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I have an AD700 and some speakers which I want to both be connected to the same sound source. This will be the one I am buying:


I know it works with onboard sound, but will it work with this sound card as well?
post #2 of 18
You'd need a splitter/switch sort of thing. Double adapter with a switch.

Oh and what are the AD700's like with the titanium? I plan to buy both.
post #3 of 18
Yes, you can either use the front-port connectors for the headset and the back, sound card, ports for the speakers. Or plug the speakers into the green port on the sound card, the mic part of the headset into the pink port on the sound card and the headphones part of the headset into the blue "line out" port of the sound card.
    
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You can connect them at the same time (headphones on the front, speakers in the back) but only the headphones will play. I recommend a Xonar card if you want both to be connected and have the ability to switch in between the two outputs.
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You can connect them at the same time (headphones on the front, speakers in the back) but only the headphones will play. I recommend a Xonar card if you want both to be connected and have the ability to switch in between the two outputs.
But if I connect my headphones to the front then won't they play from onboard sound?
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You could just get a 3.5mm Y adapter, and just leave both plugged into the green output at all times. Just turn the speakers off when the headphones are on your head.
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You could just get a 3.5mm Y adapter, and just leave both plugged into the green output at all times. Just turn the speakers off when the headphones are on your head.
Sounds good. Would it be a problem if I left them both on by accident or something? Could that ruin my sound card?
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Sounds good. Would it be a problem if I left them both on by accident or something? Could that ruin my sound card?
Won't ruin a thing. You could use both at the same time (they will have the same sound coming out), and not have a single problem.

I only said to make sure your speakers are off when using your headphones, so you don't make anybody around you angry from your speakers.
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You could just get a 3.5mm Y adapter, and just leave both plugged into the green output at all times. Just turn the speakers off when the headphones are on your head.
That´s how mines set up, no switching, works perfect.
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