Brought a new Acer ED320QR and wondering if it has built-in speakers or not? Well, you are not alone. Many people have this question before or after getting this model of Acer monitor.
There are countless cases of Acer ED320QR owners getting confused due to the manual inside the box mentioning AUDIO INPUT PORT on their monitor.
However, when they try finding it, there is no such port, and no sound comes out of their monitor.
Do ACER ED320QR Have Speakers?
No, Acer ED320QR does not come with an inbuilt speaker. However, it has a 3.5mm audio output port that takes audio signals from your workstation, laptop, or PC via the HDMI port.
Older versions of Acer ED320QR had built-in speakers in them, which then got changed by the manufacturer.
So, if you got an older version from a hardware store or eBay, your model may find them having sound coming from it. Your luck.
Acer ED320QR Specifications Overview:
Following is a quick overview of Acer ED320QR Specifications and details.
- Screen Size: 31.5"
- Maximum Resolution: (Full HD)1920 x 1080@165 Hz
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Contrast Ratio: 4,000:1
- Response Time: 1 ms VRB
- Colour Supported: 16.7 Million
- Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM): 100,000,000:1
- Brightness: 300 cd/m²
- Backlight: LED
- Viewing Angles: 178° Horizontal, 178° Vertical
- Panel Type: VA (Vertical Alignment)
- Stand: Tilt (-5°~20°)
- Ports & Connectors :HDMI®, 1x DisplayPort, Headphone
- Power: 400 mW (Power Standby) ,300 mW (Power Off), 25.94 W (Power On)
- Colors: Black
- Tearing Prevention Technology: AMD Free-Sync
- VESA: Compatible (Yes)
How to check if the Acer ED320QR monitor has speakers?
It’s pretty easy to check if your Acer ED320QR has speakers or not.
Step 1: Press the second button right after the power button from the right side to access the menu Acer built-in monitor setting menu.
Step 2: Check if the Audio Setting tab is white or grey, third from the top. If it’s grey and not selectable, your Acer ED320QR version does not have a built-in speaker.
Why do I see Output Sound via Acer ED320QR Monitor is Audio Output Options?
Most people get confused after clicking the small little Speaker Icon in their windows control section after seeing an audio output option.
This option does come for all versions of Acer monitors, but you won’t be able to hear any sounds from your Acer ED320QR monitor.
The reason for missing sounds is the missing speaker hardware which does not come in the Acer ED320QR model, but other Acer monitors have. That’s why your windows still indicate an Audio Output option from your monitor.
So, as per Acer guidelines and specifications, an Acer ED320QR does not have a built-in speaker.