LG ultrawide, Logitech 5.1 setup...Help?

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  1. VWGOLFR macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a 2016 15 inch macbook pro and needing advice regarding my desk setup with the following components, which I am planning to purchase. My goal is to get 5.1 audio from the Logitech speaker system and utilize 3440 x 1440 resolution at 60hz from the lg ultrawide display from my macbook. Also of note, the audio output on newer macbooks is not optical as it was on previous macbooks. Your help is greatly appreciated in advance.

    1) Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System (has optical in)

    https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Surround-Sound-Speaker-System/dp/B004M18O60

    2) LG 34UC99-W (usb-c monitor)

    https://www.amazon.com/LG-34UC99-W-34-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B06XRWWKBD



    Possible solutions for video

    I’m not sure if usb-c to usb-c will work? So I looked at other options.

    I believe I can use a usb-c to display port adapter. (maybe best bet)

    https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13234

    Or another option would be this usb-c to hdmi adapter which reportedly supports 4K at 60hz

    https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=103&cp_id=10330&cs_id=1033001&p_id=21880&seq=1&format=2

    http://www.belkin.com/us//F2CU038/p/P-F2CU038/

    Another possible solution, OWC thunderbolt 3 dock, but its $300!!

    https://eshop.macsales.com/preorder/owc-thunderbolt-3-dock/



    Possible solutions for audio

    HiFime Sabre 9018 USB TYPE C to DAC (with optical out) (seems like best option)

    https://hifimediy.com/Sabre-9018-Type-C-DAC

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Audio System with SBX SB1095 (however on their website states this doesn’t support mac)

    https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Surround-System-SB1095/dp/B0044DEDCA/

    Or SYBA usb 2.0 to optical adapter (maybe plugged into a port on the monitor)

    https://www.amazon.com/External-Adapter-Optical-Windows-SD-AUD20101/dp/B006SF68P2



    Researched webpages:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...eakers-to-my-2017-imac.2053113/#post-24739013

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/new-lg-38uc99-w-compatibility-with-macbook-pro.1996637/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrawidem..._pg348q_be_used_with_2016_macbook_pro_a_3440/

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7934683?start=0&tstart=0

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7818763?start=0&tstart=0

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7811805?start=0&tstart=0
     
  2. VWGOLFR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update:
    Found this youtube video of MBP with LG 38UC99 and apparently passing video and charging the macbook with a single usb-c cable. Although its unclear what resolution and refresh rate.

     

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