I'm running Windows 8 64 bit on a Gateway DX4780-UR368 desktop, and bought a pair of Samson Studio GT monitors today. I hooked them up, and low and behold, I only get sound out of the active monitor (the one on the right side). I noticed that I plugged my headphones up to them and it's the same issue.
I can take these back for another pair (which I want to do if I have to, because what I heard even out of the one monitor was great), but I want to see if anyone has any suggestions before I make the somewhat long trip again.
I made sure the speaker cables (the positive and negatives) were hooked up correctly, but that made no difference.
Thanks for any help the can be offered.
EDIT: Interestingly, I plugged my headphones into a second phone output on the monitor (It has two). The first time I plugged up to the right phone and accordingly only got right audio. This time, I hooked it up to the left, and only got left audio. But both output are supposed to output stereo.
There must be something I'm missing here.
EDIT #2: It's definitely something I'm missing. I plugged my iPod to the extra input located on the back of the right monitor, and VIOLA! Sound from both monitors! I'm perplexed why it only gets one output from the USB.