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Connect one chat headset to 4 PCs for meetings

I need to connect one chat headset (speakers and mic) to 4 different PCs simultaneously so I can hear audio signal coming from either one of those PCs (with volume control) and use my mic to send ...
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School bells replaced with speakers. Is there a standalone dumb device that would generate a bell sound with a click of a button/switch?

Our school went through a renovation and all of our old electric bells were replaced with speakers. We have a computer connected to the sound amplifier that plays the bell automatically as per the ...
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Looking for a sound system

I'm looking for a sound system for my garage (2-car Extended with an extra room). I want it to be strong enough to fill the space with sound over the top of whatever i may be doing at the time within ...
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AVR + Hi-Fi speakers?

I'm moving into a new home and I'd like to buy a TV and a sound system for the living room. I'd like to use my sound system to: Listen to music (say, playing from my phone via bluetooth) Use with the ...
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NAS to video projector - do I need a Raspberry Pi?

My partner and I will be buying an apartment and moving into it soon, and because we don't really watch TV or play on screen-dependant consoles, we're thinking of installing a video projector on the ...
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DIY silent disco party 🎧 hardware

I want to try to engage in a silent disco party in my house for a low-budget amateur party. Quick recap, a silent disco party differs from a club party as all participants wear headphones and music ...
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How to compare laptop sound card/device with a desktop motherboard sound device using specifications?

I want to buy a budget motherboard (B450 or B520) but the most of them have Realtek® ALC892/ALC897 Codec mentioned in them. You can consider MSI A520M-A PRO Gaming or MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Gaming for ...
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Looking for a suitable DSP kit (similar to a Raspberry pi) for audio DSP

I am looking for an embedded microcontroller (something similar to the raspberry pi pico) or computer (something similar to raspberry pi zero) for audio DSP. The board should have line-in and line-out ...
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Switch between headphones and speakers on TV

I have bought my grandparents a cheap Android TV (distributed under the name Dyon Smart 42 AD in Germany). While they like the device in general, the audio is less than great. They also have two ...
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How to prevent spikes with an AUX switch 2in-1out?

I have a sound system with a computer and an amplifier and I'd like to add an external AUX input to it. The computer's sound card and the amplifier are using RCA as output and input. I'd like the ...
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Device to remove loud pops when plugging in audio equipment?

This question explains the electronics of the problem, and several solutions to fix it by DIY'ing a solution. I am worried that these crazy loud pops will damage my speakers. I run into this problem ...
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Is there a chrome-cast audio alternative with digital output?

I do not know anything about chrome-cast so hopefully my question is valid. I was thinking if I could hook up a chrome-cast enabled device to the digital input of my amplifier then I should be able to ...
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Looking for a small, low rectangular speaker to place between a Mac Mini and a screen

A Mac Mini user, I have been using a Bose Soundlink Mini II for some years. I loved the shape/size and sound quality, but hated the "auto shut-off" bug when I play low volume ("it's a ...
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What are the best over-ear headphones for passive noise cancellation?

I am looking for a pair of over-ear circumaural, closed back headphones. Something that “a priori” blocks sound (“passive noise cancelling”) but that also has Bluetooth connectivity (if this last is ...
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PS5/PC Audiomixer

I have a PS5, a PC, Speakers and a Headset. I'm looking for a device to connect all these together. I want to hear the audio of PS5 and PC at the same time with my Headset or Speakers. A button to ...
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My nostalgia dream

I still remember to this day, my first ever MP3 player. It was a Matsui MAT101MR and I used to have it back in 2001. Problem is, I can't find one anywhere on ebay or anything. Does anyone know where I ...
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Wi-Fi radio with an API

I have several WiFi radios (Logitech, Ocen Digital) but all of them lack the ability to configure them programmatically. I am looking for a WiFi radio (the simplest, the better) that would allow for ...
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Low cost tablet just to watch videos with at least a 25cm (10") screen - any OS

I'm looking for a cost-efficient tablet just to watch videos. So the most important things are: Great screen, at least 25cm (10") diameter, viewable at a reasonably wide angle (an angle similar ...
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ANC Headset with good Microphone for Ubuntu

I am searching a high quality Active-Noise-Canceling headset with have a good microphone and support for Ubuntu 20.02. I already tried: Bose 700, Bose QC35 ii, Beyerdynammics Lagoon Traveler, Sony wh-...
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Over-the-ear, closed-back headphones with velour pads

I am looking for a headphone for a very specific situation and could use some suggestions. First of all, it must have very good noise isolation: not as much for me, but more for those in the same ...
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Desktop amp/switcher/splitter

I'm looking for a desktop switch/hub/amp/splitter (whatever you want to call it), which ideally outputs to 7.1 surround 3.5mm jacks (the green, orange and black ones - not sure what the official name ...
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Bluetooth headset with pro-like mic

I am looking for some great quality sound headset as well as microphone level close to pro/studio level. I really enjoy the sound quality and bass line on my Marshall Major III Bluetooth headset as ...
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Cheap AVB (audio) setup

I am looking for some relatively cheap AVB talkers (approx 50-200 EUR; if that's not possible what is my cheapest option?). Most importantly talkers should have digital input(s) like S/PDIF or TOSLINK....
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Over the ear high decibel noise isolation

I am looking for some over-the-ear noise canceling headphones that can deal with really loud environments. I work in a lab/server room with high noise levels. I often listen to music or audio books as ...
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Share a many-channel USB sound card between several stereo computers?

Roughly the opposite of a USB hub, made possible by the application-specific details. I have a digital audio mixer that, in addition to the analog I/O, also offers 18 channels each direction on USB 2....
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Connect one USB headset to two devices, playing both sounds simultaneously

I would like to connect one USB Headset to two separate computers, hearing the audio of both at the same time. USB Switches exist, however they only allow one computer to control the headset at a time....
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Good budget headphones

Can anyone recommend some good over-ear wired headphones around £50 / €55 / $60 that punch above their weight (pricewise) like the Superlux HD668B did a few years back or the Klipsch Image S4 did a ...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I am searching for a USB (A or C male) to TOSLINK Adapter (female) in order to keep my audio signal digital as long as possible. What is important that I do not need to install specific drivers (this ...
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Searching a sound card with 5.1 optical for windows 10

I have the following problem. I have a 5.1 surround sound system using a Sony AV receiver. This is connected to multiple devices for audio, including my PC. Since the PC is a little bit far away from ...
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3.5mm Audio extension

One of my friends has problems with the 3.5mm audio jacks on the front of his PC. He's not technical enough to look into fixing those and what that implies. With lockdown all over the place, it's hard ...
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Will this amplifier connect these speakers to my PC?

I found some Canton passive speakers and connected them with an audio jack cable to my PC but nothing happened. I did some research and found out that these are passive speakers and they need an ...
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Simple audio mixer with "remote" control

I am looking for a audio mixer with at least 3 inputs that has a form of remote control, such as rs232 or some other interface. This needs to be able to control the 3 sources volume interdependently,...
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Hardware device to change musical tuning in the fly

I am looking for a proper and recommended device to change musical tuning in the fly. Let's say that I want some kind of music corrector connected to my home sound system and re-tune music playing at ...
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USB DAC with Parametric EQ?

For a while now, I've had a 10-band graphic EQ as an ALSA output device on a Raspberry Pi (https://scribles.net/enabling-equalizer-on-raspberry-pi-using-alsa-equal-plugin/), to try and correct my ...
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Looking for a simple wireless headset with microphone

After trying multiple headsets, earphones, and any other shape of wireless audio device, with issues each time, I realized I have two choices: To spend another $40,000 dollars in the hope of finding ...
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Need an audio player that loops forever

For a prototype, I need to use a MP3 player that meet these requirements: Loops a .mp3 file forever when turned on Can be plugged into a wall (no need to replace batteries) Have a 3.5mm or 6.35mm ...
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3.5mm audio switch/selector

I am looking for an audio switch for a 3.5mm headset. There seem to be tons of options (e.g. this) for a normal 3.5mm stereo switch, but they all do not support microphones. Thanks!
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Alarm Clock streaming internet radio

I live in a region where I don't have the luxury to have my radio channels of choice on the FM band, but I am addicted to waking up with the chatter of the radio. Do you know of any well-designed ...
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Are any onboard sound interfaces finally good enough for recording?

I am a music lover shopping for a new A/V computer. For twenty years (!!) I have been using an M-Audio "Audiophile 2496" PCI sound interface for recording from vinyl at home. I don't need any of the ...
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What's the smallest + cheapest keyboard that has a 1/4 inch jack output and runs on AAs?

I got excited to see the Casio SA-76, which almost fit the description, but it doesn't have a 1/4 inch jack output. I do not care about timbre or sound quality, because I want to run the keyboard ...
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What adapter do I need to connect the headphone to a laptop and a smartphone? [closed]

A friend of mine has a Dell Vostro 3568 laptop. Here are the screenshots of msinfo32 command: msinfo32 output1, msinfo32 output2. The audio port looks like this: audio part screenshot1, audio part ...
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Audio assistant that works without the Internet

This question on Reddit describes my situation better than I could: [...] Voice recognition? Cool [...] But I'm a huge internet privacy advocate, all my stuff is self-hosted, secure out the ass, ...
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How to convert an audio output signal to input signal?

I have a music calculator, which has an audio output port. So I can plug in headphones or speaker on it. But now i want to connect it to a computer as input signal like microphone. Is there any ...
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I'm looking for a bluetooth transmitter/receiver to connect bluetooth headphones to xbox

So I recently purchased some airpods and want to also use them with my xbox while playing online games. I have seen that you can use them with the xbox app using this guide But the app has it's ...
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Need Recommendation for Simple Audio Interfacing into Raspberry Pi

I'm currently searching for a way to get 4 channels of audio from mic level (XLR input) into a Raspberry Pi. Either as a single interface device or one channel and use four of them. It only has to be ...
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Looking for a good set of earbuds similar to these ones with large speakers

I love the one on the right in this image, the speaker is quite large and it sounds great. I've had these earbuds for years but they're starting to fall apart on me, so I'm looking to replace them. ...
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Active Noise Cancellation headphones

My job is about to get relocated and the new office has an open floorplan. My current headphones (Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT) sound good but aren't well equipped to keep such noise out. To avoid having to ...
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How to get two audio outputs to 1 speaker?

I have a laptop and an xbox/nintendo switch. All of them are connected to a HDMI splitter with audio extractor. The audio extractor is hooked up to speakers. The audio works on the speakers for the ...
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Cable replacement - Headset to PC

I am looking for a cable, and I can't find it at all at any store. The cable has : one pin going to the headset(on the right). The other two are the normal Mic(middle) and Out for audio(left) of a PC. ...
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TV with broken audio jack how to connect wireless headphones?

I have a television with an audio jack, which I used in order to connect to my wireless headphones (through a connecting base sold with the headphones). Unfortunately, the audio jack is now damaged, ...
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