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For DJing, I want to have two distinct audio outputs, both connected to a single USB port. Does the hardware exist?

Very simple device I'm searching for but doesn't seem to exist. It has usb on one end, preferably USB C. On the other end it has two different .3mm audio jacks. They don't play the same audio, they ...
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Looking for a small chargeable mp3 w/ speaker, that has a easy to push button for children

Hello I am looking to prototype an idea...I am looking for a chargeable electronic device that can be uploaded with 60mins worth of audio through its speaker and no screen. Think ipod shuffle nano. ...
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How to get rid of the coolant fan noise in NVR [closed]

Hi I'm using the following NVR https://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/All-Products/Network-Recorders/Lite-Series/NVR4/L-Series/1HDD/NVR4108HS-4KS2/L But the fan is really noisy enough to disturb the ...
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What is the following TV audio cable called?

I need your help to identify the following TV audio cable; It's being connected to my LG TV monitor to the 'headphones' connector, it's shorter than aux cable (connecting aux cable to the headphones ...
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Android smartphone watch (smart watch) that can record calls

I need to record my phone calls. Don't worry, it's legal in my jurisdiction for the calls I make. Google has made it more and more difficult to record calls with Android smartphones in recent years. ...
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A/V receiver that can increase the level of LFE channel mixed into front left and right channels output in case when no subwoofer is used

In the few A/V receivers I have used, if they are configured not to use the subwoofer, the LFE (.1) channel is mixed into the front left, right speakers. There is an option in the menu to decrease the ...
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WiFi to Bluetooth Streaming

I'm looking for a solution for the following scenario. I don't know whether or not there's such a device available, but for the sake of convenience, I'll call the requested solution a "device&...
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Hardware for a Silent Disco in a pond

I want to host a private rave at a pond. There are other residents of the pond. In order to be a good neighbor, I want to do it silent disco style, which means instead of playing music from speakers ...
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How to prevent the people in Zoom from hearing the sound (e.g. Youtube) on my PC without headphone?

When I attend a Zoom meeting, I still want to watch Youtube. But I do not want the Zoom people to know that I am watching Youtube, i.e. I do not want them to hear any sound from my PC. Is that ...
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Device for emailing self voice-recognized notes

I'm looking for ideally a dedicated device that can parse voice messages and send an email with the contents to myself. Curious what is the minimum hardware able to achieve this. Thanks!
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Which Realtek audio codec is the most powerful and advanced?

I am an audiophile. I have very expensive and advanced audio devices. I have Sennheiser HD 800 S, HyperX ProCast, Edifier AirPulse A200. I am concerned with buying a motherboard with the best audio ...
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MOSFET RCA source switcher

I was advised on another Stack Exchange site to get a MOSFET RCA source switcher, which shouldn't introduce any noise when switching sources. Unfortunately I was not able to find examples of such ...
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Does a product exist which properly captures footage of retro consoles?

For a long time, I have researched the issue of digitally capturing the video/audio signals from old video game consoles, for the purpose of being able to make compilations and longplays. I sadly ...
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Finding good wireless earphones with ear-hooks and a connecting cable

Over the years, I've come to settle on a particular style of earphone. They look like this: The key features are that they are wireless, have a hook that goes over the ear, have soft tips that go ...
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Desktop Microfone spec decent for small business presentation

I have an assus prime my motherboard I am using Ubuntu... I don't know if it matters. I need to know a good microfone for small presentation. I bought the cheapeast lapel microphone. I it seems I was ...
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LG TONE earbuds - what‘s the difference?

(Hey, so i was searching for a (relatively) cheap pair of in ear wireless headphones with decent audio quality, ac doesn’t matter to me. Now i stumbled upon a seemingly good deal on a pair of lg tone ...
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Is there a minimal, cheap device which just plays sound files from a small memory card?

I've long been hunting in all the local stores and online but cannot find a single unit like this, which is baffling to me. I'm talking about some sort of small audio player which consists of only one ...
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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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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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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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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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