How to use speakers + headphones together?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by n8236, May 1, 2010.

  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    Hello,

    I'm having some trouble having my speakers and headphones working together.

    In my prior setup, I've always had my Macbook Pro Line-Out connected to a set of speakers who allowed for my headphones to be jacked into it. I had no problems with this setup as it allowed me to use either one.

    Now, I bought a new Logitech G35 headset which has a USB end as opposed to the 1/8" jack, and I have to switch between the speakers and headset via Settings > Sound > Output.

    Is there a way to prevent this from happening?:confused:
     
  2. saintpako macrumors newbie

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    Hm...I think what you are referring here is pretty normal. For all USB headset connected to a Mac OS, you have to select the audio driver from settings, since the analog output jack doesn't know if you have anything connecting to it, so if you have a USB headset connected, and you still want to use your analog jack for your desktop speakers, I recommend you buy a USB adaptor and plug your speaker into it.

    In any case, a USB adaptor works better on a Mac, since if gives you a secondary microphone input, aside from the default microphone of your MBP.

    Check this out, they make some decent computer headsets. Logitechs are overrated and overpriced man.

    Pako :apple:
     
  3. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    For OSX, I have found a way to switch between my usb headset and speakers. You simply hold alt and click the speaker icon on the status bar. Then, you can choose which output source u want.

    As for Windows, I haven't looked, but I'm sure there are apps for this too!
     

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