im at school and was gonna try and go without responding so i dont have to login, but i thought id help a bit here. (as well as post another complaint)
I know on the 8890 the 5.1 output is selected by going into your speaker options and selecting it as 5.1 (thats the software part) next, you have to take the 3 wires that the speakers offer (left, front, center & bass) and plug them into the 3 ports on the side of the laptop. That is line in, spdif out&mic in, and the headphone port. I could not get them to work with simply the spdif port or the headphone port. I am not sure how it works on the 5680, but i got mine from the user manual, try readin it. (yea yea i read the manual) Anyway, on to my complaint
I had the pc speaker volume at mid range when i first tried but quickly realized that that needed to be up when i cranked the speakers and they were not even that loud. I turned the pc volume way up along with all other settings in the volume control, and this is the experience from what i am posting. Dont get me wrong, the speakers gewt loud, but $400 retail price loud,,,, no! I am happy to have gotten them at the pctorque discount. I was using winamp and turned up all those settings and i noticed some cracking in the speakers (nopt complaining because my other speakers would do nothing but static when i turned winamp settings up). I want to know a way to get these speakers louder. I am gonna haver to buy aftermark speakers and hook them into the sub so that i can get some more sound. The bass rocks the house but i dont want ALL bass, i want more volume. Anyway, any more suggestions on how to make the actual lyrics louder?????