I've had a search but couldn't find a solution for my issue.
I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 with VMWare Player 5.0.1 build-894247.
Unbuntu is recognising my sound card as a "Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster" and sound functions as you would expect from within. (Sound plays from main speakers with no issues).
Within VMWare I've got a new copy of Windows 8 Enterprise with VMWare Tools installed, the sound card gets detected and the guest reports no issues with hardware.
At this point I noticed I'm not getting any sound from within the VM, I've been scratching my head for hours until I thought to try headphones in the front jack on the computer.
It turns out that sound has been working all along from within Windows 8 / VMWare however for some reason it is "playing" through the front headphone jack regardless of if it is in use or not.
Has anyone else come across a similar issue or does anyone have any advise on how to resolve this?
Many thanks! J
tl;dr - sound from win 8 guest plays through headphone jack instead of speakers