I started with just a cheap guitar and rocksmith. After getting into it I now have 2 basses (ended up liking bass more) and just got my first bass amp.
My question was, what sounds better, hooking the game to your normal home speakers, or hooking the game to a amp/cab.
Found this thread on chance and looked at all the y splitters and aby units.
Gives me an idea nobody mentioned yet. Instead of spending money on a good aby unit I can just use my Behringer mixer. I can hook the bass cab up to one of my aux sends and plug the game cable to another channel.
I actually started to play the game using my mixer to one of my soundcards instead of the realtone cable, but I couldnt get my latency down low enough. Thinking about trying it again and using my onboard sound first, then just plug the realtone cable in as the second attempt, and last I can try using the mixers usb connection and let it be the soundcard itself.
BTW for me the game sounds awesome on just my home speakers, I have 2x floor standing polk monitor 70's and a 12" powered sub, so playing guitar and bass both sounded really great. The main reason I think I may integrate my bass cab is so that I can hear myself better as I noticed that some songs "mask" bad play, while others let me here every little thing I do. I guess it depends on the song and what effects are in use.