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#1 dafin0

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:22

Im looking to get a new computer monitor that i can also use to play xbox one/PS4 (but mainly computer use)
I have my eye on the Asus PB278Q https://www.asus.com...B278Q/#overview

Now the main problem im going to have with the next gen consoles is that they only support HDMI, my main question is will the audio from the console/HDMI pass through the monitor to the earphone jack?

the setup i use right now with my xbox is i go from a RCA to VGA converter http://www.xmods.co....vga-adapter.jpg
the Audio side of the RCA then goes into a 3.5mm adapter http://i01.i.aliimg....ee-shipping.jpg
then that goes into my computer speakers, because the new consoles dont have RCA that kinda messes up my setup :/

so yeah main question, does that monitor have audio pass through with HDMI
If no, what can i do to get audio from the next gen system to my computer speakers

i hope i made some sense with all that


#2 TheExperiment

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:48

Yes, but monitor audio jacks can be very poor quality depending on the monitor. I hope it's decent, but mine isn't. Couldn't tell you.

#3 McKay

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:52

I've played both an Xbox 360 and a PS3 on my Dell Ultrasharp Monitor, I also have speakers connected to my PC. What I do when I want to play a console is I use a 2nd AUX cable running from my Monitor to the speakers, any HDMI audio that would reach the monitor (it doesn't have speakers itself) is routed to my external speakers. This must mean Audio is reaching the monitor via HDMI and would play over the speakers on them.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:59

I think the simplest way for me is to be using a headset connected via the controller. I'll be going the same way as you, using my monitor for my PS4. :yes:

#5 OP dafin0

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:03

I hope it's decent, but mine isn't.


hmm so it could be a bit hit and miss when it comes to quality audio.. well i guess its better than no audio

thank you both your help

if anyone else has feedback or input of a better way to get audio from a xbox one/ps4 to computer speakers please let me know

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:05

It looks like that monitor has a headphone jack. So you would just plug the hdmi cable into the monitor like normal, then plug your headphones/speakers into the jack and go. That's what i do with my monitor and my consoles(360 and wii) and it does the job fine.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:13

if anyone else has feedback or input of a better way to get audio from a xbox one/ps4 to computer speakers please let me know


It doesn't look like that monitor has any speakers, so you'll need some external ones. So it'd be easy to follow my route.

- Console connected to Monitor Via HDMI
- Monitor connected to speakers via Audio AUX cable

If you run this setup, sharing your monitor with your PC and Consoles, you can either get 2 AUX cables for simultaneous use, (Make sure you get speakers with at least 2 AUX inputs). Or have 1 cable, when you want to play on a console, you unplug it from your PC and plug that end into the AUX port on the Monitor.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:20

It looks like that monitor has a headphone jack. So you would just plug the hdmi cable into the monitor like normal, then plug your headphones/speakers into the jack and go. That's what i do with monitor and my consoles(360 and wii) and it does the job fine.

my main worry that it has a 3.5mm audio input jack as well, making me worried that that might be the only way to get audio to the screen https://www.asus.com...C3dcPFt_500.jpg

It doesn't look like that monitor has any speakers, so you'll need some external ones. So it'd be easy to follow my route.

- Console connected to Monitor Via HDMI
- Monitor connected to speakers via Audio AUX cable

If you run this setup, sharing your monitor with your PC and Consoles, you can either get 2 AUX cables for simultaneous use, (Make sure you get speakers with at least 2 AUX inputs). Or have 1 cable, when you want to play on a console, you unplug it from your PC and plug that end into the AUX port on the Monitor.


i think this is going to be the way to do it
also just for the heads up this monitor does have built in speakers.. but yeah... not going to use monitor speakers

#9 Jeston

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:21

It doesn't look like that monitor has any speakers, so you'll need some external ones. So it'd be easy to follow my route.

- Console connected to Monitor Via HDMI
- Monitor connected to speakers via Audio AUX cable

If you run this setup, sharing your monitor with your PC and Consoles, you can either get 2 AUX cables for simultaneous use, (Make sure you get speakers with at least 2 AUX inputs). Or have 1 cable, when you want to play on a console, you unplug it from your PC and plug that end into the AUX port on the Monitor.


According to the site, it has "twin built-in 3W speakers"

my main worry that it has a 3.5mm audio input jack as well, making me worried that that might be the only way to get audio to the screen https://www.asus.com...C3dcPFt_500.jpg


I'm sure it takes audio in from HDMI as well as the 3.5mm input.

#10 McKay

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:31

also just for the heads up this monitor does have built in speakers.. but yeah... not going to use monitor speakers

According to the site, it has "twin built-in 3W speakers"


Ah right, been up for 26 hours now, my concentration isn't the best at the moment, I scanned it quickly for an audio caption but didn't spot one at a glance, I'll go sit in my corner. :rofl:

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#11 OP dafin0

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:10

ok so i read the manual (yeah maybe i should of done that first) so to confirm i will be able to get audio when using HDMI and the headphone jack

again thanks to everyone that has replied



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