How to connect Creative Inspire M4500 4.1 speakers ?

by Mayur on July 27, 2009

in How To's, Tips 'n' Tricks

Recently, I bought new Creative 4.1 speakers (Inspire M4500). After connecting them, I noticed that only 2 speakers were working and rest were silent.

 Creative 4.1 speakers That’s because creative sound system for PC’s needs a onboard 7.1 audio card or a creative soundcard to work.

So, I’ll tell you how to connect your creative 4.1 speaker system to your PC. There are 2 ways to make all your speakers work:

 Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 Sound Card 1. You can buy a Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 Sound Card and enjoy your music at best experience. The sound card itself will cost you around Rs.1000 ($25) which is another extra expense over speakers.

2. This is the simplest and cheapest way to make all your 4 speakers work. You only need to get a 3.5mm Stereo Y   3.5mm Stereo Y Adapter 1 Plug To 2 Jacks Adapter 1 Plug To 2 Jacks which splits one 3.5 mm jack into two.

Connect the two pins (black & green) of your speaker to the female point of connector and the male pin of connector to Line Out port (green) of your motherboard.

Now you’ll notice all your speakers producing the same sound. This small connector will cost Rs.15 or $1 only. Buy it here

Also remember to check the audio settings in your control panel. This trick will work with almost all 4.1 speakers which requires a dedicated sound card to function.

Hope, you’ll find this trick helpful and easy :D

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{ 61 comments… read them below or add one }

ussy September 6, 2009 at 4:22 pm



san September 16, 2009 at 4:12 pm

thanks man …u rock….i really thought 2 speakers had some manufacturing defect or something…..these babies work @ 4.1 with sound cards only….else u need the adapter as u said…thnks bro..!


dev d November 2, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Thanz man!!!


Prasenjit November 4, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I have planned to buy Creative Inspire M4500 4.1 Speaker. Please let me know whether it will work with 5.1 channel DVD player ?


Rajkumar December 13, 2009 at 9:03 am

Thank you so much!..


Prasenjit Mondal December 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Hi..I want to buy one 4.1 or 5.1 creative speaker to build a conference or training room….
1. I know to connect speakers with my PC i need this adapter.
2. But for phone conferencing how can i connect my all 4 speakers with the phone.


zak February 1, 2010 at 7:29 am

Recently, I bought new Creative 4.1 speakers (Inspire M4500) and a Philips HDMI DVD (5.1 support) player, but I’m unable to connect these two for audio output. I bought an additonal female pin for connecting these two, but sound output is only from 1 speaker, there is no sound from the other three speakers, please suggest what pin i should buy to play all the 4 speakers.


b.s.r February 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm

hi zak i have also same problem what u told Recently, I bought new Creative 4.1 speakers (Inspire M4500) and a Philips HDMI DVD (5.1 support) player, but I’m unable to connect these two for audio output if there is any solution tell me also


Arun Sharma March 9, 2010 at 10:09 am

Dear Sir
I have purchased Nokia 5800 “XpressMusic” phone. But Whenever I connect mobile with M4500 4.1 Speaker with 3.5mm Stereo Y Adapter 1 Plug To 2 Jacks, Still 2 speakers silent. Kindly you help me.



vivek April 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

buy one y connector and connect two speakers to them and try may cast around 50 rupees…………………


chaitanya March 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm

thankq man u really rock !!! that looks very cool to buy a 3.5 mm adapter now my speakers work


Avinash March 27, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Thankz man……
I didn’t got any solution from any one, but u gave it…..
Thank u very much


nitin May 1, 2010 at 8:24 am

thanks bro,i am confuse my two speakers are not working.but now i know we need sound card


khaja May 1, 2010 at 1:26 pm


i have buy a ATI Redeon graphic card and it came with HDMI conector, i wanna conect my speakers to hdmi how shd i do it? plz help…………


ed May 16, 2010 at 12:17 am

Sure, this will produce sound but it will be stereo instead of surround. So why bother buying a 4 speaker system in the fist place? My advice would be to buy the soundcard that supports the speaker system you already bought.


dhanraj June 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Hi i have connected my nokia 5800 to my LG music system’s speaker but the sound is very low even when the volume is full on ma mobile. how can i increase the sound. Please help. Thanks


srikanth July 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm

i want to use creative inspire 4.1 m4500 model in car with car player plz any idea ……. send to my mail id


sankalp July 18, 2010 at 4:35 pm

hi,srikanth,i m going to tell u a very simple way to connect your creative model m4500 with ur car.first of all u need a 3.5mm stereo y adapter 1 plug to 2 jacks and a cassette adapter which u may find in d market very easily .r u may look for adapter in a car accessories shop and 3.5mm stereo y adapter 1 plug to 2 jacks in a speaker shop.
if you have a cassette player in ur car then u have to enter the cassette adapter in it then you have to plug the wire into the 3.5mm stereo y adapter 1 plug to 2 jacks and connect the wire of the speaker with the other end of the 3.5mm stereo y adapter 1 plug to 2 jacks and it is done.


IDRISH July 7, 2010 at 9:15 am

hi i have creativ 4.1 speaker and it not work only one spk is work .
i try one by one spk in one plug in mother bord the plays but the four speaker is not work in plz help me………..idrish


apurb October 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm

thanks mayur bhai……..


aneesh December 2, 2010 at 7:16 pm

i have no sound card but i have creative 4.1 speaker how i connect in to my computer pls help me send rpy to my e mail id


Jasin December 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I tried this “3.5mm Stereo Y Adapter 1 Plug To 2 Jacks”.
Now 4 speakers are working well but center WOOFER is not working.

Do you have any idea to work all the 4.1 set?



hussein December 24, 2010 at 4:15 am

this 2nd way works for me perfectly

im speechless to thank you really u save my ass :)

loving u man <3


Ankit Saini January 20, 2011 at 12:11 am

Great help…


shahanulla February 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm

thank you


anup February 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm

god bless u


nawal February 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm

i have creative m4500 sound system and i have attach it with my IBM THINK CENTER pc and its specification is (processor 1)=3.40GHz and (processor 2)=3.40GHz but no sound card have been installed in it.
problem is that only tow speaker work and i want all my 4 speaker to be work so
plz tell me its solution ?


vikas April 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Thanq man………. You rock………. thanx again


Suprobhat April 24, 2011 at 10:07 pm

hey guys i’m just going to buy a inspire m4500 set.but just before that i got screamed by this shocking news that some peoples 2speakers r not working out of 4.and also got the solution hare.but steal in confusion will this trick work well.u people plzz tell me does this trick worked well for u perfectly for sure.?? and how is the sound quality now??


scooby7869 April 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Hey there guys I got a prob all my speakers work but sum how my subwoofer doesn’t wana work cud u plz help



Gautam May 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

i dnt knw that how to use this adapter..!cn anyone pls help me..


gopikrishna May 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Thank u Very Much its working


mj May 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Boss, I have purchased the 1->2 splitter twice but the sound quality goes inferior with my laptop. When I just put one jack of woofer in my laptop, even only two speakers works, but sound quality is far better. I think one-to-two splitter is not an option at all. Sound effect will go away.


ravi June 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm

good advice,..thanks


Ruhi June 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Agar mujhe koi pls ye bata de ki mujhe wo audio jack kaha se milega to badi meherbani hogi apki….or use lagane ke bad awaj fategi to nahi…


sanjeewa June 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm

You are completely wrong when you are using that Y-connector,because by doing that,same signal fed in to the four channels of MT4500.And you don’t need to buy separate sound Blaster too.Most on board audio support at least 5.1 audio.So just plug your mt4500’s two jacks to the appropriate audio ports in your MB.See motherboard manual for help.This way,you will get the true surround effect.And Mayur,please update your post because people are getting wrong information.


Mayur June 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

@sanjeewa I’ve myself tried it and then shared the trick here. I agree with you that four speakers will produce same sound when using the Y-connector. But that’s the only solution coz there’s no black color port on a 5.1 or 6 channel MB (at least on mine Asus P5KPL-AM/PS). Thus, if you connect green jack to green port and black one to blue port (Line-In), then you’ll barely notice any sound from the 2 speakers that are connected via Blue port on the Motherboard.


sapan June 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I have intex subwoofer having same problem.what do you mean by “Connect the two pins (black & green) of your speaker to the female point of connector and the male pin of connector to Line Out port (green) of your motherboard.” ?


Kunal Chhajed July 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Can it be used for TV as well….


sarvesh gupta September 17, 2011 at 12:53 am

I have just bought 4.1creative sound5400 to connect pc.but i dont bought sound only three speaker are working.please give a idea to work all speakers.


Ashok Sirkeel October 25, 2011 at 9:29 am

Am using Creative Speakers so many years .but in 4.1 am not hearing perfect sepration of sonuds.


jazzy December 5, 2011 at 1:52 am

Need a Creative M4500 Volume Controller Wire
broke mine :(
cant find it anywhwre


tarun December 18, 2011 at 9:07 am

my one speaker is still not working please help


senthil kumar January 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Dear all

I have Creative m4500 speaker. I lost wired remote volume controller. I could not get it anywhere. pls help me.
or Let me know the Pin diagram of Volume controller circute.


naveen February 22, 2012 at 10:01 am

I have Creative m4500 speaker. I lost wired remote volume controller. I could not get it anywhere. pls help me.
or Let me know the Pin diagram of Volume controller circute.


Samuel March 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Thank q man u really gave me real help all my 4 speakers are working previously only 2 speakers are working after ur help,my pc 4 creative speakers are working thanks man u really rock !!!!


Samuel March 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

It really worked bro but will it give the real digital sound ? please let me know


tejus April 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm

i also bought the new inspire m4500 4.1 channel speakers. i also thought only 2 speakers were working out of 4 but then came to know that it was problem with media player all players all 4 speakers work but in media player classic only 2 front speakers work but 2 rear speakers wont work. there is no problem with the speakers at all.


tejus April 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm

if still the problem persists means try updating your BIOS.


Rick May 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm

tnx a lot man!…


rd August 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

wen u plug the two jacks in a dialog box pops up askin which set of speakers u plugged in nd it ll work likewise…
if u jst normally set them then only 2 front speakrs ll wrk….wen the dialog box pops up jst select front after pluggin one in nd then select rear aftr pluggin the second….no need to wrry abt d subwoofer coz it ll wrk no matter wat arrangement u select…u ll ve 4 speakers runnin a marathon…..


Suhas August 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

By using the ” 3.5mm Stereo Y Adapter 1 Plug To 2 Jacks ” we are able to connect to the speakers, but how to connect the sub-woofer to PC ??


Rahul September 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Disable the audio driver which comes with the installation of windows 7.
Download the RealtekHD Audio manager for windows 7 and install it,

Configure your 4.1 Chanel speakers.That’s all,the 4 speakers including sub-woofer will work.


omprakash October 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

sir i have creative m4500 speaker but its volume controller cable is lost for the same no indication can be seen in the speaker that it is on or off and no sound is there any way to start the speaker without the volume controller kindly help


ajayVishnu November 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

i am using m4500 4.1 speakers but in my mother board there is only green and blue if i buy a 5.1 sound card will it work good with my 4.1 speakers or should i get only 4.1 sound card.and please tel which is best Usb or pci sound card


Mayur November 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Better buy a 5.1 Creative sound card.


Girish November 7, 2012 at 4:47 am

hi,im using M4500 4.1 Speakers im using this for sony laptop,im worried abt the volume controller..if i raise the volume its volume will reduce,if i reduce the volume it automatically become reverse connection,dont knw wat to do,plz help me with diz


devendra pangti November 10, 2012 at 7:29 am

maine creative ka M 4500, 4.1 SPEAKER, khareeda lekin essme kewal 2 speaker work kar raha hai, 2 nahi, plz. 4 speaker kaise work karega . plz, solution bata do, my pc is window 7, plz, tell me solution,,,,


Ashsih December 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Hi ,

I have purchased Philips DVD Player (DVP3826/94), and Creative Inpire 5.1 Channel speaker, Help me to connect , Because DVD has all RCA female output & Speaker Has only 3.5mm male 3 Pins ( Green, Balck & yellow)

Thanks ashish


Imran December 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Thanks for ur information .. my four speakers rocks … let us know more and more info to my inbox or comment here …


FendaAudio July 9, 2014 at 9:52 am

You can connect to the tv as well


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