Questions tagged [audio]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
25
votes
3answers
465 views

Good, cheap microphone for speech / voice recording?

I'm looking for a good microphone for recording speech (eg. for podcasts, although it might be used for other things too), ideally for under $30. I'm looking for something that: Has minimal hiss ...
15
votes
2answers
213 views

Engineer's headphones for PFL/AFL in a live sound environment?

We have a couple pairs of headphones we use with our GL2200 for listening to PFL/AFL during a live church service. One pair works fine, the other... does not. We want to replace the pair that doesn't ...
12
votes
1answer
67 views

Sound board to replace a GL2200 in a house-of-worship FOH setting?

We're looking for a new desk for an FOH house-of-worship setting. Right now we're using an Allen & Heath GL2200, 32-channel. We love it. It's done everything we want, but it's getting up there in ...
12
votes
2answers
818 views

What bluetooth speakers can make a stereo pair wirelessly?

I know that the JBL range of products can do this ("JBL Connect" demonstration on YouTube), but what other companies support using two wireless speakers as a stereo pair? I would like portable ...
10
votes
3answers
264 views

Cheap USB drive bay with headphone output

I just got the Phantom NZXT case (specs) for my PC. It works great for me, but this thing is so huge it barely fits in my desk! Now, it does fit, but since the 1/8 in audio output and USB ports are on ...
10
votes
1answer
416 views

Baby monitor that can have multiple transmitting stations on the same channel

The baby monitors I have experience with have two channels. The channels are labeled "A" and "B" with no indication of what frequency the two are actually using. Different models seem to use different ...
10
votes
1answer
109 views

MP3 player for podcasts

I'm looking for an MP3 player mainly for listening to podcast. Must have features: MicroUSB cable (for data transfer) 512 MB internal memory or more Buttons for seeking backward/forward 2-5 seconds (...
9
votes
1answer
107 views

A Dedicated audio recording device with 3.5mm input and under $30?

I'm looking for a dedicated audio recording device. I'm looking for something under $30 (or a bit more), and which: Has a 3.5mm connector mic socket, which also works with line-level audio. Has good ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

ASIO sound card that works in Linux

I'm looking for an ASIO sound card which I would be using in both Windows and Linux (dual-boot). It has to work flawlessly in Windows, and I would prefer it to work fully in Linux as well. However, I ...
7
votes
4answers
10k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
61 views

Bluetooth headset with USB/3.5mm connection

I want a headset. I have similar requirements to USB headset with good headphone quality and comfort?: I want a Bluetooth headset (so no cords hanging off my head) but it should connect to my ...
7
votes
1answer
52 views

Wireless In Ear Monitoring System

I am looking for an in ear monitoring system for the stage. I don't have the money for the high end products, but I want at least decent quality. My limit is 500€. I am a singer and prospective ...
6
votes
4answers
628 views

Comfortable over-the-ear gaming headphones

I'm on the hunt for a new pair of gaming headphones with a built-in microphone. I have a few hard requirements. I need the 'internal' size of the cups to be at least 70mm (my current pair is that ...
6
votes
1answer
74 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
866 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
220 views

(Low End) Soundbar for PC Monitor

Background (may be skipped): I'm owning a desktop computer with a high-end (based on 2010) gaming monitor. Of course, this monitor doesn't feature speakers. This didn't bother me until now, but I'm ...
5
votes
1answer
124 views

What is a cost-effective sound card for under $75?

I've been focusing on my computer's video and performance so much that I forgot about audio quality, which is surprising because I'm somewhat of an audiophile. So, I'm in the market for a sound card ...
5
votes
1answer
102 views

Does this audio connector exist?

I am looking for any consumer-audio (1/4 or 1/8 inch, mono or stereo) 3-way cable that could be described as a 'T' splitter rather than a 'Y' splitter. The intended use is to be able chain multiple '...
5
votes
0answers
52 views

Computer-vision hardware for the blind and deaf blind

I am looking for a hardware device which will allow a blind person to simply navigate in 3D space alerting to object types and giving options for feet and hands (feet first). Use a special five-stop ...
5
votes
0answers
42 views

Sturdy noise cancelling/isolating earbuds

I am looking for some sturdy (they will be travelling quite a lot) noise cancelling or, at this price, more likely noise isolating in-ear earphones. I will mostly be listening to classical music and ...
5
votes
0answers
37 views

Microphones for acoustic holography

I'm considering building a hobby acoustic holography setup. I would need several (at least 12, I think) microphones to do this, but I have a limited budget. Does anyone have recommendations for ...
4
votes
4answers
108 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
42 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
137 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
52 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
684 views

Headphones: 3.5mm, Bluetooth or Lightning-connected?

It's the second time I read a praise or speculation about how Lightning-connected headphones will improve "audiophile" experience, this time in English: Apple's Lightning connector — standard ...
4
votes
0answers
57 views

Headset combo jack adapter

I have an HP Envy 15t laptop computer. I recently purchased the Creative Fatal1ty headset for my computer, and because the HP Envy only has a headphone/microphone combo jack I purchased this adapter. ...
3
votes
3answers
240 views

Stereo speakers ~$100 (max $150)

I'm looking for new 2.0 speakers (actually I'm using Creative T40 Series I). Why change ? - My actual speakers are 7-8 years old and I think that they are not playing so good like at the begining, so ...
3
votes
1answer
418 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
55 views

Wireless Speaker Pair that can play simultaneous audio from computer?

At home, I frequently move between two rooms with my OS X laptop. I would like to get two wireless speakers and place one in each room, to avoid the hassle of having to connect them via Aux Line-in. ...
3
votes
1answer
141 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

Device to create a “personal acoustic zone” to prevent other from hearing what I say

I am looking for a device to create a "personal zone" to prevent other from hearing what I say. E.g., if I seat in an open space office and give a phone call, I don't want other people to hear me. I ...
3
votes
1answer
203 views

Limit dB in headphones using an external device

I was searching for safe headphones to limit the db level I'm exposed to all day, but every product I'm finding is designed and made for kids. I have not found a single adult headphone that doesn't ...
3
votes
1answer
38 views

Small Speaker for audio-out from 24" monitor or AppleTV

I am looking for a simple solution for a (stereo) speaker. I have a monitor that takes HDMI input from an AppleTV (3rd Gen). The Monitor does not have build in speakers, neither has the AppleTV. The ...
3
votes
0answers
72 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
169 views

Remote Audio Over IP

I have five audio sources at a remote location. I want to be able to virtualize them over Ethernet and then be able to listen to them remotely over a LAN. In an ideal world, I picture a piece of ...
3
votes
0answers
288 views

what bluetooth dongle can support aptx audio as a sink (input) ? [closed]

This might sound strange but the setup is as follows. Raspberry Pi with very high quality sound card is a music centre. Tv/Projector with bluetooth and aptx support. Maybe another way to put it ...
2
votes
3answers
457 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
76 views

Soundbar 30" or under that doesn't have low volume dialog problems

I need a soundbar 30" or under that doesn't have low volume dialog problems often seen in low end 2 channel systems & TV's. The smallest 3 Channel system I could find is the Vizio 3.0-Channel ...
2
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
88 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
286 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

External SoundCard under $100 (2.0 speakers)

I'm looking for external sound card up to $100 because I'm using build on MSI Z87i Gaming AC (or can I use internal sound card on this motherboard ?) I will be using it to gaming and music with 2.0 ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

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....
2
votes
0answers
12 views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
19 views

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/...
2
votes
0answers
25 views

Which karaoke machine should I buy?

I am a software developer. I am facing difficulties in finding a karaoke machine with software development kit(SDK). Kindly advice me. Thanks in advance.
2
votes
0answers
65 views

Bluetooth Cassette Adapter with Long Battery Life

I've been looking for an inexpensive device to get my car to play songs from my phone. I've got a wired cassette adapter, but the wires inevitably break (I have a teen that uses it too). I found ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

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 ...