If you're trying to use our USB speakers with your Raspberry Pi, you may need to check your output settings before they will output any sound.
You may also just be hearing 'clicks' - we have a solution for that below too.
Note: We strongly recommend selecting the audio source from the Raspberry Pi Desktop interface if possible.
From the Raspberry Pi OS Desktop:
- Right-click the audio icon in the taskbar and select the correct (USB) audio device.
In the terminal:
- In a terminal window, Run 'cat /proc/asound/modules' to see what devices are being detected.
- The USB speaker is usually listed as device 1. With the device number of the USB speakers you can now test the audio in a way that tells the test to use the USB speaker (usually device 1). If the device number is different, change the bold number below to match.
- Run 'speaker-test -c2 -twav -l7 -D plughw:1,0' - that should play a female test voice through the speakers.
I'm hearing clicks!?
- Some of our customers have fixed the clicking sound issue by opening a terminal window, running 'alsamixer', selecting the audio device and turning the volume down below 50.
ALSA Default Sound Output
- Additional feedback from customers indicated the following fix to resolve default hardware selection issues and L/R output correction (defining the default ALSA source as hw:1 - assumes the device is seen as hw:1) by using the following Asoundrc file contents: