Apple :: Macbook Pro W/ Logitech Z5500 Surround Sound System
Apr 4, 2010
what is the easiest way to connect and properly operate a Logitech Z-5500 surround sound system from my new macbook pro 15inch. Do i have to get a new sound card? Or is there some sort of cable that I can buy instead?
I have a Dell XPS M1530 with the sound card that comes with the package. I also have the soundblaster audigy software but that is irrelevant as it pretty much does nothing.
I have a Yamaha TSS-15 surround sound system. It worked beautifully with my laptop before I reformatted. After reformatting, despite installing the latest Sigmatel High Definition Audio CODEC as well as ensuring the actual physical surround sound system was all in working order I am unable to get 5.1 from my laptop. When I click "test" and I click on the middle, rear speakers or subwoofer no sound is emitted however when I click on the left or right speakers they work fine. I have a standard audio cable plugged into my laptop which is then plugged into my surround sound system.
i havent long owned my hdx16 but am wondering of it is possible to connect my 5.1 surround system to it, it has 3 audio in jacks on the system and the laptop has 3 ports on it, surley there must be a way to connect the system.
the dolby surround sound expander and the bass enhancer program on the bottom right in the taskbar?? well when i turn off the surround sound, it causes certain apps to sound different. for example the fingerprint reader. a successful swipe will sound muddy but with the surround sound enabled, it will become clear. this problem also conflicts with AIM and webchat, id have to turn on the surround sound to hear the person's voice clearly.
My surround sound was incredible! But now after the latest updates, I can hardly hear the actors speaking due to the surround sound being so loud. How can I fix this? Or how can I "undo" the update? I have a Carbon X1 ....
They are USB speakers and Logitech does not make drivers for them for OS X. Thus, they do not work properly. I can not adjust Bass or Treble, and the Volume adjustment isn't vary good (can't get it vary low). I have been dealing with Logitech support and they said they should work with OS X's drivers. Welllll they don't, after multiple emails back and forth they said to check to see if my audio drivers are up to date. Witch I am pretty sure they are. They directed me to this link [url] and I can't even find audio drivers there.
So anyone use these speakers on your Mac? Or anyone have a clue what to do. Since logitech support is not vary good.
im missing from windows is the ability to use the back/forward button to navigate between webpages on my logitech mouse. anyone know how i can get this feature to work? right now it only works as a scroll - you click in and move the mouse up/down to scroll along the page.
have you ever noticed, sometimes, a kind of popping noise coming from macbook speakers (I have the alu one) when you are launching a program that will require the use of speakers? (never happened in itunes, it occurred only when launching quick time videos or some videos / music from the web...)
As said before, it is not always occurring but it happens only sometimes. Is it maybe linked to the osx putting speakers in standby when not needeed for a while (it happens also with electrical supply) ? I read something on the net about a drawback for this behavior inside leopard, but is it really the case?
Moreover, this 'popping noise' intensity is constant whatever the preset volume of the speakers is, and, up to now, I have never heard it with the speakers set off.
Even as I write this, my Macbook is chugging (or slowing down) for some reason, and this has been happening lately where it almost never happened like a month ago.
To be more specific, when I enter text it's like there's a kink in a hose; no letters will appear and then a stream of all the letters I've been typing will pour out onto the screen. Prior to this happening I'll get the swirling whirling rainbow ball that I guess means the system is "thinking" or whatever. This is happening with all programs and when I switch tabs in Firefox.
Anyone also dealing with this?
I haven't really added much to my Mac recently that might cause something like this to happen. It's like it's getting brain freeze or something.
I'm also gonna throw this out there too - maybe Facebook chat has something to do with this? 'Cuz I'm on it right now and it's in full chug mode.
Anyway, any help/insight into this annoying new development would be much appreciated.
'Cuz the ol' Macbook was running perfectly not too long ago, and I miss those days.
I bought a 13 inch macbook pro about a month ago and while enjoying my laptop, I heard a very faint tick sound. after a few days the tick sound become more prominent and after reading few complaints about ticking/clicking sound I am pretty sure this has nothing to do with the motion sensor or fan noise problems.
after few weeks gone by and I found out that if you press the bottom side of the laptop it will make a tick sound (is this normal?) I am not sure if this is causing the ticking problem I've been hearing.
I just opened my first ever macbook pro from its box. I've noticed immediately that when the unit is tilted in any direction, sideways, back, any direction, an electrical "buzzing" sound will emit from the components under the keyboard.
It sounds very much like the "zzzzzzzzzzzz" sound one hears as they drive by power lines on the side of the road....only toned down quite a bit, obviously. But it's definetly an electrical noise. It's only emitted when I move the computer, but it's already annoying...I hear it every time. And I move/adjust/reposition this laptop around allot.
I'm a long time reader for Notebookreview but first time poster.
I got my Studio 15 about 3 days ago. Now I'm planning to buy Logitech X-530 speakers for my room. I was wondering if the laptop is equipped with the hardware to be able to play all Logitech speakers (4 + 1 subwoofer)
Its specs are: Total RMS Power: 70.1 Watts
* Subwoofer: 25 watts RMS into 4 ohms at 100Hz at 10% THD (total harmonic distortion) clipping * Satellites: 45.1 watts RMS (2x7.4w Front; 15.5w Center: 2x7.4w Rear) into 4 ohms at 1 kHz at 10% THD clipping * Total Peak Power: 140Watts at <10%THD * System THD: Better than 0.07% THD before clipping .....
My hp laptop model no. is hp 650 and its windows 8 pro...few days back the system sound was off automatically..nor any app nor player was playing any sought of sound...then I configured speakers and tested..then it was alright but now again the same problem happen...i tried the same procedure as previous but it gives an error:
"this device is being played by some other application... please close data application".
But I have checked so many times...bt no other app is open...drivers are also working properly...my laptop is under warranty... I have tried to contact service center of hp but they put me on hold nd no takes the call. I am unable to identify the problem...with headphones also sound is not coming up...
To start I should remind everyone that i'm not a mac user. I have never owned a mac or used OSX properly before today. As such, my opinions should be taken as coming from someone who has much knowledge and experience as far as PC's are concerned, but who is a total mac n00b.
When I first walked over to the Macbooks I was quite taken aback. The build quality is out of this world. In fact, I immediately walked over to the latest PC laptops to compare and immediately thought "manufacturing FAIL". Really, the Macbooks are italian sports cars, and PC's are 30 year old farm tractors to use the typical "car analogy".
I really only had any interest in the Macbook when I first went to the Apple stand, but came away with the intention of buying a MacBook Pro. Let me explain:
The MacBook's build quality is awesome. It's solid, no creaking plastic or flexable build, completely and utterly solid. Awesome.............
I bought a black macbook this summer and every night when I'm in bed trying to do work I can barely see which keys is which. Obviously this wouldn't be a cheap fix but is there a way or is it possible to install the new light up keys of the new macbooks onto a pre-remodel macbook?