#1
Ok, so I want to be able to listen to music from my PC AND amp at the same time. I"m also sick of constantly switching my headphones from my PC to my amp.

First I thought I could get a Female > Male/male splitter and connect like:



But I figured this wouldn't work too well.


Then I thought about an A/B switch. I'd split the the output from my PC (Male > Female/female) where I could have one channel that would be the amp with the PC, and the other channel just the clean PC input:




OR do I need a mixer?





Please state which would be best to use, and if you've got any personal recommendations, I'd greatly appreciate it
#2
you have an auxiliary in.

i think that's meant for an auxiliary in.

like a computer. or a pc. or something.
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#3
^ haha yea exactly. plug your line out or headphone output from your PC into the AUX in on your amp and then just listen to headphones through the amp and voila! Fairly simple.
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^ haha yea exactly. plug your line out or headphone output from your PC into the AUX in on your amp and then just listen to headphones through the amp and voila! Fairly simple.



But won't the amp dirty the PC signal a bit? I have a $200 sound card and $200 headphones. I don't want to listen to music SOLELY through the amp when not using it if it's going to degrade the output of my PC even a little.

I don't mind having to listen to it while I'm using the amp, but when I'm not using it, I want the signal from the PC to be as clean as possible.
#5
no it wont.
the aux in goes straight out to the speaker/headphone out, NOT through that amp's circuitry.

Thus, the aux input is uncolored and just as clean as if it were straight from your PC
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I have the option of pic three. I have some expensive wireless headphone system in my room. The wireless box has an AUX input and a LR channel. works well
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#7
Does the amp need to be on to be able to listen to the clean PC output? I don't have any extra cabling to test.
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#8
not sure on that' but i'd put my money on YES
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#9
why don't you unplug it from your amp and plug in your headphones when you want to listen to music without your amp?

just grab a male/female mini adapter.
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why don't you unplug it from your amp and plug in your headphones when you want to listen to music without your amp?

just grab a male/female mini adapter.


Because as I said in my OP: I'm also sick of constantly switching my headphones from my PC to my amp.

I don't want to have to unplug my headphones again.
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option 2 or 3 is good then.

mixer would probably be your best bet.



Now I'm even more confused. I looked a couple mini mixers, including one from Behringer http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/behringer-micromix-mx400-4-channel-line-mixer/621108000000000 and they seem to only output mono. Isn't that bad if I'm using it exclusively for headphones? Won't I only hear one channel of audio?
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i have five half stacks on one wall of my room, two on the adjacent wall (with an extra head, and an extra cabinet that isn't being used). i ran cables behind all of the amps with a semi complicated switching combination of pedals, on two different pedalboards, and it is a mess. cables behind everything running underneath the cabinets between the bottom of the amp and the height of the casters, because i got so sick of switching cables, and now after doing that 6 months ago, have all of those cables ran to all of those amps unplugged from the network of cables, and i just go from guitar straight into the head when choosing.

bottom line, simple is better, even if it means expending a little bit of energy to do something.

so whenever severe boredom strikes i will be untangling probably 300 feet of cables (seven 21 footers alone), as well as foot switches, and re reouting my pedal board for a different amp.
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So would I plug in the amp and output from PC to the Mono connection on the "mix in"? Or do I need to get something like http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-CMP159-Stereo-8In-Mono/dp/B000068O3C/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1310194923&sr=1-4

Sorry for so many questions, but I only know about computer equipment, not audio stuff.