Thank you very much for your response. Please let me go through it bit by bit:
1) Unfortunately my computer does not have any built in speakers, so I am unable to verify this.
2) Yes, all other USB Devices (Keyboard, Mouse, Printer, and USB Drives) work correctly.
I had found the link you provided last night. Unfortunately none of the tips here helped. As the speakers are USB, they do not interface with the sound-card in the computer. The troubleshooter was unable to find any problems, and there are no driver updates available.
Unplugging the speakers and plugging them back in has made little to no difference.
As the computer was empty, after posting this last night, I re-formatted the computer and installed Windows 8 again without the speakers plugged in. After installation, I performed all necessary Windows Updates, then plugged the speakers back in.
The system recognised them, and sound started playing!! Before moments later a message popping up saying 'The last connected USB Device did not install successfully' and the speakers becoming disabled again. This message is obviously incorrect as the speakers worked for all of a minute.
Any help you can provide is very gratefully received
Can you play music that is on a USB through the jbl speaker. We currently listen to music that is on our iPhone and iPod through our JBL Bluetooth JBL speaker. We also have music on a USB that we play in the car or through the laptop. How can we hear the music on the USB through our new JBL Bluetooth speaker. May 30, 2014.
Speakers That Play Music From Usb Device In Your Car
Make the most out of your computer's USB audio port. You can buy any USB Audio-compatible module, amplifier, speaker, headphone, or microphone (examples below), and simply plug it into your computer and you're pretty much good to go. It will be able to play music from any desktop or web app: MOG, Spotify, Rdio, Hype Machine Radio. Notably, many speakers with Bluetooth and Docking capabilities also have ports that will accept USB or SD cards full of media files. Some sample units from Amazon: Amazon.com: SYKIK TSME24 49W RMS Wireless 2.1 tower speaker with Bluetooth, docking station, Radio, SD & USB, remote with touch screen and LED: Electronics.