Help me pls i went to the store and got a 5.1 set geuss it was a bad choice but it was 5.1 so i got it. But the prob is it can't connect to my 5.1 sound card like i want to. I mean i found a way to connect it but i only get sound from my front and center when i test them (I have sound Blaster live 5.1) so you know that's telling me i don't have the real deal all 5 speakers hook up to the sub then i had to take one cord and put it in to the regular digtal input port but i still know i don't have true 5.1 HELP!
What 5.1 set? That digital out on the Live 5.1 card is proprietary to creative speakers only.
Do the speakers have analog inputs? Just use those. Set the drivers to analog output only, plug the front speakers into the green plug, the rear speakers into the black plug, and center/sub into the orange plug.
If you do have creative speakers and want to use the digital plug make sure the drivers are set to do digital output only.
Look ok yes it has analog and the 5.1 system it's said on the box 5.1 pc or consele gameing speakers and one more thing i can't put them in three holes all the speaker's connect to the sub then sub connect to Digtal Decoder then it 1 plug from decoder to my sound card pls help...
Well im gonna take the guess that you got creative inspire 5500 speakers as i did, and i know exactly what you mean i found it impossible to connect using the digital and get it output in 5.1 from my Audigy2 ZS, you can how ever use the cables taht go to the decoder and plug those straight into the sound card but it means you have no volume control (the decoder must still be connected to the speakers) You will get 5.1 out of them if you play DVDs i believe i havet tried it yet but i think it does work, or you you connect to a DVD players or PS2 it will work.