Connect M-Audio AV-40 to iMac: usb vs. headphone jack

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Nostromo, Aug 3, 2011.

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    Nostromo

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    Hi,



    I intend to buy the M-Audio AV40, currently at $123: http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studi...eakers/dp/B0051WAM64/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    I remember having read that you get better sound quality using e.g. a Behringer audio interface:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GHBYZ0/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_8?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Or:

    I could connect them to the headphone jack.

    But: my headphone jack has a bad connection. Once I unplugged the headphones and the internal speakers of my iMac went dead. I had to plug the headphones in again, and wriggle, and then the sound was back on.


    So: what is better: using an usb interface or the headphone jack?

    Thanks!
     
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    DustinT

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    Using the USB connection would be my first though. I'd try them both and see which you like better.
     
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    Nostromo

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    I actually decided against computer speakers. I'd rather connect a receiver to the usb port and then real speakers to the receiver.
     

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