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Thread: Hooking up headphones + speakers to a soundcard




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    My current computer setup has altec lansing speakers hooked up to a soundblaster 512V pci card. I'd like to connect some headphones up to my system as well. However, to do this, I have to unhook the altec lansing from the output port, and plug the headphones in their place. After awhile, this gets a little tedious. Is there a way I can have both hooked up at the same time?

    Thanks.

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    You most certainly can, you need a mini-jack splitter they are availiable anywhere and everywhere. Radio shack, best buy, circuit city, menards, lowes, home depot. From as cheap as 99 cents to a fancy one at radio shack for 5-6$.

    There are two syles, Radio shack has the best selection, so I'd say just go there and get which ever one you like most.

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    Excellent, thanks for the help.

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    How does it control which one produces sound? :?:
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    Just speaking for the one I bought.... they both produce the sound. When I'm using one, I turn down the volume on the other (my headphones have a volume control on them).

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    If they don't (like my 14.99 one) then you are just stuck with having them on...but my speakers can be turned off...: peace2:
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    I rarely see one, but there are splitters out there that have a switch to control the output. The few I have stumbled across have about a 3' cord between the connector to the soundcard and the switch so you can place the switch in a convenient location.
    They do seem to be too hard to find though.
    Fortunately, my Hercules Game Theater XP solved all that and a few other problems as well, with all the external connections on it.
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    How about the Audigy?...any features that i don't know of that don't require a splitter?
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    Flaco, what are you asking??

    A splitter is nothing more than two(or more) female connections which are powered by one Male connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaco
    How about the Audigy?...any features that i don't know of that don't require a splitter?
    Have you got the panel that sits in a 5 1/2" bay? if so, then you should have a headphone jack on the front, and not need a splitter

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