optical sound help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by greenbreadmmm, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. greenbreadmmm macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    so im confused, iv read other posts on this but am still confused. So if i get a optical cable with the mini converter and plug it into my headphones port? it will get me better sound and will fit? i have a mbp by the way, and the logitech z 5500's
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    either get a standard TOSLINK cable and a TOSLINK to mini-TOSLINK adapter or get a mini-TOSLINK to TOSLINK cable. Yes, the sound quality will be better.
  3. appleguru1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2003
    You got it; plug in the optical cable to your MBPs headphone jack, and you get optical out ;)
  4. Analbarbiturate macrumors member

    May 20, 2007
    Land of the Lost
    I have been using optical from my MacbookPro to my receiver powering some decent speakers for a while. Optical is always better.

    You will need the Toslink 3.5mm to mini adaptor as previously stated.

    You won't find that dollar part in any Circuit City, Best Buy, Radio Shack, PC Richards, etc.
    No one will know what the hell you are talking about if you go there and ask either.
    Also, none of their optical cables have that part included. Some use to have the adaptor inside.

    If you don't have one order it online.

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