First time PS3 user: Doubt with sound

Discussion in 'Consoles & console games' started by paulonone, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. paulonone

    paulonone Master Guru

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    So my sister gave me a PS3 Slim 120gb for Christmas and until now i have it plugged in via HDMI to my Asus VH242H.
    As i expected, the sound it's poor, those 2 buit in little speakers are not good enough for me.
    I've been searching google and already know that i can use a 2.1 sound system, a 5.1 with digital in, like the Logitech Z-5500 or go crazy and buy a receiver+speakers.
    Well, i don't want to spend so much money (saving it for Fermi), so i've found this product, from Sharkoon:

    Sharkoon X-Tatic Sound Control Unit

    Features:
    • Supports Dolby® Digital 2.0, Dolby® Digital 5.1 and Dolby® Pro Logic®
    • Supports the chat function of PS2®, PS3®, Xbox and Xbox® 360
    • Dynamic Range Control

    Specifications:
    • Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
    • 2 analogue audio outputs for the X-Tatic headset
    • 3 analogue 3.5 mm audio outputs (front, rear, center / subwoofer)
    • 1 microphone connector for PS3® (USB A -> USB B)
    • 1 power connector
    • Dimensions: 15 x 122 x 56 mm (H x L x W)
    • Weight: 110 g

    Compatibility:
    • Xbox® / Xbox® 360: optical input
    • PS2® / PS3®: optical input / USB microphone connection
    • PC / MAC: optical input / USB microphone input
    • DVD / other sources: optical input

    Package content:
    • X-Tatic Sound Control Unit
    • USB microphone cable for PS3 and PC
    • Power adapter
    • Microphone connection cable for Xbox 360 (2.5 mm jack > 2.5 mm jack)
    • Optical connection cable (S/PDIF)
    • Manual (8 languages)

    http://www.sharkoon.com/html/produkte/headsets/x-tatic_scu/index_en.html?id=3

    It only costs about €65, and apparently, if i'm not mistaken, i can plug it in to the PS3 through the supplied optical cable, and use the 3 3.5mm colored jacks to plug in my current set of Creative 5.1 speakers.
    Am i right or is something missing here?
     
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    paulonone Master Guru

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    Someone? Please...
     
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    Im very happy with logitech x-540. just picked them up at Best Buy on sale $74.99 online.. Loud enough and sound pretty huge .. I would say Logitech..
     

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