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Looking for simple 3.5mm audio switch

14,393 663 September 10, 2010 at 09:50 PM
I am looking for a audio switch from my computer desktop soundcard output on 3.5mm jack so I can switch between two computer speakers.

I cant seem to find it.

And it seem to reference KVM?

Can anyone recommend a good one?

Will I get some loss in audio quality? It must still retain stereo.

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KVMs (keyboard, video, mouse) are used to run multiple computers with a single set of input/output devices. Some of them include audio switching.

Amazon has an entire category for audio/video switch boxes, or you can just search for "audio switch" and get plenty of results. http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/r...1284185983
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All those switch are so big and bulky.

All I need is a simple toggle switch between 2 audio speakers (3.5mm jacks) and nothing else.
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These are really hard to find.

I went to Radio Shack and found a switch after taking to a wise sales-person.
Tell them, a switch to change from speakers to headphones And instead of hooking headphones up, plug-in the other set of speakers.
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Yah, anything that would accept 3.5mm plug in that would be fine. Just a simple toggle switch. All those I have seen are big.
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If your speakers have a headphone port, you can just plug the other set of speakers into that port to switch it over.
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why don't you just plug both in and turn off one. You can easily find y-cables.
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why don't you just plug both in and turn off one. You can easily find y-cables.
second.

other thing i have done is use a 3.5mm extension cord and manually do it. back when my speakers didn;t have a headphone jack.
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