How to connect Creative Inspire M4500 4.1 speakers ?

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 😀


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

63 Responses

  1. ussy says:


  2. san says:

    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..!

  3. Prasenjit says:

    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 ?

  4. Rajkumar says:

    Thank you so much!..

  5. Prasenjit Mondal says:

    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.

  6. zak says:

    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.

  7. b.s.r says:

    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

  8. Arun Sharma says:

    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 says:

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

  9. chaitanya says:

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

  10. Avinash says:

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

  11. nitin says:

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

  12. khaja says:


    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…………

  13. ed says:

    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.

  14. dhanraj says:

    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

  15. srikanth says:

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

    • sankalp says:

      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.

  16. IDRISH says:

    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

  17. apurb says:

    thanks mayur bhai……..

  18. aneesh says:

    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

  19. Jasin says:

    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?


  20. hussein says:

    this 2nd way works for me perfectly

    im speechless to thank you really u save my ass 🙂

    loving u man <3

  21. Ankit Saini says:

    Great help…

  22. shahanulla says:

    thank you

  23. anup says:

    god bless u

  24. nawal says:

    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 ?

  25. vikas says:

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

  26. Suprobhat says:

    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??

  27. scooby7869 says:

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


  28. Gautam says:

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

  29. gopikrishna says:

    Thank u Very Much its working

  30. mj says:

    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.

  31. ravi says:

    good advice,..thanks

  32. Ruhi says:

    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…

  33. sanjeewa says:

    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.

  34. Mayur says:

    @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.

  35. sapan says:

    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.” ?

  36. Kunal Chhajed says:

    Can it be used for TV as well….

  37. sarvesh gupta says:

    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.

  38. Ashok Sirkeel says:

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

  39. jazzy says:

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

  40. tarun says:

    my one speaker is still not working please help

  41. senthil kumar says:

    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.

  42. naveen says:

    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.

  43. Samuel says:

    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 !!!!

  44. Samuel says:

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

  45. tejus says:

    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.

  46. tejus says:

    if still the problem persists means try updating your BIOS.

  47. Rick says:

    tnx a lot man!…

  48. rd says:

    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…..

  49. Suhas says:

    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 ??

  50. Rahul says:

    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.

  51. omprakash says:

    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

  52. ajayVishnu says:

    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

  53. Girish says:

    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

  54. devendra pangti says:

    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,,,,

  55. Ashsih says:

    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

  56. Imran says:

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

  57. FendaAudio says:

    You can connect to the tv as well

  58. lakshman says:

    i have purchased 4.1 creative speakers in this 2 speakers are working and another 2 speakers and subwoofer is not working how can i get the music 4.1 speaker give me the solution

  59. Bhagwan Solanki says:

    hello friends,
    i have creative speaker 4.1 with volume controller, but i lost the controller. anyone have the spare volume controller or any suggestion to power on the speaker set. please help me out.

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