So, I finally made it through the setup and got into a new game! Yay me!
(BTW, no idea why, but my new character came into the game with a helmet on! Unable to take it off during character creation phase. Weird.)
Here are the issues with my audio:
1. I have to preset my volume on my computer up way high before entering the game as I have no ability, other than the in-game audio settings, to adjust the volume. Once in-game I can go in and fiddle with volumes. But that seems odd.
2. The audio only comes out of my speakers...I am completely unable to hear anything through my headphones! @-@ Roommate will dislike super much!
Any hints as to these anomalies?