Preparing for the Windows to Mac Change

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aragorn234, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Aragorn234 macrumors member

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    So I finally put the order in for the top of the line Macbook Pro Retina.
    Big call as this is the last step back into the apple realm since the days of Apple IIE.

    I do have many peripherals that I will be calling obsolete (keyboards, mice, printers etc). There is however one set of devices I would like to retain,but unsure if I can......... Speakers

    They are a set of Logitech 5.1 Speakers that use 3.5 plugs into my WIndows PC. Is there a converter that I can use that will allow these speakers to connect to the MacBook Pro (USB, Thunderbolt or other).?
     
  2. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

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    The rmbp already has a 3.5 headphone jack. Otherwise you can buy an external usb soundcard with a 3.5 jack
     
  3. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    They will plug into the mac just fine. No need for adapters.
     
  4. Aragorn234 thread starter macrumors member

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    BlazednSleepy - how would they connect to the MBPR without some type of adaptor. There are left / right / centre connections

    THis is the system
    http://www.logitech.com/en-roeu/speakers-audio/home-pc-speakers/x-530

    I have had it for probably 4 years or so.
    Can anyone make suggestion on a product that I could use?

    I have a 7 port USB hub on its way (4 x USB 2.0 & 3 x USB3.0). I am planning to run Keyboard, Mouse, External CD Drive, Headphones & USB keys (when Needed). So I would run through that or directly connected to the units second USB port
     
  5. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    Well it seemed like you said it uses a 3.5mm connection. Thats why I assumed you wouldn't need any sort of adapter.
     
  6. Aragorn234 thread starter macrumors member

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    You may have misunderstood, it has multiple 3.5mm connectors (3 i think)
     
  7. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I misunderstood, sorry about that. Anyways.

    Did your speaker come with a little black box shaped adapter thing?
     
  8. valleydesign macrumors member

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    I have had the same setup for a while now. Idk if there is an adapter out there but you should have an "AUX In" on the speakers that you can run a 3.5mm from your headphone out on your mac to. The quality wont be as good but I doubt you will notice the difference
     

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