External Sound card

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fall3n, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. fall3n macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2006
    As all you know, iMacs don't support surround sound, which usb device would you guys suggest to get. Keep in mind that I may also get the EyeTV 250 so the sound card will need to work with this as well. I'm sure there's no problem, but I havn't done too much research yet. i should also add I'm considering getting a Wii, so i'd like to be able to hook it up to my iMac as well.
  2. T-Stex macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2006
    Hi. I bought the Griffin Firewave for my MacBook. It takes the firewire output from the computer, and allows for 5.1 surround sound. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but it seems like it should work pretty well.

    If you want to connect the Wii to the speakers, you won't be able to do it directly to the Firewave. However, a lot of speakers have inputs for external devices.
  3. fall3n thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2006
    hmmm. is firewave the only one? Does Creative not have one?
  4. CubeHacker macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    Creative Labs offers several USB sound cards that will work. However, whether the EyeTV will work with a USB soundcard is something you need to check out.

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