external speakers?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by FortWorthMac, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    the parched earth of North Texas
    Hello all,

    I am thinking of adding a set of external speakers w/sub to my iMac. The problem is I am not sure of how/if it's possible. All the products I see all come with several cables to be plugged in presumably to a Windows based PC.

    Below is one of the sets I was looking at earlier today at Best Buy:


    So I guess my question is, is there a way to make external speakers with a sub work on one's iMac?

  2. rhyx macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    Just find speakers that use a 3.5mm miniplug.
  3. superman666 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    Funny you should ask... I just bought these speakers in question AND JUST posted about them a thread below this:


    There is a somewhat noticeable 'fuzz' sound when the volume of the speakers is set high and no music is playing... but I really enjoy the sound quality (especially after enduring music without any subwoofer). I think you'll like 'em, especially with the cheap pricetag.
  4. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    any speakers will work. you can get 5.1 out of that jack too.

    as you can with the airport express.
  5. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    the parched earth of North Texas
    Then what kind of adapter is needed? All of the 5.1 speakers I've seen all have gobs of wires. and of course, the Mac only has 1 input.

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