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Who do I use headphones, speakers, and mic simultaneously

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#1 emersonian


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Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:04 AM


I have a standard desktop running Windows 7. I will include a photo that shows that the circular jacks on the back of the computer for things like speakers in a second. I go back and forth between headphones and external speakers a lot. That is, I will use the headphones when studying and then use the speakers when I am doing chores or whatever (this was easy when I used a laptop as a desktop replacement). My guess is that I would have to unplug the speakers and plug in the headphones in the little green jack illustrated in the picture (I presently plug the speakers into the green jack and they work fine). I don't want to go through all that. Do I have to buy a splitter of some sort, or is there an easier solution? Also, could you please tell me what jack a mic must be plugged into? Is it the pink one to the left of the green jack?

Thank you for your consideration.

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#2 abauw


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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:01 PM

you could choice :
~ buy a spliter for audio port but all (speaker and headphone) will have sound
~ buy a usb headphones, so you could plug it on usb port not on audio port
~ if you have front audio output (little green & red audio port, usually stick with front usb port (on computer case)
~ if you speaker have a headphone port, you could plug it every time you want to use a headphone.

I hope I dont miss some idea's for this problem.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:10 PM

Headphones...normally may cut the speaker output...but I don't see any problem with using the mike and either of the other two at the same time...aside from the fact that the mike will output to the speakers :).

My capture card uses the input and output channels of the system...at the same time...to enable capture of sound from the video input delivered by coax.

You don't have a headphone jack on the front of your system?


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