How to use headphones with apple tv?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Emrtr4, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Emrtr4 macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2006
    I am going to college next year and will be getting a dell display to use with my computer, but plan on taking my apple tv with me (I need some way to get HD movies). Obviously, the new dell 24 inch monitor has an HDMI input, but no audio output, so my question is there some way to plug headphones into the apple tv? Are there cables to convert the left and right channels into a standard female input that I can plug a pair of headphones into?

    I don't want to have to have a receiver in my dorm room, so if anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated.
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    You'll need a headphone pre-amp. Grado make one, although it is quite expensive...

    Google around a bit, the right thing is out there for you - kinda like a receiver except without the capability to drive speakers...
  3. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    In theory there should be a headphone jack in the Dell monitor if it has a HDMI port?
  4. szsiddiq macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2005

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