Using headphones and speakers at the same time.


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #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. Posts : 19,209
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #2

    Does it have Realtek sound CODEC ? Are headphones analog or USB ?
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  3. Posts : 11,172
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #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. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    CountMike said:
    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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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    Pikadude1228 said:
    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. Posts : 19,209
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       #6

    Berton said:
    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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