How To Use Computer Speakers With TV

At present, all TVs feature built-in speakers. It may be Plasma, LCD and OLED TVs. The problem arises not only how the speakers fit inside thin cabinets but also make them operate well inside an enclosure. The outcome is thin sounding TV audio which falls short of complementing this big screen picture.

Manufacturers are trying their best to improve the sound quality of the internal TV speakers. At the time of shopping, you need to check for audio enhancement features like Virtual Surround, DTS Studio Sound, Volume Leveling and Dialog Enhancement. All these things will help to improve the sound. But there are other options too. If you see the TV sound is OK in a big dealer room, it will give adequate solution for your home.

Computer Speaker

Multimedia speakers or computer speakers are sold for use with computers. These speakers are also capable of other audio systems like MP3 players. Most of the speakers have an internal amplifier. They need the power source to operate it. It is added to the main power supply via an AC adapter, batteries or a USB port. Signal input connector usually is 3.3 mm jack plug. RCA linkers are occasionally used here.

Computer Speaker

A USB port can supply both power and signal. All are fit for use. Wireless Bluetooth speakers are powered by the battery. It needs no connection. Most computers come with quality built in and low power.  When you connect external speakers, they will disable the built-in speakers. Altec Lansing produced high-quality computer speakers in the market in 1990.

There are vast ranges prices of the computer speakers. These speakers are packaged along with computer systems. All are nothing but small plastic. They have the mediocre sound standard. Some speakers come with equalization such as treble controls and bass.

To increase bass output, complicated computer speakers come with a subwoofer unit. The big subwoofer enclosure contains amplifiers for the subwoofer for the right and left speakers.

Some computer displays have basic speaker’s features. A laptop computer has integrated speakers considering the restricted area. So it has a constant sound quality to keep space.

It is wise to use an external sound system for better sound instead of using the computer speakers. External speakers generally have high quality and high power set up.

An unusual structure by HiWave Technologies, DyadUSB USB-powered stereo audio amplifier module exercised in the SoundScience QSB 30W portable USB speakers permits a USB-powered and driven stereo speaker. The purpose of this pair is to supply 30W of power for a short time with a signal. This power has short high power peaks and lower average energy like most speech and music.

It reserves power from the USB link at the time of quieter periods and gives high energy for the peaks. The module demands less control most of the time. It also escalates laptop computer battery endurance and gives unclipped snowy sound peaks.

Why Do Newer TV’s Have Bad Sound Quality?

The answer is straightforward. There are more features with it. All make television set more compact. Speakers sometimes become the low item on the totem pole. Newer LCD and LED models have little things which are against the cheap laptops. Therefore you will get the flat tin can sound. My TV set has speakers behind it that give faraway sound. We get low sound from this compactness and visual game. People who invest higher end may have speaker alternative.

Choosing the Right PC Speakers

PC speakers are becoming more and more popular with the people as these supplies a cinematic superiority sound. If your budget is limited, you can clutch an inexpensive pair of speakers for your use. When you listen tin can sound, it ensures better sound. This means that you face them forward rather than behind the TV built-in speakers.

Choosing the Right PC Speakers

Try to get PC speakers who are best suited for your financial plan and desires. You can choose a 5.1 to get a sub for deeper sounds. It will also help to experience some main surround sound.

Hooking Up Your Speakers to the TV

All personal computer speakers have a 1/8 inch male jack which hook with the PC’s 1/8 inch female jack. You can use PC’s 1/8 inch speaker with male jack hook of the TV set. All is up to your TV set.

Normally TV comes with one of the mentioned:

*White and Red audio out

*1/8 inch audio out

If you have one, you can use a 1/8 inch audio to hear great sound. Here you normally put the male end with the PC speakers into a female 1/8 inch audio out. As you don’t get audio out with your TV set, you will feel difficulties. Since you have white or red audio out, you should follow the instruction very closely.

How to connect speakers to a computer

Laptops are normally built is speakers but most desktop computers don’t. You have to plug in the speakers when you like to hear sound from computer.

You’ll need:

  • Speakers
  • Computer also with a sound card
  • A power socket to plug it with the speaker.

Strictly follow the mentioned procedures to add it with the speakers of your computer.

Step 1: Be sure your computer is turn off.

Step 2: Plug the speakers with the power outlet socket.

Step 3: Trace the 3.5mm jack and add it to back of the speakers to the cable. You can use this plug to add them with your computer tower.

Step 4: You will get numbers of round, small and color coded sockets to the back of the computer tower. One needs to plug the green one. There is a headphone symbol with it or be labeled ‘audio out’. To ensure a good connection, press the jack within this socket. When you get resistance, you have to stop it. Pressing much can damage the motherboard as all are added with the motherboard. If you use more pressure, you can damage the board.

Step 5: You get additional subwoofers in some speaker set up system. There remains a third speaker which gives bass sounds. At first you need to be sure whether you sound card support this multiple speaker or not. If the card supports the speakers, you have to follow color coding to the back of the tower to connect it. Plug the black jack into the black and the green jack to the green socket and so forth.

Step 6: Turn on computer and speakers and adjust the volume control. When you turn it on, probably your computer is set to play a small tune. If you hear it, the speaker is working or ready to use. Don’t think more though you don’t hear the sound.

Step 7: Computer can easily detect the addition of speakers to your system and then respond very well. May be, it says ‘New driver detected’ and require a short set up system. To change it appropriately, you have to click on the ‘yes’ option.

Step 8: Suppose you like to test the speaker whether it is working or not. Play something will let you know has a soundtrack. You can watch a clip on YouTube or pop a CD or DVD. Interesting thing is that you see sound occurs though a simple function is carried out. For example, you can hear a noise if you click a button to open the window or if an email comes.

Debbie L. Rush

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