We anticipate resolving this problem in an upcoming release, and I will update this UserVoice item to “Completed” when the new functionality is fully tested and available.
With newer Apple systems, especially those based on the T2 chipset, many previously singular states of the Built-in audio interface are now exposed as completely different virtual devices by MacOS. One used to be able to plug in a pair of headphones and let the OS re-route the output automatically. Now, this either requires a manual change, or utilizing new frameworks for the same functionality.
Thanks for your feedback, and please stay tuned.Alex Evelyn commented
This drives me up the wall!!! I work mostly on headphones but when my client needs a quick peak I have to change the settings!?!?? Why?? This is absolutely insane and unprofessional. Fix this problem! Just because not enough people have “complained” about it doesn’t mean you don’t fix it. I’ve been complaining forever among other editors yet this is the first time I have voiced it to adobe on the Internet. Seriously this is like water boarding, slowly driving me insane. My working partner spent 10 minutes editing with his headphones in not realizing it was blasting through the speakers. I’ve also done this. It’s embarrassing. I’m paying you so fix it!