Hey guys. Kinda new to audio equipment so this may need to be moved, and I apologize in advance if that's the case.
I currently have an old Logitech system (2 speakers and a sub) along with a control dial (like this one: http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/00b35819b3.jpg). I'm always listening to music throughout the day, and when it's late I'll plugin my ATH-M50s to the aforementioned control dial, and listen through those.
I've decided that I want to invest in a new audio setup for my computer this holiday season. I've been eyeing the AudioEngine A5+s, as I've seen a lot of great reviews, as well as the ASUS Xonar Essence STX.
My question however isn't so much related to the equipment as it is to the headphone connectivity. As I mentioned, it's currently incredibly easy for me to just pop in my headphones when I need to keep volume at a minimum. Being that the speakers don't have a headphone jack, is there an easy way for me to switch between speakers/headphones when need be? My computer is in a cabinet in which the back is inaccessible, so having to crawl behind my desk and fiddle with the wires to swap between the two would be a nightmare. I've read about DACs but I'm not sure if that would be a solution to my problem.
Any suggestions much appreciated!
EDIT: THIS ISSUE WAS RESOLVED BY USING THIS SETUP: http://tinypic.com/r/287qis0/5
Edited by tmilton22 - 12/2/13 at 2:51pm