Question: What do I need to hook up studio monitors to computer?

To connect a pair of studio monitors to your laptop or PC without an audio interface, you will need a 3.5mm jack to 2x XLR cable. Cables are available in various lengths. If the cable isnt long enough, you can easily extend it using a regular microphone cable.

How do I connect monitor speakers to my laptop?

Right-click the audio icon in the system tray area of the Windows taskbar and select Playback devices. If you connected your monitor via HDMI or DisplayPort, click the name of your monitor in the list of devices. If you connected via 3.5 mm audio and DVI or VGA, click Speakers.

Can you hook up studio monitors to a laptop?

To connect a pair of studio monitors to your laptop or PC without an audio interface, you will need a 3.5mm jack to 2x XLR cable. Cables are available in various lengths. If the cable isnt long enough, you can easily extend it using a regular microphone cable.

How loud should monitors be when mixing?

We hear frequencies differently at various volume levels. So how loud should you be monitoring if you want to nail your mix? OK – there isnt really a magical setting - but it turns out setting your monitoring level to 85 dB is the sweet spot for larger control rooms. It has become mix engineers adopted standard.

Why speakers are better than headphones?

When it comes to bass, speakers outperform headphones. While headphones can reproduce deep bass accurately, headphones never let you feel the bass the way you can with speakers. Speakers stereo imaging is also more realistic, more like what you hear in real life than even the best headphones.

Can you plug USB speakers into a monitor?

To connect a set of USB speakers or headphones, insert the devices USB connector into one of your computers open USB ports (as shown in the picture). The device should be automatically recognized by the computer. For additional information, consult the user manual for your device.

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