Splitter to switch between Headphones and Speakers?

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by topslop1, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. topslop1

    topslop1 2[H]4U

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    Is there a high quality analog switch that I can plug in that has a wire long enough to sit on my desk and then have two plugs in - one for my speakers - one for my headphones- and then a little flip switch on that unit to select between the two? Instead of constantly plugging either input in and out off the back of the PC? Looking for a high quality unit that'll last well and not have any issues and maybe a decent base that has some weight to sit on the desk.

    Thank you for your time / recommendation.
     
  2. Riouken

    Riouken Limp Gawd

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    I dont know if I have seen anything just like what your asking for, but audio interfaces have that capability.

    https://www.amazon.com/Focusrite-Sc...ncoding=UTF8&refRID=A7BY0RZKCM2NPZX694V0&th=1

    It does a little more than what you want, but it does have the ability to attach (Monitors) aka (speakers) and headphones and you can turn one or the other down or listen to both at the same time.

    The only thing else I could think of would be to get a 2.5mm splitter and just turn one or the other off when your using it.

    https://www.amazon.com/Wideskall-Pl...qid=1501443200&sr=8-1&keywords=2.5mm+splitter
     
  3. BigJayDogg3

    BigJayDogg3 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I think I have one sitting in my closet. I'm not sure how high quality you're looking for, but it worked for what I needed it to.
     
  4. jiminator

    jiminator [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I don't see amazon has anything like that. they do have a/b speaker selectors but the inputs are bare wires. you could probably build something like that fairly easily and cheaply, a plastic back box, 1 1/4 input, 2 1/4 outputs, a switch that connects the ground to the active side. The red/back from the input will connect to both the outputs, the ground will go to the switch which directs to either the A or B output.
     
  5. stephen2002

    stephen2002 [H]Lite

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    I use one of these to toggle between two inputs to my speakers. You can also use it to toggle between two outputs.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005TE7GP4

    It is plastic so you will need to glue it to something heavy yourself if you want it to stay put in your desk. It is very simple, wired exactly like jiminator mentions.
     
  6. rezerekted

    rezerekted 2[H]4U

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    Radioshack sells splitters like you want but they are no longer.
     
  7. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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