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post #1 of 11
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To get sound from my PS3 and 360 I use the RCA to 3.5mm jack adapter which was included with my crappy Logitech X-230, the problem is I'd want to use my HD595 headphones sometimes too but can't control the volume unless the game itself has one built-in.

Basically I'd want that kind of adapter:



but with some sort of volume knob built-in, I've searched everywhere on French sites and found nothing like that. If someone could tell me if that even exists (and find me a French link if possible, otherwise something that ships intertionally like eBay) I'd be eternally grateful
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post #2 of 11
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Ok I'm stupid a 3.5 jack female to male extension cable with volume control should work for that right ?


I also have a question, does anyone think an headphone amp would be worth it for HD595 or not ? And so what would be a good not too expensive one ? Does those enhance the sound you receive or just amplify the volume ? (yeah I'm a total noob when it comes to audio).
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post #3 of 11
I've never seen such thing before. You could always buy a separate in-line volume control and use it with that RCA adapter though.
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post #4 of 11
You could make one. If you've got an old set of headphones with one, chop it off and hack it in. Might not be pretty but it'd be free.

If not, post #2 would be your best bet.
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post #5 of 11
This one has male rac ends, but it is the general idea.

http://www.wholehousefmtransmitter.c...trol-p-40.html
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Thanks everyone for the help, I think I'll go with the extension cable with volume control, it will be more practical. Does anyone have any input about the headphone amp question ?
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post #7 of 11
Those just increase the volume. No enhancement. What I used to do when I had my Logitech X-220 (i ithink?) I used to just plug the headphones into those and use the vol knob on the speaker.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mr Bear View Post
Those just increase the volume. No enhancement. What I used to do when I had my Logitech X-220 (i ithink?) I used to just plug the headphones into those and use the vol knob on the speaker.
Yeah I thought about that but the HD595 are natively connected through a 6.5mm connector and you can use the included 3.5mm adapter but it doesn't fit well into the X230 output, I could always add yet another (thinner) 3.5mm adapter but I don't like how the headphones sound through the speakers, it might be completely a placebo effect as I'm sure it's just a simple passthroug, but the speakers are far away anyway as I don't sit directly in front of a desk, so the extension cable will be a better solution.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Bear View Post
Those just increase the volume.
N-n-n-nooo they don't.

Have you ever used an actual headphone amp before?

And plugging the headphones into the speaker volume control knob is a no-no too.
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post #10 of 11
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N-n-n-nooo they don't.

Have you ever used an actual headphone amp before?

And plugging the headphones into the speaker volume control knob is a no-no too.
So what do they do exactly ? Right now I use my HD595 with a Xonar DX would I benefit from a (cheap) headphone amp ?
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