USB sound card iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Yashfeen, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Yashfeen macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just bought the new iMac 27" i7 and want to update the soundcard with an external one.

    Is the Creative Xi-Fi 5.1 the best external solution I can get for my iMac?

    I have the Creative Gigaworks s750 surround set. It's a 7.1 set, but a 5.1 external surround card is ok, as I don't think i will find a 7.1 external sound card!

    Please give me your thoughts!

    thanks :)
     
  2. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    I have a portable headphone amp that also functions as an external USB soundcard. It's only stereo, so it might not be what you're looking for, but it works wonders. I have the Meier-Audio CORDA 3MOVE, if you're interested.
     
  3. Yashfeen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply but that's indeed not what i am looking for :). I really want at least a 5.1 surround sound...

    It's really stupid that at the moment i cant really use my gigaworks surround set...
     
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I got one for only $28 USD on clearance from the base PX but I haven't tried to use it on either of my macs as it doesn't say its OS X compatible...

    I use it on my netbook playing movies to my bedroom TV and surround system via optical out from the SB X FI...that works really well!
     
  5. Yashfeen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my surround set has no optical ... only 3 jacks.

    which external card do you have? i saw the asus U1 too, but it has no 3 separate jacks to plug my surround set into
     
  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I have the USB SB XFi setup you were talking about in the thread... again, I searched their web site and it says nothing about being compatible with OS X...
     
  7. Yashfeen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what other external card would you guys recommend me then?
     
  8. RaghuramS macrumors newbie

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    Yashfeen and others on this forum, I have been looking for some solutiom to connect my gigaworks s750 to my iMac. Kindly help me.
     

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