11-05-2009 08:32 PM
So I've been browsing the net for a nice set of cheap speakers, and these seem to be a dream come true, but I have one question that I hope can be answered before I decide to purchase. The Speaker page of the website, when filtered by Mac friendly, pulls up these speakers, which leads me to believe that they are compatible with a Mac. On all the reviews I've read however, they keep showing a triple colored wire to be plugged into an audio card port, but Macs don't come with a true "audio card", or at least not with the ports. Id be buying this system to be used with my computer for gaming, my game consoles, and my television. So I ask, are these actually Mac compatible, or is the website misleading? For those interested, I have a Mac Pro, from around 2006.
11-06-2009 10:19 AM
Most PC laptops do not have a Surround capable sound card either. They have a headphone out. This is what you would connect your Mac to. Then by pressing the Matrix button you would get a simulated surround sound from all the speakers.
Same goes for any device with a single stereo 3.5mm audio output.
For a game console you would probably use the Y cable that comes with the speakers which would connect to the red/white RCA audio outs of your TV or game console and connect the green plug from the speakers to the green female 3.5mm jack on the Y cable.