Mac Pro speakers and headphones?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by techster85, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. techster85 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Is there a way to have my soundcard spit out both speakers out of the back and headphones out of the front jack? I tried it and the only way I could figure it out was to actually change the settings. I know on the G5 and G4 you could just plug in headphones and the speakers would still work fine. Am I missing something?
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    On my MP the line-out still outputs sound with headphones plugged into the front.
     
  3. kered22 macrumors 6502

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    I had the same thoughts, I liked how it worked on my G5. The MacPro, you do need to change the settings for the output depending on which you're using. Since I don't want to keep opening System Preferences, I just use Soundsource (freebie from rogueamoeba.com) to change it as I need to:
    http://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/

    Really been a timesaver.
     
  4. techster85 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sound source looks like it is what I need. Does it come in a widget or a program?
     
  5. kered22 macrumors 6502

    kered22

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    It's a menubar item. Just download, run the installer and it'll pop up there. :)
     

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