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    Gaithersburg, MD
    Mac Pro 2.6ghz Quad Xeon, 23" Cinema
    Itunes play sound through different soundcard than system?
    I am wondering in snow leopard, if I can specify itunes to use a different soundcard than the system default.

    Would like to have itunes play through my usb headset while gaming but not hear other system sounds through the headset (keeping the imac speakers as the system default)

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    Sep 02, 2009
    MacPro 2.66GHz Quad-Core 8GB, Radeon 4870 * MacBook Pro 17" 3.06 Core 2 Duo, 8GB Ram * 64GB 3G iPad

    Your question brings up a good point. I have a Creative X-FI USB device driving my speaker system. If you set your system sounds to output to a different output, possibly the digital output, you won't hear them in your speakers ( connected to the line-out jack ) or your usb headset ( I would guess if they work like my X-Fi device.) My X-Fi is an actual usb external sound card so maybe your usb headphones don't show up as another device in your sound settings within the System Preferences?


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