How to Choose Speaker for Audio Output in Windows 11?

All Windows PCs come with a built-in audio device that is used by the system when required. A built-in audio device gives a sound output when you play audio or video or something related to sound. Some Windows users connect external speakers while playing audio or videos.

If you use multiple audio devices on your Windows 11 and want to switch between them (speakers, headphones, headsets, or other sound output devices), it’s easy to do. Using the Settings app, you can choose a speaker to play the audio or video.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on selecting speakers for audio output on Windows 11.

How to Select an Audio Output Device in Windows 11 using the Settings app?

Step 1. Launch the Windows Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. Select the System category from the left sidebar when Windows Settings opens.

Step 3. On the right side pane of System, click the Sound tab.

Step 4. Now, under the Output section, you will see a list of audio devices connected to your PC.

Step 5. Click on any of the devices you want to use as your audio output.

That’s all. Now you can close the Settings page. The changes will be automatically saved.

How to Select a Sound Output Device in Windows 11 using Taskbar?

Step 1. Open the Quick Settings menu by pressing Windows + A keyboard shortcut on click on Quick Settings area on the taskbar.

Step 2. When the Quick Settings menu opens, click the right-facing arrow (caret) beside the volume slider.

Step 3. Then, you will see a list of audio output devices that are connected to your computer. Click on any that you would like to use.

When done, click anywhere outside the Quick Settings menu to close this pop-up window.

That’s it!

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