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

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    #1
    Hi,

    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

    Matt
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    #3

    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.
    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlett2i2/

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

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    #4
    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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