I have a broadwell Nuc that I have mounted to the back of a large monitor ( my TV ) and on occasion I need to use headphones. Unfortunately the cords on almost every set of headphones or earbuds are all about the same length which sadly is slightly too short. I have tried leaving an audio extension cable that I picked up from Best Buy in the front audio jack but the Nuc sees the extension as an active device instead of a passive one and will not play audio through the TV speakers while the extension is plugged in. Does anyone know if there is an option somewhere that I can get the Nuc to see this audio extension as a passive device and pump audio through the TV until headphones are actually plugged into the extension? Could this be a driver thing or am I out of luck? Thank you!
It is possible to change the default playback device on your NUC, so you will be able to keep the external speakers connected to the NUC.
Right click the speaker icon located in the lower right corner of your display, select Playback devices, from the new window select TV speakers and hit the button Set Default then, OK button.