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Is it possible to plug in a headset and speakers in to the rear IO port?

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The headset and speakers have a total of 2 green line ins and 1 mic in. How would I be able to manage the 2 green line ins with only 1 green port? Can I have a speaker set and headset from the same set of rear io? My mobo is the maximus vi hero and the audio suite is pretty big, but I havent been able to find anything to solve my problem.
post #2 of 6
Just get a simple stereo splitter like this one Monoprice Splitter. Then just plug the mic as usual.

Assuming you got a manual volume control for your speakers that you can control them independently from the headphones. Now if you want fully independant controls all the way for both then get something like Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter...

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Just get a simple stereo splitter like this one Monoprice Splitter. Then just plug the mic as usual.

Assuming you got a manual volume control for your speakers that you can control them independently from the headphones. Now if you want fully independant controls all the way for both then get something like Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter...

Clearly the examples are just that examples. Choose the brand and price you desire. But I hope you get the point.

Damn. I was hoping for a software solution.
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What you mean by software solution? Some boards allow you to change some of the ports in the back into about anything really... so try plugging in your headphones into the line in and see if the pop up appears. But you got to have the software suite in charge of audio installed. I never operated my system in such a manner so not sure how well it will work.. but plug in your heaphones in the line in and see if it gives you the option to make it into a headphone output.

And either build a rig here or post the items involved in your problem to help others help you. Just a helping thought. So in this case, the speakers, headset and motherboard you are using in this situation.
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Originally Posted by brazilianloser View Post

What you mean by software solution? Some boards allow you to change some of the ports in the back into about anything really... so try plugging in your headphones into the line in and see if the pop up appears. But you got to have the software suite in charge of audio installed. I never operated my system in such a manner so not sure how well it will work.. but plug in your heaphones in the line in and see if it gives you the option to make it into a headphone output.

And either build a rig here or post the items involved in your problem to help others help you. Just a helping thought. So in this case, the speakers, headset and motherboard you are using in this situation.

I've tried every port already axesmiley.png

My gear is a maximus vi hero, some generic dell 2.1 speakers and a ROG Strix headset (it has a usb input for some features as well as a mic and line in)
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Yeah not sure and I am not at home to have a better visualization for you. Just trying to imagine your scenario here...

Are you trying to do this so that you can have chat only on the headset and game audio on the speakers?
Because if that is so then that usb dongle I posted or any other like it would be the best idea for you assuming since you are asking this that you are against using front audio ports... things like ventrilo or teamspeak allow you to pick the output out of the two or between the two and the dongle.

Now if that is not the case then I am not sure... the simple slitter should be fine since you got volume controls on both headset and speakers.
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