Quote: Originally Posted by Ragzarok
Is there no option in SoundMax control panel to automatically mute speakers and switch to headphones? I know this exists (and works properly on XFI cards).
No, there is no setting for this; I have looked everywhere in the SoundMax and Sound Panel. The only setting which I could find that I thought might do something was "Independent Front Headphones" in SoundMax, which I tried checking, and that just seemed to add "Headphones" as a Sound Device in the Sound Panel when connected (as opposed to just falling under the "Speakers" Device), but it still didn't work (nor mute the SPDIF).
Also depending on how you connect the motherboard to the computer case's audio ports and as well how sound is configured in the Bios, automatically muting the speakers will not happen unless the correct config is present, for which you might have to fiddle a little.
I think I connected everything properly on the Mobo. And in the Bios it is set to HD Audio, and has been since build. Maybe I'll try AC'97?
My headphone port does work; it just doesn't automatically mute the SPDIF and set Headphones to master sound. I have to go into Sound to set Headphones as the Default Device and switch it back to SPDIF when done. Annoying if you ask me.