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How do I play my audio on two different devices at once?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1

    How do I play my audio on two different devices at once?


    Hey there guys,

    I have a USB-Headset and some Speakers connected to my Soundcard.
    By now I have to switch the default Playback-Device whenever I wanna put on my headset or use the speakers.
    Is it possible just to output the Sound on both devices simultaniously and if it is, how can I do it?
    To be clear, I dont want to output the Sound from one App on one device and the Sound of another on the other device, I want ALL Sounds that use the default Playback-Device to be played on both, Speaker and Headset.


    Greetings
    Neokil

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Plug a "Y" adapter into the speaker port and manually turn down the volume on the external speaker when you have to

    or Y the headset port - which ever is easier
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1


    hmm... but the Headset is USB. (And the Speakers have a normal Klinke)
    What Y-Adapter could there possibly be?
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  4. #4


    By design, Windows will only allow one default playback device. I've seen users claim they were able to get around it, but I've never been able to.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1


    And maybe there is a software thats giving you a virtual device to use and splits it onto the other devices?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 21
    Dual boot: Win 8.1 Pro x64; Win 7 HP x64


    Does Virtual Audio Cable work on Win 8?

    I use it everyday on Win 7. Winamp playing music throughout the house on one Virtual Device, and everything else: skype, browser, etc. through headset.
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  7. #7


    Give it a try
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  8. #8


    Posts : 21
    Dual boot: Win 8.1 Pro x64; Win 7 HP x64


    I was suggesting that to @Neokil. I don't have much access to a Win 8 machine.
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