How to Enable Monitor Speakers

By John Adebimitan

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your monitor speakers just refuse to work properly? Trust me, I’ve been there. It can be quite frustrating not being able to enjoy your favorite tunes or podcasts while working on the computer. Here are my tips on how to Enable monitor speakers.

Firstly, let me tell you that it’s usually because of incorrectly configured settings or cable connections that your monitor speaker is acting up. So don’t fret too much about it! The good news is that the process of enabling monitor speakers is very similar to standalone ones.

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The only difference lies in the type of connection used. Extra audio cables aren’t needed when connecting via HDMI or DisplayPort from your computer to the monitor. However, a separate 3.5 mm audio cable will be required if DVI or VGA connections are used.

Now let’s get into some more detail and figure out how we can enable those pesky little monitors so we can start jamming out again!

How to Enable Monitor Speakers

To enable your monitor’s speakers;

  1. Start by connecting your computer to the monitor with either an HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, or VGA cable
  2. Connect your monitor to the power supply and turn it ON
  3. Right-click on your desktop and select the recommended screen resolution
  4. Right-click the audio icon in your Windows taskbar and select playback devices
  5. Depending on the cable used for the connection, you will choose either the name of your monitor (if an HDMI or DisplayPort cable is used) or Speakers (if a DVI or VGA cable is used)
  6. If the list of devices is gray when you right-click the monitor name or speaker item, click Enable
  7. Then click the Set Default option to make your monitor speakers your computer’s default speakers
  8. Finally, click the Configure button and then Test to see if they’re working
  9. If prompted, restart your computer; otherwise, finish the operation by closing the dialog box.
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Why Get A Monitor with Speakers?

There are several advantages of using monitors with speakers. The significant advantage is that it is less expensive than purchasing external speakers. While buying a monitor with built-in speakers will cost more than purchasing one without, purchasing a monitor and a set of external speakers will cost considerably more.

Why Get A Monitor with Speakers?

Another advantage is the amount of space and clutter it saves. If you have a small workspace, a monitor with built-in speakers may be preferable over external speakers because they can take up a lot of room and require a lot of cables.

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What Features Should I Look for In A Monitor with Speakers?

When purchasing a monitor with speakers, you should consider getting one with high-wattage speakers. This indicates more power and better sound quality. You might also want to look into the number and position of speakers as it might affect the sound.

Why Get A Monitor with Speakers?

Apart from this, the criteria for choosing a monitor with built-in speakers are the same as selecting any monitor. Look out for your preferred resolution, screen size, and response time.

Why Get A Monitor with Speakers?

Are Monitor Speakers Worth It?

Yes, monitor speakers can be worth it. Many monitors come with built-in speakers that generally sound okay. Whether a monitor with built-in speakers is worth depends on what you need speakers for.

If you only need speakers for Skype or Zoom calls, online classes, movies, or that sort of thing, then some monitor speakers should be sufficient. However, if you are particular about audio quality and need excellent sound quality, you certainly should not count on monitor speakers.

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There are several benefits of using monitors with built-in speakers. For one, it costs less than buying external speakers.

While getting a monitor with built-in speakers would cost more than one without built-in speakers, buying a monitor and a set of external speakers would be even more expensive.

Alternatively, you could get a pair of good headphones if you need excellent sound quality but don’t have the budget for external speakers.

Another benefit is the space it saves. If you are working with limited space, you might want to opt for a monitor with built-in speakers since external speakers can take up quite a lot of space, but you could get a Bluetooth speaker.

If you eventually decide to go for a monitor with built-in speakers, we recommend ensuring they are manageable enough before committing to it.

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What Is an Integrated Webcam?

An integrated webcam is a built-in camera usually installed at most computers’ top of the screen. An integrated webcam generally functions similarly to a standard video camera. It is capable of streaming video or image signals in real time. However, the resolution is significantly lower than that of the handheld camera.

What Features Should I Look for In A Monitor with Speakers?

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Can I Connect External Speakers to My Monitor?

Yes, you can hook speakers up to a monitor if it comes with audio ports for this purpose. Alternatively, you can connect the speakers to an HDMI cable and plug that into the audio source. There are some more different ways to get sound from a monitor listed above.

How Do I Know If My Dell Monitor Has A Camera?

Most Dell Monitors have integrated webcams which are usually installed above the monitor’s screen. So if you are wondering if your Dell monitor has a camera, you can usually find it at the top of the screen.

Alternatively, you can access the device manager by right-clicking the Start icon on Windows and clicking on Imaging devices to check the built-in camera.

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