Laptop external speaker connection issue ?


  1. Posts : 8
    Win 7 Win 10
       #1

    Laptop external speaker connection issue ?


    Hi
    I have Asus laptop in one of the rooms accessed via remote access.
    However I want to attach 5 meter external speaker wire in order for loud speaker to position in on location in another part of room.
    The problem is if I want to listen to any music after connecting the external speaker I am unable to listen sounds from laptop (therefore only sounds come from external speaker or vice versa).
    Question - how can I configure the laptop & external speaker connection to listen to sounds either from a) laptop
    b) external speaker
    (In other words not listening simultaneously but seperate as Left speaker versus Right speaker)?
    Any help would be appreciated?
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  2. Posts : 43,242
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Assuming your speakers are separately powered with a built-in amplifier- i.e. you connect them to your laptop in the same way as passive headphones- then you don't have the option to switch, as they will not appear as a separate device under Sound, Playback.

    If they were USB connected or bluetooth, that would be a different matter.

    I am, of course, assuming you're not trying to connect 100W passive speakers to your laptop...
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  3. Posts : 8
    Win 7 Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Assuming your speakers are separately powered with a built-in amplifier- i.e. you connect them to your laptop in the same way as passive headphones- then you don't have the option to switch, as they will not appear as a separate device under Sound, Playback.

    If they were USB connected or bluetooth, that would be a different matter.

    I am, of course, assuming you're not trying to connect 100W passive speakers to your laptop...
    I am using basic ordinary speakers with their own power supply + battery ones. The usb speakers turn off after 5 minutes of no use therefore no use for my purpose 24/7.

    I am thinking of having external speakers sound on when needed and also the laptop sound on as needed?
    I have no idea how to get both laptop + external speakers working seperately???
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  4. Posts : 43,242
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    And thank you for your reply.



    Let me try to put this a different way. As you are connecting analogue speakers using the headphone connection (I assume) then the situation is the same as if you used analogue headphones.

    If you don't see a different device appear here when you connect your headphones or speakers- you can't differentiate between them using Windows.
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    Let me put another way. To use your laptop's speakers, pull the speaker plug out.
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