We have to rely on our computers for almost every digital need and whether it's music, skype or any essential command, sound is efficient in every aspect.
Good speaker arrangement is important for your computer's quality audio performance.
As a laptop user, you don't have to worry much about speaker setup since this already includes a built-in system; however, the case is quite different for PC owners.
Here's what you should do in order to set up an audio system by connecting speakers to your PC:
1. Gather All the Things
Firstly, prepare your checklist.
Computer? Well-functioning? Connected to a monitor and a keyboard/mouse? Check.
A standard speaker set consisting two tweeters (right and left) minimum? Check.
You won't need additional amplifier in this case. PC speakers are generally equipped with their own amplifier for less complication and more compact design. However, you can go for another one if you want to, it's just not that necessary.
Now, many packages come with their own subwoofer. Tweeter is all good, provides with everything that's necessary for a fulfilled audio demand. But subwoofer gives low end frequencies a big push, which ain't possible with tweeter amplification. So, you may consider adding a subwoofer as well.
You can enhance the system by adding more channels. However, this doesn't seem necessary considering the fact that two speakers and a subwoofer are enough for decent audio delivery.
2. Turn Off the Computer
Not just here, you should be careful every time you're dealing with electronic items. You don't know what's waiting in the future. One slight mistake can cost your whole life. Turn the PC off first, and then start.
3. Match and Pair Up
It's time for picking up those cords, match them with sockets and start plugging. The speaker cables always feature 3.5mm jack, and are distinguished by color.
Check the back of the CPU, all the ports are located there. You'll see a green port, it's added for connecting the speaker. For more detailed attribute, 'Audio Out', 'A/O' or 'headphone' sign can be featured above, detect and locate that port.
Now, take the speaker cord and gently push it into the port. Remember, the pattern inside the port decides the amount of signal transmission. So it's important to connect the cord correctly. You may have noticed, sometimes the speaker fails to provide with all the frequencies or sounds distorted. This actually happens when the cord isn't connected to the port correctly, the pattern inside can't recognize some signals due to misplacement.
The work here is done, unless you're adding a subwoofer. Before connecting a subwoofer, check the back of the CPU for recquired port. After detecting the port, pair it up with the driver. Usually it's green, but color can vary from computer to computer.
4. Turn Your PC On
Once all the cords are connected to places, turn the computer on. The speaker system will start functioning right with the CPU.
The monitor will show that the OS has detected a new system. Confirm it and test your speaker's performance. Most computers are installed with a certain program for testing, otherwise you'll have to download one.
Suppose, you can't hear anything or the sound is coming distorted, what should you do? Reach out for those speaker cords connected to the CPU and adjust them properly. If this doesn't solve the problem, the error is most likely to be in your computer or the speaker system itself.
Anyway, follow the steps above for an easy setup and some good audio performance afterwards. If everything's alright, this will work just fine.