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    Xbox Speakers (through HDMI connection) help!

    Hello,

    I was hoping someone out there could help me.

    I am getting an xbox for Christmas and will be running it through a monitor (with no speakers) using the Microsoft HDMI cable. I have given it a quick go and picture works fine. My problem is with the sound.

    The Microsoft connector has two jack sockets (L & R) which I presume is for surround sound... can some one suggest a cheap decent set of surround sound speakers that would work with this - looking for a pretty basic set so looking to spend around £20. £30 max!

    Can someone also advise me how to connect these to the xbox using the jack sockets? Don't most speakers some with wires which clamp?

    Any help appreciated!

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    For surround from the 360, you will be looking to spend at least £100.

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    deathtrap3000;3781393

    For surround from the 360, you will be looking to spend at least £100.



    Ok, just speakers then... anything to get sound from the xbox to my ears!

    andyat2002;3781417

    Ok, just speakers then... anything to get sound from the xbox to my ears!



    Do you not have a hifi system nearby? or even pc speakers will work if you have the right adapters.

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    deathtrap3000;3781574

    Do you not have a hifi system nearby? or even pc speakers will work if … Do you not have a hifi system nearby? or even pc speakers will work if you have the right adapters.



    I think its the adaptors that I need... which ones would I require?

    The depending on your setup, a phono to 3.5mm lead and a 3.5mm gender changer should do the trick.

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    deathtrap3000;3781716

    The depending on your setup, a phono to 3.5mm lead and a 3.5mm gender … The depending on your setup, a phono to 3.5mm lead and a 3.5mm gender changer should do the trick.



    Sorry for sounding dense... where can I get these from and what do they look like? Thank for you help btw.

    You need to tell us exactly what you have already otherwise no-one can make an accurate recommendation. Do you have a hi-fi or audio system near the Xbox? If so does it have an aux-in with red/white phono plugs?

    John

    andyat2002;3781763

    Sorry for sounding dense... where can I get these from and what do they … Sorry for sounding dense... where can I get these from and what do they look like? Thank for you help btw.



    Looks like this
    http://img.systemaxdev.com/productmedia/htmlimages/cten/Cables/35497.jpg

    or you might need one of these instead.
    http://i20.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/21/52/b98e_1_b.JPG

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    Johnmcl7;3781781

    You need to tell us exactly what you have already otherwise no-one can … You need to tell us exactly what you have already otherwise no-one can make an accurate recommendation. Do you have a hi-fi or audio system near the Xbox? If so does it have an aux-in with red/white phono plugs?John



    Hi John,

    I have an hi-fi near the xbox which has the re/white phono plugs.

    Goto maplin, they have great knowledge in connectors wiring etc. Prices not too bad either.
    For surround sound you would need to use the optical out connector on the xbox I think,
    forums.xbox-scene.com/ind…408

    Sorry to hi-jack this thread but would anyone know why i get an irritating buzzing sound constantly on my setup?

    Setup: red/white plugs going into analogue of a creative decoder that is 6.1 surround sound.

    EDIT: Solved using that link above.
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