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

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How can I play some audio through speakers, and some through headset?

Is there a setting so that I can choose to have one program play sound through the speakers, and one program play sound through a headset? This question is related to How do you enable speaker ...
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How to connect a Bluetooth speaker to a DLNA server?

The easy solution is to simply use a DLNA speaker instead of a Bluetooth one. Ok. BUT. I did a quick search for wireless speakers and the vast majority does not support DLNA. The ones that do ...
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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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How to “speaker fill” or “ Stereo upmix” (same sound to all 5.1 speakers) Xonar U5?

I Have Xonar U5 connected to my computer via USB and there are 2x2.1 and a separate center speaker all connected to Xonar U5 with 3.5mm. It all works fine except for one very annoying fact that I ...
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Why my bluetooth is choppy and how to test what's wrong?

My bluetooth speakers and headphones are often choppy. Currently I seriously think my bluetooth USB dongle, cliptec, sucks. I wonder if buying a better one would solve the problem. My smartphone ...
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How to transfer sound from my windows 10 PC to a wifi speaker?

I bought 2 Harman Kardon Omni 10. I want to use it as a wireless PC speaker. The speakers have several ways to get data. Cable, bluetooth and wifi. I wonder how can I transfer sound from my PC to the ...
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DELL XPS13 Sound Output Popup

My Dell XPS 13 won't play through my headphones, just the speakers. Before, when I inserted the headphones, a popup would appear asking me where I wanted the sound to go through. Stupidly I disabled ...
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How do I connect old surround sound to new PC?

How can I connect my old 5.1, HiFi surround sound system (with them AV audio connectors [red and white]) to my new PC (with 3.5mm audio ports) so that the full 5.1 surround sound will work? I have ...
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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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Audio Jack detection backwards

I have a HP Envy with widows 7. The external speakers not working. When I plug in the headphones Beats Audio says 'You just unplugged a device from the audio jack' , when I unplug the headphones it ...
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Should laptop speakers make popping sound when activated?

In battery mode Windows 10 has a policy of deactivating speakers when they have been idle for some seconds. However, when I open a sound file Windows activates the speakers and this causes them to ...
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Realtek HD Audio latency leading to crackling sounds from the speakers

I have a problem with the Realtek HD Audio speakers driver. Everytime a sound is about to be play, the speakers of the laptop make a crackling sound, similar to the sound of static electricity. I am ...
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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 ...
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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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Speaker sound volume drops when microphone is active

Whenever the microphone is used by some application, the speaker volume drops about 50%. Even if I open the sound device settings, the volume drops because the microphone will be activated. I already ...
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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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PC Speakers RFI. Is it still a thing?

I considering buy a logitech z213 to replace my really old edifier (about six years old). To edifier use to get some interference. They call it RFI apparently. So I googled to find out if z213 has ...
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Sound Issues after Installing GeForce GTX 960 + Chipmunks

EDIT: I have tried installing a Nady HE-1 Hum Eliminator so as to deal with the buzz. Unfortunately, this had no effect when connected to the speakers via the front audio output, and had minimal ...
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How to get 5.1 audio in Google Chrome?

I'm using Windows 7 and my speaker configuration is surround (5.1). I don't have any problem with games or my MP3 player. Games have surround output and it works perfect. MP3 player's output is stereo ...
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Headphones/Speakers not detected (Windows 10)

I have just system reset my pc, and I have not previously had this issue. My pc does not detect the speakers that I have plugged into the only jacks on the pc. It simply says that there is nothing ...
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Getting multiple simultaneous audio outputs from a computer

Brief: My laptop has a 3.5mm audio output jack and I've attached 2 usb sound cards to it. This would avail 3 playback devices on the computer. Is there a way (with any OS - windows/ubuntu/mac) that ...
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How to duplicate the center/front channel of surround sound to a 2nd (rear) speaker?

We have a 5.1 surround sound system for our TV. My family watches TV while I'm in the back (kitchen) cooking dinner. I can see the 60" TV just fine, but I can't hear the center/front speaker very ...
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random popping sound from subwoofer even when muted or booting; audio sometimes cuts out; headphones still work

I dual boot Ubuntu 15 and Windows 10, and I have been having audio issues for a couple of weeks now in both OSs and even sometimes during boot before either OS starts. My laptop's subwoofer makes a ...
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External computer speaker not working

One of my external computer speakers is not working. Two JBL Platinum Series speakers, about 10 years old, worked fine. I lost the power cord and bought a new one 12VDC 1A and now only the speaker ...
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PC based wireless audio receiver (…bluetooth?)

The idea: Having one stationary PC+speakers able to receive and play audio from any mobile devices that come and go (android / laptops). One at a time, just have the PC work as remote speakers. My ...
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Use all 5.1 speakers with a Stereo Source / No speaker fill

I've been reading up on how to make for ex. Youtube play sound to all my speakers. I have 5.1 Setup from Samsung which connects with an optical cable to my onboard Realtek soundcard. Latest drivers ...
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Will my speakers be damaged if I play extreme frequencies through them?

I noticed my laptop struggling to play low frequencies and unsmooth periodic functions like square and sawtooth waves. Instead of low noises it sounded like a cell phone vibrating on a hard table. Is ...
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Audio solution for multiple inputs and outputs

I have multiple 3.5mm Audio inputs (PC, TV and the ability to expand in the future) and I have multiple 3.5mm outputs which I'd like them to play to (Speakers, a headset and soon to purchase a ...
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realtek HD audio manager - headphones muted on startup

I have a dell Inspiron 1121 with Realtek HD audio manager installed on Windows 7. Audio from internal speakers works fine on startup, but when I have headphones plugged in while the computer is off, ...
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Noise cancellation of PC audio output from microphone input

I am trying to begin streaming games online, and I would like to refrain from using headphones. The stream will consist of game audio and microphone recordings. As such I have external speakers for my ...
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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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Speakers stops working when volume is turned up to 50% or more

I have a Lenovo G400s laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything's perfect except my sound. The speakers work fine when I play any song and set the volume to 40%, but it ceases to work as soon as I ...
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Very low sound in Windows 10

Been googleing around for a few days now on that problem, nothing seems to work. The sound coming out of the speakers is very, VERY low. It does so since I updated to Windows 10 and then resetted to ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon, Win7 - speakers do not mute when plugging in headphones

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon running windows 7. When I plug in headphones the internal speakers do not mute. Also, the mic input seems to come from internal mic, even when a headset is connected. The ...
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Internal speaker silent but headphones work

I re-installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 on my Lenovo Thinkcentre M57, but since then, the internal speaker remains silent(but headphones work). I tried to install various drivers (AC'97, etc...), ...
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bass not working on Windows 10 with speakers

I have an HP Envy with Windows 10. When I plug in my external speakers, (into the headphones jack) the sound plays perfectly for about 2 seconds, then the bass completely goes away. I have tried ...
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Totally automatic Bluetooth connection to Windows 7 Laptop

I have seen similar questions but nothing exactly describing my problem. I have a dell Inspiron laptop running Windows 7. Recently, I bought a set of IWANTIT ISBT10013 wireless Bluetooth 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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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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Plugin my computer speakers directly to the monitor or onboard soundcard?

I've just finish building my first computer and all works great! I do have a question about my computer speakers. I've connected my computer speakers using the 3.5mm cable to my Ultrasharp DELL ...
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HP vp17 integrated speakers not working

I have a new HP computer running Windows 10. I connected an HP vp17 monitor with integrated speakers that won't work. I have changed the audio cord and checked for updated drivers. When external ...
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Speakers buzzing and can't seem to find a solution

I have Microlab Solo 7C speakers and I've had a lot of problems with buzzing. I have my computer and projector connected to them and if both the computer and projector are turned off the speakers do ...
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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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Can I enable my Realtek sound card without speakers plugged in?

I have a computer (one of the Gigabyte Brix) running Windows 7. I don't actually need to hear any audio out of it, but some of the software I need to run doesn't work if it can't open an audio output ...
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Why are my headphones disappearing from Playback devices

When I start my computer, my headphones are set as the default playback device. About 15 seconds after I log into my profile, the headphones make a quick static type sound, and no longer exist in the ...
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Cant find driver for F&D Bluetooth speakers for Win 7

I have purchased a Bluetooth 2.1 speaker system A150 X made by Fendaaudio (F&D) (http://fendaaudio.com/). But I was not able connect to the device using Bluetooth from my Toshiba lap top because ...
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MX-552 microphone acting as speaker,

After going through the house looking for a decent microphone, I found a MX-552, and after going and buying a audio jack (because it was a 6.35mm connector) to get it to fit into my computer, it began ...
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Loud noises through 3.5 mm headphone jack when fridge is turning on

I have a MacBook Pro and last time I observed a strange behavior. When the fridge is turning on (to start cooling down again) I get a loud noise through the headphone jack on the external sound ...
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Music playing on my computer speakers at a very low volume when my PC has no apps running

Ok I am not crazy (debatable) but when my PC has no apps running I can hear hip-hop/40's dance music playing through the speakers. When I launch Task Manager it shows me no apps are running. Is this ...
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How do you disable speakers but enable headphones in Windows 7?

My computer has internal speakers. I want it to never play sound from the speakers, but I want my headphones to work. How do I do that?