- Sep 13, 2010
- Gigabyte Z590 Vision G
- RX 570
I have tested this too. I can confirm that there is really no audio coming from the HD audio connection. But sadly, I have not found any fix.
Edit: More info: "By default, port D is always connected via HD Audio and thus via the front panel. If that’s too quiet for you, just test it in the back. One output actually always works with the 2 volts and the automatic impedance detection."
Edit2: The problem is also discussed in the Linux community.
Edit3: In the ASUS support community there is a firmware update tool for the ALC4080, but this update only fixes an issue with optical audio output (S/PDIF).
Edit4: Found a solution here (sadly in German only). They say that switching between back and front audio can only be accomplished via the (Windows) software. So I guess one needs to figure out what the Windows software exactly does.
Edit5: Will try this setting later. Maybe we can configure it to play simultaneously.
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I use an Altec Lansing setup that has a sub woofer amp that plugs in through the analog on the rear audio port. I unplugged the connection to the rear port, plugged my headphones into the front port and, for whatever reason, immediately they showed up under the sound output as an additional Realtek USB 2.0 option. I plugged the amp back in to the rear analog and the headphones still remained and I could switch back and forth between the two. Perhaps the single detection of the front port was enough to enable both outputs?