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I'll be going off to college soon, and I'm going to need to buy brand new everything. One of my main concerns is this the sound system that I will need/use. Currently at home my system is as follows.

I have a PS3 that plugs into my speaker-less Samsung Monitor through HDMI, while my PC uses DVI. On the back of the Samsung Monitor I have an AUX cable going from there to my Logitech Z4 speaker control pod. Which looks like this:



The left input is for headphone. and the right input is for AUX sound. This is where the AUX cable plugs into from the monitor. This AUX cable allows sound to be played from the PS3. While the back of the sub is connected to my actual computer. Also the little control pod gives me the ability to play audio from both the PC and from the PS3 at the same time and allows me to plug in headphones when I need to be quiet. As you can see this control pod is extremely important in my set up.

I was wondering if there is another alternative to set this up when I go to college. I know very little about sound systems and have no idea how I'm going to do all this. Keep in mind I REALLY like the headphone option because I will be in dorms. What do I do?
 
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If you get speakers/receiver that has optical input, then you can use that to connect the ps3 to speakers
For example I had TV hooked up via optical and PC via 1/8" to my MS40 speakers that had optical, coaxial, RCA, 1/8" inputs.

Now with my higher-end speakers I must use 1/8" to connect the PC to speakers and pass the xbox360 audio through the line-in/mic connection of the soundcard. I also could get a 20$ splitter/switcher (w/e english name is) to switch between different audio devices for the speakers so I won't have to pass the audio through the soundcard.


In a nutshell: There are hundreds of ways to set up the audio when you haven't decided on which speakers to get.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 7/22/13 at 12:50am
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Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

If you get speakers/receiver that has optical input, then you can use that to connect the ps3 to speakers
For example I had TV hooked up via optical and PC via 1/8" to my MS40 speakers that had optical, coaxial, RCA, 1/8" inputs.

Now with my higher-end speakers I must use 1/8" to connect the PC to speakers and pass the xbox360 audio through the line-in/mic connection of the soundcard. I also could get a 20$ splitter/switcher (w/e english name is) to switch between different audio devices for the speakers so I won't have to pass the audio through the soundcard.


In a nutshell: There are hundreds of ways to set up the audio when you haven't decided on which speakers to get.

Seems like a good alternative. But could you give me some links to the things you mentioned like the splitter/switcher and some speakers that have optical input?

EDIT:

Honestly, if I don't' have to buy speakers at all, it would make things easier.
Edited by Volcom13 - 7/22/13 at 1:31am
 
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post #4 of 6
Behringer MS40
But that kind of connections are rare, usually active speakers don't have a DAC like the MS40 does (or the speakers cost some serious $).

I take it you live in US?
Can't really find any US links to the "stereo input controllers" (or w/e they are called).
Basically they are small boxes that have (for example) 3x stereo RCA inputs and 1x stereo RCA output. Then you switch between which of three inputs use the one output.

Edited by Tiihokatti - 7/22/13 at 1:43am
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Holy crap thats more than I'm willing to spend. I think I may have found a solution.

Ear Force DSS 7.1


Not sure if i can still play PC audio at the same time.
 
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Guide on setting up audio for PS3.
I am using the "Output through PC Speakers via component cables" method on my xbox. Also the switcher box in the image I posted costs 20€ here in Finland, so equal product should cost 20$ in the US (stupid Finnish prices...).
Edited by Tiihokatti - 7/22/13 at 2:07am
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