How to connect my new microphone and my 5.1 soundsystem?

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Hello,

I'm buying a new headset to have a nice sound and a good microphone for online gaming. I previously had a cheap headset and didn't use the headphones part. I simply activated the microphone on my onboard audio card and used it this way. I also have a creative XI-FI card on which I plugged a 5.1 soundsystem.

Now, I'd like to use my XI-FI card to plug in my new headset because I'm choosing a very good one, and I'd like to enjoy it. I've been looking online and it seems that my best option is to use a splitter. But I remember using those like 15 years ago and I had a big drop in volume on my portable device (a minidisc if I remember right).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I apologize if this isn't an "expert" post or isn't helpful, but have you given it a try? For the sake of a $10 splitter, why not? Worst case you have the volume drop and you have to go back to the drawing board. Best case your problem is solved...

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I was looking for a solution before I get the headset in fact, it's been ordered and I'm waiting for it. I'll do taht, it's true that 10$ is not so much so I 'll try it. My main problem would be a drop in volume for my 5.1 system, since it would mean the front speakers may become more quiet then the back speaker. I'll try and see how it works.

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Well you were right, I finally got my headset and used the splitter with it and it works perfectly. Thanks for the answer, I guess I didn't really need to ask the question ^^

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