Can I have speakers & headphones both working in Win 7 + RealTek?

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by mystiky, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. mystiky

    mystiky Active Member

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    Before building a new PC, I had a simple solution in having headphones (with a MIC)and my speakers working at the same time. I put a 2-1 splitter in the back of my machine, and had the speakers/headphones running off one connection.

    Now, I have built a fancy new system, which has headphone (+ MIC) jacks at the front of the case (which I connected onto the motherboard via the Digital Audio Connector). So now I only have my speakers connected in the rear, and have plugged in the headphones into the front of the case.

    My problem is that I have not been able to configure RealTek (using the latest 2.53) software that when I speak to someone in Skype, so that I can hear them both on speakers and the headphones at the same time. It has to be either hearing the other party via speakers or headphones.

    In the advanced settings of RealTek, I have selected:

    (*) Make Front and Rear output devices play back different audio streams simultaneously.

    Since I always have the headphones plugged in, unless I take them out every time, my speakers would be muted unless I selected the option above.

    Am I missing something? Any advise is appreciated!
  2. Alouch47

    Alouch47 Active Member

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    Evga RTX2080Ti FTW3

    Activate the 'Mute the rear output device when a front headphone plugged in' under the advanced settings menu.

    Click on Folder Icon next to Analog. Click on the 'Disable Front Panel Jack Detection' button.

    Have both green connectors set to headphone.

    Only the 'Speakers' icon is '2nd Output Device' is showing.

    That should make it go. (I don't use the internal sound card anymore, but I remember to have it set this way)

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