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Can I plug 2.1 computer speakers into headphone jack on sound card?

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I have a Creative Titanium HD soundcard which I have been using which headphones. I am considering grabbing a set of Klipsh Pro Media 2.1 speakers. Given the connectivity on the sound card, I believe my only option is to plug the speakers in through the headphone jack?

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post #2 of 4
Just make/buy a RCA to 3.5 MM Y adapter.

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Monoprice makes some of the best quality cables out there

http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-Premium-Stereo-Female-Plated/dp/B003L14XTO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1372282520&sr=8-3&keywords=rca+to+3.5mm+female

This should do it.

$3.57 shipped, make sure you choose monoprice as seller.
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Headphone jack is perfectly fine. If you prefer to keep it open for actual headphones you can get a RCA to 3.5TRS adapter for the speakers. Just depends on your usage and preference. You could even split the signal from one jack to multiple outputs if you really wanted to, although I wouldn't recommend that unless you actually have a valid reason to.
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