Thoughts on my Monitor... Speaker Ideas?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Afflicted Max, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Afflicted Max macrumors member

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    Okay,

    I'm a very competitive gamer (I go to tournaments). So I wanted to get the bigger version of the monitor we use at events:

    http://www.viewsonic.com/products/desktop-monitors/lcd/x-series/vx2439wm.htm

    I plan on doing MDP to DVI-D and then have my Xbox/PS3 and potentially cable through a monoprice HDMI splitter.

    And I'm looking for some speakers that I can run through my monitor.

    I will only use the speakers for my MBP/PS3 and potentially cable... I use Toslink to my headset for my Xbox.

    I'm on some sort of a budget, so don't blow me out of the water... :p

    Thanks,

    Max
     
  2. ZaxCG2 macrumors newbie

    ZaxCG2

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    I'd go with Logitech speakers if I were you. Don't know the caliber that you want your speakers, so here's a good place to start. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010370060 50001080&name=Logitech

    I, too, am a avid gamer and HIGHLY recommend the Logitech x-540 5.1 surround sound speakers. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121006

    I've had these around for 3 years now, and they've yet to disappoint. I bought them when they were $90, and I still think it's the greatest piece of audio hardware I've ever bought. Extremely crisp and loud for gaming. Surround sound helps a ton when playing FPS's. The only thing you'll need to worry about is how you'll be hooking it up. The audio-in for the speakers use three 3.5mm cables (1 for L/R, 1 for back L/R, 1 for Center/Subwoofer). If you want full surround sound you'll need to figure out how to hook it through your monitor. Nothing a little thinking, monoprice, and ingenuity can't fix.

    I use these with my MacBook and consoles by keeping them hooked up to my PC. I use it as a hub by hooking a 3.5 mm wire out from my Mac into the Audio-In of my PC. Same with consoles, using an Audio L/R to 3.5 mm converter.
     

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