Speakers compatible with LCD monitor and video game console

Hyudra

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I just bought a Dell 2407FPW/WFP monitor to play games on, and I realized I need speakers. Are there any cheap quality speakers that I can hook up my console to, so I can get audio when I play Xbox 360? I'd also like to know some mid range quality ones.
 

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Can you give some dollar amounts?

Are you looking for 2.0 / 2.1 / 5.1 ?

If you want to get surround sound from your xbox, I think you're going to need a set with a digital input to decode the signal... so you're looking at logitech sets pretty much.


EDIT: Do you have some computer speakers already? You just need an adapter to hook up a 2.1 set to your xbox.
 

unfalliblekrutch

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cheap speakers that most people are happy with: logitech x230/x530s (x230 are 2.1, x530 are 5.1)

Most altec lansing 2.1 sets sound decent.

If you go up to aruond 70 dollars range, the logitech Z4 are a decent choice.
 

Hyudra

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2.1 surround would be nice and ~$50 range, maybe up to $100. Now all the speaker setups that you guys have mentioned have the inputs for the audio jacks from a Xbox 360?
 

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I don't have an xbox or xbox 360, but I imagine the only multichannel output is via a DD stream, so you'd need something along the lines of Logitech z-680 / z-5500 or Klipsch's GMX digital set in order to get 5.1 out of it.

Klipsch's set was ~$100 at amazon for a while several months ago, but I think all these solutions are out of your range now. (even used / refurb)

Logitech does have a ~$100 new 5.1 offering, the z-5300s. It has a "matrix mode" where it can give you fake 5.1 from a stereo source.

You might be best served by just getting a decent 2.1 set though.

EDIT: It seems the optical output from the xbox is only available if you get the optional component adapter?

Hyudra, what kind of sound output possibilities do you have with your own xbox config? Just there red/white RCA stereo output, or do you have other sound output connections on your own xbox?

 

Hyudra

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YO,

It's just a component input. Nothing fancy, I just need a compatable speaker system that can handle the white and red speaker inputs.
 

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Originally posted by: Hyudra
YO,

It's just a component input. Nothing fancy, I just need a compatable speaker system that can handle the white and red speaker inputs.

The component cable has an digital optical output on the end that connects to the xbox though, right?

For stereo, you just need an adapter amd then you can get whatever computer speakers you want.
 

Hyudra

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I think the cable does have a optical out... does that stream video and audio?

 

Hyudra

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I just bought the Creative I-Trigue L3800 for $50 after rebates. This speaker set looks like it had the inputs for the red/white jacks.
 

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Originally posted by: Hyudra
I think the cable does have a optical out... does that stream video and audio?

The optical out would give you a digital audio stream. The component cables would still be doing the vide.
 

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Originally posted by: Hyudra
I just bought the Creative I-Trigue L3800 for $50 after rebates. This speaker set looks like it had the inputs for the red/white jacks.

I think those might be just how the speakers connect to the sub, but I could be wrong.

But anyway, if it turns out you need an adapter, just get one like I linked to.