4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2010 11:05 PM by BDAqua
memixik Level 1 (0 points)
I have a macbook using OS 10.4 and I have been listening to music. I want to hear my music through the internal speakers and through headphones at the same time.

The reason is... I like to sing to my music. But it sounds odd for others around if they can't hear. So I need to play it out loud. However, there are certain times (like right now) when there is too much background noise for me to hear my music well and I'd like to be able to drown it out. So I want to hear the music through my headphones. While still having it come out the speakers.. so those round hear it too.

There really should be a way to do this, and I don't see why there wouldn't be. If there is a logical reason why one can't do this, then please inform me. If you know fo a way to accomplish it, then tell me please!

Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)
    Hi memixik, and a warm welcome to the forums!

    I think the only way is with a Headphone splitter, that both can be plugged into.
  • memixik Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh, alright. Thanks anyways!
  • SadUser Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm looking for a similar capability except by using software only.
    I want to be able to get sound from a single application out to two
    or more audio-output devices.
    Is there any third-party software available to do this?

    As an aside, MacOS almost lets one do this now with the existing
    audio plumbing capability, but it comes up just short of being
    able to do it.

    Thanks for any third-party software pointers or suggestions.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)
    Dave, might look into Audio Hijack, I don't have a wat to test if it does or not.