I'm using the latest version of EAC and I wanted to hear a track before ripping it from my CD. EAC said it was playing but no sound came out of the speakers. Other program can play CD tracks.
A check of the EAC tips said that the most common cause for this problem is the wrong read command. I did a detect on the read command and it was set by EAC to MMC1.
My drives are a Lite-On 52327S and an NEC ND-2500A.