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Additional thoughts to cover
- OEM computers usually tend to come with very cheap speakers.
- Some computer monitors have built-in speakers but they are not good either.
- Laptops too have builtin speakers.
- Some computer speaker come with a subwoofer.
- Some speakers such as that one pictured in the article, has outage for plugin headphones.
- Powered speakers ?
- Computer speakers are to be connected to green or black contact on soundcard?
- Some computer displays have a small built-in speaker.
Speaker price range paragraph removed
I removed this paragraph:
Computer speakers range from a basic pair of speakers to 7.1 surround sound speakers with advanced features. The high-end surround sound speakers give the best sound for computer gaming but are rather expensive. The price ranges from $350.00 for a top of the line set to $4.99 for a set of rather cheap speakers.
It seems to me the first sentence is only true at the present time (there are presumably constant innovations, though if someone wanted to reinsert the sentence they could use as of 2005, when it was written), the second sentence rather obvious, and the third appropriate only at the present time in the United States. --Galaxiaad 01:00, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Internal speakers no longer necessarily low-fi
The quote... Computer speakers, or multimedia speakers, are speakers external to a computer, that disable the lower fidelity built-in speaker ... doesn't really hold water now. There's an interesting blog post by Larry Osterman about the history of internal speakers and system beeps. He says that Microsoft (and by Microsoft, here he means himself, as a Microsoft employee working on this task) has moved the System.Beep functionality into the "user mode system sounds agent", which is simply to say that with 64-bit Windows, the old-school, 8254 style, lowfi internal speaker requirement is going away. As Osterman says, "... we weren't trying to solve the console beep problem - we were solving a manufacturing cost problem." By moving the lowfi beep from "deep inside the win32k.sys driver", lowfi internal speakers are no longer implicitly required in the US for workstations running Microsoft OS, and those speakers can be removed.
The upshot is, I think, that newer computers don't have to have lowfi speakers. At the same time, some now have hifi internal speakers, as is listed in the specs of the one I'm using now -- "Integrated High Definition audio with internal speaker". I'd also add that Macintoshes have had hifi internal speakers since at least the LC, correct?
So the assumption that external speakers disable a lowfi internal speaker has two logical faults: 1.) That all computers are required to have lowfi internals, which they now don't, even implicitly with a Windows OS, and 2.) That if they do have internal speakers, they're not hifi, which some are.
Photo should be changed
I do believe it would be better if the photo at the beginning of the article is changed to a pair of old ones from some company that no longer exists. Because now this is just plain advertisement of Logitech. Since this is not an article of Logitech's products it is unnecessary to do so. If this is not the case and I'm wrong than the description under the image should point out the model and the company where this product comes from. (Rbaleksandar (talk) 11:31, 19 February 2012 (UTC))
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