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Speakers & Headphones

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Highdro, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. Highdro

    Highdro Thread Starter

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    I have a Thermaltake Xaser III V2000A Aluminum Series (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product/Chassis/fulltower/xaser3/2000a.asp)

    With a GigaByte 2004 GT Motherboard (http://www.giga-byte.com/MotherBoard/Products/Products_GA-8IG1000-G.htm)

    Ok, well now that you know what I'm working with what I want to do is set up my headphones so that I can hear people on Ventrilo, but now through my speakers ( I want my game to play through my speakers ).

    The thermaltake Case comes with a 2 USB, IEEE 1394, and MIC/HEADHONES connections. Well what you do is hook those connections up through some wires ( provided by the case ) to your motherboard, and then you can plug your peripherials into the top of the case.

    So I have done this and I have my MIC/Headphones hooked in to the top of my case. I have also updated all of my MB/Sound drivers via giga-bytes web site.
     
  2. kronus

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    You'd probably need an external mixer. Mostly what happens is there is a cable from the headphone jack that, when active, disables sound to the speakers. When you plug in your headphones, no sound from the speakers. Also, your soundcard isn't going to separate the audio into two channels like that. Maybe if you had a midi interface or something like a Digi 002. What might also work is having two sound cards, but that only works with onboard sound disabled, so you'd need two pci cards, and I've heard that can be really finicky.
     
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