Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to ab678)
Search Google for "USB sound card" if the stock hardware isn't up to your standards. It's a pretty simple way to add sound capabilities.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to ab678)
Just to let you know, the 3D game or DVD movie has to have 5.1 encoding, then the sound card must have the matching decoding necessary, the Mac only passes channels through.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 2:22 PM (in response to ab678)
I mean I want to plug in 6 channel sound into my mac but I only have one port. An I can't find a USB sound card that supports 5.1 and a mac. Any more suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to ab678)
You really need to specify exactly what imac you have. Current ones I believe have an optical (out) and in and I think that can be combined with usb to produce multi-channel sound. But it's just an academic exercise if you don't have the optical.
Also, google "5.1 audio on imac" for lots of hits on this topic.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to X423424X)
i have the latest 27" iMac with 3.1 intel i5
i know it surpports optical audio out but i cant find a decent set of speakers on a budget