External Soundcard - Still plays through macbook speakers?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Degradable, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2007
    Firstly I'd like to say I have searched google and the forums and can't find anything which helps with my problem...

    I have jus bought X540 5.1 Logitech Speakers and have been playing them through the headphone slot on the macbook and using the matrix mode to make it 5.1 surround sound but I was told by using an external sound card I could get better quality sound..

    So I bought a Sound Blaster Surround Sound 5.1 card from creative: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-70...rround/dp/B000KFQTD2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    I can't figure out how to get the macbook to recognize it and play music through my speakers? I've plugged the 3 plugs from the back of the subwoofer into the soundcard at the back like it says and I've plugged in the USB to the mac...

    Am I missing something? The mac just continues to play from the macbook speakers...

    What do I need to do??

    Cheers in advance.
  2. macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2007
    haha, i suppose we were all noobs at some point

    you need to go to audio midi settings and set your outputs to your soundblaster
  3. macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    System Preferences - Sound - Output Tab

    Change your settings. That's the most basic of things to do.

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