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I'm looking at picking up the ASUS Xonar DX and I was just wondering, while using headphones with this card is there a special adapter to bring all the plugs into 1 3.5mm or is there a specific plug I use?

Also can anyone recommend a good audio switcher for this card? It's still only going to a 2.1 setup so it still only needs the 3.5mm.

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nope, it uses a standard 3.5mm jack.
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It has the front, sub, blah blah blah plugs no headphone
Edited by Scrappy - 5/16/11 at 4:38pm
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Just use the one for the front channel in the back. If you have speakers as well, just use the front panel header for the headphones and plug speakers into the front channel on the back (or you can put the speakers in the front and the headphones in the back if your headphones are vastly better than your speakers).
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Alright, yea was curious which channel to use, I will get a switcher though because the front panel audio is hooked to the board and not the card so it really defeats the purpose. Found the card refurbished for $55 + free shipping so I'm gonna pick it up.
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Unhook the front audio panel from the motherboard and plug it into the sound card. I noticed very little if any quality degradation using the front panel from my Xonar D1.
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I didn't even notice the thing had a front panel connector. Great, now I'm going to have to redo all my beautiful ziptieing
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