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grey_1
10-04-06, 09:28 PM
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=313-4037

Anyone ever used one? I swiped the kids Xbox to use on my 2405FPW, now I just have to figure out what to do for sound.

TIA!

crainger
10-04-06, 09:31 PM
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=313-4037

Anyone ever used one? I swiped the kids Xbox to use on my 2405FPW, now I just have to figure out what to do for sound.

TIA!

Why not just use your PC speakers?

grey_1
10-05-06, 02:38 AM
Why not just use your PC speakers?
Honestly man, I can't figure out how to hook them up:o I found one site where a guy says he's running his audio (Xbox and 2405) through his audigy 2. I've got to be missing something really simple!

crainger
10-05-06, 06:25 AM
What type of PC speakers are you using? I'm guessing you'll need a stereo rca to 3.5mm headphone style jack.

grey_1
10-05-06, 06:56 AM
What type of PC speakers are you using? I'm guessing you'll need a stereo rca to 3.5mm headphone style jack.

I've got the logitech X-530's. I just found this on logitech's site

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=2177,CONTENTID=10036

That would work, but I'd have to unplug the speakers from my puter when I want to use it.

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat%5Fid=2009&sku=29771
Is this what you mean?

Thanks for the help btw! I'm kinda n00bish on audio equipment!

crainger
10-05-06, 09:29 PM
Yeah the console adapter was what I was going to recommend as most Logitechs come with it. Though I looks like they don't include it anymore :(

The other cable would work, though you might need one with a female 3.5mm socket to accept the male 3.5mm plug on your PC speakers.

Another option is to grab some of those Zalman headphones with the 5.1 decoder. That way you can use the Optical out on the xbox and not worry about unplugging or moving around big speakers.

Though as your using your PC monitor you might as well use the PC speakers too and just use the Logitech adapter, though it's weird the x530's didn't come with one.

tacos4me
10-05-06, 10:32 PM
The Microsoft VGA cable comes with one of thoes adapters. As long as you have an auxilary 3.5mm input on your speakers, which you should, you should have no problems.

crainger
10-06-06, 12:11 AM
The Microsoft VGA cable comes with one of thoes adapters. As long as you have an auxilary 3.5mm input on your speakers, which you should, you should have no problems.

Well there you go... Wait is that just for the 360 or original xbox?

tacos4me
10-06-06, 10:36 PM
Well there you go... Wait is that just for the 360 or original xbox?

Just the 360, AFAIK.

Bman212121
10-07-06, 01:50 AM
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=313-4037

Anyone ever used one? I swiped the kids Xbox to use on my 2405FPW, now I just have to figure out what to do for sound.

TIA!

I'll answer the original question. Yes we do use them, They're not bad considering the size, I find them much better than most of the 2 speaker sets, but they still won't come close to a 2.1 or larger setup.