Sound trough speakers AND headphones


G

Guest

Hello,
In windows XP when i want to use my headphones i connect them to the audio
jack in the front of my PC and turn off the power to the speakers(connected
to audio jack in the back) because both audio jacks have the same sound.
This doesn't seem to be the case in windows Vista, here i have to set the
headphones as the default sound device and then restart the program i was
using.
Is there a way to do one of the following:
-Have both audio jacks have the same sound
-Stop the sound from the speakers and enable the sound for my headphones
when i plug them in like with a stereo-installation.
Thanks!
Esben
 
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Cal Bear '66

What audio adapter do you have?

For Realtek, check out Control Panel > Realtek HD Audio Manager. With the
Creative Audio Console and Creative cards you can have the speakers mute when
you plug in headphones.
 
G

Guest

Thanks for your reply!
I have onboard audio on my motherboard (Asus p5b P965)
After what you wrote i decided to install the drivers for them instead of
using the windows vista drivers (on XP i already have the asus drivers
installed)
Now i have the same sound trough speakers and headphones so that's good.
But i can't seem to find a place with settings that i can change.
Under xp i have an icon in my taskbar where i can change all the settings...
 
G

Guest

I am having a similar problem as well. My headphone socket works, however the
back analog socket it doesn't work and I can't find anyway to select either
of them. Its as if Vista can only see the one.

I have an Asus P4C800D mobo and I have used the Vista drivers, the Dell
drivers, some old ones from Asus, and anything I can find on the web, still
no joy. The only option I get in the audio control panel is Speakers.

Arrgghh
 
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Guest

I had spent 599€ (820 USD!!!) for a copy of Vista Ultimate Retail, this is
the price M$ as gift to us (Europe), With Windows XP both speakers 5.1
(coaxial) and headphones function at same time, with "the no sense expensive"
Vista I must switch the sound to speakers or headphones, I can't listen both
at same time, and the procedure to switch the sound isn't so user friendly...
open control panel... restart the application...

I've Asus M2N32 WS Professional, with SoundMax chip.

How is possible that a so expensive OS do less than XP? where's the solution
M$? if there's...
 
M

Marjay

Check your soundcard drivers and make sure they are up to date. Then
check to see if you have an audio control panel (in Control Panel) and
there should be an opption in there as to what to do with your speaker
sound when you plug earphones in...

On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:32:02 -0700, Cristian from Italy <Cristian from
 
G

Guest

I downloaded the latest driver from ASUS:

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=M2N32 WS Professional

SoundMAX Audio Driver V6.10.1.6110 WHQL for Windows 32bit Vista. 2007/05/25

I can install them normally, but they haven't a control pannel like XP,
only the Vista control pannel is present, and there's possible to have only 1
output device at time (default device).

The headphones are always attached on rear of motherboard.

Thanks for help. but no solution for now.
 
C

Cal Bear '66

Doesn't really help, but to get to Playback Devices quickly, right click on the
Speaker icon in the Notification Area of the Taskbar, and select Playback
Devices instead of going to Control Panel first. Are there any SoundMAX icons
added to the Notification Area or Control Panel?
 
G

Guest

Thanks for the shortcut ;), No SoundMax icons on notification area (systray),
instead XP drivers have it.

Btw I had try unistall SoundMax WHQL drivers and use Vista built in drivers,
no way, Vista built in drivers have really poor sound, so I had install back
the SoundMax drivers.
 
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C

Cal Bear '66

You're welcome.

It appears that your only option is to check periodically for updated SoundMAX
drivers that will provide this functionality.
 
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macrocosim144

Same problem here, and I must say, what a pain in the ass! Climbing down to
plug and unplug my speakers everytime I want to use the headphones is an
absolute joke. What a crap soundcard! Im speaking of the useless SOUNDMAX
crapware on my M2N-MX.

Mehhh!
 
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B

Bob F.

macrocosim144 said:
Same problem here, and I must say, what a pain in the ass! Climbing down
to
plug and unplug my speakers everytime I want to use the headphones is an
absolute joke. What a crap soundcard! Im speaking of the useless
SOUNDMAX
crapware on my M2N-MX.
I use a "Y" connector on the speaker output jack. One line goes to my
speakers and the other to my headphones. Both have volume controls on them.
Works great for me. I can adjust the controls to hear either one or both.
Bob F.
 

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