Audio through cinema display (via usb to mini jack?)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by erd787, May 30, 2010.

  1. erd787 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2008
    I use a Macbook Pro that, when I'm at home, is "docked" to the LED Apple Cinema Display (i.e. all my peripherals go through the USB in the display, so I just have to plug in the power, USB, and mini display port). Unfortunately, if I want audio through my external speakers (Cinema Display speakers aren't very loud), I have to plug that in to my laptop. If I buy a USB-to-mini-jack adaptor and plug that into the monitor, will it solve this problem?

    Thanks everyone for your help. I really appreciate any help you guys can offer. My ultimate Mac "home station" is nearly complete, but this mini jack thing has been bothering me.
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    I have the same setup and do not have this problem with my bose usb speakers. Maybe it could work with a powered usb hub connected to your display.
  3. erd787 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2008
    Yes I should clarify that I have nice speakers with mini jack input. I'm not trying to buy a new set of speakers unless the adaptor is more than the $70 or whatever new speakers are gonna cost. I have a powered USB hub (the cinema display USB ports are powered, I could plug it in there).

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