external sound card pc or mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by judasdeth, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. judasdeth macrumors newbie

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    Hey im new i just got my macbook pro 13" and im goin to be using it as my desktop but i ran into a problem. I want to run my 5.1 surround sound on it but it has 4 plugs goin into my desktop and my laptop obviously only has one headphone jack. I have a Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speaker. I have been looking at usb sound cards and stuff but i need it to be compatible with a xp and mac os x. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. judasdeth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea about that price but not going to $100. The problem with that sound card is it isnt compatible with mac it says it on their website
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    At $100, you could probably get two separate ones for that price.
     
  5. judasdeth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wut about using this to get it down to one audio input and being able to use the mbp surround sound or virtual surround sound usb card?
     
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    There are a lot of products like that, RadioShack makes one that is less octopus looking. You won't have true surround sound, you will simply have the same amount of noise coming out of every speaker. Which is fine for some people, not so fine for others...
     

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