Sound output on MBP & best external speakers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by askywalker, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. askywalker macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2007
    2 audio questions:

    1) What do you recommend for external speakers? I'd like something that sounds nice (mostly music & personal video editing), is fairly small (needs to fit on my desk), and around $100 to $200. I heard the Z-10's are pretty good?

    2) I am nervous about my sound output on my new MBP (15" 2.4). I have a Cambridge Soundworks setup that I used with my Dell, but for some reason plugging my new MBP doesn't work. Same goes for a pair of boston acoustic speakers. On my windows desktop I need to choose the 'digital audio output only' in the sound setup to get the Boston Acoustics to work - so I tried looking for a similar option on the Mac. The cable looks like it should work - fits in the headphone jack right? No sound... Anything I can try? Is there some kind of breakout cable I should try?

  2. Megatron macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2005
    1) For a simple 2.1 system, I really like the Klipsch Promedia 2.1. You should be able to find them for $100-150.

    2) Do you have a simple pair of headphones? Try using that and see if you get any audio output from the MBP headphone jack first.
  3. askywalker thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2007
    I will check them out - thanks

    Headphones work fine. I am assuming it is something to do with the digital audio - since both of my speaker setups are digital. Is your Klipsch setup a digital or analog connection?
  4. hakuryuu macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Lomita, CA
    The digital out on the MBP is optical only for digital audio. Otherwise you can only plug in a standard stereo miniplug(1/8in) for audio.
  5. Megatron macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2005

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