I have a Xonar STX at the moment which has the RCA outs and also a headphone amp, can newer sound cards or good onboard sound connect to headphones and a speaker amp at the same time? Headphones through the amplified headphone jack and speaker amp through the front speakers jack with a 3.5mm > RCA adapter? Or does the front speakers jack only work with 5.1 etc? I am going to buy a new motherboard and am thinking of selling my Xonar STX to save some money but I need a sound card that can output to my speaker amp and headphones (not at the same time but so I don't have to swap cables). For example this motherboard...
Or possibly a soundblaster Z or other cheaper soundcard..
Can I connect headphones to the amplified headphone jack and speaker amp to the "front speakers" non amplified jack with a 3.5mm > RCA adapter?
For example :
Connectivity Options (Main) Headphone: 1 x Amplified 3.5mm jack > (FOR HEADPHONES)
Speaker Out: 3 x 3.5mm jacks (Front,Rear,C/Sub) > WILL THE FRONT JACK WORK OUTPUTTING TO MY SPEAKER AMP VIA 3.5MM TO RCA ADAPTER? (THE SAME AS A STANDARD LINE OUT?)
Line / Mic In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
Optical Out: 1 x TOSLINK
Optical In: 1 x TOSLINK
Edited by nicholars - 10/31/14 at 6:10am