external sound card for ALUM MB?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kelv1ntran, May 13, 2009.

  1. kelv1ntran macrumors member

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    is there an external soundcard option for mac's? i have logitech z-2300's and when i had them hooked up to my pc with a simple soundblaster external xfi card it sounded much cleaner. any suggestions? anything thanks
     
  2. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    Just about any external USB sound card will work on a mac. However, the quality might not be all that much better than the built in sound.
     
  3. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    why not just send the 1/8th out into a buffer/pre amp or something
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    I have an old griffin imic and cheap as it is, it's already much better than the output on my macbook.
     
  5. kelv1ntran thread starter macrumors member

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    what does that mean -_-?
     
  6. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    It means (I think) you should connect the audio output on your MacBook to a device that will process the sound itself before sending it out to your speakers.
     
  7. kelv1ntran thread starter macrumors member

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    so slap an amp on there? hmmmm very temping there is an extra home theater amp at home
     

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