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#1316995 - 12/02/09 07:41 PM dual input headphone- cable adapter
mugsy Offline
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Registered: 11/27/09
Posts: 2
Loc: Canada
I use headphones from my digital piano and from the computer speakers.(piano lessons on CD or U-Tube)

Has anyone found a Y-splitter that allows two inputs to One set of Headphones? Or other options?

The best option would be a channel to each ear, I guess.

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#1317014 - 12/02/09 08:16 PM Re: dual input headphone- cable adapter [Re: mugsy]
ChrisA Offline
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Registered: 12/28/08
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Loc: Redondo Beach, California
What you want is a "mixer". This is a device that routes multiple inputs to a stereo out put. You can pan any input to either side it pan both inputs to the center.

I use one of these for the same purpose, getting a play along CD (from an iPod) into the headphones at the same time as the DP output. But I use the line-out from the DP, not the headphone jack. Better quality sound that way

The "pan" control allows you to place a source so it sounds like it is located at any place between your two ears. Best, I think to center the piano and move the background music to one side.

Mackie makes a very good quality small mixer that can route the output to headphone and monitor speakers. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/402VLZ3/

There are also some cheaper clones of this mixer that cost less lack some of the quality, but are 1/2 the price
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer-Xenyx-502-Mixer-103846200-i1153498.gc


Some compurer audio interfaces can do this too. It's common in a recording studio for a musician to listen to (say) a drum and bass track while playing his part in time so many of the audio interfaces allow this. But I'd use the mixer unless y uo are already set up for recording

If you are buying a mixer you might want an "802" so you can handle bigger jobs that might come up.


Edited by ChrisA (12/02/09 08:26 PM)

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#1317031 - 12/02/09 08:47 PM Re: dual input headphone- cable adapter [Re: ChrisA]
mugsy Offline
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Registered: 11/27/09
Posts: 2
Loc: Canada
Thanks for the info.......very helpful.

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#1317429 - 12/03/09 10:28 AM Re: dual input headphone- cable adapter [Re: mugsy]
Masume Offline
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Registered: 11/28/09
Posts: 90
Loc: Germany
alternativly you can always connect the sound output of the PC to your Digital Piano like I do so that you hear your PC's sounds coming from your piano and then connect the Headphones to your piano. Of course, if you still want to use speakers for your PC that would make it a bit more complicated...

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