Playing Xbox 360 through PC speakers (Vista)

By British_Command
Jul 2, 2008
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  1. I'm on vista and am trying to play my 360 through my PC speakers, I have the RCA to headphone jack converter. Although following a tutorial on how to do this, it didn't work, finding out that I had to plug the RCA to headphone jack into the line in socket (blue). Still no sound from the speakers when 360 is on but when looking on the control panel it shows sound being produced via the volume indication bars. I'm not sure if this is because of the crappy stock sound card I've got (Sigmatel or something?)?

    I've also ordered a pair of X-140 speakers which have headphone/aux support so will it work with those without buying a new soundcard???

    Thanks for your help guys,
    BC.
  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 360

    If you have the "jack re-tasking" option then you can set that blue
    audio port to work as line in.normally,the blue or green audio
    ports are for line outs.check your motherboard's manual on
    how to assign your audio ports.


    Any speakers with Aux in/line in with built-in amplifier will do.(A
    not so complicated set-up.)
  3. British_Command

    British_Command TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    Thanks alot

    Re-assigning jacks is exactly what I had to do :D

    Thanks alot!
    Techspot members have proven so helpful for a few years now !
  4. turbo1

    turbo1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 360

    you're welcome :)
  5. British_Command

    British_Command TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    Ok..

    Ok so I look at the Line In device in the sound properties and it shows the pink jack, even though it's connected into the blue jack? I googled on how to reassign jacks but nothing unless I'm not wording it correctly. Although I have got a grey and black jack slots? What are they for???


    Also I can see volume bar being produced, don't really know why it isn't emitting from the speakers, trying headphones as well but no change? It does say the line in is connected through a rear mic jack slot which it isn't its the line in slot? when plugged into the mic slot it isn't picked up.
  6. turbo1

    turbo1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 360

    In majority of motherboards,the MIC (pink) output can be changed to
    line in.

    try setting your sound format to 2.1 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 7.1.& check each
    format if you can see the "line in" function.the window will tell you
    what color or which of your ports will function as the line in.

    usually,you have to turn that radio button/check box on (for line switch) .
    you can refer to your motherboard's manual to check how
    you can run around the settings.

    those other colored ports that you mentioned are for other sound
    format,if you set it to 2.1,other outputs will be disabled,if you have
    an 8 ch (7.1) format & you're switched to that,then all your audio
    ports are enabled to fire up the 7.1 sound.
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