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Headphone/speaker switch box

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Does anyone know of a high quality switch box for 3.5mm audio cables? I've ordered some audioengine A5 speakers but realized that they do not have a headphone jack for my AD700's. I thought I'd be ok with the front panel connector on my computer case but it has a lot of interference and hiss.
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An extension cable with a sort of cradle at the end to plug my headphones into would work also (on a Y splitter with the speakers), but I can't find one.
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Amazon.com: Plantronics PC Headset Speaker Switch: Electronics
Computer Headset Speaker Switch Headphone PC Audio Switch

Also, you can build one for maybe $5 in radioshack parts if you wanted to.
All you'd need is a dpdt toggle switch, jacks for your input, and two sets of jacks for your outputs(rca, 3.5mm, or 1/4")
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I have bought a number of the Plantronics PC Headset speaker switch that JamesL mentioned for my family and friends and they work great. I would just like to mention that the wire that they have are thin and not shielded, so they are prone to interference if you jam the wires with the monitor dvi cable, power, and etc.

I recently bought a new computer monitor that has internal speakers so I got another Plantronics switch to change between the monitor speakers and my ATH-A700 for convenience. When using the A700's I do notice a lot of hissing. I have not tried the switch for a few days nor have I tried to move the switch cable away from the rest of the bunch.

PS, I got them in the past at RadioShack. The current one was purchased at Office Depot for $13.99
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PS, I got them in the past at RadioShack. The current one was purchased at Office Depot for $13.99
Thanks for the suggestion, I found one there. Only problem with it is that the headphone jack is on the back, so I made a mod to it with some right angle adapters



I also bought this one a few weeks ago Computer Headset Speaker Switch Headphone PC Audio Switch but returned it because it felt too cheap (switcher wobbled, and the headphone port required too much force).
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Headphone/speaker switch

Was the Plantronic's Headphone/speaker switch box found at Office Depot?
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Office depot. If you you think cables make a difference, I wouldn't get it though as it uses the thinnest cable ever and can't be removed.
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