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In my case, i have a setup of a linux host machine and a windows virtual machine, i have a soundblaster dedicated sound card and an intergrated intel hd soundcard.

I was thinking i want to use the much better drivers for my soundblaster card in windows by "passthroughing it" (Disconnecting it from linux and connecting it to windows instead) and then use the intergrated soundcard on linux.

After that i would place a cable into the green audio jack of my intergrated card, and hook it into the microphone jack of my soundblaster card, then configure my windows sound options to "listen to this device" so i would hear every sound the linux machine will output forwarded to the soundblaster card and into my speakers.

This is my theory.

Audio Jack of Card 1 -> Microphone Plug of Card 2 -> Speakers connected to Card 2

But is it really that easy? Will the microphone plug accept the sound output of the audio jack? or would i just end up damaging my card?

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no, it will not. to answer your theory just try it. you're not going to damage anything. –  Sickest Jan 18 at 21:01
    
D: Is there any chance i could configure my card drivers on linux so the output would be compatible with a microphone jack? –  Cestarian Jan 18 at 21:03

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A microphone jack is made for a microphone, it has a signature with the device that IS a microphone. normally on motherboards they have at least type of setup

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Line In: Alternatively referred to as audio in and sound in, the line in or line-in is a port found on computer sound cards that enables a user to connect an external audio device such as a cassette tape player, disc player, audio mixer, additional microphones, etc. to record or otherwise manipulate the incoming audio.

I suggest if you want to test your theory out, you need to remove microphone out of the equation and mess with Line-in, hope this helps.

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:O i have a line-in (of course i do on a soundblaster card i guess) thanks for this tip, maybe i can do this after all then. –  Cestarian Jan 18 at 21:39
    
let me know what happens, good luck –  Sickest Jan 18 at 22:34
    
That should work fine except that it is a pain because you need both computers on just to play sound from the Linux box. As an alternative, you could get a simple switch box if you didn't want to always have to use the Windows PC. –  Julian Knight Jan 18 at 22:44
    
No need, since they'll always be on :P –  Cestarian Jan 18 at 23:47

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