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New Asus Xonar AE sound card has no front audio connector


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#1 Loonmario

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:56 PM

I just bought a new sound card below.  I didn't notice until I looked at the card that it has no front panel connector for the HD Audio plug.  Not a big deal but it bugs me having a non-working port and that I have to use the headphone jack on the back of the computer. Is there a workaround to connect the headhone jack on the sound card to the front audio connector internally?

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:16 AM

Just about all motherboards today have a front audio pins to connect the front audio ports. What's the brand name and model number of your motherboard?

What's the brand and model number of your case?


Edited by Joe C, 15 March 2018 - 07:17 AM.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:29 AM

The front panel connection will probably already be connected to the mainboard for the existing onboard sound. The OP is asking if the connection can be removed from the mainboard any way and connected to the new sound card. There doesn't appear to be any provision to do that.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:35 AM

seems to me, that if the front audio worked, he wouldn't need to post that he needed to use the back audio ports to use his headphones?

The OP is SOL on the front panel connection for that audio card.... can't do anything 'bout that except to find a card that supports the front panel audio



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:41 AM

he needed to use the back audio ports to use his headphones?


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:55 AM

Yes, there are not very many add on sound cards that support front port audio



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:53 AM

Thanks for the replies.  Guess I'm out of luck.  I should have looked more closely at the specs when I bought it.  Why this $70 sound card has no HD Audio connector is baffling to me.  Every sound card I've bought in the past had some kind of front panel connector so I wasn't paying attention. 



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 11:37 AM

Why buy a sound card?

What is this 1997?

 

Most motherboards have sound built in and very good audio

 

Unless you are a hardcore audiophile sound cards are useless.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:12 PM

Why buy a sound card?

What is this 1997?

 

Most motherboards have sound built in and very good audio

 

Unless you are a hardcore audiophile sound cards are useless.

I'm not an audiophile but I can definitely tell the difference.  I can't go back to integrated sound, it just sounds terrible to me.






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