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post #1 of 5
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I recently made a thread about this but I realized it was in the wrong forum, and it got off topic.

Anyway, I have a speaker system and I want to connect the speakers to both my PC and my Macbook (via the headphone port). Many people told me to build a switch, but that is too hard for me. The PC's will NOT be running simultaneously. Only one will be running and playing music, and the other one will be off or on sleep

Here is what I want to do, in a drawing:



Could this set-up work? Also, could anything go wrong such as bricking one of my PC's or something?

I have already ordered the cable as well:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
post #2 of 5
These are just inputs and outputs, you aren't going to brick anything unless you are doing something extremely wrong.

The cable says it is to split one stereo signal into 2 stereo signals so you are really using it backwards. I think this will work, but the real solution would be a switch or mixer. Specifically if you are going to be plugging and unplugging it all the time. Connections wear out that way.

So your speakers have a 3.5mm MALE connection coming out of them?
    
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I don't think this is cable management, this is just connection help. When I saw cable management, I was just going to recommend binder clips.
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post #4 of 5
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These are just inputs and outputs, you aren't going to brick anything unless you are doing something extremely wrong.

The cable says it is to split one stereo signal into 2 stereo signals so you are really using it backwards. I think this will work, but the real solution would be a switch or mixer. Specifically if you are going to be plugging and unplugging it all the time. Connections wear out that way.

So your speakers have a 3.5mm MALE connection coming out of them?
Yes. I just connect that to my sound card and I have sound from my PC.
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i'd leave the macbook one unplugged while using your pc.
and when using the macbook make sure the pc is off.
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