Questions tagged [audio-hardware]

Used for questions relating to audio hardware, including but not limited to questions about headsets, microphones, sound cards, speakers, etc.

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How to improve audio performance on high end gaming pc?

I have a nice pc, with very good processor and gpu, ssd, 16gb of ram and all that good stuff needed for gaming. But when I made my pc I was focused on video performance, totally forgetting about audio....
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Will my headphone's microphone still work if I'm passing it through a USB-C to 3.5mm stereo cable? [closed]

I have a pair of Bluedio t4s. If I buy a USB C to audio cable with 3 ring for headphones, will the headphones microphone work or will it do nothing to the Bluedio? I just bought them today for my PS4 ...
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Is there anyway I can cast the audio of my xbox one to a google chromecast audio?

I have a projector that I use as my display for my xbox one. Unfortunately it only only has an audio in port. Is there anyway I can send the audio from my xbox to my chromecast audio to then play ...
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Xbox one X - surround with stereo headphones is possible

I have an xbox one x connected to my TV and the amplifier Since I would like to play without disturbing other people, I would like to know if is possible to get a surround effect with stereo ...
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Audio setup issue with PS4

I recently purchased a PS4. For audio, I have been using either the PS4 wireless headphones, or a cheap Bluetooth speaker that I connect through an AUX cable connected to the PS4 controller. What I ...
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Headset Cross Compatibility for PS4 and X1

I'm currently the owner of the PlayStation 4 Pro, and I use the Astro A40 headset with the TR MixAmp. I'm seriously considering getting the Xbox One X, and I'm wondering if my headset would be ...
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How to connect the audio to a separate speaker?

I'm trying to figure out how to get the audio from Live TV to a separate speaker. I've got the HDMI-out from the Xbox going to a projector instead of a TV and the projector's built-in audio sucks. I'...
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How to connect Wii U to monitor and speakers

I have a Wii U that I would like to play on my monitor. I have a number of other devices connected to the monitor, so I use a five-way HDMI switch to control the visual input. When I connect my PC or ...
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Overwatch not playing in 5.1 surround sound, just in stereo

Has anyone gotten 5.1 or 7.1 to work? I don't mean simulated surround in Dolby Atmos headphhones. I don't mean "Speaker Fill" or emulated surround sound either. I mean true 5.1 positional surround ...
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Why doesn't my monitor project audio from my PlayStation 3?

I am currently using a Dell UltraSharp U2414H, and have my computer hooked up to it with a HDMI cable. I have my gaming headset plugged directly into the monitor, itself, and the audio from my ...
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Can I connect my PS3 to a monitor and output sound elsewhere?

I want to connect my PS3 to my monitor instead of my TV. When I searched this, I read somewhere that you can only connect the PS3 to a monitor with speakers and HDMI cable. Is that true? Does the ...
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NOLF2 sound issue while running on Windows 7 x64

I installed No One Lives Forever 2 on Windows 7 x64, I've got sound for developers' cinematics and music and sound on very first main menu, but when I hit New Game, I don't get any sounds on ...
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PS4 to TV speakers, audio is lagging periodically

I am having a slight issue with my audio from my PS4. It randomly goes out of sync where the audio lags behind the video a decent bit. It is just a direct HDMI connection with nothing fancy. I am ...
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Can I play GameCube audio through my mac computer or headphones?

I recently bought a Nintendo GameCube. I connected it to my desktop monitor through a AV to HDMI converter, as the monitor does not have AV. However, the audio doesn't work, because my monitor has ...
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Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma - Lighting Profiles per Game on Mac OS X

I just got my Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Headset today, and is my first of the kind, so have no idea. Just after opening Razer Synapse, I am taken to a "Lighting" page where I can change the lights on ...
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Xbox 360 game sound through headset

I recently purchased a converter so that I could hook up my PC headset to my Xbox 360 controller. However, when I try to use it, no sound comes through the headset. I do not have Xbox Live gold, and ...
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No audio in Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition after Windows 10 Upgrade

After upgrading to Windows 10, I no longer get any audio when playing Dark Souls. The strange thing however, is that if I restart the game in windowed mode, audio works perfectly fine. In full-...
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How can I use an Xbox 360 headset through a PS4 controller?

I have an Xbox 360 headset that I'd like to use through a PS4 controller. It is a 2.5mm connection. Are there connection cables to convert from a 2.5mm to 3.5mm jack?
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Using Apple EarPods (MFI) with Xbox One Headset Adapter

So I have some Apple EarPods, as well as some other nice MFI (Made For iPhone) headsets that I'd like to use with my Xbox One's headset adapter. Right now, I can get audio just fine, game and voice. ...
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How can I make PC games output Dolby Digital or DTS encoded audio?

I hooked up optical out to a receiver that supports Dolby Digitial DTS However, I cannot seem to get any games to play in those modes. Is there a way to do this? I have a huge library of Steam games ...
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How to output stereo sound from PS4

When watching content in Hulu, Netflix, HBO Go, etc. that is encoded with stereo audio, I want the PS4 to output stereo (2.0 channel) audio through HDMI. It doesn't seem to matter whether I select ...
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Is there a way to reset the audio for games?

When I start the game on my computer with my headphones unplugged, and plug them in afterwards, the audio sometimes don't change to my headphones, and stay on the silent speakers. Is there a way to ...
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Is Bluetooth (headphones) efficient for gaming?

I read that Bluetooth on several headphones send the sound with a small delay. This is not a problem when you listen to music or talking with a friend but it is a problem when watching a movie or ...
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Using 5.1 Dolby with Xbox One

I have a Xbox One and a tv decoder (for cable television) connected via HDMI to the television. Yesterday I've received and "old" Philips 5.1 Home Theater that doesn't have HDMI inputs, but only one ...
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Can't record Old Game with sound with MSI Afterburner

I have an old PC game called Midtown Madness 2, an old 2000 game, that I desperately want to record to make a Machinima. No recording program could record without rendering issues. I tried several ...
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Bluetooth Audio Streaming from Mac/PC to DualShock 4

Is it possible to stream audio output from a PC/Mac (I myself use a Mac) to the speaker or headphone jack on a Sony DualShock 4 controller over Bluetooth? I have done some digging around the Web and ...
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Can I use a USB Headset with a PS4?

Is there an adapter which lets you use a USB headset with the controller? I would rather not have to buy a new headset.
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How can you use headsets with separate Audio and Mic cables for Dualshock4?

I am hoping to buy a headset for use on both my pc, and my ps4 - So want one with a 3.5mm jack. I have found some I like, within the price range, and using 3.5mm adapters. However, these headsets have ...
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Is there a way to repair the audio of an Xbox 360?

My Xbox 360 has serious audio issues. Whenever I start it up I get a persistent crackling noise. I've tried two different HDMI cables so my guess is that there is something wrong internally. Does ...
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Can I connect a headset to a PlayStation/DualShock 4 controller?

I was reading a similar question when I brought this one up. We all know that you can output audio through the 3.5mm jack, but there are headsets out there that can both receive and transmit audio ...
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What is S/PDIF Port on Xbox 360?

How does the S/PDIF Port work? If it can be used with RCA Adapter, how would I connect the cables from the VGA HD AV cable?
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Sending Minecraft audio to different output device?

When I play Minecraft, I sometimes connect my TV and play a video (a TV show or a YouTube video) and I set the default output device to the TV speakers, but I don't want Minecraft audio to merge with ...
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Can I use my regular 3.5mm headphones with a PS4?

Can I use my personal regular 3.5mm headphones with a PS4 to listen to in game audio through the Dual Shock or remotes?
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How do you connect a 3.5mm headphone/mic to DS4 and get audio in both ears?

I tried using the mic that came with the PS4, but I didn't like the way that it fit in my ear. Instead, I opted to buy a pair of earbud headphones that included a mic. I plugged it into my DS4, but ...
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Audio in Battlefield 4 open beta coming through speakers

I have joined the Battlefield 4 open beta and I am having some problems with audio. I am using a laptop to play, and the game's audio is coming through the main speakers rather than the headphones, ...
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Can I direct the audio in Fallout: New Vegas to another device?

I'm playing New Vegas on my PC. I want to redirect the audio to my monitor's speakers while my default audio device is set to my TV. I couldn't find anything in the options, is there somewhere else I ...
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Razer Surround must be always connected?

Razer Surround comes together with Razer Synapse software, and Synapse asks me to connect everytime Windows starts. If I do not connect, will Razer Surround work? If I close Razer Synapse, will Razer ...
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How to mix PS3- and PC-Sound for one headset? [closed]

I like to play games on my PS3 while I'm talking to my mates on Teamspeak on my PC. So I switch to PTT (Push To Talk) on Teamspeak to not broadcast my TV-Sound all the time and simply play. That is ...
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No sound while running Chasm: The Rift on DOSBox

I recently retrieved my copy of Chasm: The Rift from my really old Windows 95 laptop, and I'm trying to run it on Windows XP via DOSBox. However, there is no sound, even though the game is supposed to ...
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Wii U connected to projector audio issues

I'm thinking of buying a Wii U but It seems that it doesn't have an audio out (only HDMI). My projector Sanyo Z-700 has HDMI but I can't get sound out of my projector. So is there any tested way to ...
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Using a standard dynamic microphone (3.5mm male mini jack) + a 3.5=>2.5 adapter with an Xbox 360

Can I use a standard dynamic microphone with an Xbox 360 ? To be sure I can, I would need to be confirmed that 1. any dynamic microphone with a 3.5mm mini-jack plug + a 3.5mm=>2.5mm adapter would work ...
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Turtle Beachs Not Picking Up TV Audio

I just bought these brand new turtle beaches and I want to play xbox with them. I have the audio jacks (greed / pink into red / white jack extender) but I have an HD LED TV with Digital Surround Sound....
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My microphone doesn't work unless i manually shift the jack around and place it in a certain way [closed]

What are the possible causes and waht can i do to fix it? It starts working whenever i apply some pressure to it to force the jack to one side but otherwise it doesn't. Please advise, thank you!
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Playing oldgame in Dosbox, is sound blaster or Roland better?

I'm playing an old game in Dosbox. The game asks me whether my sound card is Sound Blaster or Roland. What should I choose for best sound? Game happens to be http://www.gamecrafters.com/gamecrafters/...
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Sound in Final Fantasy X [closed]

According to various sources (like this), FFX features multi-channel audio: Dolby Pro Logic (gameplay) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (movies). I have my PS2 connected to my surround sound receiver via ...
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Possible to use usb headset for game audio?

I know that this is an age old question, but can you use a usb headset on a PS3 for both chat and game audio? I know that the firmware didn't use to support it, but now that Sony has their USB stereo ...
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Why does my Official PS3 Bluetooth Headset have permanently low volume?

I have an official Sony PS3 Bluetooth Headset, one of those you clip on your ear (the second generation)... I've used it with Skype, both on my laptop and on my phone, and it's awesome... but when I ...
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Turtle Beach XL1 & PC Connectivity [closed]

I bought a Turtle Beach XL1 headset earlier today and i was going to connect them to my computer via the PC/PS3 adapter that you can by for it. After I bought them, I realized the one chart that I ...
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No Dolby Digital from optical out in Skyrim

I'm trying to get Dolby Digital (DD) when playing Skyrim on my PC. I can successfully get DD to show up on my receiver (Onkyo 5.1) when playing a .MKV in VLC Player (and selecting SPDIF). However, I'...
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What's correct BLASTER variable for my sound card?

I want to play Quake in its (not so) original realm, but I have a problem. I cannot play with sound because my BLASTER environment variable (found in readme.txt) is incorrect. What's correct BLASTER ...