Audio output switch?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Caezar, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Caezar macrumors 6502

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    Is there any device that could enable to plug both speakers (JBL Creatures) and headphones (Sennheiser CX200) into my iMac?

    I use the headphones when I play games and the speakers when I watch TV shows. I wish I could avoid having to plug/unplug the audio jack into my iMac every time I make a change.

    I would love to have something like a switch that would let me have both the speaker and the headphones connected at all times and enable me to pick which one I want to use.

    Thanks.
     
  2. localoid macrumors 68020

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    A simple headset/speaker switch would work to route your 1/8" stereo analog out to either headset or speakers...
    Plantronics makes an el-cheapo that can readily found at most computer outlets... It's just a cheap DPDT switch in a plastic box. If you had a high-powered speaker/amp system you'd probably want a more expensive solution (with muting/delay) to avoid the POP that occurs when switching that could result in frying tweeters or causing hearing damage, but for a desktop speaker system you probably won't have problems... :p
     
  3. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    The only thing you'll need is a headphone splitter, you can buy one at any electronic shop for about 1 dollar.
     
  4. Caezar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks localoid, this is exactly what I was looking for.

    By the way, a splitter would not do because I do not want to hear the headphones, while the speakers are on.
     

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