First of all you don't have your system specs in signature.
Dose this still happen at BIOS default settings?
Yes it does do it at default bios settings. the bios is 1401, newest. the specs are
32 GB 3200 MHZ gskill trident Z
1080 ti SLI asus strix
Samsung 950 pro boot drive
windows 1803 newest update .
seems to have started after I updated both bios and windows, but not even rolling back both doesn't get the ports to work.
Have you cleard CMOS before updating BIOS?
I see that you have light showing on headset, generally means no voltage from USB port or open circuit somewhere on headset.
Check USB port with multi meter if you have one.
Also just check in BIOS that they haven't been disabled.
yep. I heard about that also. it is something not hardware. is software base issue. I have start seeing that since 1803 I can no use my headphones in USB. or being connected in usb. I have 2 144hz monitors in DP. so I have to almost turn on the computer with 1 monitor. for some issue unknown to me and for some there is, to apper to have a issue with the nvidia drivers and a specific scenario. example. 1 external WD drive BSOD the computer if load attach on the computer. on event viewer the error critical is a crash on the video driver. I can not make sense to it. I all ready please a order to new cables since 1 is not a good quality but good cables are expensive and one is 10feet that I have to replace