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Can i connect HP550 with good quality audio system?

Q: Can i connect HP550 with good quality audio system?

Hi.

my friend have HP550 laptop and he wanna connect good quality audio system (for house party, something like that), but he's not sure about that move...he thinks that his HP550 won't be able to take the pressure. Well, i'm not sure eather.

He always thinks that somehow his laptop will burst or something, some parts will be destroyed. He's never take any risk.

Anyone?

Thanks.

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A: Can i connect HP550 with good quality audio system?

I can't see any problem with connecting your laptop to a good sound system.I would connect a mini mp3 player and expect it to work.The same principle as dropping an ipod into a docking station

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-i-connect-hp550-with-good-quality-audio-system.943279/
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Contextant driver is bad and so is windows 8.1 generic driver.

please help

A:Satellite Pro U400 - audio quality not good

To be honest, I have no idea what you mean exactly by ?quality is awful?.
I owned an Satellite U400 notebook is the past and I have to say that the sound quality was good enough.

The Satellite U400 is a small 13.3? notebook and the speakers were fitted to the notebook dimensions.
The Conexant sound chip is part of the motherboard and you will not be able to replace it.

If you want to use another sound card, you can try to use an external USB audio interface.
I use such external sound solution for my home recording studio.

The audio interface is connected to notebook?s USB port and the external speakers are commenced to the external audio interface.

By the way: Satellite U400 isn't is the list of Win 8.1 supported notebooks... so you will not find any Win 8.1 drivers for this unit on Toshiba driver website.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?81141-Satellite-Pro-U400-audio-quality-not-good
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A:Good audio for my new system

Why are those your only options? Seems to me you'd want to take advantage of your new setup... go big son, get a 5.1 setup.

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A:Quality of Smart phone audio vs standard LAPTOP PC audio

I have a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone and a new iPad3, but I would never consider them my "primary" audio playback devices.

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My Bad.

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Hi John,
took a long time to reply to this post(in my eyes)
this will open a can of worms i feel far too subjective,but here goes 
 
1 far too many variables
2 depends on a good source
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Right let's see if I can now work through these.
 
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2a A good source is vital (although there are plenty of audio editors to help) it's very hard to improve on an original,so the best thing to do is make sure you have the best source.
 
 
 
Sorry been called away (I will continue ASAP)
 
Hedge   

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/546254/copying-cds-to-computer-not-as-good-quality-as-recording-through-audials/
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A:How to ensure that i have picked a perfect photo paper for good quality printing?

whats the printer
what size paper are you planning to use

whats the source ?

i have tried using papers designed by the same manufacturer as the printer
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A:How to ensure that i have picked a perfect photo paper for good quality printing?

I have closed your other post as the qustions will overlap and we will not see all the answers, which can get confusing

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but the quality of the photo is not satisfactoryClick to expand...

can you explain why

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A:poor audio quality

Your system is not compatible for Windows 7 since there is no audio drivers for Windows 7. If the system is compatible with Windows Vista or XP I recommend sticking with that.

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Come on. No one can even help me on THIS?
 

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A:Poor quality Audio

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How about more details?

On 1 song or all songs?

Always at the same point in a given song?

On mp3s, waves, or any file format?

Is this a recent development?

What player are you using?

If it's a recent development and everything was fine at one time, how has your PC been altered since everything was fine? New hardware? Software updates?

Etcetera. More info needed.

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A:Inspiron 660, Windows 10, Bad audio quality

Did you install this conexant audio driver dated 10/16/13?Audio_Driver_9VFXH_WN_8.50.12.0_A00.EXEYes, you could disable the onboard audio in the Bios- Advanced field and then add any PCIe x1 sound card to one of the three PCIe x1 motherboard slots.

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A:Low quality audio inspiron 5437

hugorafael17Is there anyway to use windows native driver and make the headset mic work?
No.
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A:Improve Realtek HD Audio Sound Quality!

The link doesn't works:

Please read all the docs at http://audio.rightmark.org/download.shtml.

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A:Do Audio Video Cables quality matter much?

Red,White audio RCA are much the same.
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But it also depends where you are.This is a N American reply,not GB.
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Hi dontstopbelieving,
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A:Audio jack giving out muffled, bad quality sound

Nevermind. I just hooked up a pair of speakers with audio ports of their own into the back, and it works pretty well.

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Originally Posted by mightycee79


Hi All

i am at the end of my tether with this machine. the sound quality is terrible. the only way i can hear anything is if i am in a silent room and then its difficult to hear. i bought the laptop brandnew so i doubt its the speakers as the sound as always been this bad. i have updated my drivers and still my audio is woeful. please help!

regards

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Hi,
Welcome to the forums, you could try installing Dolby Home Theatre 4, installation instructions are in this link:https://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/attach...eater%20v4.pdf
HTH.

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