Audio for an Apple Dorm

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by njdevil, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. njdevil macrumors member

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    Decided I need to get some kind of proper audio situation sorted for my dorm room next semester, I have a budget of up to $200. Uses would be gaming, movies and music

    I've got a MBP, a PS3, 26"TV, an iPod I'd like to be able to dock and an Airport Express. I'm trying to figure out how (or if) I can connect all these sources to a single output easily, so I don't know if I should go with a headset or speakers.

    Headsets would probably make sense since I could use them and not wake the neighbours or anything. The Sony PS3 7.1 Headset looks like a pretty good deal, but I've heard the surround sound doesn't work on Mac or PC so that diminishes the allure somewhat.

    However I think I just like the idea of speakers a lot better- right now I'm looking at the Audioengine A2s, but they don't have an iPod dock.

    So really I'm just asking if anyone has good advice for audio setups for a college dorm- specific speakers or perhaps headset recommendations would be great. I'm fairly new to the world of audio equipment so any help would be awesome!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I'd go with some headphones. The Sony MDR series are excellent quality at a reasonable price.
     
  3. estrides macrumors regular

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    Swan Speakers if you can get em cheap. They are AWESOME.
     
  4. njdevil thread starter macrumors member

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    Just out of curiosity, anyone here used the PS3 headset with a mac? does Surround sound work?
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You could connect the a2's to your expess and then use AirPlay for your mac and iPod using the RCA side to your tv for ps3/films etc
     
  6. njdevil thread starter macrumors member

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    So I could have speakers connected to both an Express and a TV at the same time? I didn't know I could do that, thanks!
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Providing you don't feed both audio sources at the same time.
     

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