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Types of Audio Connectors & Adapters

Types of Audio Connectors & Adapters

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Do you want to learn more about various types of audio connectors and adapters? You’ve come to the right place! We will list and explain to you the most common types of connectors you come across every day. But we won’t stop there. We’ll also help you learn how to make a difference between various terms you see when searching for an audio connector or an adapter. Therefore, you should definitely keep reading! The Basic Terms a Lot of People Struggle With Before we begin explaining the actual types of audio connectors and adapters, we think it’s important that we first cover all of the basics. So, let’s start with the most common questions users have. Jacks vs. Plugs vs. Connectors – What’s the Difference? We’re not planning on making this part any more confusing. So, we’ll put it
How to Connect Banana Plugs to Speakers?

How to Connect Banana Plugs to Speakers?

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Are you bothered by the exposed wires coming out of your speakers? Are the wires getting frizzy which makes the audio quality poor? We’re coming to your rescue! We recommend you to install banana plugs for the ultimate listening experience. So, if you want to learn how to connect banana plugs to speakers, keep reading this article. What Are Banana Plugs? No matter if you are an expert or someone without any experience in electronics, everybody has heard of banana plugs! In technical terms, banana plugs are single-wire electrical connectors. We use them to join wires to a device. In most cases, a banana plug has a shape of a cylinder with metal bulges which are called leaves.  Banana plugs Are Banana Plugs a Good Choice? It all depends on your preference. However, most
How to Connect 5.1 Home Theater to PC?

How to Connect 5.1 Home Theater to PC?

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You have just bought a brand-new 5.1 home theater system but don’t have enough money to buy some fancy gaming console, DVD, or a BluRay player to use with? Don't worry, we have come up with a great solution for you! We will assume that you already have your PC and that you can use it for movie-watching, listening to music, or playing video games. And guess what – it can also work with a surround sound system as a great replacement source device. Since many people don’t know that a PC can be connected to a home theater system, we have created this article to help you, and to explain how to connect your new 5.1 home theater system to your PC. The First Thing to Consider… If you want to connect your 5.1 home theater system to your PC, the first thing you need to check are the connections on
How to Make Your Speakers Sound Better?

How to Make Your Speakers Sound Better?

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Are you annoyed with your speakers’ sound quality? Do you think it’s time to invest in new speakers? Not so fast! We might be able to help you. We have a few tips on how to make your speakers sound better that could solve your issue for free or provide a much cheaper solution than buying brand new speakers. Let’s get started! Knowing Where to Put Your Speakers Did you know that placing your speakers correctly can make them sound better? Well, if you didn’t, chances are, your speakers are not positioned the best way. As a result, they don’t produce the best quality of sound they can. So, we’re starting out this article by helping you learn how to place your speakers to ensure they produce the best sound. Recommended speaker placement in a stereo system (source – Q Acoustics) Set u
USB Cable Types Explained

USB Cable Types Explained

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It’s easy to get confused with all the letters and numbers that follow different types of USB cables and connectors. Thankfully, we are here to make everything easier! Therefore, we came up with a detailed guide in which we’ll present the main USB cable types. We will also explain what the letters and the numbers in the USB names mean so you know exactly what to look for when you’re buying a USB cable. So, without further ado, let’s begin! The Letters that Come After “USB” in the Type Name The first thing you’ll probably see when checking out USB cables is that there are different letters assigned to various connectors. These letters indicate the exact type of the USB connector and customers can find them in the cable name, usually after a dash. So, we’ll begin our article by explaining
How to Pair Bose Soundlink Speakers?

How to Pair Bose Soundlink Speakers?

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If you have Bose Soundlink speakers, you might be confused by all of the buttons with different names and have no idea how to pair them with each other. Luckily, we are here to help! We will tell you exactly how to pair Bose Soundlink speakers, which buttons to press, and how to solve the most common issues users have with connecting their devices! Pair Bose Soundlink Speaker to a Phone Firstly, you will need to turn on both - your speakers and your phone. Don’t forget to turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone. Then, hold the Bluetooth button that’s located on the speaker for a few seconds. That will enable the speaker to be discovered by other devices. After that, find the speaker in your mobile Bluetooth settings and pair devices. In most cases, your phone will ask you for a code, which
How Can I Charge My Bluetooth Speaker Without a Charger?

How Can I Charge My Bluetooth Speaker Without a Charger?

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You’ve lost the charger of your Bluetooth speaker or you broke it, and now you’re wondering whether you’ll have to invest in a brand-new charger? Well, you might not have to! Depending on your exact issue, we may be able to help you avoid spending additional cash. So, if you want to learn how to charge your Bluetooth speaker if you don’t have the charger, you should definitely keep reading our article! Finding the Root of the Issue The first step in finding the solution to your problem is to, of course, detect the exact issue you’re dealing with. We will present you with a couple of problems and the best way to solve them. You Have the USB Cable but Your Charger is Broken   In case you have a functional USB cable that you can insert into your speaker, but your charger is t
Is JBL Better than Bose?

Is JBL Better than Bose?

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Are you thinking about buying a new piece of audio equipment and you’re not sure which brand you should look into? Both JBL and Bose have been praised by their customers for their high-quality, durable speakers. But, is JBL better than Bose? Or is it the other way around? Well, today, we will try to help you get answers to these questions. About JBL As stated on the JBL website, the company was founded over 70 years ago. Its founder, James Bullough Lansing, whose initials form the name of the company, manufactured speaker drivers for radios with his business partner. What started as a small idea turned into a company worth millions of dollars. Today, the company is owned by Harman International Industries. The holding company of Harman International Industries, by the way, is Samsu
How to Connect Surround Sound to TV Without HDMI?

How to Connect Surround Sound to TV Without HDMI?

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When people are buying new devices, especially audio and video equipment, they usually think that their features are the most important thing. The better the specs, the better the audio/video reproduction. However, there’s one thing that we all often neglect and that is the wiring. Using proper cables can significantly improve performance and provide you with more pleasure. One of the greatest achievements of modern technology, at least when it comes to audio/video equipment, is the introduction of HDMI cable. It has been with us since 2002 and many of you are probably using it constantly, especially when it comes to connecting your home theater speaker systems to a receiver or TV, but do you actually know what it is and how it works? Why Is HDMI So Important? HDMI stands for “high-de
How to Connect Speakers to TV Without Receiver?

How to Connect Speakers to TV Without Receiver?

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Getting a new TV? Don't worry because the chances are it's going to be great, especially in the picture quality department. But what about the sound? It seems that this aspect of the listening/watching experience is quite neglected because the quality of TV speakers is not really getting any better. This is the main reason why people tend to connect TVs to soundbars or active speaker systems and improve the overall audio quality. Usually, when connecting a TV to the speakers (passive speakers), you need a receiver. You connect all the audio sources (like a TV, gaming console, cable box, etc.)  to your receiver (via HDMI, HDMI ARC, or digital optical inputs/output or available analog connections) and then connect the receiver to the speakers.  However, some people don’t