I recently got a headset. The thing is, my front ports for the mic and headphones dont work at all, and the only way i can get sound through my headphones is by removing the speaker plug from the back port and putting the headphone plug in its place. But, its really tedious to do that, so I was wondering if there is anything I can do to get the front ports to work or disable ports from the back to only get the port of the headphone to go on, and not the speakers. But later enable the speakers when needed and disable the headphone. I have a Creative Audigy 2 ZS.
EDIT: 150TH POST!!!!
Open up your PC, and plug the front audio jack cable in..... It probably isn't in.
Get an audio jack splitter, a set of speakers witn an on/off switch, and headphones with an on/off switch. When you want to listen with the headphones, turn the speakers off, when you want to listen through speakers, turn the headphones off. Thats how I do it.
thats why i went for a usb headset
Hey, I have exactly the same problem, my front sound/mic plugs don't work and if i want to use my headset, I have to unplug speakers first and then plug the headset in at the back. Annoying.
You can either agree with meor be wrong.
12th November 2003
open up the computer, maybe the front sound/mic plugs arent even linked. because they mighve thought USB and cardreaders wee more important.. dont know, just an idea..
Thanks for the suggestions.
If I check if it is connected, how would I know if it is or not?
And for Pyroshane, what audio jack splitter are you using right now?
I had trouble with that to, turns out I had to change the sound settings.
The front-panel audio ports are probably not connected on your motherboard. The best I've used is the Logitech PlayStation 2 USB headset. I can play voice through my headset earpiece, and games/music/all other sounds through my 5.1 speaker setup.
I would just go for a USB headset, or connect the FPA connections.
I'm too lazy to actually open up my computer to put in the connections for the audio jacks though. :(
So maybe the audio splitter or USB headset is the way to go.
Anyone have any suggestions on a good USB headset that is $50 at most? And I don't exactly know what audio splitter to get, or if they are all the same
Thanks for the suggestions guys.
EDIT: Are these headsets good? http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=103,CONTENTID=10013