How to Connect 2.1 Speakers to PC?

Back in the day, a PC was mainly a working machine. They were made to help you with the office work. If you wanted to use it for multimedia, you had to buy a separate sound card and turn it into a professional sound system. Things progressed a bit over the years, and the sound processor got integrated into the motherboard. At this point, you could either connect a pair of small speakers to your PC or use a built-in speaker as a sound source. Oh, boy, I wish I

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How to Connect Old Receiver to New TV?

If you are someone who likes to keep around things that are working correctly and perform well for you for as long as possible, instead of throwing them out every time the new best thing comes to the market, you came to the right place. So, you have an old but loved AVR that served you well for decades. The reception is excellent, the sound is great, and all is set-up just to your liking. But, the time came to change the TV. You bought it, unpacked it, set it

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How to Stop Speakers from Buzzing?

Not many things can be as annoying as a loud or not so loud but steady buzzing noise on a flat frequency, coming out of your speakers. More than a few things can cause this, and most of them are fixable in one way or another. If your speakers are causing you a headache, check the list below to identify your buzzing source and the possible solutions. Too much power This may sound weird but, if you are hearing a buzz and you are not playing anything, check your master

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How to Get 5.1 Sound from PC HDMI?

You spent a small fortune on your sound system and connected everything to it to enjoy the full sound. Your TV, game console, blue ray, everything is connected and working like a charm. It works for everything except your PC. On your PC you still have to use headphones or a 2.1 stereo system, because your backside or side of your PC/laptop has only 3.5 mm jack audio output. But, does it have to be that way? Is there a way to connect your PC to the surround system and

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How Does Wireless Surround Sound Work?

We all love and enjoy music and good sound. It can be a movie, a video game, some specific video content, or a full symphonic orchestra playing. You might not be aware of it, you will be annoyed by the bad sound and like the content more if the sound is good. It’s just how our brain works. It is programmed by previous experiences to have some level of expectations and it reacts if the sound it gets to process does not meet them. If there is too much bass

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How to Wire Component Speakers?

If you are not one of the few lucky ones able to afford the high-end car with top-quality audio installed, you might find your car sound a bit lacking. Most low and mid-range cars have coaxial speakers, compared to component speakers in high-end vehicles, and that difference can greatly affect your sound experience.  What is the difference? To put it in very simple words, coaxial speakers are an “all-in-one” package. Mid-range speaker, a.k.a. the driver and high-frequency speaker, also called tweeter are mounted in front of the woofer to save

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How to Get Netflix to Play through Surround Sound?

Do you want to have the option to enjoy content on Netflix in the best audio quality there is? Did you get yourself a new surround sound and you want to try it out? Well, the process of getting Netflix to play through surround sound is easier than you might think! In fact, we will explain to you how to do that in a matter of minutes! Can I Watch Netflix through Surround Sound? The short answer to this question is – yes, you can. But, and here’s where the

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How to Connect the Amazon Echo Dot to an External Speaker?

What is Amazon Echo Dot? Amazon Echo Dot is a small, smart speaker from the Amazon Echo family. Oh, boy, it has some cool features and an even cooler design. The latest, 4th generation offers a simple spherical shape that can please almost anyone’s sense of aesthetics, packed in a small 10 cm package full of features. It can play music streamed from your mobile or many other music services such as Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, etc. It can read you audiobooks, manage your calls and provide you

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How To Convert 5.1 Speakers to Bluetooth?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could sit back, find a tune on your mobile phone and use Bluetooth to transfer it to the 5.1 sound system you enjoy so much? You paid a fair amount of money for it. It works fine with your TV and other wired devices, you love and enjoy its sound, and all it lacks is a Bluetooth receiver to have it all. Should you sell it or throw it away and put yourself through a considerable amount of stress and expense to find and

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What Does a Preamp do for Home Audio?

Does anybody buy separates nowadays? Using separate preamp and amp is not as common today as it was a decade or two ago, but does that mean that preamps are redundant? Why would you buy separates when you can get everything in one box? We are here today to answer all those questions and to find out how important preamps really are. What is a Preamp? A preamp is an important component in a home audio system. It is an ingenious invention and a device that has an unavoidable and

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How to Hook Up Surround Sound to TV?

Regardless of whether you just bought a new TV and want to hook it up with your sound system, or you want to enhance your audio, you got a TV set and one of the surround sound options. These options will typically be either an Audio/Video receiver with a set of surround speakers or a soundbar. Whatever the case may be, there is more than one way to hook up your sound system to your TV, or vice versa. So, let’s check out those options and figure out what works

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How to Get Sound from Projector to Speakers?

Out of many ways to get the projector’s sound to the speakers, most of them depend on your setup or your budget. Nonetheless, all of those options can be summarized into the three major categories or types of connection: analog, digital or wireless. Furthermore, your choice for connection may depend on your AV source, as we will see down below. So let’s get started. Analog connections Suppose you have analog audio ports on your projector, and you are using a stereo system of some sort. In that case, you can

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How to Connect Amazon Fire Stick to Surround Sound?

What is an Amazon Fire Stick? The Amazon Fire Stick is among the best, if not THE best, TV streaming devices on the market today. It is small, simple, yet packed with all the cool features you might need to stream your favorite video content. Since the introduction of the first generation in 2014, up to the current 4k version from 2018, Fire Stick featured up-to-date data transfer standards and voice control over Alexa and the microphone built in the remote controller. It is inexpensive and allows you to stream

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Do you Need Special Headphones for iPad?

Yes and No. How Yes and how No? Depends on how you look at it. And on the iPad model. And if it is a regular iPad. Or an iPad Mini. Or an iPad Air. Or an iPad Pro. And if it is an 11-inch iPad Pro or a 12.9-inch iPad Pro.  By the way, maybe it is some of the previous models? One thing is definitely sure: there are a lot of iPads. They also come in different colors. P.S. Colors don’t affect performance or define the headphones, I

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How to Connect Bluetooth Soundbar to Roku TV?

You’ve heard about Roku technology and you’re thinking about using it but you’re not really sure how to connect your Bluetooth soundbar to Roku TV? Stop searching because you’ve come to the right place. Stay with us and we’ll give our best to explain everything you should know about this topic. What Is Roku TV? Roku TV is a kind of a smart TV that features a special Roku software produced by the Roku company that manufactures media-streaming devices (Roku players, Roku remotes, Roku Streambar, Roku app). They launched their

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What Wattage Soundbar do I Need?

If you are looking for a simple, easily understandable, and measurable answer to this question, let me disappoint you from the start – There is none. Most people buy soundbars because they are all-in-one esthetically pleasing, simple, and more or less affordable solutions that sound much better than TV speakers. But, when you go to buy one, you will be bombarded with all kinds of numbers: – 100, 300, or 500 Watts of immersive sound – 100, 120, or 130 dB of ear-piercing loudness – 2.1, 3.1, 5.1, 5.1.2 channel

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What Does an HDMI Splitter Do?

With HDMI advancements over time, making it the primary signal format for high-resolution video, many users came across different problems that required hardware solutions. Whether you need to split, duplicate, boost, downscale, or redirect your HDMI signal, there is a device that can help you do it. HDMI splitter is a simple, reliable, and elegant device that splits one input HDMI signal into two or more output signals depending on the splitter’s type and capabilities. How does it work? It works by basically splitting and mirroring an input signal, effectively

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How Many Watts Do I Need For My Speakers?

Question from the title is one of the most common ones that any sound consumer will, sooner or later, ask. Whether you are a hormone-driven teenager, an audiophile with hypersensitive eardrums, or just an average Joe, you will crave to get the maximum pleasure out of your sound system. So, what do the Watts do for You in that respect? Watts represent an amplifier’s power output and the maximum power your speakers can handle without breaking or distorting the sound. You can’t just hook up a 100W speaker to a

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