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Want to use headset and speakers at same time, can someone please help.

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December 29, 2013 12:42:42 PM

I want to use my headset for skype but allow music and other things such as youtube, pandora, etc. to come in through my speakers. can someone please help me set this up.

this is my playback option at the moment with a 3.5mm jack in atm i can use a usb headset if needed and would prefer that if instructions can be provided for that instead.

i currently dont have a sound card, if this can be done without one it would be best, my current mobo is Gigabyte ma785gm-us2h.

Thank you in advance.

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December 29, 2013 12:51:26 PM

Sorry, you're basically screwed. Windows really dislikes letting this happen - and if you do get it to work, there is going to be significant lag in the sound. Trust me, I've been trying to do this for years.
December 29, 2013 1:00:35 PM

figured it out ty anyways :) 

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December 29, 2013 1:18:00 PM

What you're wanting to do is possible, not sure its going to work with your exact setup how ever.

This is how i have my setup going: Winamp playing through speakers via optical cable, everything else through headphones via 3.5mm ports.

To do this for your setup you should have both the usb headset and speakers pluged in at the same time and make sure the speakers are the default play back device in windows audio settings, then you want to go into skype settings and manually set what audio device you want it to use.

Skype settings > Audio settings > you want to map all 3 options to your usb headset.

Again, not sure if its possible to do with 2 separate audio devices although i dont see why not.
I use a Creative X-fi sound card with both analog and digital outputs (3.5mm ports and optical) and it seems to work perfectly fine for me

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