Windows 10: Non-powered Speakers and Windows 10

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    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       26 Jun 2018 #11

    fireberd said: View Post
    One other issue. Computer speakers have built in shielding to avoid any induced noise from the PC or components. Non computer speakers do not have the shielding.
    The shielded speakers that I remember were magnetically shielded, so they could be placed close to CRT monitors. LCD monitors are not sensitive to magnetic fields, so they don't require magnetically shielded speakers.
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       26 Jun 2018 #12

    CountMike said: View Post
    Ones like top one are powered from mains and connect to your output in the computer. Ones like second one have own digital to analog converter and are also powered by USB. Speakers powered from USB usually have lower sound levels because of USB's lower voltage and power output.
    Just to put numbers on them, the Logitech S150 are rated at 1.2W. I don't find a number for the "Blackweb" speakers, but they plug directly into 110V AC. (I'm a little surprised that they have no external power supply.)

    It's also possible to just use USB as a data only connection. My Kef Egg speaker pair is connected that way. I don't use any sound card in the PC, built in or discrete.
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       26 Jun 2018 #13

    bobkn said: View Post
    (I'm a little surprised that they have no external power supply.)
    I have a couple pairs of speakers with the AC directly into one speaker and 1 set with a Sub-woofer that plugs directly from an outlet into that big speaker.
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  4.    26 Jun 2018 #14

    This is what I the time they were $29.99 and were on sale for $19.99. I couldn't pass them up.
    Logitech Z313 Computer Speaker System with Subwoofer

    Now I see they've doubled in So far they have completely surpassed my expectations and going on 10 yrs now. Best speaker system I ever bought.
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