Dual audio output in Windows 10?

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  1. kain0rer

    kain0rer Member

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    Hi all,

    Just looking for a way to have some listen in on my PC using a second set of headphone (would need a TRRS duplicator/adapter for the easiest solution, don't have one on hand.)

    I have a Creative Titanium X HD card and running Windows 10.

    What are my options without buying an adapter?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ^catalyst

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    Probably about nothing. You could do some convoluted Virtual Audio Cable type shit where you pipe the out to an in then make 2 outs that go to the physical out on your soundcard but really just buy the adaptor and enjoy your life.
     
  3. _zak

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    I had the same card, and there's no way to enable simultaneous analogue output as there's a hardware switch in the 3.5 mm jack that turns off the speaker output when something's plugged in. Very annoying if you're used to a software headphone/speaker switch!

    The original Creative forum is now dead, but this HardForum thread has the relevant quotes.
     
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    kain0rer

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    Awesome. Good to know, thanks man. Out of curioisity, what card do you have now and why the change?

    I found a few 3.5mm y splitters but they all invert my sound unfortunately.
     
  5. _zak

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    Not a particularly exciting story I'm afraid! I really liked the Titanium HD, but I moved my speakers to a different room and at the same time downgraded to mini-ITX. I'm planning to get a USB DAC at some point, but have found that I'm using my desktop a lot less of late, so it just hasn't been a priority.
     

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