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I just got a Asus Xonar U3 to get an idea of what Dolby Headphone is like. When I plug in the U3 Win 7 shows that my onboard optical out is still the output device. But with the U3 plugged in I can only get sound from the U3 despite what Win 7 shows.

 

Is there some way to get sound out of my onboard sound without unplugging the U3?

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Originally Posted by 0sync0 View Post

I just got a Asus Xonar U3 to get an idea of what Dolby Headphone is like. When I plug in the U3 Win 7 shows that my onboard optical out is still the output device. But with the U3 plugged in I can only get sound from the U3 despite what Win 7 shows.

 

Is there some way to get sound out of my on-board sound without unplugging the U3?

Windows> control panel> playback, choose your audio output, U3 or optical, but can't use both at the same time.

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Thanks. I looked at that before starting this thread and it didn't seem to work. But now it does. :)
 

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I find that I can't switch between sound cards while I'm in a game. I have to exit the game to switch.

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I find that I can't switch between sound cards while I'm in a game. I have to exit the game to switch.

I would assume that is normal.

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