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First off my OS is Vista Home Premium 64 bit. My problem is that I like to listen to music through my receiver and play games through my headphones. To do this I must unplug one and then plug in the other, this gets old. My Audigy 2 ZS has three outputs, is it possible to plug in both through 2 of the separate outputs and select which one i want to use at any time? If so, how?
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Why can't you plug in your headphones to the receiver? It would act like an amp.

Multiple outputs depend on what signal you use. I suppose it could be done with Optical out and Analog out. Your headphones could go analog (3.5mm) and the receiver optical (If it has the correct port). Vista should detect both and you should have the option to mute one of the signals in the "Playback Devices" menu.
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I would but I get a small amount of lag between the receiver and my headphones which is not at all good for playing CS:S. My receiver also does not have an optical in.
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that card doesn't have an optical out any way does it?

either way, I used a splitter (Y-cable) and plugged my 1/8inch jack to rca plug cable in and hooked to my receiver and plugged my 1/8inch headphones in to the other then plug the splitter into the 1/8inch audio out slot
it worked great for me,

as for lag with using a receiver and headphones I could hear the delay, but thats me, and it may just be the receiver

the type of item is here http://www.techcables.com/6-inch-3-5...able-p-71.html
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I'm using the 4.1 speaker setting now and I sorta got it working for my needs. Just send front audio through all ports. Now all I have to do is shut off my receiver when I just want to use my headphones.
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