Cyber Acoustic 3602 for my TV? The sound on my 22" HD LCD is awful. I would like to use the Cyber Acoustic speakers using my headphone jack on my TV, since it does not have an audio in/out jack. Is that possible?
The headphone jack may be the only way to connect these or any other computer speakers with your TV. You're lucky if you have a stereo headphone "out" jack on your TV set. Remember that 3:1 computer systems such as this one, or the Harmon-Kardon Soundsticks, are connected to a computer using only a single stereo 1/8" audio mini-plug. If you had 2 outputs (usually they're composite outputs made for RCA jacks) a computer system like this would be useless with your TV.
So yes, these will definitely perform very well with your TV. I've used these as well as the HK-Soundsticks with my Sony Bravia 42" flatscreen, and the CyberAcoustics system definitely sounds better than the built-in stereo speakers of the set. At less than $30, these speakers are definitely a steal--very close in sound quality, in fact, to the HK Sound Sticks, which are 6 times the price of the CyberAcoustics. If you're a purist, you may, in a side by side comparison test, decide that the Harman Kardon speakers have a tad more mid-range and tighter bass definition from the sub-woofer, but it's a close call. I've never seen a better value on Amazon. Moreover, these are powered speakers, with features not on the Harman Kardon and power to spare (I have no idea where the complaints about insufficient "loudness" are coming from--perhaps from users who never figured out how to plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet). Just one suggestion: the little puck used by the CyberAcoustics system for volume as well as bass gain and headphone attachment will scoot around on you to an irritating degree. Be sure to have some velcro or sticky tape handy to fasten the puck securely to a convenient surface.
just get a adapter with rca jacks on one end and 3.5mm phone plug on the other that will adapt the cord from the Cyber Acoustics control puck that is meant to plug into the computer with the adapter it will plug into your rca jacks on the TV- if that is what the TV needs.... verify what the TV has for sound out, use whatever is appropriate to adapt from the 3.5mm phone plug adapters are less than 5 bucks just type it in the Amazon search bar. It aint rocket science, have fun.
I see conflicting comments here regarding TVs without 3.5 mm stereo output jacks for headphones or other audio equipment and the use of the TV's red and white component/composite audio input RCA jacks as stereo sound outputs for CA systems.
If there are two such jacks that are not being used for input to the TV, they can be used as stereo output since they are tied to any and all other audio inputs (i.e., HDMI or other component/composite RCA input jacks), and they can, therefore, be used for output using the Y-cable suggested below (2.1 cable, 2 RCA males to on 3.5 mm stereo mini male).
My primary flat screen TV does not have a powered output jack for headphones. I use the RCA audio input jacks and a Y-cable to feed a Cyber Acoustics CA-3550 2.1 Computer Speaker System. An alternative is to use the Y-cable with the red and white RCA jacks on the cable box if one feeds your system. If none of those are free, there are plenty of adapters available to split their outputs to feed both the TV and the CyberAcoustics speakers.
All you need is a single audio input accepting a stereo mini-plug. Most laptops have them, though some computers accept only USB connectors. And the same goes if you use this unit with a TV set--a single audio input--nor more, no less.
"If you had 2 outputs (usually they're composite outputs made for RCA jacks) a computer system like this would be useless with your TV."
So if I have anything other than a headphone jack, I can't use this for TV speakers? How exactly do I listen to audio from video discs or tapes if I can't use the RCA jacks? Is the same true for HDMI connection of a Blu ray player to a TV?