How To Change Audio Output In Windows 10

After installing a new device or plugging an HDMI cable into your graphics adapter, your default audio output could alter. You must know how to change the default audio output in Windows when something like this happens.

Updates and upgrades happen that sometimes cause our speaker settings to change. You won’t have any sound out of your speakers until you alter the default speaker settings to your desired output.

1. Open the Sound Settings

The speaker icon in the system tray.

Right-click on the speaker symbol in your system tray area near the time and date. Left-click on the ‘Open Sound settings’ menu option.

Open Sound Settings from contextual menu.

2. Open the list of devices in the drop-down box in Settings

Open the drop-down box to select the Audio Output device.

Left-click on the arrow on the right side of the drop-down box under ‘Choose your output device’.

3. Set your default device

Change the audio output in Windows 10 for any device.

Left-click on the device from the list to which you wish to have your sound set.

Select audio output using the Control Panel

1. Open the Control Panel

Open the Control Panel. (Search control panel from the Start Menu).

2. Open the Sound window

Type in sound and click on the Sound result.

Type in ‘sound’ in the search bar in the top right corner in the Control Panel. Left-click on ‘Sound’.

3. Select your default audio output device

Set the Default Device from the contextual menu.

Right-click on the device you want as the default device, and from the contextual menu, left-click on ‘Set as default device’.

Click on the ‘OK’ button to save your setting.