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How do you Enable 2 audio devices at one time.

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June 12, 2014 3:30:48 PM

Logitech speakers via 3.5mm plug and corsair vengeance 2100 via usb, How do I enable both of these at the same time.


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June 12, 2014 3:35:40 PM

I don't know if it's possible to do that but I want hook up my speakers and headset too so I just used an adapter to make them one connection (it was easier cause they were both 3.5mm). In your case i'd get http://www.cellphoneshop.net/35usbfemale.html?CAWELAID=...

and a y splitter 3.5mm, then you can plug headset > adapter > splitter and speakers > splitter
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June 12, 2014 3:38:05 PM

Not sure if its possible to play the same audio through 2 sound devices, but if you want a setup like music running through 1 device and games through the other then that is possible.
To do this you will need to manually set which audio device you want your music to play through in settings/options of the media program.
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June 12, 2014 3:41:59 PM

Good idea but I know the corsair's wireless dongle has to be attached to the computer, It will not work on a 3.5mm adapter if you get what I mean. It's crazy before I had a turtle beach headset and I just used a 3.5mm double adapter.

In this day and age there has to be some sort of a fix for this otherwise I feel we are in the stone age.


bob hays said:
I don't know if it's possible to do that but I want hook up my speakers and headset too so I just used an adapter to make them one connection (it was easier cause they were both 3.5mm). In your case i'd get http://www.cellphoneshop.net/35usbfemale.html?CAWELAID=...

and a y splitter 3.5mm, then you can plug headset > adapter > splitter and speakers > splitter


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June 12, 2014 3:48:17 PM

I know exactly what you mean, I was thinking if we can have so many monitors hooked up to the computer why can't we have multiple audio devices. There might be a solution but I don't know it. The reason it needs to be hooked up is probably because its wireless and needs power. The only other option I can think of is get an adapter that is also usb powered like this

3.5mm connection and usb power connection > usb dongle
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June 12, 2014 4:43:47 PM

Well its a wireless adapter so it has to be in the usb slot to the mobo to send the signal. I just dont get why you can't flip a switch and send a signal to two devices at one time. Sigh lol


bob hays said:
I know exactly what you mean, I was thinking if we can have so many monitors hooked up to the computer why can't we have multiple audio devices. There might be a solution but I don't know it. The reason it needs to be hooked up is probably because its wireless and needs power. The only other option I can think of is get an adapter that is also usb powered like this

3.5mm connection and usb power connection > usb dongle


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June 12, 2014 4:48:30 PM

That might be true, but at the same time its just sending an audio signal which it will get from the 3.5mm > usb. The only thing it lacks is power which it can get from another usb port.

Of course it could require drivers and other things so that might not work, but if all it needs is audio and power then it should.
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June 14, 2014 9:44:35 PM

bob hays said:
I know exactly what you mean, I was thinking if we can have so many monitors hooked up to the computer why can't we have multiple audio devices. There might be a solution but I don't know it. The reason it needs to be hooked up is probably because its wireless and needs power. The only other option I can think of is get an adapter that is also usb powered like this

3.5mm connection and usb power connection > usb dongle


Anything is theoretically possible, but with the usb dongle, the sound is all digital,so you would need an analog to digital converter which also outputs via usb.. Unless your headphones have a 3.5 connection (hard-wired), you're probably out of luck with this. There may be a way by using a different software mixer than the built-in windows mixer, maybe something like audacity, but I've not tried using it for that. If i come across something, I'll add to this post.
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June 15, 2014 11:51:48 AM

I found a program called Reaper which claims to be able to do what you want. It requires some setup and experimenting.It is a recording program which can feed the same track to multiple outputs for recording and monitoring.
I'll also keep looking.
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