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post #1 of 7
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So I have a question, I have a 2.1 speaker setup and I also have a pair of headphones. I may just be ignorant but is there a setting that will allow for both to be hooked up at the same time and to control which one is being used software wise or do you have to manually do it by only having one plugged in.

I have a Creative SB X-Fi Titanium sound card if it matters.
post #2 of 7
Its possible. What exactly are you trying to accomplish. Also the interface also matters eg USB, 3.5mm.
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What I want to accomplish is leaving my headphones plugged in as well as my 2.1 system and being able to select which one will be playing the audio in my computer rather than unplugging one or the other to do so. Currently they are all plugged in the audio jacks of the soundcard (3.5mm)
post #4 of 7
Ah, since they are all hooked up via 3.5mm it is not possible, if your headset was USB, you could do toggling. If they are on the same device then its either one or all (via splitter)
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I'm not sure about the software that Creative provides, but my STX software has an option for which device I am outputting to. Be it analog (RCA) for my crummy 4.1 or headphones (6.3mm) for my headphones. Check your provided software.
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Curious, do splitters for 3.5mm plugs degrade sound if you run both your speakers and you headset/headphones into it?
post #7 of 7
I think splitters do degrade the signal slightly. A nice audio tool for repeating audio is virtual audio cable for simultaneous audio repetition. EG: U can play a source on your speakers and repeat the source onto a usb headset, repeat that to optical and etc. The only real use i could possibly see for this is if multiple people want to hook up headsets to one computer to watch a film without using speakers or something.
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