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Can't seem to get headphones working without unplugging speakers!

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  1. Py2008

    Py2008 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I recently bought a pair of Sennheiser HD555 which work great, the only thing is that if I want to use them I have to disconnect my speakers (Logitech Z-2300) from the sound card (Xtremegamer) and plug the headphones into the same socket.

    As my speakers are 2.1 they connect to the sound card via one cable. It appears they only work in this one particaler socket as does the headphones. I assume the others are for 5.1 and 7.1 setups.

    The speakers came with a little controller for volume and power, but it also has a socket for headphones but when I tried that it didn't make a difference. My keyboard (Tarantula) also has a socket for headphones which doesn't seem to work either. Even the front of my case (P182) has a socket but not joy.

    In the settings for the speakers in control panel I clicked automatically detect headphones and mute speakers on detection. I have no idea why it wont work.

    Any suggestions? Its a pain in the *** having to reach the back of the pc and disconnect the speakers and plug in the headphones each time

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Sounds like you need to find one of these ...
     

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    Cool, what are they called and are they cheap? :p
     
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    Most likely ... It's just a simple parallel wired splitter
    But I can just plug my phones into my Bose Mediamate speakers.
    Does you speakers have a phones jack ???

    Then .. Maybe all you'd need is an extension cable.
    But usually .. The speakers are shut off when you plugin another cable.
     
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