Get sound from headphones plugged into monitor to imac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nhlducks35, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. nhlducks35 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    Right now I have my iMac plugged into an external monitor. I want to plug my headphones into my monitor and get the sound from the iMac. Right now, my headphones have to be plugged into the iMac in order to get sound from iTunes on to my headphones.
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Only possible if the sound is going to your monitor. How is it connected? HDMI, Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort include audio signal; DVI and VGA do not.
  3. nhlducks35 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    I see, I was using VGA which doesn't carry sound. I just bought an HDMI cable and HDMI thunderbolt adaptor.

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