Questions tagged [audio]

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“Ducking” audio between computer and car stereo

I have a control room that uses a car stereo for music and a computer with human-machine interface (HMI) that monitors operations and uses speakers for audible alerts. I'm looking for a device that ...
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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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6-Channel HDMI PCM Audio Extractor

So I'm currently trying to wire up a new Nintendo Switch to my "old" 5.1 Surround System. This system accepts SPDIF, optical and three phone connectors for surround audio input. So now I need a device ...
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6-Channel Analog to Digital Audio Compressor?

So I'm currently trying to wire up a new Nintendo Switch to my "old" 5.1 Surround System. This system accepts SPDIF, optical and three phone connectors for surround audio input. However my computer is ...
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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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Audio mixer (VDSM01) to plug tv and computer on a single speaker

I have a set of speakers which are plugged through jack 3.5 to my TV. When I want to use the speakers on my computer I have to unplug the cable from TV and plug it on computer and vice versa. I would ...
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Low-cost sound chip

I want to make a homebrew 8-bit computer and I want to include a sound chip in it. It needs to be as cheap as possible and I also want it to be possibly controlled by an Arduino or aTmega based ...
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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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Inner or virtual sound-card as USB external

I need to provide my SoC device (or just a Linux device as a prototype) as an external USB soundcard. Is it possible? Can I turn it through Alsa or pulse-audio? It would be great to get advice or ...
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Educator needs audio equipment for assistive technology

A teacher friend (in the US) has half a dozen student who are functionally illiterate, within a large class of literate students. It's an inner city school and he doesn't have tenure, so he can't go ...
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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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Headphones for a guy with a large head

I have a reasonably large head, measuring 60cm circumference, and fairly large ears. Consequently, all over-ear headphones/headsets I've tested have proven very uncomfortable after a short period(...
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Ultra-low power sound/audio sensor for LOUD noises

I'm searching for a sound/audio sensor with ultra-low power consumption to detect the presence of a really loud noise (100dB+). The controller runs on battery and there is no option for a different ...
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Replacement bedroom amplifier

So recently I bought a second hand 5.1 surround sound set for the bedroom. As it turns out random people online can't always be trusted and one of the outputs on the amplifier didn't work. The set in ...
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Which 5.1 receiver can fully be used headless?

I am looking for a slim audio receiver which can configured and used without even having a TV (no dhmi output). The reason for this is because I want to add it to my iMac 5K which has no way to ...
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Looking for a device to record a stereo signal on USB drive/SD card without a laptop

What I want is to record a stereo input signal on a USB drive or SD card, without the use of a laptop. The reason is I play in a rock band, and during rehearsals it would be nice to be able to record ...
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Audio Switcher that can be controlled from the computer

I need an Audio Switcher (also called Audio Switch or Audio Selector I think) with 3.5 mm jacks, one that can be controlled from the computer - that apart from a manual control (a button on the switch)...
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Wireless Headset Quality

I have a set of bluetooth earbuds and I have been using them with my MacBook running High Sierra. I use them for Slack calls and the quality basically sounds like I'm talking on my phone. I ...
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Device for multiple output to home theater system

I have a home theater system, A PC, and a PS4. Every time I switch between using the PC and the PS4, I have to unplug the 3.5mm input for the speaker between the PS4 and the PC. This is frustrating ...
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Relatively cheap AirPlay 2 receiver?

With the recent release of AirPlay 2, I now feel that it is time to start a long time coming project of mine which is to create an outdoor speaker system. Currently, I have a few Sonos PLAY:1s in my ...
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Does a device like this exist?

I'm looking for a portable device that has jacks (3.5mm would be best but anything works) for a microphone input and speaker output, and then connects via Bluetooth to my phone or computer and appears ...
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Noise-blocking earplugs

I realise this may not be the correct SE Site for the question, so if anyone could point me towards the correct one that would be helpful, but this seemed appropriate! I'm looking for a pair of noise ...
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Sound recorder for Linux

I'm looking for recommendations for a good quality digital sound recorder. Here are some requirements: Small enough to be easily concealed. Preferably large enough to fit in a pocket. Able to run ...
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AV Receiver with 3-5 TOSLINK ports and remote (NOT IR) control

I am looking for the not very expensive receiver. The main things I am interested in: 5.1-7.1 support As much TOSLINK (optical) ports as possible Possibility to control it without IR (RS232, TCP/LAN, ...
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Mini USB Powered Speaker

I need a mini speaker which looks like a flash drive and uses USB for both power and data (so it doesn’t use 3.5mm audio jack) for a Raspberry Pi project. It doesn’t have to be So loud Super high ...
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Share digital audio between computers

So my situation is that I have two computers. One is my laptop that goes everywhere with me and is a sort of workhorse rig. The other is my gaming desktop rig. I have one set of USB headphones that I ...
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How do I choose a music player / CD or DVD player?

I'm looking for a DVD player that will be used only for playing music: That can be connected to an amplifier A small screen is desirable for playback info It should support CDs and USB Should be ...
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What triple pedal to use for Thomann DP-26?

I want to buy a pedal box for my digital piano. What is the best one for a Thomann piano? I need it to have a big single cable that goes under the keyboard (not the classic "headphone" jack). Also, I ...
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Office network with Sound system

I am looking for recommendations for a sound system for our new office. It has to have at least 4 zones with at least an input from each zone and be able to run 10 "ceiling speakers". I want to ...
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Adjust fade on pc

I know this question is vague but I'm trying to find a way to connect regular speakers with red and black connectors to my PC and be able to adjust fade (front and back), in addition to balance, for ...
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Single USB Speaker with Built-in Sound Card and Microphone

I'd like to purchase several inexpensive USB-Speaker-Microphone-Combo-Devices for all the computers at our work place. Requirements: Single Speaker - The device should have only one speaker that ...
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Please suggest a b350 motherboard with good on-board sound

I am in the process of choosing the parts for my first build. I chose the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and decided that b530 motherboard would be the best option for me. I am not going overboard for this build. ...
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Screenless Non-Portable Music Player with digital output

I'm looking for a device that will play music files like flacs and mp3s, and output them digitally through SPDIF or USB, while not needing a screen to control it. (Having a basic LCD would be ...
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Max Output Voltage preamplifier

I'm looking for a preamplifier to get 1-2 Volt as Maximum Output Voltage from a microphone with jack or RCA. It should get a line-in signal and then modulate in FM. I've found one potential option, ...
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Headphone similar to Sennheiser PX95

I love my Sennheiser PX95 that I bought two years ago. It's simple. Lightweight yet sturdy with its metal frame. Does not over-heat your eats. The sound is more than decent. And it... used to be cheap ...
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Playing audio on many headphones from a single laptop - need amp?

I'm planning to broadcast audio to abut 10 regular headphones spread across a small room. We'll be using regular PC headphones and I can splice/rewire em in parallel line that connects back to a ...
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External sound card/mixer that act as 7.1 surround system

After the death of my 7.1 surround system blue ray box, I am trying to find a device that does basically this: Can be connected to the existing speakers from my 7.1 system Can be connected to a pc/...
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USB Headset: 2x circumaural with mic

Okay, so I originally posted this almost two weeks ago and it's gotten exactly zero attention. (got me a tumbleweed badge too) Surely someone knows of something, so I'll edit a bit and see if I can ...
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Is there a headset/headphones that can differentiate up from down?

I've been playing games for a long time now and most sound systems or headsets I've had, have the problem of not being able to differentiate up from down. They may give you the info of where the sound ...
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Integrated Amp Configuration

I have a Peachtree Audio DAC, and a sonos Connect Amp. I went with the Peachtree Audio to have the benefits of the 'warmer' effects on my digital media. And I went with the Sono Connect Amp to be able ...
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Two Audio Sources -> One set of speakers

I have two audio sources, both using 3.55mm "headphone jack" outputs. I have one set of powered stereo speakers. I need to connect both sources to my single pair of speakers. Ideally, I'd like to be ...
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Soundcard for music production beginner: internal or external?

I want to start music production and I am a total newbie. I already have most of the equipment required: a (dektop) PC with a more than decent CPU, a Beyerdynamic headset and decent Creative speakers....
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Simple audio mixer

I have several computers that I plug into a stereo. With it, I can select which computer I want to listen to. But the thing is, I want to be able to listen to them all at once. There are audio mixers ...
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Portable audio player

I want to buy an audio player that satisfies these conditions: MicroSD slot which can read 64GB card or has device memory of at least this size Hardware buttons which I can use without unlocking the ...
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Looking for wireless earbuds that do not stick into the ear canal

I've been looking for wireless earbuds, just like the Apple model. Personally, I don't like the ones that you introduce in the ear. And not in-ear that fill the market: Any suggestion ? Edit: ...
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Good amp for bookshelf 6 ohm speakers

I'm new to speaker amplifiers and have been reading up on them. Basically, I need an amp that preferably can deliver about 30 wattsx2 at 6 ohms, has treble&bass controls, and has a nice sound ...
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Plugging a 3-cable 5.1 speaker system into a single 3.5mm jack

I have an older Logitech 5.1 speaker system for my computer that uses 3x3.5mm plugs for input. All of my newer computers only have a single 3.5mm output that handles 5.1 + voice (apparently I was ...
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Decent, simple audio interface / external soundcard?

I'm currently during the week at one place (A) and during the weekend at another (B) and have to take my soundcard with me so I can use my surround system + headset at place A and my headset at place ...