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What TV has good sound?

I finally upgraded my Direct TV service, the old Tivo bit the dust. So naturally I'm looking to upgrade the television... [more inside]
posted by Marky on Oct 6, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me get only GarageBand sounds from my speakers.

I have a Roland RD-700 SX keyboard and I'm using an iRig MIDI to connect to GarageBand on my iPad mini. Currently, the XLR outputs of my Roland keyboard are connected directly to studio monitors. The iRig Midi's IN and OUT are connected to the keyboards OUT and IN, respectively. The problem I've having is that I'm hearing only the Roland's build in sound through the speakers, not the GarageBand sounds, which is all I want to hear. Is it possible to connect things so I only hear the GarageBands sounds? Or do I need more equipment? I'm new at all this so please go slow in your explanations. Thanks.
posted by captainscared on Jul 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Safe to update my iPhone 4S to the latest iOS6 version?

iPhone 4S users: have you updated to the latest iOS6.whatever in the last couple of weeks? Did it go without a hitch? Or have you experienced problems that would make you advise me not to update? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Dec 18, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me rock out with the minimum possible financial outlay.

I'm looking to assemble a home stereo for dirt cheap. What do I need to know and how can I get the most ♪ for the least $? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 5, 2012 - 17 answers

Best cheap little wireless speakers?

What's the most portable, cheapest, best quality wireless/Bluetooth speaker(s) out there? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jun 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Can you give me recommendations for portable, yet powerful speakers for a laptop?

Can you give me recommendations for portable, yet powerful speakers for a laptop? Audio quality not necessarily the #1 priority. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Mar 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me find new computer speakers

I need a new pair of computer speakers. [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Mar 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for wireless computer speakers

Can anyone suggest reasonably priced, wireless, computer speakers that sound great?
posted by tangyraspberry on Nov 30, 2011 - 3 answers

How many daisies before the sound goes rotten?

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 - 7 answers

Help me playback some sounds on a costume prop

Where do I find a portable and programmable sound board-like thing? [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Sep 5, 2011 - 4 answers

What are some good 2.1 speakers for ~$200?

Help me get some powered, 2.1 speakers with an auxillary input for ~$200. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Sep 1, 2011 - 5 answers

What's wrong with my laptop speakers?

My laptop speakers aren't working, but the sound is fine with headphones. What does this mean and how can I fix it? A few details inside. [more inside]
posted by threeturtles on Jan 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me pick out good computer speakers!

[Christmas Gift Filter] Help me get my boyfriend some nice speakers that he can use with his Mac Book Pro. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Nov 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Yamaha mixer muffling my vocals.

Mixer (Yamaha EMX 312 SC) is muffling the vocals. Awful sound. Help? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Nov 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Splitter as a merger?

Is it possible to use an all female 3.5mm splitter backwards to allow two inputs into one set of speakers? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Oct 22, 2010 - 9 answers

How good can a mobile phone speaker be?

How much could the speakers built into iPhones be auditorily improved if price were no object? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Aug 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Are Bose speakers worth buying at a significant discount?

I'm considering purchasing a pair of Bose Companion 3 speakers at a local retailer where I receive a hefty discount. I should be able to leave with them for roughly $175 as opposed to the retail $250. Is this a justifiable purchase? [more inside]
posted by vmrob on Jun 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Audio Fidelity?

Is there an objective way to measure audio fidelity? If so, what is it? In other words, what quality of headphones and speakers makes the differences in sound quality?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on May 2, 2010 - 7 answers

I didn't know this album was recorded in a tin can!

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 - 4 answers

Well, this sucks.

What are some good-sounding, relatively cheap TV speakers? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Dec 29, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I plug an Xbox 360 into a computer setup?

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 - 12 answers

Is there any way I can play white noise through my computer speakers, to soothe my vigilant doggies from barking at every sound they hear outside?

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 - 27 answers

Will my old speakers work with a new receiver?

I'm interested in buying a stereo receiver, but I want to make sure it will work with the 17 year old speakers I have. [more inside]
posted by paulus andronicus on Jul 6, 2008 - 10 answers

How do MacBook speakers stack up?

How do the on-board speakers on the new MacBooks compare to the ones on the MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Mar 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Big sound in a small package

Recommend this rap listener a pair of small, great-sounding speakers (that I can afford)! [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Nov 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Magical, From (not)Blown Speakers. Please.

Please help me narrow my search and find the right sound system for my apartment. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 16, 2007 - 14 answers

Looking for sound system advice.

My mother has an ideal speaker system in mind, but no idea what that entails. [more inside]
posted by Alex404 on Feb 16, 2007 - 8 answers

Help! My computer is too quiet!

I took my computer into work today and the IT guy got rid of all of my unnecessary files and basically did a good dusting and cleaning. [more inside]
posted by WaterSprite on Nov 16, 2006 - 20 answers

Why does rocking out take all these cables?!?!

DIY Wedding Reception Music Sound System?!?! Frazzled bride has [more inside]
posted by Wavelet on Oct 31, 2006 - 19 answers

2.0 + 3.1 = ?

Surround Sound 2.0 setup: What do I do w/ my new amp and old speakers? [more inside]
posted by daver on Sep 10, 2006 - 6 answers

5.1 speaker set up doesn't like waveout

Having upgraded to 5.1 speakers, I find my sound occasionally dying and requiring a reboot... [more inside]
posted by Orange Goblin on Feb 2, 2006 - 2 answers

My laptop can't produce sound clearly

My laptop can't produce sound clearly, but last night it could. I know next to nothing about computers. What's with this?
posted by saysthis on Feb 10, 2005 - 12 answers

iPod speaker recommendations?

I want to buy some speakers for an Ipod. Altec Lansing and Bose have both made speaker sets that use the docking port, so that's kind of cool, but are the speakers worth it? The Bose ones in particular are $300, which seems really high. Anyone have any experience with these? Or is it just better to buy some regular powered speakers and plug them into the earphone jack?
posted by jasper411 on Jan 4, 2005 - 26 answers

iBook sounds terrible on my home stereo.

When I plug my iBook into my home stereo, it sounds horrible. Way bass-y and mumbly. I can tweak it - setting the iBook volume way low and messing with bass and treble on the stereo - so it's passable, but I'm wondering if I'm doing it wrong. (I plug it from the headphones jack into the Phono input.)
posted by booth on Dec 21, 2004 - 13 answers

Looking for speakers with optical digital input

I want to buy these speakers, but it seems they are only available from Japan, and other far-eastern countries. Does anyone know of anywhere I can buy some that will ship to the UK (Amazon JP don't), and have a site in English? (Or be easily decipherable by a stupid Brit?) Alternatively, can anyone recommend any 2.0 or 2.1 speakers available to the UK that have optical digital input? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Apr 22, 2004 - 5 answers

Car speaker installation hassles

Say you have two holes in your front car doors where the speakers should go. And say that even though you can wire them up, you have no way to attach them, because the geniuses that can design a car to drive 300,000 miles can't make interior door panels that don't shred like cardboard after a quarter of that. What would you do? [mas adentro] [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 8, 2004 - 3 answers

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