Speakers & Headphones on my Mini

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Macs4u, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Macs4u, Jul 16, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2014

    Macs4u macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2008
    Stoke on Trent

    I have a Mac Mini , latest base spec. I have bought some monitor speakers for music production. I plug the speakers into the headphone socket on the mini and it works fine. Only problem is , what if i want to listen to the music on headphones. The speakers don't have a headphone socket and its a pain to keep plugging and unplugging/swapping wires.

    Any idea on how to do this?

    Basically i want the speakers to be connected all the time but have a headphone socket at reach in front of me

  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California

    Music Production? Seems like you might also want a place to plug in a microphone or guitar or whatever as well as headphones.

    Also I think you will find you need separate volume controls for the speakers and headphones

    This will let you connect a few different audio devices.

    There are others like this by companies like Presonus and Lexington. Check out the above web site.
  3. rctlr macrumors 6502a

    May 9, 2012
    You could always plug your headphones in via a usb adapter, and switch the output via the mac (Alt and click the speaker icon in menubar)
    I have a Griffin imic

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