Questions tagged [audio]

For questions about devices that use electronic signal variation to produce audible sounds.

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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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Is there any way to get directional data from a OfficeCore M1 Bluetooth Conference Speakerphone?

I have an OfficeCore M1 Bluetooth Conference Speakerphone, one of the features of which is an LED ring that lights up to indicate the direction of the speech input. I wanted to know whether it is ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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. ...