Windows 10: Audio is playing out both my speakers and headphones

  1.    07 May 2016 #1

    Audio is playing out both my speakers and headphones


    My computer uses the Realtek HD Audio Manager. I have headphones plugged into the front panel and speakers plugged into the board itself on the back. I use nircmd to switch the default audio device between the speakers and headphones.

    When I have the headphones set as the default device, audio plays out only the headphones. When the speakers are the default device, audio plays out both the speakers and the headphones. I can't figure out how to actually disable audio from the headphones when the speakers are the default device (short of disabling the actual device or unplugging it).

    How can I properly disable the headphones when I want to use the speakers?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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    Windows 10 Professional
       07 May 2016 #2

    Vaindil said: View Post
    My computer uses the Realtek HD Audio Manager. I have headphones plugged into the front panel and speakers plugged into the board itself on the back. I use nircmd to switch the default audio device between the speakers and headphones.

    When I have the headphones set as the default device, audio plays out only the headphones. When the speakers are the default device, audio plays out both the speakers and the headphones. I can't figure out how to actually disable audio from the headphones when the speakers are the default device (short of disabling the actual device or unplugging it).

    How can I properly disable the headphones when I want to use the speakers?
    Open Realtek Audio Manager in Control Panel:

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  3.    08 May 2016 #3

    The below image is what I have in the advanced options section (clicking the gear icon). If I select the top option under Playback Device then I can only play to the headphones when they're plugged in, no switching back and forth. The second option is what I've had it on, but it always plays out the headphones regardless.

    This is driver version 6.0.1.7727 if that matters.
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