My G75V has been performing admirably for the three months or so that I have owned it, but there has been an annoying problem ever since I opened the box. The computer plays audio through the headphones as it is supposed to if you open the media item (game, video, etc), and then plug in the headphones. If I open a new window and begin to play anything with sound when the headphones are already plugged in, the audio plays over both the built in speakers and the headphones. Unplugging and reconnecting the headphones causes the audio to play solely through the headphones again. Once I have plugged the headphones in, all windows that were open at that time play the audio through the headphones correctly, but new windows play the audio through the built in speakers and headphones until I disconnect and reconnect the headphones again.
This problem is only an annoyance, but it is a major annoyance. I did some poking around in the audio settings, but from what I found it seems that the external speakers and audio jack are both under "Speakers", causing any attempt to mute the external speakers to have the same effect on the audio jack. Does anyone have a fix for this problem?