Using an audio switch multiple sound sources and playback devices are flexibly connected to each other. With sound sources you can think of the audio output of a tablet, tuner, CD player, MP3 player and the like. These are switched to headphones and boxes from your PC or to the audio input of your stereo, surround system or mixer. You connect everything together with cables and then use the audio switch to choose which device you want to hear. Read more about how to choose your audio switch and buy it online below.
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Audio switch: sound without picture
Usually you use an audio switch to switch only audio and not video. The most famous example is the audio switch that you use to switch between headset and speakers that are connected to your PC, laptop or tablet. After all, these playback devices only have a single 3.5mm headphone jack and by using an audio switch, you no longer have to plug and unplug the cables from headset and boxes. Once you have to wire everything up, you can easily switch between headset and boxes with the audio switch. Often these types of switches also have a kind of reverse function, where you can choose whether you want to hear your laptop or your tablet via your headphones or speakers.
More advanced Audio Switches
In addition to audio switches with a 3.5 mm jack, You can also check technically more advanced audio switches. Of course there is an audio switch with stereo RCA plugs. They come in various designs and with multiple ports that you can switch simultaneously. With a 2, 3, 4, 6-port audio switch you can connect multiple devices simultaneously and switch between them. You can also buy an audio switch with remote control.
Audio/Video Switch – Sound and images
Do you want to switch your video in addition to audio? To connect multiple audio / video devices with composite connections, you need an audio video switch. Check our listing of models with the possibility to switch S-video and scart connections. It is sometimes a bit of a puzzle to find the most convenient connection between all possible input and output devices, which also provides the best quality. You also have to take into account the fact that you want to keep using some older devices in your set. Many devices are currently equipped with HDMI connectors that combine audio and video.
Audio – Mixing, splitting and switching?
In addition to switching, you can also split and even mix audio. For this you need devices other than an audio switch. You need a mixer to mix sound sources. To make audio sound simultaneously on multiple output devices, you need an audio splitter. Finally, if you are looking for an audio switch with which you want to connect several sets of loudspeakers, a loudspeaker switch is required. This almost always works via terminal connections for the speakers. When choosing this type of audio switch, be careful to choose a version that can work with the number of ohms (resistance) that your speakers also work with.