purchased a new MacBook Pro Unibody 15" (summer 2009). I'm comparing it to a MacBook Pro Unibody 15" (late 2008) model. The speakers on the older one seem to sound louder and more clear to my ...
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Is there a way to make the audio louder on Windows XP using software?

I bought the Logitech zCinema, and the loudest volume on it is not too terribly loud. The problem is it seems is that the volume on half way is barely audible at all. Is there a way to exceed the ...
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How to send Bluetooth audio to non-Bluetooth speakers?

In short, I am looking for a Bluetooth->3.5 mini stereo converter. What is this type of device called, and what are some of the best models (is there a difference in audio quality/lag)? I wish to ...
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Are speakers wasting power when they are not in use?

I guess all of you have a pair/set of speakers for your MP3s. I am just interesting to how do they do when they are not playing? How actually the power spent by the speaker? Does any the below cases ...
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Mute Line-In in vista

I have plugged my ps3 sound to play through the line in on my computer to play through my computer speakers and it makes this annoying static noise as was wondering if it is possible to mute the line ...
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Stereo Speakers for Pc

Is there any way to plug stereo speakers, into a computer (any adadptors or anything)?
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Audio in to Audio Out

It there any software or any way so that I can change the audio in plugs on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptops, to an Audio Out, so I can plug my speakers into them.
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Why do my speakers save me power?

I've got some M-Audio AV40s at home, plugged into a power strip that includes a mac mini and an LCD monitor. If I plug the power strip into a power meter (like a kill-a-watt, except I live in NZ so I ...
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Static noise from speakers when computer is off

I have a rather old set of Creative speakers called Inspire 2.1 2400. The original cable that connects them to the computer was of poor quality, and at some point I had to replace it. The original ...
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How do I swap audio output of the left and right speakers?

I have two speakers stereo speakers but when I use the sound control panel applet to test my audio configuration I get sound in the right speaker when the user interface indicates the right speaker ...
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HDMI to DVI audio problem

I have a Samsung T220HD LCD with integrated speakers. When I connect it to my video card via VGA cable, the speakers works fine. But, I recently bought an DVI to HDMI cable, (my video card has dvi ...
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How to switch easily between a 5.1 headset and 2.1 speakers?

I have a 5.1 headset that I mostly use for gaming and watching movies. It is connected using 3 jacks to the rear panel of my motherboard (plus one for the microphone). I also have some small 2.1 ...
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How to emit sound using built-in speaker from a command line?

How to emit sound using built-in speaker from a command line in Windows and Linux?
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Desktop speakers with headphone port and separate volume controls [closed]

I currently use the excellent Logitech X-230 desktop speaker/subwoofer set, which I love for the volume dial on the front which gives me a nice, quick, tactile control of my sound without requiring a ...