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Connect your Xbox 360 console to a sound system

Review the information below to learn how to connect your Xbox 360 E, Xbox 360 S, or Original Xbox 360 console to a sound system.

Note If you connect your console directly to your TV with an HDMI cable, you'll need the following to connect to a sound system:

Xbox 360 E console:
A standard stereo audio cable that connects your TV directly to your sound system. Cable requirements can vary by manufacturer; see your TV manual for details about how to output audio to an external source. Xbox 360 S console: A digital audio (S/PDIF or TOSLINK) cable
-or- o A standard stereo audio cable and an HDMI audio adapter.
Note The Xbox 360 S has a built-in S/PDIF (optical audio) port for the digital audio cable. An HDMI audio adapter is optional if needed for your system. Original Xbox 360 console: A digital audio (S/PDIF or TOSLINK) cable and an HDMI audio adapter
-or- A standard stereo audio cable and an HDMI audio adapter.

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To get stereo sound when using your Xbox 360 E console, you need to connect your TV to your sound system. Here's how:

    Leave the HDMI cable connected to your TV for video. Using a standard stereo audio cable recommended by the manufacturer of your TV, connect one end of the cable to the output port on your TV. Connect the other end of the cable to the audio input port on your receiver.
To connect your console to a sound system using a digital audio cable when it's connected to your TV via an HDMI cable:
    Leave the HDMI cable connected to your TV for video. Connect one end of the digital audio cable to the S/PDIF (optical audio) port on the console. Connect the other end of the digital audio cable to the digital audio input on your receiver.
To connect your console to a sound system when it's connected to your TV via an A/V cable:
    Leave the A/V cable connected to your TV or monitor for video. Unplug the audio connectors from your TV or monitor. Connect one end of the digital audio cable to the S/PDIF (optical audio) port on the console. Connect the other end of the digital audio cable to the digital audio input on your receiver.

Original Xbox 360 console

To connect your console to a sound system when it's connected to your TV via an HDMI cable:
    Leave the HDMI cable connected to your TV or monitor for video. Connect the HDMI audio adapter to the A/V port on the console. Connect one end of the digital audio cable to the HDMI audio adapter. Connect the other end of the digital audio cable to the digital audio input in your receiver.
To connect your console to a sound system when it's connected to your TV via an A/V cable:
    Leave the A/V cable connected to your TV or monitor for video. Unplug the audio connectors from your TV or monitor. Connect one end of the digital audio cable to the TOSLINK port on the A/V cable. Connect the other end of the digital audio cable to the digital audio input on your receiver.

Connect to a sound system using a standard stereo audio cable



Fosmon Fosmon RCA Optical Audio Adapter Cable for Microsoft XBOX 360
Video Games (Fosmon)
  • Allows HDMI video to be routed to the HDTV with the audio routed separately to the home theater system
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound output
  • Compatible With Xbox 360 / Xbox 360 Slim
  • Output: RCA Red / White (L / R) channel; Optical Audio
  • Please note: This is not manufactured by Microsoft
Fosmon Fosmon RCA Optical Audio Adapter Cable for Microsoft XBOX 360
Video Games (Fosmon)
  • Allows HDMI video to be routed to the HDTV with the audio routed separately to the home theater system
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound output
  • Compatible With Xbox 360 / Xbox 360 Slim
  • Output: RCA Red / White (L / R) channel; Optical Audio
  • Please note: This is not manufactured by Microsoft
eForCity Insten 3 FT Toslink Digital Audio Optic Cable Optical Cord HDTV DVD PS3 HD Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox 360 TV Sony PS4/ PlayStation 4, 3FT
Video Games (eForCity)
  • These cables use 1mm low-loss core, low-jitter synthetic fiber and heavy metal connectors to dampen vibration, giving you the ultimate listening experience.
  • Optical cables transfer the signal using light; thus completely eliminating any chance for RFI, EMI or ground loop interference.
  • The stylish PVC HEAVY 5.0mm JACKET helps prevent cable damage and adds flexibility and durability for years of listening pleasure.
  • MOULDED STRAIN RELIEFS reduce stress where cable and connectors meet. GOLD-PLATED FERRULE prevents corrosion and provides for maximum protection of the fiber tip...
  • Connect to your DVD, CD, Mini Disc, DAT other digital audio equipment for clear, full and richly detailed sound.
Gen Trenro RCA Audio Cable Adapter for XBOX 360 + Slim
Video Games (Gen)
  • Output: RCA Red / White (L / R) channel; Toslink Optical Audio
  • Allows HDMI video to be routed to the HDTV with the audio routed separately to the home theater system
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound output
  • Compatible With Xbox 360 / Xbox 360 Slim
  • Please note: This is not manufactured by Microsoft
Turtle Beach Turtle Beach - Ear Force Xbox 360 Audio Adapter Cable - Xbox 360
Video Games (Turtle Beach)
  • Provides RCA audio outputs when using an HDMI connection
  • Provides an optical audio output for original Xbox 360 models
  • Cable length: 0.2M/0.9FT



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