I just built a new computer (first time build) and I'm having some problems with my headset. My sound by default plays through my ASUS monitor that has speakers, hooked up via HDMI from my graphics card. My headset plugs into the front of my case into separate headphone and microphone ports. Upon plugging the headset in sound continued to come from my monitor, but realtek audio manager noticed it being plugged in. I then set my headphones (called "Speakers") to default in the audio manager and the sound switched. After unplugging my headset the microphone portion of my headset disappeared, but the headphone portion did not and sound levels were still registered in the windows 8 playback sound options with no sound coming from anywhere. Any idea of how to fix this?