Mac-compatible 5.1 or 7.1 external sound card (laptop)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by wide, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. wide macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    #1
    Hi--

    My dad, when he bought his dell in 2002, ordered a 5.1 dell THX sound system with this IMMENSE subwoofer. he hates it, and i have offered to take it off his hands.... my only problem is that I am a laptop user, and that I have a PC now and will have a Mac later...so i need a PC/Mac compatible sound card. does anyone have any suggestions?

    thanks

    wide
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

    homerjward

    Joined:
    May 11, 2004
    Location:
    fig tree
    #2
    if you get a 17" pb it has optical audio out which i believe is 5.1 but cmiw; i know nothing about surround sound. err...*looks for links*
    http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/SonicaTheater-main.html an m-audio usb surround sound card
    http://miglia.com/products/audio/harmonyexpress/index.html not quite sure but it seems to be a 5.1 usb sound card that's mac compatible. not sure what "virtual surround" is :confused:
     
  3. wide thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    #3
    thanks for the links, i think i'll go for the m-audio
     

Share This Page