Using a monitor with built-in speakers can help save time, space, and money, but you’d have to sacrifice a bit of sound quality. If your monitor doesn’t have a built-in speaker or you absolutely cannot let go of that bit of sound experience, then you’d have to connect your monitor to an external audio device.
So Do Dell, LG, AOC, Samsung Monitors Have Speakers? In this article, we’d be sharing the answers to these questions. We’d also be sharing some of the best monitors that have speakers, so you make informed choices irrespective of the brand of monitor you’re looking to get. Finally, we’d share a few tips for enabling built-in monitor speakers, for getting the best sound quality from your monitors, and things to do if your monitor doesn’t give sound on speakers and headphones.
Do Samsung Monitors Have Speakers?
Most new models of Samsung monitors come out-of-the-box with speakers, while older Samsung monitor models often don’t come with speakers. While older models don’t come with speakers, though, they come with audio jacks that make connecting an external speaker to the monitor seamless.
So check either under or behind the monitor chassis to confirm if you have an audio jack for connecting headsets and external speakers.
If you’re looking to cop one with speakers then here are some we will recommend:
Otherwise, you’d want to get an external audio device that is best suited for Samsung monitors. Here are some of our top speakers for Samsung monitors:
Do LG Monitors Have Speakers?
Not all LG monitors have built-in speakers. LG monitors come in different models, sizes, and specs, some of which may cater to your productivity, gaming or Netflix needs. Instead of disposing of your monitor, we recommend getting an external speaker and just use this to improve the audio experience. Most LG monitors with built-in speakers don’t have the best speaker quality on the market, especially when you’re on a budget.
Here are some LG monitors that come with built-in speakers:
Do AOC Monitors Have Speakers?
Most AOC monitors now have speakers built-in, while a few older models and cheaper ones do not come with speakers out-of-the-box and you would need to buy either a headphone or an external speaker to enjoy sound via the 3.5mm audio jack on these monitors.
If you are looking to cop an AOC monitor with built-in speakers? One good one is:
Do Dell Monitors Have Speakers?
Most new Dell monitors come out-of-the-box with some of the loudest external speakers of any monitor brand while older dell monitors don’t come with speakers. Even though most are without built-in speakers, older Dell monitor models come with audio jacks that make connecting an external speaker to the monitor fast and easy.
Here are some of the best Dell monitors with speakers:
How to enable built-in speakers on your monitor
Right-click on the sound or speaker icon on the bottom right corner of your monitor display >> Select playback devices >> Select your monitor speakers and set them as default >> Finally, click on Test to confirm that they are working
How to connect your monitor to an external audio device
First, confirm that your monitor has audio connection jacks for headphones or speakers (Some monitors come with both) >> Then purchase a stereo audio aux cable >> Connect one point to the audio port on your monitor and the other to your speaker >> Follow the steps above and select the speaker as your playback device >> Then test to confirm audio
For headphones, simply connect the aux cable that came with your headphones to the audio port on the monitor or connect your headphones to your monitor via Bluetooth
Note: You can also use the Bluetooth connection for wireless speakers
Things to Do If Your Monitor Doesn’t Give Sound on Speakers and Headphones
Are you unable to get sound from your speaker on your built-in speakers, headphones, headsets, and external loudspeakers, here are some things to do if your monitor doesn’t give sound on speakers and headphones.
Confirm audio is enabled
Confirm that the audio on your monitor is not muted. Do this by checking the sound/ speaker icon on the bottom right corner of your display, and make sure it doesn’t have a red circle with a slash over it. If it does, simply unmute by double-clicking the icon and adjusting the volume or clicking on the blue sound/speaker icon. Also, check that your audio is not disabled for applications.
Check the connection
- The audio port is usually located at the top, back, or front of the monitor depending on which monitor you have. If the port is not labeled, then check for the color, it is usually green.
- Confirm that your headphones or speaker are turned on and connected to the port. If your headphones or speaker has its volume control, then ensure it is set to an audible level.
- If you are using a Bluetooth connection, then confirm that the devices are paired, and once again, check the volume.
- If you are using the built-in speakers of your monitor, then confirm that the HDMI cable is correctly connected and the speaker is selected as the default playback device.
Check your speakers or headset
The problem could be from your speaker or headphones, in that the device is faulty or damaged. Examine the device carefully to detect or confirm any damage.
Confirm Playback device
Confirm that your monitor is not already connected to one device while you are trying to connect it to another. Bluetooth devices automatically connect to other devices that they are paired with, this might make it a bit difficult to notice when it is connected and you might forget to swap the selected playback device. So always remember to confirm the selected playback device when facing this issue.
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Check the driver or sound card
If hardware fixes don’t work, then a software fix might.
Try doing a driver update by right-clicking the Windows icon, select ‘Device manager’ >> open ‘Sound, video, and game controllers’ to identify your device >> right-click on the device, and then select ‘Update driver’ >> you can also try to reinstall your driver if it is damaged >> Do this by right-clicking the audio driver in the device manager and select ‘Uninstall device’ >> Reboot your system after this, your monitor will install the latest driver when it boots.
Turn OFF Audio enhancements
Turning ON audio enhancements might sometimes cause audio issues.
To turn off enhancements on your monitor, search for ‘Control Panel’ from the start menu >> open it, select ‘Hardware and sound’ >> then select ‘Sound’ >> right-click default device below the ‘playback’ tab and select ‘Properties’ >> select ‘disable all enhancements’ or the ‘disable’ option in the enhancements tab and finally, click on ‘OK’ to effect changes.
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