Quote: Originally Posted by chobo2
Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32
As far as I'm aware, the rear sound port should be used for a speaker setup while the front sound port is best used for headphones, so I'm sure Mickey's suggestion should be fine.
I tend to use Maplins for parts such as this. If you don't have a store near you, their online shops lists the full catalogue.
Why? Kinda makes no sense if that is the case. My last case did not even have a front rear port only a back.
Because the audio software on your computer will recognize that something has been plugged into the headphone jack in the front and automatically disable the rear port.
It assumes that if you are using headphones, you do not want the sound also coming out of the speakers at the same time. That's why the speakers go in the rear port and the headphones go in the front.
Mickey's solution is the best one. If you want something more fancy, you can purchase a headphone Amp/Splitter. This unit costs about $70usd and will take one headphone signal and split it 4 ways, each with it's own volume, tone and balance controls.