Question Device that controls speaker and headphones

Sep 16, 2019
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I'm currently looking for some device/box that can take multiple audio sources and output to multiple audio devices based on input channel. Ideally, each channel has its own volume knob. I also don't want the device two mix the signals so that all audio goes to all outputs, like a line mixer would do. Each output should have it's own input source, but be able to amplify the sound and volume control with RCA or 3.5 as the input.

My use case:

Gaming on PC I use headphones and a Sound bar. The sound bar connects to the PC via optical, but has other options as well. The Headphones connect to the PC via 3.5mm. Headphone Audio is only for communication and I use a stand alone mic for audio input.

The Sound bar is used for all other audio from the PC (music, games, video).

I'd like to be able to send communications audio to the headphones, and game audio to the sound bar but with amplifier and volume control for both without mixing the signals. Does something like this exist?

I'm my googling and searches I've looked at line mixers (which would mix the audio signals and have all inputs play to one output + headphones) which doesn't work for my use case. The closest thing I've been able to find is this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWRTYIZ/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdo_t1_mo9FDbV5X0CDA

It seems like overkill though and I'd like something cheaper or with less inputs
 
As you say it's overkill and not designed to drive line level inputs. That's a headphone amp and could overload the input of the soundbar.
You may be able to do what you want with software.
https://github.com/audiorouterdev/audio-router
Adding a USB headphone amp might be needed too.
 
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As you say it's overkill and not designed to drive line level inputs. That's a headphone amp and could overload the input of the soundbar.
You may be able to do what you want with software.
https://github.com/audiorouterdev/audio-router
Adding a USB headphone amp might be needed too.

Thanks a bunch for the reply. I appreciate the links and I'll give them a try!
 
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