Skip to main content
Contact our support team

How to use headphones without interfering with speech

If your Grid Pad has a back box, you can use it to listen to music (via speakers or headphones) without interfering with the speech function.

There are two headphone jacks on a Grid Pad.

  1. Headphone socket
    for listening to music
  2. Speaker out
    for auditory feedback only

To set up your headphones or speaker:

Go to Start > Control Panel > Sound

Under Playback, set Tablet speakers as your default. This will swap sound output to headphones when they are plugged in.  Or if you are using a Bluetooth speaker, set that as the default device. Sound will always return to the tablet speakers when a Bluetooth speaker is disconnected or turned off.

In Grid 3 go to Menu > Settings > Speech

Under Speaking select Configure, and under Speakers make sure they are set to the USB audio codec option (the back box).

This will ensure that when no headphones / speakers are plugged in, the sound will automatically come out of the back box.

You can now listen to music through headphones or speakers, whilst still using Grid 3 to speak through the tablet speakers.

Request a quote

Quickly put together what you need and send it over to us.

Request a quote

Mailing list

Join the Smartbox mailing list for regular updates and news.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at

We use MailChimp as our marketing email platform. When you join, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.