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Old 10-01-11, 06:59 AM   #1
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Default 3.5mm Stereo Male to Dual RCA Male Y-Cable.

Guys im wanting to buy one of these cables(CLICK ME)"3.5mm Stereo Male to Dual RCA Male Y-Cable" ... Its basically so i can connect my hi-fi to my PC via 7.1 surround sound card & then have sound/music from my pc coming through my hi-fi.

Does anybody know of some sort of device that will allow me to have both my headphones and the hi-fi plugged into my sound card at the same time so i don't have to mess around pulling my system out and plugging/unplugging my headphones/hi-fi every time?

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Old 10-02-11, 03:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: 3.5mm Stereo Male to Dual RCA Male Y-Cable.

It appears that your soundcard does not have an spdif output. If it did, and if your AMP has a corresponding input, use that. If your amp has an spdif input, I would just get a new sound card. Win 7 does not, out of the box, support simultaneous output of spdif and standard audio but there is a way to make it happen, have to do some searching. I am doing this on my win7 system with 5.1. I don't think that there is a 5.1 switch out there, much less a 7.1.

On another system, I use a stereo headphone/mic switch (got off Amazon) to switch between the front chan on my 5.1 headphones and my desktop speakers. Had to buy a 3.5mm audio M-F cable to make this work. Of course, you could buy 4 of these switches, but, that would be ugly
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Default Re: 3.5mm Stereo Male to Dual RCA Male Y-Cable.

A lot of sound cards will automatically switch your sound to headphone once you plug them in. So, easiest way is to configure the 7.1 analog through your amplifier and then try to connect the headphones and see if the sound switch automatically.
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Old 10-03-11, 04:26 PM   #4
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Anything wrong with just getting a mini headphone splitter and just turning off your receiver when you don't want the audio coming out?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dynex%26...&skuId=9222307

I assume you know you won't get full 5.1/7.1 out of that mini headphone connector. I think BCK's option is best (if your amp has SPDIF in).
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Default Re: 3.5mm Stereo Male to Dual RCA Male Y-Cable.

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Anything wrong with just getting a mini headphone splitter and just turning off your receiver when you don't want the audio coming out?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dynex%26...&skuId=9222307

I assume you know you won't get full 5.1/7.1 out of that mini headphone connector. I think BCK's option is best (if your amp has SPDIF in).
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Im just using a standard creative fatality headset anyway, Ill i wanted was to have both my hi-fi and headphones plugged in at the same time so i didn't have to pull out my system to Stereo Y-Cable swap between my headphones and hi-fi every time. Hopefully with that splitter i wont have too, Hopefully when i turn my hi-fi on and press AUX the sound from my pc will come through my hi-fi .... When i turn the hi-fi off the sound will come through my headphones.
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Old 10-04-11, 03:33 PM   #6
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I love simple solutions.

Just so you know, with the splitter the sound will always come out of your headphones (unless they have an in-line volume control). I'm not sure about drops in amplitude either to be honest. Your amp will boost signal but your headphones won't. If the headphone volume is too low, you can check out a headphone amp too (they're pretty cheap too).
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