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Behringer Xenyx 502 Premium 5-Input 2-Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamp and British EQ
Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixerState-of-the-art, phantom powered XENYX Mic Preamp comparable to stand-alone boutique preampsNeo-classic "British" 2-band EQ for warm and musical soundMain mix, stereo CD/tape plus separate headphone outputsCD/tape inputs assignable to headphone output or main mix outputs. Power consumption 13 W
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139 Reddit comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Premium 5-Input 2-Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamp and British EQ:

u/Arve · 9 pointsr/headphones

Yes, it's called a "mixer" - you can find them for about $50 and up on Amazon, example. You're going to need an assortment of cables/addons:

  1. 3.5 mm TRS to dual 6.3 mm TS cable for connecting the iPod
  2. Scart to RCA adapter, connected to the SCART output on the PS3
  3. RCA to 6.3 mm TS cable between the mixer and the scart A/V adapter.

    Note, this assumes that you have regular headphones, not a wireless bluetooth headset paired to the PS3, in which case you're screwed.
u/ZeosPantera · 7 pointsr/audio

If it takes an RCA input you could just get a small mixer and mix the two permanently.

u/BoneKin · 7 pointsr/battlefield3

For my setup (the live mixed one) I use this.

To record my own voice, I have a microphone set up next to me.

To record my teammates, I split the Xbox Live headset with this.

From the splitter to the audio mixer, I have one of these from an old Turtle Beach headset. I have to use this and select "MUTE" on it to prevent my team from hearing an echo.

Finally, they all plug into the mixer, which then outputs to the PVR.

This is a rather complicated setup and means I have several wires going to my controller. I should also mention that doing this means my own voice comes out of my TV when I'm playing. I avoid this by muting my TV and using a Turtle Beach headset. The audio for that comes from the fiber optic connection in the back and is unaffected by my other modifications.

A simpler way to do it with the mixer would be to skip the splitter part and just have your Xbox voice output set to play through speakers. The voice is a bit lower quality, but it works.

Then finally is the third option. No live mixing, but recording your voice with a computer and mixing it in software later.

u/flanger001 · 7 pointsr/drums

You could get yourself a small mixer with a headphone output. for example. Then you send the monitor signal from your front of house mixer to a channel on that instead of to an amp and speaker, and then connect your click to another channel on the mixer. Plug your earbuds into the headphone out and enjoy playing to a click!

u/djblender · 5 pointsr/Beatmatch
u/nastdrummer · 3 pointsr/drums

The best thing I have used is an isolating in ear headphone and a microphone. With this setup you can play all-out while still being at a comfortable ear volume. Not only is there no muffling/distortion like regular earplugs but you can have super sensitive, low volume, hearing depending on your mic placement.

I use a single SM57 on a mic stand over my head. Plug it into a mixer, one like this would allow you to mix in a track to play with. Then I out to a pair of Shure SE215s that have decent sound response but best feature are they isolate well and are less the $100. If you were going for this setup from scratch it would cost about $250. But isolation with input is by far the best sounding ear protection I have ever used.

u/gunnarrambo · 3 pointsr/LocationSound

The best (and often only) way to improve your sound on no budget is to move your existing microphone closer to the source. There's no cheap way to get good audio from mics that are 10-15 feet away from the audio source.

Can you put the snowball on the boom closer to everybody? You say you're thinking about a shotgun on a stand, so it sounds like everyone is stationary. A usb extender would let you get it closer to everyone.

A shotgun might pick up everyone equally at 10-15 feet, but it isn't going to sound much better than the Snowball. If you can set it up closer, it isn't going to be good for 5 people because it's very directional, so it'll pick up one person fine and the rest will sound wrong. The Snowball Ice is directional, but has a wider pickup than a shotgun so it might work ok.

It sounds like you're doing some kind of talk show? You could get a non-Ice Snowball and set it between everyone, kind of like Rhett and Link do with their much nicer mic (A Moue by Blue).

Here are two other options that might work, but are probably bad ideas.

You could get cheap lavs on Amazon for everyone and run them into everybody's phones, though that's prone to user error.

You could get a bunch of cheap lavs and 1/4 inch adapters and find a cheap mixer like this and run that into your computer.

u/blamsberg · 3 pointsr/chiptunes

this little guy is pretty popular and works well. if you're plugging in a game boy you are going to absolutely want some EQ to boost the bass. the other option would be a USB audio interface for your laptop, and that is a discussion worth having depending on what your needs are, but the mixer alone will certainly suffice.

u/danintexas · 3 pointsr/Bass

Thanks to /r/bass I am using the following:

The latter plugs into my computer. headphones on the mixer. I can listen to click tracks or MP3s from the computer and bass all through my headphones. All in all it is cheap and gets the job done.

u/kasim0n · 3 pointsr/linuxaudio

Probably the easiest way to connect your Mic to the audio interface is with a cheap analog mixer with xlr input (for example the Behringer Xenyx 502). This will give you *way* more control over the sound from your mic, be it the input gain, the panning or the equalizer. If the signal that reaches your audio interface is shitty, no amount of tricks/filters will improve the sound.

u/wcwouki · 3 pointsr/headphones

I have several smallish mixers from Behringer, they have all worked well for me over a couple of years time. The Xenyx 502 is 5x7 inches, has enough inputs for your specifications and sells (in the US) for $39.
I don't have this specific model but a couple of smaller ones (302usb) and a couple of larger ones. I use them to route sound from three pcs, a line 6 interface and a Zoom multi fx pedal to my powered desktop monitors and for me.

u/hellyeahmane · 3 pointsr/FL_Studio

Setup? As in equipment right? I’m pretty sure that mixer is this Behringer Xenyx 502 Premium 5-Input 2-Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamp and British EQ
The rest idk lol

u/Magester · 3 pointsr/letsplay

What mind of mic are you using? When I first thought of getting into stuff I got a USB condenser mic (Blue Snowball) and they're terrible for lets play if your a PC gamer, especially with a mechanical keyboard. Condenser mics make quiet louder and louder stuff quieter.

If that's your issue then I suggest getting a dynamic mic. Either a USB one or preferably an XLR one and a mixer, and I can recommend several that aren't bad on the budget.

Pyle-Pro PDMIC58 with a Behringer Xenyx is what I switched to after the Snowball and was much happier.

Now I use an Audio-Technica ATR2100 and a much fancier mixer (I've also bought a 2nd of the pyle mics, and now use both of those for recording couch coop stuff with a friend).

u/Shake_Oh · 3 pointsr/microphones

I see in the comments below that you've already returned it, if you are willing to use a mixer the setup I would recommend to start would be:

Behringer Xm8500


XLR Cable

Behringer Xenyx 502

RCA to 3.5mm

All this is less than $80.

A stand like this would work well, and it is still below $100.

Here is a sound sample I found on YouTube.

Once you have more money to play around with for dynamic microphones look into: Shure SM58, Shure Beta 58, and the EV ND767A. These will run you roughly $100-$150.

Once you have a use case for condenser microphones look into: AT2020, Samson C02 Pair, and MXL 770. All of these will run you roughly $100, however if you went with the Samson C02s you would need more inputs and therefore a different mixer.

u/tails_the_gay_fox · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

The 70cdr outputs line level split stereo audio on the output. First off it is not meant to drives headphones, the cheaper and less featured g1on is designed to output to headphones and thus has output volume control and a proper stereo headphone / line out combo. Your best bet is to get a cheap mixer like this and run the zoom into it so you get volume control and proper headphone driving capability.

u/kachunkachunk · 3 pointsr/Chromecast

I plug the Chromecast Audio into the aux-in for my PC, then in Windows' Sound -> Recording -> [your sound card's aux-in] -> Properties -> Listen, flag it as "Listen to this Device"

Also confirm your levels and whatnot.

This introduces a small latency (I forget... maybe 400ms) in Windows' mixer for that input, so you may need to tweak your Google Home setup to delay the other Chromecast Audios a little bit (if you have multiple Chromecast Audios). Otherwise if it's just the one, it won't matter one bit!

Though on that note, just being in another room will necessitate a bit of latency tweaking anyway; that's just how sound works over distance.

Edit: I think using two different Sources with a normal splitter will introduce interference/noise. It's fine splitting to two outputs from one source, though. The Chromecast Audio is technically a source since it's outputting streaming audio to your speakers. The right way to combine two sources is using a mixer. Steinberg-Yamaha makes pretty good ones, but generally you can get a couple of channels mixed together at a good quality for $70-200 CAD pretty readily.

Edit 2: Here are some examples in Canada:

A small mixer:

A USB audio device with built-in mixer/amp: (I use one of these for other purposes, but I don't remember it costing this much)

u/studiov34 · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

For a few more bucks get a real mixer like this: It takes stereo input from your drums and has pan controls.

u/galylag · 2 pointsr/volcas

This was a surprise to me, too, when I got my first Volca after collecting a few Pocket Operators. They still play nicely together, but not in the same way. If you plan on getting more Volcas, a Volca Mix <\> may not be a bad idea (it can power three additional ones), though it is more expensive than other solutions.

Otherwise, there are a number of affordable mono mixers out there. I've seen people mention the Behringer Micromix before <\>, but you'll need some adapters for 3.5mm to 6.35mm jacks. This will strictly be mono, however, so if you plan to add some stereo devices to the mix (pun intended), you'll hit a wall pretty quickly. Behringer has a range of other mixers, and you may want to check something out in the Xenyx range <\>, where even the lowest-end one (linked) will give you plenty of room to expand.

Personally, I just bought a Roland GO: Mixer <\> to use between a Volca, a few PO's, and a microphone for straight-to-phone video/audio recording purposes, and I've enjoyed it. If you don't plan on recording things and just need something to mix, this will be super overkill for you.

u/itisrocketscience · 2 pointsr/vinyl

First, what are you planning to connect from your Focusrite Forte to your speakers?

Main issue with using separate inputs to the monitors is that you won't be able to control the volume independantly. I would suggest getting a mixer to put in between the speakers and everything else in the setup you are trying to achieve. Input form tt>preamp> mixer and computer>mixer to output directly to the speakers. This will also allow you to control the volume of everything independently. Especially since the volume control for the ROKITs is on the rear of the unit.

This is a general answer to your question. I have not looked into your budget and what you can get for it, I am assuming this budget includes TT? If so, off hand, I can suggest an atlp120 (~$250), use the built in preamp, and getting a small mixer (~$40 -$100) 5 channel 8 channel.

u/dukeofpizza · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I have this set and its absolutely great, crystal clear audio in games. Picked it up to try and get into podcasting. I've also upgraded to a pair of Sennheiser HD 598s and they are wonderful, sound great through the Focusrite interface.

If you just need a cheap budget mixer for a few mics and game input I would look at this.

u/LuminescentMoon · 2 pointsr/techsupport

This will work. You'll need 3.5mm to 1/4" jack converters. Plug the PC and Mac into Line 2/3 and 4/5 of the mixer, and your headphones to phones.

And you'll need this for the mac's headphone/mic combo jack to split it.

u/dj_soo · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

That’s a phono preamp and totally not the right type of gear to use and will likely damage your speakers if you run a line level signal through it.

It’s designed specifically to amplify a signal from a turntable and also applies a layer of eqing to the signal in order to make records sound proper.

Get something like this:

u/spicedpumpkins · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

If you want a cheap hardware solution, you could always go with a cheap mixer that has a Right/Left pan such as the xenyx 502

u/MIDItheKID · 2 pointsr/hardware

In order to do that, you'll probably need something like this

Assuming i'm understanding you correctly, you would use the 3.5mm out from the TV to go into one of the in ports of the mixer, and then have another PC out (aux if it's there) to another port of the mixer. Then the headphones go into the main out of the mixer (or the headphone port) and the Mic can go directly into the computer (assuming you don't need it for the PS3).

edit: made a diagram

u/_fuma_ · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

There are a few options.

The Mackie 2x2 big knob is a passive volume controller and switch only, there is no headphone amp, (and you're already monitoring your headphones from the Fiio), so keep that as is... then use a 3.5mm to dual 1/4" TS cable to go from the Fiio's line out (rear) to the Mackie inputs -

examples -

u/LapisNLazuli · 2 pointsr/Twitch

XLR mics with phantom power for the win! If you're going for professional quality sound, save your money and invest in a good XLR mic.


The problem with USB mics like Blue Yeti is the fact that they use the integrated sound on your computer's motherboard. If your motherboard's sound system is older (2 years or older), the voice from the USB mic could sound robotic or it might not capture your entire voice range. This is especially a problem for folks with deeper voices. On older computers, you might sound far away or your voice could break up. If you have a brand new computer, feel free to use a USB mic until you can afford an XLR microphone.

XLR microphones require phantom power. Scarlet Focusrite ( is a good product for phantom power, but there are affordable, good quality sound mixers that provide phantom power as well. Alot of streamers have used Berhinger Xenyx 302 ( or Berhinger Xenyx 502 ( I personally use Roland VT-3 ( because it's a voice changer, sound mixer, noise gate, and phantom power all mixed into one machine.


For mics, I admit I'm using a cheap Pyle PDMIC58 . (Hey, I got this XLR mic for free with my Best Buy points. I didn't have enough points for a good mic). My problem with the mic is that it's too bright for my voice, and I have a low voice for a woman. I need something that captures my full voice range alot better. I'm planning to upgrade to a RODE NT-1 mic (Not the Rode NT-1A) before the end of the year.

Like others have stated, take your time and do research. Don't rush! Find the mic that fits your voice best. Good luck!

u/Battlescar84 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Honestly I don't know of any simple solution that doesn't involve a mixer, which are a little expensive. You can get one of these and then buy some of these. Then plug your switch into one input, your phone into another, and plug your headphones into the output. Then I'm not sure about the microphone, but at least you can hear both sources

u/mr_easy_e · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

What you're asking for requires a mixer that has two inputs (1 for phone, 1 for second device) and panning controls for at least 1 input. On that mixer, your phone will be stereo panned but your other device will we panned to the right so it's only coming out of the right input. You'd be able to adjust the levels relative to each other however you'd like. You'd also need cables/adapters to match the inputs of the mixer.

The devices that perform these functions, such as the one below, are typically not under $30 or portable. I think you're asking for something that doesn't exist.

u/j0a3k · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Strongly urge you not to use a condenser mic live, particularly with cheap sound equipment. You're likely to get huge problems with feedback, and with your budget you could easily pick up a different mic and still come out ahead.

Secondly, condensers are fragile. You need to be babying the shit out of that thing when you move it around.

Here's my suggestion:

Get an SM58 in your life. With this you can go straight into your amp with the right conversion cable (bypassing the need for a more expensive mic interface).

If you can't run dual inputs to your amp, you can get a cheap mixer like so and run both through it into the amp.

u/5373n133n · 2 pointsr/drums

Sounds like you only want to play sound from both places into one pair of headphones. One way like someone else suggested is to use an audio recording software to do that. Another would be to get a cheap mixer and input the output of the computer and the drums into it and mix it into your headphones. Something like this should suffice BEHRINGER XENYX 502
You might need a couple of these to go from 3.5 cables to stereo 1/4” for the board Hosa YMP-434 3.5 mm TRSF to Dual 1/4 inch TS Stereo Breakout Cable

u/the-crooked-compass · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

For anyone interested on the rest of the items in this photo:

  • Logitech MX Master wireless mouse
  • Pecham keyboard and mouse pad (Amazon)
  • MIDI controller (can't remember the brand)
  • Xaomi Mi Box Android TV
  • Behringer XENYX502 5-channel mixer
  • Control module in modified case for Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 speaker system
  • Amazon Echo Dot (peeking from on top of Klipsch controller)
  • Behringer XENYX802 8-input 2-bus USB mixer
  • Craftsman screwdriver-handled bottle opener
  • Custom halligan bar bottle opener (from my fire company)
  • Guts of a 1.8" HDD (desk decoration)
u/wolfcry0 · 2 pointsr/audio

Yes, you can use a mixer to do that

This one is a good example, you'd need some misc adapters as well since it uses mono 1/4" plugs for the inputs and a stereo 1/4" plug for the headphone out.

u/blackjakals · 2 pointsr/audio

That might work out better than what you have, but if you really want quality audio, you need to invest a little more into it. Getting a proper condensor mic like the Audio Technical AT2020 here would be a great place to start. You would then probably need an audio interface to connect it to like this or a mixer like this. Do your research and a lot of it. There are a lot of good options out there to improve your audio quality, but all options involve investing a descent amount of money as hard as that is to hear. Research, find what you really want no matter the price, and save, save, save until you have it.

u/aftli · 2 pointsr/DJs

Update: I got that mixer. That thing is really awesome. You can tell just by the packaging and the weight of it - it's made really well. Fully worth what I paid, I can't even believe it was that cheap. It feels like more solid construction than the S4. It wasn't a $5 or so Y-cable or adapter from Monoprice, but it wasn't what I'd call expensive. If you need something to "combine" two analog audio signals, this is absolutely the way to do it.

u/ZagatoZee · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

> without the studio guitar track

In that case you don't want any audio from the game, since the studio guitar will always be in that mix.

You have 2 real options, line out from pc to an aux in on your amp (if it has an ipod input for eg) then headphones plugged into the amp. In practise this can frequently have weird noise issues however, becuase the PC is grounded and so is the amp - it may not always sound right.

The "correct" way to do it is with a 2 channel mixer. Feed amps headphone out into one channel and the games audio out into another (stereo) channel. You would then use the mixer to adjust the levels of what you want to hear from each source. A quick hunt on Amazon brings this up - its along the lines of what you'd want for this task.

u/Jason-Genova · 2 pointsr/Twitch

Your best bet is to save up a little more and buy a stand alone mic that will last years.

This mic you can connect via a usb and xlr. Once you buy this and save more money up you can buy a cheap mixer/preamp to connect this to. It will make your mic sound a lot better.

Scroll down and buy all 3 of the frequently bought together items for under 90 bucks. The arm, windscreen to put on the mic, and the mic.

When you're able to save up more money you should buy a preamp/mixer and use that xlr cable to plug into it. Here is a cheap one for down the road:

u/Playinithard · 2 pointsr/letsplay

If you want a good and priceworthy mixer I can recommend

u/TANK9R · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you want to switch between the two you could use a small mixer. Use the headphone out for your headphones and the main mix for your speakers.

u/cctk · 1 pointr/Bass

This is the one I have. It works fine for that purpose.

u/TacticalBacon00 · 1 pointr/techsupport

I don't believe that there is a way to have a zero delay software solution. Since it has to pass through your computer, it needs to be processed in some way before it can be played back. Perhaps an external mixer like the one that i'm currently using would work well for you, if you need a mic monitor with no delay. I'm using a XENYX X1622USB in the pic, but for your needs, a simple XENYX 502 could suit your needs perfectly.

EDIT: the Zalman mic that you mentioned requires a boost if you want to plug that into a mixer. Something like this and a 3.5mm to 1/4" audio adapter would be required.

u/QuantumTweaker · 1 pointr/Twitch

> topics could include - different types of mics - mixers demystified - how to use EQ to improve the sound of your voice - what is compression and why you need it ...etc.

I could totally go for this. I'm getting a mixer and would love to know how to utilize it fully as I have a basic knowledge of what to do.

Mixer: Behringer XENYX502 5-Channel Mixer

u/dblbogey · 1 pointr/rocksmith

Cool thanks.
So something like this would be a good choice.


u/quantumized · 1 pointr/Guitar

I was looking at this BEHRINGER XENYX 502

Would this sound okay? I don't mind spending more if there's a noticeable sound quality increase? What about tube pre-amps? Worth it?

u/morex87 · 1 pointr/headphones

Use an Audio Mixer like the "Behringer Xenyx 50" via

u/NoName320 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Yeah, for a loopback without delay, you'd need an external sound mixer with a stereo input (for the PC sound) and a mono input (for the mic), as well as a monitor out (for your headphones), and a line out or a Y splitter to get the mic into the PC.

You could do that with a 40$ behrigner board or else, really doesn't need to go with an expensive option

u/NaughtyGaymer · 1 pointr/headphones

I personally use this.

I have my PC on one input, and my TV on another input (so I can watch a movie or something on my PC and play console games with one pair of headphones)

With the mixer I linked, you can have three inputs and two outputs, which is perfect for your setup.

You'll need three of these to connect to inputs 2/3 and 4/5 as well as the main out output. Then you also need two of these to go to the first input, and the other output.

I highly recommend that mixer, it works fantastically and is built tremendously.

All told it will run you about ~$50

If you have any questions let me know!

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Games

This $45 model does have headphone amplification built-in, but it's quite a bit bulkier. With this amp you would have to use the speaker-out from your computer and make sure that volume is set correctly along with the mixer's output volume.

With the previous mixer + a headphone amp, you would hook it up to your computer's line-out (fixed volume), set the volume on the mixer to a medium level then adjust the volume only at the amp. So that option might be a little more hassle-free. They would take up less space but the cable between the mixer and amp may introduce some unwanted clutter.

u/outerspacegrass · 1 pointr/Guitar

Thanks for your answer. Will something like this work?

So if I run my headphones through a soundboard it, it will not cause any damage to any equipment?

u/exit143 · 1 pointr/livesound

Perfect... You could even get a crappy 2 channel mixer with headphone monitoring... I am NEVER one to recommend Behringer, but if budget is an issue, even this would work. You plug in the XLR from the sound board into the XLR port, and plug in your headphones... $50. Don't expect amazing audio quality or for it to last 20 years.

u/darkworldaudio · 1 pointr/audio

How about just a smaller Behringer Xenyx, maybe the 502?.

It does utilise phantom power, but you can't switch it on or off, so if you plug your condenser mic into the XLR port phantom power will be provided, to use a mic without phantom power you have to use the line port (just below XLR), so you may need a different cable (XLR - Line) for a different mic. Bit annoying but it's small, cheap and does what you need. Hope that helps.

u/Starving_Poet · 1 pointr/hitbox

Yeah, just had to get home to get the model number:

I use Shure SM-58 Mics simply because they are pretty much bomb-proof and do a great job of canceling out background noise.
I've never been a fan of USB mics.

But I have both my mics and my computer audio coming into this so that I can level out everything and then run it back into recording PC as a single stream.

Being able to hear yourself while you stream without the software delay of using a separate mic line is, what I consider, a must-have.

u/RaptorMan333 · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm sure this would be fine Behringer Xenyx 502 Premium 5-Input 2-Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamp and British EQ

Plus if you're into audio you can probably find other uses for it

u/Rhetoriker · 1 pointr/audio

Hey there :) thank you so much for your reply

The reason for which I wanted to go for for an amped signal into onboard sound card was that I wanted to eventually get a good PCI-E sound card for virtual surround sound for gaming. I was looking at mixers like this.

I'm now going to start to look for a USB sound card that facilitates good ingame sound -> virtual surround sound capabilities. In case you have recommendations (I need to make full use of the potential of the Teufel Real Z, I want good audio quality, and at the same time I want to be able to have it calculate virtual surround from gaming audio output), please tell me what you would get!

u/ExperienceLost · 1 pointr/letsplay

Behringer makes multiple versions of that kind of soundboard. If you're not recording multiple people or using multiple microphones, it's not worth it. The sound quality doesn't go up, just the amount of options. If you're only recording with that 1 mic, then get this:

Also, This might not apply to you but, I bought a usb mic and used an XLR-to-USB chord to plug into my soundboard. My audio kept clipping (becoming so loud that it cracks) and I had to buy this as a go-between for the adapter chord and the board. It lowers the mic's natural volume:
You probably wont need it but if you have the same problem then pick it up after you get your other stuff.

u/Brillegeit · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

As others have said, your budget options is an analog mixer or doing it in software on a computer. The software part is probably the best if you're only using one sound source in addition to the mic. Just plug the headset in the USB sound card, the USB mic to the computer and dick around in the sound mixer. For Windows 7 it's right click the tray icon, "recording devices", click "properties" on the mic, "listen", check the box for "listen to this devices", select the desired output channel and click "OK". I got ~200ms latency on my system, but others might help you get this lower. I've just used Windows for games the last decade, so this is as far as I can help you.

I personally route/combine the sound from two computers using a Behringer 502 mixer, but I'm sure there are newer alternatives, and there is a 502 USB which is probably better for routing the end result to a computer. The disadvantage of analog is that quality cost money, and you might end up degrading the signal with enough steps. I also had to "airgap" the computers from the mixer using optical cables and cheap DACs to avoid a ground hum, but I'm sure there are better ways of dealing with this. I'm using a Windows/Linux pair of computers and a USB mic connected to a USB switch connected to both (and regularly switch the mic between the two systems), which is partly why I'm doing it this way. In a pure Linux environment I'd rather just fix everything with a few low latency Pulseaudio JACK sinks and route all sources from one computer over the network to the other and mix in software there, but my analog solution "just works" and has snazzy physical knobs for individual channels and monitor volume.

u/apexian · 1 pointr/audiophile

Yeah, not really the right sub, but what you probably need is a mixer, something like this for example:

u/BuIbousaur · 1 pointr/audiophile

Guy who knows almost nothing about audio stuff here asking what is probably a very basic question. I am looking to combine two audio sources (from a PC and a Wii U) so I can listen to them both at the same time, through the same set of headphones, for personal usage. Would something like this be able to do that without many issues? If not, is there anything around the same price which will?

u/burniemcburn · 1 pointr/MusicBattlestations

Agreed. I run a Push with a Livid DS1 in an 8 channel configuration, and the 8 channels also gives you the benefit of limitations to be creative in finding ways around, while keeping the setup relatively tidy and manageable.

There may well be a way of doing all that with just your interface and a mixer. However, I'm not familiar enough with the Babyface to say definitively; I'd say snag the breakout cable if you haven't already and a small format mixer when you can. The mixer is also just a handy piece of hardware to have in general, and you'll find uses for it in a variety of situations. Something like a Behringer 502 will do you just fine while still fitting in a backback; I've actually had one for about 6 years now and haven't had a problem with it.

u/epes · 1 pointr/Twitch

You use an audio mixer to "mix" two or more audio sources into one. (ex: PC audio + Xbox audio > headphones)

This can be done with software ( or hardware (

u/Mainova · 1 pointr/hometheater

You would need a basic 2-channel mixer that will bring any sources you want through RCA and output to the powered speakers.

You would have to go from the mixers 1/4" TRS cable to the input on the Yamaha powered subwoofer, and then use the XLR outputs on the powered subwoofer into both your studios inputs and use the mixer for all your volume control.

u/harris_kid · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Well theres the Yeti

The Seiren

Audio-Technica AT2020USB

Or you can get an analogue mic with an XLR output and get a 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug to 2 x 6.35mm Mono Audio Cable Going form your PC to a Behringer Xenyx 502 mixer

Obviously these are all up to you, I'm just suggesting stuff here.

u/achtagon · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Recording on a budget with an XLR mic needs at minimum a mic preamp circuit and some level adjustment. See this option. To get everything into a computer with one piece step up to this for a few dollars more

Edit: this option is even cheaper.

The Scarlett Audio interface is a better option but twice the money.

u/djdementia · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

What controller models?

I have a Hercules MK4 that has inputs and outputs. I can select whether each of my channels is dedicated to an analog input or to the USB Midi interface. I've done it in the past where I hooked up a friends controller to my input on deck 2. When we're getting ready to hand off I make sure my last song is played on deck 1, then I hit the button to switch deck 2 to the analog input and crossfade into his set.

If neither of your controllers have this capability you'll need an standalone analog mixer like this:

u/pyroiiv · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Here's the mixer I use for my PC and Switch:


Get two 3.5mm TRS to dual 1/4" TS cable and a dual 1/4" TS to female 3.5mm TRS adapter for your headphones. I use the Hosa cables because they're cheap.
I've been using the mixer for over a year with no issues (used it for my Xbox One before I got my Switch).

I also have a cheap USB audio adapter for the Switch because the headphone jack buzzes when my Switch is in the dock.

u/lolgubstep · 1 pointr/audiophile

Hello, I am looking to buy a mixer to reduce background noise, equalize my voice, and add a bit of treble and bass to it. Normally I do all of this in audacity, but sometimes it's just not enough if something isn't quite right with the source.

I have a phantom powered microphone that outputs through a 3.5mm auxiliary.

I'm still pretty new to audio and broadcasting, so I was wondering if there was a mixer I could get ~$60 or less that would help make my audio quality sound better. I'm just looking at this right now, as it's cheap on amazon

Thoughts? Suggestions? Tips?

u/Prosth · 1 pointr/discordapp

> plug my headphones into my PS4 and listen to the game sound, while I also use my headset for my PC

It is possible to use two headsets. It will not be comfortable or convenient.

Best option would probably just be to grab something like this. Plug your PC and PS4 into the mixer, balance audio levels, and output to a single headset. You'd have to get an extender to send your mic to your PC, though, if it's a combined headset.

Alternatively... speakers for PS4, headset for PC, set Discord to PTT?

u/Sandwich247 · 1 pointr/buildapcsalesuk

The mic: MXL 770 - Used ~£65 from eBay, I got mine for £70 on Amazon, they look to be going for £92 right now

Mixer - Behringer Xenyx 502 mixer - ~£33 Amazon link

I guess I got lucky, but it's leagues ahead of the Yeti.

u/TXBlazez · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'll just preface by saying that the fullest extent of my knowledge is amateur voice over/acting and having ran a small YouTube channel however with that being said there are a few recommendations i can give.


I was unable to find an exact match to the 7dayshop Aero Freedom which is what i wound up using after my Bose Quietcomfort 25's wound up broken due to an internal wire becoming loose, regardless i found that with getting these headphones i was more making a trade off rather than a downgrade, they're louder than the bose, "base-ier" than them and have only a slightly softer high end and about the same in terms of the mid frequency. Overall if the Quietcomfort 25 is 100% then you're getting 85% of that experience for much less (And the noise cancelling is a must if you like me are extremely sensitive to noise).

Audio Interface:

Now as to why you should be looking into getting an audio interface? well this mostly has to due with the microphone pick but generally you will be getting a quality pre-amp, decent EQ and later on you can use the 2nd track to process the audio to your headphones (great for listening to music) all of this results in much lower background noise (increase volume with the preamp then reduce it on the main out/windows) and the ability to make decent adjustments to the high and low frequencies of your microphone.


So the reason I would pick the PDMIC is tri-fold, 1st even with very cheap dynamic microphones the design is so similar (and i suppose easy to manufacture?) that the quality difference between a $20 dynamic microphone and a $100 microphone is minimal at best and once your signal has been through the audio interface it should be nearly indistinguishable to a pricier model (

All that's left is a TRS to 3.5mm cable which you can get for about $7 this is just to connect the interface's main out connector to your PC.

Good luck!

u/rehpotsirhc123 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You could run a little mixer to adjust the audio:

With that you can probably max out the volume on the control module for the speakers and hide it, using the mixer to adjust the sound instead. With this setup you'd still be using the monitor create analog audio from your TV box, if not you'd need a cheap DAC that would take the coax digital and turn it into RCA output.

u/LolMeister117 · 1 pointr/LinusTechTips

a sound card, any kind will do.
2 sets of 3.5mm to 1/4" splitters
a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter (Don't need if your headset already has one)
a mixer like this

Hook up your 2 sound cards and headphones to the ports at the top of the mixer. Set only Teamspeak to use this sound card as playback device. Everything will still use the system default. Touch the knobs to adjust volumes.

u/gbrldz · 1 pointr/audiophile

I don't think it would make that much of a difference (if any) if you were to use either the PS4 or TV SPDIF.


I have my PS4, XBOX, TV, etc. going to my powered monitors via a mixer.

This is connected to my TV. - SPDIF DAC

Which goes to this. But you don't really need it unless you have multiple sources you want to easily switch to. - RCA Switch

Switch is connected to this. - USB Mixer

Or you can get the smaller version.

Or one cheaper without the USB.

u/Insxnity · 1 pointr/audio

This combo has been very nice for me. Input for my PS4, Alexa, PC (through usb), and phone audio.

Here’s a diagram I made on my phone. Running audio for an event at the moment.

Plug the usb card into your PC. plug the items into the mixer. Plug the Audio output from the mixer into the IN channel on the usb audio card. Flip on the “Monitor audio” switch. Plug your headphones into the convenient jack on the USB audio card.


only buy the usb audio card. You don’t need a mixer. Get a 3.5mm stereo to RCA stereo (headphone jack to red white cable). Plug this into the in slots on the usb audio card. Plug the card into PC. Plug headphones into jack on the card. It has a volume knob on headphones that will let you control it.

I would heavily recommend the usb audio card I linked. If you want more versatility, grab a mixer too. Message me if you do grab anything and need help setting it up.


BEHRINGER U-Control Uca202 Ultra Low-Latency 2 In/2 Out Usb/Audio Interface With Digital Output

u/nolageek · 1 pointr/Twitch

I have a similar setup (Behringer 502, different XLR mic and different headphones (no mic). Here's what I do and it works flawlessly.

  • Mic -> Channel one (XLR) of the 802
  • PC Line Out (Green hole) -> Channel 3/4 of 802
  • Game audio if using console. (from TV or PS4 controller) - > Channel 5/6 of 802
    • If using PC games, ignore this \^\^
  • Main out -> PC Line In (Blue hole, I think)
  • Headphones -> Phones on 801
  • Tablet, phone or second computer with twitch open -> 2 Track Input (this way you can hit the "2TR to Ctrl Room" button to monitor the actual stream on twitch.)
  • The mixer I have:



    Everything is fed through the mixer.

    IF USING ELGATO and a PS4/XBOX/other external system:Turn down the audio from the ElGato in OBS. All audio will come from "Line In (High Quality Audio Device)" or something like that. You'll have to add some delay to either the video or audio in OBS to get video to sync with audio. (I don't have the exact numbers in front of me, but can get them later if you like.)

    What I love about this setup is my mic, my game (Ps4) and my PC sounds (steam, spotify, etc..) are all on separate channels and what I hear in my headphones is exactly what's being streamed. There's none of this sudden realization that after an hour of playing my voice has been too low on stream, but sounds fine to me.

    Edit: added examples of cables

    Edited again: to clarify the use of ElGato, if needed)
u/jessaay · 1 pointr/audio

Would something like this be able to mix them together?

u/pvtgoongames · 1 pointr/Twitch

A mixer at your mic split to both PC will work. With that mic you might want a good mixer anyway. Most small mixers will have 2 outputs. You can also use virtual solutions like Vban, Virtual Audio Cable, and Voice Meeter banana to pickup the mic and bring over to the stream PC. These come in handy because there's often other stuff (discord, games, music, etc) that you might want to pickup from your game machine and mix differently before they end up in OBS.

u/TheJunkyard · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I don't think that would work, as it doesn't have a headphone output. Pretty much any small cheap mixer with a headphone out would work though. The Behringer Xenyx 502 is the cheapest I could find with a quick search, but there may be even cheaper options out there.

u/Funkbass · 1 pointr/livesound

We sing pretty straightforward post-punk. So, think - pretty melodic (if not "soft") verses but with dynamics that sometimes can get... loud.

I plan to use this everywhere from practice (small room) to house shows to the occasional larger club/theater performance (Not common and usually we just use the venue's equipment in that scenario.)

I have a giant recording console that I'd rather not move around, and then I have this as a portable mixer.

u/sepsiss · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Get one of these and then the right adapters. Those are very cheap to get, probably could get some at guitar center.

u/w0lm · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers + use cables from the headphones out and then use the small adapters (depending on where you live they are easily available from shops like maplins(in the uk, if you are in the uk)) and then plug them into the mixer and plug the headphones into the mixer, audio levels can be changed for both instruments, and the mix etc

u/vinyl_SS · 1 pointr/SubredditSimulator

Echoes is far and away better than some of my more left field albums in the USA. Will this Behringer mixer board allow me to sell either of them on vinyl is fact that the picture only partially covered the vinyl.

u/5supermarioAkaChara · 1 pointr/microphones

i have a phantom power microphone and dt990s running through a fiio e10k, can i run both of those through this without losing any quality?

u/rashdanml · 1 pointr/Twitch

The one you're looking at already comes with an XLR cable, so you're good there. I made the mistake of buying a separate cable, when both the boom arm I bought, and the audio interface, both came with their own cables. Long story short, I have 2 spare XLR cables.

The 2 things you'll need to make the above work:

u/NagyAudio · 1 pointr/microphones

This is the correct answer.

Since you already have phantom power supply you'd be able to use a Xenyx 502. You could also use this interface with or without the phantom power supply. With either of these I'd recommend using the RCA out to Line in on the PC, with a cable like this.

u/BeardedAlbatross · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

$1000!? The JBL LSR308 are $400 or under for the pair and a mixer would run you maybe $50. Check out this Behringer. Add in money for a 3.5mm to dual TRS cable and some TRS cables for signal and you're at the same price the previous setup I mentioned would run you.

EDIT: If you aren't in the US I can see how it would run $1000.

u/Gamefan211 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Sorry if this isn't the right sub for this

Reposting due to formatting issue in previous post.

So I'm currently trying to figure out how to split audio from all of my consoles.

The best setup I can think of at the moment is splitting the audio off of the second output from my HDMI splitter I use for my PS3. I could try to move the HDMI splitter after my capture card, so then I'd still hear all audio from the currently active console.
The above visualized: Current into new

My main issue is finding a cheap stereo mixer that takes single, stereo, 1/4" plugs to the Mini-mixer, as the one I recently got is exactly what I need, except that it's mono only. I've been able to find a few passive mini-mixers, this one being the most likely. The reason I can't go with that, is because it's likely the game's audio will be too quiet for me and I'd to boost it, which requires an active mixer.

Every single other alternative has been the Behringer Xenyx 502, which may work, but I'd need to buy 3.5mm/RCA to L/R 1/4" adapters, which would be an extra $20-$30 plus I want a bit more scalability for future audio inputs.

Lastly, for a bit more info, I use the VST plugins within OBS Studio, so I sadly cant just plug these into my current mixer, a Yamaha MG10XU, or else it'll come out of where my mic is, as well as likely being too loud for viewers when I boost the volume for myself.
The only alternative would be to upgrade to a Yamaha MG12XU for the extra Aux bus's, which would be an extra $130 for only the extra aux bus's I'd be using, since there's nothing else that i feel warrants the extra cost.

So in summary, has anyone found a better way to get console audio to headphones while keeping it separate from the stream audio?

u/crapinet · 1 pointr/audio

Very cool. I wasn't 100% sure those existed until I looked. Something like this will only work with powered studio monitors (not passive ones, those would require a separate amp).

This is a much nicer suggestion than that other one I looked up - both of these were just quick Google searches, not well researched on my part.

And the cheapest mixer you could go with

Although, honestly, I'm not sure I'd get a behringer for something that I would trust to be on all the time. Their build quality isn't great (they're the cheapest for a reason). If it were me, I would get that $50 rolls above. It's simple, unpowered, and will probably be reliable for decades and the extra inputs and volume attenuation would make it far more usable. Just my 2 cents!

u/LambsAnger · 1 pointr/synthesizers

Would this let me hear all 3 at once?

Also why is an 8 channel mixer only limited to 4 instruments?

u/Skullriot · 1 pointr/audio

This can mix two separate stereo inputs into one output. you just need TRS to TR adapters

u/Thatpewguy · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

It's not sadly. Got rid of it not too long ago actually. :( I would suggest this though if it's just for a microphone, it's pretty cheap and works well from what I've heard/read.

u/Maijing · 1 pointr/PS4

Yeah, sounds like you've tried everything. That's odd. It might be a problem with your PS4 but I don't know. You could check your PS4 video output settings. Maybe playing with those settings will fix the issue. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

I will say that I'm happy I upgraded to the Pro. It's not a huge improvement but games do look a little better and have a higher/smoother framerate. Plus, it has an optical audio output, so if you still have trouble with audio extractors, you can use a digital to analog audio converter to get audio from your PS4 to headphones or speakers. You can also add a mixer and get volume control. That's what I use now and it's great.

Digital to analog converter

5 channel mixer

u/ramma314 · 1 pointr/Twitch

Could use more info on your current setup equipment wise. I think the easiest way to do what you want is to get a cheap mixer like this one. You just split the output and route it to both computers.

It might also be possible in software with something like synergy.

u/bits_and_notes · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

2 Radars into a mini mixer?

u/Critical671 · 1 pointr/audio

I'm not sure about listening to both through the TV itself, but you can output your TV's audio as well as your phone's audio through an audio mixer or an A/V receiver and into a speaker system. A mixer like this or a reciever/amplifier like this would work just fine.

There are benefits for using both. A/V receivers are optimized for home theatre systems (processing both audio and video signals from separate devices, hence "A/V") and can output audio to a surround sound system, whereas mixers are usually used to process audio only (used in music studios/concert venues/home recording.)

For the simple purpose of playing two audio sources at the same time I'd go with a cheap mixer, but if you are looking to upgrade your home theatre system in the future, then maybe consider investing in a receiver. You'll need a set of speakers for either one, and probably adapter cables if using a mixer.

u/timhappens · 1 pointr/Twitch

Mixer is hardware. It allows you to plug multiple devices into one "source" that you can then listen to. I'll put a link to a good starter one below. H.264 is still the best way to encode which is all CPU driven so adding a GPU won't help you unless you are going to use NVENC or AMD encoding via a GPU.

Another question, are you a partnered streamer? If not, you won't always have transcode available so streaming at 6000kbps will limit the amount of people who can watch you. Streaming at less than 6000kbps on a 1080p60 stream will make it look pixelated. This also matters on the type of game. If you're playing an RTS like civilization where there isn't a lot of movement on screen you can get away with a lower bitrate at 1080p but if you're playing games with a lot of fast movement you're better off streaming at 720p60 at 3000kbps because then even mobile users can watch you if they are in a decent signal area.

u/TrickTwo · 1 pointr/buildapc

If I'm not mistaken, wouldn't a mixer like this be what you need along with a decent CPU capable computer? Not an audio expert though.

u/innocentpinguino · 1 pointr/Twitch

To hear audio from two different devices you will need a mixer.

mixer from ebay

mixer from amazon

I compared different mixers from both websites and found the best one. I did your work for you 😉

u/Hotarama · 1 pointr/beatbox

Well then I can't answer about the amp, but here's the mic I bought:
It's the Shure SM48 which is a budget model of the Shure SM58(the model used during pretty much all beatbox battles). It costs less than half what the SM58 costs with very minor differences in audio quality. If you really want bass to come through as well, I would also reccomend you get this mixer:
It's only $40 which is the cheapest you'll find a mixer of this quality. You can adjust the bass settings to your liking no matter what set up you're using, on an amp or recording on a computer.

u/Firestar1161 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Hi, I have a Pyle Pro PDMIC58, a Shure SM-58 Knockoff. It's really fulfilled the purpose I wanted it too when I bought it, a cheap and surprisingly clear form of voice.

I do YouTube videos with my friends using gameplay recordings, and I used to have a lot of static with my mic. It is worth noting that I record my videos using Shadowplay, which means that the audio cannot be ' cleaned up ' afterwards, as Gameplay audio is there as well, and it leaves the sound a bit mushy.

I connect my microphone to a small USB Soundcard, from my old Logitech G430. This cleaned up immense static, and that sample can be heard here.

I then decided that I was done with static, and am using Adobe Audition's Adaptive Noise Reduction feature to clean audio piped in, and output it through Line 1 using Virtual Audio Cable. The end result is extremely satisfying static free music... but with a couple of caveats. Here's a sample of the post-processed audio.

There are 2 caveats. 1) The post processing takes up a small amount of CPU, usually negligible, except for when I'm playing taxing games. 2) The audio coming out of Adobe Audition will occasionally be extremely distorted and buzzing. I believe this is due to the CPU being over taxed when playing the aforementioned games. ( Sorry for the lack of context and dumb Prequel Meme! ) Sample here.

Vocaroo doesn't have the absolute best quality sound, and I can assure you there's far more distinct crackling, like my words are being distorted but not at the same time. It's odd. Also of note, the audio glitch and distortion is only in recordings, which is the only thing that uses Line 1. Teamspeak, the program I use for my VOIP, is using my mic before post processing. So the distortion is obviously occurring in Adobe Audition somewhere.

The question I seek to ask, is I want to make my microphone have the quality of the Adobe Audition post-processing, without having to actually run the software. I'm not sure, but I think a pre-amp / USB audio interface would help me greatly here? Would this be an adequate product for my needs, or am I in the complete wrong area?

It's worth noting my Pyle Pro is an unbalanced mic, and that pre-amp provides 24/7 phantom power. There are other pre-amps where I can toggle that off, however. Please advise, thanks. My brother in law is also proficient with a soldering iron, and from what I've seen on YouTube, balancing this mic is extremely easy, moving one cable and removing the solder connection on pins 3 and 1.

u/DFCFennarioGarcia · 1 pointr/Bass

A small mixer has always worked well for me, something like the small Behringer Xenyx. Cheap, simple, flexible, and you learn a little about live sound.

Behringer Xenyx 502 Premium 5-Input 2-Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamp and British EQ

u/UMRebel1303 · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

Not when using Spotify playlists. Thinking of getting something like this: BEHRINGER XENYX 502 figure I could hook my RCA from controller to a line in, use the master out for monitors and run a 2nd line out from mixer to my PC line in. Would this work?

u/archbido · 1 pointr/audioengineering


I’m ignorant in audio/gear stuff. I just love to make music use loop pedals.

Lately I’ve been running a sennheiser e835 dynamic microphone and my electric uke (swap cables when switching instruments) through a jamman solo pedal.

Problem is, the mic is terribly quiet compared to the uke.

If i get this mixer, will everything work?

Also, does running a mic->mixer->guitar effect pedal->looper->amp work well?


u/UltChowsk · 1 pointr/audio

I have the same microphone and I use this:
And this:

That would be good if you have a line in input on your computer (the blue one)

If not, this would work if you don't mind loosing a USB port:

u/Wilde_Cat · 1 pointr/audio

I believe the mixing knobs you're refering to are actually RF Preamplifiers to improve S/N
(signal to noise) Ratio.

This is similar to what you will need in conjunction with a wireless mic system to control the "volume" levels being sent to your camera and eventually to your audio output.

u/Kris545545 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I have a Behringer Xenyx 502 and I just found out that the Jack port on channel 1 is dying. Would I be able to adapt the XLR into a female Jack connector? Or is the whole channel dead?

u/MrEleventy · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm not sure how the mic would setup on this mixer. Haven't worked with this board, just the Behringer X32. But yeah, you can do :

PC(USB) -> Mixer

Xbox(RCA-Line) -> Mixer

and to toggle from one to the other, just tap the red switch.

E: Found this if you want to skip USB and deal with strictly analog. Might be more suitable for PC gaming since going PC to Mixer, you might lose positional cues since you'll be removing your sound card from the equation. Only important in FPSes.

u/spearmint_wino · 1 pointr/edrums

Here's a (more expensive but pretty versatile) alternative - mini mixer - you'll want some cables to go with that (3.5mm to L+R jack from phone to mixer plus a stereo 6.35mm to jack from edrum brain to mixer) then plug your headphones into the mixer too. You could also pipe the output to your computer to record what you're doing so you can hear your progress.

u/ItCameFromGOOR · 1 pointr/amazonecho
  • I just used "Alexa add cat food to my cart" and she said "sure, cat food is now in your cart" but when I pulled up the Amazon app it asked me to choose what kind to get. I'm not sure if this would change had I any cat food in my history but there doesn't appear to be any default brand that gets added.
  • I just used "Alexa make a phone call" and she asked for which contact name but also accepted a phone number.
  • To splice my computer audio with my Alexa into the same speakers, I bought this and it works great, just make sure to get the right cables
u/PhoneSteveGaveToTony · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

I use this Behringer mixer.

Also edited my post because I go 1/4” to XLR from my mixer to my speakers.

u/warriorbob · 1 pointr/edmproduction

You might not strictly need one but it's useful to have because if those monitors are anything like my Rokit RP8s they take XLR or balanced 1/4" TRS, and your computer probably doesn't have those cables. You can use an audio interface (which usually has one of them) or you can just run it through a simple mixer, which also usually does. you can get these pretty cheap but as usual you have to pay for proper quality/durability.

The interface will generally sound quite a lot better than most computers' internal sound hardware (just because computers deal with a lot of RF interference and often cut corners) so it's a good idea to get eventually, but you don't 100% have to have one just to use monitors.

u/severed-identity · 1 pointr/audiophile

> Is this going to be a computer set up or a hi-fi set up?

I'm trying to cover as many bases as possible with a single set of speakers (live synths / guitars, computer DAW, 1/8" for phones/ipads, movies, etc.). It seems like a cheap mixer is the most appropriate answer, but I'm unfamiliar with the jargon and don't know how to tell if there is a 3rd mono output channel usable for subwoofer.

Take this for example

Is it sane to use the headphone, or tape output for the subwoofer? Are they essentially all clones of the mix at line-level output?

u/KnotManKnots · 1 pointr/makinghiphop

What mic should I buy?

Budget = <300

I want a nice condenser mic at less than 300 (less than 200 is preferred)

And also, would an audio interface such as this one

work with any sort of condenser mic I choose? The description says it has phantom power , and I know you need that for a condenser mic, but can I connect it to my Mac? And is there any other accessories I need like cables and whatnot?

And final question, if I want audio quality like this

Just judging by your ear, would you say that was recorded on a thousand $ mic or what? can I achieve vocal quality like that with a condenser mic that costs less than 300?

u/RetardedWhiteMan · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

This won't work and could cause damage.

However, a simple mixing desk, such as this will do the trick. You'll need the correct adapters porssibly, but effectively it will allow you to merge the two signals.

This is a simplified way of how I merge the audio from my PC, PlayStaion and guitar at once :)

u/edlaurn · 1 pointr/bandmembers

So if I hook up this to the mic and speakers then that would work? Would it be crappy quality?

u/asplodzor · 1 pointr/audio

We're going to need more information to be able to help you.

What are you trying to accomplish? It sounds like you might want a mixer with [at least] one mic input and be able to control the volume of two separate outputs from it. Is that correct?

If so, nearly any mixer will work. Here's one: The Main Outs are two mono outputs controlled by one knob on the bottom right. The Phones output is a second stereo output controlled by the other knob on the bottom right. Since it sounds like you only want a single mic, the signal is already mono, so either output will work the same.

u/biglesworths · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Yeah, you could get an additional set, but make sure if you do that you get the uhf set so you can change channels on the second set. Also you would likely need an external mixer for any more than one set, which isn’t a bad idea anyway but I don’t know what your budget is. If you want to record through USB this one would be okay but you would need to do a bit of adapter gymnastics to get your full 5 channels:

Or if you don’t need USB this one is a bit better sized:

Once again I’m assuming a budget of next to nothing so this is pretty much the minimum you’d want to get the job done. Another option would be to use the wired mic that you already have on one person, then wireless on everyone else into a two channel mixer such as this one:
But the jankiness of that setup scares me a bit.

Oh and here’s a 2 channel mic setup as well.
GTD Audio U-35L UHF Wireless Microphone System with Headset Lavaliere Microphone

u/swirlydave · 1 pointr/audio

I'm williing to invest a little more when its something that will out live my pc, but yea you got me on teh right track for sure! may even get this with some adaptors, as long as it can do what i want

u/WhatAboutCrank · 1 pointr/mixer

OK your best bet is to Buy a separate microphone, a mixer and headphones.

Gaming anything is just marketing you will end up paying a premium for something that you really don't need.

For first timers I would recommend a cheap XLR microphone into a cheap mixer. DO NOT GO WITH USB MICS or USB AUDIO INTERFACE.

If you buy a USB device that uses a regular windows generic driver. windows will muddle your audio. This is commonly known by advanced users.

Instead plug in your mic using your mixer to your mic jack on the back of your motherboard.

Here are some affordable but great mic/mixer combo you can even maybe get them on eBay for Hella cheap.

Neewer NW-700 Professional Studio


u/Dr-Wankenstein · 1 pointr/Twitch

yeah, it definitely was worth it. with a little of adjusting everything sounds so much better and not like a tin can which is great too. I mean Idk what your budget is but you can basically find something for your needs.

u/wesomon99 · 1 pointr/hometheater

Excellent thanks for the help. I found this which I am hoping will work.

u/filbert13 · 1 pointr/podcasts

This mixer doesn't have USB. I convert it to 3.5mm audio by a RCA (only red/white) to 3.5mm audio cable which is then plugged into my computer.

This is the mixer I have is here

u/SeaBroom · 0 pointsr/audiophile

Oh wise audiophiles,

Forgive me in advance for any ignorance, this is going to be my entry-level purchase into the hifi world. This is not necessarily a 'puchasing advice' inquiry, but more of a knowledge inquiry on what I need to power my setup. I'm looking at buying KRK Rokit 5 G3s and the Beyerdynamic DT770 250 ohms purely for near-field music listening (no producing, mixing, DJing, etc.) at my PC. I was recently gifted the Xonar DX 7.1 PCI sound card for my rig which I believe is a sufficient DAC for Rokit 5s (correct me if I'm wrong), but I'm unsure if I'm losing some quality by hooking my monitors in with an unbalanced line via an XLR or 1/4" TRS to 1/8" TRS. Further to that, the Xonar DX does not split to mono inputs so I would need an adapter to plugin directly to my soundcard. I do enjoy having an external interface to control my sound devices and a friend suggested I buy a mixer such as the Behringer XNYEX502 as another possibility.

First question: is it worth buying an external DAC/mixer for my Rokit 5s compared to using only a Xonar DX soundcard?

I also understand that they DT770s need an amplifier to be properly used. The recommendations I've researched typically consist of the fiio portable headphone amplifier series or the O2/ODAC JDS Labs combo. I do not need a portable amplifier as these headphones will live at my station and I have separate headphones for portability. The O2/ODAC combo sounds like a great piece of hardware, but at $279, they greatly exceed the price of my DT770s.

Second question: Are there other solutions that I can look into that aren't portable or expensive?

If the O2/ODAC combo is recommended and is worth the price in combination with the DT770s, then I'm perfectly fine making the purchase. Just want to be sure it's not overkill.

Now for the (longshot) third question: Since I'm potentially looking into both a DAC and a headphone amplifier, is there a piece of hardware that can satisfy both in one tool? Seems like I could find a way of mitigating the cost by purchasing a device that could be both a DAC/mixer for my Rokit 5s and a headphone amplifier for my DT770s. If not, is there a stack I could purchase that have similar designs that would look aesthetically pleasing on my station (I'm a fan of clean looking and matching hardware)?

Again, sorry for any groans I may have caused and thank you in advance for your expertise.

u/calinet6 · -1 pointsr/audio

Your best bet is probably a really long mono 1/4" cable run of 50 feet (shouldn't be too terribly long for the laptop to power without interference, since "sound quality does not have to be perfect" as you say) with a 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter on one end.

Alternatively you could get a smaller 3.5mm headphone extension cord from RadioShack or Monoprice (the latter being preferred, with RadioShack as always being for time-sensitive emergencies only). Then put a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter on the end of that to plug the speaker into.

Basically, any way you can adapt those jacks to fit the cables should get a signal across for one channel. All you need is two conductors and the right connections.

Then you should just figure out if your soundcard or OS or audio player has the option to "mix down" the stereo to a single channel (mono), or figure out how to put whatever audio you want to play in a single channel. I believe a stereo-to-mono adapter will take everything from the Left channel, so use that if possible.

If that doesn't work, or if it's important to have the data for both channels accurate, you could get a Mixer like the Behringer 502 for super cheap, and plug the stereo laptop into that using a 3.5mm to 2x 1/4" Y cable such as this.

Should work if you just connect it :)