is it possible to play sound through speakers AND headphones

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  1. Xan macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I was wondering if it's possible to play sound through the speakers and headphones of a computer simultaneously.

    The reason I was wondering if it would work, is because I'm recording a song for school, and I can't hear the backing track through my speakers, but my computer still picks it up. However if i we're to use headphones and my speakers could be playing the same thing at the same time, everything would be fine.

    Thanks.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I don't know what problem you're trying to describe here...
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    With iTunes you can. Just select Multiple Speakers.
     
  4. Xan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Xan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, I couldn't seem to find where to turn this on. I'm using built in MBP speakers, and apple headphones to more clearly describe it. Are you sure this mode works with headphones?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, when you said "speakers" I incorrectly assumed you meant AirTunes remote speakers. When you plug headphones or desktop speakers into the microphone port on your MBP, it automatically cuts out your built-in speakers.
     
  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    If you're using external speakers then you can use a splitter on the audio out. For internal speakers I'm not sure. The audio jack is setup to turn off the internal speaker when something is plugged in.
     
  8. Xan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, If i we're to buy a audio splitter, I could plug external speakers and headphones into it, and they would both play?
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, but your internal speakers wouldn't.
     
  10. Xan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, thats fine. I do have external's that are just as good as my internal speakers. Thanks a lot everyone that replied.
     
  11. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I still don't understand why you would want to do this. It's likely that there's an easier way to do what you're after.
     

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