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Old 02-08-09, 11:41 AM
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N00bie question about MP3 players and docking stations

I'll admit that I'm not up to speed with hardware components designed for listening to music. Actually I'm way behind! I didn't know what a docking station was until today.

I heard someone say this:
"If I were single... ipod witha BOSE dock all the way for your house or apartment! No questions asked, it is THE hot setup. Not as good as a full system but its something your guests will love!"

Question: do you really need a Bose or Altec Lansing docking station if you already have a quality 5.1 speaker system hooked up to your computer? For example, I have the Logitech Z5500's. I've never owned an MP3 player, that's how inexperienced I am with this subject. Thanks in advance.

my z5500's: http://www.amazon.com/review/product...DateDescending

docking station:
http://www.amazon.com/Bose-SoundDock...DateDescending

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Old 02-08-09, 01:43 PM
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As long as you have a 3.5 mm plug in (headphone jack) on your Logitech setup, you will be able to get sound out of it. All you'll need is a 3.5 mm connector wire. One side for MP3 and other side goes into the headphone jack on your logitech speakers. I'm not sure if there is a difference in sound quality between the dock and the headphone jack.
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You have those speakers hooked up to your PC currently. You don't need a docking station. Just use a usb cable from the PC to the mp3.
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