Questions tagged [speakers]

Speakers are devices that convert alternating current to physical movement usually using a magnet & wire coil attached to a cone of paper or plastic, enabling conversion of analog audio signals into audible sound waves.

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How do I add an internal speaker to my desktop PC? [closed]

I am using a desktop PC, and how do I install an internal speaker on it? (Note: it's NOT the POST beeper, Windows 10 should be able to control and play sounds on it)
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Does anyone have a speaker suggestion (brand or price range) that I could buy that will be perfectly silent when not in use? [closed]

I have $25 Logitech desktop speakers which sound fine when playing music or youtube videos. However when sitting idle they make a subtle thudding sound repeating which drives me crazy. I have ...
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Speakers making whistling noises

When I have high CPU usage on my computer, the speaker plugged into the analog port makes whistling noises. When I turn sound down from the speaker, the noise goes away, but I can't hear anything else,...
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Bluetooth speakers also connecting as headset

I have a bluetooth speaker that I use with my (Win 10) laptop for listening to music. I also have a headset (not bluetooth) that I use for Teams calls, etc. However, the speaker seems to be ...
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A nightmare with headphones: the audio is reproduced both by speakers and headphones

At the beginning my headphones didn't work. In Settings/Sound the only output device is the pair of speakers. After having tried certain commands related to another question I have installed ...
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How can I play sound through my speakers and headphones simultaneously on windows 10 given the latest updates?

I am trying to get sound played through both my headphones and computer speaker at the same time. From the instructions I've been able to find, it seems that the first step is getting my computer to ...
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How can I get headphone output from Edifier R1280T speaker

I have Edifier R1280T speaker for my PC. The sound quality is great but it does not have a headphone jack which makes it difficult to use at nights. So I'm wondering if there is a way to manually add ...
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Speakers start humming after playing music for a while

I've always had a 5.1 Logitech speaker set connected to my computer, but after moving this set to my new computer I wanted to connect an old Philips 2.1 speaker set to this one. Since there's only one ...
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Surround sound in Windows 10 without extra hardware

Is there any way to get surround sound in Windows 10 without purchasing extra hardware? I have several outputs on my motherboard along with an output on my monitor, but is there a way to output a set ...
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Hissing noise produced by disk access

On my MSI B360-A each disk access (NVME and SATA-SSD) produces clearliy audible interference in my speakers. It doesn't matter which kind of connection I'm using to transport audio, whenever there's ...
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How to connect a 5.1 DVD Home Theater Speaker to PC?

Recently I found an old DVD player in my garage. It seems like the speakers work fine, but can I connect it to my PC instead of CD/USB? I want them work as my PC speakers. The input: Am I able to ...
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Audio Peripheral Splitting Issue - Mixing 4 and 3 Lines

I have one Headphone jack on my computer. I want to use one Headset and Speakers on this one jack. I want to use one splitter (yellow) to make two 4 line jacks out of the one 4 line jack on my ...
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Debian laptop speaker isn't working after bluetooth headphones disconnected

I have a bluetooth headphone. Before I connect it, laptop speaker works fine. After I connect it, bluetooth headphone works fine. But After I disconnect the bluetooth headphone, speaker is not working ...
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Mac Pro 2013 audio swaps to 1ch 8k htz when input is activated

It's a known issue that when you activate a speaker, typically a combo input/output speaker in Mac OS audio, it adopts the poor single channel audio. If you keep the speaker as an output only device, ...
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Connect a Cambridge Soundworks digital 4.1 sound system to a modern computer?

I have Cambridge Soundworks "FourPointSurround" FPS 2000 Digital speakers from 1998. They still sound great, but there's a catch. The front and rear speakers can be connected by 3.5" ...
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Laptop does not turn off speakers when headphones are plugged in - reboot fixes that, but after some time the bug is back

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 10. I constantly discover that the laptop does not turn off its speakers when headphones are plugged in - thus, the headphones do not work upon being plugged in, and ...
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Headphones icon “missing” in sound device list

Recently I had problems with my headphones that I hopefully solved reinstalling drivers, but I noticed that even after reinstalling drivers I just have a single icon for both Headphones and Laptop ...
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Why does sound come speakers and headphones at the same time?

I have a Lenovo 3000 n100. I did a replacement on the motherboard. I installed a fresh windows 7 and updated all the drivers. But I have a weird problem with my laptop. I am not getting any beeps when ...
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Not able to receive sound from my laptop unless wearing earphones

I don't know what has happened to my Windows 7, but I am not able to hear any volume until I wear earphones. The hearing device is Speaker. Another thing is that when I don't wear earphones and open ...
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Can someone offer a high-level explanation Win 10 Pro audio configuration?

UPDATE: OK, I found the App Volume Device Settings Sound settings which answers some of my questions. I have played around with the behaviours, turned on/off connect/disconnect the Bluetooth speaker. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 sound volume is low only with speakers

I have installed and updated Ubuntu 20.04 but sound level from the speakers (Creative Gigaworks t40 series ii connected on back green output jack) is very very low (I can barely hear it). I ran ...
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How do i play 1 audio file and playback them to 2 different speakers? [duplicate]

I want to play a chill music beat, one for my default speaker and one for my mic input ( the devices are in the same computer ). How do I playback audio to 2 speakers on the same computer with VLC? I'...
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Constant Static/Crackling/Poping noise coming from speakers

I've recently built a new computer, see parts here: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/xQkby4 The speakers are plugged into the rear aux cable of the desktop and I can hear a constant static ,crackling ...
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Low stereo volume from pc sound

Not sure where to put this but I'm having an issue with the sound from my stereo. I have a standard set of 2.1 pc speakers hooked to the pc and an rca plug ran to my stereo. Sound from 2.1 is perfect ...
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Connecting earphones to desktop for audio does not work

I need to use my earphones as a mic on my pc (which has separate input and output jacks), but if I connect my earphones to the audio input only, it uses the earphone's output as input. If I use a y-...
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Laptop sound issue

I have a laptop, and I use two monitors. A while ago I faced a sound problem, the sound would work on the external screen, and if I connect headphones to the laptop the sound works just fine. But when ...
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UCube USB speaker stop working after sleep mode

I can "fix" this issue by pluging out the USB cable and plug it in again after waking my PC up from sleep mode. But doing this after EVERY time I put my PC into sleep mode is kind of tiring. ...
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Powerbeats 3 can connect to windows 10 but set as speakers instead of headset, but the sound still on pc speaker

My Powerbeats 3 (wireless headphone) can connect and works property as Bluetooth headset as named as "Powerbeats3" previously. After I formatted and replaces hard disk in my laptop, my ...
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How to delete, in Windows, all references to multimedia devices (such as audio speakers) that are no longer in use?

Windows saves information about nearly all multimedia devices that have ever been connected to the system. This includes speakers, microphones, and displays (screens/monitors). Although this likely ...
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Create a Mute button / hotkey for laptop Mic similar to the speakers

Typically most laptops come with a mute key that will mute the speakers. That's great but is there a way to have a similar key that will mute the Mic? Either natively or via a third party addon, tool, ...
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Automatically switch between monitor speakers and headphones

My laptop: runs Windows 10 (Version 20H2) has built-in speakers has jack port for headphones is usually connected to a monitor with speakers I want the sound to come: from headphones, if they are ...
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Aux input not playing through USB headset but all others work fine

I built a music centre using a desktop PC running Win 7. Put on a music keyboard via a Midi interface, and using external speakers off the computer to play back the sound. The keyboard would only play ...
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How do I stop cell phone interference on my wired speakers? [duplicate]

I read Why do cell phones disturb my speaker?, and while it does explain what's going on, it doesn't give any solutions. I'm using Creative A60 speakers (I think I bought these back in 2011, but not ...
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Static noise through speakers when plugged into PC

I recently obtained a pair of really nice powered speakers for my computer setup- Dynaudio LYD 5s. My issue is as follows: when plugged into my PC, and powered on, the speakers make a very loud, ...
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Speakers stop working when I plug in a microphone

My laptop have it microphone below the touchpad. And when it is on my lap, the microphone muffles. So I bought a small microphone to plug in the side of the laptop. But when I plug it, my speakers ...
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Headphone jack not working (Dell Inspiron 15 7000)

Brand new Inspiron 15 7000 running Windows 10. Start up Windows with the headphones already plugged into the audio jack, and sound is correctly played through the headphones. Unplug the headphone from ...
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Speaker (Realtek(R) Audio) not working. Audio services are not responding

I haven't heard a sound on my laptop in a week (HP Envy 13-6 months old). On headphones the sound works perfectly, but when I take off the headphones the whole laptop goes silent. I tried several ...
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Windows 10 Constant Weird Audio Peeps

I woke up today and turned on my computer to hear some extreemly strange noises. I opened sound control panel to find that the noises are in fact coming from windows because I see the green Levels ...
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Test sound works but no audio speaker output

Sys: Dell Studio XPS 8100, MB: OT568R/DH57M01 BIOS: A05,Legacy CPU: Intel i7 860 Mem:8gb, DDR3 GPU:AMD Radeon 6770 OS: Win10 10.0.19042 Audio I/O driver: MS 10.0.19041.1 12/06/19, Realtek audio ...
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Video, but no audio on TV when connected to laptop over hdmi

I have a windows 10 laptop (Thinkpad E570) and a samsung smart tv (Samsung J6200). When I plug in an hdmi cable I can duplicate or extend the video just fine, but I can't get the sound to come out of ...
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Windows 10 Bluetooth Speakers Disconnecting after 10 seconds

I am using an Acer Swift 3 laptop and Samsung AKG Bluetooth speakers. The speakers connect without any issues and stay connected until I try and play any music/video (spotify/youtube etc) - when I do ...
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Windows 10 not recognizing speakers from a HDMI switch

I have windows 10, xbox One, and nintendo switch all connected to a 5-to-1 HDMI switch. The audio out is connected to external speakers using a standard 3.5mm headphone jack (not optical cable) from ...
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Using aux splitter, can I turn one stereo output into one mono left, and the other output into a mono right?

Apologies if the question seems obscure. I have a splitter for my laptop that leads to two 3.5mm female jacks. Id like to plug a speaker in, and my headphones; and have for example my speaker have ...
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Windows 10 Version 2004 (19041.508) and Previous - How to Disable Front Panel Jack Detection - Realtek Audio

How do you disable front panel jack detection in Windows 10 if the Realtek Audio Control application won't install from the Microsoft Store? I want my speakers and my headset to simultaneously output ...
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skype call pauses as headphones plugged in/out

I recently got a new PC, producer = HP OS = windows 10 enterprise When I am in Skype call with my headphones plugged in, as I remove my headphones, my skype call automatically switch to "pauses&...
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Google Home, Broadcast & Transfer Music while using Repeater

I have a router and a repeater, currently set up as two separate SSID's the router has two Google Homes attached and the repeater has one Google Home attached. If I broadcast to the two on the router ...
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Can I make Windows volume quieter for USB speakers?

I bought a pair of USB speakers, JBL Pebbles. They have volume control control that is not independent - changing the volume using the speakers changes the volume in Windows (Windows 10). Problem is - ...
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How to connect monitor speakers and external speakers

I am trying to daisy chain all of my speakers to enhance my audio set up. I have dual (extended) monitors, each connected to my pc through display port (in case it matters, it is dp to hdmi). Since ...
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Update made my speakers disappear

I have a pair of bose speakers that are just simply plugged into the headphone jack and have worked perfectly for 7 years. Windows update comes through and suddenly my speakers don't appear on the ...
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Left speaker produces a “hum/buzzing” sound when the computer is off

I've been using this setup for 7 months, and I haven't had a problem with it so far until this morning. I turned on my computer and speakers (Edifier R1280T) as per routine, and I noticed the left ...

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