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Hey guys, I've been trying to find a solution to this problem for awhile, but where can I find a high quality device that I can use to plug into my sound card through one 3.5mm" plug and be able to switch back and forth between my headphones and speakers? I hate having to disconnect my speakers/headphones every time I want to use the other.
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You can use the front audio connector on your case and plug it into the Xonar DX. I used this with my Xonar D1 pretty often and heard no degradation of audio quality.
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You can use the front audio connector on your case and plug it into the Xonar DX. I used this with my Xonar D1 pretty often and heard no degradation of audio quality.
For some reason, I can't get it to work, not sure why. I'm using UNi drivers with c-media control panel. I'll check my hardware first though before I start calling out the drivers.
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You mean something like the Mk5?

Here you go
http://electronicsusa.com/mk5.html
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You mean something like the Mk5?

Here you go
http://electronicsusa.com/mk5.html
Yes, that is perfect! However, i'm going to try what rally said first, and see if i'm satisfied with that.
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Yip don't spend dough unless there's no other option. Just try and shield the cable as much as possible from everything that might give electrical interferenice.
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For some reason, I can't get it to work, not sure why. I'm using UNi drivers with c-media control panel. I'll check my hardware first though before I start calling out the drivers.
Go to the control panel of the DX and in there choose manually FPphones has output.
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
For some reason, I can't get it to work, not sure why. I'm using UNi drivers with c-media control panel. I'll check my hardware first though before I start calling out the drivers.
For front panel audio with Xonar DX, you need to change the "Analog Out" setting to "FP Headphone".

You could always use a splitter? You may lose a really tiny bit of SPL, but I don't think you will lose SQ.

EDIT: Dammit.... I got beat by 14 hours..... LOL, but either way, you can always use the splitter. Just turn off your speakers and listen to your headphones, or vice-versa.
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