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M5A99X evo R2.0 Realtek Audio Manager issue? Have to manually set speakers or headset to default device every time?

I've got a newly built PC, with the M5A99X Evo r2.O mobo, loaded with Windows 7 Home 64bit, which has the dreaded Realtek Audio Manager. I have speakers plugged in through the back of course, and a wireless Logitech/Bluetooth headset little nano receiver plugged into the front. I cannot get sound from both. Only one or the other. For example, if I'm watching a movie on my computer, using the speakers, then turn them off after the movie's over, and put on my headphones for some gaming, no sound to the headphones. I have to go to control panel, and manually select either the speakers or the headset as the default device in order to get sound out of that device. I have tried dl'ing the most recent Realtek driver. No help. And I've gone into the RealTek manager and selected the "Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously. Still the same. Have to select one or the other as default every time.
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    Its because your computer recognises each port as a different device and windows 7 doesn't support more than one device playing at a time.
    The only way would be too have a splitter on the Audio port (There about two pounds on ebay)
    Hope this helps!
  2. Hjgrove said:
    Its because your computer recognises each port as a different device and windows 7 doesn't support more than one device playing at a time.
    The only way would be too have a splitter on the Audio port (There about two pounds on ebay)
    Hope this helps!


    This actually explains a lot. I was thinking it had to do with the headset being USB and not using the normal ports, adn therefore not being recognized. Either way, I'm just fine with knowing that it's a Windows limitation, and not my computer having an issue of some type. Thank you very much!
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