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Xbox 360 to Speakers but HDMI Display at same time?

post #1 of 12
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Is this possible? I have HDMI going to my monitor and my monitors have speakers, but I want to connect my Xbox to my speakers. The speakers I am using have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

What is the best method to do this? I know if I was using the regular composite cables it would be easy, but I don't see how can you do it with HDMI frown.gif
post #2 of 12
Yes it works but you'll need this:

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You'll need a cable to make the left and right sound to single stereo sound (my turtle beaches came with one).

It's called a Xbox 360 HDMI A/V cable btw. I've gotten optical surround sound, stereo sound and HDMI sound with this cable wink.gif.
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Yep that, I use one all the time. (When I use my 360 that is)
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i myself ripped over the plastic bits from the xbox's normal connector and it fit fine with my hdmi cable
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Originally Posted by Eagle1337;13320548 
i myself ripped over the plastic bits from the xbox's normal connector and it fit fine with my hdmi cable

I used this trick aswell. You can get away with ripping the bottom half of the casing off and the HDMI cable should fit providing it's not some stupidly sized cable.
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post #6 of 12
If your monitor has speakers, it may have a headphone jack / line out. Just plug your speakers into that.
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post #7 of 12
as other people have said above, shell off the plastic casing, it works fine without it and it's pretty much just on there so people have to buy the microsoft sound cable.

Edit: I was assuming that you already had a 3.5mm jack to RCA audio converter. If you don't have one of these, its probably cheaper to get the microsoft cable
Edited by destroydude - 4/30/11 at 7:17pm
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I will sell you that part!!! i have it and dont use it
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The Xbox 360 does support audio over HDMI, but you can opt to use either RCA or digital audio instead if you want.The Xbox is connected to m monitor via HDMI and I have component plugged in as well to carry sound to my speakers via a RCA to 3.5mm cable.
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