Question Xbox Series X, Gaming Monitor and external speakers


Novice Member
Hi all,

New here so apologies if this has already been answered

So i have an Xbox Series X and a 1440p Asus VG27AQ monitor for 120hz gaming (cant afford to upgrade the TV to 4k 120hz just yet) and was wondering if i could get advice on how to set up speakers for it - i looked at the logitech katana but it seems to be a no go as the xbox has no optical out.

I’ve looked at DAC options but it seems it reduces the refesh rate to 60hz which isnt ideal.

Any advice or solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

Lurking Lawyer

Distinguished Member
I play with a gaming monitor too as I don't have the room for a TV - I was able to use my venerable PC 2.1 sound system by plugging it into the audio out jack on the back of the monitor. Is that not an option with the Asus?

I had an earlier Asus model and seem to remember that it had an audio/headphones jack (albeit I used optical out at the time so didn't really explore using it for the 2.1 set up)

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