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Windows 7: Two for one

30 May 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Unless you have a built-in splitter on a dedicated sound card your best bet is to buy a headphone pre-amp/splitter that has two or more headphone sockets.

http://www.dv247.com/studio-equipmen...ter-box--18403

http://www.studiospares.com/headphon...ampssplitters/


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30 May 2011   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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Isn't there a third party program that will allow audio through both?
If there is, I'm not aware of it. The function that you are looking for is something that would be controlled by the sound card itself, and I don't know of any apps that are designed for that purpose, except those provided by the manufacturer.
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30 May 2011   #13
reaply

windows 7
 
 

Well I have read posts about people with dells being able to do it (with a cheap soundcard). I thought realtek would be able to do it but I can't find anything specific in the control panel. :/
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30 May 2011   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you wanted to buy a cheap sound card in addition to your Realtek audio, you "might" be able to connect a headset to each of them. But that would depend on your motherboard, because it will often disable onboard sound, when it detects a sound card. Even if that would work, it would be a lot easier and cheaper to get the splitter that you seem resistant to.
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30 May 2011   #15
reaply

windows 7
 
 

Well thanks anyways.
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30 May 2011   #16
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome.

Buy a splitter, they're not very expensive. You know it makes sense.
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30 May 2011   #17
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I have read posts about people with dells being able to do it
That would be from using the front panel jack as well as the one on the back of the computer. What you're asking isn't going to happen when using a sound card (actual card or onboard) and a USB anything audio device, as it is the same as using two separate sound cards. USB headsets/speakers/whatever use their own (or the default Windows) driver and function totally independent of what (or even no) sound card you have.

To do it with what you have you need to headsets that are not USB and use either a stereo splitter, or configure it in the Realtek controls so that both the front panel and rear jacks can be used at the same time (have to wait on how that is done as I don't have anything with Realtek audio on it).
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