Before I decided to create my home theater system I knew little to nothing about speakers. Due to my eagerness to create the ultimate media and entertainment room, I had to roll up my sleeves and do some bit of research. It helped a lot to not only read data I could find online but to also spend some time speaking with various store employees who provided info that was truly helpful. Anyone looking to create their own theater should understand how to connect a powered subwoofer to a receiver without subwoofer output properly. What is a subwoofer? A subwoofer or sub is a loudspeaker that was designed to produce audio frequencies that are low pitched aka sub bass and bass frequencies. For consumer products, the standard sub frequency ranges between 20-200 hertz while live professional sound is below 100Hz. Although the term subwoofer refers to the speaker driver in common PARLANCE it generally refers to the sub driver that is mounted in a speaker cabinet and it comes with a built in amp. Subwoofers are generally plug and play with ports that are labeled aptly for easy installation . In the event however that you find yourself wanting to know how to connect a powered subwoofer to the receiver without subwoofer output, here are some methods I have used that worked well for me.
Plugging into my headphones to listen to music or watch videos on my computer is something I do fairly often along with taking on Skype and video calls for meetings and quick catch-ups with family. Needless to say, my earphones get a lot of use on a near day to day basis. For me to run into pesky headphone related issues is not unheard of. Assuming that the accessory is no longer functioning correctly often leads to replacing it with new ones since my computer seems unable to detect its presence. What other explanation, after all, is there for its malfunction, right? Interestingly enough, I am not the only computer user who thought that faulty headphones must be due to regular wear and tear. Reports have shown that complaints regarding this issue is fairly common with users running Windows 8 or Windows 10. Thankfully, I have found several quick fixes on how to fix headphone jack on the computer. Solution #1 Run the troubleshooter Windows systems come with a built-in troubleshooter that especially tackles any issues encountered when the computer fails to detect or recognize headphones. These are the essential steps for Playing Audio troubleshooting: 1. On your keyboard, press on the Windows logo key. Next, type in “troubleshoot” then select Troubleshoot when it appears on your monitor. 2. Select Playing Audio, followed by the option to Run the troubleshooter. Select Next. 3. Choose headphones then right after click Next. 4. Make sure to click No Do not open Audio Enhancements before selecting Playtest sounds. 5. Follow the prompt. If no sound was heard, sleuth I didn’t hear anything option. This will cause Windows to reinstall the driver for audio. Simply follow the additional on-screen instructions to finish the diagnostics. Solution #2 Repair hardware issues
- Try using a different jack to hook your headphones onto. It is possible that the USB port being used is already dead. By plugging into another port, you can determine whether it is the headphones or the jack itself that is at fault.
- Using headphones with a different device is one quick way to test its functionality. Connect to a mobile phone or to another computer to fully test out if it is in working order.