For those of you whose sound drivers aren't working: "If you do not have a working sound card and you cannot wait till the next patch you can try using a program like Virtual Audio Cable: http://software.muzychenko.net/eng/vac.htm#trial Download and install the trial it should work if not make sure the virtual cable is appearing under playback devices." (taken from another post). Download the audio driver and plug in earphones and it should work for the time being. It did for me.
Seriously ecstatic though. I knew stalking these threads would help eventually.