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how do i play audio from PC + Mac mini in 1 AUX input on speakers

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April 27, 2014 10:16:01 PM

I have a PC i use mostly for gaming and a Mac Mini for business/daily use and Harman Kardon Soundsticks (which only have 1 AUX input)
I need a way to play sound from both computers through the Soundsticks without going under the desk unplugging the aux cable EVERY SINGLE TIME i switch.
It has gotten seriously annoying.
I know that a cheapo headphone splitter won't cut it
Thanks for your help.
April 27, 2014 10:28:37 PM

Have you tried a headphone splitter? I don't see why one wouldn't work in your case. especially if the two aren't powered on at the same time. If they are then there is a small chance you may get feed back from the other device but i'd say it's worth a shot given the price of admission.

You could try using a KVM switch. It would require that both the mac mini and the PC share the same monitor, keyboard and mouse but the setup may work well for you.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Or you could go with these two
audio selector
http://www.amazon.com/TC-716-Stereo-Selector-BLACK-VERS...
adapter
http://www.amazon.com/SANOXY%C2%AE-Stereo-Female-Y-Cabl...
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April 27, 2014 10:45:47 PM

Nothing I've got uses RCA so the two amazon products wouldn't help much. Id just need more adapters.

I have been looking at passive mixers as an option, but i don't know enough about them yet.
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