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as a device where I can plug both my speakers and my headphones and be able to switch to either one with a push of a button or a flick of a switch?

Or is there a soundcard that does this as well?
post #2 of 18

Yes, here is an example,



On my sound card, I had it set up before where I plugged in both speakers and headphone, then I could switch the outputs through the software, to enable one or the other.
Edited by Faster_is_better - 4/20/11 at 10:14am
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Yes, here is an example, Link
now will this alter the sound of each component (speakers/headphones) when compared to them directly plugged into the sound card?
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here is a cheaper one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Multimedia-Audio...item3a64fcd57d

i hope i helped out!
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now will this alter the sound of each component (speakers/headphones) when compared to them directly plugged into the sound card?

it will and should not alter the sound,

a sound card is just an internal way and the switch is an external,

it may alter depending on your setup
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here is a cheaper one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Multimedia-Audio...item3a64fcd57d

i hope i helped out!
And here is a really expensive one (): M-Patch 2
Uses XLR and RCA connectors - geared a bit more for studio montitor setups, but you could use adapters I'd think.
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My onboard sound on my motherboard can do this through software that was included.
    
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or I was just doing some reading putting both in the L and R outputs and just switching them through the asus console would suffice right? Or having a switch is better?
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a switch may be the better possible outcome because u can keep it external and switch it from a close distance

U MAY also have the surface switch as a back up because the switch is only 5 dollars or so

BUT i would go with a switch, depending on ur budget, also keep the onboard as a backup.

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I know some switches will degrade sound quality. My DAC has a button that makes it really easy to switch devices.

You should find a sound card or DAC that has a switch
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