Windows 10: Using headphones and speakers at the same time.

  1.    19 Aug 2016 #1

    Using headphones and speakers at the same time.


    I recently bought a new headset and desktop. I just tried out the headset and found it to be amazing, but I was wondering how I could get sound to go through both the headset and speakers on my speakers system. The desktop is in Windows 10, and it's a Lenovo, and I can provide the system information if needed, as well as any other information. Thank you for your time and responses.
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  2.    20 Aug 2016 #2

    Does it have Realtek sound CODEC ? Are headphones analog or USB ?
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  3.    20 Aug 2016 #3

    Hi there

    "Old fashioned electronics" is your best option here if you have "Non optical" output (i.e analog)

    depending on connections - try a "jack splitter" or if you have separate L and R (usually red / white coloured audio leads) use 2 "Y" connectors.

    Remember though "Max power transfer" theorem - if the impedance mis-match between phones and speakers is too great it won't work satisfactorily.

    If HDMI type output you can also split out HDMI audio via an Audio splitter - while still passing main HDMI signal through as well.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    20 Aug 2016 #4

    CountMike said: View Post
    Does it have Realtek sound CODEC ? Are headphones analog or USB ?

    The speakers are analog and the headphones are usb.
    The speakers are listed under sounds as realtek high definition audio. Anything else needed?
    I'm not sure about CODEC how would I check that?
    Last edited by Pikadude1228; 20 Aug 2016 at 19:38. Reason: Forgot quote
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       20 Aug 2016 #5

    Pikadude1228 said: View Post
    The speakers are analog and the headphones are usb.
    The speakers are listed under sounds as realtek high definition audio. Anything else needed?
    I'm not sure about CODEC how would I check that?
    My thought would be to use one of those sharing headsets/earbuds Y-adapter the young folks use with their iPod or Smartphone.
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  6.    21 Aug 2016 #6

    Berton said: View Post
    My thought would be to use one of those sharing headsets/earbuds Y-adapter the young folks use with their iPod or Smartphone.
    Can't do that, headphones are USB and don't get sound from CODEC (COder DECoder) chip on MB which trans-codes between analog and digital sound.
    Most popular CODEC chips are from Realtek.
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