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Connecting external speakerset to 'all in one PC' with just 1 headphone audio-out

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HP Pavilion All-in-One 27-R085nd
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)


I've just purchased an all in one PC (HP Pavilion All-in-One 27-R085nd) and want change my audio from the internal speakers to a external PC speaker set, still to be bought. I understand my only audio output is the headphone-out/mice-in at the bottom of my all in one (screen).


What set of external speakers can I buy and how to 'connect'.

- I already tried a (wireless) bluetooth speaker, but that is not recognized by the PC.

- I see some wired speaker sets with 3.5 mm jack, but I don't know whether my headphone-out connection can be used for external speakers?

- I also see there are usb wired speakers available; Is the HP Pavilion All-in-One 27-R085nd being able to use external speakerset via usb?


I cannot find any solution for my 'problem'on the internet nor on this HP forum (yet).



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Your heaephone out can be used for external speakers.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to attach speakers to your computer

Step 1: Ensure that the computer is turned off.

Step 2: Plug the speakers into the power socket.

Step 3: Locate the 3.5mm jack connected to the cable at the back of the speakers. You’ll use this plug to attach them to your computer tower.

Step 4: On the back of the computer tower are a number of small, round, coloured-coded sockets. The one to plug your speakers into is usually green. It may also be marked with a headphones symbol or be labelled ‘Audio out’.

Push the jack into this socket firmly to get a good connection. But don’t continue pushing if you meet any resistance – the socket is attached to the sound card on the computer’s mother board, and if you push too hard, you could damage it.

Step 5: In some speaker set-ups, there’s an additional ‘subwoofer’, a larger third speaker that provides bass sounds. Before plugging this in, find out if your sound card can support multiple speakers. If it does, follow the colour coding on the back of the tower as you connect the jacks – plug the green jack into the green socket, the black jack into the black socket and so on.

Step 6: Turn on your computer and speakers and adjust the volume control. Your computer is probably set to play a small tune when it’s turned on. If you now hear it, you’ll know that the speakers are on and working. But don’t worry if you don’t hear it.

Step 7: The computer should recognise the addition of speakers to your system and will respond accordingly. Possibly it will say ‘New driver detected’ and run through a short set-up process. You’ll need to click ‘Yes’ to allow it to make the appropriate changes.

Step 8: To test that your speakers are working, play something you know has a soundtrack. Pop a CD or DVD in the DVD drive or watch a clip on YouTube. You may also notice that sounds now occur when simple functions are carried out – for example, a noise when you click a button or open a window or when an email arrives.

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Sorry, your option(s) are unappropriate: There's no audio output at all! It is a "All-In-Obne" PC: just a screen (PC build in). I'd prefer the 5.1 audio system you decribed; however there's only a bluetooth connection possible! There's no 3.1 ort 5.1 sysrtem for bluetooth. I just found me a JBL Extreme (stereo) speaker.


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