- Apr 29, 2013
I own a pair of sennheiser hd 595's and a pair of small laptop speakers that draw their power from usb. Most of the time I prefer using the headphones, but there are times when I am home alone and would therefore prefer using the speakers. I upgraded my desktops sound card from an integrated one to an asus xonar dg. My desktop has a headphone jack in the front, but I believe it is tied to the integrated sound card. I'm not sure on this, I could use some clarification. Either way I would prefer to not have to open my desktop and "tie" the front headphone jack to my asus xonar dg. My problem is that the xonar only has one 3.5 jack where I would like to have two so that I would not have to constantly climb down to the floor to unplug the headphones and plug in the speakers and vice versa. Is there a way to fix this? I was thinking of buying a splitter that I would connect to the xonar's 3.5 jack and then buying two 3.5 jack extenders and taping these to the top of my desktop to make it easier to use. Would that work? Would there be any problems with the audio using this solution?