I don't know about you, but I wear headphones a lot. However, I also watch netflix, or other activities where I like to use the speakers on my computer. I have jacks in the front of my PC, it's not a huge deal. However, there are those days that no matter what I'm doing I always want “the other configuration.” In looking for a USB to 3.5 converter today, I stumbled across a tool from Plantronics where you plug both your headphones and speakers ito it, and then just flip a switch to toggle between the two. It's less than 20 bucks, so I'm will to part with the cash to quit squinting under my desk.