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Two external speakers, one laptop

By MhmdHarfouche
Mar 28, 2013
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  1. Hey people,

    So I've got myself two external speakers for my laptop.

    The first speaker is a soundbar that just connects with a simple usb plug & the other is a normal usb speakers that connects with a usb & a 3.5mm jack, & my question is how could I get them to work all together at the same time if it's possible?!!
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,945   +900

    Did you try plugging each into 2 USB ports? If that doesnt work try plugging 1 in through USB and the other in the 3.5MM jack.
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  3. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Guru Posts: 1,002   +11

    I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's pretty much close to it. currently windows does not allow you to set two default sound devices simultaneously, so it will not work.

    the reason is because your first USB speaker already have its own sound processor, and windows sees this as one sound device. if you attach the other speaker into 3.5mm plug into the onboard sound of your PC, this means it will use the onboard sound device instead.
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  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,945   +900

    I was wondering that, I didnt think Windows supported more than 1.
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  5. MhmdHarfouche

    MhmdHarfouche TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Yeah it turned out its not possible, I'll just use the sound bar, thanks alot people !
  6. urostor

    urostor TS Rookie

    I think it is possible, try the approach that I suggested in my thread. I can't post a link to it because techspot treats it as spam, but it's relevant. Look for my other post.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,432   +218

  8. MhmdHarfouche

    MhmdHarfouche TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    urostor .. it worked, thanks alot ! :D


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