I saw several people in the picture gallery that have their setups connected to monitors. I have a pair of Rokit that I want to hook up to my MacBook. I went to my music store and bought a 1/8th inch to 1/4th, but the signal was wacked. I guess the output on the MacBook is unbalanced, and the monitors are balanaced? I ended up hooking them up with the unbalanced RCA jacks on the back of the monitors, and its sounds fine now, but I'm not sure I'm missing something by going from balanced to unbalanced. Is there some trick to hooking up powered monitors to your MacBook?