Possible connection variants for headphones
Current headphones offer more connection options than just the common jack. Bluetooth (wireless) or USB-C are also common. Headsets are often connected via two cables: a red one for the microphone and a green one for the headphones. A Y-adapter is necessary for connecting headsets to the controllers of the Xbox One or PS4. Headsets with a USB port and their own sound card transmit both the microphone and the headphone signal via a cable.
Teufel system connected to headphones via the jack plug
The jack is considered the standard solution, but can it also do stereo? Everyone is probably familiar with the 3.5 mm jack plug-on headphones. Simply insert the plug from the source into the jack of the headphones and the connection is established. The corresponding 3.5 mm jacks are installed in most amplifiers, receivers, PCs and notebooks. However, there are already differences here, because the jack plug is available in mono or stereo versions. Only if the plug has two rings, it can also play stereo:
In addition to the familiar 3.5 mm jack plug, many audio devices such as mixers or keyboards and musical instruments such as electric pianos, and electric guitars also have the 6.35 mm jack connector. They are mechanically stronger and have a large contact area.
Can I connect Kombo 11 with headphones?
The Kombo 11 mini system does not have a headphone output.
Connecting headphones and headsets to the PC
If you want to connect a headset, i.e. headphones with a microphone, another cable comes into play, especially with older feed players. This also usually has a jack plug. To distinguish them, the two jack plugs are colour-coded differently:
Microphone plug: Red or pink (Mic-in)
Headphone plug: Green (line-out)
The jacks can be located on either the front or the back of a PC or notebook.
Headset connector on Xbox and PlayStation
To connect a headset to Microsoft's Xbox One, a headset adapter or splitter (Y-adapter) has been necessary for the controllers since July 2015. This brings the two cables of the headset together so that the plug can be connected to the audio port of the controller. The connection via USB, on the other hand, is not provided for the Xbox.
Connecting headsets to the PlayStation 4 works similarly, and the PS4 controller is also equipped with a jack connector. An adapter is needed for the microphone and headphone cables of a headset, just like on the Xbox. In addition, you can also connect headsets to the PS4 controller via USB.
If you connect stereo headphones - i.e. not a headset - to the PS4 controller, the headphones will initially only output the chat audio signal (of the multiplayer mode), but not the actual game sound. For this, please activate the option "all audio" in the sound settings of the PS4.
By the way: The Teufel CAGE volume control is only intended for USB operation. If you operate the CAGE via jack, simply control the volume via the source device.
Headphones for USB audio
Unlike some jack plugs, a USB cable can transmit both the microphone and audio signal.