I was curious if there was any way to actually increase the volume.. I am using the onboard sound and have the volume setting on the bullhorn on the taskbar set to full as well as my monitor and headphone volume set to full yet I can vaguely hear sound with my headphones and only at moments on my monitor. I used the hd audio front panel connector as that is what it recommended (From Manual - "We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard's high-definition audio capability") and made sure it was set in the bios to HD Audio. Would AC'97 work better(gonna try while I wait for a response anyway)?
I am referring to the plug at the end of the headphones.
That's what I thought but if I remove the sleeve it still won't go in any deeper because it flattens out right before the sleeving preventing it from going in any deeper (Like a washer that you would use in between a nut and a bolt).
First I would like the others have told you check to make sure you have properly plugged the headphone/speaker jack into the right plug on your motherboard (its the lime green one).
I dought this is the problem but do you have the drivers installed for the audio? Your motherboard most likely came with a cd that has the audio drivers. (ussualy the os has the audio 97' drivers as a generic install driver for windows now)
The only other idea I have for you is that the audio is dead? I have seen this a few times where the audio plug went bad, but this was after many months of use and a lot of plugging in and out was done.
Dragonsprayer is probally right that you are plugging the speakers/headset into the non amp out.