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

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Crackling noise on passive speaker

I hope you are well. I have bought 2 Skytronic 12" Speakers, 400W each, and they used to be working fine a while ago. One of them is an active speaker, and the other one a passive speaker. The active ...
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are there any computer speakers that can be put in a drive bay? [on hold]

I am wanting unobtrusive speakers for my business PC's. Are there an speakers that have been designed to be in a external drive bay? If so, where can I find these? If not, any other suggestions ...
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Hum/buzz from PC speakers, but stops when the mouse moves?

I have some old PC speakers plugged into my laptop and I get a fairly constant buzz from them. This is perhaps not that surprising considering they are old and cheap. But I've noticed whenever I move ...
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Headphone jack broke and trying to force the speakers

My headphones jack is broken inside of my laptop. I need to replace it but can't now. I used to listen from my computer from both headphones and speakers, but I opened up my laptop today and I couldn'...
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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 come only some audio will play through my headset and other sounds will only play through my speakers?

I just built a new computer, msi x99a motherboard. On-board audio. Windows 10. Well I have a headset. Headphones+ a microphone. On my old PC all I had to do was plug the mic in and the headphones ...
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What could possibly cause right speaker to occasionally not work [on hold]

I am using this setup Windows 7 > DAC > Amp > Passive Speaker. Occasionally, the right speaker will stop working then after a while it will go back without actually doing anything. Occasional low ...
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How to stop videos on news sites from overriding my speaker mute

Just recently I have found when clicking on news stories that their advertisement and news videos start up automatically and that if I have set the speakers to mute that it overrides this. I then re-...
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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 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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How can I switch an application to a different playback device on Windows 10

Googling for solutions to this problem seems to lead to third party solutions like this, sometimes with scripting like this. I'm no stranger to either, but It seems crazy to me that there isn't a ...
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Set audio port from audio input to audio output on Windows 10

On my mac I have one audio port. In System Preferences I can set this as audio output or audio input (for a microphone for example). I need to connect a sound system (Creative desktop theatre DTT2200)...
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Audio plays from both speakers and headphones

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-H170-D3HP, which uses the Realtek HD Audio Manager. I'm on Windows 10 Education x64. I have both speakers and headphones plugged into my computer, and I only use one ...
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Why does plugging headphone jack in stop internal speakers to working (even after headphones are unplugged)?

I recently bought a Dell latitude E6420 i5-2520M 8GB and I am experiencing a very annoying issue with the speakers. The sound coming from the laptop's internal speakers works until I plug the ...
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5.1 speakers messed and reverted on Windows 7

I have Windows 7, using i5-4690's HDMI out to send 5.1 audio to my Denon 391XP receiver. I was gonna increase volume on Denon's remote controller, and by mistake I hit a button that changed its input....
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Headphones and speakers connected on the rear | Simultaneously sound

I have connected my headphones to the rear green port, and speakers to the rear black port. I want to use both of them just as simple 2:1 stereo, to play Simultaneously the same sound in headphones ...
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Laptop audio through headphones is briefly through both ears before switching to one ear

Any pair of headphones I plug into my laptop's audio jack only has the audio come through its right side. I've read this thread and tried all of the tests mentioned in the original post to confirm ...
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How to get sound out of my monitor

I have an old dell monitor that is not HDMI but does have DVI. I bought a LeapfrogTv console for my son after reading a few reviews which said the console comes with earphone jack as the monitor does ...
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Headphones not showing up in playback devices menu - windows 10

I recently upgraded my computer to windows 10 from windows 8.1, and I'd like to set my audio output quality to studio, and apply the same audio enhancements that I used on windows 8.1 . I can't do ...
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Bluetooth speaker connects and then disconnects on my PC (windows 7)

I have been trying to connect my bluetooth speaker with my Windows(7) PC . I have Ubuntu as well (as dual boot) and the speaker just connects fine in that OS. But with Windows it does not connect. I ...
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Speaker producing buzzing noise like tearing on ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo Y500 [closed]

I am using a dual boot win 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 My speaker works fine on Win 10 but produces buzzing/tearing sound always on Ubuntu. However My headphones work fine with Ubuntu. Thanks in advance
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Why both my speaker only work when plugged directly into laptop?

I have some Logitech LS21 Speakers, when I plug them directly into my laptop (either a Lenovo or a mbp) both the speakers work; however, if I plug them into the subwoofer and then then I plug the ...
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Is it possible to switch between earphones and built-in monitor speakers?

When I plug my earphones into the front panel of my CPU, I get sounds from my earphones. When I unplug it, it goes to the default built-in speakers of the monitor. Is it possible to set through a ...
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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 ...
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Why do headphones/speakers go quiet when bass is played? [closed]

Its happened to everyone, your playing an awesome song, then the drop comes and everything goes quiet. Why is it that cheap headphones/speakers are unable to play low bass sounds? And why don't ...
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How do I enable the integrated speakers on my monitor?

I hope this is the right site otherwise please let me know which site to go to. I have an HP 2010i monitor with integrated sound. Right now I am using normal speakers but I want to switch to the ...
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Speaker static unaffected by volume or audio input

I have a set of KRK Rokit 5 speakers (they are self powered studio monitors, probably about 5 years old. They have a fair bit of irregular buzzing/static noise. Not extremeley loud, but enough that ...
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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 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 “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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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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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 ...