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    Question box needed to switch between speakers & headphones

    I want to have the headphones and speakers plugged in at the same time with the ablility to switch between them. A simple splitter is no good as the headphones will also then be on at same time as speakers(as you cannot turn headphones off). Is there a box you can have both plugged into where you can switch between them so only the one you select will be on?

    any suggetions?
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    I too need such a device! but I need one that does three jacks (ie. frount rear and center)

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    Yeh i need what myth wants. Does my head in that I cant use headphones without unplugging all my speakers. So it usually means that i dont. And annoy my gf with loud noise when she is tryin to do summit else
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    Have you tried richer sounds or some other such av store? They may well be the best people to help. When I plug my headphones into the front of my shuttle the speakers just stop working!
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    Quote Originally Posted by starbuck
    I want to have the headphones and speakers plugged in at the same time with the ablility to switch between them. A simple splitter is no good as the headphones will also then be on at same time as speakers(as you cannot turn headphones off). Is there a box you can have both plugged into where you can switch between them so only the one you select will be on?

    any suggetions?

    Well this is a start for you anyway.. dont help me much...

    *warning this is a US link!!!!!

    http://www.phonemerchants.com/planaudpcspe.html

    http://www.electronicsusa.com/mk5.html
    Last edited by myth; 25-07-2004 at 02:51 PM.

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    Last edited by myth; 25-07-2004 at 03:07 PM.

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    Have you tried turning the speakers off?

    I just plug the headphones in at the front, turn the speakers off and use the volume control in winamp

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_wade
    Have you tried turning the speakers off?

    I just plug the headphones in at the front, turn the speakers off and use the volume control in winamp
    i take it your useing onboard audio......

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    Plug the headphones into the headphone port on the speakers?

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    I use 5.1 headphones..... one jack dont cut it!

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    Just get 3 3.5mm to 2*3.5mm adapters. Sorted. When you dont want the speakers, just turn them off.

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    I'm too lazy.. I i wanted to i could simply make one!

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    You are too lazy to buy them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun
    You are too lazy to buy them?

    NOO!!! I'm too lazy to to have to use it like that! I have my sound card at max volume! but my zalman cant handle it! so I couldnt leave them pluged in!

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    It would be very simple to make one - 6 or 7 3.5mm stereo jacks, tsdt switch (any multi would do), little maplins project box ... few mins soldering and you've got a perfectly good box

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