There is a way, In your desktop computer you will see three audio ports. The one in the left is for microphone and the other two are for speakers. The green one works for front and the black one works for the rear. What you want to do is to plug in your headphone in one and speaker in the other one. Then both of your speaker and headset will work simultaneously.
I'm interested in getting speakers for my computer so I can just take off my headset whenever and watch movies or listen to music.
I know about Stereo Mix, but to me it has a crazy drop in quality when I enable it. I tried using it before with an older set of 5.1 Logitech speakers with my Sennheiser PC363D headset and I couldn't stand making the transition of 7.1 (I know it's a simulated 7.1, but still) out of my Sennheisers to just a stereo.
Is there a way that I could achieve this so my headset/speakers play at the same time and I could just turn off/on speakers whenever they're not being used without sacrificing the 7.1 of the headset?
I've asked this question before on other tech forums and they've just told me to deal with it, but I honestly feel like there has to be an actual way to achieve this.