I was wondering if anybody knew the name of what I’m looking for. I can’t seem to find it, and it just kind of seems like it should exist. I know that there are products that you can use to switch between monitors, but I’m looking for something similar to use with headphones.
I have 3 sets of headphones and 1 pair of computer speakers that I want to switch between at various times. What I’ve been doing is just yanking one out of the headphone output on my audio interface, and putting another one in. I have these cables just sitting on my desk ready to be swapped in and out. This is somewhat tedious and I’m afraid it’s going to cause undue wear and tear on the hardware involved.
So what I’d like to buy is some kind of passive box that takes an input from the headphone jack of my audio interface, (or I guess it would be fine if it wanted the stereo TRS/XLR output from the interface; it would just need more cables,) and has at least 4 headphone outputs. Either 1/4" or 1/8" is fine. I also need a switch such that I can have only output playing at a time.
Does anyone know if something like this exists? And what it’s called? I know that there are headphone splitters out there, but I can’t find any that would allow me to keep everything plugged in and use a switch to choose which output I want. I’ve also found some that look like they are also headphone amps, but I’m wary of coloring the sound. I would much prefer something passive that doesn’t need to be plugged in.
Anyway, I know this is pretty specific and maybe it doesn’t exist, but Google isn’t really helping me and I thought maybe someone would know. Thanks!