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Two Audio Sources -> One set of speakers

If you're somewhat decent with electronics, you can build a simple passive mixer with just the appropriate connectors and some 10k resistors from the parts section of RadioShack (or whoever sells them ...
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Comfortable over-the-ear gaming headphones

My suggestion is the Corsair VOID headset. Pros The earcups are a departure from the ubiquitous circular/oval shapes - see the images in the link above. I find it to be an almost perfect fit around ...
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Stereo speakers ~$100 (max $150)

While its a little below the pricerange, and the bass isn't spectacular I'd suggest taking a look at logitech's z150. They're fairly cheap, compact speakers. They arn't super bassy (I consider them to ...
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Portable audio player

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ $50 for 4gb and $100 for 8gb anyway both have SDcard slot. MicroSD card slot. Robust file support. FM radio and recording. Rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours. MP3, WMA, ...
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Stereo speakers ~$100 (max $150)

I usually tend to review hardware I have in these answers. I'll make an exception, and review hardware I'm looking at seriously, and a bit of quick audio teachery. If I had these requirements, I'd ...
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Comfortable over-the-ear gaming headphones

I have a few alternatives, with different pros and cons. I have extensive first-hand experience with each of these products. SteelSeries Siberia 800 / 840 First, a little history. SteelSeries ...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I've had good luck with MiniDSP products for this. For example: https://www.minidsp.com/products/usb-audio-interface/mchstreamer
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Comfortable over-the-ear gaming headphones

I had a few other suggestions - Kingston was highly recommended, but it wasn't available at the mall I was checking out, and there were a few odd brands I've never seen elsewhere at my local store. I ...
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Wireless Headset Quality

You can't, at least not on macOS. There's no high quality duplex audio Bluetooth profile, maximum what you can get is 16 kHz duplex SBC (mSBC, "Wideband speech"). It's better than SCO (8 kHz), but ...
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Active Noise Cancellation headphones

I'm in a similar situation, and use Bose QuietComfort 35. I've not experienced any issues with the Bose Connect app, although I tend not to use it much. It has a 4.7 star rating on the iOS app store. ...
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Over the ear high decibel noise isolation

Look at aviation headsets. A lot of small airplanes have big engines (compared to cars at least) with no exhaust treatment whatsoever, close to the cockpit, running at high power for long periods of ...
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Device to create a "personal acoustic zone" to prevent other from hearing what I say

I can't really say how effective it will be in an open space, but since your goal is to obfuscate the noise coming from your conversation, your options are pretty much limited to: containing your ...
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Soundbar 30" or under that doesn't have low volume dialog problems

This one looks like it meets your requirements in terms of size and dialog volume: https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/speakers/home_theater/bose-solo-5-tv-sound-system.html Has mounting brackets Has ...
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Plugging a 3-cable 5.1 speaker system into a single 3.5mm jack

Top of the line for external sound would be the Creative X7 Official page Also: 3.5mm to RCA adapter And in case you need the reverse of that adapter: RCA female to 3.5mm adapter
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Is there a headset/headphones that can differentiate up from down?

One manufacturer that offers Dolby Atmos headphones with above/below 360° sound is Plantronics with their RIG 800LX, 600LX and 400LX. Truth be told, Atmos works with any stereo headphones but it's ...
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Please suggest a b350 motherboard with good on-board sound

You didn’t specify if you planned to buy a standard ATX motherboard or a smaller one (micro-ATX, mini-ITX)? The renowned French tech site Hardware.fr provided a spreadsheet with all AM4 motherboards ...
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Does a device like this exist?

I may have this wrong, but the following might be close to what you want. PLUB: Don't plug in, PLUB in! This is a tiny Bluetooth receiver that connects to wired headphones or earphones. ...
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Noise-blocking earplugs

When it comes to quiet earplugs then Sony’s noise-cancelling model Sony WF-1000X is a great choise at around £90 on sale in Sweden right now. A budget alternative would be the Optoma NuForce BE2 ...
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TV with broken audio jack how to connect wireless headphones?

I personally use the Avantree Audiokast ($50) to connect my bluetooth headphones to my tv, and have been very happy with the functionality. I have mine connected via an optical cable currently.
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How to convert an audio output signal to input signal?

You can use a male-to-male 3.5mm audio cable like this one to connect the music calculator to the PC's microphone or 'AUX' jack. It will work just like a microphone.
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Alarm Clock streaming internet radio

Based on the product you linked and your aversion to "bedside computers", I selected alarms with a similar rear-projection type display. Echo Dot (3rd gen) with clock - $45 Luckily for you, Amazon ...
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Will this amplifier connect these speakers to my PC?

The cable for dual RCA jack audio output and also for 3.5mm ring-sleeve-tip auto jack output is included with the device, as is the power supply, so it's complete. For one Euro less, I would go for ...
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3.5mm Audio extension

6) How about a 3.5mm male-3.5mm female four pole TRRS (tip-ring-ring-sleeve) extension cord? The four pole is needed since it's a headset, not just headphones (which only need three pole, tip-ring-...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

You will find what you are looking for listed as a USB DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) even though technically, toslink is not analog and you may not need the DAC functionality for your purpose. ...
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ANC Headset with good Microphone for Ubuntu

I have a wireless Jabra ANC Headset now (Jabra Evolve2 85) This way the Linux Bluetooth gets avoided, since there is a custom USB-dongle which speaks to the headset. But it is not perfect. My voice ...
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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?

Make one yourself. Something like the Adafruit Audio FX Board simply takes a USB power input and provides a 3.5mm headphone output you could hook up to the schools amp. Judging from the products ...
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Device for multiple output to home theater system

The way I've solved this problem in the past is with the PC's line-in jack. While it requires the PC to have power to output sound, it allows you to chain the output. You may need to go into the ...
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Relatively cheap AirPlay 2 receiver?

Like so many answers this answer comes with limitations that may not suit you. Limitations: Requires some minimal electronic skill Reading and assembly required The Onion Omega2+ $13 (or Omega2 $10) ...
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Mini USB Powered Speaker

You've got a couple of problems with your spec and will need to work around them to proceed. First, a USB connected speaker would need its own audio adapter onboard, or drivers that interface with ...
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