My old system was annoying in that it only had one audio device for speakers and headphones. If I plugged in the headphones, the speakers would be disabled. It worked OK but it meant I was regularly plugging and plugging a fragile cord.
DigiGalaxy tutorials now have speech! In this simple, easy to follow tutorial, you'll learn how to have both your Headphones, and your Speakers working at th. Then plug your headphones into the analog headphone jack. See if VDJ will let you que a separate song on each one. That's the only way you'll be able to que - if your laptop supports 2 simultaneous audio outputs. Software can't simulate this. Your other option is to just buy an inexpensive external mixer and use it with a 2nd audio source.
The new motherboard seems to have genuine separate audio devices for Speakers and Headphones. I can play to one or the other or both. I can set speakers for my default audio device and headphones for my default voice chat device. The Windows UI for switching between them is not awesome, but the functionality does work.
How To Separate Speakers From Headphones Windows 10
I wonder why this works now. The old motherboard has a “Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC” (with LED lighting!). The new one has a “Realtek® S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3” (no LED lighting.) The old system was capable of treating the two outputs separately but I could never make it work reliably.
Realtek Speaker Headphone Separate
Now if I can just convince Windows to never, ever re-enable the crappy monitor speakers at the other end of my DisplayPort cable…