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I'm using the on board audio on my Asus P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard, green line-out goes to Creative Labs speakers. When I plug my Sennheiser RS170 headphones into the headphone jack of the speakers, the audio switches to the headphones as you would expect. However, when I turned my headphones OFF, the audio doesn't switch back to the speakers unless I unplug them.

Is there software or other settings I can use to configure it to do what I want? It's awfully annoying having to plug & unplug the headphones every time I want to use them.

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No. There is no way for the computer to detect that the headphones are no longer receiving audio even though they're still plugged in. Unplug them.

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Thanks, is there an more optimal way to set it up so the computer CAN detect it? Through the use of a new sound card or something else? – likeaboss Jun 14 '11 at 22:17
Not really. I have a Bluetooth headset and my OS automatically detects when it turns on and routes all audio to it, but I don't have Windows. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jun 14 '11 at 22:20
This is basically a restriction of the hardware. Some can do this, some can't. – Shinrai Jun 14 '11 at 22:46
None of them can. They detect presence of a plug within the jack, and the driver switches the outputs (or varies their volume). – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jun 14 '11 at 22:47

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