Tomorrow I'm hosting a presentation where the speaker would like to hook up a laptop to two decent-sized external speakers. All that's lacking is a cable. I'm hoping to run out to the electronics store tomorrow morning to buy a cable (or two?) to do this, but am completely baffled as to what to get. I plan to call the store in the morning, but simply because I am nervous about the presentation and would like to sleep peacefully tonight, can anyone here recommend exactly what kind of cables I should get? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig
on Mar 24, 2014 -
I am about to buy some bluetooth speakers to be used in conjunction with a Windows computer and Itunes. I have heard vague rumblings to the effect that bluetooth has security issues that regular wifi devices do not. Ordinarily, I would buy wifi speakers but the few I can find are awfully damned pricey. Would I be putting myself at risk of compromising my computer's security if I set up a pair or two of bluetooth speakers in my apartment? In general, are there any bluetooth security issues I should be aware of, as a new user of this technology?
Many thanks for your time.
posted by jason's_planet
on Oct 24, 2013 -
Can anyone suggest reasonably priced, wireless, computer speakers that sound great?
posted by tangyraspberry
on Nov 30, 2011 -
Is it possible to use the same set of speakers/studio monitors with both my computer and record player/amplifier? Is it possible/smart to run both the computer and record player audio through the amplifier? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Oct 8, 2011 -
If I connect my computer to a set of speakers using several sound cables (1/8 inch) daisy-chained together, will the sound degrade? [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Sep 15, 2011 -
What are the best/best value computer speakers going right now? Maybe "semi-portable" ones? [more inside]
posted by skwt
on Aug 24, 2011 -
Why are the drivers for my USB speakers missing sometimes when I reboot? [more inside]
posted by peacay
on Jul 28, 2011 -
Right now we play music using the iMac in our living room. But in our new apartment the computer is going to be in the office. How can I get the tunes out of there and into the adjacent living room? [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Apr 19, 2010 -
My new laptop has terrible speakers. Please help me make it better, or make the best of a bad situation. [more inside]
posted by gursky
on Jan 8, 2010 -
Do I really need two or three separate boxes for just-OK computer audio? I need some kind of speaker to hook up to my laptop-used-as-a-desktop, but having three or even two separate components is cumbersome. I also don't think I really need an expensive, fancy system. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Mar 12, 2009 -
Is integrating an Xbox 360 into an existing computer monitor/speakers setup worth it? Or should I simply get a TV? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on Mar 12, 2009 -
Is there a free program that lets me broadcast "white noise" through my computer speakers?
My dogs are vigilant. They bark at noises outside the house, at all hours of the night. We have a "White Noise" machine in our bedroom, and it seems to block the sounds of the outside world quite well, but... our dogs sleep downstairs, and we sleep upstairs, and...we like the white noise machine for ourselves.
I was wondering if there were any sort of software that I could run on my downstairs PC, that would play similar white noise, to distract the pups, since my computer is in the room where they tend to sleep.
We'll probably buy another white noise machine, but in the meantime, can anyone help?
Free software would be preferred! (Or perhaps a website that plays white noise?)
posted by newfers
on Feb 1, 2009 -
Would it be possible to replace the satellite speakers in this
Logitech system, with these
professional reference speakers, and then connect all this to a PC? [more inside]
posted by wigglin
on Sep 6, 2008 -
Can you help me with my PC audio woes? This high-pitched whine isn't just coming from me... [more inside]
posted by hermitosis
on Apr 29, 2007 -
I have a pair of stereo speakers that I want to use with my computer. My old receiver broke, so unless there's some way to hook stereo speakers directly up to a computer, I'll need a new one.
I want to find an inexpensive receiver that can turn on automatically when it gets a signal. I don't want to have to walk over and turn it on every time I want to play an MP3 or have to remember to turn it off. (I think my old one broke because I'd just leave it on all the time.) The only other thing I'd use it for is playing DVD audio, so it should work with that as well.
What's the best receiver to use for computer audio that will detect a signal and turn on by itself? Or should I just lose the stereo speakers and get a pair of computer speakers?
posted by lsemel
on Nov 29, 2006 -
My laptop speakers are terrible. Can I replace them? It's an Acer TravelMate 4400.
posted by punishinglemur
on Sep 24, 2005 -
Sound output of notebook computer (Powerbook) too low to drive Bose Wave Radio input; inexpensive solution? [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus
on Jul 26, 2005 -
Suggestions for decent-sounding but relatively inexpensive computer speakers?
posted by biscotti
on Feb 5, 2004 -