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High Quality Audio Splitter?

post #1 of 11
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So I'm going to have sound playing out both my headphones as well as my subwoofer cause I like the 'explosive' feel during movies. I don't want to sacrifice sound quality though. Any ideas? My headphones don't have much bass, and this works well with a random audio splitter I found lying around the house, however it butches the audio quality too much. Is there higher quality splitters out there? Or are they all the same in terms of quality? My headphones are Audio Technica AD700. I don't want to spend more than $20.
post #2 of 11
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I'm by no means an audiophile, in fact I'm rather new to the world of high quality sound.
post #3 of 11
Bad idea. It's not the splitter that is the problem. Subwoofers and headphones need a different kind of output running to them.
post #4 of 11
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So how would I go about setting it up correctly? In case you need to know, these are my speakers: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Surround-Sound-Speakers-980-000430/dp/B003VAK1FA/
post #5 of 11
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So how would I go about setting it up correctly?

I have no idea how to do that for $20. If you had a regular subwoofer and an external headphone amplifier, you could always split the left/right output from the computer and run it to both.
post #6 of 11
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How do I split the left and right outputs? And what is the difference between my subwoofer and any other subwoofer? lol sorry about all the questions, but I'm brand new to all this.
post #7 of 11
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How do I split the left and right outputs?

Depends on what you are going to split it from and what to--whether those items use 3.5mm stereo plugs or RCA plugs.
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How do I split the left and right outputs? And what is the difference between my subwoofer and any other subwoofer? lol sorry about all the questions, but I'm brand new to all this.

Your sub is a sub plus speaker amplifier designed to work with a specific speaker package. I don't know enough about how it all works, but doesn't your front right speaker have to be connected to get it work and control the volume? A regular home audio sub would be easier to integrate because it has it's own gain (volume control) and because of the adjustable crossover.
post #8 of 11
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Well, I can't afford a new subwoofer atm, so does a high quality splitter exist?
post #9 of 11
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http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-HA400-4-Channel-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B000KIPT30/
Is this any good? I would use it to watch movies with friends while other friends sleep, but mostly for playing sound through both my headphones and subwoofer.
post #10 of 11

So it'd be:

Your source > Behringer > split to your speaker/sub system + your headphones (and your friends' headphones)

To play all of them simultaneously as well to 'feel' the sub?

 

I'm not sure how the Behringer would handle the outputs (not at all familiar with it), but in theory because it has separate volume controls you should be able to stop things from damaging themselves by excessive volumes (don't take my word for it though, I'm still iffy on the output uses).

 

If you get it and it works let me know, I've been looking for something to control volumes individually on several headphones from the same source as well funnily enough (not sure about playing a sub while listening to headphones though).

post #11 of 11
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I'm a very indecisive person, but if I do end up getting it, I'll let you know
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