Computer Audio (CA) Basics: An Introduction

Getting music out of a computer is easy—just hit “Play”. If you want the music coming out of your computer to sound more like music and less like chipmunks trapped in a shoe box, you’ve come to the right place.

There are three basic ways to get this done; send your computer-resident music to your headphones, to external speakers, or to a hifi. Each of these hardware solutions rely on software to get the job done right. The final piece of the CA puzzle is your music. You’ll want to address all three to get the best sounding music experience.

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Further Reading

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