Calcutec_1 t1_j9g27dp wrote

thank you for finally provide a relevant link.

Yes these are fine speakers.. for music. They will do nothing for the level of dialogue from your TV. Which I believe was the original topic here.

And remember, all of this could have been avoided if you'd just started by saying you were connecting a speaker set to the headphone output, instead of me having to pull out bits of information piece by piece until I finally get an image of what you were trying to set up.


Calcutec_1 t1_j9fzpxh wrote

Active means that the speaker has a built in amplifier. That can range from tiny PC speakers like you got in the 90´s with your tower PC, those have one 3.5mm jack plug usually, and up to professional studio monitors, like I´ve owned, who connect individually with a balanced jack or xlr cables. And also like I mentioned before, large speakers with arc support through HDMI

You have not told me what kind of speakers you claim you are connecting, you just hammer on saying "active" like that is some magic word.


Calcutec_1 t1_j9fui6w wrote

Please.. I´ve owned multiple active speakers wich I've used with various DAW´s. I´m also an audio engineer and a music producer and I´ve been wiring speakers and electronic music gear since I was a kid.

You refuse to take advice, and also refuse to give examples or evidence for what I gather is daisy chaining cheap pc speakers to the headphone output of TV´s.

Honestly I hope you are just trolling me, because the alternative is too sad.


Calcutec_1 t1_j9fjqvs wrote

I clicked the first example and it's a pair of 400$ speakers with arc support, with means you connect them with HDMI just like a soundbar or an AVR.

So I don't even know what we are arguing about, as these are speakers with built in AVR possibilities, not just some speakers connected to the phones out..


Calcutec_1 t1_j9fedfj wrote

sure, IF you have self powered speakers, you can connect ONE to the phones out port, that's not ideal though as I´ve mentioned. if you want to connect TWO you'd need a mixer in-between.

neither option will give you good sound. A Soundbar would be both cheaper, less hassle, and give you a LOT better sound.


Calcutec_1 t1_j9fdi8x wrote

> Most people aren't audio nerds with top of the range systems, and sound design should account for that.

sigh.. even my 80 something year old parents got a soundbar, it does not take an "audio nerd"

as for your other "points". if you refuse to learn how to do things properly for good results, then that's your business.


Calcutec_1 t1_j9fbf98 wrote

First of all, no it's generally called the phones or headphones OUT port. Auxiliary ports are what you plug IN to for example amplifiers to connect an music source ie a phone or iPod.

Second, those ports are made to be used with headphones with have a lot lower impedance than speakers or amplifiers, so you it's not optimal for sound quality to use them for other things than headphones.

Third, you are still just amplifying the Stereo signal, so you are not getting substantial benefits in vocal clarity, you need to separate the signal for that to happen, by having at least a centre speaker and then L & R speakers, or a sounder that does that virtually.

and forth, learn to recognise when you are speaking to someone who knows more than you on the subject, and learn instead of argue.


Calcutec_1 t1_j9f4ea0 wrote

No it means that TV´s today, due to their size physically can't handle good audio production like they could in the old days where you could fit large speakers on each side of a CRT TV. Hence the existence of Soundbars and 3.1 & 5.1 systems.

Just like when you buy a Smart phone you also buy some accessories like EarPods or cases etc, now when you buy a TV you will need to buy a audio accessory if you want to experience decent sound. That's just reality.


Calcutec_1 t1_j9c8vda wrote

yeah I've been noticing it in cheaper productions, mainly Netflix. I tried to watch that show about that Dog who inherited millions but it was unwatchable because the music was blasted way to loud in comparison to the dialogue.

But it's so weird because junior sound engineers are a dime a dozen, and mixing basic 5.1 is not that hard.