5.1 surround sound with MBP suggestions?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Snowbound, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Snowbound macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    I'm looking to get a set of 5.1 speakers to use with my MBP and TV. I'm looking in to the Logitech z 5500 and 5300 but does anyone have suggestions for anything cheaper that's still good quality? They need to work with just the internal MBP sound card too...
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. Snowbound thread starter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    Hmmm you might be right, I'm not savvy enough to know the difference for audio. I know that when you go digital to analog in video you can lose quality but will the same happen with audio?
  4. jhamerphoto macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2007
    Creative makes a USB to 5.1 sound adapter I believe...

    Ahh yes, here it is


    Looks like the best/easiest/most affordable option.

    There's also an expresscard adapter and then you have to add a 5.1 upgrader to that, which will be bulky, inconvenient and twice as much

    At least USB can just unplug easily when you take your MBP out.

    EDIT: Sorry, I just realized it only works with Windows. I only thought of it because my friend with a windows laptop has one......*throws up*
  5. Snowbound thread starter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    Thanks for the suggestion. I actually just ended up with the logitech z5500s for $135 off craigslist. I thought it was a good deal...
  6. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Might as well get a real system for $240 and an optical cable to go with it.

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