Passive laptop speakers
Anybody have an idea :
I'M looking for a pair of passive speakers for my laptop.
Doesn't have to be loud (doh!) , I just want them to sound better than those on the CPU for absolutly-non-critical listening.
All the CPU stores around here have USB rechargeable or Bluetooth speakers.
I just want an 1/8" jack into 2 speakers.
Bonified Headphones if you prefer.
I'm not sure why these guys only have software for it to run on Apples but if you are using a Macbook this BassJump sub works well to add bottom to onboard speakers. It's a very portable USB device that does what you describe you're after. Street price out here is $59.
That's exactly what I don't want , thanx anyways.
Does the 1/8" out actually have enough jam to push passive speakers? It's probably for good reason externals all seem to be wall wart or USB powered. A couple of years ago I did the same search you're doing now and all I could find was a pair of $20 Sonys. No bottom, sounded awful and I couldn't recommend them as anything but paperweights...which is why I told you about what DID work. Best of luck.
Passive is the problem. What you need are active speakers (ie they have an internal power amp), that just happen to have an 1/8" output.
The few hundred mV that your laptop's headphone jack puts out isn't likely enough to drive a pair of speakers.
As stated below
Power in watts = I x I x z
On one computer, I'm just using older HiFi speakers "Bookshelf" type, I have a low cost class-t (class-d) and use a mini 1/8" to 1/8" cable.
If I were to do it today I'd get one of the lepai's amps
If you search on class-t you'll get many hits on little amps you can use.
Thanx for all the suggestions , that's exactly why I posted that question : can't find any !!!!
I'm listening right now through a pair of these passive "Rarity" , some Polk Audio (my friend's) and it sound better than my CPU's , not loud , but better , and that's exactly what I'm looking for. They don't make them anymore sadly.
I know it's not loud ( that why the "doh!" was used in the OP )
but that's what I need. I have access to a lot active speakers but I don't want that for that particular application.
Thanx anyways and if someone knows something , please chime in !
If you're not concerned with the lack of volume, just get an 1/8" to stereo 1/8" cable, a couple of 1/4" to 1/8" adapters, and any set of monitor speakers. It won't sound great, be very loud, and depending on the adapters and cables you buy, it may not be stereo, but... It'll do what you're asking.
If I can find them I'm going to take an old pair of decent sounding powered Bose computer speakers I have and what happens bypassing the amp and running them passive.
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