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

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Automatically limit playback volume only over headphones

There is a closely related question for windows 7, though 8 has a lot of changes, so I am hoping things may have changed. My laptop speakers need to be at 100% and still it would be nice if the sound ...
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Certain programs play through headphones, others play through speakers

(Windows 7 home edition 64 bit) I recently downloaded a new audio driver (it was the correct one), and after updating, there is a new option to individually adjust the volume for my computer speakers ...
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how do I make my computer only play through my speaker even if headphones are plugged in?

My mini-jack input is broken, so my computer(HP pavilion dv6 Notebook) thinks there is headphones plugged in at all times. If I physically press lightly on the headphone intput location, speakers ...
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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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sound through both speakers and headset

I share my room with my roommate and both of us have different taste of music. I have a Bluetooth headset, an earphone and in-built speaker in my laptop. now i want to play song of my choice on one of ...
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How to fool Google Chrome to stereo speaker configuration?

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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Headphone no sound in Windows 7

It worked fine for two years, but the Windows 7 on my laptop no longer plays sound through headphones. When plugged in, the speakers stop (I've read that some people's speakers play instead of ...
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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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Speaker audio damage?

When I plug-in my speakers and forget to turn off the system before (Edifier S730), I get some kind of VERY high-pitched and loud noise, which starts when the cable is very near from the audio port. ...
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Automatically reconnect to Bluetooth speaker

I have two laptops, one runs windows 8.1 (Lenovo) and one runs windows 7 (Dell). I have a Bluetooth speaker: ...
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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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Headphone Jack Has Fallen Silent

I have an odd problem, and I'm stumped--which doesn't happen often :P The short version is that the headphone jack on my laptop (Dell Precision M4500, running Win8.1) is not outputting any sound. ...
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Logitech z506 front L/R not working

I have a Logitech z506 speaker system and a Creative SB-Z sound card. My audio has been working beautifully for about a year. However, sound no longer comes out of the front left and right speakers, ...
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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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Every 3 minutes or so, my external sound card in Windows 7 stops working and I have to manually reset sound output

I am using Windows 7 want to hear all the sounds through my speakers connected with the red and white cables which are connected to my external sound card; a Roland UA-25EX. But it stops working every ...
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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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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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Sound goes through speakers eventhough headphone is plugged in on HP notebook

I have a HP Pavilion dv4-1101tu notebook. Currently it is running on Windows 7. All devices are installed correctly with their driver softwares. When I make a call over Skype with my headphone ...
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Change audio output depending on which one is on

I have a PC that is hooked up to my HDTV (via a long hdmi cable) and to a monitor, which is in another room. I have speakers directly plugged to the PC audio out. The PC is next to the monitor and ...
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Use speakerphone as computer speaker

I have a ShoreTel 230 speakerphone sitting on my desk. I just discovered that I can play back voicemails (via Outlook 2003) on the phone's speaker without needing to touch the phone. Now I'm ...
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Multiple output bluetooth speakers

I have two Harman Kardon Onyx Studio bluetooth speakers. I want to play audio through both of them at the same time. I try and connect them through Audio Midi on MBP, and make a multiple output ...
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Simultaneously record microphone and speakers

Ok, I know this has been asked multiple times on every website imaginable but I've still never been able to get an actual answer, so I'm hoping my asking this won't be a waste of time. I have a ...
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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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Mint 17 with Gigabyte motherboard: no audio from rear audio port

I just installed Mint 17. I'm having an issue getting audio from the rear audio port. When I plug either my headphones or speakers into the front port on the case, the audio works fine, but when I ...
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Is it possible to amplify 3w 4ohm speaker using any software?

My PC has integrated sound card. The interface of Audio output is "Realtek". my speaker is "DAIN 4ohm 3watt" https://www.adafruit.com/product/1314 and it has a controller with few capacitors, few ...
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Streaming Spotify to Hi-Fi. Is it worth it? [closed]

I have a ultrabook with and I have been using its built-in speakers to listen to Spotify. However I would like to have a better sound quality, so I'm thinking about buying some kind of speakers- I ...
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Laptop speakers stop working after a time, work again after inserting and removing headset

I have a very weird problem. Toshiba laptop, running windows 7. So I can put on a youtube video and it works for a while, after a few minutes, the audio stops playing through the speakers...its ...
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My headphones are now recognized as “side left” and “side right” rather than “left” and “right.” How can I fix this?

I was watching a YouTube video and suddenly the sound cut out. I did some debugging and I thought my headphones broke. I plugged them into every port but none worked. Then when selecting the ...
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Direct left channel to right one due to left headphone not working

My left headphone is no longer working. Is there an easy way to direct the left channel to the right one so that both channels stream through only the right headphone? Muting the left side doesn't ...
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How to setup a multi-room speaker system on a mac mini

I have a mac mini setup as my home theatre. I would like to connect about 4 sets of speakers to it for a multi-room speaker setup where I can enable and disable certain speakers easily. I have done a ...
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Linux ALSA: No sound out from internal speaker

There is no audio output when running "Test Speakers" in Sound Preferences -> Hardware -> pcsp. The internal speaker worked fine under Windows. Sound can, however, be heard when headphones or a ...
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Easily switch between a Front Headset and my Rear plugged in Speakers without physically unplugging my headset?

I have a PC running Windows 7. My Lion Li case has a front jack for a headset (headphone speakers and microphone plugins). I have a phone number connected with a Skype account and use Skype as my ...
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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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How to connect Creative 5.1 woofers with mobile?

I have a Creative 5.1 woofer. I want to play it using my mobile 3.5mm jack but my woofer has 3 input cables how can I resolve this?
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How to connect my speakers to my computer and produce 5.1 surround audio output?

So I have a Logitech X-530. There is an audio adapter in which I had the input and ouput connected (jacks and plugs connected by color). In that case I could not experience 5.1 surround audio. But I ...
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Left channel sound comes out of desktop speaker and right channel sound comes out of laptop speaker

I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8 and a pair of Bose desktop speakers. When I do tests from the playback devices, the Realtek control panel and a youtube speaker test it will always play the ...
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If I add two arbitrary speaker to an existing 5.1 sound system, can I get the equivalent of 7.1 sound?

I am planning to get a new computer and thinking about to go for 7.1 sound. I already have a 5.1 speaker system and it seems wasteful (not to mention expensive) to go for a computer 7.1 speaker ...
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Windows 8.1 plays only 2 speakers of 5.1 system

I used Windows 7 until this afternoon and my 5.1 sound system worked just fine. My motherboard is a Gigabyte B75M-D3H. I have 3 inputs on the back panel: Line-In Line-Out Mic I was able to ...
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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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How to couple connector and speaker wire?

I have a creative sbs380 2.1ch speaker, rat has bitten the green connector plug which is completely damaged I have a 3.5mm audio jack of headset& the two red and green connectors of a headphone. ...
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Horrible noise coming from right speaker

I am not sure what happened, but my right speaker seems to have acquired some demonic possession and is making a horrible high pitched squealing noise. Funny thing is any sound Windows makes sounds ...
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I can only get either the back or front speakers to play on my computer

I just got new speakers, and I can't get them to work properly. My sound card has a blue, green and pink port. The wires from my speakers are black and green. If I plug one or the other into my ...
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Bluetooth speaker cuts out when no audio is being played

Windows 8.1 Bose Soundlink Mini I have a Bose soundlink Mini paired with my Windows 8.1 computer. It works great for music, but if no sound is played for a few seconds then the speaker turns off ...
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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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What does Mono Mix in Windows 7 do?

When you right click on the volume icon, select playback devices, and click properties on "speakers and headphones" and go to levels, there is an option called "mono mix" which only has the mute ...
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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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Win7 Audio: save and restore balance/volume profiles (7.1/5.1 speaker setup)

I'm looking for a program or scriptable solution to save and restore audio profiles quickly. Right now i adjust the balance levels manually 1~2 times a day which is a daunting task. I want to have ...
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I can't set up default speaker [Win 8.1]

I couldn't find a question that matched my problem here, so if ther is already solution here, sorry for opening new thread. I baught recntly new stationary computer with windows 8.1 and one of the ...
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How to prevent unauthorized access to bluetooth speakers?

I have the Soundsticks Wireless speakers. They support bluetooth but also have a regular 3.5mm audio jack. My issue is that neighbors can pair with the speakers and play audio and I don't know how to ...