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I'm going to buy new 2.1 speakers but i also use my headset a lot.

Currently, I can't use my front panel for the headset, it has some weird issues with it that i can't solve trough software, i've tried everything.

With my current set my headset is plugged in the back and if i want to use my speakers i always need to find my speaker plug somewhere on the floor and plug it into the front when i want to use it and then unplug it and throw it somewhere again. This is pissing me off...

So ideal setup would be that i could have both plugged all the time and swap between them or mute my speakers when i want to. I've heard it's not possible but i still have hope.
How could i achieve this? What kind of set up should i go for? Please help i can't get this figured out... frown.gif
post #2 of 16
What about a 3.5mm audio jack splitter.

http://www.google.es/images?hl=es&q=3.5mm+audio+jack+splitter&gbv=2&gs_l=heirloom-hp.1.1.0l10.2269.10843.0.13565.9.6.2.1.1.0.229.903.0j5j1.6.0...0.0...1c.1.F5-xsp7OGHQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ei=ef0XUeWRDcKLhQfw8oDABw&ved=0CCcQsAQ
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But could i mute my speakers trough software in windows? Would it affect the sound quality in any way?
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I don´t think so . I run mine with this setup and just turn the speakers off when not needed.
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I don´t think so . I run mine with this setup and just turn the speakers off when not needed.
one possible set up would be to buy 2.0 set and use my old subwoofer that is plugged into a car amp. Plug the 2.0 in the soundcard and the car amp into subwoofer output.
would the y-splitter thing still work? Or should i get the just the new 2.1 set and be happy with it... smile.gif
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If it was me I´d get he 2.1, less hassle . less clutter.
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post #7 of 16
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Good point... I gotta look into some 2.1s more
post #8 of 16
You could build a switch to swap between audio sources (headphones and speakers), or you could get a sound card that would do that for you (easier, but less diy spirit). I've built one, it wasn't too hard.
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post #10 of 16
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I want to save as much desk space as i can. So which soundcard could do it?
I was thinking of plugging headset and speakers in with y-splitter and just turn off the speakers when ever i want biggrin.gif
would this work well?
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