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I am looking for the best and easiest way to switch from headphones, to speakers on my computer. I have a logitech speaker setup, and a pair of Turtle Beach headphones. I am using onboard sound (for now). My computer is up high so I'm tired of having to stand up out of my chair, and walk around to the back of the computer every time I want to switch over. Not really looking for alternative methods, just want a switch.

But as of right now, I have to walk around to the back of the computer, and pluck out the 3.5mm input cable, and plug in the other cable, if I want to switch from speakers, over to headphones. I just want to be able to sit in my chair, and flick a switch. I found this:

http://www.amazon.com/Speaker-Headset-Switching-Manhattan-172851/dp/B000K8PH8C/ref=sr_1_1?s=audio-video-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1393583488&sr=1-1&keywords=3.5mm+hub

But there is a problem. Its white! I have a whole theme going, everything I got in my computer room is black! Well most things. Can anyone recommend a good switch like that, that's black? I've been searching, but you wouldn't believe the amount of combinations of various types of switches out there. So far, that's the only one I've found that deals only with what I'm looking for. All the rest seem to be some combination of audio and video.
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post #2 of 6
hi.

a couple ideas .. I know for a fact you can build one with about $15 in parts from radioshack cause I did..

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Construct-a-35mm-Switch-diy/


there is this kinda expensive (imho at $32 ouch..but you know..)
http://www.amazon.com/Sescom-SES-IPOD-AB-Stereo-MP3-Player/dp/B005TE7GP4

You could also get something like this and a couple 1/4" to 3.5mm adapters if needed...
http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Pro-PHA40-4-Channel-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B003M8NVFS/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=171PXVQXWD19DZPRYMN0
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Creative Soundblaster Z sound card allows easy switching between your headphones and speaker setup using its control panel software. It has a dedicated headphone amp 3.5mm jack upto 600ohms and 3x 3.5mm jacks for analog 5.1 (green/orange/black) and 2x toslink digital in/outs.

http://uk.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-z
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Never unplug your headphones again

With the Sound Blaster Z-series Control Panel, just toggle between your headphone and speaker system with a flip of a switch.
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Creative Soundblaster Z sound card allows easy switching between your headphones and speaker setup using its control panel software. It has a dedicated headphone amp 3.5mm jack upto 600ohms and 3x 3.5mm jacks for analog 5.1 (green/orange/black) and 2x toslink digital in/outs.

http://uk.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-z



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I like this ....... Just bought the Z card.
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Went ahead and bought one of the recommendations from ebay. If any problems, I'll report back.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5mm-Stereo-2-port-Manual-selector-Switch-BOX-Headset-desktop-Speaker-Mike-/291044811241
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