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post #11 of 15
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Sorry but I have one last question, if I use the y-splitter for speaker and headphone, when I use the headphone, I can simply power off my speaker, but if I use my speaker, wouldn't that mean the headphone will continue to play? is there anyway I can turn off the headphone while I use the speaker?

Yeah...unplug them tongue.gif

I think the idea behind the Y splitter is that it would snake up to your desk where you would be able to easily reach it. Then you plug/unplug what you want to listen to.
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post #12 of 15
Well, even if you leave the headphones plugged in while having the speakers on you won't hear the sound coming out of the headphones, and this also will not damage them.
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post #13 of 15
If you're confident in your wiring abilities, it's not that hard to make a switch box with a 3pdt switch and a few panel mount jacks (or non, but then where do you put the switch smile.gif). That way you can completely cut the unused source out of the loop.

I have one, though I embellished it a bit to add a battery powered led to one of the jacks (unfortunately I didn't do a good job with it and there's some noise that comes through.
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If you're confident in your wiring abilities, it's not that hard to make a switch box with a 3pdt switch and a few panel mount jacks (or non, but then where do you put the switch smile.gif). That way you can completely cut the unused source out of the loop.

I have one, though I embellished it a bit to add a battery powered led to one of the jacks (unfortunately I didn't do a good job with it and there's some noise that comes through.

True, and even if you are still worried about audio quality, then you can even buy silver wire for your switch box as well. They have silver wire with a bit of gold mixed in to prevent oxidation for like 10 bucks a foot and I don't think you would need more than 2 feet of the stuff. If you use that wire with decent jacks, there would be little to no loss of quality.
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post #15 of 15
Pretty sure my issues are coming from not twisting the wires together and just jamming them in there along with the battery for the LED.

If I were to do it again, I'd make the LED run off of the 5v line on a sacrificed USB cable both to dim it down and to move the power source farther away from the signal wires.

Better wire than the cheap stuff I bought at Frys would help too, I'm sure.
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