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.