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20-Aug-2012, 07:11 PM #1
Question What's the best connection for laptop to speakers?
For best sound, what's the best connection? My output is a 3.5mm plug. My M-Audio AV40 speaker options are:
3.5mm TRS input to Aux port
1/4" RCA dual inputs
1/4" TS dual inputs

Hope someone has the answer, can't find ANY advice so far! Thanks! BTW, these speakers are really good, great separation, highs, lows ... a nice sound.
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20-Aug-2012, 07:45 PM #2
USB speakers will provide the best sound.
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Question My speakers don't have USB input
What is best sound of the options I listed? Thanks.
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20-Aug-2012, 10:33 PM #4
I assume your laptop has one audio output port. I don't see how you'd connect anything else to it. If they're not computer speakers, they're not going to work.
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I assume your laptop has one audio output port. I don't see how you'd connect anything else to it. If they're not computer speakers, they're not going to work.
I have 2 audio-out headphone jacks, 3.5mm (1/8").
With the appropriate cable, I can connect to my M-Audio speakers in 3 possible ways: (1) to the speaker 3.5mm Aux input, (2) to dual RCA jacks, or (3) to dual TS jacks.

I'm wondering which set-up (of these 3 options) should produce the best sound.

My speakers do not have a USB input but are good speakers so I don't want to replace them.
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21-Aug-2012, 09:40 PM #6
From my research says rca better yet rca with oversized jacket with extra shielding
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22-Aug-2012, 03:09 PM #7
Personally, I run a theatre with my Macbook connected via 1/8" jack connected to an XLR converter, which feeds into a mixer and eventually the speakers. Since you don't have that option, I would suggest using the dual TS jacks, but that's just my personal experience.
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