I have been meaning to ask this for quite some time. My goal to is to "channel" all of my device's audio that can independly send audio to up to 2 sources: the main monitor and headset. I would mute the speaker audio when wanting to use the headset for the audio. Video would remain on the monitor that it was originally meant for. Having the ability to adjust the volume of each source independently would be useful but not necessarily needed.
I have some ideas of my own but I was wondering what the general community thought. I don't have a price limit I am just looking for some possible ideas.
Here is what I want to integrate:
- (upcoming) PS4
- PS3 (up to 2)
- Xbox 360
- Windows 8.1 Laptop (HP Envy)
- Android 4.1 Galaxy Note II
- Nintendo 3DS
- Happuage HDPVR 2
I am currently using a RCA only headset but am planning to upgrade to digital once i have some better details about PS4 compatibility. With that in mind I was thinking about using component out for the Xbox 360, AV multi-out for the PS3's and daisy chaining the left and right audio together through the RCA input of the headset. Audio and video for the PS3 could either come out of HDMI or use component out (thinking about the PVR). The Wii could be connected similarly I think. I see potential problems with this though: first I would probably need a component switch for the video, second I may notice some audio distortion because of the many inputs (maybe not), third I don't have any way to adjust individual audio except by the sources (which can be a hassle).
I imagine something similar for digital audio would work.
The mobile devices could be connected in the same kind of way I support. I also don't necessarily want the Note II and 3DS to be connected at the same time and I was thinking that running headphone converter to either RCA/Optical from the connecting bridge to where I work/play. All I would have to do then is connect whatever device I wanted at that particular time.
I did think about possibly using a receiver of some sort but I don't have any experience with that. This system is complicated so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Anyone wanted to do something similar to this in the past?
P.S. I am aware of my previous post regarding my faulty HDMI port on my TV. Please don't use that topic to influence this system.